I was wondering how everyone started doing reviews?
Were you contacted by companies? Did you initiate contact with companies you liked?
I'd love to know!
Hi, I started reviewing things I bought. Then I started getting contacted by companies that saw my blog. I sometimes contact brands if there is something I want to try. Usually they are happy to work with me and send me the product. Hope that helps.
I just wonder how brands find out about your blog.
I did a lot of curriculum reviews on my homeschool blog, and then I contacted a company that had a curriculum I wanted to try. I sent them examples of the reviews I had done and asked if they would be willing to work with me. They were more than happy to send me a partial curriculum (in this case it was art lessons on CD, so instead of the full on curriculum they sent me a single CD). They were happy with the review and I hope to work with them again in the future.
I started small with companies that contacted me & also via third party agencies who would hook me up. Now if I see something I would like to review I contact the company myself. I do still do some 3rd party stuff and I also blog review directly now ongoing for a few companies. I love product review blogging it truly is so much fun.