19 Jun 09
01 Jul 10 5:55 pm
he is not saying to review things you know nothing about. you are confusing yourself by looping different things together.
forum research is great to find information on your niche and write articles.
a product review is different. I would never write a review for a product that I have never seen. also, if you dont know anything about your topic. personally, I would never go into a niche that I don't know about, but that is a personal preference. Morally, I feel like it is wrong to pretend to be something you are not. just look at all the fake IM gurus who have never made any money in a niche market. how does it make you feel to see that crap? how much does it make it hard to trust another site in that niche? This is one niche that it is common in, but look at it from the customers point of view.
anyway, there are ways to get free review copies, that Mark teaches in the AB course. using his methods I have gotten about 85% of th products that I have requested.
I tell my clients the same thing. If they want me to do a product review for them, they are required to give me access to the complete product. I won't do a blind review, even if my own name isn't going on the review.
What it all comes down to is do you want to build a business that will last? if you get caught trying to fake it, you will destroy your reputation in the niche. Word moves fast online, and one person posting on FB, youtube, or tweeting about how you faked them can destroy your business over night.
that is just my opinion, and it is very highly contested by most marketers. if you can sleep at night knowing that you are lying to people and only care about milking their wallets, then go for it. personally, I care about the people in my niches, and would not recommend a product to them that doesnt meet my expectations of quality
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