Okay, I know I already said I’ll minimize in promoting affiliate products starting this year. And as you noticed, I haven’t promoted any affiliate products last month.
So why is it that I’ll review more of others’ products this month? Am I breaking from my promise?
In fact, I have to deny some marketers who reached me out to promote their products.
But I went back and forth whether I’ll promote others’ products this month. At first, I was thinking of maybe do a few of them. But I realized, aggressive marketers out there will surely push all these products to you. So I thought, why not come in and give REAL and HONEST reviews to protect you from hypes out there.
Also, I’m currently creating my premium training Video Thrive Society, and I need a break from it from time to time. I enjoy creating this training as it’s probably the best “masterpiece” I’ll ever create so far. However, it’s also a good idea for my brain to shift its focus once in a while. And reviewing some of others’ products is a good break for me.
The REAL Meaning of “Product Review”
The word “review” is kind of misleading among marketers these days. When you see them say “_____ (Product Name) Review,” it’s already understandable that they are promoting that product. So even if a certain product has some flaws, they will never mention them. Instead, they say all the exaggerated words to describe the product, just for you to buy it.
But the real meaning of “review” is to check whether the product is good or not. So reviewers should also mention if they find something that’s not so good about the product. This is what I’m trying my best to do in the products I’m reviewing, because I’m a buyer myself and I know how it feels to find a good review, only to find out the product is not good.
Aside from that, I’m giving some warnings about the usage of a certain product. For instance, I recommended FlickDramatizer because I know it can help in improving the looks of videos. I love visual effects myself but I know that overusing them can also damage a video. So in my review, I said that users should use those effects sparingly in their videos.
Most reviewers of that product will never say those things. Instead, they probably say things such as “Your video can get thousands of views by using this tool,” “You can lessen the cost of your FB video ads,” etc. I can probably get more sales by saying the same thing but I’d rather not say anything that a tool does not do. I recommend this product because it’s a good app that you can use to add visual effects to your videos, and make your videos stand out. That’s it!
And this is the way I review products.
The Overbloated Bonuses
I’m buying products myself and I remember purchasing a product from someone else, and he gave a number of bonuses because I got the product from his link.
At first, it’s like “wow, I got a lot of bonuses.” But after downloading all those bonuses, they just sat in my hard drive and I never really used most of them. In fact, most of them are either junks or obsolete products that are no longer useful.
I’m telling this because I know a lot of marketers out there who are giving you a lot of bonuses just to invite you to grab a product from their link. Giving a bonus is of course great. However, you should always look into the quality of the bonus and not the quantity. Also, the bonus should go with the product, and not just there as a bonus.
In my latest one for example, I gave a collection of animated icons, because these are great elements that people can use together with those visual effects. Unlike others, I just gave a single bonus, but I’m sure it’s really useful and goes well with the product.
So why am I reviewing more products this month?
Okay, I’ll not gonna lie. I also want to make a few bucks while I’m still creating my own products. But I only want to make money if you also get something that can help you improve your videos, get more clients, etc.
However, it also doesn’t mean you should get all the affiliate products I'll review. I’m just here to mention to you these products and tell you what I think about them. If you find a product useful, get it. If not, then don’t get it. It’s as simple as that.
And while doing this, I promise to give free training as well. In fact, I just gave one a few days ago about escaping from your busy life. If you missed that, go check it out and I promise you can pick up a thing or two from it.
Talk to you soon…