I get asked a LOT to start doing paid reviews, and today I am going to share with you the exact reasons why I have been against them, and then at the end of this post, I will be showing you my alternative which will deliver x100 the value to you and your business.
A lot of people have talked about my spoof paid review page and regular readers will know that I am generally against the paid review model as it exists today. Heck, the spoof page was made as a call-out to all the blood sucking bloggers who would sell their gran for a few bucks.
The main reason I dislike the “paid review” model is because it is fake and a lie.
You see, when blog owners say things like “for $500 you can get a review of your site on my blog”, what they mean is “for $500 I will kiss your ass, say nice things about your blog and let’s be honest, for $500 you will get some high strength links to your site and some publicity”.
So why don’t they just be honest and call it a “paid ass-kissing” or “paid links surrounded by nonsense”?
Maybe it is just me, but if I was paying for a professional opinion, I would want a professional opinion.
Afterall, if your doctor knew that you had a potentially lethal disease, would you want him to not tell you, and instead, mention that you have nice eyes and pretty hair?
Surely, if you are paying an expert to help your web business, wouldn’t it be advantageous for the expert to actually help your web business?
So here is what I am going to do…
I am going to start doing web critiques. (not reviews)
Both myself, and my hugely successful business partner (Barry Dunlop) will spend time analysing your site, your content, your branding etc… and we will give you actionable feedback, exploits and ideas that you can implement to help give you tons more traffic and revenue.
Now, if you also want us to publish the critique here at DeanHunt.com and get loads of hugely powerful links and publicity, then we will do. But it is your choice.
If your website hasn’t been getting the traffic you had hoped for, then we are confident we can get you on track, and we will share some of our buzz content secrets with you as well.
I don’t have the time to spend answering hundreds of emails this week, so I am going to qualify you in advance:
The cost for the full website critique from Barry and I is $399
If you also want it published here at DeanHunt.com then that is an additional $249
100% PROOF That We Are NOT Selling Links
For info, $249 is a lot less than many blogs that are much smaller than DeanHunt.com charge, and just to prove how serious we are about focusing on the critique and not the links, we will make all links no-follow links.
The real value is in the critique, and for $399, you would be getting a huge amount of knowledge, tips and expertise from people who have been very successful online.
We may come to our senses shortly, and increase the price, so if you are interested in taking your site to the next level, contact us ASAP: email@example.com
We realise that despite our best efforts, many of you are simply not financially or mentally in the right place to fly to Dubai with us, so we are doing this as an alternative to help the many, many people that have contacted me looking for an alternative to my Dubai invitation.
PS: If there is a specific aspect of your business you want us to look at, e.g Exit strategy, conversions, content, SEO, linkbait, branding, PR, selling your site, etc… please specify this when you email us.
PPS: We will give three months free membership to our VERY soon to be launched website at BuzzProfits.com to the first three people to get a full critique.