This is probably the first review that is not paid. 

ReviewMe is not a brand new idea, but is a new company.  They rolled this thing out on Nov. 9th.  It is a pay the blogger per review of products and services which companies hire ReviewMe which, in turn, pays the blogger.  The blogger has the right to accept or refuse each gig.  Scott explains it on his blog. 

The problem with reviews, whether paid or not, is that they are strictly opinion. If your taste and my taste are alike, then I can trust your review. If they are not… then, it is just so much print and opinion. Although, I do depend on recommendations and reviews of books, products and especially services, but those come from people I trust, not people I see on the internet.  Do people really pay attention to what other people say about a product or service?  Oh… I forgot, the Democrats won, didn’t they?

I also have a problem with giving my SS# to anybody over the internet, especially a start up company. What if this is totally honest seeming but is actually a dupe for getting identites? I am not saying it is.  I’m just saying, what if.  After all, on their website they say something like “if you qualify” meaning, if you are good enough. Which means they don’t have to take you, do they?

I don’t live close enough to Las Vegas to go meet this guy, so I how do I know it’s not a scam? Does that sound cynical?  

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Gina Burgess is the editor of The Tensas Gazette and a redactor for internet marketing company.  She is a columnist for Live As If.org and a site admin for Studylight.org.  Visit her blog at Refreshment In Refuge.

 

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