How to Write a Product Review

Writing a product review is known to be one of the effective ways to promote a product no matter as an affiliate or a merchant. By writing an impressive product review, you will get a very good result as return in term of sales and popularity of the product gained. Of course, you will earn more money.

But is writing a product review really work very effectively? Is writing a review easy? Well, you will just need basic writing skills and English skills. Grammar and spelling is a very important issue too! I believe if you have attended schools in the past, so this won’t you stop you.

When we talk about product review, you are actually telling someone what you feel towards that particular product. So, you most probably are going to talk about this personally to another person. Therefore, you will need to keep the review friendly as you are introducing a product to your friend and conversational which is I am doing here. Read it through and you feel that I am actually talking personally to you. Guess what? The word “you” hold an important role in writing review of a product!

Next, you need to have a passion to tell this to other people. So, that means you must have passion in writing too. Make reader your friend; don’t make them as your customer. Use friendly word instead of formal word. This might make them feel that, “Hey! I like this guy…”. Therefore, they are more likely to trust you and listen to what you’re going to say.

Be honest. The phrase “Nothing is perfect” really do apply no matter in what condition. Everything has its pros and cons. So, don’t think that you just want to write all the pros in the product review. Do write some cons. And do not ever write something that’s completely out of the particular product. If the product doesn’t provide video tutorial, don’t include that! Buying and testing the product and write the review are the best. Readers will feel that you actually tried out the product and more likely to listen to a product owner than anyone else.

This sounds pretty hard! Don’t worry, do more and you’ll feel it is not really hard as you think. Does writing a product review consume time? Yes it does cost a little bit of time, but with special technique and secrets I’m going to reveal to you, it will dramatically reduce it.

Significance of Company Reviews to the Growth of a Company

Company reviews are the “stepping stone” for the successful growth of a company. Just developing a website and increasing the traffic of the website will not ensure a 100% development of a company. Since, there are many other sections such as user reviews, feedback section, etc which must also be considered to show a successful development of a company. To simultaneously abstain and grow in the business arena, one must know how to incorporate the changes in the product according to the demands of the users.

Nowadays, most of the people are hooked up to the internet. Furthermore, social networks such as Facebook, twitter and orkut are helping the people to expand their friends throughout the world. Due to the increasing friend circle most of the people get suggestions from their friends regarding the purchase of a product. This is because, they trust each other.

For example, if a mobile company launches a latest mobile phone in the mobile market. Many customers start to purchase it and within few days they start to update their reviews regarding the mobile phone. If the mobile phone lacks some features such as bad display, inefficient battery, then the reviews about the mobile phone will mainly focus on its drawbacks. If the mobile company doesn’t notice the reviews or treats the reviews as unimportant, then within few days the mobile phone will completely lose its market. This sudden down fall of the mobile phone is mainly due to customer’s interaction between each other through social networks. A person who bought the mobile phone will start to say about the drawbacks of the mobile phone to more friends through social networks, who in turn will say to many more people, thus the news spreads while a wildfire throughout the world.

To prevent such happenings, company must focus on the user’s reviews. After visualizing all the reviews, the company must update the product according to the feedbacks of the users, and then must launch the product again as an updated product. A company that focuses on the reviews will bloom rapidly within a short span of time without spending lot of money.

Benefits of reviews:

– To retain the top most position in the market:

Acting fast according to user’s feedback will make the users to feel more comfortable and satisfied for the timely response provided by the company. It brings a user friendly between the users and the company. If users are satisfied then they will return towards your product and will suggest heir friends about your company’s standard quality and customer care. All these remarks will retain the top most position of the company.

– To avoid huge lose:

Collecting reviews from the customers about a new product will help the company to make the necessary changes to the new product, thus reducing the overall cost of next set production.

– To implement new features:

Reviews will provide the requirements of the customers that will help to implement new features and will gain more customers because of its user friendly nature.

Always, remember it’s quite easy to lose customers but gaining customers is very difficult. So, make use of reviews that pave way for the successful development of a business.

How to Get Reviews For Your Book

Getting your book reviewed is a very inexpensive yet excellent way to get publicity. Finding a reviewer to do a book review will take a bit of work, but it’s well worth the effort. Here are some tips on getting your book reviewed:

Friends and family

The quickest and easiest way to get book reviews is to ask family, friends, and fellow authors to write a review for your book and post it to their blogs. Most of us know at least a handful of people who have an online blog or journal page.

Once you’ve asked everyone you know to do a review, you’ll want to approach professional review sites and bloggers.

Do your research

Get on Google or Yahoo and type in “Book Reviewers” or “Book Review Blogs.” Check out the sites and see if your book would be suitable for submission. You want to be certain that the reviewer is interested in your type of book and its style. Don’t send out copies of your book cold. You’ll want to contact these people first.

Read their rules

If they take only romances and you wrote a nonfiction book, you’ll obviously want to find another reviewer. Also, pay attention to whether they want your book in PDF or a physical book, who you should contact, and how. Many authors waste valuable time and money by not doing their homework and send their books off to the wrong places or wrong people.

A friendly approach

When approaching a reviewer, keep your email or letter to them brief, informative, and friendly. Most people enjoy a personal touch so mention something you like about their site or previous reviews and let them know this is why you’re seeking their service. Be sure to include the blurb of your book and any endorsements you’ve had.

Prove your worth

Since reviewers are bombarded with books each and every day, you need to rise above the crowd and be noticed. One thing you can do to prove that your book is worth her/his time and effort is to include previous reviews in your initial email or letter. If others took the time to review your book it lets the reviewer know that you have something worth reading.

The waiting game

Try not to contact the reviewer daily, asking if they’ve read your book yet. This can result in no review at all or a negative review. If you send a physical copy of your book, you can get delivery confirmation from the post office when you first send it out, that way you’ll know it arrived safely.

It’s usually acceptable to send a brief yet friendly email touching bases and asking if they intend to review your book and if so what sort of time frame you can expect. The typical range is from a few weeks to a few months.

Thank the reviewer

Whether sending an electronic or physical copy of your book, be certain to send a friendly cover letter thanking the reviewer in advance for taking the time to read your book. People like to be appreciated. And, always be sure to send a thank you email or letter if they did indeed review your book. When you write your next book you’ll be able to approach these reviewers again and will have an easier and quicker time of getting reviewed.

Still no word?

Sometimes it can take months before a reviewer gets to your book and posts it to their site. A good rule of thumb is to type your name and book title into the major search engines and check to see what reviews come up. You can also look up the review sites you sent your book to and check out the latest reviews. Many authors who never knew their books were reviewed found out this way. Reviewers are overwhelmed with work and may not contact you to let you know your review was posted.

What if you got a bad review?

This happens to just about every author from time to time. If you receive a negative book review, you can handle it a few ways. One would be to just ignore it. You can’t please everyone. Another thing you can do is to take only the most positive words or sentences from the review and post that to your website, press kit, etc.

Or, you can actually use a bad review to generate buzz about your book. Like the saying goes, “Any publicity is good publicity.” You can post something like, “Find out why (name of review site) trashed my book (name of book.)” You’d be surprised at how many books this method actually sells! Of course, you’ll want to be careful about using this last tactic. Please use your own discretion in posting negative reviews.

Movie Reviews – The Soloist

This is a well acted, and mesmerizing tale of the relationship between an Investigative Journalist, and homeless man with an interesting tale.

It stars Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Dreamgirls) as Nathaniel Ayers, a former student at the prestigious Juilliard School of the Arts, but now down on his luck living on the streets, which he has chosen to do (Apparently Jamie Foxx used a chisel on his perfectly immaculate set of white teeth, to give an authentic look for a homeless man. He said he looked at himself in the mirror rehearsing for the role, and said a homeless man would not have such a perfect set of teeth. You have to admire the dedication), and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron man, Tropical Thunder) stars as the Investigative Journalist Steve Lopez.

We first meet Nathaniel as Steve is feeling a little sorry for himself, his arm in a cast after a previous accident, and simply looking to while away the time, he is enchanted as no doubt the audience will, by the seemingly well-disposed Nathaniel who sees the beauty even in the busy sidewalk where he plays his violin with a few strings missing. Steve Lopez typical of an Investigative Reporter checks out his story, and indeed confirms he was at the prestigious Juilliard School of the Arts.

In his attempts to help Nathaniel settle into a life of normalcy and start playing again in front of an audience, he soon realises Nathaniel is certainly not well-balanced, and this is where the great acting permeates through, because you are never quite sure of the mental state of Nathaniel, at any moment in time, one minute he is calm, relaxed, and sociable, leaving the audience to wonder how he could have got to such depths in the first place, and the next moment, you realise he is not well at all.

The only family relative for Nathaniel Steve could find (and no doubt the audience also wonders about) is his sister Jennifer, played by the lovely Lisa Gay Hamilton (The sum of all fears), but it never deviates from the main thrust of the movie, the relationship between the unstable Nathaniel and the attempts to save him by his new friend Steve Lopez, and you are left on the edge of your seat hoping for the best but not being too optimistic.

Difference Between Facebook Profile Review and Facebook Tag Review

Facebook profile review and Facebook tag review is one of the privacy options of Facebook. It allows users to restrict or open some options of their profile. Lets find out the difference between profile review and tag review:

Facebook Profile (Timeline) Review:

Facebook Profile (Timeline) Review is another privacy option that allows users to approve or reject any post that have been tagged by others/friends before they go on to the Facebook Profile (Timeline). When Facebook Profile (Timeline) Review is turned on, posts may already be visible in other places in Facebook, but they will not be visible to your profile until you approve it.

Facebook Profile Review is more similar to Facebook Tag Review where it applies to your own posts, photos, videos etc. When you turned on Profile Review then if you have any posts to review, it will be visible to the pending Posts section of your profile. If you have upgraded to Facebook Timeline it will show up in your activity log.

Please keep in mind that even when Profile Review is off, if anyone who is not your friend in Facebook tags a posts, it requires your approval before they appear on your Facebook Profile (Timeline).

Facebook Tag Review:

In the Facebook Tag Review is one of the Privacy options that allows a user to approve or reject any Tags of photos or posts has been made by any friends. If the it is turned on, then if any friends add a Tag to a post or photos that tag will not appear in your profile until you approve it.

When the Tag Review is turned on, every time you will get a notifications when a Tag has made to your approval. It’s all on your hand which you going to approve or which one to reject. Another important things is – when you approve the Tag, the person tagged and their friends can see your post.

When Facebook Tag Review is off, It will not be needed to approve or reject a Tags friends add to your content before they appear on Facebook. When any person who is not in your friend list adds a tag to one of your posts you’ll always be asked to review it.

If anyone is very much concern about your Facebook Security then Facebook Tag Review should be turned on. This can decrease the risk of your Facebook account in some way.

Where Can I Review Books?

There are so many different sites for reviewing books that choosing one out of the hundreds is not as easy as you would think. Where can I review books? There are so many big sites like Goodreads, Amazon, Scribophile, Authonomy, Book Country, Wattpad, blogs and the list goes on. Which site should I choose where I can review books? Well, you need to think about why you want to review books in the first place. Is it to make a difference, just for fun, to make some money, or to become a better writer?

Where can I review books where it matters? This is a pretty personal question. It really depends on what matters for you and who you want to matter to. Do your friends matter?

Where can I review books for fun? There are lots of different sites for reviewing books for fun or just for your friends. Facebook is always a good start. You can write the reviews on your timeline and your friends can see your info immediately and directly from you. They can comment and ask questions. You could even create a group or page with your friends to talk more about books or start a book group.

If you want to do a bit more with your books and maybe start cataloguing what you’ve read over the years, you can use Goodreads. They basically have every book under the sun which lets you record all the books you have ever written and your friends can also read your reviews of the books. You can find new friends and join a community of reviewers.

Where can I review books to make money? This is probably the hardest way to review book and you really need a passion for reading and writing to make this happen. Usually writers and authors take the lead on this because they wish to learn in order to improve their own writing.

The best idea is to start your own blog. Having your own permanent space is recommended and you should spend a bit of money (Less than $1000 USD) to setup your own URL and WordPress.org blog. This lets you get a professional site and control all aspects of the site. It is really easy to use.

Remember that after you write the review you need to promote it to everyone under the sun. You need to be persistent since this could take a year or more to even get a few readers.

Where can I review books to become a better author? This is a great way as a writer to improve your skills. Seeing other writing styles, character development, and plot twists can definitely help improve your writing. This is a great reason to be a reviewer. There’s two ways to do this.

You could join a site like Scribophile where you can get your work reviewed and review other people’s work. This is great for having people really interested in writing, reading, and editing join together to improve one another. It is a neat opportunity that is hard to come by. The website is really great and chances to improve are great if you take it seriously.

Otherwise, you could start your own blog. It is fun and easy. You might also get some extra readers and be asked to join other blogs. Try promoting it a bit to so you aren’t just preaching your reviews into the void.

Where can I review books? There are so many places beyond what I listed and new opportunities opening every day. I hope you find a place that fits you and make the best of it.