Reviews & Blogging 101: Where Do You Find Products to Review?
Simply Stacie: Most of the products are from companies or PR sending me email pitches. However, there’s a few other ways I get products to review:Tomoson, Mom Spark Media, Pitch It to Me and Family Review Network.
Survey Junkie: I don’t really find many of my reviews from programs. I do alot of Blog Spark campaigns but most of my reviews are from products that I have been contacted for or something that I wanted and pitched. I pitch once a week if I do at all. I keep a page in my notebook and I add the things that I think of all week that I would like to review and then on Sunday I go through and try to find their contact info and pitch away.. I also work with several PR Agencies that all have multiple clients which is very helpful when it comes to filling up my schedule.
Outnumbered 3 to 1: I pitch companies with products that interest me. I also get pitches from companies and PR.
Laughing Lindsay: From emails/press releases from PR and other review blogs. Also, if I discover a product/brand in a magazine or in the store that I think looks neat, I will sometimes contact them.
Boobies, Babies & A Blog: EVERYWHERE. Television, websites, other blogs, search engines.
Mommy PR: Mom Select, B2B (business 2 blogger), Tomoson, Clever 1000, Global Influence, PTPA, & One to One Network.
Dear Crissy: I’m going to be completely honest. When I first started reviewing, I was not receiving any pitches, and I decided I was not going to sit around and wait for them to appear in my inbox. I worked hard to make my blog aesthetically pleasing and content rich, then sent a few well-crafted pitches to my favorite brands and waited. Luckily, even though I didn’t have a huge following at first, I was able to score some great reviews. Aim realistically, but don’t underestimate your ability to get great reviews on your own.
Between the Lines: Most of the time, various companies find me and offer me a chance to do a review. Other times, I will contact companies I know have done reviews with other blogs in the past. I have also been very fortunate to have great blogging buddies who share their contacts with me.
Thanks, Mail Carrier: The Product Review Place, Pitch It, Tomoson, Family Review Network, Parent Reviewers, One2One Network, MyBlogSpark, Child’s Play PR Team Mom, Double Duty Divas, Clever Girls 1000, Business2Blogger
Sunshine Praises: Mom Spark MediaMy Blog SparkBy direct contact
Acting Balanced: I actually read magazines to see who is advertising and have done well with cold calling them, I also ask other bloggers to share contacts (and I’m happy to share mine if I have permission), and networks like Twittermoms, Pitch it to me, Tomoson.com, and Business 2 Blogger are all good finds for me.
Still Blonde After All These Years: I find products to review through two sources
1. Via Press Releases sent to me, then I pitch them
2. Contact via their Facebook page
Eighty MPH Mom: When I first started, I reviewed products I already had, so that reps could see my work. After I did a few reviews, I hosted a few giveaways to increase my stats. I then started contacting reps myself. These days, most of them come to me. Other ideas for review products is to join blogging communities. Many of them have an “opps”‘ thread.
Little Yayas: When I first starting blogging I found most of my review products from The Product Review Place and from pitching companies that were new blogger friendly. As I started to grow I started to pitch companies that I was interested in learning more about or that I thought my readers would be interested in learning about. I now am a member of several blogger programs/groups which email me when new products become available to review (such as Carmex Blogger program & Purex Insiders, etc). I still continue to pitch companies that I feel would be a good fit for my family and my site. I also receive several emails from companies pitching me, which is wonderful.