I have a youtube channel plus a site that i want to get small company to let me review there product. My ideal is to get small company to let me review product. I know I just start but I need some tips anything PLEASE!!!
asked Sep 11 '10 at 20:19
My advice...keep reviewing products that you buy, give some stuff away on your channel (if you are comfortable doing so) to boost fan base and increase viewership. Get active in twitter...tell people to tweet out your giveaways...(a step to be entered). This will help spread the word about your giveaway like wildfire.
Now...while doing this, keep asking companies if you can review their products....include your fan base in your email...include the fact that companies like them are ones that keep your channel going.
Heck...I have over 41,000 subs and companies will often fail to respond or will simply turn me down. Not everyone is willing to give stuff out for free.
Just keep trying and don't get discouraged.
**Make sure you have:
Chris and Leo Laporte do product reviews. Leo Laporte has done them for a long time, if you listen to his podcast. Take notes, and try to see how they did it. You might try sending them an email. I think Chris will get back to you before Leo. Look at other reviewers that have a good thing going, and try to emulate what they have--not their style--but maybe some other things that got them to the top.
You don't have to have a golden voice, but the closer you are to it, the better off you will be, in my belief. You can also dress professionally. A good pair of slacks and a nice button up, long sleeve shirt make a world of difference. Polos are a good alternative to dress shirts. Try not to use too many gimmicks in your videos. Keep it plain and professional.
I'd go as far as to say avoid too many green screen effects. Show some dedication, take a room and dedicate it to making your reviews with real props and good lighting. Get a good quality mic and train your voice. The hardest part will be getting over any language barriers, like thick accents, but it's a must to make you sound more professional.
All the writing on your site should be professionally written and double checked for mistakes. Where ever else you write should also be professional, because the social web is all interconnected. This place could be good advertisement for your videos, if you reviewed a product that could help the person with the question, that is another view, and maybe another subscriber. Network the best you can, and keep it clean and professional among all sites, not just one.
When you said you didn't care about this site, that is the wrong attitude to have. You should at least portray a good attitude on all sites, because, like I said before, they are all interconnected with one another, and could make a good supplement to just YouTube.
Hope my opinion helps.
answered Sep 19 '10 at 22:37
You need to have good videos already and a huge follower list(subs) or you will not get the interest of companies :), I sugest to do good reviews of products you have bought so you can start getting subs :).You might get a Company's attention.
answered Sep 11 '10 at 20:24
you need to have a baseline to start with, think of it this way, if you where a company and everyone wanted to review your product and post a video on you tube that's a good deal, for the reviewer, but the company will be giving out a lot of free (and possibly expensive) items but if no one is watching the video, will it help the company sell more?
if you have a lot of subscribers that watch your videos, then a company is more willing to give you their products (after all its cheep advertising)
but here is the question, are you wanting to review products, or do you want a lot of free stuff? you kinda have to be in it for the review not the free stuff for it to work out.
answered Sep 12 '10 at 11:23
Try to contact that company by sending their PR a nice well written email. They may or may not respond. You should also start reviewing some of the stuff you already have so they can kind of look at that to see how well you do.
answered Sep 13 '10 at 22:16
It's not an entirely easy answer.
I can, however, say how important it is to have proper spelling, grammer, punctuation, etc.
answered Sep 19 '10 at 21:57