I decided to take the proactive way and approach SponsoredReviews.com with my concerns. I have submitted many bids and only about 30% were approved or declined almost immediately or at least within the next day.
Meanwhile, there are many which are just left there with no response from the advertisers whether they wish me to write a sponsored review for them . I admit that it gets annoying being kept waiting because if they do not want me to write, then, just say so instead of keeping me waiting indefinitely.
Well, I submitted a ticket to enquire about that and they reply me within an hour. Now, I understand why. Advertisers have too many bids from bloggers and probably, they are tired of scanning through all of them. So, they just leave it as it is until it expires, I suppose?
A SponsoredReviews staff member has replied to your support ticket # 171 the response was:
Chan, This is the 4th time this has been asked today. Are you guys meeting somewhere? :) If so, please spread the news. I am going to give you the answer I gave them…….. We are working on encouraging advertisers to respond quicker, but to be honest bloggers are making it extremely tough. The average advertiser gets about 30-50 bids the first day. A lot of the bids come from blogs that are not related to the opportunity. The advertisers get tired of declining blogs (are biggest complaint), so they just don”t do it. They just let the request sit there. We are handling this in a few ways. Very shortly, advertisers will be able to filter out bids from blogs in categories that are not relevant. this will reduce the number of bids and will allow advertisers to focus on bids from blogs they actually want to deal with. We are also about to launch an incentive program, which will encourage advertisers to purchase more reviews. We are also playing with the idea of putting a time-limit on how long they have to respond. Unfortunately that may hurt the bloggers as much as it helps, since some advertisers are just slow or hold off on approving bids until they have more money. -support
Now we know..these are all teething problems of a new company. We just have to live with it, nothing personal, no problems. They can’t please everyone – both bloggers and advertisers.
But still, I am starting to like [tag]SponsoredReviews.com[/tag] for the challenging topics I have to review. It takes up a lot of my time but that’s when I get to work on my writing style and improve my persuasion skills. They may not make me much money but it certainly improves the quality of my posts. Check out my two big payouts SponsoredReviews.com posts on my personal blog – A review on SponsoredReviews.com and “The Secret” Science of Getting Rich.