Earn Money Online Through Writing Book Reviews
Enthusiastic readers have an opportunity to make money online by putting pen to paper (or more specifically fingers to keyboard) by writing book reviews. It is a credible pathway to earn some extra cash, and there are additional benefits that a book reviewer can experience.
If you want to write book reviews, then you will need an online platform to have your reviews seen and read. A number of options are available to you, and you are not at all limited to one. Options include:
posting your book reviews on your independent website.
publishing your book reviews on an article-based website.
submitting your book reviews to article directories.
submitting your book reviews to publishers.
The option of approaching Publishers to write book reviews for them will be relevant only if you can provide evidence of the quality of your work. This is why it is recommended that you already have a healthy reputation as a book reviewer, with a reasonable amount of reviews and a good following.
How to Get Paid
You can earn directly
and indirectly from your book reviews. Direct ways of earning
from your book reviews include three (3) basic payment models that
depends on the particular organization:
pay per article/book review
pay per view
pay per word
Indirect ways of earning from your book reviews include advertisement revenue such as google adsense, Kontera, Chitika and Linksworth. These are revenue earning media that you can exploit if you have your own website or through revenue sharing sites (e.g. Hubpages, Xomba and Infobarrel).
Another way to earn through book reviews is affiliateship. This is probably the most aggressively pursued medium, and understandably so. By being an affiliate of a Network, you can earn commissions from every referred sale. The percentage commission may vary amongst Advertisers and Networks. A few noted programs are:
Barnes & Noble through the Google Affiliate Network
National Geographic through Commission Junction
ebay Partner Network
- Select books that you desire to review. Your collection of books is a good place to start. Consider borrowing books from your friends and the library. If you want to save money on buying books, you could consider buying used books.
- Write reviews using proper structure. If
you are not sure how to write book reviews, there are numerous
resources on how to write them. Note that writing reviews for fictional
books is a bit different than for non fictional books.
your desired platform(s) to have your book reviews visible on
the internet. To get a jump start for the popularity of your book
reviews, a revenue sharing site is a sensible option.
- Promote your book reviews.
Beyond getting paid for writing book reviews either directly or indirectly, you have an opportunity to receive free books from Publishers as an established reviewer, gain a good following and even gain more opportunities for writing.