While doing my usual recky (reconnaisance) to see what's new and hot (or not) in Clickbank, I stumbled across Niche Review Templates and Ready Made Review Sites – products of particular interest to affiliate marketers who aren't keen on either site design or writing articles and product reviews.
I've reviewed the ‘review' products, and you'll find a list of inclusions for each product below, along with my assessment of advantages, disadvantages and product quality.
Niche Review Templates
Niche Review Templates is by Farihan Bahon and Bobby Walker and sports some very attractive review site design templates and in digging around the ‘Net, I found their templates in use on a number of different affiliate review sites.
The package includes:
- 2 Complete Niche Review Templates with CSS style sheet
- Custom Graphics in a variety of niches such as Internet Marketing, Health, and more…
- 20 keyword-rich articles
- 6 product reviews
- 2 sets of 7 Autoresponder Messages
- 17 training videos related to setup, installation and traffic generation to your niche website
- 24/7 support (apparently these guys don't sleep)
Niche Review Templates is priced at $37 a month.
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Ready Made Review Sites
- Top 3 Clickbank Affiliate Products
- 3 Professionally Written Product Reviews
- Custom Header
- Professionally Designed “Review” Site
- Optimized for Search Engines
- Integrated Affiliate Link Cloaker Script
- Clickbank “Top 20” page.
- 10 Professionally Written “Marketing” Articles Each Month
- 1 7-day Autoresponder Series
- 5 x Pay Per Click (PPC) Ads + Comprehensive Keywords List Every Month
Ready Made Review Sites starts at $37 per month and includes an upsell option to get 3 video reviews every month for an additional $10, for a total of $47 per month.
Learn more about Ready Made Review Sites.
Advantages and Disadvantages
But the question was, “Should You Buy Niche Review Templates or Ready Made Review Sites?“ Well, let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of the packages individually and compared to one another.
My primary concern for any affiliate marketer purchasing ‘ready-made' product review packages is the possibility of incurring duplicate content penalties. Neither package stipulates how many will be sold, although Ready Made Review Sites implies that numbers are limited with the “Order now while there are still spots available” statement at the bottom of the page. Of course, that doesn't really mean anything without a specific number attached to it. That said, it's easy enough to avoid the wrath of Google and duplicate content penalties by making changes to the content.
Too, they're static templates, not blog templates which means that you won't gain as much natural or organic traffic as you would if you were blogging, meaning that you'll have to use PPC to drive traffic.
Being static pages, you'll have to upload the pages to your site (Ready Made Review Sites comes with a web-based uploading tool).
The Ready Made Review Sites is limited to Internet Marketing products while Niche Review Templates offers a broader variety of mainstream topics.
Diehard bloggers could simply use both services as PLR providers and post the content to a blog to gain the SEO advantage and lessen PPC costs.
Both packages offer exceptional design and graphics, although I have a slight preference for the look of the Ready Made Review Sites templates. Bloggers with design talent (and time) could cannibalize the graphic components and build them into their blog template.
If you don't count the video product review option in Ready Made Review Sites, Niche Review Templates offers more product with twice as many templates, articles, product reviews and autoresponder series delivered per month.
Based on the limited number of product reviews and articles that I've read from these packages, I'd rate the writing quality for both as GOOD — not terribly inspiring or exciting but definitely better than average — and I'd give Ready Made Review Sites a slight quality edge here as well.
At $10 per month, the videos in the Ready Made Review Sites package are a valuable addition.
In summary, any disadvantages can be offset by making some time and effort to end up with what you want (isn't that ALWAYS the case?). Furthermore, I think $37 is incredibly cheap for what's being offered – especially in terms of graphic design, considering I regularly pay $60 and more for WordPress blog themes that don't come with pre-written articles, autoresponder series, or product reviews.
Bottom line therefore — I see enough positives in both Niche Review Templates and Ready Made Review Sites to warrant a $37 per month (or even $47 a month) investment in either or both packages – and both come with an 8-week guarantee.