Is Legit? Meh.

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The other day, someone emailed me and asked if I have ever heard of the website,  It’s one of the many “make money” websites out there that I haven’t heard of.  The premise did sound appealing in that you could make money testing apps on your phone or tablet, but the main page was very vague in how you can do it.  I have covered this particular topic beforebut this company didn’t show up on my list.  It doesn’t mean it’s a bad option, however.

In today’s review, I wanted to check out more in depth.

Are they legit?

Do they actually pay?

If you have ever checked out any of my reviews, you probably already know how honest I am, as I only promote what I feel is worth your time.  Granted, not all of these options will make you rich, but they can make you something.  Since everyone has their own goals, I simply let you know if it’s possible to make some cash.  I will do the same here.

So, if you like the idea of making money testing apps on your phone and/or tablet, let’s see what it’s all about.

What is

Unfortunately, the website doesn’t talk about who’s running the site like the many reputable money-making sites online do.  The only thing I could find was that “ClickBank is the retailer of products on this site.”  This is a company that allows you to promote particular products and get a commission each time it sells.  So, in this case, the owner of this website will get a commission if you were to sign up and sign up for whatever they are promoting.

In my experience, 99.9% of the products promoted on Clickbank are garbage.  It’s overpriced junk that promotes everything from dating to making money, and honestly, none of it’s groundbreaking.  Since almost anyone can put up a product and then hope someone promotes it, it’s nothing of value.  The products are overpriced and most of what you will find can’t be found online via a search or YouTube video.

Between the lack of company transparency and the fact they haven’t updated their website title, red flags are raising all over and I haven’t even signed up yet.

Signing Up

To sign up for the site, the website asks for your first name and email.  It’s not much, and they note that anyone can join, as long as you’re 18+.  There are no country restrictions.

In signing up, you will gain “instant access now.”  The question is, however, what is this access?

Well, leave it up to me to use my information to find out so that you don’t have to.

The Upsell

After you enter your name and email, you have now “reserved” a WriteAppReview membership and can now become a part of the revolution, at least according to the company.  This just means you can read the upsell as to why you should fork over some money.

The website presents you with a long copy of how you can make money as well as how it can be done.  It’s a lot to absorb, however, it doesn’t go into full detail because you have to pay $27 to access all of the information.  Again, it’s just trying to get you to join since you will have to pay.

In short, however, it says you will be asked to test an app, write a post/review about your experience and then earn affiliate income via a website that they build for you.

From the looks of it, the company will give you information as to how you can run your own website and earn affiliate income when people visit your site.

Basically, you will write about an app and then hope it ranks in a search engine so that people find you and click through your site.  Then, when people land on your review, they will either click on ads or purchase a product.  They say they will help you monetize it, but I don’t know exactly how it’s done.  This isn’t rocket science nor is it something hard to do.  This just appears to be a niche the company is looking to target as affiliate marketing is very popular.  In fact, it’s one of the most legitimate ways to make money online.

What You Get

So, if you do decide to pay the $27 (or the $17 if you attempt to leave the site), you will get a website hosted by them as well as the “hottest apps” that you can review every day.  They even say they will automate the review process as well as monetize your reviews so that you can make as much money as possible.  Automation is never a good thing when it comes to writing content as all search engines frown upon it.  Trust me, in all the years I have studied SEO, nothing good comes of it.

You’re basically going to get a WordPress-like site, where you can write about app reviews, all of which you can find on the site.   All you have to do is write the review and then post it to the site they give you.

After your review is posted, it’s a waiting game since you have to wait for people to come to your site and perform an action, such as click on an advertising banner, etc.  As long as someone signs up from your special affiliate link, you will get paid.  Most of these ads are directed to, once again, a ClickBank product.

Aside from the hosted website, it also includes a 60-day money-back guarantee, a support team and weekly payments via a check, direct deposit or Payoneer.  I guess if you did sign up, you do have 60 days to change your mind.

NOTE:  After you sign up and pay (I don’t recommend doing this), they will then bombard you with upsells, ranging from $97 to access the VIP area or another $30 to $50+ to join another network.

The Reviews

I did find other people talking about this particular website online and the reviews seemed to be mixed.

For example, on Trust Pilot, it had a 3.2 rating, but the positive reviews were very odd and made no sense.  I mean, look at this:

It makes no sense!  There were a few like this, but I did sense they were fake, coming from the website owner.

The one-star reviews, however, stated it was a scam and they kept asking for money.  No one got anywhere with the website, which is what I figured.

Final Thoughts

0/10In the end, I DON’T recommend WriteAppReviews.  It’s not worth spending $27 to get a “website” in which you write reviews.  You’re much better off getting your own domain and hosting it so that you’re in control.  You don’t want them to be in control of what you promote.  Plus, you’re limited to the ClickBank offers, which, again, aren’t of quality.  And, lastly, we don’t know much about this company.  There are too many red flags.

Now, affiliate marketing does work, but I wouldn’t recommend this route.  Instead, what I recommend is that you start reading the many free blogs that teach you about affiliate marketing.  This won’t cost you a penny.  Start with Income School, Authority Hacker, Backlinko, Quick Sprout and the Ahrefs Blog.    Read, read and do more reading.  I can promise you that there’s a ton of information out there that won’t take your cash.  You just need to invest in a domain name and hosting plan (about $15~) to get started.

I think that’s going to wrap it up.

As always, if you want to chime in and talk about WriteAppReviews, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments section below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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