Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:35 PM
Whilst we reviewers at OCC get bombarded with all kinds of spam from companies, blanket emailing all of us to review their crappy USB powered desktop toasters or whatever... sometimes, just sometimes, we get requests from legit companies targeted at a specific reviewer based on an existing number of published articles (e.g. someone who reviews a bunch of graphics cards will sometimes get a graphics card review request from a company).
My somewhat bumbling point is, you need reviews to get reviews, so get to making them (even if it's your own not-brand-new gear), and any other content (guides, articles, etc.)...
I had a bunch of worklogs, articles and the like before I became a reviewer here, and I think the first thing I reviewed was my own monitor (that I bought myself), lol.
It works a lot easier in a team... and even then it's sometimes Mission ******* Impossible, lol
If you can get a competent, dedicated team together, go for it... if not, join up with a decent reviewing team (online or print)... otherwise, man, I guess there are some one-man band people like Video Review Guy or whatever, but er, quite evidently I can't think of any...
Team or die
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