I have been writing reviews for many years. I first started publishing online reviews in 2001 on my affiliate review website. I would test affiliate networks and advertising services and gave my thoughts on them. A few years later I started reviewing poker related products on my poker discussion forum.
Reviews have been at the heart of what I do ever since. To this day I continue to publish reviews on this blog and others.
So I guess it was only a matter of time before I started publishing reviews on Amazon. I have buying things from Amazon for years but I did not start actively review items on Amazon until 2016.
The transition to publishing reviews on Amazon made sense as I was regularly buying products and reviewing them on my technology YouTube channel. For most products I normally upload the same video to Amazon as I do to my YouTube channel. I then publish an honest review when the product is fresh in my mind.
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