I'm currently a junior in high school, taking five courses at high school and one at community college, and I'm very interested in starting a product review blog. The products I review would mainly be of the technology genre. I would publish daily articles about the happenings of the technology world(laced with my own opinions); this gives the blog flavor and sets it apart from all the other product review websites. The problem is I don't know how to get in touch with companies and convince them to allow me to review their products; I am only 16 after all. One solution that I've come up with is to have my mom be liable for the review. So far I've come up with the following business model: Buy web hosting for the blog Setup blog and start publishing articles Contact companies(such as Logitech) and convince them to allow me to review their products Buy a DSRL and Camcorder to start publishing product reviews My mom suggested that I buy products from a store such as Best Buy, review and then return them so I can have examples to show the companies I would contact. The problem with this plan is that I would have waisted money on a DSRL and Camcorder if the companies don't like my age, me or my blog. Can anybody help me toward my goal?