I love to read blogs and watch reviews on YouTube but sometimes it stings a little bit that influencers get a bunch of free goodies that I wish I could try out myself. Well hold the phones, because Influenster is giving out free products! No, that’s not a typo.
What is Influenster?
Influenster is a community of product lovers and social media mavens. The site connects their users with brands looking for product testers. In exchange for testing and promoting the product, Influenster’s users get products for free!
How does it work?
The process is pretty simple. If you’re interested in signing up you can go online to Influenster’s Website. Influenster will ask questions about your lifestyle to get a feel for what campaigns are most suited for you. When they have a campaign that matches your interests they will email you a survey that goes more in depth to see if the campaign matches your style. If you’re chosen, they will send you products to try out and review in exchange for the complimentary gift.
What is the gifting process?
Once an influencer is chosen for the campaign, Influenster sends a confirmation email to you to confirm your address. Once the product is on it’s way they send another email with more info about the campaign and guidelines. They usually feature influencers in the email and there’s a chance they could feature you too!
What are the next steps?
Each campaign has associated tasks. They might include posting a photo on Snapchat or Instagram and tagging Influenster and the product brand, or writing a blog review on the product. Influenster is very strict about disclosure, so they require everyone to clearly state that campaign products were complimentary or given to them for free from Influenster. Influenster rates users on an impact score, a number provided by the total range of influence from all their connected social media pages. The more we participate in the campaign tasks, and the more followers we have on social media, the higher the score. This also increases the likelihood of being invited to participate in future campaigns.
Why should you sign up?
Signing up for Influenster is easy and comes with so many benefits. It allows us to be a part of a community, create connections and find honest reviews on some of our favorite products. It’s honestly a bonus to get free goodies! So far I’ve received a full size Laura Mercier loose translucent setting powder in the new medium/deep shade and a gift box full of Origins goodies. If you have a blog or you already like to review products on social media, Influenster is a great way to gain exposure and network. If you’re interested in growing a social media following, Influenster is great for that too. I would say if you already read this far you may as well go ahead and sign up =P
Let me know your thoughts on Influenster. Are you already signed up? Have you received your first VoxBox yet? What do you think about their app? I’m always looking to connect with you guys so feel free to check me out on Bloglovin’, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Snapchat (oh and Influenster, duh). Thanks for reading!