Are you interested in free products to review? Let’s talk about Influenster. For years I’ve been posting product reviews on my Instagram and blog. Sometimes I would purchase something just for the sole purpose to review it. I mean, when you’re on Instagram or own a blog, you need your content. Then the game changed when I discovered a way I could receive free products in a “Voxbox” to review! If you’re anything like me, you’re getting excited and ready to learn more about how to get your free products, right? The best part is what I’m about to tell you is simple.
What is Influenster?
Influenster is a free product discovery platform where you can discover products & leave reviews for one’s you’ve tried. It’s a whole community with over 6 million users leaving over 1 million reviews monthly!
An awesome perk of joining Influenster is you get access to deals on different brands through cashback offers. Influenster has partnered with Rakuten to make this possible. So when you see a review on a product that caught your eye, you can not only purchase it but get money back at the same time!
So you may be wondering if the sole purpose of this site is to show reviews of products, how in the world do I get a Voxbox? I won’t lead you on by saying you’re going to get free products right away. In fact, it’s all about your social media influence. So, let’s get started!
Connect Your Social Media Accounts
When you first sign up, you’re going to be directed to connect your social media accounts. They will add up your followers across all accounts and that total will be your “Impact score.” The higher the impact score, the higher the chance you’ll get your first Voxbox.
Don’t have a large following? I didn’t either when I first started. Keep working at it & invite your friends to join you. Also if you have a blog, you can also add the Influenster badge to your site!
Be active on the app
Another important way to get some traction on Influenster is to start leaving reviews and interacting with other people on the app. This can be asking question’s about products or following them. Make some friends! These interactions will give you a chance to earn the “Likeable” badge. But if you’re trying to gain a respected following, this is a great place to do so.
You’ll see on your profile a section called Snaps. This is a pretty important section that you don’t want to ignore. These contain quick questions about different categories you’re interested in and will later determine your eligibility for a Voxbox! For example, if you’re all about beauty, you’ll want to answer all of the questions in the beauty category to ensure they’ll consider you when they’re sending out a new makeup product.
The other categories they have are:
- Food & Snacks
- Personal Care
- Family & Kids
- + More
So let’s say you’re not into reviewing the makeup products like I am but you’re all about health products or you’re a parent who loves reviewing baby/kid products. All you have to do is start answering the snap questions in those categories!
Pay attention to your emails
Once you’ve been building your social media following, leaving reviews on the app itself, and keeping up on the snap questions, there’s a good chance you’ll get considered for a Voxbox!
You’ll receive an email saying something along the lines of, “You’re on the shortlist to receive the next Voxbox!” In that email, there’s a link to a short quiz you have to complete before you’re officially in. After that email, keep an eye out for that “Congratulations! You’re In!” email.
I’m getting my first VoxBox, now what?
When you’ve finally received that email saying you’re getting your first VoxBox, you can do a little happy dance because it’s the first step to many more!
Once you’ve received your products, there will be a badge on your app with tasks to complete. For example, post on your Instagram & leave a review on the company’s website. These are tasks you might have already been doing before signing up for Influenster, right? Keep in mind, the thing you’ll always have to mention in your reviews though is that you got the product complimentary for testing purposes.
Once you’ve completed the tasks, you’ll receive a badge for that VoxBox on your profile! Yay, time to show it off! The best news yet though is after that first VoxBox, you’ll more than likely be selected for more.
The proof is in the pudding!
I know when I read blogs like this, I want to see some proof. Well, I have that for you! I’m all about keeping it real and honest on here. That being said, I do want to press that it did take me a few months for me to receive my first VoxBox. But after growing my following and being active on the app, I’ve received 6 VoxBoxes in 1 year so it’s completely possible for you too.
Let me show you what I’ve received so far so you can get an idea of the products they send out and give you a little motivation to work for yours! Keep in mind these are all beauty products since those are the ones I’ve been aiming for so I’m not sure of the types of products they send out in different categories. The one thing that I can confidently say is that they always send out full-sized products!
I’m so grateful to be able to receive these products free to review and it’s so easy for others to have the same opportunity. Are you ready to sign up with Influenster? If you do, feel free to follow me. I’d love to be your first follower. ♥