Influenster and VoxBoxes!

I recently joined Influenster which is a product discovery and review platform for consumers. It uses social media analytics to measure its users’ influence on social media and a series of questions to decide who gets the selection of VoxBoxes which contain free products to review.

I've really enjoyed being signed up so I wanted to share it with you! Anyone can join and like I said it's completely free to sign up. But first, what exactly is Influenster? 

Well, it's a place to discover new products and to read honest reviews about the products you're interested in and wanting to try. There are already millions of reviews on Influenster written by savvy and like-minded individuals who have previously purchased the product already. At it's very essence, it's a community to chat and talk to others with similar interests. 

Not only can you search for products and read the reviews; you can then add your own opinion on any of the products you've tried. It doesn't even need to just be beauty products although most are.  One of the best features is that you can also ask and answer each other's product questions. On top of that, you can create lists of go-to products, post photos on social media and read and share articles about new products discovered.

Personally, I didn't know there other features before signing up and I mainly signed up for the free  full sized products! These products come in the form of a VoxBox and it's delivered directly to your home.  

A VoxBox is a box of free, often full-size products that Influenster delivers directly to its members for testing purposes. These products come directly from some of the biggest brands in the country. They are usually beauty related e.g. L'OrĂ©al, Kat Von D, BECCA Cosmetics and Maybelline, but sometimes they also branch out, even food companies send products, e.g. Pure Leaf, Boulder Brands, Hills Bros, and Honey Bunches of Oats. 

The purpose of these free products is for the companies to receive honest feedback from Influenster members. You may say this is a catch but it's super easy to share your review and it doesn't have to be long at all. If you get the product and don't review the product in return, your chances of receiving another are reduced. As they are special and only available in limited quantities, this is the fairest way to distribute them. Also, it needs to be said that being a member does not guarantee that you will receive a VoxBox

There are a few ways to make sure you are eligible and have a better chance.
  1. Sign up for Influenster, it's free and fast.
  2. Fill out your profile completely, the more detail the better.
  3. Answer your Snaps! These are short and simple questions about your opinions and preferences.
  4. Connect your social media accounts and get your impact score. The more followers and interaction you have, the higher your impact score and the better the chance you will qualify for VoxBoxes.
  5. Unlock your expert and lifestyle badges by completing the tasks set. Write reviews, answer and ask questions and even share products in corresponding categories. 
  6. Be active on Influenster. You don't need a massive social media following, but simply being active and contributing helpful, genuine comments with questions and answers helps too. 
If you want to join Influenster yourself and get products for free, to review in return, click here and join in with me! You can download the Influenster app on the Google or Apple store.

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