Can You Really Get Free Products With Influenster?

For a while now, I've been a subscriber to the social community Influenster. I honestly can't remember how I found out about Influenster. it may have been through another blogger. It piqued my interest because it's a way to get free products that I use to create blog and social content. And who doesn't want free stuff?

 Keep reading to find out more and see how you can join Influenster.

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What is Influenster

Influenster is an online community where you can share your thoughts and opinions on brands and their products across a variety of categories like wellness, personal care, hair care, food, makeup, and more. 

When you sign up to join Influenster you can ask questions about products, share reviews of products you use, read articles about different types of products, and even test out products. Product testing is what Influenster is known for, especially in the blogging world. To test out products you get what is called a VoxBox. 

What is a VoxBox

A VoxBox is a box that is full of free products for you to test out and review. Most of the time the products are full-size. VoxBoxes can be full of products from all one brand or multiple brands. 

I've received VoxBoxes with products from Laura Mercier, Maybelline, Nature's Made just to name a few. I've also received VoxBoxes that has products from multiple brands such as Celestial Tea, Playtex, McCormicks, and Biscoff. You can see some of my VoxBox reviews here.

When you get a VoxBox you'll be asked to complete some activities such as posting a review or sharing on social media.



How to get started

It's really easy to get started with Influenster:

1. Go to Influenster.com or download the Influenster app. I recommend downloading the app as that is what you will use to complete your VoxBox activities.

2. Sign up and complete your profile. Tip: The more you fill out in the profile the more it helps with getting VoxBoxes.

3. Connect your social accounts - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, etc - and your blog. Doing this helps Influenster calculate your "Impact Score" which is also factored into qualifying for VoxBoxes.

4. Complete your reviewer profile. Here you provide info on your shopping interests, hair type, skin type, and other info. This also helps you qualify for VoxBoxes and testing products.

5. Fill out "snaps." These are questions from Influenster where you share your likes, dislikes, shopping habits, and more that they use to get to know you better. You'll have some snaps when you first sign up and then continue to get alerts for new ones as time goes on.

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Qualifying for a VoxBox

As I alluded to earlier, VoxBoxes are boxes filled with free, complimentary products from brands that are meant for you to test and then share on your social sites, blog, and/or YouTube channel. 

Per Influenster they determine who to give VoxBoxes to based on a combination of your
  • Completed Snaps 
  • Impact Score - this is a calculation of your network reach and influence
  • Demographics
  • Qualifying survey - these are sent to you via email and you have to complete them by a specific deadline

Once you're selected for a VoxBox you'll receive an email saying you'll be receiving one and the VoxBox badge will show up on your dashboard. You'll then be asked to complete a certain number of tasks during the length of the campaign which is typically about four weeks.



So is it worth signing up?

I would say yes it is worth it, particularly if you're a blogger just starting out and/or love sharing on social media. After being a subscriber for less than a year and I received four physical VoxBoxes and several VirtualVoxes. While I don't always like or use all of the products I receive, it does give me great fodder for blog, social, and video content. Plus, I've learned about products I would never have tried or bought on my own.

If you'd like to sign up for Influenster can do so using my referral link.

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Tips

Increase your Impact Score

There are a few ways to do this
  • One is to invite others to sign up. When they do and connect one of their social accounts you get a point boost towards your impact score.
  • Connect all of your social accounts. 
  • If you notice your social account follower counts aren't correct you can disconnect and reconnect them.

Stay active on Influenster 

  • Review products that you receive in VoxBoxes or use on a regular basis 
  • Answer questions others have asked

Fill out the post VoxBox campaign survey

After a VoxBox campaign is over, you'll get a post-campaign survey via email. If you don't fill it out you'll disqualify yourself from receiving future VoxBoxes.


If you've tried Influenster share your experience in the comments. I'd love to hear about it.




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