Great news today from Influenster! They just announced on Facebook that Influenster would not longer by Invite-only! This means more people can participate in the awesome social marketing community. Let’s be real – who doesn’t like the opportunity to try free product? Answers to surveys for what they call, “badges,” as well as community activity (leaving positive product reviews, etc) determine your access to campaigns. I haven’t been an Influenster for long, but both campaigns I have been selected for were beauty-related (woo!) – and the first one was a Mary Kay kit (which I plan to write about, even though that campaign is no longer active).
Be advised, though, this is not a program for free-loaders. Campaigns come with activities that must be completed in order to be considered for future Voxboxes or product testing. You are expected to provide your opinions of the products you receive – mostly on social media, but in person too, and you are encouraged to share the fact that you are an Influenster, and you are required to disclose that you received the stuff free (honesty is best, folks).
That said, invites still exist and Influensters can still invite friends – they still track referral sign-ups, and people who are inviting tend to be granted access to more Voxbox campaigns. I still have three invites, so leave a comment if you’re interested!