Friday, January 25, 2013

How to be an Influenster

As I’ve mentioned before and blogged about some of the products I received, Influenster is an exclusive community for trendsetters to share news, products, and reviews with the opportunity to be rewarded by brands. The sole purpose of Influenster is not just to receive free swag. The purpose is to test and sample these products, then share your honest reviews and opinions with other members of the Influenster community, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, everywhere!

Step 1: Register for an Account
The first step is to sign up for an Influenster account. I believe you can request an invite through Influenster, but the easiest way and the way I got my start was to request an invite from an existing member. I was lucky enough to get an invite from one of the gals on the Makeuptalk forums. Each member is allowed 5 invites to send to friends (I still have remaining invites so comment below if you would like one!) These invites also help to boost your Influenster score (more on that later) depending on how active the members you invite participate.

Step 2: Connect Your Social Media Accounts
Once you’ve signed up, you can then begin connecting your social media accounts – blog URL, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. This helps Influenster determine how “influential” you are; the more influential the better!

Step 3: Unlock Expert Badges
Next, you’ll be allowed to unlock up to 5 Expert Badges and an unlimited number of LifeStage Badges. You should unlock the badges that are relevant to your life and what you feel you have expert knowledge in – this will help Influenster determine which VoxBox programs you are qualified for. Personally, I unlocked the Chowhound, High Spirits, Fashionista, Pop Culture, and Beauty Queen Expert Badges. For LifeStage Badges I unlocked Do-Good-Er, Collegiate, I Voted, and Book Club.

Step 4: Stay Socially Active, Write Reviews, Answer Questions, and Wait
Once you’ve unlocked your badges you’ll want to increase your badge and Influenster scores. You can do this by writing reviews and answering questions in the areas you’ve unlocked badges in. The hardest part is then waiting to see if you get an invite to one of the VoxBox programs. I was pretty lucky in that I got a survey for the 2012 Holiday VoxBox program shortly after signing up.

Step 5: Review the VoxBox Products and Promote
After you receive your VoxBox you complete activities and brand challenges to increase your Influenster score and earn chances to win additional products. The more you engage, the better your chances of participating in future programs. Some of the tasks are as simple as “liking” the brand on Facebook while others require dedicated blog reviews.

It’s that simple! So far I’ve loved my experience with Influenster and the products I’ve gotten to try.

Leave any questions you may have about Influenster in the comments below. I’m more than happy to help! Also, if you’d like a personal invite, leave your email address in the comments below and I’ll send one your way!


37 comments:

  1. Hello!! I recently heard about influenster but found it kind of difficult to figure out. Your post was really helpful. :) I requested an invite from the website and I guess I was expecting one right away.. but nope.. I would really appreciate if I could get one from you <3

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  2. Heyy I loved your post, it's very helpful. I need an invite :/

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  3. my email address is makiag89@gmail.com

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    1. I tried to send you an invite but it said there is an account with that email address.

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  4. Hi Kimberlyyy - an invite is coming your way!

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  5. Anonymous - could you please post your email address so that I can send you an invite?

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  6. Could I get an invite? bethshendricks@gmail.com

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  7. Hey can you send me an invite. jution4@gmail.com :D

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  8. If I didn't get an invite but left my email, will someone like you still be able to give me an invite??

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  9. If you have any invites left I would like one dealdiva13@yahoo.com thanks :)

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  10. This sounds awesome, if you still have an invite I would really appreciate it :) swimcrazy09@gmail.com

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  11. Hi i really love your post, can i get an invite my email address is huyenlinh363@gmail.com thank you :)

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  12. I just started Influenster today. I have completed 12 Beauty Queen Badge Tasks and I still have a Beauty Queen Score of zero. What do I have to do to increase my score? BTW, I don't have a blog and I have a YouTube channel but only to watch videos, not create them.

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  13. I would really really love to have an influenster account my e mail is deija.hamilton@yahoo.com

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  14. If you have any invites left I would love one! email is nikkicola11@gmail.com

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  15. If there is any chance you have any invites left I would love one! Email is nikkicola11@gmail.com

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  16. i have wanted to be an influenster for a while now! could you send me an invite? jaciburns1@gmail.com

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  17. Not sure if my post sent, but I'll try again!

    I've been on Influenster for a while now and just recently invited a couple friends. Do you know if you see them on your profile/account/anywhere? Or are they not tied to you in anyway?

    Thank you!

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  18. I know this is very old, but id love an invite. My email is ohuling12@gmail.com

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  19. I know this is very old, but id love an invite! My email is ohuling12@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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  20. hi, would like to try this, so I need the invite first, or register first, thanks mary1014@aol.com

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  21. Hope I'm not imposing on your page but if anyone needs an invite, please contact me at promopotts@gmail.com

    I understand if this post is deleted :)

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  22. Would love an invite if possible!! Janelle.Koehler@gmail.com

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  23. I would appreciate an invite if you have any! dhuff07 @ gmail.com

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  24. Is there anyway you could send me an influenster invite?

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  25. i would love an invite! kytkat2008@yahoo.com

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  26. Thank you so much for this informative post! If you have any invites, I'd love one! ramblingrebekah@gmail.com

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  27. Hi I would like to know how you sin up and Also if somebody could give me an invite please thank you And my email is yoana_adame@yahoo.com

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  28. Is it possible that you have any invites left? abcdefghijordank@gmail.com thanks!!

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  29. Could i get an invite ?((: e-mail - adamemelissa@rocketmail.com

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  30. Could i get an invite ?((: @adamemelisa@rocketmail.com

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  31. hey is it possible that you still have an invite left my emale is martinifiasco@gmail.com thanx in advance

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  32. Can you invite me please and thank you beautiful_cece@live.ca

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  33. Would you please send me an invite at kristinaanne16@gmail.com? Thanks!

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  34. I know this post is from almost a year ago, but I am new to Influenster and was wondering if you have any tips on increasing your influenster score? I understand that people have to find your reviews helpful and all but does that mean that I just sit back and wait for someone to say they like my review? Does writing more reviews increase my chances that someone will like it? I'm confused how this process works? I have spent all day on the website doing things and connecting my social networks and I still haven't even gotten one point on my score. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    And if anyone is still looking for an invite, I have two left but I think one must be for a guy.

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  35. ould I get an nvite, me email is kelsie__lynn@live.ca, two underscores between the names

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