Yet another product testing panel has appeared on my radar. This one is called Influenster. I gave it a try myself a few years ago, and I can confirm they are legitimate.
What is Influenster?
Influenster isn't just about product testing, although those tests and reviews are the core of what they do. But basically, the provide a massive database of products and honest reviews of those products from people like me and you. You can browse the site and find feedback on just about anything you can think of.
How does Influenster work?
Once you sign up, you fill out as much as you can about yourself on your profile. It's also important to link up your social media accounts, your websites, etc. if you have them. These product testing panels are all about being social online these days. They understand that social media is a very powerful thing and one of the sure-fire ways to ensure you spread the word to people your peers about their products and services.
After you've completed your profile, be sure to interact with Influenster as much as you can on social media. You'll also need to download their app and use it. Doing these things increases your chances of selection for a VoxBox.
What is a VoxBox?
A VoxBox is a box full of free samples that Influenster will send you to test out.
How To Get VoxBox From Influenster
You receive invitations to qualify for VoxBoxes, and you'll have to answer a survey to ensure eligibility for a box.
The boxes are limited. Taking the survey doesn't guarantee participation, but it's a definite possibility. I answered questions for a VoxBox, and I did receive one!
Most of the time, these boxes will contain 6-10 full-sized, name-brand products. I got a lot of things in my box — they really don't scrimp on quality or quantity.
After you receive your VoxBox, it's important that you write reviews and share your experiences on the products you tried out. Doing this will help to ensure that you get in on future VoxBox opportunities.
Influenster makes it clear that you must have their app downloaded in order to do the things they ask for whichever campaign (box) you are participating in. The app is available for download on both iTunes and Google Play
If you receive the box and provide no feedback, it's safe to say they likely won't be inviting you to participate again.
What do people say about Influenster?
They've been around for a few years now. Even though my experience was good, I no longer try to get boxes. I just don't have time to test things and provide feedback. However, many other people participate as often as they can and have good things to say.
The are some complaints about the Influenster app being glitchy. I don't have experience with the app because at the time I received my box, you didn't have to use an app. I don't even think they had one then. Some people complain about the fact the app is required now.
How do you sign up for Influenster?
Just go here to create your profile, and then get active on the site.
While You're Waiting To Get Selected …
Have you ever received an Influenster VoxBox? If so, please comment below to share your experience.