The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Your First Influenster Voxbox

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Have you ever wondered how to get free products for your Youtube channel or for future blog content? Well, many bloggers and Youtubers don’t just have extra cash hanging around to constantly go buy products left and right to try out for their viewers and readers. This is where Influenster and/or PR packages come in, but I have no clue how to get on a company’s PR list besides being popular on social media. If you do, please let me know because I would love to be on a PR list! But if you aren’t a social media sensation, then Influenster is the way to go if you are a regular consumer looking to get free products and to test out new launches.

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Your First Influenster Voxbox

What is Influenster?

Influenster is a website/company that partners with an abundance of companies to send consumers, like you and me, to test out products and give our honest review on them for the world to see. Sign up to Influenster by clicking here to get started!

What is a Voxbox?

It’s a box that Influenster sends you to review that is stocked full of products (usually full-size)! The boxes are usually themed by seasons, a specific item, or by a brand’s new launch. The size of the Voxboxes can range from being only one item to having 6-7 items, but it really all depends on what campaign you get selected for. Some of the brands that I’ve gotten sent are Marc Jacobs, Bite Beauty, Venus Razors, and many more.

How do you get a Voxbox?

1. Personalize your profile

Once you sign up for Influenster, the website gives you the option to tell Influenster all about yourself. Take the few minutes to do just that! When they are selecting people for Voxboxes, the team looks for likes, categories that you are interested in trying, color selections, hair types, and other personalized options to pick the perfect box for you. I love getting new makeup and self-care products so most of my boxes are centered around those categories, but sometimes I get selected for a more general box such as a college student Voxbox that I got recently.

2. Connect all of your social media accounts

Now before you get worried, Influenster doesn’t post without your permission to any of your accounts. They only use the information to calculate the number of followers or friends that you have to then calculate your Impact score. Basically, this means the higher the impact score, the higher chance you have of getting selected for a campaign.  

3. Review any products that you currently have

When I first started with Influenster, I started reviewing products and items that I had laying around my apartment, such as food, beauty items, and hair products. Influenster has a ton of categories to choose from, including pet items, school supplies, and car supplies. You’ll want to review items in the categories that you want to get sent free products to test out. This helps boost your activity on the Influenster website, which in turn helps get you selected for a Voxbox.

4. Ask and answer any questions on products

Another way to have a better chance of getting selected for a campaign is to ask and answer questions on some of your favorite products or products you’re interested in testing. Influenster has a great community that is so open and helpful! It’s a great place to check the reviews or questions that have been answered when you’re shopping for a new product, such as a foundation or setting spray. I always scan products while I browse before I buy anything. The more active you are, again the more chances you’ll have at being selected.

5. Answer every snaps that are on your dashboard

Once signing up for Influenster, there is a selection to answer these questions called “Snaps”. These are more detail and different questions to further get to know you as a person and what you’re interested in testing out. They usually ask what brands, products, or tools that you recently bought and what you’d be interested in buying. This allows the team at Influenster to get to know you better and allow you to be selected for Voxboxes that are centered around products you’d enjoy or haven’t tried before.

6. Check your emails    

When you’re on the list to possibly get selected for a campaign, Influenster will send you an email stating this as well as give you a link to complete a short survey. This survey will either get you selected or declined for the box. But most often if you get that email you’ll be selected for the Voxbox, at least in my experience.

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Influenster has been such a fun experience, and I tend to love most of the items in my boxes. They really make it personal and try to only send you items that you would truly use and love. It’s such a great and easy way to get free full-size products for free, but also a great way to test new products without spending your hard earned money. I also want to mention that you shouldn’t worry if you don’t get every Voxbox (even though I would love to try everything) because they send out thousands of boxes all the time from different brands and collaborations.

If you get your first Influenster Voxbox after reading this post, please let me know which one that you got and if you enjoyed everything in your box! I love seeing what other people get to test out.  

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What kind of Voxbox would you love to get?

  • Influencer VoxBoxes are so fun. Great tips!

    • Makaela

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed

  • I just got the Clairol Root Touch Up box and loved testing the new color! I still need to share some before + afters though!

    • Makaela

      That sounds like a good one! I just got one in the mail that I need to start reviewing.

  • Autum

    I have yet to get a huge voxbox full of makeup products. The last
    Box I got last month was of coffee

    • Makaela

      Hmmm I would make sure that you are reviewing and answering lots of questions in the beauty category that way you’re most active in beauty instead of food

  • I’ve never heard of Voxbox but I will be looking into them. Thank you so much for this info! Enjoy the rest of your day!

    • Makaela

      Thank you! You do the same! You should definitely check it out, it’s so much fun

  • Amy

    It’s so fun to get unexpected things. This sounds like a party in a box 🙂

  • Influenster voxbox sounds like a phenomenal way to try new products (and who doesn’t love that?)

    • Makaela

      Yes it totally is and it’s so easy to do! Highly recommend checking it out

  • These are so much fun! It’s been a while since I’ve signed up for one – I need to go take a look!

    • Makaela

      Yes you definitely need too! They’ve been adding so many awesome brands for the boxes

  • the sophia diaries

    Oh, thanks for this info!!! When i have more time I’m definitely going to look into this xD

    • Makaela

      You’re totally welcome! Let me know when you get your first one, I would love to know which one you get.

  • I love Influenster and Voxbox! I got some Living Proof dry shampoo in one box months ago and I have been using it ever since! It’s now one of my can’t-live-without products 🙂

    • Makaela

      Me too! It’s literally awesome. Oh that’s awesome! I tried the Bite Beauty lip pencils and I really liked those too.

  • adriana

    This is so informative! Influenster is one of my favorite networks, it’s awesome! Love your tips, I so agree with all of them!

    • Makaela

      Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed it and that this is helpful for newbies to the program. It’s definitely my favorite network as well.

  • Oh how fun! Influenster just started here in Austria/Germany so they don’t have a box like that yet. But I will keep this in mind, thank you!
    Theresa

    • Makaela

      Oh so fun! I’m glad that they finally went international so everyone can join the fun of trying out new products for free

  • Ashley

    Oooo I really want to try this so I should get on it! I used to get them and I kind of forgot about it for awhile! These are great tips!

    • Makaela

      Thank you! Yes girl go and get started so you can get some more

  • i wish they would pay! they ask for SO much for free promo its crazy!

    • Makaela

      Yes that is true! Some of the tasks get tiring but I guess it’s kind of worth it. I would totally be done for getting paid for it too!

  • I love Influenster! I have gotten some amazing, high end makeup in Voxboxes. This is a great guide that I will definitely share 🙂

    • Makaela

      Thank you so much for sharing and for enjoying! I love Influenster and my favorite boxes are the high-end makeup. It’s great for trying out more expensive products without using your own money.

  • Samantha

    Yes yes and yes, especially about writing reviews for items you already have! This shows them that you’re willing to actually put some time and thought into the products that they might send you. Also, spend most of your time on the topics that truly interest you, because they’ll totally target you for that niche. That’s how I get pretty amazing beauty brands.

    • Makaela

      Exactly! I totally agree. I focus on beauty so I can get such great brands in the beauty department

  • I love Influenster! My first box from them was a Covergirl box! I got a generic holiday one from them, a L’Oreal hair box, and I just got a Maybelline box a few months ago. I’ve also found that doing their VirtualVox boxes where there’s only a shot at you winning a prize also helps me get more boxes.

    • Makaela

      I sometimes do the Virtualboxes too and it does help even though I wish I would win the mega prize. Those are some great boxes for sure, a little jelly now!

  • Definitely need this, since I just signed up a couple days ago. I love getting makeup, of course, but would love some wellness-related boxes too! Or just something unique, even!

    • Makaela

      Totally, just make sure to review equal amount of products for each category that you like so you can be targeted for those. I got a wellness box before and it was really fun to review it

  • I haven’t joined Influenster quite yet, but it sounds like a great way to get started reviewing products!

    • Makaela

      Yes, yes! You totally need to go ahead and sign up for it

  • This is great to share, especially for bloggers or influencers wanting to start reviewing!

    • Makaela

      Thank you! Please make sure to share it to all of your social media accounts. It really helps me out!

  • I used to get Voxboxes all the time! I don’t know what happened 🙁 I loved them!

    • Makaela

      Me too! Sometimes they take a break from sending you products. But I’m sure if you keep reviewing different products and being active, you’ll be selected for an upcoming one

  • Tilley

    Woah I need to sign up for this! Thanks for the heads up!

    • Makaela

      You’re totally welcome!

  • I’ve heard so much about Influenster but never totally understood it! thanks for the step by step! I’ve heard it can be hard to get a box though and that they aren’t super consistent. How many boxes have you gotten so far?

    • Makaela

      I’ve gotten 6 Voxboxes, but I haven’t been as active as I usually due to my summer schedule. You won’t get every box but when you do, it’s a lot of fun. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Plus they also use your social media as an impact number to also pick you for boxes.

  • I’ve been part of influenster for a while now! They send great products!

    • Makaela

      Yes they do! I love Influenster for sure

  • Sometimes I try new products and I forget to review them! I have to start doing it more often.

    • Makaela

      Yes you totally do!

  • I have gotten a few different VoxBoxes! I am currently waiting for one now! But I don’t like the new updates on the app.

    • Makaela

      I’m not a big fan but I don’t mind it either. I just got one recently that I need to review.

  • Interesting read. I wasn’t aware of this.

    • Makaela

      Yes! It’s a great program that you should totally check out.

  • This is similar to Singapore’s Sample Store. Is this program available for international blogger? Will love to try this out if it is!

    • Makaela

      I am not completely sure but I know they were working on becoming international. I would just check out the website and see what countries they are offering the service in. I highly recommend trying it out if it is available!