Influenster recently (finally!) launched a brand new website that is so much easier to navigate than their old version. The old one was not user-friendly at all and, frankly, I hated it. This one is much more attractive. My favorite thing about it is that there is tons more content than there used to be. There are plenty more products to review, and you can actually view other members' profiles now, something that wasn't possible in the past.
|My Influenster Love VoxBox from February 2012|
The program is similar to Klout in that your influence is measured by a score. Your Influenster score is generated by multiple factors: your presence across social media platforms, your participation in Voxboxes, and your participation on the website itself. You can earn up to five "Expert" badges, so it's important to choose ones that are truly relevant to your lifestyle. I currently have the Eco, Fashionista, Chowhound, Beauty Queen, and Decorator badges. You can then increase your score within each of these areas of expertise by adding reviews to products on the site, sharing product pages, and much more. Basically, the more you do, the higher your score, and the better your chances of being chosen for a Voxbox!
Influenster is really fun, and I love that the new site is so much more interactive than the old one. I hope to get chosen for a Voxbox soon, since it's been a while since I received my last one. That's probably the only downside to the site, you never know what the product companies are looking for in regards to demographics, so you can't be sure when you'll qualify for a box.
I believe that Influenster is currently invite-only and I have four invites available. I'll send them out first-come first-served, so if you'd like one leave a comment on this entry with your email address (so I can send it to you)!