Have you got any lately?
If so...which one or ones?
What is an influencer?
How are the influencers chosen?
Do they have to write good things about the product they are trying?
Are influencers paid?
How can I become one?
CafeMom is free to moms, so to pay the bills we rely on advertisers.
In addition to regular banner advertising, CafeMom is trying out some
new things that we hope are great for moms as well as advertisers. One
of the new initiatives we're trying are influencer programs.
The way it works is pretty simple: CafeMom advertisers want real moms
to try their products and let other moms know what they think of them.
We help the advertisers get the products into the hands of moms and then
help the moms tell others what they think.
Here's some more information on how these programs work:
Influencers are moms who are connected to lots of other moms and whose opinions will be respected and valued by others.
CafeMom and our advertisers choose influencers based on a number of
things like the mom's level of activity on CafeMom, quality of her
writing, and expertise in a particular subject. In addition, the
advertiser may specify specific criteria such as mom's age, age of kids,
or certain geographical regions depending on whom they are targeting
with their particular campaign.
Once a mom is chosen to participate, CafeMom will contact her directly
via private message on CafeMom and explain the process. You don't have
to participate if you are chosen, just let us know.
No. If someone chosen to be an influencer has a bad experience with that
product, they should certainly write about it. Our advertisers want to
learn what real moms think about what they have to offer — and if it's
not good, they want to know!
No. While influencers do receive free products or gift cards (to buy
products with), they are not compensated in any way. As much as
possible, we don't want them to be biased.
First, make sure to let us know you're interested in your Communication Preferences
(look for the "Free Stuff From Our Sponsors" section). Then, the best
things to do to be selected are: be a positive contributor to CafeMom;
be a good writer (although we're not looking for the next Jane Austen);
be interested in the topics that advertisers are interested in. Aside
from that, just hang tight and you might get chosen!
this is a great way that you can learn about new products or get to review a tried and true product that you already like and use
if you have not already signed up for it...I'd say go for it :)
are you outside the USA?
Quoting ColieO:I wish. :(
Quoting aneela:are you outside the USA?Quoting ColieO:I wish. :(
I got picked to test the Tide Ultra last month. This was the first one I have ever done. While I was excited to be chosen I did not like the product I tested but that is they way things go.
gotcha...yeah I think with many more people signing up...it has got more competitive to get picked...but it is also nice that more moms do get a chance too....hope you get one soon!!!
Quoting ColieO:No. It's just been a while since I've gotten anything.
Quoting pixiemg1:I got picked to test the Tide Ultra last month. This was the first one I have ever done. While I was excited to be chosen I did not like the product I tested but that is they way things go.
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