Introducing Social Soup.
Something for Nothing is a mini series started out of my love of getting free stuff. I absolutely LOVE getting freebies but as the saying goes nothing in life is free. Check out the series to see how I get my hands on free stuff in Australia and what I have had to do get it.
What is Social Soup?
Social Soup describe themselves as an ‘influencer community’. They call all their members Soupers and the aim is to connect them with suitable projects. This can be a wide range of things that they state could include ‘wine launches and gym trials to the latest shampoo and pizza’.
You get to try out stuff and they encourage you to share with your social media networks. One of the great things is, Social Soup looks for influencers of all sizes so even if you don’t have 100,000 Instagram followers you still have a chance to try out things.
Is it too good to be true?
Once again it always seems to good to be true. Free things sent directly to your door? No way! But I am happy to say that Social Soup is the real deal. I am currently participating in the #WrigglerBaby campaign hosted by BabyLove Nappies. I have also taken part in another campaign about 5 months ago so I can vouch that it’s not just a one time thing.
Another thing I love about Social Soup is that they really focus on sharing the love. Both campaigns I have been involved with have included extras to share with friends or family.
Communication from Social Soup
The communication from Social Soup is great! They send out emails to enquire if you are a good fit for a project. You complete a quick survey and then they follow up with you if they think you are suitable. Other communication from them has included:
- A confirmation email to let me know I was eligible for the campaign and an estimated delivery date.
- Emails to let me know the pack was on its way including a tracking number and information regarding picking it up from the post office if I wasn’t home.
- Details of a special project page set up for sharing details with them and other members of the project.
- They have then promised to send me an email that includes the survey to fill out.
Quality of products
Both times I have been involved with Social Soup projects they items I have sampled were well known brand names and the full product that is available in stores. I will note that sometimes Soupers are invited to test out new and innovative products in order to provide feedback for further development. But I just reckon that would be exciting to be part!
What do they want from me?
Nothing in life is free, huh!? Social Soup really don’t ask for much and if you interact with them you are more than likely to be part of other projects in the future. They ideally want the following things:
- Complete the survey about what you have tried out.
- Share the products with your friends/family if you have been given extra samples (Don’t be a spoil sport and hog them all!)
- Pop photos up on social media using the products and campaign hashtags.
- Get involved in the specially set up Project Page (if you’ve been added to one in your campaign).
- Tell other people and encourage them to sign up.
- Open their emails so they know you are interested and read details of what they’d like from you regarding the particular project as they’ll all be different.
- Be honest when signing up. This means no duplicate profiles or ticking all the boxes (you can’t be single living at home alone whilst simultaneously being married living with 5 kids).
These activities can take a lot of time or a little time, it’s up to you. Personally I like to try and take some creative photos or spend time writing about things like this to let other people know. The more involved each person is, the more likely companies will want to offer up products to be sampled by the Social Soup community.
So all in all, I highly recommend signing up to be part of this great influencer network.
Social Soup have not sponsored me to write this (they don’t know me from Adam). I was not sent these samples just because I have a blog, anyone can sign up.
I’m just sharing this because getting freebies really puts a smile on my dial. 🙂