Wednesday, October 29, 2014

So. Do you Bzz?

If you don't know about BzzAgent yet, then let me tell you all about it! It's a social marketing company that offers you the opportunity to test products & services in your own home & then asks you to share your experiences & opinions with your friends & family. You will do this through face to face conversations, Facebook posts, Twitter, Instagram & a lot of other ways.

I became a BzzAgent 3 months ago. It's free to sign up & the only thing they will ask of you is that you always give your honest opinion. Like all product testing sites, they will ask for your personal information. By telling them things like your location, gender, age, marital status & how many children live with you & their ages, they will be able to match you with products that are relevant to you & your family. You will be selected to participate in Campaigns based on your demographics & your answers to surveys.

Once you sign up, go ahead & connect your Facebook & Twitter accounts to BzzAgent. You will need these connections when you start sharing your feedback. If you have a MyPoints account, connect that too because that is where the points that you earn will be used. If you don't have a MyPoints account, go ahead & sign up for that too.

So. Now what?

Well, it won't be long until you will start to notice surveys showing up that will need to be completed. Once I had completed all of my initial surveys, my BzzScore went up to 3.5. It stayed right there until I got my first Campaign & started submitting feedback.

If you keep up to date on your surveys, soon you will receive an Invite to your first Campaign. That will be an exciting day! I was on pins & needles waiting for my first Invite. You will receive an email telling you to log in to your account to accept (or deny) your Campaign, but I never waited to read those because I was always checking my account just to be sure that I didn't miss anything!

Once you receive an Invite, log into your account & accept the Campaign by clicking the "I Want In" button. But don't wait too long! There are a limited number of spots in each Campaign & some of them will fill up really fast. Once you get into a Campaign, it will show up under My BzzCampaigns but will not be active right away. You will see the start date listed next to the product.You can go ahead & click on the "Learn More" button to see product information, tips on how the campaign will work & what will be included in your BzzKit.

Then....just wait for your BzzKit to arrive. If you don't want to stalk your mail carrier, you can go to "My Account" & look under the Shipments tab. Once your BzzKit ships, the shipping date will show up there.

When the day finally arrives that your BzzKit shows up in your mailbox, you'll want to dig right in to make sure everything that is supposed to be included is there & then you'll be ready to try out the product for yourself.

Once the Campaign start date arrives, you'll see that the "Learn More" button says "Bzz Now". So click on it & you'll see your Campaign Checklist. These are all of the different ways that you will share this brand. When you click on each Activity, you will see an explanation of what you will need to do in order to complete it. Each Activity that you submit will be rated & you'll receive points. Your points will show up under "My Account" on the MyPoints tab. You will need to accept these points before they expire.

But back to the fun part! Trying the products that you receive! You need to experience them for yourself before you can tell others about the product. Duh! And the #1 thing that you need to remember is that when you're spreading the word about these products & services, always tell everyone that you received the product free or with a discount from BzzAgent or the brand. When you're talking face-to-face, tell them about BzzAgent & about your campaign. When spreading the word online, be sure to use the appropriate hashtags as instructed in each campaign activity.

This is a great program & it's so easy to do! I love trying new products & I love to let other people know about something that they may not have tried yet. I share my experiences with the product. I share the coupons that usually come with each Campaign. I post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & I even got over being camera-shy & made my 1st video review of a product. I try to complete every campaign activity at least once. Some of them have a limit on how many times you can do that particular type of sharing. Others, you can share again & again. Just remember, the more you share, the higher your BzzScore will go & the more campaigns you will be offered.

So far, I've been invited to 8 campaigns. I've had the opportunity to try a wide variety of products. Just to give you an idea of some of the brands that are offered, these are the campaigns that I've worked on since I joined:

And, like I said above, my BzzScore stayed at 3.5 until I began completing my Campaign activities & earning points from the ratings for those activities. Now I'm very proud that my BzzScore is:

So. If you love to try new products, love to share new products with your friends & family, love to share on social media, then BzzAgent may be for you!

Why don't you go to their website & take a look. How will you know that you don't want to do it if you don't check it out?!! You can find them here:

So. Do you Bzz?