How to Get FREE Products to Review

Wondering how to get free products? I don’t know about you, but when I see people getting #gifted products, for a very long time I wondered:

A. HOW??? HOW? no, seriously…HOW?

B. Is this a scam?

Well, now that I’ve been blogging and creating content on Instagram + Pinterest for a few years, I know that there are a LOT of ways that people could be getting FREE products in exchange for sharing/reviewing them. Today I am sharing ONE of the ways that even a beginner blogger / instagrammer can start social influencing and getting FREE product: Statusphere.

*ps: this post is NOT sponsored in any way.

Let’s get down to how to get free products!

About Statusphere and How it Works:

The basic concept is simple. You create content and review products on your social media channels already, right? When you apply and are approved to join Statusphere, they match you with brands that are looking for content like yours!

Each month you are given a selection of products (usually 3-6 different brands) that you can ‘opt-in’ or ‘opt-out’ of.

Why is this important?

By allowing you to choose the products you want to receive for FREE in exchange for reviewing and sharing them on social media, you are in control. You get to create authentic content around the products and brands you are most interested in. If there is a month where you are excited about everything, awesome, get all of them! A month where you don’t need anything or aren’t particularly compelled by any product? Totally fine, you can skip them all!

The products are high quality

In my experience, another great thing is that the products are very high quality. For example, when I selected HEMPZ as one of the products in my box, I was excited because I have known and loved them since I was a teenager. Well, this meant I was sharing something I already knew and genuinely loved with my community.

I didn’t  receive a small sample size lotion. I got a full size scrub, body wash, AND lotion. This is important because if I am going to speak about a product I want to have enough to be able to use and try it sufficiently before I speak on it or give my opinion.

Step 1: See if you Qualify

Live in the USA?

Do you have an authentic, engaged audience (no bots, fake followers)

Do you have a public Instagram profile?

Did you answer YES to these three questions? If so, continue to step 2!

Step 2: Apply to Statusphere as a Referral Applicant

  1. Go to and complete the application

2. Use me (an existing member) as your referral using my IG handle: @hotpinkandglitter

3. Wait to hear back from them! (Be patient)

The process is very simple. But, it can take up to a few weeks to hear back from the platform. However, once you are accepted, you will get to pick boxes monthly with free products.

See the Products I love:

Head to Instagram to see some of the amazing products I’ve gotten.

HEMPZ Products

Andalou Naturals Skincare

Mineral Fusion Lip Products

Tell me how you like working with Statusphere!

Callie Richards

I'm Callie, a Southern California based body-positive fashion and travel blogger who helps women discover style and travel that FITS their bodies and their lifestyles so they can live their best, most authentic lives! I test and then share the products and experiences that respect diversity and inclusiveness so that you can shop and travel with confidence without all the research!