Why should you join Klout or take it more seriously?
You may have been seeing this Klout thing popping up. People randomly asking for +k's on your Facebook feed, and you're completely out of the loop wondering what you're missing. I'll tell you. Klout is a site that rewards you with free full size products, gift cards and other things, for your "social influence". This social influence is based on what you do on different platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Whether it be through your business, blogging, or product advertising to friends, Klout is the big brother watching and rating you.
The more you do and the more people - "influencers" you add, the more you're rewarded. You are given up to 10 topics to choose for your profile. These topics revolve around what topics interest you. People +k you in those topics that they feel you influence them in. You return those plus k's, and eventually you get enough +k's to add another topic (costing 5 k's, you get 10k a day) or spend on adding one to a friends profile. The idea is to get freebies based on the genre/topics you choose. Klout does a pretty good job of matching up products to your interests.
There are many facets to Klout, and the only way to understand it is to just jump in and learn by doing. There is a guide to get you started and familiarized in my Rewards tab.
I only joined Klout a few months ago and I have been very impressed with the rewards I've gotten. Today, i'm reviewing the latest and my most favorite of them thus far.
The "Summer of Doing" perks, courtesy of Bing search engine.
- A mini herb gardening set with Bing branding, and a $10 visa card
- Wooden circle box with Bing branding, filled with wine accessories, and another $10 Visa card as well
The only thing they want in return is for you to give your opinion, and tell them what you spent your money on to contribute to your "Summer of Doing".
I will probably spend mine on working on my green thumb with that set, and buying some pretty pots to transfer them to. As it stands, the only green thumb I get is from painting with green.
The other one is obvious what i'll spend it on, WINE! I love Barefoot Moscato and that will definitely contribute to the happiness in my summer of doing...things. ;) A nice relaxing glass of wine on a somewhat cool, starry night. Makes me wish I had a rocking bench or hammock to complete the scene. Sigh, one day...
Prior to this perk, I scored: Essie nail polish, 10 packs of Lipton tea, 12 packs of Trident, a Live Nation perk, which was an online gift card for $35, good for anything on the site. A Bumble & Bumble hair color care set (You can see my review here) Roc nourishing cream, deals on shops, and recently, a full size pack of Aveeno face wipes.
Um, need I say more?
Klout is reward happy and you should really take advantage of it. I will be honest, it tends to be high maintenence and you do have to keep up with it. Right now my score is at a stubborn 61, but that still earns me a lot of perks and doesn't disuade me from working at it every day. I have learned a lot of tips and tricks in the past week, so i will apply them this run.
If you are active on all social platforms on a regular basis, I highly recommend you sign up now, if you haven't. No, I demand it! I need more social influence's ;)