rewardStyle and it’s amazing digital platform, LIKEtoKNOW.it, have made quite the headlines lately. From the bloggers and YouTubers they work with and the amazing brands they collaborate with, rewardStyle has made it’s mark on the world of digital influencing. So what exactly is rewardStyle and what is LIKEtoKNOW.it? How do digital influencers of all types use it and how do their readers and views benefit from it? Today’s post is going to cover all of the questions you might have, strategic moves to earn more money, and the ins and outs of the program!
WHAT IS LIKEtoKNOW.it?
LIKEtoKNOW.it was launched in 2014 as a program that allowed you to shop Instagram posts. Since then, the program has evolved and there are now thousands of users from influencers to retailers sharing home, beauty, and clothing items that you can shop instantly simply by “liking” a photo on Instagram! Cool, right?! It allows non-bloggers to purchase the products in these Instagram’s and it allows bloggers and other digital influencers to make a commission on that sale!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once accepted into the program, you’re going to want to follow the instructions that are sent with your acceptation on how to set up your account, and how to start utilizing the dashboard! Once that’s complete, you’ll be able to save items from rewardStyle affiliates across the web.
Once you have items to share, there are numerous ways to utilize LIKEtoKNOW.it – the rewardStyle app and the widgets are my favorites!
The rewardStyle app allows you to have access to your rewardStyle dashboard on your phone and contains all of the tools you would need for creating content on your mobile device!
Once you have an image edited in your photo album on your phone, simply open the rewardStyle app, and the app will then walk you through the steps of selecting a photo, selecting products, creating a caption, and adding the LIKEtoKNOW.it trio – https://liketk.it/2r0Tx @liketoknow.it #liketkit
Don’t forget that the liketk.it link that LIKEtoKNOW.it produces for your photos is different every time and specific to that photo & the products in it!
For the longest time, I didn’t realize that the carousel widgets everyone was using at the bottom of their post to feature products in their posts were something created through influencer programs like rewardStyle and ShopStyle Collective. YUP, you read that right! I was like “hey how are all these people getting these cute widgets in their blog posts?!” Well, I finally figured out that we’re not all coding geniuses and they were offered through these programs!
These shop-able widgets are great to include in posts, on pages, and in your sidebar so your readers can shop your favorite items no matter where they are on your website!
LIKEtoKNOW.it is a platform that can be used to shop your favorite digital influencers’ Instagram. The days of trying to scour the internet for a product that was simply tagged by it’s retailer or commenting/direct messaging accounts asking where something is from (& not hearing back!) are *long* gone. It ends up saving you time and frustration.
Signing up for LIKEtoKNOW.it is easy, all you have to do is follow these 3 steps:
- Submit your email to register on the LIKEtoKNOW.it website
- “Like” photos on Instagram with the LIKEtoKNOW.it trio (i.e. https://liketk.it/2r0Tx @liketoknow.it #liketkit)
- Open your email to view ready-to-shop images or shop via the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app
Influencer’s that use LIKEtoKNOW.it do make commission off of your purchases, but keep in mind that this is part of their job!
THE NEW LIKEtoKNOW.it APP
The new LIKEtoKNOW.it app is a freakin’ game changer. Up until now, you could either enter the link that’s part of the LIKEtoKNOW.it trio (i.e. https://liketk.it/2r0Tx) or wait until you received the email, which takes around 5-15 minutes, depending. Now, with the new app, you can shop enabled images almost immediately after double-taping or by taking advantage of the new screenshot technology.
The app has a couple really awesome features, including a “my likes” section, a “discover” section, and screenshot technology.
For the screenshot technology – when a image is LTK.it enabled, you can take a screenshot directly on Instagram and it’ll automatically show up in your “my likes” section of the app!
After you double-tab or screenshot a photo, you’ll want to open up the app and click on the image you want to shop.
This is what you’ll see:
From here, you can simply tap on the product you want to shop and the item will automatically open in your phone’s browser. If you scroll down, there will be a “more from” section, where you can shop the recent Instagram photos of that user!
You can also click the profile photo of that user in the top right corner to be brought to their profile, where you will be able to shop all of their Instagram photos!
All of the photos you screenshot in Instagram will have the LIKEtoKNOW.it logo on them (i.e. the round logo on the photo of the “current mood” sweatshirt above!)
The LIKEtoKNOW.it app is great for digital influencers and non-digital influencers alike! Take advantage of being able to shop Instagram photos, immediately.
Figuring out your strategy for what works best for your blog and Instagram is going to take time, but here are some quick tips to make the most out of rewardStyle and LIKEtoKNOW.it:
HASHTAGS/TAGS: rewardStyle has come out with a handful of hashtags to use in order to help you get your images found – make sure to use them in your captions! Be sure to also tag the LIKEtoKNOW.it Instagram account in your photos for a chance to be featured on their feed!
Related Post: The Best Hashtags to Use on Instagram
YOUR SIDEBAR: Taking advantage of your sidebar is a great strategy for LIKEtoKNOW.it – insert widgets including your wishlist items, items featured in your Snapchats/Instagram stories, and items that are part of current sales! Your sidebar is seen no matter where a visitor is on your website, so it’s more easily accessible v. a specific page!
TEST YOUR LINKS, OFTEN: It’s as easy as that! Check the links you have to products on your blog & on your rewardStyle account. As a shopper, it’s frustrating being sent to a page with an out of stock product or a 404 Error page. As a blogger, if you’re sharing products that are no longer available, you won’t be able to make money, so be sure to link something similar or find the product somewhere else on the internet!