A lot of my friends and family that are not familiar with the blog world have asked questions about the LIKEtoKNOW.it and Rewardstyle names that they keep seeing in my Instagram photos or blog posts. I know that even when I was a blogger, but didn’t use Rewardstyle, I was really curious about it and how it worked on the backend. So, I thought I would share a little information about it with each of you.
What is RewardStyle?
RewardStyle is an invitation only affiliate network that focuses primarily on fashion, lifestyle, and beauty bloggers. They also own the Liketoknow.it program on Instagram that makes shopping outfit and home photos really simple. RewardStyle allows bloggers to earn commissions on products they recommend by using affiliate links.
RewardStyle is basically the middle-man between bloggers and retailers. RewardStyle has built the relationships with the retailers and accept bloggers and influencers into their program to promote these retailers. The program is web-based and allows bloggers to create “shoppable” links for their readers.
How do bloggers make money?
With RewardStyle, bloggers make a small commission (usually 5-15%) from purchases made through their links. The best way that I like to explain it is similar to a shoe salesman in Dillard’s or any retail store. Those employees make a small commission on their sales for working the floor and suggesting shoes. RewardStyle has now made that possible in the virtual world. Bloggers are now the “online salesman” for each of these stores. So instead of the company paying an “in-house” employee for their sales, they are now paying “online influencers.” It is important to know that this process adds no additional cost to it’s buyers. You pay the same price whether you buy something on your own or through an affiliate link.
What information do we receive as a RewardStyle member?
I was always curious about this before I was accepted to the program. I guess I was interested whether the bloggers could see exactly what I purchased, how much I spent, etc. and the answer is, NO. All that the blogger can see is what link someone clicked and made a purchase on. For example, if I am promoting a pair of jeans from Nordstrom’s; I can see that someone clicked that link and made a purchase, but I only see the amount of my commission. I don’t see all the items purchased or the total amount spent. Does that make sense? There is also nothing tied to anyone’s name or personal information. So we never see who purchased what or any of that specific information. I thought this information might be interesting to you in case you were weirded out by that information being seen.
If you have any specific questions that you are curious to know about RewardStyle, please feel free to ask. I’m happy to answer. I know affiliate links can be controversial, but it’s true that a lot of time gets put into many of the posts that you see. It’s nice to get paid a tiny bit of money for our time sometimes 🙂
How to Use the LIKEtoKNOW.it App and other ways to shop Instagram images:
Below are three ways you can easily shop my Instagram outfits!!
1. Download the brand new LIKEtoKNOW.it app.
The app populates all of the pics you’ve “liked” on Instagram with ready to shop details.
It also allows you to screenshot Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, & Facebook pics and when you open your LIKEtoKNOW.it app, the photos will populate for you to shop.
2. Sign up for LIKEtoKNOW.it
Once your registered, all you have to do is “like” a picture that has a www.liketk.it/… link on Instagram.
You will quickly receive a ready-to-shop email based on your preferences with all of the outfit details.
3. Click to shop on the Home of Malone’s website. You can see my Instagram images on the bottom of the blog or up in my “Shop” tab, you will see a page called “shop Instagram”!
Click on the image to shop that look.
Here’s an example of a photo with the LiketoKnow.it symbol. You can screenshot this photo on Instagram or just “like it” and then open your new LiketoKnowit App.
I hope this helps you guys! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask :).
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