Answering Your LiketoKnow.it Questions

One year ago, I published “Understanding How to Use LiketoKnow.it” which focused around WHY to use it, HOW to sign up, and WHO can use it. In 365 days, the platform has changed drastically in terms of how it’s used & by who – which led me to update the post & go into further detail about ‘How to Use LiketoKnow.it as a Buyer & as an Influencer.”

By popular demand & request, here are the top questions I get about how to use LiketoKnow.it with regards to the rewardStyle app/platform.

Answering Your LiketoKnow.it Questions, rewardStyle 101, Blog & Instagram Monetization Tips, Tilden of To Be Bright

Q: Have you found your engagement suffers from bringing the photo from a 3rd party app to Instagram?

Sadly & honestly, ever since Instagram’s algorithm change I’ve found my engagement to suffer all around no matter what I share the photo through. But thankfully there are enough people using LiketoKnow.it that I’m still making sales for most of my posts, even the ones that don’t see a tremendous number of likes or comments. So that’s reassuring at times.

Q:  I just joined rewardStyle today. Since you are already an experienced user, do you know of any ways that we can do deep-linking using bookmark toolbar or some sorts? I find that the search interface within rewardStyle is loading quite slowly sometimes when linking multiple items.

If you download the Link Ninja bookmark tool and add it to your Bookmarks, it will make linking an exact item from the website itself MUCH EASIER! I use this tool 98% of the time on sites that work with RewardStyle, as the interface is SUPER SLOW as you said – unfortunately it’s been that way ever since I started using it back in 2013. I find that the Link Ninja tool helps a ton!

Q: I was wondering if you could help me figure out how I can get the commission I have made so far from the LiketoKnow.it app. It’s not a large amount but I have no idea how I can actually access it and add it to my bank account.

So the way you find out what you made commission wise is actually found on the rewardStyle app or rewardStyle.com (not through LTK) because rS is the “Parent” company of LTK & the driver for all the commission links. LTK is the platform to share & shop from; rS allows you to save items, copy the links, save to folders which are then accessed through LTK; it’s also the place where you can see what items you sold & how much you made, etc.

First thing to do is login to your rewardStyle account on a computer and make sure your profile is set up completely, including PayPal payment – if you don’t have Paypal, you’ll have to set that up too in order to receive payment. MAKE SURE YOU CLICK SAVE. From there, you can see your commissions on the computer login as well as in the rewardStyle app (which is separate from LTK). Payment is only issued to your PayPal once you’ve hit $100 in commission sales. But don’t worry – even if you haven’t set up your payment method yet and you see you have $ in your commission account, it’ll still be applied once you hit your first $100.

Q: So I’m a LTK influencer but I cannot answer my emails on my rewardStyle page. It tells me my number of followers and then beside it, it mentions I have 6 emails but I can’t click on it. How do I do that?

That 6 number indicates the number of email subscribers you have. That means those 6 people will get an email notification the minute you post something new with LTK links, regardless if they liked/screenshot the image. It differs from followers because that # represents the people who want to see your posts pop up in their feeds on the LTK app when scrolling. Both #’s are important but the email subscriber # is probably the one which will earn you more money, as those people want to know when something new is posted by you immediately, rather than maybe seeing it in their feeds and maybe purchasing something.

Q: So what are the benefits to leaving the link, hashtag and mention (which looks a little spammy, in my opinion) in the Instagram caption itself? The screenshots still seem to work on the LTK app even without adding the link, as long as the picture in enabled on LTK. Couldn’t you just caption the IG picture something like ‘Screenshot this picture and and open the LiketoKnow.it app to shop this outfit’?

So it’s mandatory you leave the link in the caption because that’s the part which deems it “shoppable” on the app. If removed, you won’t be able to generate sales/commission because the link acts like an identifier for LTK’s database through the IG platform (all behind-the-scenes code). In short, DON’T DELETE THE LINK from your caption. You can totally remove the @ mention and hashtags after generating the caption, during the final edits after copying/pasting on IG & before hitting “publish”, if you want to – they’re not mandatory to keep like the link.

However, the importance of keeping them (despite it looking spammy, I agree 100%) is that this will help your post get more exposure and heighten the chances of LTK seeing it and maybe reposting it on their own platform. Currently, LTK’s IG account has 3M followers, and the #liketkit hashtag is tagged in 3,135,038 posts. Because of these huge numbers, getting your post discovered is greater if you include the hashtag(s) in the caption and if you tag @liketoknow.it in the caption or the photo itself, you increase the chances of it being seen by the LTK team, possibly getting it reposted, and therefore, increasing the chances of getting more followers of the 3M audience LTK currently has!

Q: What if i want to post multiple posts through LiketoKnow.it app to instagram but don’t know how to do so?? It’s only letting me post one picture on LiketoKnow.it and then share it on Instagram.

So “technically” the LTK app only lets you draft a linked caption for one photo in the app itself. But once you copy/paste the caption, click PREPARE TO INSTAGRAM option, then once redirected to the IG platform >> click on the + icon at the bottom as you would to post a new IG, and from there you have the option to select more images to follow the original image you linked to in LTK; by clicking the icon for multiple images at the bottom right of the original photo (as you would if just posting multiple ones without the LTK link). Just make sure the original image (the one you linked) is the one that appears first in the carousel.

Q: I was wondering if you knew where I can find the link of my LTK profile which I can link to my Instagram page. I can’t seem to find it on the app, so maybe it’s from the desktop? I’ve seen many bloggers do it.

You should be able to find it on your desktop! Go to the LTK homepage & login to your account associated. From there, navigate the menu icon on the top right of landing page & select MY POSTS under “Featured” in the dropdown. That will take you to your profile which will have the URL to your LTK page. For example, mine is https://www.liketoknow.it/tobebright (my IG is @tobebright)

Q: I was just accepted to Rewards Style & very happy about it! So for the old posts that I have, can I still apply the link through Liketoknow.it? 

As far as making past posts LTK-able, you’d have to repost them through the backend of the RS App as you would for a new post you’re linking. You can then copy the coded link from the caption created in the backend, go into your IG to your past post image, and edit the caption from there. Personally though, I’d just repost another image of the same look (if you have) so it’s fresh content to your feed & for your followers, as past posts are not always looked at depending how “old” they are.

Q: I’m curious if you know how to link entire websites with LTK? I’m looking to do a post about sales but I can only figure out how to use rS to link to direct products, and not to the general landing page of a brand I’m mentioning.

You can still use rS for homepages for sale deals & categories. I do it all the time! The only thing is that you can only do it on your computer/desktop, not on the LTK app, and you have to use the Link Ninja tool on rS. You save the Link Ninja tool onto your bookmarks, which then allows you to link anything from homepage to product on any enabled site working with rS! How to save it: Login to rS on desktop, under APPS dropdown click LINK NINJA at the very bottom, it then provides you the steps to saving it to your bookmarks and then from there, you can enable links for homepages to embed by clicking the Link Ninja tool you’ve saved to your bookmarks!

Q: I just signed up for LTK & I cannot figure out how to make a URL link that directs to my LTK profile page. How do I do that? 

The URL for your individual LTK profile is structured like this: https://www.liketoknow.it/YOURIGHANDLE – so for example, mine is: https://www.liketoknow.it/tobebright. I like to include mine (URL) in my IG BIO for the website link & sometimes use it as the swipe up link too if you have a business IG account/over 10k for the swipe up feature.

Q: Is there a way to remove an enabled image after posting it?

Yes there is! On the RS mobile app’s main landing page (where you would go to create a new enabled image), you’ll see those already enabled/posted images below in a scroll-down list. If you just swipe left on the image intended to be removed, you’ll see a DELETE red block appear. Don’t click on the image itself to enlarge & see the products – you can only delete when seeing them all in a row on that main landing page.

Q: So I just got accepted today as a Rewardstyle influencer! Very excited!! I am setting up my account now and I am on the ‘payment details’ page. It is asking me for my “Company Name” – what would I put for that? I have not set up an LLC or anything like that yet for my blog, since I am early on with it.

Enter your “blog’s name” as the “company name” – that’s what I did too!

Q: I’m having a hard time removing products on my RewardStyle page through the folders. Is there anyway to declutter the items I’m no longer using or need to link?

Yes there is! If you’re on the RS app, navigate to the HEART icon and click on one of the folders you’ve created/want to declutter products from. If you look at the top right corner once in said folder, you’ll see the words EDIT – click on that and every product in the folder will show an X right next to them. Click the X to delete your products of choice.

Q: I have been on RS for about a year and I’m still kind of confused on some things. 1) Can I click “Get Link” and paste that on my FB business page as well as just using it for the swipe up feature in IG stories? 2) Can I message the lRS ink to someone who asks where I got a particular item but may not be an IG user? 3) Is it against the rules to use our own link? 4) Is there a way I can use link ninja on my phone?

Yes, Yes, Yes, and YES!

1) You definitely can use any RS-generated link (both product page or landing page of affiliated retailers) for both FB posts & as a swipe up link for IG Stories.

2) You can 100% include that link to send to people asking for them in your DMs/messages/texts/etc. I do it all the time!!

3) You can for sure use your own RS link when making your own purchases – super smart way to shop in my opinion!

4) Link Ninja can be used through the RS app, don’t think there’s a way it can be “bookmarked” on a phone’s internet – but it works similarly on the RS app where you search the retailer/name of product and can click the NINJA icon to get a unique link to an item you might not have saved yet or last minute need to get.

Q: I just got accredited to RewardStyle as an Influencer, but I’m not a blogger/don’t have a blog. When creating my LTK Profile, what do I do when it asks for URL/Site Name if I don’t have a website to link to?

Don’t worry! Lots of people just use LTK as IG Influencers and don’t have a website. All you have to do is link the URL to your IG account associated with RS (i.e. http://instagram.com/tobebright) and type out your IG Handle name as the site name (i.e. To Be Bright).


HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT HOW TO USE REWARDSTYLE OR LIKETOKNOW.IT?

Leave a comment below & I’ll update this post as the Qs come in!

To Be Bright

35 Comments

  • Reply Ellen from Ask Away Blog September 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I am going to be completely honest. I am not a fan of LTKI because I hate having to sign up for something in order to see where something’s from. Also, I’m a super frugal person (I got 4 dogs aka a lot of vet costs) so I rarely buy an item from the manufacturer’s website or any other website without first trying to find it everywhere and anywhere else (ebay, etc). So for those reasons, me and a lot of my followers and friends have agreed we aren’t fans 🙁 I figured you may want insight from people who don’t use it.

    • Reply Tilden September 5, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Totally understand your reason for not using, Ellen! For Influencers, I think it’s a platform that we should use most (or take advantage of using often) to make a passive income; it’s somewhat essential we use it for our benefit (otherwise blogging as a career would be one heck of an expensive hobby! haha) Gotta make ends meet, but from a consumer standpoint I totally agree that it’s not for everyone to be a fan of :]

      • Reply Ellen from Ask Away Blog September 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm

        yay thank you for understanding! i totally agree bc as a blogger im doing the same thing. If money werent a thing tho id def be buying from all the clothing links bloggers post!!

    • Reply Kristy July 16, 2019 at 10:20 am

      I’m new to LTK but It seems like you can link to sites like eBay through LinkNinja, so you can still share those products. I realize things on eBay tend to not be in-stock forever, but it’s worth a shot and you still have the cookie for a period of time.

  • Reply Kristi Evans January 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    I just got into LTK and I can’t seem to get link ninja to work. Every time I drag it to my toolbar under bookmarks it will not work. I don’t know what else to do? Help please!

    • Reply Tilden January 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Hi Kristi!

      Are you dragging it using Chrome or Safari (assuming you have a Mac)? I think that will help determine if it will stay on your bookmarks or not. Let me know which one and I can take a look more closely on my own, using the same Internet option.

      xx

      • Reply Brett March 20, 2019 at 5:54 pm

        Hello, I am actually having the same issue. I dragged Link Ninja to my bookmarks, and it shows that it’s there. But then nothing. I accessed the webpage that I wanted to link, and when I click Link Ninja it does nothing…. I am using Chrome, per all the suggestions.

        • Reply Tilden March 31, 2019 at 8:24 pm

          Hi Brett! So Link Ninja isn’t compatible with all webpages of retailers out there because not all of them are affiliated with RewardStyle. Are you trying to link to a webpage that you know is RS friendly (i.e. Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, etc..)? Smaller brands are most likely not RS enabled and if they’re not, Link Ninja won’t show a pop up to copy/save a generated link then. Do you mind letting me know what the webpage URL is that you’d like to link to? xx

  • Reply kristi evans January 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I am using safari. It stays up in the bookmark toolbar. However, when you click it then it says this–>

    IT LOOKS LIKE LINKNINJA ISN’T INTEGRATED WITH THIS ADVERTISER CURRENTLY. PLEASE VISIT OUR ADVERTISER PAGE TO FIND OUT IF THIS ADVERTISER IS AVAILABLE VIA REWARDSTYLE.COM

    • Reply Tilden January 17, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Ahhh I see – that means you’re trying to link from a page that isn’t associated with RewardStyle. Not every website works with them, so that just means you’ll have to find the product you’re trying to link to from another retailer that does work with RS – I always try to link to the major dept stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Macy’s, etc.

  • Reply Tijana January 23, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Hi, I dont get it at all, how its function?How can I post? I don’t understand 😕 I made an account, but i dont know how can I publish my photos from IG and what should I do. Can you please assist me???Thank youuuuu

    • Reply Tilden January 24, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Tijana!

      In order to publish photos to IG through your LTK, you have to download the REWARDSTYLE APP and link to your rS profile during set-up. I know it’s kind of confusing that you’d have to access the RS APP instead of the LTK APP in order to post link-enabled photos, but the reason for that is because the LIKETOKNOW.IT APP only allows you to browse the Influencers whose LTK Profiles you want to follow & shop from. Since LTK itself is a shopping tool integrated & designed by RS, you can only publish shop-able LTK links through the REWARDSTYLE APP.

      For how to set up & use LTK through the RS APP, you can refer to this blog post that details the steps more specifically: https://tobebright.com/understanding-how-to-use-liketoknow-it-as-a-buyer-as-an-influencer-updated-2018/

  • Reply Joanna January 23, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Hi there! Is there any way to see who your followers are on the rewardstyle app?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Reply Tilden January 24, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      Hi Joanna!

      Ugh I wish! Unfortunately there isn’t a way (yet) to see who’s following your LTK Profile on the RS APP. Let’s hope they’ll make that happen though because it would be nice to know, for demographic purposes to better understand our audience & their purchase habits.

  • Reply Colleen Bianchi February 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Hello!

    I came across this post and I actually have a question on how you linked the “shop my IG outfits”. I know everyone has this option but I cannot figure out how to do it/ install it. I only have been able to successfully add the “boutique” widget which is just the items i linked/ vs my published photos… Does this question make sense lol?

    • Reply Tilden February 12, 2019 at 12:14 am

      Hi Colleen! Do you mean how did I link it on my IG Profile? Or how I linked to it on my website’s “Shop” page? xx

  • Reply Jenny February 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    If a somebody clicks on a LTKI link you provided and they buy multiple products on that website through your link, do you get commission for everything they purchased? Or just the one item you linked?

    Jenny

    • Reply Tilden February 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      As long as someone purchases through your link, no matter what the item is or how many items all together, you get commission for everything that was purchased!

  • Reply Kessler Ramirez March 24, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I used link ninja to get links to landing pages (not individual items) when I then made into clickable links on my website in a blog post. How can I see the analytics from these links? I can see the link clicks for photos I’ve enabled through rS, but not for landing pages I’ve linked on blog posts. Thank you!!

    • Reply Tilden March 31, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Kessler! So you can only track the analytics of what “individual products” SOLD through your link(s) on the RS dashboard. Unfortunately you cannot track the amount of clicks per link (unless using them as a Swipe Up on IG Story and if you have an IG Business platform.) xx

  • Reply Sehr April 24, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Hi! I have a quick question. If someone clicks my rewardstyle link to add to their cart (for instance, a pair of jeans from ASOS), and they already have some things in their cart for that website, do i get commission on the entire purchase?

    Similarly, what if they added a pair of jeans with my link first, then proceeded to add things to their cart, do i get commission on the entire purchase?

    • Reply Tilden April 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Hi Sehr! That’s a great question – ultimately yes, you would get commission for each item in someone’s purchase because the retailer (i.e. ASOS) is a RS-affiliated brand. Therefore, everything they sell can be commissioned through RS/LTK links for influencers. However, the purchaser will need to access the site & proceed to check out by clicking on your RS/LTK link initially (i.e. they click the link to your jeans, get redirected to ASOS, add a few more items to their cart, check out, etc.) – as long as they are directed to ASOS through an RS link of yours, then you’ll earn the commission.

  • Reply Angela Camp May 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Totally random question…Lisa Vanderpumo wore a leopard jacket with neon green buttons. This was the trip to the Bahamas. I’ve been trying to locate this jacket everywhere. I emailed Bigblondehair, but never received a reply. I’m hoping you can help me! My email address is: Angelacamp@mindspring.com

  • Reply Nicole May 27, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Hi there! I just got accepted to Rewardstyle and had a quick question you may be able to answer. When you do earn a commission through an affiliated link, how long does it take to hit your account? Is it instant, or is there a certain time it takes to come through?

    • Reply Tilden May 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Nicole! It should show up within 24 hours of the order being processed/going through from the customer. However, it has 30 days to be “returned” by the customer and therefore, will be redacted from your earnings if it does. Once you hit the $100+ on earnings, that is when you’ll see payment from RS via Paypal 😀 xx

  • Reply Whitney Clegg June 3, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Hi, I’m brand new to reward style and this is so helpful! Do I have to use the like to know it enabled image (I think that’s what it’s called) that I create in the app when I post to Instagram? The one that has the like to know it black heart logo in the bottom right corner? Or can I use the exact same pic but without that spammy looking logo? Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden June 3, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Hi Whitney! There’s a way to remove the black heart logo on the LTK-Enabled Image when you’re originally creating it. Once you go to that page, you can swipe left and you’ll see the heart can be changed to the color white or removed entirely from the image before publishing to LTK. But yes, I’ve also used the same image with a few edits on IG that isn’t the exact same as the one used to embed on LTK – as long as you have the LTK URL in the caption of the image posted, you should be fine! xx

  • Reply Madison July 1, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Hi! I’ve recently started to use LTK and a lot of the things I link are from Amazon. However I just had a friend tell me she used my link to purchase but I didn’t get any credit. Is this because when she used my link from her phone it then opened up her amazon app? Therefore she wasn’t on my link any longer?

    • Reply Tilden July 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Madison! So it’s possible that she might have saved the item to her cart & then checked out at a later date. The way it would work for you to get credit is if she swiped up and purchased the item in one fell swoop. I’d ask her how she went about purchasing (if she did it right away on her phone or saved the item & checked out at another time.) LMK what she says and I can see if there’s another solution to this if she DIDN’T wait to purchase.

  • Reply Kristin Nastoupil July 8, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Hi so we are on rewardstyle/LIKEtoKNOW.it and as of last night our commission status read $76.64 and all of a sudden today our. Commission status reads $0.00. Do you know why or what’s going on? Please help!

    • Reply Tilden July 8, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Kristin! Apparently there was a huge glitch in the system – RS said it’s aware of it & hoping to have it resolved this week sometime. xx

  • Reply Melissa July 16, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Hi girl! I have google chrome and it won’t let me add link ninja! I tried copying the link and then dragging. Do i really have to have apple laptop in order to do that? So bummed…….

    • Reply Tilden July 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Melissa! I have Google Chrome as well & use the Link Ninja tool on it! You should be able to download the Link Ninja tool and add it manually to your bookmarks. It doesn’t work with the dragging option (so annoying I know) but it’s def available for all types of laptops (not just Apple.)

      I was able to drag my Link Ninja to my bookmarks using Google Chrome; drag it to the space underneath the URL bar next to the colorful square that says APPS – it should show up there. LMK if you’re still having trouble!

  • Reply Kristy July 16, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Really helpful post! I was curious if you know why you can’t save some products through LinkNinja. On some websites it will only let me copy the link, which means I can’t save it to be tagged in any photos.

    • Reply Tilden July 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Kristy! I’ve had the same issue too ever since they updated the software. Sometimes I find I get the option to save/heart the product image if I refresh the page but it’s sadly always a toss up. Your best bet is to Google search the exact name of the product and try all the sites that offer it to see if they’re RS affiliated/work properly. xx

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