Answering Your Questions

One year ago, I published “Understanding How to Use” 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 as a Buyer & as an Influencer.”

By popular demand & request, here are the top 6 questions I get about how to use with regards to the rewardStyle app/platform.

Answering Your 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 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 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 (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 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 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 app to instagram but don’t know how to do so?? It’s only letting me post one picture on 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 (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 

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.


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


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  • 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 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.


  • 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–>


    • 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.

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