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.


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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 http://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!

351 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 Scout March 13, 2020 at 8:52 am

        I’ve been on LTK.it for a couple months now, I’m having so much fun playing around with it! However, my commission keeps decreasing. One day I have earned $50 total and the next day it’s dropped to $45. Does that mean I’m not posting enough? Or that my followers are returning their items? I’ve been trying to find the answer all over the internet but can’t find anything regarding it! Thanks in advance 🙂

        • Reply Tilden March 16, 2020 at 11:46 am

          Hi Scout! So if you see a decrease in your total, that usually means an item previously purchased through one of your links was returned by the buyer. RS allows for a 30 day window for purchases to be returned, which can/will affect your total commission throughout the month. Once the 30 days have passed, the total of your commission then will be the amount you receive via Paypal/check.xx

      • Reply Celia April 27, 2020 at 11:37 pm

        Hi, is there any way to link items from other retailers stores that are not on the reward style app?

        • Reply Tilden April 28, 2020 at 7:42 am

          Hi Celia! There are other affiliate platforms out there that allow you to make commission off of product links but chances are that if the retailer is not already a RS partner, it most likely doesn’t have an affiliate program. RewardStyle is the largest one out there, in terms of affiliate platforms. xx

      • Reply Danessa May 21, 2020 at 7:02 pm

        do you know how i can subscribe to someone’s liketoknow.it and opt for the email notification?

    • 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 Shelley October 13, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      Hello!! I am trying to make a profile on the RS app, after I type in the information and I click save, it says ‘no object or error.’ Any ideas??

      • Reply Tilden October 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm

        Hi Shelley! Are you trying to make a profile as a buyer or as an influencer? The RS app is a tool best used for influencers to link their IG posts with products to make them shoppable and the LTK app is better for people to follow their fave bloggers & shop from their linked photos. Confusing a bit, but lmk what kind of profile you’re trying to make so I can best help you out! xx

        • Reply Shelley October 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm

          Hello! I am looking to make a profile as an influencer..when I put the information in and click save, there’s a pop-up that read no object or error.

        • Reply Priscilla August 12, 2020 at 3:16 am

          Hello, I just became an RS influencer and I was really excited since I have so many items to link. But then in the setup process i realize I don’t see Amazon listed as a partner which is where 99% of my items are purchased. I see other influencers link to Amazon via RS but not sure why I don’t see that option? Any idea? The only amazon option I see is in another country, not the US. I found one of my items on Walmart but don’t want to link it bc it’s more expensive than amazon and half the size which makes me feel really bad posting it when I know the amazon item is cheaper and bigger in size. Any suggestions on how to make commission via amazon ?

          • Tilden August 16, 2020 at 11:23 am

            Hi Priscilla! If you take a look at several of the comments published, you’ll see the Amazon question pop up a few times with my answer(s) 😀 Hope that helps! xx

      • Reply NaturallyHealthyandChic August 6, 2020 at 11:57 pm

        Hi!! I had same issue. I kept getting errors & then it was saying the profile name was already taken. I then hit cancel because I was so annoyed and nothing would save and found out 10 profiles were credited! Now I have no clue how to delete all the extra ones!

        • Reply Priscilla August 12, 2020 at 3:18 am

          Omg the EXACT same thing happened to me today! I was so annoyed! It kept saying the username was taken and finally after I figured it out I now created literally 10 profiles and like you, I have no idea how to delete lol

        • Reply Vanesaa September 26, 2020 at 9:07 pm

          Same thing here! I have 10 other profiles. I just emailed the activation team and see if I get any answers.

  • 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 Kate May 1, 2020 at 7:43 pm

          Can I have two Instagram accounts linked to my one RS account? Is that allowed?

          • Tilden May 4, 2020 at 2:40 pm

            Hi Kate! You can only have (1) account linked to your RS, so only that one can be posting embedded IG In-Feed posts. However you can definitely have your LTK profile linked as the website in both your IG accounts & if you have the ability to swipe up on the non-rs affiliated account, you can absolutely share the RS links on embedded stories there as well! 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 Paulene May 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm

        Do you have to use your own photos?

        • Reply Tilden May 21, 2020 at 9:01 am

          Hi Paulene! I mean, it’s always good practice to use your own photos 98% of the time but if necessary to use someone else’s, be sure to credit the original source. However for LTK/RS reasons, I recommend you avoid using someone else’s photo if you intend to make commission of the sale of items featured; just not a good look TBH xx

  • 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 Rachel Bybee January 31, 2020 at 11:44 pm

        Do you get commission for things you don’t have linked as well if they purchase multiple things?

  • 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 Sierra July 16, 2020 at 2:04 am

        What does the circled i mean that appears by your dollar amount when looking at published posts? It only shows up by some, not all! Please explain! Thank you!

        • Reply Tilden July 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

          Hi Sierra! I believe that just stands for “Info” – if you click on the image already published there, it leads to a page that shows more details of the items you’ve linked to, other social share options, etc. Nothing to be worried about! 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

  • Reply Meredith Sorkin July 18, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for all this great information! I’m new and figuring out LTKit as I go, so this really helped! Question: Sometimes when I try and “favorite” an item with Link Ninja in the RS app, it only allows me to save the link, not save the link and picture to favorites. Does that happen to you too? Why? Is there a way to work around that? Thanks!!

    • Reply Tilden July 22, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Meredith! Yes that happens to me a lot – sometimes what helps is clicking the button that says “this is a product link” and after going through all that (despite it not updating right away/still showing you the landing page link) try refreshing the page. Often times it works (esp on Amazon) but other times it doesn’t, sadly always a gamble. You can also try finding the same product on diff RS-affiliated sites if it still happens on that one site you’re trying.

  • Reply Laura July 23, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I’m having some issues through the RS app sometimes when linking an item and it showing the wrong picture. For example: I linked several coffee table books, and when I select and link them, it’s linking a picture of the BACK of the book, or the title page or one of the interior pages ( it’s doing different things with different books ). For items that have several photos posted of the same product but in different views, how do you select which picture you want to be linked on your LTK page?

    • Reply Tilden July 23, 2019 at 8:47 am

      Hi Laura! So after clicking the Link Ninja tool for the product you want to link & once the little window pops up, navigate to the tiny icon that looks like a square of 4 outlined boxes that appears at the right top corner on the image of the product. When you hover your mouse over it, it should have a caption that reads “Pick Image” pop up. Click that and from there you will be able to select the image of the product you wish to use/have appear in your shop the post scroll/LTK thumbnail!

  • Reply Laura July 24, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Ok, thank you! That worked on the desktop site, but it’s not working through my app or through the rewardStyle website via my desktop. Does this only work if you go to the vendor’s actual webpage?

    Also, I just noticed that when searching for a Target lamp through rewardStyle’s site, it’s there, but when I go to Target’s actual website, it’s not. “Lazy Susan Flurry Frit Well Boutique Lamp, White by: Lazy Susan” is the Target lamp I found on rewardStyle’s website through their search engine that isn’t pulling up on Target’s website. Is this common?

    Another issue I’m having is the “get link” button is not working for certain sites/products. For instance, at TJ Maxx, the GET LINK button for “Medium Seagrass Storage Basket” is not working. This is happening at Target as well (e.g. for the “13””x14″” Decorative Basket Natural – Threshold”).

    Lots of issues today! 🙁

    Thanks!

  • Reply Kristin July 29, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Ok we are on like to know it and have a good commission going. How do I link it so the commission we are making from the app shows up in our PayPal account and we have access to it?

    Thanks
    Trendy In Texas

    • Reply Tilden July 30, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Kristin! You’ll receive a digital Paypal check from RS with the commission you’ve earned once you hit $100+ – that amount includes all the items that were purchased through your link(s) during the 30 days you earned commission based on products that were NOT returned by the customer. Make sure you have your Paypal details properly entered on the RS website (access via computer) – once logged into dashboard, hover over the MY ACCOUNT tab & then click the BASIC INFORMATION tab in the drop-down menu.

  • Reply Kristin Nastoupil July 31, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Ok great!! And so all I do is link our PayPal via computer to our reward style and it will automatically go in or do I have to transfer it?

    • Reply Tilden July 31, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Yes! You’ll get a Paypal email notification when payment is made via RS to your account. Once that happens, you’ll have to login to Paypal to transfer the funds to your bank! 😀

      • Reply Shelbi Pipes July 16, 2020 at 11:09 am

        Do you have to use a paypal??

        • Reply Tilden July 16, 2020 at 2:47 pm

          Hi Shelbi! Yes, as far as I know PayPal is the only payout method for RS :] xx

  • Reply Sienna July 31, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Hello! I’m new to like to know it! I’m just wondering why some of my photos have the logo in the corner and others don’t !?

    Styled.by.si

    • Reply Tilden August 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Sienna! You have the option to have the RS logo show in the corner as white, black, or not at all. When you’re in the final stages of publishing your post on the app, be sure to swipe left 3x to remove the logo from the photo before it’s live!

  • Reply Lindsay August 3, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I’m confused on how to send a link via text, dm or email. If I go to the item and use the link ninja and copy the link do I need to do anything else to share the link? When I paste the link it’s not working for the receiver… also if the receiver does not yet have LTK would it prompt them to create an account or can they shop the link without a LTK app/account?

    • Reply Tilden August 6, 2019 at 9:57 am

      Hi Lindsay! It should work simply by copying/pasting the RS coded link into a text, DM, or email – I do it all the time and haven’t had any issues from the receiver (at least not to my knowledge.) The receiver does NOT need to have a LTK account in order to shop the product. If you copy the RS code to the product directly & paste it to them (whichever way via text, DM, etc.) it should send them to the landing page of the product. Even if you copied/pasted the link to you LTK embedded photo, the consumer doesn’t need to make an account. It’ll prompt them on the landing page, but if they scroll down to your photo & click on whichever thumbnail of the item they wish to take a look at to shop, it should direct them to the product page in the same way.

  • Reply Sarah August 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Hi there!

    I’m new to this whole thing and totally appreciate this post! Where do I see my stats — can I see who buys something from my links? This might help find a target demo. Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden August 21, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Hi Sarah! So you can view your stats of purchases from the last 7 days only on the RS app; to view your stats in more detail, login to rewardstyle.com and click the Analytics tab on the main navigation menu. You can only view stats pertaining to the orders & commissions earned, not about the consumer. My suggestion is to get Google Analytics and use that to track your audience demographics; that’ll give you a better idea of the age range & location of the majority of your audience who are most likely purchasing from you! xx

  • Reply Andrea Farry August 29, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Hello there! I have a joint account with my best girl! Do we both apply for like to know it.. or just one of us and use our joint IG handle? So grateful for you!
    Thank you!
    xo

    • Reply Tilden August 29, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Andrea! Best situation is for you guys to apply for LTK on the joint account you share 😀 xx

  • Reply Andrea Farry August 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    We used our personal email for our joint blog …. does that sound right? Sorry? 🙏🏻

  • Reply Courtney August 31, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    How do I download the Link Ninja bookmark tool as stated on one your your answers above?

    Also it it normal to get an error from Link Ninja that says ‘advertiser not supported’ ?

    • Reply Tilden September 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Courtney! Depending on which Browser you choose, LinkNinja can be added to your bookmarks as follows:

      CHROME >> Click “VIEW” tab on top navigation bar – click “ALWAYS SHOW BOOKMARKS BAR” – you’ll then see a line appear below the search URL box next to Apps – on your RS dashboard, drag the LinkNinja icon to that newly appeared line to add it to your bookmarks. If that sounds confusing, login to your RS dashboard, click APPS > LinkNinja & you can click on the ? icon that shows in that paragraph above the LN icon & watch a video on how to add it properly.

      SAFARI >> Click “BOOKMARKS” in top nav bar – click “SHOW BOOKMARKS” – drag LinkNinja icon to the Bookmark list that will appear on the left side of your browser.

      As for that error page stating, “advertiser not supported,” >> 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. **I will say that recently RS disabled links being pulled from both Amazon & Shopbop pages because those brands were late (on their end) paying RS for its services. So until Amazon/Shopbop decides to pay their bill (lol), we can’t grab links from those sites via LinkNinja. Going forward if you see a similar error page for a site you’re certain in RS affiliated, assume it’s because they didn’t pay the bill yet & check back again the next few days to see if it works again!** xx

  • Reply KC September 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I recently got accepted to rewardStyle and this post answered some questions I couldn’t find the answer to anywhere else! xoxo @daydreamingstyle

  • Reply Makala September 12, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I just got accepted to Liketoknow.it and I previously had a Liketoknow.it account before getting accepted. It’s still showing my account is a “buyers” account instead of “influencer.” When I go to upload a picture for Instagram, it won’t upload. Any tips??

    • Reply Tilden September 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Makala! So when you use LTK as an Influencer, you access that whole set up through the RS app (NOT THE LTK APP) – I know that’s weird but because LTK is a branch of RS, you use the RS app for all of your LTK shoppable posts. xx

      • Reply Makala September 12, 2019 at 4:04 pm

        Yes, but when posting to IG, you have to post through LTK it right?

        • Reply Tilden September 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

          No, you do everything through the RS App – tap to open, click the square with the + inside to select your photo & attach links to it, then add your caption and click the submit button, your caption will be automatically copied & you’ll be directed to another page to enable your image via IG, Snapchat, etc. >> click the IG enable section and it will reopen the IG app automatically >> from there, click the + to create a new IG photo and the photo you LTK’d previously will pop up, hit paste in the caption of the photo and the LTK enabled caption you created will be there >> then click publish and you’re all set!

  • Reply Maria September 12, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Hello,
    I came across this article and found it so helpful as I’m new to RS. Is there a way to schedule your LTK posts? I tried with tailwind but it wouldn’t let me save my LTK pic.

    • Reply Tilden September 13, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Hi Maria! You might be able to do it with Planoly – LTK enable your posts in advance, but don’t publish to IG from the app. Instead copy & paste the caption with the LTK links and paste it into the caption when scheduling via Planoly. I’ve never tried it myself but it might work. If it does, please let me know! xx

  • Reply Emily Sabol September 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    How do I set up my Rs account to my like to know it app. I think because I was a buyer but now I’m an influencer. I used the same email. I am not sure

    • Reply Tilden September 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Emily! So through the RS app is the way you enable/post your LTK posts to IG ~ not through the LTK app (confusing, I know.) The LTK app only holds a purpose to shop from accounts / visually see your profile (as an Influencer) so your login credentials shouldn’t matter. They’re both two separate apps to download ~ LiketoKnow.it & RewardStyle. xx

  • Reply Sydney September 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for this super helpful post! Question: I am wanting to apply to RS soon, but currently I only publish content to instagram with plans to create a blog in the near future. So for now would I sign up with my Instagram URL- but would I want to switch over to my blog’s url in the future?

    • Reply Tilden October 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Sydney! For RS/LTK, you use your IG account to link items to shop from ~ you won’t have to switch over your account to your blog, as the RS links generated will work when you embed them into the post copy down the road. LTK can only be used through IG anyway, but the RS links generated can be used on your blog as well (if that makes sense) – xx

  • Reply Abigail Moore October 1, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Hi! I’m new to LIKEtoKNOW.it and I’m curious if there is a way you can see who is following you on the app? I tried looking through reward style but no luck. I know people do giveaways if you follow them so I’m thinking there is a way?
    Thanks!!
    Abigail

    • Reply Tilden October 4, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      Hi Abigail! Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to know who’s following you (yet) to the best of my knowledge. xx

  • Reply Kristin October 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Hi there. I’m an influencer and was wondering if the clothing store A’ltered State is affiliated with RS/LTK?

    • Reply Tilden October 14, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Hi Kristin! I just checked via Link Ninja and looks like it’s not affiliated, unfortunately :[

  • Reply Tamar October 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this super helpful article! Question about how the commissions work. It shows a coat I linked was purchased twice – on different days. One day the commission was $18 and another it was $12 but it shows it was the exact cost that was sold from the analytics. It was in sale and the price was the same both of those days. Any other factors where the commission would be effected?
    Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden October 17, 2019 at 10:50 am

      Hi Tamar! There’s a chance someone purchased the same coat through a different retailer than the one you originally linked to, but since they accessed and made the purchase through your link initially, that’s how you earned the commission. It was probably priced differently on the other retailer site, hence why diff commission amount. As long as someone makes a purchase using your link, no matter what the item is they end up buying, you make commission (yay!) xx

      • Reply Tamar October 20, 2019 at 9:51 am

        Thanks! That makes a lot of sense. It’s too bad we can’t see the exact items actually purchased at the end.

  • Reply Kara October 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    BRAND new here and wondering if I can put the ninja app on my phone? I can’t seem to get it to drag?

    • Reply Tilden October 17, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Hi Kara! You can use the Link Ninja tool on your phone through the RS app. I don’t think there’s a way to drag it to your bookmarks on your phone’s Safari app itself. xx

  • Reply Oliva October 25, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Hi there I am new to RS ! But I am having trouble with the “get link” and “this is a product page” I’m not sure how to get the link and when I try to edit the product and I save it click done it says “instance error” what am I doing wrong?

    • Reply Tilden November 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Hi Olivia! I have that issue with some pages as well, esp on Amazon. I’ve found that if you refresh the page AFTER clicking the “This is a Product Page” and clicking an image for it, it sometimes will fix itself. Even if you get the error after clicking those two before refreshing, still refresh the page. I’ve had it work sometimes & other times it’s a lost cause. Pretty sure it’s a glitch in the RS system. xx

  • Reply Sydney October 30, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Hello! Thank you so much for posting this article – it was so helpful! I recently had a friend who use one of my RS links to purchase a clothing item on Amazon. He does not have the app and clicked on my link and purchased right away. (I watched him do it LOL!) However, I’m not seeing any credit in rewardStyle. I can’t figure out why! Has this happened to you before?

    • Reply Tilden November 1, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Hi Sydney! It will take a couple days to show up as commission credit in your RS dashboard. I suggest checking in a week or so after the purchase date to see if it’s there. If not, LMK! xx

  • Reply Ren November 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Hi!!!

    Thanks so much for this article!!
    Do you know Are we allowed to include RS links within our emails?

    Thanks!!

    • Reply Tilden November 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      Hi! Yes, I don’t see why not!? I use RS links all the time, from texts to DMs so emails are more than ok I’m certain xx

  • Reply Clare November 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Hi,
    Is there a way to find out who has linked to the same product url? I’ve tried the product search but it’s a bit generic and it would be really helpful to see everyone who has linked to a particular sweater for example as then I can see it on a bunch of real people and get a lot of sizing info that is much more helpful than looking at it on the store’s website.
    Thanks

    • Reply Tilden November 13, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Hey Clare! Hmm I’m not sure that’s an option yet but that’s a super smart idea if they haven’t considered it so far! I’d definitely inquire with the RS Help/Contact and see if that’s something they could incorporate because I think that would be extremely helpful for buyers! xx

  • Reply Lauren Karhoff November 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Hi! I applied to be accepted into the RS program almost two weeks ago and still haven’t heard back! Does it normally take this long to get a yes or no? Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden November 13, 2019 at 11:40 am

      Hey Lauren! From what I remember, it takes a little while to hear back whether or not you’ve been accepted. I say if you didn’t hear back by a month to the date, then I’d reach out to RS Help & ask for an update! xx

  • Reply Kerry November 17, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Hi, how do you re-post broken products links on LIKEtoKNOW.it The product links on one of my posts don’t work (I.e. error message when you click on it) How do I upload the product link without deleting my existing IG post. Thanks so much!!!

    • Reply Tilden November 17, 2019 at 11:39 pm

      Hi Kerry! Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to fix those broken links once the IG post is published. Your best bet is to share another photo similar to the original IG post you linked &/or an IG Story with swipe up link to the product itself. xx

  • Reply Casey November 23, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Hi Tilden,
    I’ve been using rewardstyle for 6 months now. Thanks for all your info, your page is an excellent resource!

    Have you heard of any bloggers using two different Instagram accounts/two different blogs for one Reward Style account? I was thinking about starting a completely separate blog/Instagram from my original, and wanted to know if I had to do the whole process all over again for the additional blog.

    My other question do you is : Do you use both RewardStyle & shopstyle for affiliate links? I notice Mary Orton does that on her website — Memorandum for certain products. Should I look into that?
    Thanks!
    Casey

    • Reply Tilden November 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Casey! Thank you so much for your kind words 😀 To answer your questions:

      1) I actually haven’t heard about that being a common practice, as with each account you have to go through a lengthy application & approval process with rS & only one email can be used per account created, so I don’t think a lot of bloggers are making more than one account unless they have a separate webpage & associated email to go with it. Not to say that people haven’t, I’m sure some have, but I don’t think it’s worthwhile to try to manage two unless you’re starting a completely different kind of brand/business than your existing one. Just something to think about!

      2) I’ve used both rS & ShopStyle links in the past; both are great to use together, as the ShopStyle links allow you to get paid per click where rS links only pay commission for items purchased through your affiliate tracking link. But ultimately, I found my payout each month to be higher using rS links over SS ones; because SS links are pay-per-click, it takes longer to make x amount of money each month to qualify payout (I think $100 is the min to get paid/per month.) But that’s just my opinion, whatever you see working best for you will be the right strategy in the long run!

      xx

  • Reply Lena Walters November 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Hi There! I have a question, some of my posts show “LIMITED DATA AVAILABLE “ Just right below the image and above the heart, LIKEtoKNOW.it logo and shopping bag. I have not idea what can possibly mean. Please I hope you can help me.

    • Reply Tilden November 26, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Lena! Honestly, I have no clue what that means/never heard of that happening yet. My guess is that it means the items you’ve linked are in limited stock? If so, that’s a new feature & might be a handy tool to entice your readers to buy. Again, that’s just my guess but let’s hope it means something like that & not anything technical on your account’s end! xx

      • Reply Lena Walters November 26, 2019 at 12:52 pm

        Hi!!!
        Yes, all my posts with amazon items on them will show limited data available for some changes that amazon has done or something like that. Thanks !

      • Reply Tamar November 26, 2019 at 3:46 pm

        It has to do with Amazon. They are no longer supporting the details of sales and analytics so anything you have posted/sold or will sell from amazon will show as limited data.

      • Reply Emilie Goodrich April 30, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        Hi! Thanks so much for this blog. I just started as an influencer for LKTI today and when I try to use LinkNinja for my enabled posts barely ANY brands come up. For instance, amazon, zara, upwest. I’m wondering if this is a glitch and how to access these items another way? Thanks!

        • Reply Tilden April 30, 2020 at 3:05 pm

          Hey Emilie! So unfortunately stores like Zara & UpWest are not integrated with RS so you can’t link items from them; There’s a complete list of Advertisers on the RS Dashboard that you can view to see which brands are compatible for linking. Amazon does allow you to use Link Ninja on the computer immediately, but does not give you access right away to use Link Ninja on the RS app. If you just got your LTK account, you probably won’t see Amazon as an option to link for a couple weeks if using Link Ninja on your phone (I just learned this as well from someone else who commented about the update.) Amazon won’t “announce” to you when it’s available on your phone’s Link Ninja neither, so you have to check in on it weekly to see when it shows up. You can still link to items on Amazon using your computer’s Link Ninja bookmark tool though, so I recommend saving your Amazon finds in advance via computer to use when embedding an image for LTK on the app, at least until you have access on your phone. xx

  • Reply Olivia Smith November 24, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Hello! I am curious about how to sync Google Analytics to my rewardStyle account to become eligible or to remain eligible for rewardStyle collaborations? I have a google account but I am receiving an error message ” This app hasn’t been verified by Google yet. Only proceed if you know and trust the developer.” Have you done this? Or know what setting in my google account I need to change?
    Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden November 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Olivia! I’ve had the same issue as well & actually reached out to RS a moment ago to ask, as I think this is an issue platform-wide (not on an individual basis.) Once (or if) I hear back, I’ll be sure to let you know what they say! xx

  • Reply Ligia Bec December 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I am using RS & LTK for a while now but I am confused when to use the link for a product or a page and how to do it.

    • Reply Tilden December 6, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Hi Ligia! I’m not sure what you’re asking – are you confused on whether it’s appropriate to link to a product vs a landing page? If that’s the case, I’d say it’s entirely up to you as it depends on the content you’re linking to. For example, if you’re trying to to tell your readers about a brand sale, then I’d link to the sale landing page (not product); if you’re telling your readers a pair of boots you love are on sale, then I’d link directly to the product. xx

  • Reply Courtney December 20, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    This was super helpful! I just got accepted and I’m loving it so far! I do have a question though! I’m having trouble finding a few websites on link ninja. Do they not allow certain brands or companies? For example: Ikea, zara, amazon?

    • Reply Tilden December 21, 2019 at 6:24 am

      Hi Courtney!

      So glad my post has been helpful to you so far 😀 So in terms of using Link Ninja, you’re correct in the sense that not all retailers work with RS (Ikea & Zara included) so therefore, the Link Ninja tool will NOT work. However, Amazon does work with RS so it should work properly. Sometimes it links to a “landing page” instead of a product page (weird glitch issue) but sometimes if you reload the page, it can fix itself. If it doesn’t allow you to link to the product directly after refreshing a few times, I’d just search for another listing of the same/similar product and see if that works instead! Back to the retailer list affiliated with RS, you can see the complete catalog of brands that work with RS under the ADVERTISERS tab on your RS dashboard! xx

      • Reply jenna alfano April 18, 2020 at 1:29 am

        Amazon takes a few weeks before they allow you to link with them. They do not notify you when you can though do you have to keep checking in.

  • Reply Caitlin Strickland January 6, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Hey girl! I’m brand new to RS and LTK! I’m literally trying to link my first picture. Amazon doesnt pull up under link ninja on the RS app. I have everything else linked. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Reply Tilden January 7, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Caitlin! Amazon has been super finicky with Link Ninja recently, esp on the app. Your best practice is to link all Amazon items using Link Ninja on your Desktop computer/Laptop instead. Also, keep in mind even that way it sometimes links to the product landing page (not the product itself.) If you refresh the page, it sometimes works – just luck of the draw. You’re not doing anything wrong, so don’t worry 😀

      • Reply amanda fron January 23, 2020 at 11:20 am

        LOVING ALL OF YOUR FABULOUS ADVICE ON HERE! THANK YOU! I JUST GOT IN YESTERDAY AND I’VE MADE 3 POSTS BUT UPSET ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SHARE ALL OF THE EXACT ITEMS WITH MY FOLLOWERS. THE AMAZON LINKS ARE STILL NOT WORKING ON LINK NINJA DESKTOP.. ANY TRICKS TO GET AROUND USING THOSE AFFILIATE – CAN YOU STILL POST THE ITEMS BUT NOT GET THE COMMISSION. I JUST WANT OT OFFER THE EXACT ITEMS IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE AND MOST OF THEM ARE ZARA.. THANKS IN ADVANCE!

        • Reply Tilden January 31, 2020 at 9:51 am

          Hi Amanda! So unfortunately, there’s no way to share any of the items that are NOT affiliated with RS (aka Zara) so your best bet is to link to similar items to anything that is NOT available to link. As for Amazon, the link ninja tool should still work on your RS desktop – I know it doesn’t work for the RS app anymore. xx

        • Reply jenna alfano April 18, 2020 at 1:33 am

          Hello, wait a few weeks and and amazon will green light you. When you first get accepted it takes 4-6 weeks for amazon to do what they need to do with the analytics on their end before you can link with them. They do not tell you when you can. So try again. You should be able to by now.

          • Tilden April 19, 2020 at 5:04 pm

            Thanks Jenna!! I actually just tried it out for myself and saw it works finally for me too! YAY! It’s been a while since I’ve tried after getting the update about Amazon Data from RS so I appreciate you letting me/the rest of us know it does work eventually!! xx

    • Reply Megan Nguyen September 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm

      Hi, thank you for this article! I’ve been trying to guy the out the commissions. For example today, I sold an item with a “Est. Commission $24.95“ and I only received $13.48. Will I get the rest after the 30 days? Or is that the commission I’ve earned over all? This has happened on all of my commissions for sold items.

      • Reply Tilden September 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm

        Hi Megan! I’ve heard about several retailers that show the estimate as the “Max” commission price, so the $13.48 you’re seeing might be because whatever was purchased was a different color/size/anything than what the retailer set as the product item associated with the “estimated price.” If that makes sense? Honestly, I’ve learned that MANY retailers on RS are tricky and sneaky (ahem Wayfair..) & do awful things like make it so NOTHING marked “on sale” will earn commission on the site…without telling or indicating such, only for many LTK/RS creators to realize they completely missed out on HUGE commissions because of it :[ Just something to keep in mind/as a heads up going forward. There’s a couple lists of retailers that have been “exposed” by RS Users on some blogs/in the RS FB Group – highly recommend requesting to join that if you aren’t already part of it. xx

        • Reply Laura Ballard September 22, 2020 at 1:58 pm

          A good thing to know (and share with your readers) is that the estimated commission posted is for the EXACT product linked, but if a user clicks the link for, say, a $100 table, but then only buys a $10 picture frame, their commission will be made based off the $10 picture frame, not the $100 table, BUT it will SHOW the table on their dashboard, because that is what **drove** the sale. They will never, ever show the exact item purchased – only the item posted that DROVE the sale. So, this is why commissions are often so wonky because people think the commission is based on the item shown, when in reality it’s not. It COULD be, but you will never know exactly what was purchased. Sometimes the commission is way more because with certain stores, you get the commission for the item linked, plus any other items the buyer adds to their cart. All vendors within RS have different rules and it’s frustrating because RS won’t share each vendor’s rules with us. Wayfair is the absolute worst. I don’t know why RS still works with them. They pull about 80% of my commissions and ALWAYS the big ones. 🙁 Sorry about the rant, but it’s just good for people to not get hung up on the estimated commission of the item posted because the item purchased may not have even been that product – OR may have been a combination of a lot of different products. Does this make sense? @lballardlifeandstyle

          • Tilden September 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm

            Hi Laura! OMG you’re so right – good point and thank you SO MUCH for commenting on this/providing this info for everyone here on this post!! I truly appreciate it! And lol about Wayfair because I just got the email about “WAY DAY” and laughing/crying to myself about the fact that SO MANY people will link to them for it and receive a grand total of $0.00 for all their efforts in driving sales (cry emoji) Ughhh anyways – thanks so much babe! xx

        • Reply Megan Nguyen September 22, 2020 at 2:02 pm

          Thank you!! I had no idea companies did that, but it’s been happening to me so often I had to ask! I’ll join a Facebook group and look into it more. I’ll make to sure this article on my blog in exchange for your kindness and help! 🙂

  • Reply Jordan Howard January 8, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    How do I see who follows me on rstyle?

    • Reply Tilden January 13, 2020 at 2:52 am

      Hi Jordan! Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to see exactly who is following you on rS yet – you can only see the # of subscribers/followers. Hopefully they change that soon because I’d like to know who my target audience is more specifically too! xx

    • Reply Leslie Ramos June 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Hi Tilden,

      Thank you so much for answering all of our question. Your time is appreciated! I recently got accepted to Rewardstyle! I am super excited to see what the hype is all about. However, I am confused or misinformed about linking amazon to LTKI. I’ve hear I need to sign up for it through my LTKI/Rewardstyle? Is that true, if so, how do I go about this ? In addition, I’ve heard it takes about 1 month to get approved. I wish there was an easier way to do this , it could be overwhelming as a newbie. Again, thank you for your time. Blessed day!

      • Reply Tilden June 8, 2020 at 5:01 pm

        Hi Leslie! You don’t have to sign up for access to Amazon links once you’re accepted to LTK/RS, but it does take about a month before you are able to use them AND they don’t send you an update once you get access; so you kind of have to keep checking on your own until you see you can link to Amazon. However, you can sign up for Amazon’s separate affiliate program in order to use their links right away/get access to more purchase data if you’d like, as Amazon no longer provides the “item sold information” on the RS platform due to creating its own program. You can still link to them on RS, which I’m glad they didn’t terminate, but it doesn’t provide you with all the info regarding what items you linked to were sold – it only provides you with your commission amount. Hope this answers your question(s)! xx

        • Reply Leslie Ramos June 10, 2020 at 5:36 am

          You’re the best! Thank you so much for this detail respond. This has defiantly help me clear a lot of confusion I had. I look forward to your future post + following you on the IG.

          Again thank you,
          Leslie

        • Reply Leslie Ramos June 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

          Hi Tilden,
          sorry for taking more of your time. I was accepted on June 30th and I noticed last night (June 10) that I was able to link for Amazon. Next day, I got a message stating that my links will not be trackable to allow 3-6 weeks. Could you elaborate.I apologize if I am making you repeat yourself.
          Thank you,
          Leslie

  • Reply Erica January 10, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Hi there!
    If I post a LIKEtoKNOW.it-enabled post to my biz insta and then “repost” on my personal page , is it still enabled/valid/shoppable?

    • Reply Tilden January 13, 2020 at 2:54 am

      Hi Erica! You can definitely repost it if you want, but it will only be shoppable from the account that is linked to your rS/LTK. But reposting is a great way to get more eyes on it for sure. My suggestion is to repost with the intention to inform your inner circle / personal page followers that you have a LTK account that they can shop from on your biz account. xx

  • Reply Claudia January 16, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Hello..
    I have a quick question ..
    Every time I try to link a product (on my mac desktop) I have to enter the login info on rewardsstyle ( email and password) .. When I link products on the mac book, the login info is not necessary since it gets override by just putting my fingerprint and it automatically register the acc…
    Is there an option where I could avoid putting the login info every time I attempt to link a product by pressing the link ninja widget?

    • Reply Tilden January 31, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Hi Claudia! From my understanding, that’s a setting you can switch on under your mac preferences – you can grant permissions for your computer to remember logins/passwords for certain things so you don’t have to keep typing your username/password each time. I’m sure Google searching that will better guide you on setting that up, but I know it’s possible because I have it remembering mine! xx

  • Reply Courtney January 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Hello! Can you get Link Ninja on your mobile device? I have an android.

    • Reply Tilden January 31, 2020 at 9:40 am

      Hi Courtney! You can only use Link Ninja through the RS app so as long as you have that downloaded, you can link to items on your phone. It doesn’t matter what kind of smart phone you have, as everything is done/linked through the app 😀 xx

  • Reply Rachel bybee January 29, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Hi I am brand new to LTKI and I am so confused! Is there a way to link something on your phone that I can’t find when I search linkninja on the rS app?

    • Reply Tilden January 31, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Hi Rachel! The only way to link to something on your phone is through the RS app / using the Link Ninja tool on the app (which isn’t the best, tbh.) So what I’ve done whenever I too can’t find something on the link ninja rs app, I look for it and save it via my desktop RS instead. 100% of the time, it’s much easier to find & link things on the computer vs trying to on the app, from my experience! xx

      • Reply Rachel January 31, 2020 at 11:57 pm

        Thank you for the reply! You have been SUPER helpful! I have two more questions- what does the emails in rS mean? My other question is how do I link something via Instagram story? I don’t have 10,000 followers yet so I don’t have the swipe up feature yet. Thank you for all your help!

        • Reply Tilden February 3, 2020 at 5:28 pm

          No prob, Rachel! So from my understanding, the # representing emails in RS represents how many posts you’ve published with a LTK link associated in the caption. In the past, LTK used to work as a platform that would send out email alerts to those who “subscribed” to an influencer’s LTK account in order for them to shop the latest post they published with LTK links direct from their inbox (now represented as FOLLOWERS, not subscribers & I’m pretty certain emails are no longer sent out automatically – just shopped via the LTK app alone.) As for linking something from LTK via IG Stories, there’s no real way around it unless you have 12k for the swipe up feature (which I think they should totally change for all creator/business accounts to have access to.) So your best bet is to link to your LTK profile page in your main profile website bio link and then educate your followers (via Stories) that they can shop your IGs through that link in your bio. Maybe post an IG Story of a screen recording demonstrating how you click on the link and scroll to shop from your page. xx

          • Lindsay February 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

            I post LTK enabled images to my stories, and then below the image I put a caption that says “shop the link in my bio or screenshot to in LTK” The screenshot feature will still work in stories as long as there are not any stickers etc. placed on the image in the story.

  • Reply Jessica C February 1, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Hi,
    We are new to RS style as well! Currently trying to navigate it as well. But for some reason when using link Ninja we cannot find sites like amazon and Zara? How do we link stuff from there? Sorry if this was already answered. Thank you.

    • Reply Tilden February 3, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Jessica! No problem – so Link Ninja works for Amazon, but only on the desktop. It no longer works for the mobile app unfortunately (part of the amazon affiliate program its rolled out itself) but it still is RS affiliated. I usually link all the Amazon items that I purchase/find on my computer ahead of time and place them into an AMAZON RS FOLDER that makes it easier to find when I want to link to them on LTK. As for Zara, unfortunately it’s not RS affiliated so you can’t link to anything from there via RS. If you want to check out the complete list of affiliated RS brands, there’s one on the RS Dashboard when you login via computer. xx

  • Reply Danessa February 4, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Hi! I just got accepted to RewardStyle and I created two profiles on the app to use for both my ig. Turns out I just want to use only my main account but I cannot find how to delete the other profile on the app. Could you help me with this?

    • Reply Tilden February 6, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Danessa! I think there’s a way to submit a request to delete on RewardStyle (computer dashboard) if you hover the mouse over MY ACCOUNT and click the HELP CENTER tab in the dropdown menu. xx

      • Reply jenna alfano April 18, 2020 at 1:35 am

        You can link amazon through your phone. Just have to wait a few weeks after acceptance.

  • Reply Brittaney February 7, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Hi! I was just accepted as an influencer on RewardStyle. I have two Instagram accounts. Is there a way to link different RS images to both accounts? For example, I use one account for outfits and home decor and the other account is more a family lifestyle account. I will usually use RS and liketoknow.it on the first account, but occasionally I may post something on my personal account that could have links posted to it. Can I do that? Love your page! It’s very insightful!

    • Reply Tilden February 11, 2020 at 1:15 am

      Hi Brittaney! Congrats on getting accepted to rS! So the only IG account that can be used for linked LTK images is the one you signed up for rS with. If both your accounts have been accepted, then you’ll be able to share as many images as you want to be embedded on each. If you go around it by copying the LTK embedded caption to your personal account photo, it won’t do you any justice in generating more sales because ultimately, that photo cannot be found on LTK in order to be shopped from if it wasn’t originally embedded on the rS platform to begin with (if that makes sense.) Your best bet is to link your LTK profile on your personal page’s website link (in your bio) & educate your audience on that personal account about your LTK page + explain how they can shop from it on both your IG In-Feed & Story posts. xx

  • Reply Bishop February 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Tilden! Can you tell me the main advantage of using LTK versus direct rS links? Currently, we are creating links through rS, but do not use LTK. Can you justify the LTK app? I am also wondering which rS retailers provide the most commission from links. Thanks so much!!

    • Reply Tilden February 11, 2020 at 1:08 am

      Hi Bishop! So LTK & RS are one-in-the-same when it comes to links. LTK is an extension of rS, meaning it serves as a platform where Influencers & Brands can make sales based on linking shoppable items (rS links) below a posted IG picture associated with their accounts. LTK turns anything linked from rS into a thumbnail that a shopper can click on & be directly led to the item to shop. You can link up to 16 items with an LTK IG In-Feed photo as opposed to linking just 1 item when sharing a rS link via IG Stories. In short, LTK makes shopping easier and more likely to occur when the consumer is 1) presented with a photo showing the products of interest being worn/used, and 2) when there’s more than 1 shoppable item linked to view at a time. Hopefully that makes sense! And to answer your last question, rS commission is roughly 10% of the total price of the item you’re linking to, for every affiliated brand – it has nothing to do with the brand itself selling it. Therefore, the more expensive the item sold through your link = the more $ that 10% commission will be from that sale. One of the best practices is to share links from rS retailers that host/sell multiple brands (think Amazon, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Walmart, etc.) because even if the consumer doesn’t buy the exact item you linked, he/she is more likely to explore other things on those sites and purchase something else – regardless, you make commission from that because the sale was accessed/made through your rS affiliated link to begin with. AKA it’s trackable & counts! Hope all this helps! xx

  • Reply sarah hamm February 11, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Hey I was just wondering how to get more interior/home companys to use the link ninja, because i just started out i can only use wayfair basic and i was just wondering how people get overtstock, cb2, pottery barm, crate and barrel, ikea? thanks

    • Reply Tilden February 14, 2020 at 12:37 am

      Hi Sarah! A lot of the brands you’ve listed are rS-affiliated already, with the exception of IKEA. There’s a complete list of affiliated brands on the rewardStyle dashboard when you login to your account via laptop/computer. Click the “Advertisers” tab from the main menu nav bar 😀 xx

  • Reply Kenny Taig February 23, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Hi Tilden,

    My wife has just started using LTK and RS and had a couple of questions. Her Reward Style account has the notification at the bottom about contacting Amazon for registration, but how does it know what Amazon accounts to contact? It has been weeks and I am not sure what it is trying to verify. Should she join the Amazon affiliate program first?
    2nd question, do you have any tips for creating shoppable collage photos? Such as what app to use to create the collages?
    3rd and final question, do you have any tips on growing your IG followers? We were looking at 3rd party social media software something like Hootsuite, a platform that would make it quicker and easier to tag and schedule posts. Any advice is welcome. Sincerely Kenny

    • Reply Tilden February 24, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Hey Kenny! Happy to help you/your wife out with the following questions best I can 😀 – – 1) So for Amazon, RS sent its users a note referencing the changes in viewing Amazon Analytics Data if using RS for links to Amazon products. It mentions that only earnings information will be received and it will no longer disclaim specific links to the items sold. In simpler terms, you can still make a sale on Amazon using a RS link but you won’t know exactly what that product was when viewing your commission data. Amazon’s Affiliate Program allows you to see exactly what is being sold when you link to is, so she can absolutely sign up for the program if she’d appreciate seeing that data. However, it’s not necessary in order to link to Amazon as RS still works for it. – – 2) RS has a feature for making shoppable collages called “MONEY SPOT” (under the Apps tab in the Navigation bar when viewing the RS Dashboard on a desktop.) You can upload a collage created (I use CANVA.COM for my collages & Photoshop to make some of the items have transparent backgrounds to push them closer together in the collage) and can link to the specific items featured in the collage. You just have to make sure you SAVE/HEART the items you’re linking to in the collage BEFORE uploading to Money Spot, otherwise the items won’t show up as an option to link to. – – 3) I actually have a few resources that reference my tried & true strategies I’ve personally used to grow my following! If you click my RESOURCES tab on the homepage of my blog, you’ll see a dropdown menu appear – I suggest taking a look at my SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE FOR INSTAGRAM first & if she’d be interested in learning more, check out my E-COURSE PROGRAM 😀

  • Reply djuly February 24, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Hi! My link ninja works perfectly on my phone, but on the desktop, I can’t log in to it, even though I’m already login the reward style page. Thank you! Btw, love your page, I keep coming back here for answers, lol.

    • Reply Tilden February 24, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Hey!! Thank you so much for your kind words & I’m so happy to hear that this post has helped you with your RS/LTK questions 😀 Hmm that’s very strange, esp if it works better on your phone than the computer because Link Ninja can be so glitchy on the app haha. My best guess is that maybe you don’t have the most updated version of Link Ninja added to your bookmarks via Desktop. I’d try adding it again and see if that works – you might see two Link Ninja things saved to your Bookmarks, as I currently do (unless you know how to delete the old one from there – I don’t lol) but one of them works whereas the other doesn’t (at least for me on my Safari Browser.) If that works, please let me know so I can reference the solution again should someone ask a similar dilemma 😀 xx

  • Reply Djuly February 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Hi! I was able to resolve it on my own right after, lol, and the support team was able to fix the problem after. For some reason, on my login info, on my email address, there was 2 “.com.com” added. When I tried to change it And erase it, it would change but it would revert back to both of them after I press saved. So, to login to the link ninja, I had to use both “.com.com.” I reached out to the RS support team, and they said they Will fix it. Hope that made sense, lol. Thank you for responding quickly

  • Reply Laura Ballard March 14, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Is it true that I won’t get a commission if the purchaser uses a promo code?

    • Reply Tilden March 16, 2020 at 11:42 am

      I don’t think that’s the case – since it’s not a sale item that’s automatically deducted from the total (& your 10% commission.) A promo code can be used on an item, but isn’t guaranteeing a price reduction unless the buyer manually enters it at checkout. Therefore, I believe your commission will still stay the same as it normally would be if the item was purchased full-price. If anything, maybe your commission will be reduced along with the product bought with the promo code, but it definitely won’t be zero. It’ll still count as a sale. xx

  • Reply Laura Ballard March 14, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    One more question…I know this didn’t used to be possible from the mobile app, but can we now use Link Ninja on our phones to link to an entire website (vs. one particular item) – whereas you used to only be able to do it from your computer?! Because, it seems to be letting me do it, so I just want to make sure! 😂

    • Reply Tilden March 16, 2020 at 11:38 am

      Hi Laura! OMG that’s amazing & news to me hearing that it’s working for you. If it’s allowing you to link to landing pages via mobile app, then it must be legit! Thanks for sharing with us here! xx

      • Reply Michelle Black White May 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm

        How does this work?? I’ve tried a couple of brand landing pages from the app but the Link Ninja icon just keeps circling.

        • Reply Tilden May 13, 2020 at 2:50 pm

          Hi Michelle! So I’ve found you can only effectively link to landing pages using Link Ninja on your desktop (not the app.) If I want to link to a landing page for an IG swipe up, what I do is get it from my computer & email it to myself to copy from my phone and paste in the swipe up link box on Stories :] xx

  • Reply Kylea Ambrose March 25, 2020 at 9:27 am

    So I am new to LTK and RS and I am getting the basics of it. Are there certain products, businesses/brands that don’t allow RS to repost products?? How do I link products that aren’t available in the RS catalog? Example; Amazon. Assuming you can do it from your actually computer, how would you do it on mobile?? I do not always have access to my computer, so that leaves my phone. I can’t figure out how to add link ninja to my bookmarks on my iPhone. Please help!

    • Reply Tilden March 26, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Kylea! Yes, there are certain brands/businesses that are NOT affiliated with RS – most of which are smaller, local businesses but there are several bigger names that don’t have an affiliate partnership with RS, such as Zara & IKEA. There’s a compete list of APPROVED/PARTNERED brands in the “Advertisers” tab on the top menu in the RS dashboard (computer.) As for Amazon, yes you’re correct – you can still affiliate link using RS but only on the computer (not on the app.) They’ve changed their partnership terms with RS because Amazon now has an affiliate partners program of its own. This means they’ve removed the ability to use link ninja on the mobile app for amazon links and have also removed the ability to track the data of exactly what was purchased on amazon (you still make commission, but you don’t have the ability to see what was purchased anymore.) BTW Link Ninja can be found/only used in the RS app, not a separate bookmark that you’d use on your phone Internet browser similar to how it’s set up on the computer – confusing, I know. So what I’ve been doing is linking and saving my Amazon finds on the computer into an Amazon folder (I do this pretty much every time I place an order so I have it already saved in advance), which I can then easily access on the app should I want to use an amazon link to swipe up to on my IG at a later date. Sorry if any of this sounds confusing but hope it helps! xx

  • Reply Sunita March 30, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Tilden, thank you for posting this incredibly helpful article! So kind of you. I was referred to RS by another member last Monday and filled out the referral questionnaire and submitted it immediately. However, I have not heard back yet. Do you know how long it is taking to hear back from a referral (vs. just applying on your own)? Thanks so much for your time!

    • Reply Tilden April 1, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Hi Sunita! From my understanding & experience, it takes about a week or two until you hear back from a RS rep about whether or not you were approved. Not sure what the expected “wait time” might be during these times of Quarantine, but I’d say if you don’t receive any sort of email in the next two weeks, I’d email RS Support to ask! xx

  • Reply Sunita April 1, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Tilden, thanks so much for your prompt reply! I’ll wait it out a bit longer!!

  • Reply Courtney April 6, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Hi! I have a question! I’m new to LTK as a influencer. I sent someone a link that I made thru link ninja of just the homepage of francescas bc they were having a sale & they wanted to shop and support me! I’m not seeing it reflect in my earnings. Does that take longer? They said they clicked the link and stayed on it and purchased. I’ve made other earnings from people clicking my links in LTK but this is the only time someone has just received a link and it was just a homepage link I made thru link ninja. Thank you for your help!

    • Reply Tilden April 8, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Courtney! How long ago did you share the link about the sale? Sometimes it takes about 3-5 days to appear in your commissions, sometimes up to a week but not longer than that. Has it been longer than a week since sharing? If so, I’d reach out to RS Support to ask! As for Homepage vs Product links made through LinkNinja, both will earn you commission on ANYTHING someone purchases through your link on the site, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be the exact item you linked to. As long as they access the site through your link and checkout with their purchase in the same window you’ll earn $$. Since you shared the homepage, you won’t know what the person purchased until it appears in your commissions – should have the name “Francesca’s” appear in the details when it does :] xx

      • Reply Courtney April 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm

        Hi!! It was Saturday night she placed the order! I’ll wait a little longer and message them if I don’t see anything!’ Thank you so much !

  • Reply Jessica April 6, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Hi! Ive seen some people link Ikea links on their LTK, but I can’t figure it out on the RS app? Any idea how they’ve done that? The only one I can link is in Swedish 🙁

    • Reply Tilden April 8, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Jessica! OMG you have?? I have yet to have luck linking to Ikea on both my desktop & mobile app for the US. It might just be available for Swedish Influencers.. but that being said, maybe look up the name of the item you want to link to in English and then use free translator to have it read in Swedish. And then when you go onto the Ikea website, change the language, look up the item in Swedish, and try using LinkNinja again. Worth a shot haha. If it works, please let me know! xx

  • Reply Amanda Quiroga April 8, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Hello! First, thank you for all that you do! I am new to LTK as an influencer. I followed your instructions for finding my URL and using it, and it didn’t work. When I sign into the LTK on desktop like you stated, “my posts” it isn’t even an option under “featured”. When I try to type the link into the search engine it gives me an “oops message.” I thought mine should be, http://www.liketoknowit.com/TheQuirogaLife

    Did I set something up wrong in my account? Did I miss a step? It hasn’t even been 24 hours, but I am excited and anxious to get started. Please help if you can. -Amanda

    • Reply Tilden April 8, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Amanda! Your URL should read “http://liketoknow.it/TheQuirogaLife” – please note that it’s DOT (.) IT [not .com] – I just checked and it loads properly to your account I believe! Congrats on your new LTK venture! Happy to help with any more questions you have 😀 xx

  • Reply Monica April 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Hi! So i used the link ninga and then when it copied the link I copy and pasted that link to someone in a text who wanted to purchase the item and did not have instagram. They placed the order but I do not know how to double check to make sure it went through. How long does it typically take for someone’s order to reflect in your account and where would it reflect?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden April 9, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Hi Monica! Usually takes about 3-5 days to see it appear in your commissions (can be viewed under REWARDS tab in the RS dashboard.) Sometimes it can take up to a week, depending on the speed of transaction/website purchased from etc. Once it’s in your commissions, it remains “open” for 30 days, in which the purchaser has the time to return the item if they choose to. You’ll still see the purchase data, but it won’t truthfully count as “closed” commission earned until the 30 days since purchase are up & if the item wasn’t returned. xx

  • Reply Ryanne April 18, 2020 at 10:23 am

    HI! I am new to the LTK app and loving it so far and so easy to use! I have been having issues on occasion with commissions. I have had people use my links to purchase products, but I am not receiving the commission. I do have confirmation from a few, that they are following through with their order in the same sitting. In some cases they have even received their products and I still have not received the commission. Is this normal?
    Thank you so much!

    • Reply Tilden April 19, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Ryanne! So it usually takes a few days – up to a week before you can see your earned commission. Has it been longer than a week? The buyer also has the ability to return the item purchased within 30 days of receiving, which then will show up as a negative commission of whatever the 10% of the total price of the item was (i.e. -$4.00.) Regardless it should still show up in your earned sales breakdown on your RS dashboard under COMMISSIONS xx

  • Reply Krista April 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

    First of all…bless your heart for answering all of these questions!! This is EXTREMELY helpful! I’m fairly new to RS app & I’m slowly getting the hang of it. It’s a tad overwhelming. I have a few questions that I’m confused about:
    1) I noticed you can’t use your Link Ninja from your phone for Amazon links. So do I use link ninja on my laptop to link Amazon then jump over to my phone to post the swipe ups in my IG stories?!
    2) I’m an amazon affiliate as well, would I be better off just posting swipes up straight to amazon or should i be linking amazon through LTK? Am I gaining more commission by linking Amazon links through LTK?
    3) Ive only shared links using Link Ninja so far…is that a must? Can you share links not using link ninja? If so, how do you search items/links that you can’t find through link ninja?
    4) Last question…my link for LTK is https://www.liketoknow.it/krista%20spencer
    Is the a reason the %20 is in there? My ig handle is @krista_spencer. Can it be changed once it’s set?

    • Reply Tilden April 19, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Krista!! Thank you so much for your sweet words! Glad I’ve been able to help so many of you with these troubleshooting questions 😀
      1) So apparently you CAN use it (I just found out from someone who commented on a response to an earlier question on here.) I just checked and it works on mine! I haven’t looked in a while because I was under the impression it didn’t work anymore. Apparently it just takes a bit of time, like over a month, to work on your RS account and apparently they don’t notify you when it’s available (shocker lol) so I’d just keep checking in on it over time to see if it begins to work for you.
      2) That’s completely up to you; if you want to get better data feedback on what exactly you sold and more specific insights on your Amazon products, then I’d use the affiliate program links. It won’t affect the amount of commission you earn – for both RS & Amazon, I believe you still earn 10% of the total product cost regardless. The reason I think people still use RS for Amazon links is because they’re easier to grab; but overall, it’s totally a preference on your end regarding which one to use for swipe up/embedded links.
      3) So LinkNinja is just a tool – it allows you to grab links from any RS-affiliated retailer. All the links you grab have a tracking code within it that goes back to your account and gathers the commissions you earn when you share those links. On the RS Dashboard (computer), you have the option to search for products and save/link from there but it’s such a pain to use. LinkNinja makes it a lot easier to grab an exact item from a webpage to link to instead of searching through endless items to find it on the RS site. I mean you can totally share links not using LinkNinja, but they won’t be trackable and therefore not contribute to your overall commission. The only time I don’t use LinkNinja is when the site/brand isn’t affiliated with RS (like Zara or most small business brands.) So if the site is a RS affiliate retailer, might as well use the LinkNinja tool to earn some passive income.
      4) Hmm that’s very strange, but it could be because of the underscore? I don’t think underscores can be used in URL search bars so that might be the substitute code for it. If you change your IG handle, I believe your LTK account changes automatically with it; so if you do change it, just be sure to write/type out your new handle after the / to verify it’s directing to the right page for your profile. xx

  • Reply Erin April 21, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    This was SO helpful. Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden April 22, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Yay! Glad to hear that Erin 😀 xx

  • Reply Cassie April 23, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Hi! I’m new to RS (like a week new) and still figuring everything out. I was wondering how long it takes for RS to tell you if someone has purchased an item from your links. Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden April 24, 2020 at 6:18 am

      Hi Cassie! Congrats on getting accepted! It takes probably up to 5-7 days before you can see earned commission from a purchase; sometimes sooner, but max about a week. xx

  • Reply Kylie April 25, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Hi!! I’m new to Reward Style and I’m having an issue with linking my liketoknow.it link to my Instagram profile. I read that you visit your profile and It provides the link needed,but every time I try to insert the link to Instagram it gives a 404 error and I’ve tried multiple times to fix my link. Any way you could help me out?

    • Reply Tilden April 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Kylie! So you’ll have to enter your link into IG manually but it’s not difficult – type in the following: https://www.liketoknow.it/YOURIGHANDLE – you can double check to make sure it works in your URL search before entering. Keep in mind that it’s DOT “IT” / NOT DOT COM and the part where it says YOURIGHANDLE is where you would type in your IG handle associated with LTK. For instance, my IG handle is @tobebright so therefore my LTK link is https://www.liketoknow.it/tobebright xx

  • Reply Eliana April 26, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Question- I see some influencers posting promotional codes associated in their LIKEtoKNOW.it page. When I click on certain items and enter the promotional code in the retailers website, it says code isn’t valid. Where can these codes actually be used then?

    • Reply Tilden April 27, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Eliana! Hmm that’s strange. Do you mind giving me an example of one so I can take a look to see what’s happening? It could be an error on the influencer’s end (maybe the code expired, etc) but happy to take a look to see what the issue could be! xx

      • Reply Eliana April 27, 2020 at 6:58 pm

        Thanks for replying! So the influencer is shannonmlima and her promotional code is SOMUCHMORE. Her clothing is all linked to AE.com and that’s the code that’s not working for me. Thanks!

        • Reply Tilden April 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm

          Hi! So it looks like the code was for AE site-wide (not a personal code for the influencer) as of last night when I checked, but today it looks like the code has been automatically applied to select items that are part of its sale (25-50% off the AE Collection) – hope that clears up any issues! xx

  • Reply Kayla Beltran April 26, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Hello! First, Thank you for this blog post, super helpful! I posted my first LTK collage w/ linked products and used my own links to purchase the products to test it out. I do not see my purchase/commissions in my RS analytics yet and it’s been over 24 hours. How long does it for purchases/commissions to show on the analytics page? Or do you think i went wrong somewhere and my links didn’t work? That’s what I’m afraid of…spending time to create content in which links are not working for. Thanks for your help!

    • Reply Tilden April 27, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Kayla! So it takes about 5-7 days roughly for commissions to appear in your analytics page. Sometimes they appear sooner, but I’ve never seen anything hit my commissions in 24 hours or less. Check back in a few days and see if they’ve shown up. If they aren’t there after a week, you might have to contact RS Support to see what’s going on. xx

  • Reply Taylor Harrell April 27, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Hi! I’m new to LTK and RS so forgive me if this is a silly question but is there a way to add products that aren’t already listed in the LTK product catalog? That would help me greatly being a lot of companies I’m partnered with/ promote are smaller and not well known. If this is possible please let me know! If not, Is this something we can implement in the future?
    Thank you❤️

    • Reply Tilden April 28, 2020 at 7:45 am

      Hi Taylor! So unfortunately most smaller boutiques/brands are not available on RS yet; it really depends on the retailer and whether or not they’ve applied to work with RS as an affiliate brand. If you have a personal connection to any of these smaller brands, my suggestion is to ask whether or not they’ve applied to be on RS. As I don’t work for RS personally (I’m just an influencer like you) I can’t say it’s something that will be implemented in the future. But I sure hope there’s a way down the road that influencers can recommend smaller brands similar to how we can refer other influencers! :] xx

  • Reply Gloria April 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Tilden,

    Thank you so much for this helpful post! I don’t know if anyone has asked this question before–I was wondering if I will also make a commission on items I purchase through my own links?

    • Reply Tilden April 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Gloria! Yes you absolutely can! I shop through my own all the time :] xx

      • Reply Gloria Bissessar April 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

        Awesome!!! Thanks for your quick response and keep up the great work! XO

  • Reply Alexis April 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    How do I find my URL link to my LTKI page so people can shop the things i post? I am new to it so I am a bit confused.

    • Reply Tilden April 28, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Alexis! If you take a look a few comments above yours (from Kylie on April 27), I just answered the same question that guides you how to do it (super simple!) 😀 xx

  • Reply Jenn April 29, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Hi Tilden,
    I just got accepted and downloaded the RewardStyle app and it doesnt work. It just keeps asking me to create a profile even though I’ve already created one multiple times. Is RewardStyle/liketoknow.it only beneficial for iPhone users? Cause that would be a Huge shame on them as a company.

    • Reply Tilden April 29, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Jenn! The RS app is compatible with both Android & iPhone so it should work on yours unless you don’t have either of the two phone softwares. You might want to uninstall/reinstall the app and see if any glitches get fixed in the process. You might also want to check and see if the app itself has an update available, as that could be contributing to the reason as well. If all those fail, you might have to contact RS Support for troubleshooting on this one. xx

  • Reply Alexa Christensen April 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Tilden! If I create a link via LinkNinja to a landing page (i.e Target.com) and text that to someone and they save it in their notes to use every time they want to purchase something from Target will that link ever expire? I would like to send links to multiple home pages of large retailers that way whenever say, my mom, would like to purchase something she can just click that and check out but I want to make sure that it doesn’t expire and I will still receive the commission. Thank you for this amazingly helpful post btw!! xo, @ranch2runway

    • Reply Tilden April 29, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Alexa! That’s such a smart idea actually! If you link to the landing page (not a product) then it shouldn’t expire; obviously linking to a product that might sell out won’t make the link itself not work, but it wouldn’t be as beneficial as the everlasting landing page. I might do the same for my mom as well actually, thank you for inspiring me with this! xx

  • Reply Katie April 30, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Hi! This has been VERY informative! Months ago I applied to rewardstyle but have not heard anything back. It says “…your application is still active in our system and it’s pending review. A member of our team will review your application shortly. Thank you for your patience!” Have you heard of this happening? Do you have any suggestions as to what I should do next?

    @theverestplace

    • Reply Tilden May 1, 2020 at 10:45 am

      Hi Katie! You should’ve definitely heard back by now. Reach out to influencers@rewardstyle.com to see what the hold up might be. It could just be due to the pandemic that they’ve fallen behind with application acceptance emails. Let me know if you have success! xx

  • Reply Kate May 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Am I allowed to link my Rs URL on two separate IG accounts? Am I allowed to post Rs enabled pictures on two separate IG accounts? And what is the difference between em the shopable links rewardStyle vs bit.ly (and I think there’s one more shopable link to chose from under account settings) why are there 3 different shopable link options? Is one better than the other? This post has helped out so much! Thank you!!

    • Reply Tilden May 4, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Kate! Answered your first question on another comment 😀 To answer your Q about bit.ly links, those are just shortened link codes for longer URLs associated with whatever you want. The RS embedded code for a product is already shortened, so you don’t have to use bit.ly to make it any shorter. I use bit.ly primarily to shorten my blog post URLs whenever I share them in a post on FB or in a FB Group; I never use it for RS-related swipe ups/links.

  • Reply Jackie Enos May 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Is there a way to see all the retailers associated with LTKit? Thanks. Ive tried linking Shein Official but doesnt seem to be a partner

    • Reply Tilden May 4, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Jackie! In your RS Dashboard (computer) you can view all the affiliated retailers with RS under the ADVERTISERS tab in the main menu. From what I’ve heard, SheIn no longer is working (link-wise) with RS – I’m not sure if they’ve decided to end their partnership or just delayed with payment to RS; I’m sure if they are late with payment, RS will send a notification to its users with that news. It did it the last time it happened when Shopbop was delayed on payment, so it paused the links being enabled until they were up-to-date with paying RS (as an advertiser.) Hopefully that makes sense! xx

  • Reply Maddie May 1, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Tilden!
    I just want to thank you for this post and all your helpful comments! I just got accepted to RS and am trying to figure it all out!

    I have found a few websites where Link Ninja seems to find all of the required information (picture, price, commission amount), but only allows me to copy the URL and it doesn’t allow me to add it to a folder. Is there anyway to past the URL to a folder?

    Thank you so much for your help!

    • Reply Tilden May 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Maddie! Are you referring to using Link Ninja bookmark tool on your computer or on the RS app? LMK which one it is so I can better assist you, as it depends on which media you’re using and having this issue with 😀 xx

      • Reply Maddie May 4, 2020 at 5:10 pm

        Seems to be on my computer only! I’m guessing because I’m not going straight through rewardStyle like I am on my phone? Hopefully there’s a way to fix it on my computer! Thanks so much 🙂

        • Reply Tilden May 4, 2020 at 5:29 pm

          Hi Maddie! Thanks for getting back to me! One more Q: Are you trying to link to a product on Amazon? Or a diff retailer? I know for Amazon this happens a lot and sometimes if you refresh the page it works, but often times it doesn’t. I haven’t had this issue with any other retailer so please lmk if you’re experiencing the issue with one other than Amazon! xx

  • Reply Macarena May 2, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Hi! I’m confused how to get the #liketoknowit or whatever the hashtag is lol when I post on Instagram. Is this something I have to input myself? I “prepare” the imagine for Instagram after I post on LTK but not sure what that even means! When it re directs me to Instagram it just takes me to my Instagram, doesn’t do anything different.

    • Reply Tilden May 4, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Macarena! So after you do all that and get redirected to IG, just click on the icon to create a new post (on IG) and the picture you embedded on LTK will appear. If you tap on the caption space and click paste, the entire LTK link you previously had will appear there as you saw it in the app 😀 xx

  • Reply Aarifa May 13, 2020 at 12:34 am

    Hi I was wondering if you can share what app/website do you use to make collage for your Liketoknow.it posts. Also, if you have any tips on creating collage for liketoknow.it, I would love to hear that!
    Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden May 13, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Hi Aarifa! I use Canva.com for all my collages. There’s a feature where you can remove the backgrounds for the images you’re wanting to use in it, which helps to get that overlapping item look. Once done with your design, save it as a PDF and you can upload it to the RewardStyle “Money Spot” tool and link the items as hotspots. I recommend doing all this on your computer, as it’s easier to customize and save each of your collages in the long term. :] xx

  • Reply Michelle Black White May 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    HI! I’ve scrolled through this thread and think I have a unique situation/question 😉
    I have a blog with my BFF and we were accepted to RewardStyle last fall under our shared IG account. She has been the primary person doing our LTK posts and I now I want to start doing more. At first, I logged in under her name on LTK and used the Link Ninja for links in blog posts. I would like to start using my profile with my own favorites/folders to have a cleaner record of earnings and to be able to find items I want more easily. FYI – our RS/LTK account is set up with both of us having full admin permissions.
    The app lets me save to my folders but it is limited. My question is, how do I get the Link Ninja to save to my set of folders on Safari instead of hers? And, do you have any examples of other RS influencer accounts with multiple contributors? Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden May 13, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Hi again! Very great question, as I’m actually unfamiliar with how joint RS accounts work (in terms of sorting out individual earnings.) I think with every shared account, determining the commission split is decided on the users – whether they split it evenly at the end of the month or keep record of each commission earned individually, based on who shared what, etc. What I do know that in terms of folders, all of them should be available to add products to whether on phone or computer. In terms of referring to folders on the app as “limited,” do you mean limited to the ones you’re able to see or add to? Because when I took a look at my Link Ninja on the app, I was able to click ADD TO FOLDER for the item I linked and saw the option to add it to any folder I have on my account already. If I wanted to add it to a brand new folder, I’d click the + and be able to create a new one to save it to as well. What I recommend doing in order to keep things organized is label each folder by your names & category. For example, if you wanted to add a pair of sunglasses that you’re personally linking for earnings, you should have it saved in a folder called “Michelle – Summer Items” or something to that degree. That way you know 1) where to find your items more easily, and 2) can ensure you’re grabbing the link that’s going to earn you the commission (and not your friend.) Hopefully that makes sense and helps to answer your question! xx

  • Reply Brianna Nettles May 14, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Good morning!

    Recently I enabled a photo on mg RS for an item from amazon. I know my friend ordered it through my ltk link so I should’ve received commission for that. However, when I look at it, it doesn’t show that anyone has purchased it. By the $ amount of the photo there is an i with a circle around it. When I click on it, it says “This amount may be missing some commission data”. Any ideas?

    • Reply Tilden May 18, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Brianna! So depending on when your friend purchased from your link, you won’t see it show up in your commissions right away. Usually takes a few days, sometimes up to a week before appearing. As for anything linked from Amazon via RS, you’re no longer able to see that data anymore due to Amazon creating its own Affiliate Program. If you sign up for the Amazon Affiliate, you’ll be able to see all that missing data (what product was sold, etc.) Although it’s nice they kept their affiliate partnership with RS, the tradeoff was removing all the data from your RS when viewing what product was purchased, etc. You’ll still be able to see the commission you earned though, despite not seeing the product your link sold. Hope this helps clarify everything! xx

  • Reply Lillie Davis May 17, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Hi!!! Love this blog💕
    Is it possible for consumers to screenshot a post from Instagram stories and shop it on the like to know it app even with filters, a caption on top of the picture and gifs? Will it still show up on their screenshots or is that only if a post is screenshotted from my feed?

    • Reply Tilden May 18, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Lillie! That’s a great question. From my understanding, the screenshot feature only works through an enabled LTK post from In-Feed (not Stories.) Based on an article I read, the screenshot feature works by matching the photo captured and presenting it to the user (who screenshotted the image) on the LTK app so they can shop from it, rather than searching for it on their own. The LTK enabled URL must be visible in the caption too in order for it to match on the app, which can’t be done “visibly” on Stories yet. Personally, I’ve never used the screenshot feature myself because I’ve read about there being a few glitches/not matching properly for users. But that’s just my opinion/preference ;] xx

  • Reply Kayla Barrett May 18, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Hey! Loved reading this blog post! I’m new to Reward Style and I was wanting to see who my followers were but can’t seem to find out! How do I go about doing this? I only have a couple followers bc I just signed up yesterday but would still like to be able to figure this out. I clicked on followers but no luck! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

    • Reply Tilden May 18, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Kayla! So unfortunately RS users don’t have the ability to see who their followers are. I’m not sure if that will always be the case but since I’ve joined RS back in 2013 and when they launched LTK a few years after, seeing who your followers are was never an option. I wish they’d change that because it would definitely help its users in determining who their core consumer is/give us more insight into who’s purchasing from our LTKs, etc. We can only hope for someday! xx

  • Reply Sdae May 18, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Hi, just signed up myself but wondering if users/my followers HAVE to download the LKT app to shop my look ? Seems like they don’t have to but don’t want to mess with the system so I want to be sure.

    • Reply Tilden May 18, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Babe! Nope! It’s not required they have to download the app in order to shop. I’d just make sure to link to the direct LTK photo you posted or to your LTk profile each time and educate your readers that if they scroll down past the large banner photo that prompts them to download the app, then they’ll be able to see your photo and click on any of the thumbnails underneath to shop directly. xx

  • Reply Alana May 19, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Thank you so much for all of this information it was nice to be able to go through and read the thread to answer any other questions I had previously. My question is, am I able to change my name with rewardStyle? When I signed up I put spaces between my name and it is affecting my ability to link it and have it take people directly to my profile in the app. I have tried once before in settings to change it, but saw no reflection on my actual profile.

    • Reply Tilden May 19, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Hi Alana! You should be able to update your info in settings but may I ask what your Instagram handle is? Usually the LTK profile includes your IG handle as is after the / of the URL and spaces are indicated by an “_” underscore – if you don’t mind letting me know your @handle, I’ll take a look and see what’s going on from my view if I try to view your LTK page 😀 xx

      • Reply Alana May 19, 2020 at 11:40 am

        Thank you so much! I was attempting to change it online and when I would save it, my LTK web address wasn’t changing, but I just tried it in the app again and I think I fixed it! My IG is @alana.fashion.optimist. I just changed it yesterday so I was trying to update everything in LTK. When I originally signed up, I did not use my IG handle, I typed a different username and when I added spaces, the url was the LTK a%20fashion%20optimist%20. Now it’s showing my username without the percent signs so I think I may have fixed it! Thanks so much for the prompt response!

        • Reply Tilden May 19, 2020 at 11:41 am

          Yay!! No prob babe! Glad to hear it’s all fixed 😀 xx

  • Reply Sarah May 19, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Tilden! I tried searching for this question and didn’t see it, but apologies if it’s already been asked and I missed it! I’m trying to link a specific color of a product, but when I use Link Ninja, it only pulls up one color. Each color option on the site has a different URL. For reference, I’m trying to link the brown color, but cream is the only option. If I link the cream from Link Ninja and a user clicks on it, goes to the site and changes to brown, would I still get full credit for this or would I lose some since they are technically buying a different product? If it takes some away, is there a way to add a product to Link Ninja or a different way to link it? I’m new to this. 🙂

    • Reply Sarah May 19, 2020 at 10:45 pm

      Omg and unrelated question, but how do I change my photo on here?! That photo is about 8 years old haha

      • Reply Tilden May 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        hahah I gotchu girl. I have WordPress so I only know how to change it from that platform, but you login to your website dashboard and in the top right corner you’ll see a thumbnail icon with your picture; hover over that and click account settings, where you’ll be redirected to a new page where you can update your profile pic. If you don’t have WordPress, I suggest googling “How to update my profile picture on website comments” and see if anything appears that’s helpful haha xx

    • Reply Tilden May 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Sarah! I’ve had that issue myself – it doesn’t matter! As long as it redirects to the one that you intended, despite the product color being shown, that’s all that matters. Also you get commission credit for any product that’s purchased through your link; for example, let’s say I clicked on this item you’re linking to but decide to explore the site some more and ended up buying something else – you’ll still get 10% commission for my purchase because I bought it through accessing your original affiliated-link and I didn’t open a new browser/leave the site since clicking on your link. Hope that makes sense, reads a little wordy on my end haha ;] xx

  • Reply Meghan June 6, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Hi!
    I have a question about linking landing pages. I have tried doing this several times, and tested by purchasing from my links, but I never received credit for it. After I click the link (to the landing page), it shows my affiliate link. However, as soon as I search for something on the specific site, my link seems to be disabled, and it no longer shows “affiliate” or “Rstyle” in the URL. How are people getting credit/commission from linking landing pages? Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden June 8, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Meghan! You should still be able to get credit for linking to a landing page if the person who accesses it does NOT leave the website linked to/opens a new window outside of accessing through clicking your link. Once someone clicks on a link of yours, it’ll still be tracking for commission no matter what category/pages the buyer clicks on within the site itself for specific items, despite not reflecting the tracking URL on each page. So as long as someone doesn’t open a new window to the site after accessing your link to the same site, you will get commission for whatever is purchased. In terms of not getting credit, how long ago did you test purchase your links? It can take up to one week (7 days) for commissions earned to appear in your dashboard so if it’s been longer than that, I’d reach out to RS Support for assistance in that department. xx

  • Reply Leslie June 11, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Tilden,
    sorry for taking more of your time. I was accepted on June 30th and I noticed last night (June 10) that I was able to link for Amazon. Next day, I got a message stating that my links will not be trackable to allow 3-6 weeks. Could you elaborate.I apologize if I am making you repeat yourself.
    Thank you,
    Leslie

    • Reply Tilden June 12, 2020 at 1:53 am

      Hi Leslie! Did you mean May 30 (not June 30?) – regardless, I’m not exactly sure what that message might mean. Did you receive it via the app/on the RS Dashboard? Or as an email? My best guess could be that it means you won’t be able to track your “purchased” Amazon items linked in your commission dashboard for 3-6 weeks, but I’m not 100% certain that’s what the message meant xx

  • Reply Savannah June 12, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I think I’ve read through all this info, which btw is super helpful… but I am wondering how to link or if you can link a product on a photo in IG stories. I don’t have the 10K needed for the swipe up feature but don’t necessarily want to clutter my feed with all the things I think people would appreciate the links to. It looked like the app was going to let me but when it posted I went to my story and there was no link just the LTK logo at the bottom. Thank you in advance!

    • Reply Tilden June 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Savannah! So the only direct way to link to a product on a photo posted to your IG Story is through the swipe up feature. But I recommend changing your IG Bio to your LTK page occasionally and educating your readers that they can shop anything you post to your IG In-Feed & Stories (photo-wise) by clicking the link in your bio, which will direct them to the LTK page and feature any of the photos you’ve embedded/linked to. ALSO – you don’t have to share every photo you embed on LTK to your IG. I know the option pops up right away after setting it up but you can easily bypass that and just have embedded photos appear in your LTK without cluttering your IG-Feed if you don’t want to. Hope that helps! xx

  • Reply Lindsay June 20, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    What I did prior to hitting 10K was I would post a LTK enabled photo on my stories and then have a note that said “shop the link in my bio or screenshot to shop in LTK” the enabled image will still work if it is screenshot on stories as long as it doesn’t have any stickers or text on top of it.

  • Reply Karlee June 21, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Hey, thanks for all of this helpful info! I’m wondering if there is a place you can find out if a specific sale will be eligible for commission or not. I’ve spent a lot of time promoting sales, only to see 75+ sales go through but $0.00 because the company wasn’t paying commission for any of those sales. Hope this question makes sense and hoping to find a way to know when things won’t be commissionable. Xo.

    • Reply Tilden June 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm

      Hi Karlee! Oh my goodness, that’s so unfortunate :[ I’ve heard that certain brands have been stingy with sales not earning commission on rS (personally think it’s a really sh*tty thing to do on their end.) Most times rS will send out a newsletter/alert about sales including the commission expected to be earned by users, but not always. Sadly, I think it’s a gamble on whether or not brands will allow for commissions to be made on sales; most of them do, but there are some that don’t which you’ve experienced first-hand. As far as I know, there’s not a source on the dashboard that lists/details out that info. Do you mind if I ask what brand(s) you’ve generated most of these sales for with $0 reward? I’d personally like to know so I can warn more rS users about their unfavorable “undercover” activity. Sorry that happened to you! xx

  • Reply Stacey Grimes June 24, 2020 at 12:06 am

    I’ve applied for LTK over 2 months ago. I’ve had ppl refer me as well, and I’ve even emailed to see if my app got lost in the shuffle. I applied on 4/24. As of yet, I’ve not heard anything. No email, no auto generated email. Nothing. What do you suggest? Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden June 24, 2020 at 10:41 am

      Hi Stacey! Your best bet is to contact RS Support directly and inquire about the status of your approval. Try sending to this email: influencers@rewardstyle.com – xx

  • Reply Stacey Grimes June 24, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
    Stacey

  • Reply Destiny Lamb June 26, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Hi! I have a blogger who wants to refer me but doesn’t know how! Can you please help me with this? Thank you so much!

    • Reply Tilden July 1, 2020 at 10:48 am

      Hi Destiny! If your friend logs into her RS Dashboard on the computer, s/he can see “REFER A CREATOR + ” on the top right above the Navigation Bar. Once clicked, s/he will be able to refer you from there! xx

  • Reply Annette July 2, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Hi!
    I was just accepted into the rewards style platform. As I am trying to connect my social account for instagram, I am getting an error message. In my profile, I put https://www.instagram.com/annette_instyle/ for my platform url. What am I doing wrong as to why it is not connecting? Can you help?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden July 7, 2020 at 8:46 am

      Hi Annette! Are you trying to connect your IG through the RS app or the main RS Dashboard on your computer? What kind of error message are you receiving? It looks like your URL directs to your account properly (based on my attempt to click and be directed) so it could be a glitch in the system. Have you tried several times over several days with the same issue? If yes, then I’d contact RS support but if not, I’d try again and see if it lets you connect this time. Please let me know if you’re successful or need more help! xx

  • Reply Kayla July 5, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Great article!! Very informative!! I’m new to RS, and I read through most of your comments, but didn’t seem to find an answer to my question, can you please tell me what app or website to use to make a collage so that I can link my products and make them shoppable? Do I do that through Reward Style? I read somewhere people used Canva which I’ve used many times before but couldn’t seem to figure it out. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden July 7, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Hi Kayla! So I make the collage itself on Canva and then upload the saved image of the collage to the “Money Spot” Widget in the dropdown window under the “APPS” tab on the main RS Dashboard (computer.) From there you can make the individual items on the collage shoppable 😀 xx

  • Reply Nina Secula July 6, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Hey girl! I am new to this and want to use amazon links but can’t find anything amazon on the link ninja. Am I missing something? Also how do I grow and get scene on LIKEtoKNOW.it?

    • Reply Tilden July 7, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Hi Nina! Amazon links don’t become available until several weeks after you sign up for LTK/RS, but usually they appear after a month or so. Just keep checking weekly as they don’t inform you once they become available to you either (very annoying on their part lol.) As for growing tips, take a look at the LTK/RS blog – they post several articles about how to grow your following 😀 xx

  • Reply Madeline July 7, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    How do you create folders to put like items together?

    • Reply Tilden July 7, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Madeline! You can create folders using the Link Ninja tool – when you click the heart to add the item to favorites, you’ll see a dropdown option appear that allows you to view folders or create one by typing in the name of what you wish to call the folder being created & clicking the + to save it to your dropdown list. xx

  • Reply KeriB112 July 8, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Hey all, a lot of this has been super helpful! I do have a question that I haven’t seen answered… I’ve had a LTK account for ages to follow different people. Now I’ve been accepted in the RS program. (yay!) I am using the same email address for both, but it doesn’t seem to be associating my accounts. I actually just tested it and it seems like I can follow myself, that doesn’t seem right….Is there something special I should be doing to associate an existing LTK account with a new RS account?

    • Reply Tilden July 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Keri! So the account that’s been accepted to the RS program is the one that you should be using primarily, as it’s the only one you can embed photos with links and make commission from using the RS app. As for your existing LTK account, could that be one that was made on the LTK app? (different from the RS app, confusing I know) – Because my thought is that your LTK account only allows you to shop from other influencers (and not create shoppable photos from.) It’s ok that you have the same email for both since they’re not technically the same “type” of account (LTK being a Consumer account, RS being a Creator account) so that makes sense you can follow your LTK user profile from your RS one. But if you’re wanting to somehow merge both accounts under the one that’s been accepted to RS, you might want to reach out to RS support about that as I have no idea how to do that / seems like a backend support action only RS coders can perform. Hope this helps! xx

  • Reply Rachael July 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I just got accepted to be an influencer, but when I try to log in with the email and temp password I was given, it says my email is incorrect. I have tried emailing multiple people and even contacted LTK on Instagram and nobody will get back with me. I don’t know what to do and am a little disappointed about my experience with this company so far.

    • Reply Tilden July 8, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Rachael! Sorry to hear you’re having problems – RS support can sometimes be the worst with these things (hence why I wrote a blog post on my own to help others based on personal experience/struggle using it lol.) Since I don’t work for RS/LTK, my only suggestion is to try reaching out one more time to this email – influencers@rewardstyle.com – and hopefully, they’ll be able to get back to you with a solution. xx

  • Reply Tara July 19, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Hi, on my first day of being approved for RS, I was not able to find amazon through the ninja BUT I was able to use the search on the far right of the RS app to find an amazon product and sent that link to the shopper. Will I get commission for this since I read above that amazon has to enable you after a few weeks to use their links in link ninja. It was a big purchase, that I was able to send a link for, so I hope so! It’s been about 5 days.

    • Reply Tilden July 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Hi Tara! I believe as long as you were able to enable the product link with RS (meaning it had the http://rstyle.me in the link url that you sent to your friend) then it should work. Although I’m honestly not 100% certain. Sometimes commissions take a while to appear (at least a week) but if you’re at 5 days already, maybe it’s something that will appear in your dashboard once the Amazon links are available to you full time? Sorry I can’t confirm anything with a guarantee. Please keep me in the loop if you ever see it show up on your commissions dashboard, I’d love to know! xx

  • Reply Tara July 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks I’ll keep you posted!

  • Reply Jessica Abbey July 21, 2020 at 8:53 am

    these are very helpful tips – thanks for making this blog post. my question: is it possible to still link an item through like to know it even if the company isn’t affiliated with it & i know i won’t get commissions on it if bought. For example, i’m trying to link a floral stem from Michaels (they are not an affiliated company with like to know it) and thought it would be easier to have that linked with my other items in my photo so i’m not getting a bunch of DMs about it separately. Hopefully that makes sense.

    • Reply Tilden July 21, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Jessica! You can always link to an item from a website not on RS (as I’m sure you know) but in terms of linking it via RS/having it appear below an LTK image/seen as a clickable thumbnail in the shop the post slider, etc. – only the items from brands that are affiliated with RS can be included. Totally get what you’re asking though, I sometimes wish it could all be in a neat space together as well. Maybe someday! xx

  • Reply Cameron July 21, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    I am logged into my boss’s account but cannot see the hearts she hearted on link ninja. How do we both see since it it the same account? I just started the job and she’s been using Reward Style for years so she has a lot of hearts but I can only see the hearts I’VE liked but not the ones she has saved for so many years??? Please help

    • Reply Tilden July 22, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Hi Cameron! You should be able to see all the past “hearted” items under the Currently Obsessed folder in the RS Dashboard (computer view) – If you’re trying to find them on the app, it’ll only show x amount of most recent “hearted” items. On the computer, it’ll show all the rest/all that have ever been saved with the RS account 😀 xx

  • Reply Brandi July 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    You are amazing for helping and I am def in need of it, lol! I was excepted to rewardStyle and I posted my first image, had no problems with link ninja or posting to Instagram, but then when I went to enable my second image(which was a collage that I made from Canva), with all the necessary links, it wouldn’t let me move past the crop phase. It keeps saying instance error. I thought maybe it was just from the collage, so I took some other photos and it’s doing it with all of them.

    • Reply Tilden July 22, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Brandi! Hmm that sounds like it could be an app glitch/error, not necessarily something on your end. Have you tried closing out of the app and reopening/trying again? If the same issue continues, maybe uninstall/reinstall the app itself. LMK if any of those moves work or not! xx

  • Reply Christine Corrigan July 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Tilden,
    I just read through all the original questions not the commented ones, so I appologize if you answered this in the comments. I am wondering if the caption I write for the rewardstyle enabled image has to be the same caption on my IG account? I am more of a story teller on IG and I know for rewardstyle they want more descriptive captions about the clothes. I also know that on IG I should keep the “bundle” links and hashtags which I am okay with, it’s just the words above that I would like to be different.
    Thanks,
    Christine

    • Reply Tilden July 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Christine! You can edit the caption/wording on IG no problem, as long as you have the “bundle” URL/hashtags etc involved (as you noted) then you’ll be fine! I edit my captions almost all the time once redirected to the IG app 😀 xx

  • Reply Maegan July 28, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Hello,

    I tried reading through the other comments to see if this has already been asked but I couldn’t find it so please forgive me if you have already covered it!
    I was wanting to know if you could tell me what it means when it says “commission data may be wrong” when that circled “I” appears on my rS pic? I have roughly 25 images and it’s only appeared on two of them!

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Maegan! That just means that the retailer might have a window of x time before the commission is added/confirmed to your dashboard. All retailers on RS have different % commission standards, so there’s a chance it’s just not registered as confirmed yet. Usually by 30 days it resolves itself, but I’ve heard of longer stretches of time before seeing commission. Sometimes it’s a gamble knowing when. Hope that helps! xx

  • Reply Emily July 30, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Hi Tilden!
    I have just been approved for RS. Do you know if there are any rules for using the affiliate links? I know for Amazon Associates, you have to provide a statement that they are being used. I didn’t know if that was the same for RS or not. Also, is it against the rules to shop your own links?
    Thank you so much for answering all the questions! 🙂

    • Reply Tilden July 30, 2020 at 11:29 am

      Hi Emily! Nope! No rules – I shop from my links all the time 😀 Congrats on your RS acceptance! xx

  • Reply Shay July 31, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Hi!!
    Are you able to post a swipe of pictures on IG within the RewardStyle app?

    • Reply Tilden August 3, 2020 at 10:53 am

      Hi Shay! The only way to add a RS Link to an IG Story is through the IG App itself. You copy/paste the RS link (or link to your LTK page, etc) into the icon that appears like a chain link on the top of your IG Story when in draft mode. However, the chain link icon only appears when you have a 10K following on IG (so annoying because they really should have it available to all business/creator IG accounts – hopefully they change that feature someday.) Hope this helps! xx

  • Reply Elizabeth August 4, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Hi! I used my own RS link to make some purchases and I noticed that it’s not reflected on the “rewardStyle Earnings” page. Any thoughts?? Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden August 4, 2020 at 9:10 am

      Hi Elizabeth! How long ago did you make your purchases? It can take up to one week (sometimes longer depending on the retailer) for commission to show on your dashboard. Has it been longer than 1-2 weeks? xx

  • Reply Alexa Rae August 13, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Hi Tilden! I can’t seem to see any of the published posts that I’ve enabled on RS. The only post I can see is the very first one that I ever published. All the posts show up on my LTK page just not on my RS app. I’m not sure why I can’t see any of them. I’m just starting out with RS/LTK so I’m still trying to get the hang of it. Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden August 16, 2020 at 11:26 am

      Hi Alexa! Hmm that’s strange – I wouldn’t worry too much because if they appear on your LTK app, then they’re definitely embedded/published for consumer view with the thumbnail links to purchase as well. But they should definitely appear underneath the Create a Post in the RS app as you publish them to LTK/IG. How many have you published that you aren’t seeing? I’d also suggest maybe deleting & reactivating the RS app to see if that helps – I know all its users recently had to change our passwords for security reasons so maybe that’s the issue if you haven’t gotten that alert (which is possible if you’re brand new to RS as a creator.) LMK if any of the above helps or not! xx

  • Reply Jaclyn Lussier August 18, 2020 at 8:23 am

    I made a significant commission off a family member who used my link. A few days later, the commission is gone and says ‘sale return’. My family member checked and the order was not canceled and they did not return anything from that order. What might be the reason for this?

    • Reply Tilden August 18, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Jaclyn! That’s very strange; I’m not 100% on this fact, but I did read a post in a RS FB Group that says that brands can apparently revoke commission for certain items.. which if true, is completely f*cked & wrong to do on so many levels. May I ask what brand/retailer your fam member purchased from? I’m curious if it was a big name or something smaller – curious on investigating this more for you. xx

  • Reply Jackie August 18, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks so much for the response! I appreciate you looking into it. The ordered a furniture piece from wayfair a few weeks ago. They have placed other orders from there in the past which have stayed but this was a bigger item and is the only one that says “sale returned”. We checked again and they definitely did not cancel the order, it’s in transit! Super frustrating

    • Reply Tilden August 19, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Ahhh so I heard Wayfair has been one of the retailers doing this!! It makes me SO MAD because so many of us link to it and the minute we get major sales, they decide to rip away the commission for no reason! I’ve stopped linking to them since learning about this & I think several RS users told HQ that Wayfair should be kicked off the program for this; here’s hoping Wayfair changes its ways or they get kicked off – or better than that, make it a rule retailers can’t do this sh*t! Sorry this happened to you babe xx

  • Reply Priscilla August 19, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Hello, so I’m new to LTK and find it so confusing.. so I need to do some research, but in the meantime.. am I able to copy the link from the ninja app within the RS page and post it directly to my IG story without posting it to my LTK account? Will I still earn commission that way? Posting to LTK is what I find confusing but I previewed my copied link that I posted on my story and it shows the rsytle transition so I want to assume it’s ok and will work for commission? I’m just not sure why some times when I see other ppl post the swipeup, it takes me directly to their LTK landing page and sometimes when others post their swipe up it just takes you directly to the item(which is what i want to do). I hope this makes sense!

    • Reply Tilden August 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Priscilla! Yes you absolutely can! I always use RS links grabbed from Link Ninja on my swipe ups, whether or not I posted a photo on my In-Feed from LTK. No matter what, you’ll get commission if someone purchases anything from a site they accessed via your link :] Some people purposely link to their LTK pages on Stories as a way to either get more followers on their LTK or so the reader can see all the items linked to as a thumbnail, just a personal preference. xx

    • Reply Priscilla August 19, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you!! Also, you may have mentioned this but not sure if it’s specific to my question. But if I post something from amazon for example, and within that swipeup link someone adds the item to their cart but doesn’t actually check out until later or days later … will I still receive the commission? I do that myself, I’ll add something to my cart from someone’s link so I don’t forget but i don’t end up checking out until later from my amazon app🥴

  • Reply courtney August 24, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Hi,
    I’m struggling to figure out how to underline words and link directly to an item through reward style on my blog. I know how to do a look book and do photos, but how do you directly link things by just underlining and word that people can click on and it takes you to that item (still through affiliate link through reward style)! Thank you!

    • Reply Tilden August 24, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Courtney! For blog posts, all you have to do is embed the text with the RS link you wish to link to. So while drafting your post, you highlight the chosen “word” you want to link to and click the icon that looks like a chain link – paste the RS link there and that’s it. You can also do it with a shortcut key stroke by highlighting the text and clicking COMMAND-V (or whatever keystroke for paste if not on a Mac) :] xx

  • Reply Jenna August 24, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I got accepted to RS in May and am still trying to figure it all out. I’ve read posts from a few bloggers who use RS and they always mention discussing a growth strategy with their account rep, but when I reached out to set up a call, I was told they don’t have call times available and they just basically included some tips in a somewhat generic email. They did say I could reach out with any questions, but I really want to grow and I would love to talk to an actual person and develop a strategy. One blogger I reached out to said she talks with her rep regularly and that maybe there’s a tier that you have to reach to talk to them regularly. Do you know anything about that, or what tier I might have to reach? Thank you!!

    • Reply Tilden August 25, 2020 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Jenna! Unfortunately that’s true – you need to meet a certain threshold of monthly sales consistently before being assigned an actual RS Rep to communicate with. You’ll notice when that happens once your account shows an image of an actual person in the RS Rep circle on your Dashboard (not a logo saying RS Rep.) I’m also not certain what that $ threshold amount is in order to be assigned someone. Your best bet is to post and link consistently to boost your commission sales and hopefully overtime & with success, that will catch the attention of the RS reps. Hope this helps! xx

      • Reply Anna August 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm

        Hi can you use your own rewardstyle links to make purchases? I just want to make sure cause I’ve heard that you can with some retailers.

        • Reply Tilden August 31, 2020 at 3:14 pm

          Hi Anna! Yes – you absolutely can! I do it all the time :] xx

      • Reply Sey August 28, 2020 at 1:29 pm

        Hi! Thanks for answering so many questions you are so helpful!! I was just wondering can you use your own rs links when shopping from diff retailers Thank you!!

        • Reply Tilden August 31, 2020 at 3:13 pm

          Hi Sey! Yes you absolutely can! I do it all the time :] xx

  • Reply Jenna August 26, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    That is helpful! Thank you!!

  • Reply Paulina Hall September 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Hey there!
    Im trying to create my first post from my desktop and i have a few questions. I downloaded the “LINK NINJA” to my bookmarks like i was advised but when i log into my RS website on my macbook, there is not an option for me to create a post so 1) Do i have to do everything from my iPhone? 2) If i do it through the app on my iPhone its difficult to find the exact products i’m advertising as opposed to finding it on my desktop, what advice do you have for finding the exact product? 3) Do i link my size or just leave it in the description? 4) Is there a full video i can find somewhere on a step by step way to create your first couple posts besides the 2 minute welcome email video? Thank you SO much in advance! Im on week 2 and i haven’t created my first post yet 🙁

    • Reply Tilden September 8, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Paulina! To answer your questions, 1) Yes, you have to create any LTK-embedded posts through the RS app – the desktop is more for tracking your commissions long-term & linking products easier, along with creating other shoppable content (Shop The Post Slider, Money Spot, etc.) 2) Although Link Ninja can be used and products can be saved via the RS app, I find saving/hearting the items I want to link to much easier via computer/desktop. So before posting, I’ll be sure to link to whatever items I want to include IN ADVANCE & ON MY COMPUTER, before posting using my phone app. 3) Technically you don’t have to mention size at all unless to inform your readers how the product fits (personal preference) – in general, all the links will direct to the product landing page itself & the shopper has the choice to select whatever size they need/prefer. 4) As far as I know, I don’t believe so in terms of videos shared directly by LTK/RS itself. But I bet if you Youtube search, something might come up that will help! Or maybe it’ll be something I should put together myself in the future :] – hope these answers help! xx

  • Reply Sima September 8, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Hi,
    How do I add my Like to Know it link to my IG bio.
    I have tried to add it how you have already suggested in your blog but it doesn’t seem to enable the link.

    • Reply Tilden September 8, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Sima! What’s the name of your IG handle/account associated with your LTK? I’ll see if I can take a look & figure out the issue :] xx

  • Reply Jamie Lynn September 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Hello! So I’ve been a part of Rs for almost a year now (and loving it!), but due to covid haven’t been posting very often this summer. Today, I received an email stating that I only have one month left to reach the goals of 30 LTK images, growing my following to 60, and making sales. While I have about 60 or so images posted and have made a handful of sales, my follower count is currently at 20 and I’m not sure I’ll be able to grow to 60 in the next month before time runs out. I’m wondering if you know anything about what the consequences are for not reaching this milestone? I’m worried my affiliation may be rescinded 🙁

    • Reply Tilden September 10, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Jamie! OMG I’m so sorry you got that email – TBH I’ve never gotten a “warning” from RS to produce more content/grow my following to X amount by X date, but you aren’t the first person I’ve heard this happen to either :[ Are you certain it was an official email sent from RS HQ – meaning did the email sender address say influencer@rs.com or a first name of a RS rep, or something of that nature? Did it have the RS contact info in the email signature at the bottom of the email you received / was it sent on a similar RS Email letterhead like the content strategy emails they always send out? If yes to all of these, my best guess is that the rumors of being “kicked out of RS” is sadly true :[ Best strategy then is to pitch/share your LTK page with new LTK embedded posts every day on IG and encourage those followers you have to share your LTK account to fresh eyes for more new followers. Please lmk about the email questions I asked above though – curious to know if it’s indeed true of RS to be wrongfully doing now xx

  • Reply Amanda September 16, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Hi! So sometimes when I enable an image, the image appears on my RS page with a little “i” with a circle around it right next to the $0.00 commission symbol. Only some images post like that. Do you happen to know what that means?

    Thanks!
    Amanda

    • Reply Tilden September 17, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Amanda! This just means that you didn’t make any commission of the items you linked to in that LTK photo (yet!) xx

  • Reply Laura Ballard September 17, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Amanda,
    The i with the circle happens any time you post an item from Amazon.

    I hope this helps!

    Thanks!
    Laura

  • Reply Talea September 21, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Hello!

    So I was wondering 2 things: have you heard of anyone not being approved to link Amazon products? I’ve just been a little worried because they still haven’t approved me and it’s been a while (like over 2 months) and I wasn’t sure if that was normal. Also, I’m pretty confused on how to use Link Ninja through my android because I can’t find that feature in the rS app. Everytime I’ve tried to use the search bar nothing even comes up. Is there a separate app for Link Ninja or a way to get the extension on my phone browser. Right now I’m having to use my desktop to link everything and that’s just really inconvenient and time consuming. Any tips would be much appreciated! Thanks!

    • Reply Tilden September 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Talea! So sorry to hear you haven’t been accepted yet :[ I know it can sometimes take a while, but I’m not certain on the exact time frame for approval. Some have claimed to get accepted earlier than others, but I also know it can take a month (2+ might be too long of a stretch though..) I’d try emailing your RS Rep to see if they have any insight on that. In the meantime, you can join the Amazon Affiliate Program (separate from RS) and get accepted/earn a more generous commission on sales – you get more data on the items you sell too. Of course, I totally get that having the RS linking ability for Amazon makes things easier sometimes too (I use both platforms myself.) As for Link Ninja, you should be able to locate it on the bottom menu bar in your RS App (where you go to create/publish a LTK post) – the Ninja icon should appear next to the circle with the heart in the middle. Is it not appearing for you? LMK when you can! xx

      • Reply Priscilla September 30, 2020 at 12:54 pm

        Hi there, so I’ve always wondered which program has a higher commission, Amazon program or RS… would you say Amazon by your comment above? Also, how would someone decide on wether to link to their amazon store front or the RS app.. for example, I noticed you said you use them both… but if the items are available on both affiliate programs how do you decide which route to take? I’m assuming it’s not based 100% on the higher commission since people I follow (like yourself) sometimes link to either one. So if it was based on the higher commission I’m assuming they would always route to that affiliate link.. but that’s not always the case. I hope this makes sense. Thank you!!!

    • Reply Alex October 15, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      I am having the same problem. I have an android (google pixel) and the RS app looks nothing like most pictures from the iphones. I have reached out to the RS consultant email about it.
      Question, I accidentally created two profiles in the RS app and I can’t seem to delete the second one. This also created two accounts with LTK. Anyone else do this? How do I delete the second profile?

      • Reply Tilden October 16, 2020 at 3:58 pm

        Hi Alex! I’d email your RS rep/consultant and ask about how to remove the 2nd profile – it might be a backend issue only they can resolve in terms of deleting it properly. xx

        • Reply Alex October 16, 2020 at 6:49 pm

          Thank you!!!

  • Reply Talea September 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Oh okay thank you for the info! I think I’ll try applying for the Amazon affiliate program in the meantime. Do you happen to know the requirements for that program?
    I don’t see a circle with a heart at the bottom. All that shows up in my app is a plus button at the bottom and that’s how I add my content. I have been hearing though that android users can really only use half of the features on the app so it may just not be available to me. I’m surprised that such a popular app wouldn’t be fully developed for android though. Thank you again for your help!

    • Reply Tilden September 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Amazon Affiliate is MUCH easier to get approved for than RS – if you have RS already (which you do) then you’ll be golden :] And back to the Android RS app – I’ve heard there are so many glitches/issues with it and I agree, it’s very bad on RS that they haven’t put the effort towards making the technology adaptable outside iOS software (like most other companies in the world.) They definitely have the ability to do so but again, there’s a reason why I wrote a blog post all about answering RS Qs their Support Team “doesn’t have the time to answer themselves” – lolol. Sadly it’s just that their focus/priority is on whoever is making them the most money. Anyways, I’m sorry the RS Android app has been a disappointment for you as a user :[ Definitely apply for the Amazon Affiliate though! It’s very rewarding! xx

  • Reply Olivia September 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I have been accepted to reward style and i am able to post an image but nothing else, now that i see there are shoppable videos now. I also dont have a red plus sign on my like to know it app to create content i can only enable images off of the reward style app, maybe i just dont have something set up right?

    • Reply Tilden September 29, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Olivia! I’ve just emailed my RS Team Support to ask because I also cannot seem to find where I can upload video to embed with links to items neither. As soon as I hear back (hopefully soon) I’ll update you with what I learn! xx

    • Reply Tilden September 30, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Hi again! So I contacted my RS rep and I can now see the Red + sign on mine / able to make videos on the LTK App – I noticed I didn’t see it prior as well. I had to tell her whether or not I had an iOS or Android device and somehow it was fixed on the backend once I told her? If you’ve already updated the LTK app and still nothing, I’d reach out to RS directly; here’s the email she responded to me with – influencergrowthservices@rewardstyle.com xx

  • Reply Brieonna Wall September 29, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Hello,

    I’m new to LIKETOKNOW.IT and trying to tag my first photo. Is amazon not an approved retailer? I see so many influencers tag amazon products yet, when I go to link ninja it only shows amazon in another country?

    • Reply Tilden September 30, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Brieonna! Congrats on joining the LTK/RS Crew! If you take a look at several of the comments above yours, you’ll find the answer to the Amazon question :] xx

  • Reply Jeffrey October 3, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Is there a way to see who is following you on Like to know it? Like Instagram where you can see names etc?

    • Reply Tilden October 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Jeffrey! Unfortunately, I don’t believe that feature will become available to users anytime soon. From the start, LTK never allowed users to see who exactly follows them – just the number count. But maybe things will change someday! xx

  • Reply Hannah October 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Hi there!
    I’ve seen a couple questions regarding this topic, but haven’t been able to find any answers. I just got accepted to rS a couple days ago. I created my profile through the rS app – it accepted it and then went right back to the “create profile” page. I went to do it over, but the username I’d originally used now showed as unavailable. I logged into rS on my desktop and it shows my username as being created and even when I search for my profile on the LTK app, my profile shows up. However, I am still unable to get it to show up on my rS app. I’m not sure what to do and it seems like I’m not able to create any posts until I can get past that “create profile” page.

    Is there any way you can help me figure out this glitch? Also, can I create posts through my desktop or does it have to go through the app? Looks like the only linking I can do on the computer is for my blog or something, but I’m not sure how to make a post for my LTK profile through the computer..

    Thanks for your help!
    Hannah

    • Reply Tilden October 8, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Hannah! That definitely sounds like a glitch. Your best bet is to contact RS Support directly; this email I’ve always gotten a timely response from – influencers@rewardstyle.com – and as for creating posts, you can only do that on the RS app. The desktop dashboard is best used for creating Shop The Post Sliders & enabling Money Spot collages, as well as tracking your commissions over multiple months/years instead of just 7 days (as seen on the app.) I also find linking/saving items on my computer is much easier to do, so I have them ready for whenever I want to post to LTK :] xx

  • Reply Macy October 8, 2020 at 9:02 am

    If a link takes the buyer to purchase through an app do you get credit?

    • Reply Tilden October 8, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Macy! I believe you do as the embedded link is tracking the original source to the site (or app) – although I’m not 100% on that. Best way to find out is to purchase something yourself using your own link that directs to an app. Please let me know if you do! I’d love to be able to give a definite answer to this question as well :] xx

  • Reply Oksana Glosman October 9, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Hi there! Do you happen to know if a product image of your choosing can be uploaded to the linked item? I like my “boutique” to look uniform with only the product being displayed on a white background to show, but sometimes products are modeled on a person. Is there a way to add your own photo of the product from a different site not linkable?

    • Reply Tilden October 13, 2020 at 11:55 am

      Hi Oksana! You should be able to change the product image when using Link Ninja by clicking the 4-square icon that appears on the top right of the product image. Sometimes it can be finicky with changing immediately but if you refresh the page & try again, most often it sticks to the photo you’ve chosen to save/link. Hopefully that helps! xx

  • Reply Clarissa October 14, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Hi! This post is gold!! 🙂 Do you know what happens with mobile apps like Target and Amazon? When someone taps a RS link and it hops them over to the Amazon app, does that cancel out my cookies/commission? Thank you SO much for this resource!

    • Reply Tilden October 14, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Hi Clarissa! Someone above you asked the same Q & I haven’t heard a response from her yet because I’m honestly not sure myself/asked her to try an experiment haha. I’d imagine your links should count as trackable no matter if there’s redirection to an app, but then again some brands on rS can be shady with loop holes when it comes to commission.. Best bet is to place an order yourself using your own link to an item you know will be directed to an app (i.e. buy something with your link from Target or Amazon & allow the retailers to redirect you/complete the purchase) & just track to see if the commission appears or not once your item delivers. If you do choose to experiment, would you mind please updating me so I know if the cookies/commission transfers over or not? Dying to know! xx

    • Reply Clarissa October 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      I will definitely experiment! I just got accepted to LTK, so I’m waiting the 6-8 weeks for Amazon approval. I’ll report back 🙂

  • Reply Cassidy October 15, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Hello!

    I’ve been on RewardStyle as an influencer for a few months now and made quite a few sales. I’ve noticed that I’ve sold a nightstand about 6+ times now and every single time the commission amount that I earn is different even though it’s the exact same item. My commission amount has ranged from $45 – $0.34 🤯 any insight on why that may be?

    • Reply Tilden October 16, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Cassidy! By any chance is the nightstand you linked to from Wayfair..? If so, then I hate to tell you that this is sadly normal of Wayfair to do. It’s extremely messed up but they pretty much revoke any commission you make over time, to the point where they’ll remove it entirely within the 30 days of making a sale. I don’t link to them anymore as a result because RS is doing NOTHING about kicking them off the platform. It’s straight up robbery. I have a whole IG Highlight dedicated to how they rip us Influencers off when it comes to stealing back our EARNED commission – https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17903681629529521/ – however, if it’s not from Wayfair it still might be the same shady behavior that other brands are catching onto doing. It really sucks :[ xx

      • Reply Cassidy October 16, 2020 at 4:02 pm

        Hi it was actually a target item. Ugh that’s so frustrating! Gives influencers zero incentive to want to post!

      • Reply Laura Ballard October 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm

        Cassidy, Tilden is absolutely SPOT ON about Wayfair. I refuse to link to them anymore because they pull EVERY commission – some even 2 months later!! It’s infuriating because we work SO hard and they just DO NOT CARE!! They use every excuse in the book – “last click structure”……”unqualified lead”……”cross store conversion”……you also won’t get the commission if someone uses a coupon code or if there are already items in the cart when you add the linked item. The list goes on and on. They are CROOKS. Don’t waste your time on them! You also won’t get your commission from Joss & Main or All Modern if you link to them THROUGH the Wayfair site. Well, you’ll get it, and then they’ll yank it! 🙁

        Regarding your commissions varying, you are likely not selling the nightstand every single time you think you are. What they show you is the picture that DROVE the sale, but that doesn’t mean that’s ACTUALLY what sold. So, if someone clicks on your nightstand, but then only buys a $10 picture frame, you will only get the commission for the picture frame, not the nightstand…but the picture they SHOW you is the nightstand because that is the link you posted that ultimately DROVE the sale. They will never show you what was ACTUALLY purchased (I guess it’s a privacy thing?). Anyway, a lot of people don’t know this, so I hope it helps! 🙂

  • Reply Cassidy October 15, 2020 at 1:44 am

    One more question! I just realized you can post on the like to know it app AND on reward style app?! I thought you could only create content on reward style app and then it transferred it to your like to know it. I’m so confused now lol where do I create/enable my images?! LIKEtoKNOW.it or Reward Style or does it not matter/all the same?!

    • Reply Tilden October 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Again! Yes, there are two different apps and it’s very confusing haha. But basically, you create LTK IMAGES on the RS App and SHOPPABLE VIDEOS on the LTK App. IDK why they don’t have the video creation on the RS app as well.. haha. Hopefully this helps! xx

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