If you guys have been following along on Instagram over the last few days, then you will have seen that I was accepted as a Reward Style Influencer! I am guessing many of you are wondering exactly what that is. I’m here today to explain it all! As a blogger/influencer, this is the ultimate goal for those in this industry. To be accepted after only 3 months of blogging, has made me realize that this is the right path for me. I had the thought in my head for a few years to start a blog but my lack of confidence and worrying about what other people thought deterred me. For some reason, once we moved to Florida that all changed. With me not working, I knew I wanted to do something that made me feel like I was doing something for me. I took about 3 weeks once we were settled into our home to really soul search what it was I wanted to do. I went through all the motions of sleeping on ideas, talking to friends about it and really envisioning myself doing those specific jobs. One night my husband said that I should start my own style services where I go to people’s homes and help them put outfits together with what they have and then give recommendations on things they should add to their closets. I loved the idea of that but needed to start somewhere – honestly the next morning I woke up and decided to start this Life & Style blog. Life, because I wanted my family to be able to keep up with what we are doing in Florida and Style, because I knew the goal for this blog was to mainly feature what I am wearing and how I can help other women feel confident in what they are wearing. That’s where Liketoknow. it comes in. When I first applied, I was fully expecting not to be accepted. When I received the email, I was in Publix picking up groceries heading to get our sweet boy from school. I almost started crying I was so shocked! RewardStyle is the first and largest invitation-only content monetization platform for style influencers and brands around the world. It allows influencers like myself and thousands of others to use the tools needed to publish original content for distribution across their websites, social channels to drive sales and engagement. (source) It allows me to post outfits on this blog, instagram etc. and for you to have access to see where I purchased those certain items and make a purchase yourself if you wish.
So now how to use it:
- You can sign up for liketoknow.it here. It will look like this when you click the Sign Up tab on the top right…
It will ask for an email address because you will receive an email every time you ‘like’ a picture on Instagram. That email will have all of the links to the items I am wearing. Most of the time it is exact items but things do sell out so I will then link very similar items.
2. Another way to use this great feature is to download the liketoknow.it app from your phone. This app is great because once you like a picture on Instagram, you can go to the app and the picture and items will be right there! Or you can select to follow me in the app to view everything I am wearing! Isn’t it genius?!
3. And lastly, if you want to come to my website to see what I am wearing, you can click the Shop tab at the top, hover over Shop My Instagram and everything is linked there! If you hover again over the Shop tab, I have also linked Shop My Favorites and I link items I am currently loving.
Also, when I post an outfit on the blog, I always link the items I am wearing or similar items if the exact item is sold out or not available. Here’s an example…
Military vest, white jeans, stripe peplum (similar, similar, similar), sneakers (similar), purse, earrings
It’s all super easy to navigate and use once you have your account setup but if anything is confusing or you have a question about where I purchased something from or looking for an item and can’t find it, I am happy to help answer any questions!
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