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  1. Encore App team

    Terrific post, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Anonymous

      How much money can a blogger influencer make on average per month!?

      Reply
  2. Ray

    I am wanting to attach a link in my Instagram bio so viewers can click the link to shop the items I have posted. As you do with Like to know it. I have not be accepted by RewardStyle yet. How do accomplish this pre-RewardStyle acceptance?

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  3. Rebeca

    This is a great post :)) so helpful.
    I actually applied to rewardstyle yesterday and got Approved within an hour of applying (I was thinking I had to wait weeks before hearing from them)
    And now I’m trying to figure out exactly how to get started (content based)

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  4. Jaime

    Thank you for your insights! My question is how do you build your following prior to getting on like to know properly. If I post pictures of outfits – is there another way I can link them so my followers can shop? It’s not about the commission at all, I just want to use IG and my blog as a creative outlet but don’t want to violate any unofficial IG rules by saying hey this shirt is from Madewell, but providing no link. HELP!

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    1. Demi

      Well said. Did you ever get a reply?

      Reply
  5. Amanda Leggette

    Very insightful. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  6. How To Make Money On Instagram Without A Huge Following • Clean and Sassy

    […] it is an app that allows followers to like the photo and shop directly from the like to know it app-here’s a complete run down because this is not something I specialize in and want you to have the proper information (I […]

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  7. shinnersss

    Hi! I just got accepted to RewardStyle and am wondering how you started linking it to your Instagram. Did you retrospectively go back and add any recent photos that were shoppable? Or did you just start with your next posts? Also, do I have to post images with the Like to Know it overlay for them to be shopabble by screenshot?

    Thank you!!

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  8. Heidi

    Hi Amanda, I have a pretty decent IG at this point but no blog. Does one have to have a blog to get accepted?

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    1. Amanda Miller

      great question! No you don’t! If you have a decent IG go ahead and apply!
      xox amanda

      Reply
  9. Plews

    does it work with make up e.g. foundation, lipstick shades?

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Yes! xox A

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  10. Diana

    Very useful post and information.Thank you !

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  11. Stacey

    Great post! Thanks for this info. I know I need to get to a point to actually post pictures of myself on my Insta feed and was trying to figure this all out.

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  12. Hedi

    Thanks for information, I have a question and I hope that u can answer it.
    How much is a commission that u get for featuring each product in your posts?
    Does it depends on a products price? or it’s just about redirecting user to a link that is for selling that item?
    and should users shop that items certainly or directing them to a site is enough?

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Each store has a different commission rate! Ranges from 3%-20%!

      xox Amanda

      Reply
  13. RewardStyle Rewards Fashion Bloggers

    […] so it is a bit exclusive. They won’t say exactly how they choose bloggers. However, blogger Amanda Miller says that, in her experience, they are looking for the best content creators, rather than millions […]

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  14. Brynn

    Hi! Really helpful information. Would you say it’s necessary to have a blog in order to get accepted? Or would solid engagement on Instagram be enough? Thanks!

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  15. Decinta

    Thank you for sharing this information! Very informative & helpful

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  16. Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing. This was very helpful. 💞

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  17. shinella harris

    Thank you so much for the advice because I need all the help I can get.

    Reply
  18. Natalia

    Great information, thank you 🙂 I have a question that might sound silly…. Do fashion bloggers constantly have to be buying clothes to photograph themselves in? I think I’ll go broke buying all these outfits to blog about. I’d love your professional advice 🙂

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    1. Denise Figg

      Amanda excellent information. I only have one question. How recent do the close have to have been purchased before posting them to sell??? Thank you so much for all the info. I am starting my blog and fashion page and hiring a photographer this week.
      Sincerely Denise

      Reply
  19. Allison

    Do you know if you NEED a blog to use it? I’m thinking of starting a instagram platform only and then possibly create a blog from there. Any input would be great…Thanks!

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    1. Bonab__

      Same! Just started my Instagram platform but not quit ready to commit to a full on blog, any suggestions?!

      Reply
  20. Dayna

    Always wondered how it worked. Great post thanks Amanda! x

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  21. Sam

    Thank you so much for this, I came across your instagram today then typed in Like to know it and you came up first.
    Thanks for helping and sharing.

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  22. Next Destination: style

    Such a great and helpful post! Thank you for sharing this information with all of us!

    xo
    Caroline and Nadia
    Next Destination: style

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  23. Shara Woodlee

    This was so helpful! Thank you so much for posting 🙂

    Joining the LTK team is definitely on my goals for this/next year, and you don’t see much content about how to join.

    Reply
  24. Dami Adeleye

    Thanks Amanda for the great post. It is highly informative. Started my blog in February 2017. But it has been difficult getting engagement on my Instagram and blog. With this valued piece you shared, I am confident that I can achieve my blog goals. I have applied to join the Facebook group you suggested above. Hopefully , I will be accepted and get to meet supportive bloggers like yourself.

    Dami Adeleye
    http://Www.thestyleshire.com

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  25. Dami Adeleye

    Thanks so much for Amanda for this post. It is highly informative and clear. Kudos.
    I launched my blog in February 2017 but my engagement rate on the blog and Instagram has been very low.
    However this is more of an eye opener for me.
    I have also applied to join the Facebook group you suggested above. Hopefully I am accepted and I can get to meet other supportive bloggers like yourself. Thank you.

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  26. Viola

    Thanks for the info! I was a bit confused about liketoknowit. This really cleared things up for me.

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  27. Hockey Thunder

    Nice replies in return of this difficulty with real arguments and telling all about that.

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  28. Julia

    Thank you for this post! It is so helpful! I just started my fashion blog and sometimes I include items that are not current like a handbag or shoes and can not be linked to anything. Is this something I should avoid doing to keep my whole outfit linkable? Can I link it to something similar?

    Thanks again!
    Julia

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  29. Tracy

    Hi Amanda,
    I just saw your post! It is so informative. I actually use Like To Know it, and think it is great. I am an Interior Designer, and have noticed there is a LTK home. How does that work exactly? Additionally, fashion or home, once you are approved, are you linked up with vendors from LTK, or do you purchase your own items?

    Thank you…I just started following you in Insta!

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Hi Tracy! You purchase your own items unless vendors reach out to you! Good luck on being approved!! xoxo Amanda

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      1. Tracy

        Thanks for the reply Amanda. For interiors/home, the secret to great design is to make the clients
        home unique to them. If I posted a lifestyle shot showing several home items and where to shop, that would take
        away of a perspective client wanting to hire me, and the client I would be showing their items would not be happy, correct? Maybe I am missing something here. LOL..thanks again

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  30. Jana

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for writing this! I recently purchased my website got my social media handles etc. to start building a very niche fashion blog. I am super excited because I know it fills I need but I really had no idea where to start. There is so much information out there, but this was quality information! Once I saw her posting I definitely want my girls to be able to get access to the specific pieces! Is there any other way to link things before we get “like to know it status “?? Lolll thanks!!! Can’t wait for launch!

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Awh so sorry babe you can’t use the links until you are approved! You can apply for Shopstyle and use their links on our website until then! Also a great platform, they just don’t have anything for Instagram!

      xoxo Amanda

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  31. Ally

    VERY HELPFUL! I Will now know what to do and what not to do! I’m actually starting a blog. so this helps us newbies! just found you and followed you! thanks for the help.

    xoxo, Ally

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  32. Danielle

    Hi Amanda ! I love your blog and all your photos! I have the same camera and lens as you do and also have a subscription to lightroom but am such a newbie when it comes to photos! I would love if you could do a blog of general photo skills; camera settings, quick photo editing tips, etc etc.

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  33. Laura

    I have always wondered how LTK works.
    great and very useful information in this post. I think that like to know it homes works the same way.
    This is the first time I ever read a post from this blog. So far so good.
    Gonna follow you right away on instagram.

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  34. Anna

    I’ve been rejected twice. Do you think one of the reasons is because I’m using shopstyle collective?

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    1. Marie

      Hey, I saw your comment and just wanted to include my two cents! I just got approved to rewardStyle and I was using shopstyle when I was approved! Probably because I post consistently and like mentioned above quality photos are basically the standard! However, don’t be discouraged! Depending on your audience, shopstyle may be where you’ll make the most money!

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  35. Bryonna

    Amanda, this is so helpful! I really appreciate you being transparent about the application…we need more people like you who do not mind helping other bloggers become successful.

    Thanks,
    Bryonna
    bryiasstyle.wordpress.com

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  36. Britany

    Thank you for this post!!! ???????? I read a few others before yours, none of which were helpful, and then came across yours through a Google search and none of the others compare! Yours is SOOOO helpful and informative! Thanks again!

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  37. Traci Hilliard

    Hi Amanda!!
    This is such a great post and very informative. I really want to start a “Like To Know It” instagram with my daughter. Is there a certain age that they require the person modeling the clothes??

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    1. Jamie

      This was so great to know! Thank you! I wanna start a blog but have no clue where to begin. But this helps a lot with Instagram and like to know it.

      Reply
  38. Ama_Glamz

    Great Post. I found it very helpful. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Abbey

    This is SUPER helpful, thank you! I have really been wanting to learn more about this and how to get approved. I think I still have some work to do on my blog but I will keep after it!

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  40. Lauren

    This is probably one of the most helpful posts I have ever come across! Thank you for the insight!

    XO

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    1. Alaya Scott

      I’ve read so many too! This post has definitely been the BEST one I’ve seen! I’m subscribing now ????????

      Reply
  41. Terra

    Thank you so much for this post, Amanda. It’s extremely helpful! I’m at the six month mark with my blog and have been trying to determine exactly when to apply to RewardStyle. This information is super valuable!
    PS Love your blog too!
    XO,
    Terra
    Fifteen Minutes to Flawless

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  42. Laura Weber

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for the insight. Just starting out and have only been using my iPhone. My sister in law is a photographer, but lives in West Palm Beach. (I’m in ATL) Will be investing in a new camera, and have my husband start taking pics 🙂 I’m a furniture by day but always enjoyed fashion! This info is so helpful. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you, and I love you blog.
    Xo
    L

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  43. Flora Maria

    YAAAAAS A POST THAT IS HELPFUL TO OTHER FELLOW NEW BLOGGERS. Thank you for a clear rundown on like know it. xx

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  44. Ellie

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for the insightful info about LTK. I’m actually a laptop bag owner and I’m looking for ways to work with bloggers and I come across LTK. I’m curious about how they work with bloggers. Do bloggers only earn commission when shoppers make purchases? Do bloggers get paid for impressions or maybe engagement such as a number of likes on the post?

    http://www.sightusa.com

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  45. Liliana McInerney

    Very helpful information!! Thank you so much 🙂

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  46. Wendy

    Thank you for this information, Amanda! It has cleared up a lot of my questions. However, I still have a few questions to ask. At this moment, I have not applied the rewardStyle. I was wondering once I do, do they tell me where I can shop in order to tag the items on my blog? Do I actually receive any discounts from retails/brands for my purchase? Lastly, do you have any tips on where I can go to start a blog? I would greatly appreciate your advice on this. Thank you.

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  47. Sheila

    Thank you so much for this post and for sharing your knowledge with us. I came across your blog while googling information on LTK. I’m a brand new blogger who’s still learning the in’s and out’s of blogging and this information is very helpful. I wish you continued success!!!

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  48. Christina

    Hi Amanda,

    Txs so much for sharing tips and information on blogging. I’m just start.. and I’m already grateful to have come across your blog!! It’s clutter free and just the way I’d like it!

    Reply
  49. Annette Dattilo

    Such a helpful and thorough post. Thank you!

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  50. Anna

    Thank you for this! I was wondering how everything worked, and you answered all of my questions!!

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  51. Caitlyn

    Thank you so much for posting this info! I know a few on LiketoKnowit but had no clue where to get started.

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  52. Aura

    Excellent post Amanda, I was totally clueless on LTK…I went on it online, singed in and was going nuts looking for the “add photo” feature !! Silly me! …Now, I understand the procedure, thank you !!!

    People in the blogging world sometimes forget how important is sharing and giving, which will ALWAYS be a win-win…people seem to feel threatened when they give away information, when on the contrary when you help somebody else, you gain respect and appreciation from others.

    Thank you for sharing those valuable tips, I’m currently investing in photography, as like you said, is one of the most important things.

    Take care,
    Aura from Aurambeauty

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  53. Vivian E

    Wow! So grateful to have found this post…Thank you so much for sharing! I’m a new blogger looking for ways to grow my following, and this was very informative! Love your blog..

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  54. Alex

    Hi! I’m not sure to get all your infos (French sorry).
    I’m the owner of cufflinkster.com and I want to increase the traffic of my website.
    What should I do to be able to send an email when the customer like one of my pictures on Insta?
    Should I register my account/website to RewardStyle?
    If you can help ^^
    Thanks

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  55. blugrasspresents

    Thank you for sharing all this information – you’ve just won a follower! The really successful people seek to lift others up along them – your generosity speaks volumes about you.

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  56. Renae Antoinette

    Thank you for the AMAZING information!!! ❤️

    It’s so refreshing to see bloggers passing on insightful information to new comers!

    xo
    Renae Antoinette
    http://www.theultimatestylediary.com

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  57. Chigozie

    This is awesome Amanda. I’m a new blogger and I’ve been working on growing my blog. This has been very informative, thanks for sharing. Feel free to also check out my blog and give me some feedback so I can improve.

    Thanks again,
    Chigi
    http://www.ChigisWorld.com

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  58. Christy Leigh

    Wow! What an amazing and informative post! I personally have a beauty blog that I have been trying to grow for awhile now and I always thought LTK was such an amazing tool but could never understand how to get on it. It’s these little tools and hints that make all the difference. Thank you so much!
    I love your blog and look forward to reading more future posts and content.

    Please feel free to stop by anytime 🙂
    TheChristyLeigh.com

    Thanks again!

    Christy Leigh

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  59. Christine Hart

    I’m so glad I read this post! I’ve just recently started blogging and really love the blog community! Everyone is so friendly and helpful 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this information, it’s very helpful for when I apply!

    Thank you,
    Christine
    ceemariestyle.blogspot.com

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  60. Jemma

    Outstanding blog and content. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Awh thanks so much Jemma!! <3 A

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      1. Thanh Ly

        I totally agree with the comment. Thank you Amanda for offering very good tips to blogging. I do have a question on how to start a blog as in formatting, who can host the site, cost, etc. Would you mind giving more advice on how to start the blog page etc? Thank you!

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  61. Crystal Marie

    Hello!

    On the application they ask you how you’re monetizing your blog. If you aren’t yet, does that look bad in your opinion?

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  62. April

    I was going through LikeToKnow.it’s instagram and then found this post! The tips you posted for bloggers are really helpful, especially because I recently entered the blogging world! Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Amanda Miller

      Yay!! So glad my tips are helpful! I try to update this post as much as I can 🙂
      xoxo Amanda

      Reply
  63. Janine

    Thank you so much for this post! I just started a blog myself. I’m trying to learn as much as I can to grow my blog. This was so helpful especially the link to etsy. I had no idea people sold website templates there! ? I have so much to do to polish my blog and photography. Thanks again!

    Reply
    1. Amanda Miller

      Of course!! Soooo glad you found this helpful!! xoxo Amanda

      Reply
  64. Viktoriya Cole

    Thank you so much! This was so helpful! I have my own blog and I have been doing some research on how to improve and really get into the community! You are so knowledgeable and I appreciate you sharing this with us:)

    Reply
  65. BuzzStream 4 Ways to Tie Influencer Marketing Campaigns to Revenue – BuzzStream

    […] Before you can utilize these services as a brand or influencer, you’ll likely have to apply and be approved. The application process can take months, and often the exact selection criteria is kept under wraps. However, if you’re thinking of applying, there are style influencers who have written about their experience and recommendations on how to get accepted, like this post by fashion influencer Amanda Miller. […]

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  66. Ikram

    Hi Amanda, great post! I’ve found all the answers that I was looking for!♥
    I’ve just a tiny question to ask you! What do you use to create the little photo gallery under the “currently in my cart”? (widget or something else?) Because I’m looking for something similar to be able to do my wishlist on my blog!!! I’d be great if you could help me by giving me the name of the widget or tell me what you’re using!
    Thank you so much and keep doing a great work♥
    I’ve just followed you on Instagram♥
    xx
    http://www.anxiouslystylish.blogspot.be

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  67. Nat

    Thank you for the brilliant info and laying it all clearly for the blog user! Will you be doing an update on this tool?

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  68. Julie Scorse

    This is soo helpful! thank you! If you are just starting a blog do you recommend creating a completely separate insta account? or did you just start adding on to your old one?

    Thanks,
    Julie

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    1. Amanda Miller

      Hey love! I added a completely new one 🙂 xoxo A

      Reply
  69. Hailey

    Thanks so much for creating this post, it was super helpful!!! 🙂

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  70. Casi

    I applied, but didn’t receive any kind of confirmation email that my application had been received.. is that normal?

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  71. Elizabeth

    Very helpful. Thank you!

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  72. Nikki Arnold

    Hey Amanda-

    I am so glad I cam across this on my blog. I just recently applied to RewardStyle and I will most likely get denied, but oh well. I will definitely be following your tips in order to apply again when I know my blog is more prepared.

    Thank you!
    @flamingos_pineapples

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  73. Diana Elizabeth

    This was helpful, thank you!

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  74. Caroline Everett

    Hey Amanda,
    I have done so much research on this topic..thank you for having a great post with clarity on the topic. I have yet to start my blog as I am mapping out all my posts ahead of time. RS is definitely a long term goal for me. Your work is inspiring!!!

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  75. Heaven

    Hi!
    I saw on a previous comment that you made a post for bloggers about the best methods for applying for reward style + other programs to use. I looked around and for some reason couldn’t find your email to shoot you an email about these methods! I would love to know more if you can leave your email for me to contact you with!
    Thank you a ton!

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  76. Stephanie

    Did you ever write the additional post for bloggers mentioned in this article? I can’t find it on your site. Would be interested.

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    1. Amanda Miller

      I did, but unfortunately I was asked to remove it because it held privy information :/ Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions!

      xoxo A

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      1. Fofo

        Am am blog my self would love to know if you sent me the information how to sign up the reward style program love ur blog please take look my blog http://www.fofosaeed.com

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        1. Rosario

          I got rejected a while ago before I had my blog, now I’m wondering when should it be a good idea to try again. Should my blog be older? Thank you for this post!

          Reply
  77. Emily Chen

    Hello Amanda,
    Thank you so much for posting this! I came across LTK on IG and was curious about it. I’m not a blogger at all but, I recently purchased a shopping platform that’s connected to retailers who pay me and my customers for going to them. I wanted to know how RS would be able to be integrated into what I have. I have a general idea, but I wanted to hear your experience. Can a blogger make a good living from the RS’s platform? I’m anticipating future posts about RS from you and would love to hear your thoughts. The world of e-commerce is where I’ll be in the next few years.

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  78. Kaye

    Thank you for sharing! I was wondering what LTK was when I saw it on a few fashion bloggers’ captions. Also, I immediately loved your photos on IG 🙂 Just followed!

    Thanks again,
    -Kaye

    Reply
  79. How to Use Like to Know It | The Miller Affect

    […] have definitely already covered how to use Like to Know It in this post, but I am going to go a little deeper today. It is crazy to think out of 45,000 Instagram […]

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  80. Amanda

    Hi Amanda!
    I love your blog! I am new to blogging and this post was very helpful!
    However, I have a few questions. I just signed up for RewardStyle and now am nervous I will be rejected and will not be able to apply again for a very long time. I am worried that I will be rejected because I do not have heavy traffic on my website nor many posts as of yet. If I am rejected are there any other affiliate programs I can use? (I know you mentioned you would have a post explaining this but I could not find it).

    Please check out my website and let me know what you think! I look up to you bloggers who have so much success and hope to one day be in your shoes!

    Thanks!!

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  81. Amber Nicole

    Thank you for this post! I have been looking for information on how all of that worked with Like to Know It but couldn’t find much of anything. Anyways, this was super helpful!!!! Also, when should one apply?? You were mentioning to not apply too soon as they may not approve you. So is there a certain number of followers on IG you should reach or maybe a certain number of posts you should have before you apply?? Just wondering as I am a newbie fashion/style blogger and not too sure on how it all works. Thanks in advance for any advice!!! -Amber Nicole

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  82. Kim

    This is so helpful, thank you!

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  83. Paula

    This is so helpful!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!! You kept me from making a mistake by applying too early. Also, love the outfit and great idea shooting in front of shipping containers. Ha-ha!

    http://www.livingpaula.com

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    1. Donna

      I’m just wondering if bloggers buy all these out fits?

      Reply
  84. Dede Raad

    Thank you so much for this post! I just applied to Reward Style and very excited about it. I love your recommendation on how to use the tool too.
    Thanks!

    http://www.dressupbuttercup.com

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    1. Amanda Miller

      So exciting!! Good luck!!! xoxo A

      Reply
  85. Lisa

    Great post, and so helpful too! I am still a little confused by the rewards style. I also was looking for the blog on “tips” before applying. Would love any more info. I realize this post was awhile ago. Thank you!

    Reply
  86. The Miller Affect | Pro Blogging Tips

    […] is COMPLETELY worth it, and will save you tons of time AND money. You can find out how on my ‘Like to Know It – What Is In It For You‘ […]

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  87. michelle

    At last! Thank you thank you thank you!!! I’ve been struggling to find a short & concise “how to” for liketoknow it all day…I googled – & you appeared to save the day 😉 I’ll be back for the next part fo sho x
    http://www.retrochicmama.com/

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  88. Marisa

    Hi! Just found your Instagram and Like It To Know It tips!! Really great and helpful, thank you! I’m wondering if you ever posted to the article on tips to get approved to Reward Style. I’m not there yet, but I would like to know what I should shoot towards. Thanks again!

    xx,
    Marisa
    piecedtogetherblog.com

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  89. Anna

    Oh, you can check some items on my instagram @annamariepetincouture

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  90. Anna

    Hi, i love your concept. I just designed my first line of linen clothing that is chic, comfortable and doesn’t need ironing. I’m wondering how I could have you wear it and feature it. All my best, Anna Marie

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  91. TOMgirl JH

    Thanks for all the info- how do you and other reward style bloggers constantly have new items to blog about? Do you get An affiliate discount or you just spend money on new items constantly?!

    http://www.tomgirljh.com

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  92. Karen Farber

    This post is so helpful! I’ve been so confused regarding RewardStyle and Like to know it, and this answered many of my questions! I applied prematurely a while back, and got denied, however, now that I’m posting consistently and growing my Instagram following I’m considering applying again, but I want to make sure everything is perfect before doing so! Looking forward to your next post on this topic!!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

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  93. Christie

    I love everything about this look!! You look beautiful! Perfectly styled! Great synopsis on the ‘like to know it’ feature.

    Thanks for linking up for Confident Tuesday!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    http://www.theclosetbychristie.com

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  94. CS Gems

    Great post Amanda – thanks for sharing! And I just bought those pants – ha! I’ve been searing for a wide leg white pant.
    XO
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

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Like To Know It - How to use Like to know it

Like to Know It is the most amazing invention, but it has also been the topic of many debates. My readers want to know what it is, and how it works. Bloggers want to know how they can use it, or whether or not they should. I am going to clear up all the confusion and questions you have in this post.

FOR ALL MY NON-BLOGGERSLike to Know It is here to save your life, well not really, but it is definitely here to save you tons time! It is an easy way for you to shop via Instagram. Once registered, you only have to ‘like’ my photos and Like to Know It sends you an email (usually within 5 minutes) with the links to every item I am wearing!

1. Go to www.liketoknow.it and watch the tutorial video that pops up (under the sign-up button).

2. Register (takes 2 minutes, and it is completely free)

3. Come to my Instagram and ‘like’ one of my photos. Within 5 minutes you will have an email that has all of the outfit details in it!! It will have pictures of the items that, when clicked on, will send you straight to the store that I got it from to check them out!

4. If someone doesn’t have the exact item they are wearing linked, it is because the store doesn’t work with rewardStyle. You can usually check out their blog and they will have a link there to the exact item!

5. You can also shop directly from the LiketoKnow.It website itself! You can keep track of everything you have liked on Instagram under the ‘My Likes’ tab, that way you never loose the outfit! You can also shop all of your favorite blogger’s posts, but adding their Instagram handle at the end of the URL. For example, you can shop all of my posts here: www.liketoknow.it/themilleraffect.

By taking two minutes to register, you will save yourself hours of time!

HOW TO START USING LIKE TO KNOW IT FOR BLOGGERS:

Many of you have asked me how to use like to know it and how you can add these tags onto your Instagram posts. Unfortunately it isn’t that easy. You have to first be approved to RewardStyle in order to use this feature. I did have a post on how to be accepted, but was asked to remove it from the site. rewardStyle is very secretive about their selection process, and they definitely have a reason to be. Right now, they are receiving 1,000 new applications weekly, and already have over 10,000 publishers on board!

These are the tips I can provide, and I would make sure you are confident that you have covered all of this on your own blog before applying. It can take months after you apply to find out if you got in. If you get denied, you then have to wait months to apply again. Let’s get it right the first time!

-Quality photos. I plan on writing a book someday on blogging, and my first chapter will be called PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY. I get asked so many times how I grew so fast. Having a sister that is a professional photography definitely made my life so much easier.

I know some of you don’t have that luxury. All you need to do is find bloggers in your area and find out who they are using! Some bloggers are even great at taking photos, and are likely to give you a great price.

Photography is the #1 thing you need to invest in when you start your blog. It is the only way you will get noticed by brands, and by rewardStyle. Check out my photos as you browse my blog. Are your photos comparable? If not, work on this before you do anything else.

After my sister moved to Ft Worth, I had to fend for myself. Currently, my boyfriend takes a lot of my photos with THIS CAMERA and THIS LENS. It seriously does all the work for you. Then, I edit my own images using Lightroom.

-Consistency. rewardStyle likes to see that you are posting consistently on Instagram and your blog. They like to see 2-3 blog posts weekly and at least 7 instagram posts weekly. They now realize how HUGE the blog is worth. It is the platform that will never die. It is COMPLETELY owned by you. They definitely look at your blog when they make the decision about your applcation.

-Linkable Products. On that note. Make sure on your blog, that you are linking everything in your outfit, and telling your readers where they can purchase what you are wearing. rewardStyle loves to see that you are already knowledgeable on this front. If you are taking a photo in your bedroom mirror, make sure to also let your readers know where they can find your bedspread, or room decor.

-Navigation. Is your blog clutter free and easy to navigate? Too many ads can definitely deter rewardStyle. The easiest blogs to navigate are sometimes the best blogs out there, because your readers can easily find what they are looking for. Remove the clutter, and work on the layout of your blog before you apply. You can find tons of great blog designs on Etsy.

-Instagram Followers. Some bloggers think they need to have a certain amount of followers on Instagram in order to be accepted to rewardStyle. That isn’t true at all! This is maybe the last thing that rewardStyle will look at. They are more interested in engagement. Are your followers engaged in what you are saying? How many likes are you receiving? How many comments? They also look at engagement on your blog. Are you receiving comments there? I would recommend getting in a supportive Facebook group that you can use to grow blog and Instagram engagement by supporting one another. Here’s a great one!

If you follow all of these steps, and are sure you are ready, THEN APPLY! If you do happen to get denied, they will tell you why. Work on what they tell you and then apply a few months later, once you think you really nailed down what they told you. You can also be referred. Do you have a friend that is a blogger on rewardStyle? Have them refer you WHEN YOU ARE READY.

Just remember #1- Quality Photos. I have never seen them turn down a blogger that has a great Instagram feed with quality photos!!

FOR BLOGGERS WHO ALREADY USE LIKE TO KNOW IT

The tough part for bloggers that have this feature is figuring out when and how much to use it. The more you use it, the more money you will make. It is as simple as that. Just make sure you are ALSO giving them a reason to go to your blog. I like to say that they can head to the blog for sizing info or for promo codes! Or I will put something personal on my blog and will tell them to head there to see what is going on in my life right now.

Also, make sure you are planning your pics accordingly and making sure your LTK pictures are FEATURE-ABLE. I have been asked over and over again what the best way to get featured is. There isn’t an exact science. Use the Like to Know it hashtags when applicable: #ltksalealert #ltkunder50 #ltkswim, etc. You also cannot just link a bunch of similar items and get featured. 90% of your links need to be exact. Sometimes I am featured and my shoes aren’t linked, or the sunglasses aren’t the same, but everything else is. Look at Liketoknow.It‘s Instagram page. What is trending? What do you see a lot of? You can also contact your consultant and ask them the best ways to get featured if you haven’t been.

I hope this helps! Please leave a comment below with any questions!! <3 I will try to update this as much as I can as things change in the rewardStyle industry and application process!

xoxo A

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May 12, 2015 Blogging Tips

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