The Ins and Outs of LIKEtoKNOW.it
.LIKEtoKNOW.it is an affiliate program that allows you to shop blogger’s Instagram photos. I was a little hesitant on using the platform in the beginning, but now that I’ve been using it for quite some time as a publisher and a reader, I love it! I’m still getting questions on how it all works, so today, I want to break it down and explain how it can be helpful to you.
HOW TO USE LIKETOKNOW.IT
1. Create an account with LIKEtoKNOW.it – This is where it can get confusing, but once you do it, you’re good to go forever. I like to think it’s easier to create an account on a computer versus your phone. Obviously, the platform is all about giving you access to outfit details on your phone and on-the-go, but trust me, create an account on a computer (it’s super easy). All you have to do is enter your Instagram login and password and verify with your email address.
2. My Likes – Once you create an account, you’ll be taken to your profile page where you’ll see featured LIKEtoKNOW.it photos. In the upper right hand corner you’ll see the Menu tab. In the drop down menu you’ll notice My Likes. This is where you can easily access all your liked LIKEtoKNOW.it photos and shop them directly.
3. Settings – In the same drop down menu you’ll also see settings. This is where you can set your email settings. If you’ve been using LIKEtoKNOW.it and hate getting all the emails (one of the complaints I hear), check the box that says Don’t Send Me Emails.
Remember, you don’t have to receive emails to access product links. You can always go into your profile and go to your My Likes page, go to the users LIKEtoKNOW.it profile page, OR copy the link in the photo and paste it into your url. Something to note, copying the link and pasting it into the url is great for when the LIKEtoKNOW.it app isn’t working properly.
4. Like photos with the LIKEtoKNOW.it links – Now that you’ve created an account, every time you like a photo with the LIKEtoKNOW.it link (looks like this www.liketk.it/1LXji) you’ll either receive an email and/or the photo will be saved to your My Likes page.
Easy enough, right?
WHY I LOVE LIKEtoKNOW.it AS A PUBLISHER
I’m quite obsessed with Instagram, so it makes sense it’s my favorite social platform and the best way to interact with you. I can answer your questions about sizing and fit and let you know when something is on sale in real time. I know it’s not always easy to make it to the blog everyday, so being able to share shoppable photos on-the-go of behind the scenes, day-to-day life is pretty freaking awesome! Because Instagram is so easy, I share a lot more content there compared to the blog (3-4 posts/day versus 1 post/per day). LIKEtoKNOW.it really brings that ease for publishers to share and readers to shop. So, in my book, it’s a win win.
WHY I LOVE LIKEtoKNOW.it AS A READER
As a reader I like to access product links on my computer, so I opted to not receive emails. I access product links either by going to the users LIKEtoKNOW.it profile page or by going through My Likes in my own profile. It’s nice because I can scroll through Instagram, like my favorite photos, and when I have time or I’m on my computer, I can go through all the photos I’ve liked and shop them directly. One of the biggest benefits of having shoppable links is knowing exactly what product the blogger/influencer is wearing and having that direct link. It’s so much more convenient than having to go search for it on a brand’s website. I’ve also noticed that even though products are tagged in photos with the brands, the product can be sold at a different retailer, so it’s nice having direct links.
So there you have it. Let me know if you have any other questions or comments.