If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you know that I spent the weekend in Dallas attending the rewardStyle conference. I learned a lot from this trip, which I will share in more detail after I’ve had some time to process my experience. One of rewardStyle’s features that I wasn’t well acquainted before this trip is LIKEtoKNOW.it, a service which allows users to receive more information in their email inbox about products in photos on social media. I started using it a bit this weekend to test it out and I’ve received some questions and concerns about it, so I thought I’d give you more information.
What is LIKEtoKNOW.it?
LIKEtoKNOW.it is a service that allows rewardStyle members to provide more detailed information about linkable items in their social media photos to their followers. It is 100% free for you as a user.
How does LIKEtoKNOW.it work?
Once you sign up for LIKEtoKNOW.it, you can select how often you’d like to receive emails from the service. As a member, if you “like” a photo on Instagram specifically that is tagged with #liketkit and a LIKEtoKNOW.it link, you receive an email in about 10 minutes with shoppable links to whichever products were tagged by the uploader.
Yes, these are affiliate links, and in purchasing items using those links, the rewardStyle member receives a small commission on that sale. This does not cost anything extra for you as a buyer. It is simply a way to provide more information and direct links to you, which is not otherwise possible on Instagram (no click out links allowed).
Here is an example of what you receive in your inbox after liking a LIKEtoKNOW.it enabled Instagram post. It shows the original photo with clickable links below to all of the shoppable items I have tagged. These are affiliate links, but they do not cost you anything to use.
You can’t “like” and receive emails from LIKEtoKNOW.it posts on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, but all #liketkit posts include a unique hyperlink which you can click on to see a web page with the product links. You can also see all of a user’s LIKEtoKNOW.it posts and links in one place by visiting their unique profile page. This is mine for example (it’s missing a few posts and I’m working on sorting that out).
Why I Use LIKEtoKNOW.it
I personally use this service following some of my favorite Instagrammers and really like it. It’s a great way for me to get more information about exact products I am interested in only when I want to know. I don’t have to weed through a paragraph or longer of text on my Instagram feed to find out where things are from. I also find that my favorite Instagrammers who use the service are more likely to share where they got items than before. The great thing is if you don’t care to see more but you’re signed up for the service, you simply don’t like the photo that’s LIKEtoKNOW.it enabled. Or, if you’re uninterested in the service altogether, then don’t sign up for it in the first. Liking a photo that’s LIKEtoKNOW.it enabled doesn’t do anything unless you’re signed up for the service. You can like away without recieving any emails.
It’s truly a win-win service that can provide users with more information and also help support people who earn a livelihood from producing their online content. LIKEtoKNOW.it is a passive way of doing this that benefits both sides. It’s gaining in popularity and will become even more mainstream in the very near future.
Please know that in my choice to use LIKEtoKNOW.it I am not just trying to get another dime. I truly think it’s a useful feature that will help me share more information to only those who want it. I only use it for photos I would post with or without the service. I will do my best to at mention and/or tag product brands in my posts using LIKEtoKNOW.it so that people who do not care to sign up can find the items on their own if they want. I appreciate your support of this blog and my YouTube channel in using my affiliate links.
I hope this explanation gave you a better understanding about the LIKEtoKNOW.it feature! Please let me know if you have any questions.
* All opinions are genuinely my own. *