Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram, spot something that you just have to have and wonder, where can I get that?? In the past, we would have to read through comments or stalk someone’s blog until we found out where that item came from. This is beyond time consuming and half the time the item is already sold out. I feel like having to hunt down items is such a turn off when people are wanting to use influencers as a shopping tool. I wanted to create a quick guide for a few ways to easily shop my Instagram posts.
Who is familiar with LiketoKnow.it? Besides the bloggers reading this how many of y’all actually understand how to utilize LiketoKnow.it? LTK is one of the best Instagram shopping tools there is and even though I’ve been promoting how it works for the past couple of years I realize that not that many people really understand how its used for shopping. Most people see that liketk.it/xxxxx link on my posts and literally look at it like a deer in headlights, so I’m here to change that and explain the benefits.
Ok, so what exactly is LiketoKnow.it? LTK is a resource for influencers to earn a commission from items that are purchased through a generated link. With Instagram, you will see a link that looks like this – www.liketk.it/xxxxx. This is how LiketoKnow.it makes all of the blogger’s Instagram posts shoppable. Think of an influencer as your very own personal shopper. There are multiple ways to utilize the LiketoKnow.it resources whether it be through Instagram or a blog. Below, I explain exactly how each option works in hopes that those who are confused are now ready to sign up and shop!
First things first, if you aren’t already, follow me on Instagram.
Next, sign up for LiketoKnow.it.
Now, let’s start with shopping an Instagram post. Once you’ve signed up and you see a link like this, http://liketk.it/2pZmH, on an Instagram post you will know that the post is shoppable just by double tapping, or liking, the photo. Depending on your email settings you will instantly receive an email with the Instagram photo you just liked plus the items that are readily available to shop.
If you aren’t a huge fan of getting emails then you can also copy and paste the link into your browser; http://liketk.it/2pZmH. Once you’ve done that you will get a shoppable screen just like the below photo. Just click on an item and you are ready to go!
Don’t really feel like doing either of those options? You can always go to your LiketoKnow.it account and in the upper right hand corner, you will see My Likes. This way you can just click and shop without having to deal with any emails or typing in case specific links.
Now, for those of you who are totally opposed to dealing with Instagram you can always shop my Instagram posts directly on my BLOG under the SHOP INSTAGRAM tab. I know a lot of people aren’t seeing my posts as much anymore with the new algorithm change so they are missing a lot of outfit posts. If this sounds familiar then I would suggest visiting my blog every couple of days to get updated on my shoppable posts. I’ve shown an example of exactly what this will look like, below.
I’ve tried to make the Instagram shopping process super easy but if anyone has ANY questions please feel free to comment or email me! I hope this has helped everyone who has been confused or hesitant to use Liketoknow.it. It really is an amazing tool and I hope you all consider using it more often!