One of the most common questions I get from friends, family members, and anyone new I meet when I tell them what I do is, “How the heck do you use that ‘like to know‘ thing?!” It finally occurred to me that us bloggers are probably the only ones who spend hours linking & researching LikeToKnow.IT, so we’ve become experts, while the shoppers (you guys!) are left in the dust wondering what in the world this weird concept is that you see EVERYONE talking about in their posts! I can tell you from my experience as a consumer (yes, I shop other bloggers’ posts ALL the time too!), this tool really does make your shopping experience SO much simpler! It honestly didn’t take me long at all to figure out, and now that I know how it works, I use the app daily. I figured I’d explain why us influencers use the tool & truthfully how it benefits us, as well as exactly how to use it as a consumer, and why you’ll love it! Keep reading below for all the details 🙂
How I use LikeToKnow.IT for my brand & how it benefits my business:
So as I’m sure most of you know, a lot of us bloggers/influencers/whatever you wanna call it, make money off of our posts. Many take on ‘sponsored’ posts, in which a brand pays you a set sum to do any number of posts about their brand or product. I, personally, try to take on as few of these posts as possible, since my #1 job is being a mom, and I’d hate to commit to anything I wouldn’t be able to do to the best of my ability, should something come up with Shiloh or at home. This is why I love using LikeToKnow.IT so much. It allows me to post on my own time, about the products I am actually purchasing, and to make a commission off of sharing those products with all of you. I’ve had people say “Oh, so you must get a TON of free stuff [as a blogger]!” Honestly, I don’t at all. Sure, if I take on a sponsored post, the brand will send me whatever items they would like me to review, but 99% of the time, the items I am sharing are ones that I have ordered with my own money, at full price. That’s why LikeToKnow.IT is so great (and no – this post was not sponsored by LikeToKnow.IT, nor did they ask me to write about them [side note- I’d completely fan girl if they ever did!], but with the amount of times I’ve received questions on how it actually works, I figured it was time to break it down!), because they include just about EVERY retailer you can think of, and I can find pretty much any item I buy on it. I’m able to link home decor, makeup, clothing, menswear, baby items, baby clothes, etc etc etc. Pretty much anything you can imagine. And I am able to put these links in Instagram posts, on my blog, text them out to friends, etc. It’s amazing!! I know a lot of people are worried about bloggers raving about items that they don’t really care about or like, just for the sake of being paid to talk about said item, but honestly there’s no need to do that when linking with LikeToKnow.IT, since the content available is nearly unlimited. I’m sure this goes without saying but, you will never see something on my blog or Instagram that I do not genuinely like, or use, and all of the opinions that I share come 100% from myself. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your continued support on my blog/Instagram!! You guys totally made this little hobby of mine become so much more than I ever thought it could be. I am so appreciative every single day <3
How to use LikeToKnow.IT to shop my posts
This is the fun part 😉 Do you have your phone?? If so, go to the App Store & search ‘liketoknowit,’ then download the app (it’s completely free). If you don’t already have an account set up, it will ask you to create one (again, completely free). It’s been a few years since I set mine up, but I believe you can just link it to your Instagram or Facebook account if you have either. If not, you can just set it up with your email address.
Once you have your account all set up, you can click the magnifying glass at the bottom right corner and search for any of your favorite influencers (I.e. me 😉 ). Just click and search ‘leblondechateau,’ then select the corresponding account. After you click, you’ll see my profile. Make sure you click ‘FOLLOW,’ then you can go about shopping my pics!
You can hop over to your LikeToKnow.IT app after you see a photo of mine on Insta that you’d like to shop, or just scroll through it at the end of the day to shop pics from all of your favorite influencers. That’s one of my favorite things to do 🙂 It’s a little bit easier than going back and forth between the 2 apps, but I tend to do both just depending on preference. If you select the icon of the 2 people at the bottom, it will take you to your ‘Feed.’ This is where all of the photos from people you are following within the app will show. By selecting the heart icon at the bottom left, you will see all photos you have ‘liked’ on Instagram with a LikeToKnow.IT link. Both are great ways to shop! Once you’ve found a pic you’d like to shop, go ahead and click it. There you will find links to each item pictured. Just click on the thumbnail of the item you are interested in, and it will take you directly to the site where you can purchase it!
Another way to shop via the LikeToKnow.IT App..
I’ve noticed this works best if your app is already open, but you can also shop by clicking on one of my Instagram photos (within the Instagram app), and taking a screenshot. You will receive a push notification saying “Your screenshot from @leblondechateau is ready to shop!” Just click on the notification and you’ll be taken to the shoppable image in the LikeToKnow.IT app, just like the screen shown above. *If you aren’t receiving notifications after your LTK app is open, and you have taken a screenshot in Instagram, make sure you have the “Match my screenshots” option turned on in your LTK app settings.
I hope that clears up some of the questions that many of you had! I’m more than happy to explain further if you get stuck or are still confused about how any of it works! Feel free to shoot me an email or DM and I’ll be sure to help get you all set up! xoxo 🙂