For most bloggers, monetizing their blog is the goal. There are many ways to monetize a blog such as using affiliate links, Google AdSense, etc. One of the more popular ways to monetize a blog is to use the LikeToKnow.It platform is also known as LTK. For those wondering, LTK is a shoppable social media. Bloggers and/or content creators post links to their outfits on that platform so that their followers can purchase those items for the same look. One of the more popular questions about LTK is, “How can you become successful on LikeToKnow.it?”
I’ve gotten this question a few times but didn’t know how to quite answer it. Since I’m figuring out the app as well, I am also learning how to be successful on LTK and couldn’t answer that question. Until a fellow blogger, Seena of Hello Seena, asked me for tips on the best ways for monetization on LTK. This got me thinking that other fellow bloggers and/or content creators may also want to know some tips. So, after much trial-and-error, I have a few tips up my sleeve on the best ways to monetize on LTK. Check out my recommendations below.
Tip #1: Schedule your Posts
After a long-awaited time, LikeToKnow.It finally was able to program a “schedule posts” feature on their app and their website. Lucky for us bloggers/content creators, we can plan our posts and link our clothes in advance. This works great for bloggers, like me, who pre-plan their Instagram feed and blog post schedule. Since I’m already scheduling my Instagram posts, I will schedule those same posts for the LTK app. It makes it a lot easier rather than trying to do everything at the moment.
Scheduling your posts also allows your feed to look more consistent. In addition, it also lets your followers know that you will be posting consistently as well. If you schedule your posts for the same time, then your followers can look forward to your posts.
Tip #2: “Exact” Items
Most fashion or lifestyle bloggers/content creators, their followers follow them for their style. Those followers like the way a certain blogger or content creator dresses so, they will continue to follow them to get inspiration from their style. Therefore, to keep the interest of your followers, try to link as many “exact” items as possible. This way, your followers can purchase their favorite outfits that you have presented, and you can earn a small commission from that purchase.
Tip #3: Link Ninja
Segway from the tip above, the best way to find “exact” items on LikeToKnow.It is to use the Link Ninja platform on their website. For those that do not know what about Link Ninja, it is a feature developed for LTK users. You have to download the program to your computer and add it as a bookmark to your Internet Browser. Once that is complete, make sure that you are logged into your LTK profile on the Link Ninja bookmark.
From there, once you purchase an item from a website online, you can click on the Link Ninja bookmark and save the item straight to your LTK! It’s super easy to use- once you get the hang of it. One tip for saving all your outfits, LTK allows you to create folders so make sure to use that to your advantage. It will be a lot easier when sorting and finding your items to link. All in all, I’ve loved using this feature to link my “exact” items on the LTK platform.
Tip #4: Affordable Items
One tip I wish I had known earlier was to link affordable items. As much as you would love to make that commission on the $2000 dress that is like your dress, most people are not able to afford those items. Unless your followers can afford the expensive items, link similar clothing and accessories at an affordable price. For reference, I usually link similar items that are under $20, at most under $25.
For example, I linked a pair of booties last year for under $15, and two people bought those! I gained a nice commission as well. However, for me, it was a success that people liked the way I styled the booties that they bought the same pair. I learned from that experience that I should always link similar items under $25.
Tip #5: Common Stores
Segway from the previous tip, I would also suggest linking “common stores”. By linking “common stores”, you make it easier for your followers to purchase the similar items that you have linked to your outfits on the LTK platform. For those wondering what I mean by “common stores”, let me explain. When I refer to “common stores”, I mean stores that are easily accessible to the general public like Target, Old Navy, Kohl’s, etc.
To link items that are similar to your outfits from those stores, just add them to your search. For example, if you’re linking a plain blue top, search “blue top Target”, etc. Since it’s so hard to search on LTK, its’ best to add all your keywords to your search to make it easier for you.
I hope you enjoyed my top 5 tips for being successful on the LikeToKnow.It platform. Is there a tip that you recommend? Letme know in the comments below!