WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SHOP EASILY WITH ME?! Keep reading…
Let’s just put this out there… If my full-time job wasn’t in software operations, I would probably be semi-clueless about the Internet. I mean, I basically get paid to understand how web-based software works, so it’s no surprise that I’m pretty tech-savvy. I also am very aware that majority of my peers, friends & family are not as well-versed. I say this cautiously, because a ton of my friends are around my age group [older millennials], so knowing how to operate a computer, and navigate the Internet is basically second-nature. However, I do have another subset of followers that are middle-aged and not very comfortable with navigating the good ole’ World Wide Web. Hopefully this ‘How To’ guide can help to create a better experience for all!
- So let’s first discuss monetization, not a concept everyone is familiar with. Monetization is a method in which an influencer can essentially get paid, or make money, off of the Internet. This is done through either affiliate links, or via the well-known sites ShopStyle, rewardStyle and more. Blogging takes a ton of time, effort, creativity, financial investments, the list goes on… So, it’s only fair that influencers get compensated for their time and original content, right? By you purchasing through my affiliate links, it allows for me to continue to run Pink and Polka Dots, and deliver content you enjoy! I don’t blog full-time, so any profit I make off my blog is used as a secondary-income. Affiliate links modify the site’s URL, and create a vanity URL like the one below. The code you see below is specific to my affiliate page. By using this link and making a purchase, my account is automatically pinged with a sale + a commission.
Example affiliate link URL: https://rstyle.me/n/c7ii7pb7i77
- Shopping through my blog is, in my opinion, is one of the easiest ways because everything is aggregated in one place. I also hear often from people that it’s easiest to shop on an actual computer screen. On the PAPD Homepage, navigate to the “SHOP” option, and hover over for each boutique. Here I’ve bucketed items into categories such as shoes, handbags, etc. I recently added season pages, so you can shop appropriately based on the time of year.
- Due to recent changes on the Instagram platform, rewardStyle’s model of shopping via email links is no longer operable. I recommend using the LikeToKnow.It App [available for download for either Apple or Android operating systems]. You can follow all your favorite influencers, not just me! You can also access the same content via the Internet by clicking HERE, and bookmarking that page. I always share all my Instagram posts on my Facebook page with rewardStyle links as well! If you’re not following me on Facebook yet, click HERE to do so.
- Instagram ‘swipe up’s’ are another popular way to shop. This functionality is only enabled if your follower count is over 10k. Essentially, this feature allows for you to post a photo + a link, that users can access easily by “swiping up.” I typically post links to blog posts and affiliate links in my swipe ups.
If you have any additional questions, be sure to reach out to me directly. I’m happy to help make your experience here the best possible. I always had dreams of being a personal shopper when I was younger, and PAPD has allowed for me to follow a lot of my dream jobs. Thank you to everyone who follows along with me and supports me by purchasing through my affiliate links. I love being a content creator, and your continued support pushes me to constantly create unique content as frequently as possible!