Last summer, I was fortunate enough to get accepted into RewardStyle/LiketoKnow.it (on my second try!) and ever since then, my blogging game has been different. Before getting accepted into the program, I was using RewardStyle myself to find out what my favorite fashion bloggers were wearing instead of just going to their blogs or commenting on their Instagram (takes too long to get a response back!) but have always wondered what it takes for a blogger to get accepted into the program. At the time, there wasn't much information about what makes a blogger RewardStyle-worthy and the whole thing felt like a mystery especially when I got rejected on my first try. That's why I thought this would be a perfect post for #BloggerBoss and hopefully help you to get one step closer to getting accepted! Here's my advice:
RewardStyle really seems to look for blogs and Instagram accounts that have incredible photography quality - I'm talking clear, sharp, not over-edited, photos that makes you look professional online. When I applied for RewardStyle on my first try, my photos were obviously taken with a DSLR but I wasn't using a separate lens at the time so my photos looked a bit amateur. Once I bought a new lens and improved my photography, I ended up getting accepted into the program and I honestly think this was one of the reasons. If you look at many fashion blogger accounts, you'll see that everyone has great quality photos!
In my last #BloggerBoss post, I talked about how to create a cohesive Instagram feed and this is especially important if you want to get accepted into RewardStyle. Having a cohesive theme makes your Instagram look more organized, neat, and visually-interesting. Plus it shows that you're really taking the time to work on your Instagram and brand image! The first time that I tried to get into RewardStyle, I had no theme and my feed just looked very messy especially with the filter that I had chosen which was too dark and didn't go with my brand. Make sure to work on this!
Are the types of products that you talk about easily found on RewardStyle? For example, if you're a blogger that talks a lot about vintage clothing that's one of a kind and not easily found anyplace else, then you might not get accepted into the program cause RewardStyle doesn't have any links to those kinds of clothes.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can't accepted into programs like RewardStyle because they don't have thousands of followers. Not true! It's all about how strong your following is. If you only have 1000 followers but have a lot of engagement and likes as well as a good brand image, then you're likely to get chosen. It's all about how much your followers trust you and how likely it is that they're going to use RewardStyle to shop from your photos.
Hope these tips helped! Let me know what else you would like to see covered on my #BloggerBoss series!