How to Get Accepted to RewardStyle

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How to Get Accepted to RewardStyle after you've been rejected. Don't give up, it's possible!

Were you rejected from RewardStyle? Don’t worry, getting accepted to RewardStyle’s affiliate program is no easy feat. After all, RewardStyle is an exclusive, invitation-only affiliate platform for fashion, beauty, family and home bloggers. Their majority of their network is comprised of the top female influencers in those niches. RewardStyle was founded by Dallas-based blogger Amber Venz and has taken the fashion world by storm, as it was the first affiliate network to successfully sway fashion brands into affiliate marketing.

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Today, RewardStyle is very well-known in the fashion industry and it’s become so popular that many bloggers are rejected one or more times before they get in. RewardStyle is serious about ensuring only the best of the best are let in. While getting accepted is tough, I can say that it’s definitely worth the effort if you blog in a female interest niche. Some bloggers who use RewardStyle are earning tens of thousands of dollars per month, simply by linking to the products they love and taking a cut of the sales they refer.

How to Join RewardStyle

Personally, I applied to RewardStyle for the first time about a two years ago and was rejected before getting accepted the second time around in February of this year. RewardStyle doesn’t publish their requirements for acceptance into the platform. Lucky for you, I’m going to spill all my secrets and tell you exactly what changed between my rejection and acceptance.

I don’t blame RewardStyle for rejecting my application when I first sent it in. I wasn’t in a place where I was totally serious about my blog (unlike how I am today), and it showed.

When I first applied to RewardStyle, I was simply a really new blogger. I wasn’t sure how dedicated I was to it. My traffic was pretty limited and my social media accounts were good, but not thriving.

Equally noteworthy was the fact that RewardStyle hadn’t fully launched into the home decor category; at that time, it was mainly fashion bloggers, and I was blogging about interior design!

Here were how my stats lined up when I was rejected:

Site Launch Date: Less than 4 months ago
Posts in the Last Month: 5-8 times
Monthly Page Views: Less than 5,000
Monthly Unique Visitors: Less than 2,000
Primary Publishing: Blog
Region of Influence: United States
Content: Interior
Monetization: Display advertising
Estimated Monthly Earnings: $20

Instagram: 10,000 – 49,000
All others: Less than 5,000

Surprisingly the RewardStyle application doesn’t include an option to enter your Pinterest stats but most other networks are represented.

RewardStyle Application Improvements

As they say, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

When I re-applied for the network in February, I made sure my RewardStyle application was strong. My page views increased significantly and I started posting 5 times per week consistently. I wanted to show I was serious about this blogging thing and my hard work paid off!

Developer capabilities: In-House

Site Launch Date: 1-2 years ago
Posts in the Last Month: 13+ times
Monthly Page Views: 10,000 – 24,999
Monthly Unique Visitors: 10,000 – 24,999
Primary Publishing: Blog
Region of Influence: United States
Content: Interior
Monetization: Display advertising
Estimated Monthly Earnings: $200

Instagram: 10,000 – 49,000
Tumblr: 10,000 – 49,000
All others: Less than 5,000

Depending on how strong your RewardStyle application is, you should hear back from them within a week. RewardStyle says they don’t just look at blog traffic and follower stats, but also consider engagement and quality of content. I think they want to see how professional your blog appears and the potential it has for success.

I’ll be the first to admit that my social media engagement is quite low (I don’t have a ton of comments on my blog or Instagram), but I did manage to get lots of eyeballs on my site through Pinterest, so I think in my case, my stats really helped.

How to Become a RewardStyle Influencer

I’ll end this article with a few tips on how to become a RewardStyle influencer:

If you have your heart set on becoming a RewardStyle or Liketoknow.it influencer, the good thing is you don’t need an ultra-popular blog or Instagram account!

  • I would say it’s smart to apply once you’ve hit 10,000 page views per month on your blog and you have one really strong social network you can market to. I actually started my Instagram account before my blog, so that’s one option if you’re not sure you’re ready to start a blog just yet. RewardStyle’s Liketoknow.it program shows they are open to accepting popular Instagram influencers to their platform!
  • Be sure you apply with your own domain name. It’s really unprofessional to have a blogspot or wordpress.com blog URL. Having your own domain name shows you are serious! I purchased mine through Namecheap.
  • Take high quality pictures! You may need to invest in a professional camera or hire a photographer, but it’s worth it.

You can find RewardStyle’s Influencer application here: https://www.rewardstyle.com/apply

Of course, if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. I’m happy to look through your site and provide feedback before you apply! Good luck!

I am a female entrepreneur from New York. I have a passion for all things digital and branding, which helped me launch multiple successful blogs in female interest categories like travel and interior design. On this blog, I share the most valuable insights I've learned while running an online business!

7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I really liked this article! Thanks for sharing great info. I am a lifestyle blogger and was wondering if you could send me an invitation for RewardStyle so I have a better chance of getting in. I was rejected once. My site us KayBeth.com : do you think my site will be approved? I love your blog and often read your articles. I contacted one other blogger but they won’t respond. Please let me know if you can do it . Thanks!

  2. Hi Victoria,

    Thank you so much for this incredibly helpful post! I loved reading about your experience and seeing your stats. Unfortunately, I have way fewer followers than you did when you were rejected! On the other hand, I have years of experience designing sets for film & tv. Kind of a bummer, I’m struggling to get noticed on social media. Guess I’ll keep plugging along. I sent you a message with my social media links and urls. Would love to take you up on your offer to critique my accounts before I apply to liketoknow it.

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