After the popularity of my recent What is ShopStyle.It and how can you Make Money with it post, I am sad to say this post is no longer accurate. What once was a very easy way to monetize your Instagram using ShopStyle, is now just a little bit more complicated, but doable. This appears like it could be due to more of Instagram’s restrictions. Now, I want to make sure you have the most up to date information on what works today.
What is the “Swipe Up Product Page”?
Let’s jump right in for the reason of this post, why you’re here. Out with ShopStyle.It and in with the Swipe Up Product Page. This is ShopStyle’s new way of monetizing your Instagram. To be able to use this new feature, you have to have a “Verified Instagram Account” or meet two requirements:
- Instagram account is a business account (adjust this in your settings).
- Have over 10K followers, which is actually a threshold set by Instagram.
So bottom line, you either have to have a verified account or fall under the above bullet points to be able to use this feature. Once you meet these requirements, you can start to monetize your Instagram using ShopStyle in 3 easy steps:
- Locate the product on the ShopStyle Collective app.
- Tap the “Copy Link” (looks like interlocking chain)
- Share to your Instagram Story, DONE!
This information and image comes straight from ShopStyle’s blog here.
Now when your followers “Swipe Up”, they will see the product. From there they can either save it for later by emailing it to themselves or opening the retailer page right away.
You may be thinking holy crap I have to have 10K followers to use this? I know, because I was thinking the same thing. I don’t have near that amount on mine! If you work hard enough towards it though, you can make it happen.
If you have under 10K Instagram Followers, another suggestion the Shopstyle Collective blog makes is to embed your Collection Code into a “Shop my Instagram” page on your blog. From there you can provide the URL for your “Shop Page” in your Instagram bio. More info on how to do this, check out their blog here.
So there you have it, hopefully your questions answered. Beware this feature could change again. If you go on Instagram, it states this feature of adding links to Instagram stories is currently being tested. So only time will tell. Speaking of Insagram, let’s be friends, you can find me here: https://www.instagram.com/online_shop_freak. Make sure you leave your Instagram link in the comments below so I can find you too. Good luck on the process to monetize your Instagram using ShopStyle. Any questions I will do my best to answer them, even though I can’t technically show you due to the fact I do not qualify to use this feature yet.