I’ve got something really cool for you today that solves one of the biggest problems with Instagram: that you can only post one link.
Of course, Instagram allows you to write links into your posts but they’re not clickable.
So, they’re almost useless, as a few people in your audience MAY type out a very short URL themselves but NO ONE will take the time to type out and recreate the typical long URL.
You are allowed one clickable link on Instagram – which sits in your profile bio.
Until now, you had to choose between that link going to your website, Facebook page, a landing page, etc. – but only one.
That also made it extremely difficult to share blog posts and other content that’s updated frequently, as it was too much work to keep swapping in a new link.
Thankfully, that problem has been solved with Linktree.
(Note: I’m not affiliated in any way or make a penny if you use Linktree – it’s just a cool and useful tool.)
There still is one link in your Instagram bio, but you share a URL link to your Linktree account.
When someone clicks on it, they’re brought to a simple and clean webpage that lists a series of your other accounts – with clickable links.
Let’s look at the Linktree setup I just made for a good friend and client, financial guru Jason Matthews. When someone clicks on his one Instagram link, it brings us to this landing page, where we share clickable links to his:
That’s pretty cool – and definitely increases the avenues for someone in your audience to connect with you!
You can even personalize your Linktree page by uploading your logo or photo.
The best part is that Linktree has a free plan (I swear I don’t work for them!) which lets you do all of the basics.
But the Pro version is only $6 per month and offers video links, link thumbnails, email signup links (that’s huge for growing your database), SMS links and much more. With Pro, you also gain detailed analytics, direct syncing with social channels, and a bunch of other stuff that sounds useful.
I’m sure I’ll jump into the Pro version of Linktree soon for myself as well as a few select clients who want to take advantage.
But remember the website is not Linktree.com but www.linktr.ee
Check it out and have fun!
I’m happy to set up your Linktree account for you, so you can then share the new URL in your Instagram bio.
Just hit me up if you’d like me to do that for you – no charge or strings attached.