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Why You Shouldn't be Using Linktr.ee - Wix Tutorial

Hey! Is this just another post about a different platform I should be using instead of Linktr.ee because you're being sponsored to post about it?

On the contrary, my friends... I have the BEST solution for you AND even if you're a little afraid of technology you can make this happen!

In case you don't know what Linktr.ee is, " Linktr.ee is a free tool for optimizing your Instagram traffic, whether you’re a blogger, an artist or run a content platform. You’ll get one bio link to house all the content you’re driving followers to."

Which sounds awesome, right? You can link people to a new blog & your website & your favorite marketing tools all in one place... but Linktr.ee has one glaring limitation:The free version of Linktr.ee offers limited branding (after all they too would like to make money) and it costs $6/month to upgrade to the version with more customization.

If you're anything like me, you enjoy saving money wherever you can. So why spend $ on Linktr.ee when I can show you how to create a "Linktr.ee" on your own website.

This will help users grow familiar with your URL, increasing your brand awareness, and allowing you to customize to your own brand voice and personality.

Now, I'm assuming you have access to your website and the ability to change and edit your pages. (If you don't contact me - let's change that!)

If you are working with Squarespace, click here.

Working in Wix, you're going to create a new page by managing your navigational bar, and clicking on "new page" Give the page a title that fits with your brand, such as, Social Landing Page, Holla at Me, What I've Been Working on, or Learn More. I prefer to start with a blank page. I copied the header from my other pages and gave the page a new title, "Welcome to MY SITE", and then used the blocks that go with my website as my "links".

Edit each block to say whatever works for you & make sure you use the links directly from your website. I suggest having one block that is a general informational/directional.

After you've completed your blocks don't forget to change the page URL to what you'd like to put in your Instagram bio.Ideas include:

Mysite.com/social

mysite.com/hello

mysite.com/learnmore

mysite.com/instagram

mysite.com/whatimdoing

You get to this page by managing your navigational bar and clicking on the three dots next to the page name.

The example above is pretty basic, feel free to add additional details/photos to make your landing page come to life! I also suggest adding an about me or about the business section at the bottom of the page to give users a quick idea of who you are.

You can accomplish this same idea if you like to have your Instagram photos be the links to different pages/articles. All you need to do is insert a gallery instead of buttons.

Make sure to edit the name of each image, link the appropriate page, and change the wording of the link to something that works with your brands voice!

Please let me know if you adopted this idea for your website, i'd love to see how you represent your brand!

Do you not have access to your websites pages? Did this tutorial lose you? Want additional help? Contact me! I'd love to help you make this idea come to life on your website.

Cleveland, Ohio

Tel: 440-655-2320

info@creativehmarketing.com

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