Are you wondering “how do I get the most out of the link in my bio on Instagram?” Or Twitter for that matter? You only get one link, but there’s so many things you want to promote! Quite a few link in bio apps have emerged to help get multiple links in your Instagram bio, but why outsource when you have one of the best linkin.bio and linktree alternatives available: making your own (free) landing page?
As I mentioned, there are many apps and services out there that act as a landing page for you to share more than one “link in bio”. Most are paid, but some, like LinkTree, have a watered-down free version. The free version doesn’t allow you to customize past a limited selection of themes, and you can’t remove their logo among other annoying things.
But maybe you have some extra cash to blow? Or maybe you value your time over money? While the first isn’t too likely for newer bloggers, believe me, I totally get the second.
But here’s the thing, creating an alternative–your own landing page is so incredibly easy. I made mine in about 15 minutes, and I’ll show you how. But first, let’s talk about the why’s.
Why it’s better to make your own landing page:
First, the question you should really be asking yourself is: why would you want to send visitors to someone else’s website in order to get to yours?
Because when you use a third party app, that’s what you’re doing. You are sending people to their platform, where they can choose from a selection of links back to yours.
But on top of that:
- Making your own “link in bio” page is free.
- You have full control of customization and branding.
- You can track analytics just as you would any other page on your site.
- Edits/updates can be made right from your blogging platform.
When I was considering my bio link options, the fact that making my own was free was enough to sway me. That being said, the other facts are huge bonuses!
Here’s my constantly updating Link in Bio Page. Read on to see how I made it.
How to make your own Link in Bio Page (Free alternative to Linktree):
(These instructions are for wordpress, but the same principal should apply no matter what platform you’re working with)
1. Create a new page, and name it accordingly:
I named mine: Instagram — Link in Bio
2. Make Buttons:
If you’re using Gutenberg blocks, just click the + symbol, and select “Button” under Layout Elements.
3. Title your button, and link to your Post:
4. Customize your colours:
Under Block Settings, you can customize the style of your buttons, as well as the button and text colours.
Personally, I changed mine to match my brand colour.
5. Final tweaks:
Because most people will be visiting your link in bio pages from Instagram. People will mostly be viewing on mobile devices. So make sure you preview it in the according view.
To make sure it was visually appealing, I made sure I centered all my buttons. Then, to ensure the page wasn’t too noisy, I disabled my sidebar.
And that is it.
So there you have it, the whole process took me no longer than 15 minutes, and now, it takes me less than an a minute to update whenever I talk about a new blog post on Instagram.
If you wanted, you could get EXTRA fancy with graphics and clickable images using the same principal as above. And there are probably even some plugins out there to help make gorgeous buttons.
But this does the trick for me.
One final note: try not to stick too many posts on your Link in Bio page. There is such a thing as choice overload.
Having too many appealing links in your bio may cause some visitors to get overwhelmed and exit the page completely. My sweet spot seems to be about 4 of my latest blog posts.
There you have it. No external app needed to get multiple links in my bio.
So what did you think of the link in my bio? I’d love to hear your thoughts to one of the simplest Linkin.bio/Linktree alternatives!