Create Your Own Linktree & Double Your Blog’s Traffic…In 30 Minutes!

Create Your Own Linktree & Double Your Blog’s Traffic…In 30 Minutes!

Linktree is an amazing tool to help individuals such as myself to make the most out of the one opportunity we get to add a link on Instagram.

When I first came across the platform I thought to myself “Wow! Why didn’t I think of this?”. It’s simple, easy, and like any good product or service, it solved a problem for creatives and influencers who make a living using Instagram. With that being said, it was a no brainer that I signed up and gave Linktree a go. After about one week of using Linktree, I started to notice something…

My traffic to my blog started to decline!

Yes, girl! After only one week of using Linktree I start noticing that I wasn’t getting as many hits to blog and THAT was a problem I wasn’t willing to rock with. As a blogger, your traffic is EVERYTHING so it didn’t make sense to continue using a platform that was hurting my brand.

I had to think of solution and I had to create it FAST. Then it dawned on me, “Keena, why don’t you just create your own damn Linktree?”

So that’s what I did, ya’ll! I googled “DIY Linktree” and found that it was super easy (and quick! it honestly took me less than 30 minutes to put it together, hence the name of this blog post) to create a branded Linktree for my Instagram profile. Now, it’s time I pass this little nugget of information on to you.

Step 1. Create a new page on your blog

First thing you want to do is simply create a new page on your blog. I use WordPress so my instructions will be specific to that. Once you create your page you can title it something like “Linktree”, “My Links”…I went with “Insta Links” for my page.

 

Once you create and title your page…you can move on to step two.

Step 2. Create your buttons.

To create my buttons, I use an online graphic design tool that I swear was created by Jesus himself called Canva. I wanted the buttons to mimic the style of Linktree’s so I made them full width size (I chose 800px X 100px but you can chose whatever size best fits your blog) Once you decide on your size, you can use your brand colors (a premium feature in Linktree that you would have had to pay for) to create and style your buttons!

My button designs on Canva

Save your buttons from Canva as .jpg or .png images on your computer and you’re all set! Just like that…we are at the last and final step.

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