I may well be the last person to this but when listening to the AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast today, on the Advanced Use of Social Media for Authors, Joanna Penn mentioned Linktree. I’d never heard of it before.
I have used various link options over the years from Bit.ly for handy shortened links, then Book Linker for universal links for Amazon and the latest has been the Draft 2 Digital universal links in which you can include all platforms, if your books are wide, including links to your audio books.
I won’t stop using the D2D universal links but Linktree provides a way to have one link which takes those who click on it to many others listed under it, and it can include links your website, social media and books. And probably much, much more, I’ve only just started playing with it.
Being able to do this is great to use in character limiting profiles and particularly useful on Instagram where you can only have one link in your profile, and none in your posts. I’ve also updated the link in my profile on Twitter.
And, it’s incredibly easy to set up. Really, I promise you.
It took me a matter of minutes. Seriously.
You can find Linktree here. Open up an account – there is a free option in which you can add as many links as you want to the Linktree Link. There is also a Pro account for $6 a month which has much more functionality and integration with mailing lists etc.
I started with the free option.
Once you’re in you can add your links literally by clicking on the Add New Link button under the Links tab. See, I told you it was simple!
Copy and paste your link in and give it a heading. You’ll see it appear in the mocked up phone screen to the right. Then add another link. You can add in your D2D universal links here for all your books too (or whichever links you use).
You will find your My Linktree link in the top right corner (above the phone screen pic) with a handy Copy button.
Under the Appearance tab you can pick an image to use as your avatar and there is a basic selection of themes, again more are available with Pro.
There is a Settings tab under which you can easily add a Support Anti-Racism pop-up to your account which seemed like a good idea to me.
Lastly there is a PRO tab under which you can see all the other juicy extras you can get and upgrade, should you want to.
And that is it. The site is clean and simple to navigate, which is always appreciated, and I send a huge thank you to everyone at Linktree for setting this up.
If you want to try my link out and see how it works you can find it here:
Over to you – which other links (that I’ve temporarily forgotten) would be great to add to this? Are you already using Linktree? Or, are you using something else that you find works brilliantly?