Anyone ever ask you for your LinkedIn or Facebook account details, only for you to have to rumble around looking for your own social profile? This is especially troublesome if you have a common name and don’t remember your designated URL.
Using your own custom link shortener will instantly and forever solve this problem, and it has for me. All I did was take all of my favorite social channels and create a short link for each of them using the exact name of the social channel as my URL slug.
So now, instead of going to linkedin.com/…uh I forgot what my LinkedIn is, does it have an “/in/” in it? Or maybe it’s my full name and not just first and last…
No worries, just go to derric.link/linkedin and it will work every time. Very easy to remember and very easy to share with others. The same goes for every other channel.
This article is about:
- Personal branding
- Ways to use a custom URL shortener
- Sharing your social media profiles/channels