5 Fun Ways to Build Links for Creative People
We all know that link building is one of those tasks that need doing but it’s time consuming and boring. The truth is that it doesn’t have to be boring; today I’m going to share with you some creative ways you to use to build links.
1. Design a template or script
If you are a web designer you can make WordPress templates and then give them away for free. There are many sites which allow you upload your work there for free. If your work is good you will get plenty of people to download and use it. It may take you a whole week to design one template, but once the work is done it will be there to get you links for the years to come. This idea also applies to programmers. You can build a simple useful script and then share it.
2. Share inspirational work on your blog
Most people have a blog these days, but only a small percentage is using it properly. If you are a logo designer, you can share interesting logos you find on a weekly basis and maybe even write about why you like them. You can also include a voting feature in there to get people involved, so that they would be more likely to share it on social media websites.
Whether you are a graphic designer or not, you should definitely take advantage of this one. Yes it does require a bit of time to research and design a share-worthy inforgraphic, but the long term benefits you will get is more than likely outweigh that, and plus it’s fun to do! After you designed the image, upload it to your blog and then post the link to as many places as you can. You can also use the designed graphics to make a video and presentation slide, which would get you even more natural links.
4. Give away your photos
Everyone has camera now days, but are you making the most use out of it? Whether you have a camera on your phone or a professional heavy-weight SLR, you can use it to help you build links. You can share your photos on stock photo sites, or on sites like Flickr. Many bloggers go to sites such Flickr to find images they can use in their blog posts and they usually add a credit link in there. Or you can take photos of various textures and share these either on your own sites or 3D modelling sites. Some companies are charging money for high-resolution texture packs, so if you are offering yours for free on your site you will most definitely attract plenty of links.
5. Write product reviews
Creative people love cool things, especially gadgets. So if you just bought or discovered fun gadget that worth telling others about, do that on your blog. Maybe you discovered an iPhone app and you think it’s just the most amazing tool since the Macbook then perhaps writing a review for it would be a cool thing to do. Be sure to let the product creator know that you have written a review of their product, Both the product creator and your visitors will most likely want to thank you for it, and also link to it.