1 Free & Easy tool to track your social media referrals

Recently one of my friend asked me below mentioned question.

How can I track how many clicked the referral link via my Instagram bio?

I wondered there should be an easy way without setting up your website and manage it via google analytics. It was a quick search and easy use. The answer is use bitly.com and its Free.

The use case explained below, Say you have an Instagram account and you are promoting a brand. For example purpose you are promoting www.nike.com

Login to bitly via your Facebook or Twitter account. You can also create a new signup. I created a new signup. Once you login you will see below screen. Bitly

Next you click on top right orange button Create Bitlink. You will see the screen below. First you paste the long link of your referral in the box which says “PASTE LONG URL”. Example: www.nike.com  Click on create button on the bottom of the page.

CreateLink

You will moved to another page displayed on the right side EDIT BITLINK. On Edit page update the “TITLE” box as some meaningful name – Instagram (Any social media site you want to track the source from). Then click Save.

SaveLink

That’s it. You are done. Your link is ready for tracking. See below.

ViewStats

Now it is time to test. Copy the link and paste it into your Instagram bio. I tested it for my site and below is the result on your dashboard.

CountClicks

The same with full screen and additional dashboard information for multiple links.

CountClicks_FullPage

If you have any further question add it on the comments below. I will try to answer them.

Happy Tracking!!!

The week after the big training week

You must have taken at least 1 business training or any other training to improve your business and life. I did it many times before and a more recent one which is an year long program. A big commitment as a team. I was very excited and all set for the transformation it will bring to my business.

The training was magnificent something I have never experienced before.

  1. I felt lot inspired and more confident of making my vision a reality, even completed a long pending blog post I wanted to write long back. It was all good feeling, all the idea were already possibility in my mind. The life was all high!
  2. Chatted all possibility with my business partner, It was a party!!! We discussed  and discussed  all the to-do we can do, and we must do immediately. We stopped all the things we were trying to do and just went into all that happened and started discussing on all points we came across. I wonder it was more thinking and talking.
  3. Created a whats app group of all the students who came to the training. We all talked about all the amazing experience. Shared all the pictures and video. Appreciating each other strengths and wished each other for all success.
  4. Told all the detail stories to my wife. I was so pumped with all the experience from morning 9am till 3am in the night. It was all small story that popped up here and there. I keep telling her all the time for the week after my training.

WHAT I DID NOT DO?

I did not took any action in my real business that would move my Business forward.

Which means the week before my training and week next after my training was same. We worked in the business. For those who got it, will understand. For other I will explain it some other time.

Its with heavy pain I am writing this.

I took stock of my actions in the following week, I had to document this so that it may help some one out there. I think that, this is the number 1 reason why all the training you do doesn’t help. However having said that. I have got a way to implement all the learning. Let me try that and bring it to you how it turned out. Remember I am at the same position as your are in the journey of Entrepreneurship

Happy Entrepreneurship !

7 WEEKS 11 TOPICS

OPPORTUNITY 7 WEEKS 11 TOPICS.

Once you provide your email id, I will email you weekly 1 educational entertaining video on weekends.

I hate spamming, so I promise I wont spam you.

Enter your email id after clicking the below link

http://bit.ly/1TNixfQ

The topics covered will be following:

  1. Career
  2. Business
  3. Design
  4. Customer Discovery
  5. Customer Development
  6. Customer Experience
  7. Company Culture
  8. Marketing
  9. Sales
  10. Failure
  11. Startup

Each email will contain video for the duration of around 1 hour and some additional information with it.

These videos are from industry thought leaders who are leader of there own field.

I will start this on 3rd week of June 2016

Happy Learning!

1st Week: Careers @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsIcFf9pnCo

2nd Week: Business @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cs9zmGR7hk

3rd Week:  Customer Development, Customer Discovery and Failure @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-H7TAcqGko

4th Week: Marketing @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIVlM435Zg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnXijAxiy8g

5th Week: Customer Experience, Company Culture and Startup @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ5k_Byd9Fs

6th Week: Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBWFfxE2658

7th Week: Sales @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnKJDlaPI2c

Thanks for watching and learning.