How to add a VSCO link in your Instagram bio

Julia Moore
There are enough aesthetes on Instagram. This audience will definitely appreciate your photos and videos with VSCO filters, perhaps they will even contact you for a photo shoot. We will tell you how to connect your accounts on these platforms. We will also give a tip on how to encourage users to follow the link that you put in your bio, and how to attract more customers if you make money on photography.
Reading time — 13 minutes

Where to get a link to your VSCO profile

First of all, let's get the link to your VSCO profile so that you have something to add to the Instagram bio. It can be copied in the app or typed manually.

Copy the link to the VSCO profile in the app

The easiest way to get a VSCO link for Instagram bio is to copy it in the mobile app.

  1. Go to the profile tab.
  2. Click Share.
  3. Select Copy.

Write a link to your VSCO profile manually

Instead of copying, the link to your VSCO profile can be manually entered on Instagram. It consists of the website address and a username.

You can see your username on your profile page.

Put your username in the example below instead of the word "example" and you will get the link to your VSCO profile.

https://vsco.co/example

This VSCO link is to be added in your Instagram bio. Go to the next step to find out how you can type it there.

How to put a VSCO link to your Instagram bio

Now that you have a link to your VSCO, add it to your Instagram bio. You can do this in your profile settings:

  1. Tap your profile photo.
  2. Select Edit profile.
  3. Put the link in the Website field.
  4. Save the changes by tapping the tick.

You've added a clickable link in Instagram bio, what's next? There's no guarantee that users will follow it to get to your VSCO profile and hire you as a photographer.

We'll show you how to motivate users to follow your VSCO link and how to get more customers if you make money on photography.

How to get more customers on Instagram

As we promised, here is a tip for those who use VSCO and Instagram accounts to promote their brand. It will help you to attract more customers, no matter what you do — sell presets, shoot, and even if your business has no relation with photography.

The thing is, people contact you more often if you give them enough information for making a decision and an easy-as-possible way to contact you.

A landing page is what allows you to tell enough about yourself and provide a variety of ways to reach out to you. Potential customers from Instagram can see it if you add it to your bio.

A landing page is a one-page website. Use it to:

  • Introduce yourself and your offer. Unlike Instagram bio, here you can add text of any length, and also media files, links, and more. After viewing the page, a user immediately understands whether they should contact you.
  • Provide a variety of options to contact you. You can add as many links to your messaging apps, social networks, and, of course, VSCO, as you want. Also, you can add a contact form to the page.

Landing pages can be made on Taplink. If you are short on time, use ready-made templates that the service provides. There are 60 options, including those created specifically for photographers.

Look at the examples.

How to create a page for Instagram and VSCO

First of all, you need to sign up on Taplink.

After that, you need to create a page. Choose an empty template if you want to create a unique page. Choose a ready-made option if you want to create a page quickly. We choose a ready-made page for the example.

  1. Go to the Lite website tab.
  2. Choose a template.
  3. Tap Choose.

Customize your Instagram bio page

Now let's add missing information.

First of all, upload a profile photo. We recommend putting the photo from your VSCO or Instagram profile. Ideally, you should have the same photo on all three pages.

  1. Tap the empty photo.
  2. Tap Upload image and select an image from your device.
  3. When the photo is uploaded, tap Save changes.

The content you have on the page depends on the template you have chosen. You must edit blocks with exclamation marks. Other blocks can also be edited, but this is not necessary.

To edit a block, tap it. In the menu that opens, you will see the fields to fill out. There you can also replace photos, videos, music and add links.

Let's edit the Portfolio section as an example. It was added using the Image carousel block.

  1. Tap the block.
  2. Replace photos by clicking the icon.
  3. Fill in the fields. You can set a title, description, and a link to a web page.
  4. Tap Save changes.

Edit other blocks the same way. In the template from our example, if necessary, change the description text at the beginning, frequently asked questions and answers to make them relevant.

Be sure to edit all blocks with an exclamation mark. In the template from the example, you need to specify your contacts, social media profiles, prices, and links for booking a photo shoot.

Add new blocks to the Instagram bio page

You know your VSCO and Instagram audience better. There may be something more that you need on the page. You can always add new elements to it. Each element corresponds with a block.

Complete the page with more blocks:

  1. Tap Add block.
  2. Select a block. For example, we will add a link to VSCO.
  3. Fill in the fields. They will differ depending on what element you add.
  4. Tap Save changes.
A block can be moved on the page. Tap the gray rectangle near it. Hold and drag it to the right place, then release.

Remove unnecessary blocks from the page

Blocks can not only be added, but also removed:

  1. Tap a block.
  2. Tap Action.
  3. Select Delete.
  4. Select Delete again.

Publish the page for your Instagram bio

Once you've edited the page, you can publish it. You will receive a link to it, which you should add to your Instagram.

  1. Tap the arrow.
  2. Fill the web address field. Any word can be added here. We recommend using your username on Instagram or VSCO.
  3. Tap Connect.

Tap Copy link.

Add the link to your Instagram bio, we explained how to do it here.

Here's the link to the page that we’ve just created, you can look at it with your own eyes.

How to make Instagram users to follow the link in your bio

Users are more likely to follow the link in your Instagram account if they know where they’ll get to and why they need it. This should be explained in your bio.

For example, you want people to see photos in your VSCO profile. Add the profile link and examples of photos from there, which are not posted on Instagram, to the landing page.

Write in your bio that you post more photos on VSCO than on Instagram. Or that you post photos in a different and unique style there. Add that users can see the examples and get to the profile by following the link in your bio.

Another example for those who make money making photographs. Let's say you use Instagram to sell presets. On the landing page, you add examples of photos made with them or your VSCO link. Along with them, you add information about the prices, what users will get exactly, how to pay and download the presets.

In your bio, say that users can see examples of photos edited with the presets, learn more and buy them through the link in your bio.

The bottom line

There are two ways to put a VSCO link in your Instagram. You can type it manually or first copy and then put in your bio. 

If you get money from photography, you should add a link to a landing page in your bio. And the links to VSCO, Instagram, other social networks and websites put on it. Add text, media, forms for collecting contacts, and links to messaging apps. They will tell users about your offer and give them the opportunity to book a photo shoot.

Don't forget to explain where the link leads to, write it in your Instagram bio. Then more users will follow it.

Where else do you post your photos besides VSCO and Instagram? Write in the comments!