Best link-in-bio sites for creatives (Koji vs. Beacons)

If you’re a creative entrepreneur, you most likely have multiple site links like your YouTube channel, Spotify profile, etc that you want to share. Most of us are familiar with the link in bio sites available like LinkTree, Linkinbio, Later, the list goes on and on.

The only issue with some of these sites is that their free versions are limited, or the layouts aren’t geared toward more “artsy” clients, offering few media embedding options.

That’s why I spent a good week of my life searching and comparing the different link in bio site options, testing their features, and came out with two superior options (in my opinion).

These two sites both offer a lot of fun features unique to their platform, but they also have a lot of similarities, so in the end it’s up to you to try them out and decide which one is going to suit your needs best.

WithKoji

WithKoji is a free link in bio page that offers you the ability to add links and embed media. There are pre-made themes, or your can customize the look of your page including changing the background color or image, the shape of your link buttons and font.

They also have their own custom apps that become interactive widgets on your page. For example, you can add in-site games to your page that collect email addresses if the player wants to add their score to the leaderboard. You can even monetize in multiple ways by selling services, digital products and more straight from your one-page site. Most of the apps are free, some are around $.99.

Transaction fees at WithKoji are usually 0% with some exceptions of 2%, making it a great way to start out if you have a small or no budget yet.

I like WithKoji as an affordable but very accessible way to have a site that looks uniquely yours. I also like that they’re clearly in it for the sake of the end user, they don’t even have an upgrade option. You can, however, buy your own custom domain somewhere like Namecheap and connect it to your Koji page if you want to get rid of the “withkoji.com/yourname” link.

Beacons AI

The other link in bio site is Beacons AI. Beacons has become popular (at least with the people I follow!), and that’s no surprise to me. Beacons is also fully customizable and has a very beautiful and sleek layout.

You can add links and embed media into your site, but what I found exciting was their TikTok shop feature. You can display any of your TikTok videos on the front page of your site, and add an external link to it – an affiliate link, your own shop link – making it easier for your fans to find your content, and buy from you!

Along with the TikTok feature, Beacons has an array of other features you can add to share and monetize content.

The only thing is, on the free plan, there’s a bit of limitation of how many of each type of block you place (block = category like links, plain text, etc).

Beacons is free to use, and there’s an option to upgrade for $10/month. Upgrading gives you a custom domain, more blocks, and more page tabs, basically turning it into a full website. On the free plan, Beacons’ transaction fee for any sales made is 9%, and on the upgraded plan it’s 5%.

I like Beacons for its modern features and sleek look. I also think the in-site media embedding looks really nice, compared to WithKoji’s pop-up style media embedding.

Like I said, overall, these two sites are very similar and it’s up to you to decide which you prefer. The good news is they’re both free, so why don’t you try them both out and let me know which one you chose? #kojivsbeacons

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