How to Create Links on Word

Someone on Facebook asked me recently (in response to a post about creating your own ebook) how to create links on Word and I thought it would be a great topic to share with everyone since it is very relevant and it is something I only really figured out recently.

Ok I figured out last year how to insert external links when I wrote the ebook to give away on this website, 10 Secrets for Online Success, then I learned a few days ago how to create internal links on Word which is quite nifty too!

So far I write my ebooks on Word and then convert that to a pdf, so adding your links on Word is quite important.


Create Hyperlink Word

Create Hyperlink Word

So creating links on Word is actually so easy, and the benefits are huge! Think about it for a minute, if you can link externally from an ebook to your website and your social networks that is quite nifty, but think a little more and you can add in subscribe links for your newsletter and even affiliate links!

Then internal linking (which I still have to implement on an ebook myself) is also really useful. You can create a clickable table of contents, so your readers don’t have to scroll down to that particular page.

You can also create a link to add more information on a topic. Say for example you are using some technical terms, you could have a glossary of terms at the back of the ebook. So if anyone clicks on a term they don’t understand they can easily click through and look up the meaning.

Here is a video I created which will show you how to quickly and easily add both internal and external hyperlinks to your Word document!

Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or anything to add about creating links on Word.


Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Hi Lynne, you always make things seem so easy. Although I have not ventured into the creation of ebooks or YouTube videos for that matter, I can see how your training and tips can be a huge help.

    I would like to ask, if I may how long you have been working online and how successful it has been for you? Did you have any experience before joining Wealthy Affiliate?

    Again, thank you for all the help that you provide. It can be quite overwhelming searching for answers on the internet and it is nice to have a reliable companion to whom you can trust.

    • Hi Suzette

      Well all things are hard and then they become easy, right?

      To answer your questions I started off in 2012 with an online baby store knowing nothing about working online and it was a battle for me to figure everything out.

      Then in June 2015 I found Wealthy Affiliate and I could see that everything I had been searching for was right there in front of me. Of course I had learned quite a lot by this stage on my own through trial and error, but it was amazing to then find a place that gave me everything at my fingertips.

      Everything just slotted into place immediately so I started another two blogs, this one and a blog about my recovery from addiction. By February of this year I decided that blogging and affiliate marketing is so much easier (and more fun) than running my own e-commerce store so I closed it and changed that website to a mommy blog.

      Maybe it looks easy when you look at me, but I can promise you that I have put in a huge amount of hard work and I am always making sure I am learning something new and getting outside of my comfort zone.

      If you keep on with the lessons that Wealthy Affiliate provides you with and you keep implementing everything you learn, you just can’t go wrong. It is the people that give up that don’t succeed and in all honesty often those are the people looking for the quick fix, which just does not exist does it?

      Earning money online and setting up your online business takes time and hard work just like any other business. Of course when things start going right, that is when you see the difference! Being able to work anywhere at any time, being able to choose what you want to promote and how… and yes residual income does start coming in over time.

      If you are struggling with anything please let me know and I will try and help you with it 🙂

  2. Very informative. I saw the video. You have inspired me to create and ebook. I have to look more into it and to be able to have it down load free on my website. I heard you say something a pdf. Maybe you can do a tutorial on how to place an ebook on a website for immediate download.

    • Hi Loretta

      I would love to do that, problem is that I have actually never added an ebook for immediate download LOL.

      What I did is let my readers know that they will receive a free ebook when they subscribe and I added the pdf to the first email that gets sent to my subscribers. I set this up in my autoresponder.

      Yes I said a pdf. I wrote my ebooks on Microsoft Word and then converted it into a pdf.

  3. Thanks alot,

    You’ve boiled down all this problem that has been making me hit my head against the wall as I tried to figure it out.

    The video has made everything start making sense to me, and has shed some good light into my mind.

    I have bookmarked your site. I’ll be coming back for more tips and easy explanation.

    • Hi Dave

      I am so glad I could help you figure this out. Once you know it really is simple isn’t it? I often find that the hardest part about doing something is not the actual doing, but figuring out how to do it in the first place!

  4. Ah… that’s how I make a Table of Content.
    I always thought that hyperlink is to put an external link.

    Thank you, Lynne. Your how to video really showed me of my lackings. LOL.

    Been using Word all my “digital” life but never know its full potential. I think I really need to explore more. Learning new stuff is always fun!

    • Hi Ariefw

      I am so glad to be able to show you how to do this. I don’t believe it is a lacking, seriously I only learned how to do that like two weeks ago!

      A lot of the training videos I do are not things I have known for a long time, very often I learn something new and if I think it is nifty then I share it with you 🙂

      I am sure that most people use Word just for simple things, but really there is a load you can do with it… which I have never figured out yet. But when I do know I will share it with you!

  5. Hey Lynne. I just watched your training on creating links and just wanted to say thanks!

    I have used Word for years and written a few lengthy documents, but never a fully functional ebook. This is something that I am planning to do in the very near future, so this training is really valuable to me.

    Great training and very easy to follow. Thanks!

    • Hi Andrew

      Oh that is going to be so exciting to get to writing your own ebook, I am so glad that this has given you something of value for when you get there.

      Best of luck with writing your ebook, if you have any questions let me know and hopefully I know the answer. I am just a newbie to it myself.

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