I want people who get the free ebook to be able at a later stage pay for the full ebook.
Both sets of people will be added to a list and will get autoresponders. The autoresponders to each group will be almost the same; but probably an additional few words in the autoresponders to free-downloaders, about the full pay-for book.
When initial-free-downloaders pay for the full ebook, I want them to continue in the sequence of autoresponders - where they were before - I don't want it to rewind so they're getting info they already got.
And I need it all to be simple for users.
Considering how many people have autoresponders and give ebooks and sell ebooks, I can't believe how difficult this is to set up. Maybe I'm missing something.
I have a wordpress site.
MailChimp allows me to have groups in one list - so I can send out different autoresponders to different groups - I think this would mean that when initial-free-downloaders get the pay-for ebook, they could continue in the sequence of autoresponders without rewinding. mailchimp also have a pay-as-you-go option which would be good getting started, because i'll only have a few subscribers to begin with. So I'm thinking of using mailchimp.
The pay-for ebook (a pdf) would obviously need to be at a place where it can only be got if a fee has been paid.
I'm assuming I can't just host it on my wordpress site, for that reason. But maybe I'm wrong there...?
mailchimp partner with digioh - I think I could host it there, but that's another subscription fee. I'd prefer not to have another subscription fee if possible.
I'm surprised that mailchimp or other bulk email companies don't enable download of files in their own systems. it seems like an integral part of their business.
So where should I host the pdf?
Also, for this whole process ive described i want to do - do you have any pointers on how to implement it? either single items i should be doing, or a whole step-by-step. I can use different services or processes to those ive described, if there's a better way to do what i want to do.
i'm going round in circles. very frustrated. appreciate help on this