Best Way To Deliver Free PDF From Opt-In?

by npaige 18 replies
Hi Folks,

Hope all is well with everyone!

I am just getting one of my project sites going and creating my free giveaway for opting in.

Can you please suggest the best ways to deliver the PDF to people who opt-in? I do have an Aweber account... if that is best.

Thank you!
Dr. Nicki
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharpay
    Put it in your welcome e-mail for that campaign. It looks like this:

    1. You put your opt-in form on your website: "Join my list and get a free report!"
    2. Subscriber joins your list
    3. Subscriber receives an e-mail to confirm they want to be on your list.
    4. Subscriber confirms
    5. Your welcome e-mail comes: "Hi [Subscriber], thanks for joining my list! Your free report can be found here: [link]"
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    • Profile picture of the author npaige
      Originally Posted by Sharpay View Post

      Put it in your welcome e-mail for that campaign. It looks like this:

      1. You put your opt-in form on your website: "Join my list and get a free report!"
      2. Subscriber joins your list
      3. Subscriber receives an e-mail to confirm they want to be on your list.
      4. Subscriber confirms
      5. Your welcome e-mail comes: "Hi [Subscriber], thanks for joining my list! Your free report can be found here: [link]"
      Yes, got that.
      Just wondering exactly how to establish the link?
      Looks like uploading the PDF to my website and that creates the link to the download?

      Thanks,
      N
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      • Profile picture of the author Sharpay
        Originally Posted by npaige View Post

        Yes, got that.
        Just wondering exactly how to establish the link?
        Looks like uploading the PDF to my website and that creates the link to the download?

        Thanks,
        N
        Exactly.

        You know how to link to a webpage, right?

        All you have to do is upload your report and then link to it in the e-mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottieDog
    Yes. Deliver it in the email you send to confirm their email. Chose your button text carefully when they are submitting their mail - don't use the word submit, for instance :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author npaige
    Originally Posted by eglassman88 View Post

    I deliver mine right in the email. You can give them a downloadable link. For ex: if you upload your PDF via FTP to your "applications" folder ( or wherever you'd like to upload it, I just used applications as an example ) you would insert this link http://www.yoursite.com/applications/yourpdfname.pdf you could also zip the file up if it's large and then it would be /yourpdfname.pdf.zip. Just insert the link into your email and when it's clicked their download will begin.

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    Edward
    Thanks.. I think I get it.
    Have not used FTP yet.
    You are saying to upload the PDF to a folder on my website, correct?

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Email it to them. After they opt-in, tell them to check their email to get the free ebook. Boosts traffic too. And include an offer at the bottom of the email.
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    • Profile picture of the author JackieGold
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Email it to them. After they opt-in, tell them to check their email to get the free ebook. Boosts traffic too. And include an offer at the bottom of the email.
      Do you have an offer at the bottom of welcome email AND send them to an offer page on the confirmation?
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    In the welcome email I include a link to my site where they can download the PDF.

    Once they've opted in they'll see the 'thank you' page which will explain an email is being sent to them with further instructions, that means if they really want the PDF they'll have to put a legit email in which many people don't first time round trying to just grab the freebie.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I always deliver everything within their first email follow up

    I have been doing this for years and it works fine for me and everything has always got delivered fine

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Originally Posted by npaige View Post

    Can you please suggest the best ways to deliver the PDF to people who opt-in? I do have an Aweber account... if that is best.
    One of the easiest and fastest ways is to:

    1) Upload the pdf to your website so that your leads can directly access it through an internal page.

    2) Create a follow up email that sends out the download link.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    I just upload it to my site and put a link to it in the email message.
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  • Profile picture of the author thetrafficguy2
    1. Upload it to a server.

    2. Setup A follow up in aweber with link for the free ebook.

    3. Create Webform

    4. Insert in page

    5. Done


    The reason its best to send via follow up, is so they have enter a real email to get acess to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author SlicedGenius
      If you're really stuck with uploading the PDF to your web space by FTP - you could upload it to a free cloud service, such as box.net or dropbox.

      There are other options like Amazon S3 - but if FTP scares you, that's probably a little advanced. Box.net has a nice easy user interface to deal with.

      Once you upload, click on 'Share' and it will give you a URL you can use in your welcome email. It will also give you info on how many times it has been viewed, which could be of use.

      Example:
      https://www.box.com/s/031c0c7d912722ecb85e
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  • Profile picture of the author evilbunnies
    I would say put the download link on the opt-in page. Personally I like to give my freebie away without forcing them to opt-in. Sure I get less people on my list but those that do are the ones who are much more receptive to buying.
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