The concept of viral marketing has been around for about 10 years now and is based on the idea that a satisfied customer will tell an average of three people about a product or service they love. Harnessing the power of word of mouth has always been the Holy Grail for marketers and one of the easiest ways that you can start some viral momentum of your own is by creating a viral PDF for distribution. In this lesson we'll take a look at Creating a Buzz with Viral PDFs.
A viral PDF is a document containing valuable information on a particular topic that is created for the purpose of being distributed around the internet for free.
In doing so, affiliates are able to rebrand the PDF with their own affiliate links so that they can earn money when people read the document, click on the links, and make a purchase.
Good viral PDFs can reach thousands of people and prove very lucrative to both the creator and the affiliates who help to spread it.
Find viral PDFs and give them away to your list, or via your website. Earn commissions by re-branding the links inside the PDF with your own affiliate link.
Find viral PDFs and use them as free bonuses to create more incentive for people to purchase the product you are promoting.
Create your own viral PDFs and give them away. Brand half the links with your affiliate URL and allow other people to rebrand the remaining ones with their own links. You could approach other website owners and encourage them to brand and give away your report so that you can both earn money from it.
There are three alternatives on the market that we recommend for easy and professional viral PDF creation:
The Viral PDF eBook creator incorporates two small software programs that help you professionally rebrand and distribute your eBooks.
When you give your PDF to affiliates, make sure you also give them the small brander program. This makes it easy for others to rebrand with their own affiliate links.
This product also features:
Affiliate PDF Brander is a simple software that produces a special Brander file for each viral PDF you create.
It works by scanning all the links and then prompting you to decide what you want to do for each one. The software will then produce a Brander file, which you distribute along with your PDF.
When your affiliates download your PDF, they can then just go through and use the branding package to fill in their details one item at a time.
Butterfly Reports is the best viral PDF tool available for anyone truly serious about this marketing method.
Not only does Butterfly Reports allow you to create brander files similar to the previous two applications we looked at, it also contains a marketplace of viral PDFs that is frequently browsed by other affiliates and product owners. The marketplace is immensely valuable because it saves you the effort of finding people to distribute your viral PDF. You just can place your report in the marketplace and other people can grab it and begin distributing it.
Affiliates can rebrand up to 25% of your links if they are a silver Butterfly Reports member (which is free), 75% of your links if they are a gold member for $27/month, or 100% of the links if they are a Platinum member for $197/month.
If you wish to use any of the other reports in the marketplace, then you can do this by rebranding and promoting these reports to your list or to using them as free bonuses. There are tons of other advantages of Platinum membership including:
In this lesson we've looked at the concept of using PDFs to create hype and boost your profits! Three ways we looked at using a PDF included:
We also looked at three ways you can create Viral PDFs including: