Many bloggers offer free stuff on their websites and blogs but they don’t know how to utilize them to promote their blog, some bloggers know these ways but most of the bloggers don’t know about these techniques.
For example you have a blog about programming related stuff and you want to share some code with your readers and visitors, normally you upload your files and share the download links, but you can get more exposure in return from your free stuff.
I had a great experience with this kind of sharing, I am an asp.net Developer, I had developed some projects so I was sharing them on my blog, initially I was sharing by just adding download links on my posts, then I found some ways by which I can get some exposures from download links.
Now I will share with you some ways by which you will able to get benefits from your free stuff which you give to your visitors for free.
Get Paid by a Tweet
It’s very easy and simple way to get returns from your downloads and free stuff, if you are sharing some free downloads, it may be free source code, E books, or other downloadable stuff.
There are two options to get paid by a tweet:-
Pay with a tweet is a website, where you can create your pay with a tweet buttons for your blog and websites, just visit this Create a Button page of Pay with a tweet website,and create your button.
You need to just fill the form with normal details like Name, Download link, your tweet details.
Tweet and get it is a WordPress plugin by which you can create a download button for your files, by using this plugin you can also get paid by a twitter follow, so you can get a twitter follower in every download.
Get Paid by a Facebook Like
Same as twitter you can also get paid by Facebook like, Facebook has millions of users and it can make your downloads viral with few downloads.
WP like 2 get is a great plugin which works for Facebook , Google Plus and Twitter, so if you install this you can get paid from a tweet, like or plus one, and you can choose all three sharing compulsory to download.
This plugin is easy to use and very user friendly, there are many plugins to get paid from Facebook likes but I found this one is the best of all.
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Subscription is the most common option used by bloggers, if you ask visitors to subscribe your blog first to download the stuff, then you can get lots of subscribers, but make sure you are giving them some valuable downloading material, it may be E book or some project.
To add a download after subscription option you need to use some premium email marketing services like MAIL CHIMP or AWEBER, Mail chimp is free up to 2000 subscribers but to use this feature you need a premium account.
There are some other ways also, for example you can use adf.ly to get paid for your links, but those look very cheap and for a quality website or blogs I will not recommend.
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Now it’s your turn, share with us how you get benefits from your download stuff?