Day 4: Offer Downloads
Everyone enjoys free stuff – be it a WordPress plugin, an icon set, a font, an eBooks, and the list goes on and on. Offering downloads to your visitors is a great way to increase traffic, get links, gain subscribers, and even make a few bucks on the side.
How to Offer Free Downloads
The WordPress plugin WordPress Download Monitor is a fantastic plugin that can do wonders for your site if you offer free downloads. Not only does it provide in depth download stats, it even has a built in downloads page with sorting, search, donation, version support, and much more.
WordPress Download Monitor in action
Don’t know how to install WordPress plugins? Check out our video tutorial showing how to use WordPress plugins.
How to Offer Paid Downloads
If you think your downloads are good enough to make a few bucks off of, then check out Quixly – Digital Delivery and File Sharing the Easy Way.
Quixly allows you to offer paid downloads in a very easy and cost effective way. It handles everything for you – all you need to do is setup the product and link to it. It will handle the payments in a secure manner, the download, statistics, branding, and more.
Offering downloads to your visitors is a great way to gain traffic, links, and a little revenue – and offering downloads is a cinch.
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