Before you go through the post, here’s an update:
Miles just told me about another plugin that according to him does the same job as WP Leads Machine, but even better.
So, thanks for the heads-up to Miles.
either way, the functionality is the same, I guess the other one is a bit more ‘mature’ – so you can read the review below, and how/why to use it, and then choose between WP Leads Machine or the other one by Miles
had one look at WP Leads Machine …
… and was instantly in love.
(I’m lovin’ it … McD-style – recently watched “The Founder” – a movie about Ray Kroc – absolutely full of life & business lessons! Especially about “persistence”)
It’s a WP plugin that lets the site-visitors download any page as a nicely formatted PDF.
here’s my review video-overview of WP Leads Machine:
Now, very important:
if you want to integrate with a proper autoresponder you need the upsell to the PRO-version ($37)
The PRO version also has a whole bunch of other nice features (more configurability, as as you know, I’m a control-freak when it comes to plugins;-)
The reason for that is what I mention in the video: emails sent from a shared server have a high chance of getting flagged as spam.
Now, there’s a way around that – there are plugins for WP that let you configure the system email using some other SMTP service (like Amazon SES) – so if you are going with the base-version, make sure you do that!
(e.g. this one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/)
Personally, I like having subscribers straight on my email list (instead of having to export them, as you have to in the basic version, so for me, it’s the PRO)
Summary, my take:
if you have a blog, get it.
if you have an old blog with lots of content, absolutely get it.
(and then do what I’m suggesting towards the end of the video)
And I say “get it” not because of whatever income claims may be on the sales-page, but because it provides a lovely lil’ unobtrusive way for providing value to your site visitors, whilst building your email list.
“unobtrusive, value-providing list-building” … who’s going to argue with that?
And with the good ol’ industry-average of $1/subscriber/month, that plugin is paying for itself very quickly;-)
PS: why am I NOT using WP Leads Machine on this post? Watch the video above to see why – then it should be obvious;-) (I’m waiting for Raul to implement that YT-thing….)