I’ve posted before about using free ebooks for enticing subscribers to join your list.
The best sort of free ebook is one that you can rebrand. This allows you to change the affiliate links in the ebook to use your own affiliate links instead of the authors. Most ebook authors give you this ability if you join their list (demonstrating yet another technique for building a list). The best of the PDF rebranders seems to be Viral PDF, if you’re looking to create your own ebook and allow rebranding of it.
I ran across a site the other days, FreePDFEbooks.com. This is a site full of rebrandable ebooks. The best part is, you don’t need to do anything to rebrand them other than link to them with your affiliate link. The ebooks are then automatically rebranded with your Clickbank id and a link to your website. Click through above and download one of the ebooks to see what I mean.
This is a very cool technique that is, unfortunately, ruined by the fact that all the ebooks are little more than reprinted ezine articles followed by mostly relevant ads for Clickbank products. The ebooks are definitely a cut below what we’re used to these days. You could try to use these ebooks to build a list, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
But, it’s free to join and if you have some way of driving free traffic to the site, you might make a few bucks from it.