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7 Secrets To Making a Viral Report

Written by Ryan Ambrose  · October 17, 2008

Among the other uses of the PDF ebook is the ability to drive traffic with it. If you know how to make a PDF ebook, then you can make its shorter cousin, the viral report.

While you can sell reports, the purpose of a viral report is a bit different. Viral reports are designed to drive traffic by trading content someone else can use for their ‘help’ in getting your links out to interested people. You do this by creating the report and letting others use it for free. When you do this, you should keep some things in mind.

  1. First, you have to know where your report is intended to drive traffic. You want to write about a subject related to your site to prequalify the traffic, so don’t start writing until you know.
  2. The average person has to look at an ad seven times before they respond to it. So when you write your viral report, focus primarily on advertising a single link. Put it in the footer, the title page, and at the end of your report at the very least. You can also put it in the body of the report, but be careful not to spam it.
  3. While you want to give anyone who reads your report enough good information to earn their trust, they won’t buy the cow if they can get the milk for free. So when you write your report, keep the subject more focused than what you are selling on the site where you want them to go.
  4. If you want to use the report to drive someone to an affiliate product page, make sure it’s about something related to the products on that page. You want interested and targeted traffic, not generic hits.
  5. To make the report go viral, clearly state what you’ll allow someone to do with your report on the cover. Can they give it away? Sell it? Do other things with it? Also, make sure that you explicitly forbid them to alter it, or distribute it in any form but digital. If they do change the report, or distribute it physically, it defeats the purpose of using it to drive traffic.
  6. If you have an affiliate program for the site where you intend to drive traffic, make your report rebrandable. Someone is much more likely to use it if they can make money from it and get free content than just to get free content alone.
  7. Viral reports aren’t oversized sales copy. To make them work, they have to provide real information to anyone who reads them in a well-produced way. You also want them to be used by other merchants as list builders and bonuses for buying something else, which won’t happen if all you do with is just try to sell your own stuff in a PDF that looks like a spam site.

  8. Viral reports are handy if you make them correctly, and know what you want to do with them before you write them. With a little preparation, you could be making viral reports that work for you.

    Seriously, how do you make a beautiful, sellable ebook? Find your answers today with The Ebook Walkthrough!

    My name is Ryan Ambrose, and I’m one of the co-authors of Can I Make Big Money Online.



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3 Responses to “7 Secrets To Making a Viral Report”

  1. George Manty on October 17th, 2008 1:28 pm

    Ryan,

    Nice post! I am surprised that people don’t do as many re-brandable ebooks as they used to. It’s a great way to get more traffic.

  2. James Spinosa on November 5th, 2008 7:49 pm

    A great post, I recently wrote my own free ebook that people can give away, etc. and I am looking forward to see how well it spreads, I am attempting to market it quite heavily so I am hoping for a good return. I also sent a request to you a few minutes ago, figured it’s worth a shot ūüėČ

  3. makemoneyonline on April 12th, 2009 10:40 pm

    Great post. This are a great tips I have seen ever. If you are looking for a good traffic for your website then this tips are very helpful for you.





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