We’re discussing all about freebie marketing on the blog right now. Jump in to the challenge and create a freebie for your audience from scratch. Today, I’m listing 8 types of freebies you can offer your audience, with popular examples.
Printables seem all the rage among blogs nowadays. There are so many varieties available, and they are quite useful too – no matter what niche you’re specializing in. There are quite a few types of printables you can offer free for your audience.
I created this simple printable list of affirmations based on verses that spoke to me during my prayer time. You can create printable verses, quotes or even popular phrases and offer it as a free download from your website.
There is no end to the variety of printable planners you can create. You can create daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly planners that people can print off and keep in a binder.
Checklists are an excellent way to keep track of things that need to be done, and checking off items always brings a sense of satisfaction. No matter what niche you are specializing in, you can create a simple checklist for your audience.
These printable routine charts usually help kids keep track of their duties. But it could well be improvised for adults as well. Whether it is for business or home, a routine chart gives a visual description of everything that’s on your plate.
Worksheets are another popular type of printable. A printable worksheet will allow your audience to go through steps in a systematic manner and also add in their own input. From business to budgeting, cleaning to coloring, printable worksheets are an excellent choice for a freebie.
If you have a lot of valuable information to share, and you have a good command over the language, an eBook will be your most likely choice for a freebie. A free eBook doesn’t even have to be very long – it can be concise with just the information your readers need.
I offer a free eBook, 21 Genuine Ways to Make Money Online, for my newsletter subscribers. While it did take me a few weeks to write down the content, I knew it was something people needed to read. If your freebie idea has enough content for an eBook, go for it!
A white paper is similar to an eBook but is usually business related, and very popular in the B2B market. If you have an established company, then publishing a free whitepaper would be beneficial.
A report usually is the compilation of research findings in your niche. Keep in mind that it has to somehow be beneficial to your target audience.
If you are artistic and have a flair for graphics, giving a few samples of your work free is a great way to let your audience know what you have to offer. Free images are always popular and people are bound to find you online. You will need to have experience with Photoshop or other image editing tools, though.
Combine a few simple graphics together and you can come up with a free clip art set that you can give away for free.
Free backgrounds, textures and patterns are also popular on internet searches. If you can create a few free, unique and visually striking backgrounds, people will be sure to flock to your site.
Kids Coloring Pages
If you have a set of black and white images in your portfolio, combine them together and give away a free set of kids coloring sheets.
4. Audio Downloads
If writing and graphic design are just not your thing, you don’t have to worry. You can always record whatever you have to say and offer it as a free audio download. You can share your best tips, top strategies in your niche or even interview someone and record it. You can always turn it into a podcast later.
eCourses are good alternatives for eBooks. This way the information you have to share is split into different modules and delivered a little at a time. You can configure your email service provider to send the modules out on a daily or weekly basis.
6. Membership Sites
Copyblogger has a free membership site where users can access and download free eBooks and eCourses. If you have a huge amount of free content you’d like to share, a free membership site is the way to go.
7. Trial Software
Offering your software, services or products on a free trial basis is a sure way to give your audience a sneak peek of what you have to offer.
8. Freemium Products
A freemium product is basically a standalone product that is always free. It will only cost you if you want to use one of the premium features.
Today’s Challenge: Decide what type freebie you can offer your audience, based on their preference and your expertise.
What type of freebie are you comfortable creating?
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