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Should I ask for email to download sample of ebook?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by siegmeyer, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. siegmeyer

    siegmeyer Newbie

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    I'm setting up my sales page for an ebook I wrote. On the page I have a 'Download Sample' button that they can use to see a sample chapter of the ebook. My question is, should I require them to enter their email address so I can send them the book link?

    Why do I ask a dumb question? I wrote an ebook with plans to sell it, but I have nothing else to offer and no plans to offer anything in the future so I wasn't planning to build out a list. But I've been told by many people and I've seen it here many times, that a list is very important even if I don't plan to use it because I could use it one day.

    So would it be too much to have the user enter their email in order to get the download sample link?
     
  2. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    It's a no brainer - ask them for the email, and use it to send the ebook or the link.

    A big part of these people will not buy the book for thousands of reasons. However, having their email you can remind them later, or give them discounts.
    Also, as you said one day you can use the list.

    good luck
     
  3. I-marketer

    I-marketer Power Member

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    Might not be as good idea as you think. Your sales page has only 1 purpose - to sell your product. Anything else distracting from this, such as optins, free samples, etc... is giving your visitors reason not to buy right now.
     
  4. siegmeyer

    siegmeyer Newbie

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    interesting thought. would you say asking for email to get a sample or having the sample all together is distracting from the sale?
     
  5. mancar487

    mancar487 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    A vendor should NEVER have on opt in on their page.

    It'll scare affiliates off (as too many vendors use the email catch as a way to override affiliate hops) and it's distracting for the visitor.

    When a visitor lands on a vendor page, the only direction they should be scrolling is down, down, down towards the buy button. They should not have any other buttons, opt ins or what nots, to click.

    Mancar
     
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