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I would love if there was an easy way to email a pdf or even send an excel sheet would be great. I work for a Wholesale Florist and I fax and email daily specials out to customers. Currently when I email specials, the files are created in excel, then I have to create a pdf, and then create a jpg of the file as well. Insert the jpg in the email and link to the actual pdf. Not exactly elegant.
Depending on your audience, one thing I have started to do is utilize a link for a public share folder OR private share folder into an online storage facility. So I sign up with live.com, only to use their email, and keep the other applications from installing. Then I go to skydrive.live.com and create a specific folder for my pdf file. upload the PDF and set the folder to public. Skydrive will offer you link you can pass along within your newsletter and the people can download through that link. If you want to shorten or try and customize the link, you can try and go to http://www.tinyurl.com and customize the referring link. Some on line storage facilities have a way to share like dropbox and maybe box.net. I know all three of these to be worthy and honest vendors of this technology, but be careful about randomly looking for a vendor that is not well known as a public share group. Additionally, you can convince your audience to follow your Twitter or Blog or Facebook account, and in turn increase your signup numbers and offer links ONLY through there... which will utilize this these public share folders.
I am wondering if it's possible to link a newsletter to a pdf document. When people opt in to my site I give them a free ebook. Up until now I have just used a standard email with an attachment, but I'm thinking that sending them a CC newsletter type document complete with my branding would look far more professional looking.
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To add a little on to what Pro said. Modify your welcome email to include the link to your eBook. This way when your new subscriber signs up and gets the welcome email you will already be serving him the link to your PDF with no additional action on your part required.
Thanks very much for your assistance. I have now done this, and as a result the process is much more streamlined.