How to Deliver Downloadable Files

OptinMonster makes it easy to add leads and deliver downloadable files to new subscribers.

In this article, you’ll learn about different ways you can deliver downloadable files to your new subscribers.

Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin:

  • A downloadable file, in this guide, indicates a .PDF file.
  • We recommend uploading the file you want to deliver to a remote server or file-hosting platform. It is not possible at this time to upload files to your OptinMonster account to provide to subscribers.

Add Link to Success View

If you are using one of our native Email Service Provider integrations, you can add a link to the Success view of the campaign to your downloadable file.

To add a link to the Success view, follow these steps:

  1. In the campaign builder, navigate to the Success view.
    Navigate to the Success View in the campaign builder.
  2. Select the +Add Blocks button and drag a Button element into the Success view of your campaign.Add a button element to the success view
  3. Next, edit the button to add a link to your downloadable file by navigating to the Action view for the button element.
    Edit button element to add link to your downloadable file
  4. When you’re finished, click Save.

Redirect on Submission

If you are using one of our native Email Service Provider integrations, you can redirect the visitor to your downloadable file when they submit the campaign.

To redirect the visitor to the downloadable file, follow these steps:

  1. In the campaign builder, select the submit button of the form to edit the element.
  2. Next, add a link to your downloadable file by navigating to the Action view for the submit button element and entering the URL into the Redirect URL field.
    Edit the submit button to add a redirect URL
  3. When you’re finished, click Save.

Email Delivery

One of the best ways to deliver downloadable files is to send it directly to your new subscribers in an email sent from your Email Service Provider. You can provide the file in your first email to new subscribers, or make it part of a campaign sequence if your Email Service Provider allows you to create sequences.

The benefit of this approach is that only legitimate subscribers receive the file.

With this approach, you’ll work within your Email Service Provider to create an email that sends to new subscribers and attach the downloadable file to that email. The exact process to do this will vary from provider to provider.

Troubleshooting

Where do I upload my downloadable file?

At this time it’s not possible to upload downloadable files directly to OptinMonster, so you will want to upload the file to your own website server or a third-party file-sharing platform.