PDF Printing Affiliate Program for PDF Writers Who Want to Offer a Print on Demand Option

Written by Matt on Monday 1st November 2021

Introduction

Hey PDF writers, the mad scientists of PDF printing have built something crazy-good just for you!

We've put together a way to reward PDF writers, authors, and creators who offer their own PDFs from their website and want to provide their users with our convenient low cost print-on-demand option for their digital products. 

Want to know more? It's called the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program, and we designed it for anyone who has authored or written a PDF and makes it available for download on a website, either for sale or for free.  Whether you are writing free ebooks, or selling PDFs, our print affiliate program works for you, and without any major changes to your website or distribution model.

Once accepted into our affiliate program for PDF printing, our site provides you with a unique referral link that will track printMe1.com sales to users coming from your site, and pays you an affiliate commission on sales from those visitors.  This is an easy way to monetize your digital PDFs! 

There is no additional charge to your users who buy a print from printMe1.com either. We get a print sale, you get commission, and the users get a professionally bound print at a low cost carefully packaged and shipped to their mailbox. Win-Win-Win!

Sound good so far?  We'll provide details here to see if its right for your site and how you can get started.

If you are a PDF Creator and you already know this is perfect for you, please contact us here and provide us with some relevant information about you, your site, & the PDF's you created. We'll get back in touch quickly. Otherwise, read on for more details!

Who is printMe1.com's PDF Printing Affiliate Program for?

The mad scientists of PDF printing at printMe1.com noticed that PDF's are used in a multitude of ways. We've seen printing requests come in for PDF's on the subjects like homeschooling, yoga, how-to guides, diet & exercise, cooking, lifestyle and education just to name a few. These digital PDFs are distributed to users through websites & social media intentionally with the knowledge and expectation that at least some of their users will want to print their PDF's.  

If the PDF's you create and distribute have too many pages for someone to print at home, our simple print service is a very convenient way for anyone to have their PDF printed, bound and shipped in just a few easy clicks.  Most people don't mind printing out a few pages on their home printer, but if the PDF's you distribute have a lot of pages, it can be a problem to print at home for those people who want to use it in print. So we designed our service for people who have PDF's that they want to use in print and have organized in a bound format, if possible.

Here are three situations we've found our PDF printing affiliate program is perfect for (so far!) There are surely others and we'll keep updating this blog as we find them. 

If you are a PDF Creator, do any of the following questions apply to your situation?

Situation 1: Do you give away a free ebook PDF you wrote to accompany a much more valuable product like a membership, product, or service?

For a writer who's already offering digital PDF's for free and wants to add a print option to their model and earn commission from those sales, we came up with a way to do it!

Often these PDF writers have created an ebook PDF to go with something more valuable, and want to provide their users with a print option where they can get a professionally bound print mailed to them at their convenience. Especially if the PDF has too many pages to print at home. It's a simple option for those users who are committing to the main product or offering, and want to use the ebook PDF in print. Once in our Affiliate Program, all the PDF writer needs to do is refer their users to our site using their unique referral link.

When your users click the link to our site and upload your PDF and checkout (at our usual low prices), you earn commission on the print sale. 

It's that simple!

Situation 2: Do you write PDF's and sell them?

If you write PDF's and sell them, the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program is a very easy way to earn money without complicating your current selling model.  All you need to do is place the affiliate referral link to our site in your online shopping area or in your buyer's confirmation email.

Using our affiliate program for PDF printing is a much simpler way to earn money from a PDF print option than setting up an on-demand printing store or trying to fulfill orders in-house and marking up the print cost. 

Here's why:  Some PDF writers and authors offer many different PDF titles as digital downloads at the same prices in an online store. But selling print versions side by side in that kind of model can complicate the buyers decision by adding more price points often with little financial upside to you, the seller. When you sell print, the prices usually vary by page counts and need to be priced much higher than the PDF version, but when you sell digital PDFs, they are usually sold at the same price points regardless of page count. It can be confusing to the customer to add a print version into your checkout.

Our affiliate program complements your existing digital PDF pricing model by taking the decision to print out of your checkout process, and allows those buyers who want a print version to simply decide later if they want to buy a print. And you earn commission on the print sale. So if you have already have a successful process for selling digital PDF's, including our affiliate program does not disrupt that in any way. 

By affiliating with our site, you can segregate the print decision to only those who want it. When on our streamlined print site, your print users can choose from several options for printing, binding, & shipping based on their budget and preference without complicating your checkout.

All the participating PDF writer needs to do is refer their users to our site using their referral link from our PDF affiliate program.  Simple!

Situation 3: Do you write PDF's and just give them away for free?

This is similar to situation 1, except those who write PDF content and provide it for free can use the Affiliate Program too. Often authors, organizations or programs have PDF's they give away, and would benefit from some compensation. Participating in our PDF Printing Affiliate Program is an easy way to generate recurring income for you or your organization, or designated beneficiaries. 

We also have a way for you to distribute a PDF with a way to check out for a print and/or a free download to your users called PDF Hosting. All from a link you post on the web or social media, and allow Google indexing. It's part of our free PDF Hosting service and it works with the Affiliate Program!

If you want to learn a lot more about PDF Hosting, and I mean a lot, check out our Big How-to Guide for PDF Hosting for Printing.

If any of the above situations apply, then:

By joining the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program and placing your referral link to our site, you can earn commission for print sales on printMe1.com with no other changes necessary to your current digital delivery model. It's that's simple!  

If you are a PDF or ebook writer and you already know this is perfect for you, please contact us here and provide us with some relevant information about you, your site, & the PDF's you created. We'll get back in touch quickly!" 

Otherwise keep reading for more information about the program.

A disclaimer: We use the words "created", "written" and "authored" above because to be a PDF Creator, you must own the copyright to the PDF's you distribute.  This means you wrote and own the copyright of all content in the PDF, and no content copyrighted by others is included in your material without their written permission. We only offer the Affiliate Program to PDF Creators at this time. 

Why Offer a Print on Demand option for a PDF?

Print is a massively desirable format! Whether it's because it's just more convenient for some subjects, or better for deep thinking. Science shows that reading from print has benefits over screens. We've covered this in detail in an earlier post

Print's popularity and utility is proven over time. 

In some settings, print is more appropriate than an electronic device because it's just plain easier to use. Print is ALSO made from renewable resources and offers sustainability. 

Offering a professional Print-on-Demand Option is a benefit for your users who prefer print.

How does the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program work?

Once accepted into the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program, you'll receive a referral link to our site that helps us track users who originate from your site. Then, on your site, just include the referral link anywhere convenient to direct your users to our site when they need a print on demand option.  

Here's just one example of what it looks like to use a referral link: "After you download your PDF,  if you want to your PDF professional printed, we recommend printMe1.com. This is just an example and you are free to use any other wording or ways that suit your situation better. 

The referral link can be used on your site, social media, and/or a notification email to your users.

When a user visits your site and clicks the special referral link to ours, we track any print on demand purchases they make in that session after clicking the link.

Added bonus for a limited time for new affiliates:  For any completely new visitors to printMe1.com from your referral link, you'll also earn a commission for anything the visitor buys on our site for at least one year! That means if they become a frequent user to printMe1.com for other things, you'll earn commission on that. The only exception is if the user comes from another affiliate site of ours.

You'll also see the earnings information in your account on printMe1.com when you log in. Once you earn $75 in commissions that are 90 days old, we generate a pay out.

Will your users like printMe1.com's PDF Print-On-Demand service?

 

Of course! If you're new to printMe1.com, we are the simplest way to have a PDF printed, bound and shipped. 

Our Simple Print Service ™ is designed for people who really use their prints and prefer a US Letter size (8 ½" x 11"), double-sided printing and utilitarian binding. We offer BW or Color printing, and a few additional binding types that suit every need. Our p

Our ordering process is extremely easy to use and just takes a few clicks. It does not require an account, and works in all popular browsers on a computer or mobile phone.  

Standard shipping is free, and most orders ship in 48 business hours or less, and are received in 7-10 days on average in the US.

Tips for Designing PDF's to print at printMe1.com

Our site includes a standard binding and shipping in all orders, and has a base charge of $11.99 per set. BW printing includes 75 pages printed double sided in the base charge.  Color printing charges the base, plus 19¢ per pdf page. We have a much more in-depth post on how to design for our print on demand service.

Our site is super easy to get a PDF printed, bound, and shipped in just a few clicks. 

If you have PDF books, our service is perfectly designed to deliver a utilitarian print of your digital PDF to your users who want it, however if you have PDF's that PDF's typically consist of lower page counts or single sheets, we have the following tips:

Low Page Count PDF's

If you have low page count documents, try to combine them into one larger PDF and offer it as a print bundle with a digital purchase. Optionally, you can host that PDF on our site using our PDF Hosting, and if you want, use the approval feature to limit purchases to specific users. You just give out the link to the hosted PDF after your users buy the digital product, and you can approve print orders as they come in. This restricts the distribution of the print bundle PDF. 

Single Sided or Single Sheet PDF's

If you have PDF's that are single sheets, create a PDF of repeating pages and offer it as a set of 75 prints. If you need to include single sided pages repeat pair of the main page with a blank page behind it.  We only print double sided, so if you want blanks, just add them. We do charge for the blank pages at the usual price, however since our service includes binding and shipping, those free items should offset the charge for blanks in your pricing model.

Feel free to contact us about this if you have any questions.

How do I get started?

If you are a PDF Creator and ready to get started, please contact us here and provide us with some relevant information about you, your site, & the PDF's you wrote. We are located in Pennsylvania, and will get back to you quickly.

What happens after contacting us?

We'll review your information, and if everything looks good, we'll send over the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program's agreement and a W-9 (for US affiliates).  

Upon receiving the signed agreement back, we'll send back the executed agreement along with your Affiliate Link to place where convenient on your site, social media, and/or email communications. 

Use it however it works best with your PDF distribution model, just make your users aware they have an easy to use place to get their PDF's printed. Then you'll earn commission on your print on demand sales with printMe1.com! 

Conclusion

In summary, the printMe1.com PDF Printing Affiliate Program works well with PDF Creators who are primarily focused on offering downloads of PDF's, either for a price or for free.  Our affiliate program for PDF printing is designed to help pdf writers and authors monetize their PDFs and for writers who sell PDFs, our program fits easily within your current selling process.  

By affiliating with our site, your users decide to buy a print after they commit to downloading or buying your digital PDF, so our program is complementary with any PDF distribution model.  We simplify the order process on our own site as much as possible so you don't need to complicate your site with offering too many extra options, and still earn money on PDF printing sales. 

We offer a simple way to earn commission when your users want to use your digital material in print. Our affiliates receive a unique referral link that will track printMe1.com sales to users coming from your site, and pays an affiliate commission on sales from those visitors. 

There is no additional charge to your users who buy a print from printMe1.com, so the program works for everyone.

The key word for us is always "simple".  Click our contact us link to get in touch with us to get started!
 

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