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Convert Your Blog Post Into A PDF: The Best Tool Ever!

Here you're going to learn a simple and quick way to convert a blog post into a PDF. But first, why would you want to do this? 

Your blog as a content upgrade

A content upgrade is a type of lead magnet. You provide something of value to your audience in exchange for their email address. This 'bonus content' should be actionable and of high value to your audience. 

There are many types of content upgrades. One is to offer your blog post as a PDF for download.

Why would somebody want that? Well… many people would find that useful.

Some may have found your post interesting and want to print it or save it as a PDF to forward to others who may find it helpful. Or, they may want to save it for future reference. 

More ways to share your post

You may want to email the PDF of your blog post to subscribers, or you might be able to collaborate with someone relevant to your business who will email the PDF of your blog post out to their subscribers.

A client of ours shares his blog post as a PDF when he's meeting with new potential clients. He emails them his articles to help them understand his business a bit more. As a result, it sparks interesting discussions…which in turn has led to sales. This is proving to be a successful method for him.

Share your PDF in different locations and improve your SEO

Another key point is that you can share your PDF on document-sharing sites. For example, you can put it on SlideShare. PDF documents can be read by search engines and they rank in search results. Your PDF can have clickable links in it, leading back to your website. This is undeniably great news for SEO.

Of course, you can also share your PDF on social media as well.

It’s all about reaching more people, in different places and different ways.

How do you convert your blog post into a PDF?

There is a brilliant free site/tool called printfriendly.com that enables you to convert your blog post to a PDF in a minute. Here's a short video showing you just how easy it is to do.


Simply go to printfriendly.com and put in the URL of the blog post that you want to turn into PDF and it generates a PDF for you. It brings over some formatting, links, and images, but it also gives you the opportunity to make changes too (e.g. there might be some images that you want to remove). The display looks nice and isn’t anything like a screenshot of your blog post page – e.g. the sidebar isn’t included. When you are happy you just hit download et voila. Or, you can email it or print it.

It gets even better because they also have this free browser extension. With that, you don’t even have to go to the printfriendly.com website.

TIP: If you’re going share your PDF on document-sharing sites, you might want to change your post before generating the PDF to include a bit about who you are and have links back to your website.

In Conclusion

It’s really simple to repurpose your blog post into a PDF. There are some really good reasons why you might consider doing this. Why not give it a go? Offer your PDF as a content upgrade and upload to a few different places online as well as your own site.

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  1. AGHH! Thank you so much for this. I’ve tried to do it in the past using numerous sites and it just looked too unreasonable to offer to my audience. Your tutorial was thorough and clear and you’ve sparked more ideas! I’ve got a perfect download to email my list now. Thank you so much!

    1. Hey, glad it was useful for you. There are several software and browser extensions that can enable you to save a snapshot of individual webpages onto a PDF, but not the entire website though. Maybe try going to Print and find the ‘Save as PDF’ option too 🙂

  2. Hi Amy, Wow, after so much of searching I finally found this blog post. printfriendly is the best tool I've found so far to convert a blog post into nice pdf. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This information is really helpful for those bloggers who write posts regularly and want to increase their subscribers. I will also use this method in some other way like to grow my email data.

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