PDF rebrander software generally sells in the $27-$49 range. There are sales pages all over the internet promising that incredible things will happen for you if you use their software.
But pdf rebrander software is just that: software. It’s not a magic wand that will suddenly put unlimited money into your Clickbank or Paypal account, no matter what the sellers would have you believe.
Here’s an extract from one sales page…pardon me if I appear a little skeptical of claims like this.
Quite frankly, that is bullshit, designed to suck people into believing that somehow, a piece of software is going to change their lives. And people do believe it, because they want to believe it.
How pdf rebrander software works
While there are some differences, all pdf rebranders work in much the same way. Once your ebook, report, or whatever is created, it is run through a small application that gives people the ability to change content within the finalized PDF.
You specify what content can be changed. Generally, this is affiliate links, but you are not limited to that.
I’m not going to post links to rebranders that can be purchased online. You can easily find those for yourself. Instead, I am going to discuss FREE pdf rebranding software.
Free PDF rebranding software
When looking for free software online, keep one thought in mind at all times.
One of the few FREE pdf rebranders, is pdf power brand You need to sign up for an account, which will allow you to use their software.
(handy tip: when giving out your email address to someone that you are not sure about - dodgy directories for example - use a temporary email address. MailExpire.com is one of the best places to get one)
One plus with using PDF Power Brand, is that you have access to their “vault” of rebrandable PDF files, created by members. So you can choose various pdfs to market yourself (and rebrand with your affiliate links of course) or have affiliates pick up one of yours to promote.
The major downside to using this software, is that you must be connected to the internet to use it. That is because the scripts that are used to replace conent in your pdf’s are located on the Power Brand servers. Also, as you do not supply that script to people who are going to market your ebook, they need to have an account and log onto the website to make changes.
So the pool of potential affiliates for your PDF is limited to those that either have an account with PDF Power Brand, or are prepared to create one.
Weight up the pro’s and cons
Free software always has some sort of trade off. Look at the limitations imposed with any free software, to decide if you can live with them or not. Often, the answer will be no.
Some of these tradeoffs will include one or more of the following.
- Limited functionality, encouraging you to purchase the full paid version
- capped time trial, allowing the software to be used for a certain length of time
- exposure to advertising
- links in place so that you are advertising for the software vendor
This free pdf rebrander does do a good job, exactly as advertised. As long as you know what limitations it has, and are prepared to accept them, then you may well be satisfied with the product. But overall, ask yourself this question…
"if I am building a genuine online business, is it reasonable to expect that I can build it based on free software? Or should I invest some money to get the best tools for the job, which will allow me to build my own brand, rather than the brand of the software suppliers?"