I have some craft patterns I developed a while ago and I'm thinking about making them free to download on the Internet. Is there a way of making a PDF file available for free automatic download on the Internet without having to pay for a website, storage or other services?
My approach to do this would be to start a free website. Just use a search engine for building free websites and it will return a page with a list of hosts who will allow you to start the website.
You can then load your pdf file up to the site. In fact you can load your pdf's up using differnt names such as cat.pdf or tablecloth.pdf.
Then you simply use the url link whatever.freewebsite.com/cat.pdf etc.
Its free and at the same time you will learn how to make a website, load files etc. Being a free webhosting site you will find plenty of help there in case you get stuck.
Why do you particularly want to create an ebook - why not break them up into hubs?
Hi Lissie, I was thinking about sheets with drawing type patterns - so they could be printed A4 size from a printer at home. Is there another way to so that without using PDF or other files? I can write an overview in a hub but it would be difficult to put the actual pattern for printing there.
Cool. Thank you. I'm going to take a few of these sites right now. I thinks it's about time I had my own website. Thanks for the help with this.
lissie, I can see what you're saying about breaking thinkgs up into hubs - good idea, it's just that sometimes I feel a bit restricted in terms of what I can achieve (though I'm aware there are lots of things I still need to learn about hubpages).
Terryg - I'll have a look around to see what is available and Stefan I'll definately check out your link.
You can also get free file hosting on sendspace.com, box.net and megaupload.com. Of the three, I think box.net probably has the nicest interface.
Weebly.com is still in beta, but it seems very user-friendly.
It's a lot like making a Hub, with capsules, but it includes a free HTML capsule where you can put forms, widgets, etc.
You can use YourSiteName.Weebly.com or you can buy a domain name and nobody need ever know you "cheated" and used a free service ....
P.S. They will put their own ads on your site, to pay for the whole thing, of course, but if you're not trying to build a massive Adsense income, who cares?
Jenny, do you know if weebly.com allows file hosting? I thought they were just a webpage service. But if they actually host files too, then that would probably be a great option. Their interface is very nice and the templates are quite sharp looking.
Embitca and Jenny - thank you for the information, I'll go over to the sites and I'll take a look. I've spent time working on blogs and just started on hubpages but the website and hosting issues are areas I need to look at now. These contributions help to point me in the right direction.
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