An extension for Sell Media Free Downloads

Generate leads and grow your mailing list by offering visitors free downloads.

Would you like to know about an easy hack that lets you generate leads for your online image store? It’s an easy but overlooked method that can help you grow your earnings by leaps and bounds.

Basic Overview

The Free Downloads extension for our Sell Media plugin makes it easy to generate leads and grow your mailing list by allowing you to offer free downloads. When visitors click the download button on an image, they will be prompted to submit their name and e-mail address to complete the download. The extension integrates with MailChimp, an e-mail marketing system.

Powerful Marketing Tool

Remember those “Subscribe to my email newsletter” forms and links? Here’s a secret: They really aren’t any good at lead generation or growing your mailing list. Oh, the truth hurts! Giving away free downloads is a great way to grow your mailing list because users are actually receiving something in exchange for their email address. This a critical piece of running a successful online business. The bigger your list, the more potential customers.

How it works

  1. You must be using WordPress and our free Sell Media plugin.
  2. Install and activate the Free Downloads extension just like a normal plugin.
  3. Visit the Sell Media > Settings > Misc > Free Downloads Settings
  4. Fill in your MailChimp API Key. You can find your MailChimp API Key on the Account > Extras > API Keys page at
  5. Add a new item to Sell Media and make sure the Free Download checkbox is checked. This turns this download into a free download, replaces the “Buy” buttons with “Download” buttons.
  6. Visitors will add their name and email address to the Free Download form, the extension emails them their download, and their contact info is added to your mailing list in MailChimp.


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Get all of the features described above plus hundreds of additional features described below when you purchase the Pro plan!

Professional Version

For serious photographers,
artists and entrepreneurs
$29900billed yearly until cancelled
  • Sell print-on-demand products
  • Sell stock photos
  • Sell file downloads
  • Create unlimited galleries
  • Create unlimited pricing options
  • Rights management
  • Lightbox support
  • Import from Lightroom & Aperture
  • Import keywords automatically
  • Password-protected galleries
  • Integrates with any WordPress theme
  • Sell prints
  • Sell artwork
  • Sell digital and physical media that requires shipping
  • Sell monthly and yearly membership access plans
  • Set download limits for all membership plans
  • Watermark your images
  • Enable image magnification
  • Backup files to the Amazon S3 cloud
  • Bulk upload
  • Accept credit card payments via Stripe
  • Offer discount codes
  • Mailchimp email newsletter integration
  • Share sales commissions with contributors
  • Offer free downloads
  • Set expiration times for downloads
  • Accept offline payments
  • Add model releases
  • Fast & knowledgeable tech support
  • Unlimited access to all 46 themes
  • Unlimited access to all 16 plugins

No risk trial: 30-day money back guarantee. Cancel or upgrade anytime after signing up. All prices in USD.

Plugin released on May 12th, 2015