Now the question is, how does one keep their free blog pattern so it shows up as such in the search results AND charge for the PDF on Ravelry without making a duplicate entry?
This photo tutorial will show you how to use a brand new Ravelry feature that will allow you to have both in one. This way, you can charge for PDF pattern sales and still have it searchable as free...
If you already have your pattern listing on Ravelry, proceed to Step 2.
If you are unfamiliar with creating a listing on Ravelry, my friend Rhondda over at Oombawka Designs has a tutorial here: Learn How to Add Your First Pattern to Ravelry.
If you already have your PDF uploaded and all the details set up, proceed to Step 3.
If you are unfamiliar with adding PDF downloads to Ravelry, see my tutorial here: How to Add PDF Patterns to Sell on Ravelry.
Go to your pattern page, and click on the pencil icon at the top of the page to edit the details.
To your right, locate the box with the pricing details. There you will find an option that says "Also available for free?" – check mark that box.
Finally, save your changes by clicking the "save" button at the bottom of the page.
The "buy it now" link allows users to purchase the pattern on Ravelry.
The blog link you added in the first step is where the "visit pattern website" link will take you.
In your pattern listing notes description, you may also like to make it very clear that it is available as both, and how they can get to the free version.
Here's how I like to point out the different versions...
You can do this too!
- Type your text for the available versions - feel free to use my exact wording if you like.
- Add links and format any bit of text - optional.
- Finally, select all of the text you wish to include in the box and click on the quote icon in the formatting bar at the top of the notes for the pattern (see it highlighted in blue below).
Now you can make a Ravelry listing for your pattern that offers both FREE website blog and Ad-free PAY PDF download versions. Plus, it will be searchable as free and pay. Win-win!
*See the MAIN Listing for the example used in this tutorial on Ravelry here.
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