- What is Designrr?
- Who should use Designrr?
- Why use a tool like this?
- How does it work?
- What I love about Designrr (Pros)
- What I didn't like (Cons)
- What do other customers say about Designrr?
- Designrr Step-by-step tutorial
- Pricing and Upsells
- Transcription Feature
- Designrr Bonuses
- Designrr Alternatives
- Conclusion and Summary
You're reading my Designrr review because maybe you know that having higher quality email subscribers can lead to higher quality leads and prospects…
One of the best practices for generating leads via email is by offering an ethical, optin bribe called a Lead Magnet.
Here's the problem, figuring out what type of Lead Magnet to create can sometimes be a challenge.
Not only that. After you've figured out what Lead Magnet you should create, it's time to create them using your trusty graphic software and document processor….
Are you still using Photoshop or maybe you're still using Microsoft word?
Don't do that, because it can negatively reflect your brand if you try to put out a bland document out there.
While design is important, content is still KING! But first impressions count a lot, so make sure your presentation of lead magnets is top-notch too.
The problem is that MOST of us is not a creative designer.
Neither am I.
Fortunately, there are tools like Designrr that can help us.
What is Designrr?
Over 1 million ebooks have been created by Designrr and there over 52,047 users, and it has been available since 2016.
Designrr is a web-based software launched by Paul Clifford that cuts time to create high-quality ebooks, mockups, 3d covers dramatically.
I've used it to launch PDF versions of my blog posts, create high-quality lead magnets in fraction of the time that I used to.
Who should use Designrr?
If you're 99% of online business owners and marketers out there, there's a good chance you need lead magnets.
Here's some instances where you can use tools like Designrr to speed up your workflow.
You're a blogger and you've scratching your head on how you can get higher quality leads. And you've decided to create an ebook that you can give to your potential leads and readers.
The thing is you can't figure out what to create.
But one of your popular guides is doing really well. You can create a NEW ebook from scratch or you can use DESIGNRR to import your popular post, convert it into a PDF guide and offer that as a lead magnet.
All under 2 minutes (watch my video tutorial on this).
You've been juggling tasks and clients. You're a successful freelancer or someone who is just starting out.
But you want to get higher quality clients and better customers so that you can earn more but work less.
You can create a PDF guide of your USP which can include your existing pages on your website. It can include your portfolio, your results, your testimonials and of course your pricing packages.
You can offer this as a downloadable guide before someone books a call with you.
You're an agency owner and you just have to do this in scale. You can either hire in-house, pay someone on Fiverr or use a tool like Designrr to handle your team's lead magnet creation.
Total cost to you: $27 one time for Designrr (you'll have to pay more if you want the transcription service).
You're a successful coach and you've created a great post about a topic that can help your students or members.
Convert it into a PDF guide using Designrr and give it to your members. They'll thank you for it.
Content is what course creators really sell. But instead of focusing on quantity, you focus on quality.
Which is why you want to put out your best content out there. The problem is it's taking you a LOT of time to turn them into lead magnets.
Not with Designrr, as you can quickly TRANSFORM your best content into lead magnets in just a few clicks (and less than the time you read this entire article and post).
Why use a tool like this?
If you want to save time.
If you want to look professional.
If you want to look cool.
If you want to save money (a lot because you only pay for this software once).
How does it work?
Once you get your login information, you'll be able to login to the Designrr memberships website.
If you prefer to watch the onboarding videos, suite yourself.
I prefer to learn by doing (you should try that too). Generally, here are the steps you need to do.
Decide on what to create
Do you want to create an ebook? Or a cheatsheet? I would recommend that you create a template or a cheat sheet because it's perceived with a higher value and it's easier to consume.
A 100+ page ebook might be valuable but it will take a lot of motivation and desire for your lead to consume it before they finish it.
Pick content to import
Once you know what content you'll provide and what value you'll want to offer, pick where you can IMPORT that content.
I say import because 99% of the time that content is ALREADY out there. There is really no need to recreate the wheel, unless what you have is FIRST hand and you're the only one in the planet who knows that.
So import your best content and use that with DESIGNRR.
But what if you don't have content you can import?
CAUTION: You can use the tool to import other people's content BUT only use it as a framework to create your own content. You CAN'T import what you don't own and have copyright ownership. That's bad and can get you into trouble. I'm not a lawyer so I can't comment on fair use, etc. Just don't be lazy and create your own content instead.
After preparing your content, you'll want to select ONE from a dozen of templates available inside Designrr.
Revise content and tweak
As I've mentioned, finalize your content, don't copy other people's content VERBATIM and tweak your final copy.
What I love about Designrr (Pros)
Too good to be true? Not really. There's tons to love about this software and at a $27 price point, it's a steal.
I would recommend that you take the 7-day FREE trial for the PRO version and the Transcription version while checking out as part of the upsell.
You can cancel these upsells within 7 days so you don't get billed. It's totally worth it and you might want to keep using it after 7 days.
Tons of ways to import content
You can import from URLS, articles, and even Facebook Posts!
You can also import from Youtube URLS and get it transcribed (on the Annual subscription of Designrr which are upsells or upgrades)
Multiple methods of exporting your ebook
The most popular exports are PDF and ebook formats like epub, mobi, kindle. I'd recommend that you always export in PDF as you can also upload those PDF files to PDF sharing sites for more traffic.
Reliable support (via chat)
Test it out. This is awesome for a software company. Usually, it's just a ticketing system, but Paul (or his team) is super responsive if you needed support for anything.
Lots of templates
Not a designer? Neither am I.
There's no reason to reinvent the wheel, get started with lots of templates available.
Industry level transcription service
This is huge and powerful. I used to have a Dragon transcription software and it's not even close to what they do. Totally worth checking out.
Search function for images
Don't have an image for your lead magnet? Just type a keyword on their search box and you can import these images into your lead magnets in one click.
1-Click Optimize button for file size
I'm a speed freak. I want my sites to be loading fast because I don't want my readers to be annoyed with slow loading speeds.
The 1-click optimize allows you to make your PDF files smaller or compressed in just one push of a button. Thanks for this feature Paul!
Easy creation of PDF you can use for PDF sites
As I've mentioned, you can share the PDF's you've created on sites like Slideshare for additional traffic and exposure.
What I didn't like (Cons)
No software is perfect. Designrr has lots of Pros and some cons, but it's nothing compared with the value it provides me.
Editing interface can be improved
It's not the most sleek and clean interface. Sometimes when I edit, I struggle to find the next step. I'm creating lists and I couldn't easily duplicate unordered lists.
Things like that maybe small, but can easily add a lot if you are constantly bugged with this nuances.
3D cover is ok, but can be better
The 3D cover is meh, but that's maybe because I've been using Adobe Photoshop + Cover Action Pro, which is the professional standard in ebook and course mockup creations.
Of course, it's also taking me 10 times the amount of time it creates an ebook cover. So for non-sales page types of 3d covers, Designrr is fine.
What do other customers say about Designrr?
There are over 52,000+ users of designers and it's not hard to see what other people think about it.
The response was mostly positive. I was quite looking for the negative comments about this tool and there was mostly none.
Maybe that's a testament to their responsive customer or chat support.
Designrr Step-by-step tutorial
Watch my full demo and walkthrough video where I create a lead magnet from scratch using this tool.
Pricing and Upsells
Currently, you'll be able to get Designrr for a one-time payment of only $27 (may change anytime).
There are 2 upsells, the first is the PRO version for $97 / year and the PLATINUM or TRANSCRIPTION version for $297/year which includes the ability to transcribe Youtube videos. (Really powerful stuff).
If you're just someone who creates a lead magnet or two every month, the one-time payment is fine.
I will be tryng this feature and update this when done.
I'm preparing exclusive bonuses, so don't miss out.
Can't decide yet? That's ok, here are some options and how much they cost.
Adobe Photoshop + Cover Action Pro
The photogpraphy plan or the lowest plan for Adobe Photoshop is $11.99 /month or something, while Cover Action Pro 3.0 (which I have as well is $297 – one time).
A similar tool like Designrr that I've used for a very long time. It does lack more advanced features like Facebook Imports, transcription, etc.
They have a FREE plan, but it's really not a lead magnet tool. You'll probably take 15-60 mins on average to create a similar lead magnet that you can create in Designrr for under 5 mins.
Conclusion and Summary
Congrats! If you've been reading up to this point, you're probably wondering what's the summary or my conclusion.
Here it is:
Designrr is for people who would like to improve on their delivery and creation of lead magnets. They know that they need to create lead magnets to provide more value with customers.
But it can also take time and a lot of design/graphic skills.