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A trial of the Pro subscription should be offered. At the very least, there should be an option to download sample pdf's to see if a subscription is worth it.

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heyxavbot

2 years ago

I agree with this comment. As for the people talking about posting an instructable to get a free trial, people don't need to make posts in order to get a Netflix or Amazon Prime trial, and Instructables should be the same.

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Downunder35mheyxavbot

Reply 2 years ago

I can only see two reasons why someone wants a trial:
A) less ads - but that could be sorted by other means too
B) option to download PDF'S and Ebooks

IMHO it boils down to people getting a trial pro account just to download the PDF('s) they need.
Won't make them be active here in any way...

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christinajoy7

2 years ago

I agree that it is hard for the budding crafter to justify the cost of a membership just to print a craft to try. I am just starting to quilt, so it would make no sense for me to have a one year or even three month membership as the quitling process will probably take a while since I work full time. I love this site, I just wish there were other options. A trial might make some people more inclined to actually buy, but right now I have no idea if the cost is worth it.

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Brooklyntoniachristinajoy7

Reply 2 years ago

If you post a quality instructable, it could be featured by staff and you'll get a free membership! I've never paid for a membership and haven't been without one since I published my first instructable. I'll make you an offer. If you publish an instructable and it doesn't get featured, I'll gift you 3 months pro for your effort.

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huoneusto

3 years ago

Please add some kind of trial, or free-choice-length/on-demand membership type. It could have limited access to content, like fixed number of PDFs to download etc. Possibility to purchase individual PDFs would be useful as well.

As a occasional DIY-wannabe paying for a full year would be just wasting money. I would like to download the PDFs for few instructables, but I don't want to pay for full year membership.

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Kitemanhuoneusto

Reply 3 years ago

If you post a cool instructable, you can earn three months pro for free. Make it very cool, you could get a year's worth.

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antonirajhuoneusto

Reply 3 years ago

I will give a three months free pro membership for you to try. please pm me if you need it

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Downunder35mhuoneusto

Reply 3 years ago

Acrobat Pro can convert entire website or just selected content to a PDF file.
There are free webservices too but most have problems integrating images that are not part of the website, for example when linked to an image hoster.

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Budweiser143

3 years ago

My time has been very limited the last few weeks due to health issues, however I am no longer in need of a pro account.
Thank you all!

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Budweiser143

3 years ago

I don't mind paying for a pro membership, however money is ALWAYS extremely tight!! I was going to do the $3.95/mo, unfortunately that didn't work for me as you've got pay for a whole year all at once!! I'm not sure if I was more disappointed or pissed when realizing this. The cheapest you can do is a 3month, and unfortunately when you're barely getting 1 meal a day, even that end ups being to costly. There NEEDS to be a month by month plan!!!!!

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antonirajBudweiser143

Reply 3 years ago

I will give you a free pro membership. Please pm me if you really want it

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gravityisweak

3 years ago

I've got over 5 years of pro membership for free just by posting quality instructables and participating in a few events around the site. It's easy to get a trial membership that way. Give it a shot.

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Kiteman

3 years ago

You can get pro accounts for free, just by posting something cool enough to be Featured.