PLR Articles – Leveraging the Work of Others to Build Your Business

by Mike on September 15, 2008
in Private Label Rights

I wrote this article awhile back to promote by PLR article site…it fits with the theme of this blog so I figured I’d reprint it here…

Private Label Rights (PLR) is one of the hottest things to hit the internet marketing community in years. A lot of very smart people are making an awful lot of money with them.

Wouldn’t you like to be one of them?

Buying PLR articles is a dirt-cheap way to get your hands on quality content. They usually only cost about 50 cents to a dollar each, which is way less than paying a ghostwriter to write them for you. Ghostwriters charge anywhere from $5-$20 for each article.

Once you purchase PLR articles you can do just about anything you want with them. You should always read the ‘terms of use’ before buying them, but typically they allow you to edit them as much as you want and add your name as author.

So how do you make money from that?

Well, that’s really only limited by your own creativity, but I’ll give you a few suggestions to get your juices flowing.

1. You can package a bunch of articles together, convert them into an ebook, and sell them online through sites like eBay or Clickbank.

2. Put a few articles together into a ’special report’ and release it for free. You can use it to entice visitors to sign up for your newsletter. And if you embed your affiliate links in the report, you will get some backend commissions too.

3. Release the articles one at a time through an autoresponder like Aweber. Turn it into an online lesson and weave a few affiliate links into it to create another revenue stream.

4. Or just add them to your current blog or website. Work in affiliate links or use Google AdSense to generate revenue from them.

The possibilities are endless, which is what makes PLR articles so powerful.

There is only one concern I hear from people who are hesitant to buy PLR articles online. They fear that since the article is being sold multiple times, others will be offering the exact same content.

But that’s really nothing to worry about. All PLR sites I have seen limit the number of packages they sell so they do not lose their value.

And honestly, a lot of people who buy PLR packages get lazy and never do anything with them. So even if 200 copies of the package are sold, maybe 10 percent of those people will ever do anything with them. 

The best way to distinguish yourself from other purchasers is to tweak the articles a bit and put your own spin on them. Add a short introduction and a summary at the end. Rearrange a few sentences and replace a few words with synonyms. It should only take a few minutes to do, and you’ll eliminate any threat that someone else is offering duplicate content.

PLR articles offer a powerful solution to webmasters and marketers who don’t have the time or the desire to create their own content.


4 Responses to “PLR Articles – Leveraging the Work of Others to Build Your Business”
  1. LShep (1 comments.) says:

    Those are all great usage ideas. They can be used for several purposes as well- content for a site and then reworked for an autoresponder and combined with other PLR articles for an ebook.

  2. Mike Collins says:

    Exactly. You can get pretty creative and use PLR content in lots of dirrerent ways.

  3. Scott5430 (9 comments.) says:

    i’ve not really seen much about PLR before. if i have a lot of content, how can i get it out into the PLR marketplace and monetize it?

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  4. Mike Collins says:

    Scott, do you mean content you’ve written yourself and want to sell PLR rights to, or PLR content you’ve acquired and want to do something with?

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