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Do you think that a PLR Magazine would sell well to Internet Marketers and off-liners?

The idea would be that the magazine would be a monthly subscription and that subscribers could use the magazine in order to use as they wish either digitally or in print form. They would be able to rebrand it and add their own contact details etc.

Do you think that this is a viable business model?

What should the theme of the magazine be? Internet marketing? General marketing? Something else?

I would be very grateful for your thoughts.

Kind regards,

John
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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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    Originally Posted by John Marshall View Post

    Do you think that a PLR Magazine would sell well to Internet Marketers and off-liners?

    The idea would be that the magazine would be a monthly subscription and that subscribers could use the magazine in order to use as they wish either digitally or in print form. They would be able to rebrand it and add their own contact details etc.

    Do you think that this is a viable business model?

    What should the theme of the magazine be? Internet marketing? General marketing? Something else?

    I would be very grateful for your thoughts.

    Kind regards,

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
      Thanks, BigFrank. I appreciate your input a great deal.

      So, does that mean that the market is already sown up or that it proves that there is a viable market and that another product, perhaps in a different niche or with a different theme, may also do well?

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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        Well, competition is what makes the world go 'round, but I think it might be to your advantage to evaluate the currently available products in this niche, consider the time, money and level of expertise required to offer a competing product and whether or not that all adds up for you.

        I use the aforementioned product, would find it hard to see how it could be improved upon and respect the dedication and integrity of the developer. All things that are hard to beat.

        Not looking to rain on your parade, but you asked and I'm giving you honest input. Check it out for yourself and then reach an informed decision. In the end, why would you listen to what a handful of people might contribute to the discussion? If it's your passion, that's one thing. If it's a random idea that you are just throwing out there, you really do need to do your research.

        Building a better mousetrap is great in theory, but most folks will rarely switch from a mousetrap they already own that is doing the job it is intended for.

        Cheers. - Frank

        Originally Posted by John Marshall View Post

        Thanks, BigFrank. I appreciate your input a great deal.

        So, does that mean that the market is already sown up or that it proves that there is a viable market and that another product, perhaps in a different niche or with a different theme, may also do well?

        John
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        • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
          Thanks, Frank. Good thoughts for me to consider.

          Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

          Well, competition is what makes the world go 'round, but I think it might be to your advantage to evaluate the currently available products in this niche, evaluate the time, money and level of expertise required to offer a competing product and whether or not that all adds up for you.

          I use the aforementioned product, would find it hard to see how it could be improved upon and respect the dedication and integrity of the developer. All things that are hard to beat.

          Not looking to rain on your parade, but you asked and I'm giving you honest input. Check it out for yourself and then reach an informed decision. In the end, why would you listen to what a handful of people might contribute to the discussion? If it's your passion, that's one thing. If it's a random idea that you are just throwing out there, you really do need to do your research.

          Building a better mousetrap is great in theory, but most folks will rarely switch from a mousetrap they already that is doing the job it is intended for.

          Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    This method has been done about 10 years ago. I can't remember the name of the product but essentially it was a brandible newsletter. The service provided the content and then you could brand it with your details as a digital product or a paper product.

    It may be that this service still exists.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
      Many thanks.More thoughts from other people welcome. Another niche, perhaps?


      Originally Posted by webmarke View Post

      This method has been done about 10 years ago. I can't remember the name of the product but essentially it was a brandible newsletter. The service provided the content and then you could brand it with your details as a digital product or a paper product.

      It may be that this service still exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    I think it's worth a shot, even if it has been done before. Remember, you don't have to do something first to be successful, you just have to do it better.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
      Originally Posted by BradVert2013 View Post

      I think it's worth a shot, even if it has been done before. Remember, you don't have to do something first to be successful, you just have to do it better.
      Thanks.

      I'm still considering this and I'm happy to receive thoughts from more warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    There have been a number of Warriors that have employed the same idea you're talking about, all having various levels of success. You could search through the forum and find more details, I'm sure.

    If you move forward, I would suggest you focus on niches outside IM and MMO, etc. Why? Because everyone will be passing around the same magazine. IMers tend to sign up to be subscribers to the same marketers so you have lots of duplication in what gets passed around the IM community.

    Many people are lazy and won't brand the magazine as their own. They don't want to do the work. So in theory it's a workable idea, but in practice everyone's magazine is going to look alike. The same thing happens with PLR ebooks and articles.

    I think you will find this business model a lot of work - which isn't a bad thing necessarily - but you will be placing a deadline on yourself to get the magazine out and over time that becomes burdensome.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
      Really great comments, Steve. Most appreciated.



      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      There have been a number of Warriors that have employed the same idea you're talking about, all having various levels of success. You could search through the forum and find more details, I'm sure.

      If you move forward, I would suggest you focus on niches outside IM and MMO, etc. Why? Because everyone will be passing around the same magazine. IMers tend to sign up to be subscribers to the same marketers so you have lots of duplication in what gets passed around the IM community.

      Many people are lazy and won't brand the magazine as their own. They don't want to do the work. So in theory it's a workable idea, but in practice everyone's magazine is going to look alike. The same thing happens with PLR ebooks and articles.

      I think you will find this business model a lot of work - which isn't a bad thing necessarily - but you will be placing a deadline on yourself to get the magazine out and over time that becomes burdensome.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    I think the concept has merit, but I'm just thinking that the content would need to be not just another generic offering, the internet is awash with general information and half-baked 'how to', X numbers of ways to achieve particular outcomes...we are all very familiar with this.
    The vast majority of these offerings are not very useful, they rarely go into any authentic depth and adopt a pedantic, or condescending tone.
    If you can build something that offers actual value to specific business areas it will sell itself, but I think it will take a lot of resources and energy, and authentic business value.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    I think it's a good model but it might be better off serving niches where information are not easily accessible on the internet, and that there are webmasters who need fresh content every month. Maybe it would be wise to contact webmasters of certain niches, and see if they would consider signing up with you first. Then if there's interest, you can begin the project.
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