Back at it again and need some advice.

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Hey folks been a very long time away but I am back somewhat and need some advice. I have been toying with idea of doing some books for Amazon but find it hard to hit 50 or more pages and not sure how well they do.
My areas of interest are Politics, Islam, Fitness, Nutrition and Prepping 4 Non Preppers.

Not sure if PLR is still alive but was wondering if you can still do them as a WSO and make a few hundred bucks per PLR. These would be from 15 to 50 pages on the above topics.

How many can one realistically sell and for how much each?

Thanks

John

P.S. If I was do offer them as a WSO what would be a good price for say a 15-30 page book/report and how many copies should I offer up?
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  • Profile picture of the author ObsidianKnight
    John,

    Quality content will always be needed by someone. It will depend on what exactly you are putting out and how relevant it is. Niches like fitness and nutrition are evergreen. I.E. There will always be people who are overweight and under healthy.

    The prepping niche is also quite productive for content. Many people are worried about the state of affairs and the need for things like homesteading and disaster prep is growing.

    So yes, lots of potential PLR stuff just from those those areas.

    If your just looking for a starting income stream you have several options. here are a couple quick ones just based on your post:

    Sell as PLR
    Offer Custom Article Writing Services
    Offer Graphics Design work

    These three options can all be done at once and will likely cover the same stuff you are already putting together, especially if your plan was to write a book.

    Good luck getting back into the swing of things.

    - Derek
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Doing the research... Supply and demand. Its what drives the marketplace. A numbers game.
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  • Profile picture of the author randyman
    Are you saying you hit a writers block or something? Read some writing blogs, there's some great tips for beginner writers (e.g., use dragon naturally speaking, something like that).

    If you can create great content, have you considered selling your knowledge on udemy or similar sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
      Originally Posted by randyman View Post

      Are you saying you hit a writers block or something? Read some writing blogs, there's some great tips for beginner writers (e.g., use dragon naturally speaking, something like that).

      If you can create great content, have you considered selling your knowledge on udemy or similar sites?
      I just always feel that I need to write more than 100 pages. Most kindle books I have bought have been 200-300 pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
      Originally Posted by randyman View Post

      Are you saying you hit a writers block or something? Read some writing blogs, there's some great tips for beginner writers (e.g., use dragon naturally speaking, something like that).

      If you can create great content, have you considered selling your knowledge on udemy or similar sites?
      I normally have a regular job but things have been tight so since I started writing books on several topics for kindle I thought about maybe doing them here as a PLR WSO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I have no experience with Amazon Kindle or anything other than reading books on it. But, my advice is to focus on quality, not quantity. As a reader, it's very easy to tell who is writing about fluff and who isn't. I appreciate the people who get to the point with real knowledge on the subject matter and don't just aim to write endless pages of dribble.

    As a side note, I've been thinking about venturing into Amazon Kindle to give away free ebooks as a lead generation in the fitness industry. Essentially, writing books and allowing them to be downloaded for free, then somehow directing users to my site. Has anyone done that or know if it is allowed by Amazon?
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    it's a lot of work and from your post you don't seem that hard working:

    "but I am back somewhat and need some advice. I have been toying with idea of doing some books for Amazon but find it hard to hit 50"

    im not attacking you, im just reminding you that it's hard work.

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    • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
      Originally Posted by aizaku View Post

      it's a lot of work and from your post you don't seem that hard working:

      "but I am back somewhat and need some advice. I have been toying with idea of doing some books for Amazon but find it hard to hit 50"

      im not attacking you, im just reminding you that it's hard work.

      -Ike Paz
      Not a problem as I don't view it as an attack. Nothing in life is easy. Mentally I just feel my books should be 100 pages or more but problem is I then run out of things to say.
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      • Profile picture of the author kevintperry
        Originally Posted by John Cabral View Post

        Not a problem as I don't view it as an attack. Nothing in life is easy. Mentally I just feel my books should be 100 pages or more but problem is I then run out of things to say.
        I would rather read 50 pages that are right to the point than 100 pages that are half full of fluff! If your content is good, your book length is not as much of an issue.

        Kevin
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        • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
          Originally Posted by kevintperry View Post

          I would rather read 50 pages that are right to the point than 100 pages that are half full of fluff! If your content is good, your book length is not as much of an issue.

          Kevin
          Thanks Kevin. I think it's more of a mental thing after having read so many books that are 200 plus pages that I start to question myself. Like you I hate fluff.
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      • Profile picture of the author aizaku
        Originally Posted by John Cabral View Post

        Not a problem as I don't view it as an attack. Nothing in life is easy. Mentally I just feel my books should be 100 pages or more but problem is I then run out of things to say.
        i have that problem too..

        what we think ppl want and what they want might surprise you..

        you gotta test.

        look for kindle authors who succeeded with 30 page books. if they cant why couldnt you?

        best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author yellowmedia
    Today many advice against using even re-written PLR on blogs because it does not help build authority. But you can market the PLR to today's bloggers as an easier way to build an e-mail list by giving the re-written version as a free download.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
      Originally Posted by yellowmedia View Post

      Today many advice against using even re-written PLR on blogs because it does not help build authority. But you can market the PLR to today's bloggers as an easier way to build an e-mail list by giving the re-written version as a free download.

      All my writings are original written by me on subject matter that I have background in.
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  • You can also market your PLR as content for social media posts, guest posts (with 35% new research added) and newsletters. I think PLR is still alive because it is still way cheaper than hiring a writer. Plus, businesses can use both PLR and ghostwriters/freelance writers to meet their budget and needs.
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