Is PLR still worth producing?

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It's been quite a while since I was here. Hi to all the old faces I remember from back then.

I've been tied up with offline business but I always love the idea of online income. Especially if it's passive.

I used to do a bit of writing. I miss it. Just wondering if there's still a market for quality PLR or is there a better way of making passive income from my writing these days.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Audrey
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Welcome back, the short and sweet is, yes, you will find PLR still has a demand.

    Although I think a better way for a writer to create passive income is via offering INFORMATION to specific markets and niches. I can't tell exactly the breed of dog you are holding, maybe of a retreiver family? Anyhow, you will find all kinds of information by just googling the breed and add "information" to the search.

    But what I suggest is you write about things you like or love to write about, and begin searching for markets there.

    With PLR, a lot of low entry competition these days, not nearly the money so developing your own information products and create automatic product vending sites to offer them, and low cost traffic to them.

    What do you like to write about?

    And if you do PLR, what would you be able to do quickly, easily without much time researching?

    GordonJ


    Originally Posted by Audrey Harvey View Post

    It's been quite a while since I was here. Hi to all the old faces I remember from back then.

    I've been tied up with offline business but I always love the idea of online income. Especially if it's passive.

    I used to do a bit of writing. I miss it. Just wondering if there's still a market for quality PLR or is there a better way of making passive income from my writing these days.

    Thanks for any thoughts.

    Audrey
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Audrey - as a vet you have a great niche to write in - whether for official veterinarian sites or pet lovers niches.


    (by the way - good to see you here again!)


    Rather than simple articles, I'd focus on a package with articles, a couple of short 'reports' and perhaps a longer info product ...and sell it as a 'ready to use niche' product.


    Animals - whether domesticated or wild or exotic - are a huge evergreen topic and the niches within it almost endless. You know the subject so would be an easy place to start for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well its still worthing but you need to focus on creating good plr and put a lot of pasion on it .If you just make a garbage plr to make sales then it will be hard
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I still buy PLR content. Mostly for inspiration when creating email content. You can use your writing talents to create niche information products either in your vet field or another niche. You can always write under an alias if you don't want your name attached to a product. Your choice. But information products are still profitable - as information is brand new to someone who has never come across it before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    Thanks very much for the replies - and hi Kay - you were the person I was thinking of when I wrote my original post :-)

    I like the idea of niche packs rather than just articles. One idea I've been toying with is a subscription model where subscribers receive say 2 articles a week on the most recent up to date topics in pet health, there's a lot happening out there.

    Last questions - best way to automate purchase and download? I used to use DLGuard and it was great, my license has long expired and am looking at repurchasing. One thing it didn't have back then was the means to allow affiliates. That would be something I'd be interested in.

    And is Warrior Forum still the best place to advertise and sell PLR?

    It's good to be back!

    Audrey
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by Audrey Harvey View Post

      And is Warrior Forum still the best place to advertise and sell PLR?
      Maybe not. A couple of years ago there was a big rule change which said that PLR for sale can't be sold as a WSO but must go in the Underground or classified section. But you can give it a shot and see. You may earn many times your $20 investment in the ad. You'll never know unless you try it.

      One of the ways to differentiate yourself is to sell semi-exclusive PLR where you only offer, let's say, 150 copies and charge more for the pack. Most of those 150 will sit on someone's hard drive so the few that actually use the PLR will have an advantage and may be willing to pay premium prices.

      Welcome back!

      Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Audrey Harvey View Post

      One idea I've been toying with is a subscription model where subscribers receive say 2 articles a week on the most recent up to date topics in pet health, there's a lot happening out there.

      Audrey
      This is just my opinion. But, I purchase PLR and I absolutely hate subscription plr sites and will not join them. It is not that the product is not good but many times it is something I do not want or need. I did one once and cancelled after one month. I would get plr that I just did not want. I hate to pay then wait and get something I can not use. I would rather search and buy what I want. And, I would rather pay more money individually than for a subscription.

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    Originally Posted by Audrey Harvey View Post

    It's been quite a while since I was here. Hi to all the old faces I remember from back then.

    I've been tied up with offline business but I always love the idea of online income. Especially if it's passive.

    I used to do a bit of writing. I miss it. Just wondering if there's still a market for quality PLR or is there a better way of making passive income from my writing these days.

    Thanks for any thoughts.

    Audrey
    If you've ever wondered if PLR content is still worth producing, you've probably seen it used in blog posts, newsletters, and email sequences. PLR products include books, reports, and email sequences.

    PLR content, once used on a website, is highly likely to be copied by others. This type of content is sold by content mills. It often has duplicity issues, so Google may penalize it.

    You can rewrite PLR content and publish it in magazines and newspapers. Publishing content in magazines and newspapers boosts the credibility of your product and increases sales. It's also possible to use PLR content to write articles for your website, serve as a brainstorming tool, and serve as inspiration for content writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Audrey - I agree with the 'limited number' sales. Also with PLR if you can advertise 'never sold before' and 'sold only through this site' you can up the price.



    But selling on the WF is not what it was...the 'no PLR' (as I recall) was meant to stop people from selling 'make money products' they bought AS PLR and were reselling under their own name. It was not intended to ban 'written for PLR sales' but changes in admins back then also changed how that was interpreted.


    Could not seem to explain that selling your OWN writing as PLR was not the same as buying a PLR product and putting your name on it and selling it as yours.


    We used to have very good PLR articles offered only to members here but no longer the case. I usually limited those offers to 100 and sold them ONLY on the WF...today I would limit to 250 or so.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Could not seem to explain that selling your OWN writing as PLR was not the same as buying a PLR product and putting your name on it and selling it as yours.
      You know I try to be supportive. But this rule still rubs me the wrong way years later because the difference is clear. One is a product you create for others and the other is something you just maybe made a few changes to. Apples and oranges.

      Welcome back Kevin. Don't be a stranger!

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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Mark

        I'm gonna try to pop in here every once in a while.
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    Audrey Harvey and Kay King Wow! I just came back here and I see two faces I remember. Great to see you here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
      Hi Kevin

      Awesome to catch up again :-) I still have your Low Hanging Fruit ebooks printed and bound in my drawer. Didn't end up actioning it because I started up with online business interests. Hope you're well!

      Audrey




      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

      Audrey Harvey and Kay King Wow! I just came back here and I see two faces I remember. Great to see you here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    How the heck are you, Kevin? I was thinking about you a couple weeks ago and wondered what you were up to....still working? Or retired and rich?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      I'll never stop working. I'd get bored. I'm still living in Osaka. I just been doing a little of this and a little of that. Experiencing a variety. Even taught Math, Biology, and History for a bit at an International High School (that was a lot of fun, great kids).

      Creating a video course right now. Be out in a little bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I agree, Mark - I argued till I finally gave up - I was trying to reason with people who did not understand the difference between creating PLR to sell as a 'product' and selling a 'product' YOU got elsewhere as PLR.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    I am with Gordon about PLR's and lots of competition and selling information packages to specific markets.


    The people who buy PLR's are not interested in the highest quality, in general. Therefore, they are willing to pay less.


    Even if you specialize.


    What people are paying for is in relation to what they're going to do with what they buy.


    Most people buy plr's to put on their websites with a few changes, just a step above filler content.


    Information packages (hotsheets, ebooks, audio files, etc.) are for people who are looking for specific information to solve a problem... and prefer entertaining to boring ones. (Well, you can provide them just for entertainment).


    The size of the problem is one of the factors that determines how much they're willing to pay. So0, if you address a bigger problem (or one that requires specialized knowledge), people are value the product more, so are willing to pay more.


    The effort on your end will be the same or just a bit higher, the income will be significantly higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Since you're a vet, instead of PLR, I'd suggest KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING

    Many people are still in denial but the utility of Blog post PLR packages was killed off by Google Penguin.

    PLR can still be used for video scripts or stripped down for social media posts but the market for these can be quite small depending on your niche.

    Share your expertise about pets and generate something that scales up in value over time (assuming you continue to publish books over a period of time).

    Probably a higher RETURN ON EFFORT (ROE) taking that route

    I know a few people who routinely bank over $100K a year since quite a number of his books have a sales ranking of 10,000

    On Kindle, if your sales ranking is 10,000 or lower, this means you make at least 10K off that one title per year.

    Passive income.

    You need to publish several closely related book within the same HIGH DEMAND NICHE to gain traction though.

    How do you know if a niche/sub-category has a high demand, check the top ranking books in that sub-category, if they all have a sales ranking of 10K or lower (the closer you get to 1 in sales ranking, the better), that's a great niche to publish in.

    What will you publish? Think in terms of INCH WIDE but MILES DEEP - own the niche vertical you choose!

    Key tip: Make sure you link each new book to a free mailing list where you announce book freebie excerpts and other goodies.

    Doing this makes your older books sell your newer books.

    That's the hurdle that many failed KDP publishers can't see-and end up slamming into.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Excellent suggestion...and I'll add a note to it.


    There are LOT of dog books and cat books on Kindle - but few are by vets and most are fluff-filled from what I've seen. A lot of training books, a lot of tricks books....what passes as 'pet health' books are very general, repetitive and usually advise - 'see your vet'. Vets are expensive and often a distance away - and some people like me have a dog with severe car sickness that must be drugged to take anywhere.

    Maybe a 'health reference book' - one for dogs, one for cats, one for birds? Where someone can look up a problem or symptom to find out how serious it might be or what they should do about it.

    I recently put my beagle mix on a diet - her first year was mostly starving so once she had access to food she went quickly to a chunky monkey. It was difficult to find REAL info about how many calories for weight loss (those apps are not great), possible home made diet foods, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author timonet360
    Yes. But you need to put emphasis on quality plr products. Some plr vendors update their database with new, well-written plr material with quality graphic like eCover designs. So,it depends on where you source the plr product.

    Also, you need to consider the niche you want to target, and the quality of the plr products available to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author hbeezy
    Definintely.

    There are plenty of PLR sellers from the old days still selling PLR content. I just bought a new pack today from one of them.

    For as long as people need content online and offline, PLR content will still be relevant. The key is that the PLR content has to be quality.

    Quantity doesn't work anymore as a good selling point since (some) people have caught on to the 1 million, or 3 million PLR articles on offers.

    (The 3 million PLR article offer was fairly recent! Crazy...)

    Quality is key. High-quality PLR is the best. If you can get that created or create it yourself, you'll have buyers, so long as the subject matter is profitable and people are marketing in the niche you'll provide for.

    Hope this helps!
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