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I'm noticing more and more that plr products are being sold on tradebit and amazon for crackhead prices. Like .99 to $5. And this isn't your average run of the mill crap plr. I'm talkin stuff with decent salespages and nice graphics. How in the hell can anyone make any money? They've gotta be making it on volume and selling a ton of different products. What's really frying my circuits is that today I saw 2 copies of the SAME product on clickbank being sold with 2 different vendor accounts.

This has just cemented my decision to completely redesign and revamp the plr products that I run across. No way am I competing with some tradebit bandit that wants to sell a plr product for $3.77
#plr #rant
  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Unfortunately, that's how PLR gets a bad name for itself. There is some great PLR out there that's chock full of research and good writing - that can be used in alot of great, different ways. However, junk like you've described is what gets all the attention, and people wind up thinking all PLR is junk.

    To anyone out there who's thinking of buying PLR, the super-cheap stuff is stereotypical PLR junk. If you want quality, you're going to have to spend more than 99 cents!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by brendan301 View Post

    This has just cemented my decision to completely redesign and revamp the plr products that I run across. No way am I competing with some tradebit bandit that wants to sell a plr product for $3.77

    The people who make real money with PLR do exactly this, then your not competing with the idiots... Personally i think all PLR products should be sold without design and graphics. So people have to repackage them

    Robert
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Robert,

      I happen to agree with you on that and that's what I wanted to do. But a lot of people won't buy unless it has the graphics and cover and sales page. They want instant product.

      My philosophy has been I don't need that stuff because I'm going to change it all anyway.

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  • Profile picture of the author juniorbiz
    It sucks but sellers competing with one another often try to beat the prices of each other, at first selling for $19, the other one lowers it to $15, Mr. $19 Man retaliates and lowers his price to $10....and so on and so on until it's most likely at the undervalued price of $.99! That's why people who are selling PLR should start mentioning in the PLR Rights: [NO] I can sell it on auction sites Of course not fool proof, just a suggestion. It may help from the buyers undercutting each other until they're making jacksh*** from those PLR's.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      One way to help preserve value is to not allow the buyer to sell PLR rights. It's mostly the unrestricted PLR products that get devalued almost instantly.

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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I've become pretty familiar with the overall PLR market lately and have had to adjust my prices down, down, down to stay competitive. Still, there's good money in digitial product recycling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wonderful Warrior
    I think there is a lesson to be learned here.

    .... and I mean this with love

    Build a REAL business and make the selling point YOU.

    You can make a ton of money through owning your own PLR membership site or service

    For $10/month they get access to $50 worth of PLR materials a month

    Make EBAY work for you.

    1. sell your reports for .50
    2. Inside the reports tell them they can get a few more reports by signing up to your list
    3. In your list tell them about subscribing to your membership and that they can get $50 worth of materials (out of a choice of an assortment of $1,000 worth of "NEW" PLR whatevers.

    Business is always about the upsell, backend products, and keeping a list of people who already bought from you.

    Make YOU the product.

    Many of the people who sign up for the $10/month will sometimes forget they signed up and you will have made thousands from them.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

    Pay more and you'll get PLR that cannot be resold as PLR.

    The quality tends to be higher too.

    I don't mind this "competition" because it only serves to highlight the differences between most PLR (bad) and the good PLR out there.
    I agree Chris, it is worth paying that bit extra and getting better quality. Even if you do plan on rewriting them it's so much easier rewriting an article that is good quality to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Voss
    I am hoping for a Bon Jovi come back album with the release of "You Give PLR a Bad Name"

    And yeah, I completely agree, it is so worth the extra scratch it costs to get quality. I am one of those that insists on rewriting the PLR content, but I want to stick a dull spoon in my eye every time I have to wade through horrible or non-existent grammar and rambling, nonsensical language.

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    • Profile picture of the author brendan301
      it's alot of good points in this thread. limited plr rights can prevent these as well as higher prices.
      i'm used to seeing crap plr recycled and sold everything. what really got to me was seeing good stuff sold cheap on tradebit today. to me that's like devaluing your "product" I guess a good way to look at it is that it's forcing me to learn to do my own graphics.

      what's really gonna be tricky is redoing the videos. but oh well, i'll figure that out as well.
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    I am learning CB and is a very interesting read; Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    The tendency for some people to tar all PLR with the same brush is understandable but inaccurate. There are some great quality PLR products out there if you know where to look.

    Of course, editing and repackaging may not be what everyone wants to do, but it is certainly worth doing to separate your offering from the rest of the field.

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  • Profile picture of the author willyboy104
    This is what annoyed me about the PLR market too, and that because of these generic, rehashed rubbish PLR products that are being sold for $0.01 upwards were tarnishing the PLR market, giving it a very bad name.

    However, there are a small amount of high quality UNIQUE PLR products being produced by several people, including myself...these I hope will continue to produce high quality PLR and slowly, but surely distinguish the PLR market for having high quality, usable, profitable PLR that allows customers to really PROFIT from PLR.

    That's my dream anyways
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      That's my dream anyways
      Hey, dude! Get outta my dream! LOL. That's my exact philosophy. I want to be known for quality PLR products, not junk.

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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    However, there are a small amount of high quality UNIQUE PLR products being produced by several people, including myself...these I hope will continue to produce high quality PLR and slowly, but surely distinguish the PLR market for having high quality, usable, profitable PLR that allows customers to really PROFIT from PLR.
    I know a lot of people always say how PLR is crappy, but i think there is a bunch of people that do know how to use PLR to profit from and know how invaluable good quality PLR can be. Maybe those that know how to profit from it want to keep it a secret? LOL!

    To me, the debates that we periodically have about PLR are like the ones we have about Dupe Content - there are plenty of people that know that there is no Dupe Content penalty, but plenty more who just parrot old information that they hear. Same with PLR - plenty know that there are quite a few high quality providers but many more who will just echo that PLR is crap because they heard it somewhere.

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    • Profile picture of the author brendan301
      i don't think all plr is garbage.
      what's frustrating to me is seeing good plr products that I own being practically given away. but, they own the rights so they can do what they wish. One encouraging sign is the fact that some vendors are suggesting minimum retail prices for their products. I like that. how many people will abide by that? who knows?
      with that being said, i'll still continue to use plr, i will just be more strategic about what i use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Iannotti
    Originally Posted by brendan301 View Post

    I'm noticing more and more that plr products are being sold on tradebit and amazon for crackhead prices. Like .99 to $5. And this isn't your average run of the mill crap plr. I'm talkin stuff with decent salespages and nice graphics. How in the hell can anyone make any money? They've gotta be making it on volume and selling a ton of different products. What's really frying my circuits is that today I saw 2 copies of the SAME product on clickbank being sold with 2 different vendor accounts.

    This has just cemented my decision to completely redesign and revamp the plr products that I run across. No way am I competing with some tradebit bandit that wants to sell a plr product for $3.77

    The best & ONLY way around this issue is quiet simple.

    If you want to sell the product as is, and have purchased the rights to sell it, get a whole new graphics set done. You can get something decent for 50-100 bucks. You should do that with most products you want to sell anyways. The last thing you want is potential customer searching Google for the name of your product to see it's 40 dollars cheaper on tradebit.

    Rename it - new graphics = good to go.
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