by aleong
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Hi everyone.

I have over 4,000 articles in the health and fitness field I've sold on Constant Content and published on revenue sharing sites. Can these articles still ethically be sold as PLR since they've already been published?

Also, what do you think the future of PLR will be with the Google changes. With Google punishing redundant content, will there still be a demand for well-written PLR?
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  • Profile picture of the author abbesnwk
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    Originally Posted by aleong View Post

    Hi everyone.

    I have over 4,000 articles in the health and fitness field I've sold on Constant Content and published on revenue sharing sites. Can these articles still ethically be sold as PLR since they've already been published?

    Also, what do you think the future of PLR will be with the Google changes. With Google punishing redundant content, will there still be a demand for well-written PLR?
    Can be published but need sme rewrite/spin. The future...nobody knows the future
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    • Profile picture of the author Bozigian
      What is PLR. Are they articles?
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      • Profile picture of the author abbesnwk
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        Originally Posted by Bozigian View Post

        What is PLR. Are they articles?
        Private Label Rights - it reffer to content that you can resell. Can be: articles, ebooks, or any kind of content
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          it reffer to content that you can resell
          No always. PLR is content you can put YOUR name on as author - rewrite/chage if you want, use for autoresponders or whatever you want.

          Some PLR comes with terms you agree to that says you cannot resell the PLR.

          I've sold on Constant Content and published on revenue sharing sites
          Depends on whether you retained copyright or not. Usually when you sell an article the copyright transfers with the article - may be different on those site so check the terms.
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          • Profile picture of the author Bozigian
            I noticed on fiverr people sell like 250 PLR articles.
            If you do have complete copyright for them when you buy them. Does that mean you have the original articles? Or did someone use those articles before but later deicde to delete them?
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          • Profile picture of the author erichammer
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            No always. PLR is content you can put YOUR name on as author - rewrite/chage if you want, use for autoresponders or whatever you want.

            Some PLR comes with terms you agree to that says you cannot resell the PLR.
            Actually, I recently did some research on this. PLR means you can do whatever you want with it -- sell it, give it away, rewrite it, put your own name on it, even assign PLR or MRR rights to others. It's like when a supermarket buys food products and has their brand name placed on it. The food isn't actually produced by them, but for all intents and purposes, it may as well be.

            The other form which is popular is MRR which stands for Master Resell Rights. The big difference is usually that you can't put your own name on it and you can't change it any way, but you usually can still give it away, sell it, use it as often as you want, and assign MRR rights, etc.

            There is also RR, Resale Rights where you have still more limited rights because you cannot assign MRR rights to someone else. You only have the right to resell the product as is (and in most cases to give it away, like for an inducement to sign up for a mailing list).

            Hope that helps.

            In answer to the OP's question, I think that any site based exclusively on PLR is going to have problems and probably already does have problems. OTOH, if they have some unique content and some PLR content, as long as unique is the primary part of the site, Google shouldn't really have a problem with the site. It's similar to autoblogging. Putting together a site based entirely on autoblogging will generally get you low ratings, but using autoblogging to get some additional material, as long as it's not the majority shouldn't be a problem as far as Google is concerned (as far as readers are concerned, that's another story).

            I also think there is room for PLR in the area of building a mailing list, especially if you edit the PLR first to make sure the quality is what you want your brand to be associated with. That's what I'm doing with my website. I don't use PLR or autoblogging for content on my blog, but I do have some PLR ebooks I'm in the process of editing which I'll be offering on my site to build my new mailing list.

            However, even there, I'm editing fairly heavily to ensure that I'm providing readers with quality material instead of the somewhat uneven quality of the PLR ebooks I found. Just my 2 cents on the subject of course. I'll get off my soapbox now.

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            • Originally Posted by erichammer View Post

              Actually, I recently did some research on this. PLR means you can do whatever you want with it -- sell it, give it away, rewrite it, put your own name on it, even assign PLR or MRR rights to others. It's like when a supermarket buys food products and has their brand name placed on it. The food isn't actually produced by them, but for all intents and purposes, it may as well be.
              PLR can be a little confusing, but whatever you do, don't interpret PLR as meaning this.

              PLR, at a minimum, means you can edit the documents.

              Most PLR comes with restrictions - for instance you may be able to resell (transfer) the PLR rights, or you may not. You may be able to give away the content, or you may have to sell it.

              This is why you often see a Rights Document with each PLR release to set out exactly what is possible in more detail.

              There are obvious reasons for doing this. Being able to transfer PLR reduces the exclusivity of a product (and the need to purchase it from the original author). Allowing transferrable PLR can make the product more viral - useful if you are trying to spread a name widely.

              If you take the supermarket analogy, the supermarket would usually buy non-transferrable PLR branding, allowing them to sell the goods under their own label. They wouldn't have the rights to then allow a third party to sell the goods under another set of branding (the third party would have to go back to the same source that the supermarket used and negotiate it).

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              • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
                Actually, I recently did some research on this. PLR means you can do whatever you want with it -- sell it, give it away, rewrite it, put your own name on it, even assign PLR or MRR rights to others. It's like when a supermarket buys food products and has their brand name placed on it. The food isn't actually produced by them, but for all intents and purposes, it may as well be.
                Not true at all. Most PLR will have some form of rights associated with them (much like your white label food product example.) My PLR cannot be resold as PLR for example, though otherwise I don't care what happens to it. You have to be careful to read the rights before you purchase to make sure that they will work for your needs.
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            • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
              Originally Posted by erichammer View Post

              Actually, I recently did some research on this. PLR means you can do whatever you want with it -- sell it, give it away, rewrite it, put your own name on it, even assign PLR or MRR rights to others. It's like when a supermarket buys food products and has their brand name placed on it. The food isn't actually produced by them, but for all intents and purposes, it may as well be.
              No not at all. Different PLR sellers will have different rights for their PLR. As the owners and creators of the material we can set what rights we want. The license for PLR is not the same for everyone. You need to check the sellers license before you go ahead and do anything with PLR.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
    Originally Posted by aleong View Post

    Hi everyone.

    I have over 4,000 articles in the health and fitness field I've sold on Constant Content and published on revenue sharing sites. Can these articles still ethically be sold as PLR since they've already been published?

    Also, what do you think the future of PLR will be with the Google changes. With Google punishing redundant content, will there still be a demand for well-written PLR?
    If you have released them previously then you should mention that when you sell them, otherwise you should be fine. While I do not currently keep a license for any of my PLR right now, some sellers do.

    As far as the future of well written PLR. My store is doing as good as ever (even as a relatively new PLR seller), traffic has been up in the last month. Considering the best use of PLR never really involved using it "as-is", I believe the market is going to be fine. I am in the process of changing part of my business model into providing ebooks and reports, but still plan on articles being my main focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    I have some PLR and they are a great way to offer a freebie or something if you buy them. Cheap but not bad content. Selling PLR is in high demand as long as it is quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlondieWrites
    As long as you didn't sell unique rights to any of them on Constant Content, it should be fine to sell them as PLR. It should be noted that they aren't fresh and new, or something along those lines.

    As for the future of PLR due to the Google changes, I would say PLR will still do fine as long as the buyer makes some changes to the PLR. That's always a good idea anyway, not just because Google made a few changes recently.



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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I think it may depend on the terms of Constant Content. I don't use them so I don't know what their terms are, but I guess as long as they have never been used and claimed as unique articles then there should be no reason why you couldn't sell them as PLR.
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  • I think it would be unethical to sell these under one set of terms of conditions to the original Constant Content buyers, who are not expecting these high levels of competition, then to suddenly turn around and sell them as PLR.

    It might be within the licencing terms, but it wouldn't do your long term business (which is so much based around trust) much good at all.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ehanson
      You can sell PLR as long as you don't try to sell it to places like Constant Content like others said and submit it to Ezine Articles. I'm pretty sure they don't accept anything with the hint of PLR in it.

      A lot of people sell the rights and you can brand ebooks as your own and put your name on articles, at least that's how I sell mine at least.

      It's another good way for newbies to get started too.
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  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    I apologize. I was going based on what I'd seen from products I've looked at. Obviously, I'm no expert on the subject...
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  • Profile picture of the author MelanieandMiles
    You could always break up the articles and use them as autoresponder give-away's... Break them into packs of 500 and send them out over 8 weeks, with an email promoting a clickbank PLR product or another warriors' PLR Membership site.

    If you can use the 4000 articles to lure thousands onto your list, you are putting yourself into a very powerful situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    Often if you have plr products that you give away rights that others can sell also as plr, it is called unrestricted plr. However, as others have mentioned, plr articles can also mean only that someone can put their name on it as their own but not pass on rights to others at all.

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