PLR licensing is smart or not?

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Hi Guys and Gals,

I recently purchased a PLR package from the warrior forum and I've noticed that the seller was selling only 175 licenses EVER. (in his words)

What I wanted to ask was: What is the maximum licences that are a good idea to give for PLR without ruining the quality of the product?

100 - 200 -300- 1000 or Unlimited?

I've purchased a lot of PLR recently and I'm sure that thousands of other people already downloaded it before me, question is; is it such a big deal?

Would it bother you if you knew that there were thousands more that purchased the same content?

Thanks in advance!
#licensing #plr #smart
  • Profile picture of the author ZachWaldman
    The number sold is less important than the number being re-sold. Most people will buy it and do nothing with it.

    That said, there are many uses for PLR aside from selling it.

    You can use it to create an autorespnder series, for blog posts, as a source of knowledge for creating your own product, membership site content, lead generator, and many other things.

    I think the quality of the PLR is probably the most important factor.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      175 copies is not a meaningful limit. It might as well be 1000. If that many people buy it, someone is bound to resell it, even if the license doesn't permit it.

      30-50 is the maximum I'd go for if I wanted something that wasn't saturated.

      And yes, I agree that quality is the most important factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    The amount of PLR licenses released is obviously important, but the quality is even more important. If 100 people buy the PLR product, probably only 20 of them will actively sell that product like it was intended. Also, a lot of these people won't even resell the product. All the smart ones will rebrand it or use the content in a different way.

    So overall, while limiting the amount of PLR licenses does make it more valuable, it will only be as valuable as what you do with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamj2
      Yeah I am usually not concerned about the number of licenses that will be sold.

      As if I buy PLR I will completely re-brand it, probably rewrite it or tweak it to fit a specific sub-niche, write my own sales page, add my own bonuses etc.

      So someone who knows what they are doing can easily make money from PLR content even if thousands of people end up buying/recycling it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I also think the quality is the most important factor, but I do tend to shy away from plr products that offer more than 50 licenses. With that being said, I've seen wsos that say they are limited to 50 but then in the warriorplus affiliate panel where it shows the number sold mayl say over 100, so that is another thing that happens at times. I think it's best to think about redoing the graphics, sales page and adding to the doc if you purchase.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    As a PLR buyer I actually don't care how many people it's sold to (as long as it's clearly not re-hashed and re-sold again and again) I care far more about quality, then I always tweak, rewrite or somehow rework PLR so I really don't care if other people use it as is. I just buy from sellers who I know write good PLR.

    That said, as a seller of PLR (that I wrote myself, not re-selling) I do put a limit on it just because some buyers seem to want that. My limit is usually 75-200 depending on the pack. I couldn't put a smaller limit on it really without raising the prices, you have to strike a balance. If I limited it to e.g. 25 packs I'd have to considerably raise the price accordingly. So I say if you're selling PLR consider the cost vs. value to buyer factor and find something that works for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by Ruth P View Post

      As a PLR buyer I actually don't care how many people it's sold to (as long as it's clearly not re-hashed and re-sold again and again) I care far more about quality, then I always tweak, rewrite or somehow rework PLR so I really don't care if other people use it as is. I just buy from sellers who I know write good PLR.

      That said, as a seller of PLR (that I wrote myself, not re-selling) I do put a limit on it just because some buyers seem to want that. My limit is usually 75-200 depending on the pack. I couldn't put a smaller limit on it really without raising the prices, you have to strike a balance. If I limited it to e.g. 25 packs I'd have to considerably raise the price accordingly. So I say if you're selling PLR consider the cost vs. value to buyer factor and find something that works for you.
      I completely agree with Ruth - I too put a limit on my PLR of 50 because to my buyers that adds more value. I have considered making limit higher due to the reasons Ruth states - to make it worthwhile it can be difficult to limit numbers too low and still make an income from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotlinkz
    I agree with the quality over quantity argument. When properly used, serious PLR buyers
    will always edit the content and create new graphics.

    I view PLR content much the same way as an auto enthusiast views a "kit car". All the
    parts are there, and many parts can be machined to a custom consistency. Even though
    I have have the same kit as all other buyers, I can still create a finished product that is
    unique and different.

    I would prefer quality PLR with a high limit (ie; 500 - 1,000). It's less expensive; and
    since I do heavy re-writing, I still end up with a highly unique product without having
    to start from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
    I agree with Adam.. if you buy it dont leave it as-is.. go through it.. re-brand it.. tweak it.. change out any images in it etc.. make it yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rach72
    Because everyone puts their own tweak on the PLR limiting it is really just an exercise in perceived value for the buyer.....

    As a buyer would you pay $3 a page for your PLR knowing that there will only be 25 packs sold or are you OK paying $1.20 a page realising that by the time you have finished with it it won't resemble anyone else's content anyway?

    (of course assuming that the quality of the PLR is good)
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  • Profile picture of the author siteline
    I agree I think the number of licenses are important but probably not as important as the quality of the material. It really depends on how many people actually use it as is after the purchase.
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    • Profile picture of the author Afreidman
      Hi everybody,

      Thanks for all the great answers.

      I completely agree that the quantity isn't that important since PLR wasn't born to be used as is...

      After realizing that PLR isn't the finished product I decided It was about time I started writing my own content.

      It feels a lot better and right when it comes from you.

      I am also 100% into rewriting other peoples content since they are only giving you a starting point to fly higher with the content!
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