by asc
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Have read around that it can be common practice to buy a plr ebook, rip it apart and republish it, filling content for your website. What are peoples thoughts on this? it is the first ive really heard of this technique, is it viable? or will a site potentially be mixed with the millions of other sites that has the same information? Ive read on plr sites that you can do pretty much anything with the content. is this an approach to consider? or is it a no no, something that has been used to death already?

Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author laurenswuyts
    I think that most of these plr are allready used thousand and thousand times. Just make your own article or hire someone who will do it for you
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    It depends.

    What do you want to do with it?

    If you're buying a PLR ebook to turn around and sell to your list- go for it!

    But if you are thinking of buying a few PLR articles that have been distributed all of the place thinking that you can get them up on EZA- you're sadly mistaken!

    You could always rewrite the content, and if its still high quality then theres no problem is putting it out there.

    Remember there's no new information- its just new to your audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliduncan
    I think it depends on the quality of the PLR that you are purchasing. If you can get something that is written by a marketer that you know writes good quality material then it can be useful. It also helps to get PLR that is limited to a certain number of purchases. This way, your content will be less saturated.

    As well as this, when using PLR it is widely recommened that you rewrite it to a certain degree. This way you'll be adding more value to the material, based on what you're using it for.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
    Originally Posted by asc View Post

    Have read around that it can be common practice to buy a plr ebook, rip it apart and republish it, filling content for your website. What are peoples thoughts on this? it is the first ive really heard of this technique, is it viable? or will a site potentially be mixed with the millions of other sites that has the same information? Ive read on plr sites that you can do pretty much anything with the content. is this an approach to consider? or is it a no no, something that has been used to death already?

    Alan
    There's nothing wrong with using PLR content on your website, but it really depends on your ultimate goal.

    If you're hoping to get natural search engine traffic with it, this probably isn't the best route since that same content likely appears in various other places as well. You'd be better to either rewrite it or create something from scratch, using the PLR as inspiration for your outline and topics to cover.

    But if you're going to direct people to articles on your website via your email list, it really doesn't matter if it's on a million other sites. In that case, you're not concerned about duplicate content since you don't have to rely on the search engines for traffic.

    As far as the rights go, you need to check the rights for any given PLR package. There are no "universal" rights for PLR, so before you break it up and post it to your site, make sure that's acceptable under the rights for the products you're using.

    The rights can be a little confusing sometimes, or worse non-existent, so if you're unsure it's usually best to contact the PLR creator and ask.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Quality PLR certainly has its place. It can be a great thing to give away to your subscribers or to use as a reference for your next ebook or podcast. Just remember, lots of PLR out there is bad (very, very bad), and it has more fluff than actual information that you can use to rewrite/edit. As long as you've got good PLR that actually contains solidly-researched facts, it's can be a great resource.

    And, one more thing to remember - some PLR sites will limit the number of PLR articles/ebooks they sell, and that's a great selling point. That way, you're still getting a product that other people have bought, but there might only be a few dozen people that have access to it - instead of thousands of other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I use PLR a lot. I get it rewritten so that it's unique. Starting with PLR makes rewriting a lot quicker than starting from scratch and having to research the topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
    There are differing opinions on this,but I would never use PLR exactly as you receive it. There will always be someone else that also has that same content, and they might just use it "as is" also, and then how does that make you look? Who's ripping of who? Better just to rewrite it and make it your own, even if the rewriting is not extensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    I use a lot of PLR as well and I love it. What I do is use it as a starting point for an idea. You know that moment when you think about creating a product and you say to yourself "what should I create?" That is why I love PLR. It is like an instant idea factory. I often look at a PLR ebook and rewrite it and make it better, then sell it (and they do sell, trust me). I also like given away certain bits of PLR to attract buyers and keep lists happy. It cuts your creation and launch time down tremendously!
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  • Profile picture of the author asc
    And i feel that i have been walking around with my eyes closed now... think i need to do more research on PLRs! So i can use them to help create content - i wouldnt want to just copy and paste anyway,and ive rewritten the odd article so it isnt that hard - plus i guess i would want emphasis on certain keywords anyway..

    With regards to selling them - how is this gone about? do people mean advertising them on the side of their site, once they have (or havent) been re-written? Or is it via peoples emails? Im still clueless about what lists really are - im aware they are emails, but to do what with?

    Can anybody recommend PLR sites to purchase/obtain? Seems to be a big market with plenty about, any trusted sites? Or is it hit and miss largely?

    Thanks

    Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
    All PLR content authors don't allow you to EDIT the contents. If they do, then will ask you the upgrade or BUY editing rights. If they allow you to EDIT and SELL the contents, then they must be of a low quality.


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    • Profile picture of the author Janet Sawyer
      Originally Posted by Super Warrior View Post

      All PLR content authors don't allow you to EDIT the contents. If they do, then will ask you the upgrade or BUY editing rights. If they allow you to EDIT and SELL the contents, then they must be of a low quality.


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      That reply, has got to be erm well !!!! rubbish is being polite.

      The whole purpose of PLR is that the purchaser has the right to EDIT the source files as they see fit, before passing the final product onto their end user.

      With PLR (and not all of it is low quality) you as the purchaser have whatever rights the originator provides. Nine times out of ten you have full rights to do almost anything with it, apart from passing on the source files.

      I have yet to see any PLR that says you have to upgrade or buy editing rights ...........

      In fact if you have to purchase extra files or rights, it's not PLR that is being offered.
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      • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
        Originally Posted by Janet Sawyer View Post

        That reply, has got to be erm well !!!! rubbish is being polite.

        The whole purpose of PLR is that the purchaser has the right to EDIT the source files as they see fit, before passing the final product onto their end user.

        With PLR (and not all of it is low quality) you as the purchaser have whatever rights the originator provides. Nine times out of ten you have full rights to do almost anything with it, apart from passing on the source files.

        I have yet to see any PLR that says you have to upgrade or buy editing rights ...........

        In fact if you have to purchase extra files or rights, it's not PLR that is being offered.

        May be I couldn't explain it well. But I meant to say that most of the PLR ebooks are offered in the form of PDF and are secured. You can't edit the links inside them because the author want you to distribute or sell it as is. If you want to edit it then you must have a file which is UNSECURED or better a .doc In that way, they may ask you to pay, if you want to edit the document in a way, other than just putting your name on it!


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        • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
          Originally Posted by Super Warrior View Post

          May be I couldn't explain it well. But I meant to say that most of the PLR ebooks are offered in the form of PDF and are secured. You can't edit the links inside them because the author want you to distribute or sell it as is. If you want to edit it then you must have a file which is UNSECURED or better a .doc In that way, they may ask you to pay, if you want to edit the document in a way, other than just putting your name on it!


          - Steve
          Usually if it's offered as a PDF, with no source files, you're only getting resale or master resale rights, not PLR.

          But having said that, I have bought a few PLR packages that didn't include source files. The seller said you got PLR to the package, but in my opinion it isn't really PLR if you can't edit it and make it your own.

          You have to consider each offer individually. Different sellers offer different rights, so you should always confirm that you can use something the way you want to use it before buying (or ensure there's a refund policy if you don't find that out until after purchasing).

          John
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  • Profile picture of the author asc
    Thanks Janet for that comment. Super warrior i didnt want to say anything as it is new to me, but ive read a few of the sales pages and they seem to be clear on what you can do with them, but you did make me start to think that yes they could well have a further purchase required on some....guess it is something to make sure of before making a purchase.

    Can anyone share some of the places they look for PLRs?? done a few searches but maybe there might be places where people would go to first?

    Thanks for all the responses

    Alan
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    • Profile picture of the author Kecia
      Originally Posted by asc View Post

      Can anyone share some of the places they look for PLRs?? done a few searches but maybe there might be places where people would go to first?

      Thanks for all the responses

      Alan

      It really depends on what type of PLR you are looking for. If you need articles, blog posts, or ebooks, check out the WSO forum here. Many PLR sellers will offer their newer products there for a discount from time to time. Specifically look for Tiffany Dow, Ruth P, Lisa Stoops, and Peggy Baron. They all create very high quality PLR that you could rewrite and use as your own.

      There are also complete sites that some people sell with PLR rights. Tons are available in the Complete Websites for Sale forum here. Many come with a theme and content, and some even have an ebook that you can sell straight from the site for even more income.

      Another tip for buying and using PLR: Always read through the terms of use offered by the seller so you know exactly what you can do with the PLR content you are buying. Sometimes there are slightly different rules for different PLR you buy, depending on the seller you get it from.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucas Adamski
    When you are buying PLR make sure to rebrand it, new title, new graphics. Also I would rewrite the full sales letter as most plr's have really poor copy. Its more about how you sell it than the product.
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  • Originally Posted by asc View Post

    Have read around that it can be common practice to buy a plr ebook, rip it apart and republish it, filling content for your website. What are peoples thoughts on this? it is the first ive really heard of this technique, is it viable? or will a site potentially be mixed with the millions of other sites that has the same information? Ive read on plr sites that you can do pretty much anything with the content. is this an approach to consider? or is it a no no, something that has been used to death already?

    Alan


    Over saturated! How about you turn the tables and make your own PLR to sell? I am guessing it could be a quick way to earn a few bucks...
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  • Profile picture of the author magic46
    I find that the content in plr ebooks is very helpful for writing articles and information for my blogs.If you break them down you can get many ideas out of just one ebook.I hope this helps Regards Perry
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinecasinodeck
    Originally Posted by asc View Post

    Have read around that it can be common practice to buy a plr ebook, rip it apart and republish it, filling content for your website. What are peoples thoughts on this? it is the first ive really heard of this technique, is it viable? or will a site potentially be mixed with the millions of other sites that has the same information? Ive read on plr sites that you can do pretty much anything with the content. is this an approach to consider? or is it a no no, something that has been used to death already?

    Alan
    In ripping a part of PLR content, try to make it more unique and more catchy, a little bit of controversy will do.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvdeals
    Unfortunately most of the PLR is junk. It takes way too much time re-writing it. It's much faster simply to start from scratch. Plus then you get 100% original content. Write it yourself or outsource it. You can get excellent 500 word articles for $6.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
      Originally Posted by jvdeals View Post

      Unfortunately most of the PLR is junk.
      As are most of the websites on the internet.

      Some PLR is quality and most is junk. Some websites are quality and most are junk.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    Think of PLR as a shortcut where the research has already been done for you. What you want to do is take the ideas in the PLR but write and express them in your own words. Doing so will ensure your content is unique. Note that because most people do not do this, you will be better off than most if you are willing to put in a little bit of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    The benefits of good quality PLR content is that you have the option of getting the research part done for you.

    If you purchase some articles, make a few adjustments so that it sounds like your own voice, you have got yourself some fresh content for only a few bucks.

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    PS - Yes I am a PLR provider
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