Is Going Into The PLR Business Still Profitable?

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I see a lot of Warriors with PLR businesses in their signatures with crazy low prices.

My question is, has it become so competitive that Warriors have to keep lowering their prices?

I mean prices like $1 for 20, 50, or more articles in a PLR pack. Can you really make a decent passive income with those kinds of numbers?

What are your thoughts about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author vilcot44
    It can still be profitable. People are always looking for sources of content. So people will still buy PLRs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by 3000 View Post

    I see a lot of Warriors with PLR businesses in their signatures with crazy low prices.

    My question is, has it become so competitive that Warriors have to keep lowering their prices?

    I mean prices like $1 for 20, 50, or more articles in a PLR pack. Can you really make a decent passive income with those kinds of numbers?

    What are your thoughts about this?
    Yeah, it's still a profitable business model. I know a number of people with PLR stores. You shouldn't let competition scare you because there is going to be competition within any legitimate business model worth going after. It just means there's a market for stuff.

    Good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Clandog
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    I think its not about being profitable or not... its more about being a niche personally enjoy doing and you can personally profit from doing it. Then the money will come.
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  • Profile picture of the author dylanloh
    Yes there's definitely still a market for it. And as with any market, there's the high end and the low end. At the low end are products like what you mentioned - hastily re-hashed PLR that are sold as low prices as another 'new' PLR. (not saying everyone does this)

    And the other end of the market are top quality new PLR sites complete with sales page, graphics, banners, OTOs, affiliate page etc.

    To answer your question, yes it still can be very profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author martyJames
    there are some good plr suppliers on fiverr - i bought a 700 pack for the web design niche yesterday - reasonable quality too.
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  • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
    PLR is definitely still profitable. dylanloh is spot on with his comments that there's a high end and a low end.

    Additionally, some PLR sellers adopt this pricing model to generate leads. The $1 PLR is pretty much a free sample but they want to ensure that they build a list of buyers so they attach a nominal $1 price tag to the PLR. The idea is that people buy this $1 PLR, like what they see, sign up for the PLR sellers list and then buy more higher priced PLR from the PLR sellers store.

    I don't think you could make a decent passive income from selling everything at $1 but if it's used in the way described above it can be a great way to get new customers on your PLR list and into your PLR store.

    Hope this helps,

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Ralf Skirr
      PLR sells. Assuming your products have good quality, profit or not will mostly depend on your marketing and your sales funnel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I wouldn't think you'd make too much income charging just $1 for 20 or 50 articles. Unless, as mentioned above, that is a way to get people to buy and are then put on your mailing list.

    You don't need to sell yourself short, if people are looking for good quality PLR then they are willing to pay for it. I think most good PLR sellers will sell their articles at $1 per article - so a 10 pack of articles would sell for $10. They will run sales now and then but generally their prices are reasonable to be profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by 3000 View Post

    I see a lot of Warriors with PLR businesses in their signatures with crazy low prices.

    My question is, has it become so competitive that Warriors have to keep lowering their prices?

    I mean prices like $1 for 20, 50, or more articles in a PLR pack. Can you really make a decent passive income with those kinds of numbers?

    What are your thoughts about this?
    I wouldn't bother buying a pack that was $1 for 20, 50 or more articles. The most common pricing I've seen and buy is $1 per 500 word article, so a 10-pack would be $9.97
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  • Profile picture of the author kdmpublishing
    In some instances, you get what you pay for, but with well known sites who have sale items, it can be a real bargain.

    If you want to go into the business, research your competition, check out all prices, and then determine what price makes it worth it for you. If your site is just a "labor of love" then the price wont be the biggest factor. But for a business model to make a profit, research, promote, then have a long term plan on how you can expand the revenue streams.
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  • Profile picture of the author WhiteDove
    Absolutely, PLR sells big time. Good content will always sell, people want to buy information the web is about information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Ogbin
    The PLR industry is still available if you have quality content. In this case every buyer is waiting for your articles no matter what your price is (don't be greed hh). You need to find niches that are in demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mena Jo
    Have to say I'm really liking the sound of the PLR business model.

    Thank you to the OP for starting this thread, the responses have been great and I'm seriously considering dipping my toes into the PLR pool.

    First stop Tiff Dow's PLR ATM...
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    • Profile picture of the author stafford
      Originally Posted by Mena Jo View Post

      Have to say I'm really liking the sound of the PLR business model.

      Thank you to the OP for starting this thread, the responses have been great and I'm seriously considering dipping my toes into the PLR pool.

      First stop Tiff Dow's PLR ATM...
      Reading Tiff's book got me started in the PLR business. I think you'll enjoy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    It can be, but you need to set yourself apart from the competition in some way to do well.

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  • Profile picture of the author jpeddler
    Does PLR still have any value as a product or for use as a business model?

    Yes, but how well you will do depends on positioning. Content can be sold at any level of quality, but if your interest is in having a good reputation and building a business, take care about what you offer for sale.

    If you are buying low value junk content on Fiverr or anywhere else, the answer is no. I wouldn’t want that kind of junk on my sites, but everyone’s got their own idea about what has value.

    If you are thinking about high quality PLR in prime niches, there will always be a huge, thriving market for it. In fact, the way Google is headed, the prices on the premium stuff are only going to increase.

    So I think it is all in how you define PLR. Even the current perception of PLR is changing and we will probably need to redefine it in ways everyone understands.

    Just like any written content, you can get any quality at any level you like. You can buy junk content to serve as filler, which is probably the lowest value content available. Only then, you’ve got to worry about stuff like Google quality scores, bounce rates and getting G-slapped.

    Sites aren’t ever going to be considered top-notch using low quality content and this is something you want to be sure buyers of your PLR are certain about - it is a premium selling point. And don't fall into the traps the SEO pundits will tell you.

    It is great to get to page one of Google. However, it only seems great if you got there with junk content. The question is what are you going to do when you get visitors to your pages?

    Are you going to entice them to take an action with the junk or through answering their questions and giving them something of value?

    Good, well-written reviews, engaging content, relevant stuff that makes sites "sticky" - this is where the future and the money for PLR and writers is at.

    Anyone - anywhere that has an internet connection and a PC can spin content. That stuff will never build a PLR business for you.

    So this is an easy question to answer that the purveyors of junk or the spinning crowd cannot ever seem to grasp.

    Great PLR and original content will always work better - always has and always will.

    Here's how I see PLR - it breaks down three basic ways:

    The Junk – I’ve already talked about this. Low value and low pricing should be your objectives. It is the same premise as buying anything in bulk. It may be usable – but to have any real application, it needs lots and lots of work. This is the primary dominion of the spun junk.

    Garden Variety PLR – Easily available and better than the junk, but probably been sold and used before, so it needs extensive rewriting to be useful and deliver value to site visitors. It may even be rewritten PLR purchased elsewhere. It may be worth more than the junk content above – but only if it’s been re-written extensively.

    Original PLR – You guessed it – this is the stuff I like best. It is often limited to a predetermined number of sales. Usually it is content that is a first offer – virgin content. This stuff will command the highest prices. It is usually written for hot, active niches – and is current and relevant. Of more value, it hasn’t been seen before because it is original. The perceived value is especially high because it hasn’t been sold and used everywhere. The trick here is obviously making sure it really is original and not rewritten or worse - spun, which is what much of the first two kinds of content above are.

    Don't get it in your heads that getting into the PLR business is easy or for average writers. Many average writers have tried and failed miserably because they thought the business of PLR was simply about writing a bunch of articles and putting them up for sale with resale rights.

    If it were that easy, no one would do anything else. It takes identifying your buyers and niches, doing research about what will sell and why. It is a business - not a way to earn a few extra bucks. If you treat is as the latter - you will be one of the fallen that didn't take it seriously. It is also work - you have to keep writing and producing new content to sell.

    And most important of all - you really do need to be able to write - at least at an above average level. Doing PLR successfully as a business does take having some skills as a writer. You don't have to be the best, but you had better have a little talent.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      The PLR business is definitely still profitable, and there's no reason to suspect that it won't be anytime soon either.

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  • Profile picture of the author lstoops
    Where there is a market...there is profit potential and there is a market for PLR. So yes it is still a profitable business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    As a PLR seller I can say for sure that, yes, PLR is still profitable and there is HUGE demand for it.

    There are different markets within the broad PLR market, as mentioned above. Some people care less about high quality and original content, and are looking for the cheapest they can get. Others, however, look to Warriors like me, Lisa Stoops, Tiffany Dow etc because they know everything that gets released from our stores is brand new and unique to us.

    As long as you're providing value you don't have to charge $1 for 20 articles. I would only do this kind of thing rarely as a massive sale or to generate leads, as Tom mentioned above. Think outside the box and create real done for you packages and you can still charge a fair amount.
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    • Profile picture of the author stafford
      Originally Posted by Ruth P View Post


      As long as you're providing value you don't have to charge $1 for 20 articles. I would only do this kind of thing rarely as a massive sale or to generate leads, as Tom mentioned above. Think outside the box and create real done for you packages and you can still charge a fair amount.
      I agree. A good sale can give people the opportunity to try your PLR who may not have purchased from you before. I've had my store up for several months (making money) and this is my first time running a sale.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carmen_Hudson
        Here's a question for some warriors:

        Are there PLR niches that you've been hunting and praying for...but you just aren't seeing filled? What, when you go to a PLR seller's website, makes you think: "This is worth stopping and looking at," vs. "This is something I just need to move on from--I can buy something better somewhere else?" Are there problems that you wish you could solve with PLR that you just can't get solved right now because they aren't being done? Are there things you wish PLR sellers would really understand about your business that they don't seem to understand now?
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  • Profile picture of the author Francis Ochoco
    I love selling PLR products because people can't seem to get enough of it. I'm a customer of PLR myself and buy at least one every week.
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  • Profile picture of the author dayus444
    yea, it is profitable because the same collection can be sold to hundreds of individuals.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    I personally have found more success in the PLR game than any other method I use, and I use a lot of them. It is most defiantly still profitable, but you need to put in the time and think outside the box. PLR is a great way to get any project you want to start going quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    If you have no experience in relevant areas, it can be challenging. I have a PLR pack for sale, delivering huge value, high quality articles on a top AdSense niche, but selling them is a real challenge. Of course, I'm sure some of the people who say they are making good money from selling PLR, are really doing so, but I'm equally sure some of them are just trying to sell you a method which doesn't work in practice.

    So, if you are willing to do the relevant learning, then I'm sure it's possible, but how long that will take is an unknown.

    There are easier ways of making money in IM, that's my experience (see my Sig.!).

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