36 replies
I have a lot of PLR eBooks and articles sitting on my Hard Drive. Some are good and others are rubbish. Is there any eBooks or courses available on rewiting PLR? I came across Jeremy Burns nakedplr.com but it appears that he has sold the site.
#plr #rewrite
  • Profile picture of the author robestrong
    My instinct is to say don't.

    That said, if you have to do it, try to get the main points, and get a basic understanding of each one, then rewrite based on structuring those, rather than rewriting it all the way through.

    Also, if you're not a native English speaker, especially do the latter. I've read some incredibly bad stuff that was an obvious rewrite. It's much better to get at least a basic understanding of every point that you're dealing with and then to write in a holistic way rather than just rewriting each sentence.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558088].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Coby
      Originally Posted by robestrong View Post

      I'd just like to say -- you didn't disagree with me on anything
      On the contrary...

      I disagree with the statement below...

      Originally Posted by robestrong View Post

      My instinct is to say don't.
      I disagree because I base my response on experience, not instinct!

      I have created dozens of products using PLR and created many products on how to use PLR and done many coaching sessions on this topic. How many times have you done any of these?

      Don't pat yourself on the back and try to take credit for my posts. You vaguely suggested they rewrite it without really adding anyway to help them. I must have missed the part in your post where you gave advice on how to increase the value of the end product...

      Don't waste time or try to inflate your post count by saying you already said what I said or that you "think" we said the same thing...

      If that's the case - everyone that has replied after you has more or less said the same thing as you...

      The difference is each of those folks added value to the thread by giving suggestions and not just stating the obvious.

      Make your posts count - this forum is full of non-sense already. Try to add value or don't bother - it just hurts the community.

      Just thought I should point that out to you since you haven't been a member here that long.

      Cheers,
      Coby
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559002].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    I have to disagree with RobeStrong...

    I think PLR is a valuable part of an internet business...

    BUT - You must use it correctly!

    Don't re-hash PLR - but instead use it as an "outline" to structure your product. Use it for research and inspiration.

    A lot of times just going through PLR and correcting the errors and doing some minor re-writing in the process will be enough to give you a pretty nice product to work from.

    The key is to add value.

    You can add more value by using the finished product and turning it into Mp3's and Mp4's and mindmaps. This increases the perceived value of the product and will help it stand out from similar products.

    I have a product on this - but I'm not going to post the link as I don't want to self-promote it, but you can search the WSO section and you will find it along with many others that would help you.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers,
    Coby
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558123].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author robestrong
      Originally Posted by Coby View Post

      I have to disagree with RobeStrong...
      I'd just like to say -- you didn't disagree with me on anything, but said almost exactly the same thing I said.

      I think PLR is a valuable part of an internet business...

      BUT - You must use it correctly!
      I never said it wasn't important -- it decidedly is.
      Don't re-hash PLR - but instead use it as an "outline" to structure your product. Use it for research and inspiration.
      This is almost exactly what I said.

      Just wanted to point that out.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558856].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    PLR = private label rights. Why do you want to rewrite PLR ebooks? If you buy PLR ebooks, so you have right to promote PLR ebooks under your name. So why this called as PLR.

    If you think a PLR ebook is not good to sell, you search better PLR ebook to buy or hire someone to write a new ebook for you.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558126].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author James.N
      Originally Posted by himanuzo View Post

      PLR = private label rights. Why do you want to rewrite PLR ebooks? If you buy PLR ebooks, so you have right to promote PLR ebooks under your name. So why this called as PLR.

      If you think a PLR ebook is not good to sell, you search better PLR ebook to buy or hire someone to write a new ebook for you.
      I'm assuming he wants to re-use the content for his own products, posts, etc. Also he said some of the PLR is rubbish so he wants it to be more readable.

      That being saidn just use the core items of the content then write it in your own words. Alternatively, there are services that will re-write it for you.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558157].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Elle P
    I have a lot of PLR too just sitting on my hard drive. Too many too count and have no idea what to do with it all. I do agree that you can rewrite it but not word for word.

    It will definitely be more beneficial to give it a fresh spin.

    I've always liked the idea of bringing together similar PLR and making it into a longer article. Maybe you may want to try that and let us know how it works out for you

    To your success,
    Elle
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558205].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author john01a
    If you're going to use PLR content, the first step would be to make sure you're using high quality PLR content. If you start off by using weak PLR content, then you're going to end up spending a whole lot more time and effort working on that PLR content, than if you started with high quality PLR content.

    There's probably a lot of ways to approach rewriting PLR content and it all depends on the person. Some may only change words here and there. Some may choose to only rewrite parts of the content. Some may only use the content as an outline or starting point and completely rework the content... adding more value, their personality, a different perspective etc.

    So, there's lots of ways that you could approach rewriting PLR content. But, don't just aim to rewrite the content. Focus on adding more value to the content.

    As far as advice on rewriting PLR content goes, Easy PLR has a short video over here, on one way to approach rewriting PLR content.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558369].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      There are many ways to use PLR without rewriting it a bit, but that's only if the original product is very well-done. Most of the time, no matter how you use it, it's better to make it uniquely yours by adding in your own thoughts and experiences, and putting it into your own voice.

      That being said, the first thing I would recommend to you is to toss the badly written PLR straight into the recycle bin. There's far too much good stuff out there to try to rescue crap. Toss it and keep note of who you buy from in the future so you'll know who the good producers are.

      If you want to do the least amount of actual rewriting, try 'nichifying' the product. For example, if you have a book on battling procrastination, turn it into 'Ending Procrastination Once and For All - A Gude for Authors' or 'A Guide for Affiliate Marketers' - aim it squarely at a smaller market instead of the world in general.

      Change the title and graphics, at the very least. You don't want to be selling the same product as a hundred other marketers, do you? Change it up and add extra value that's unique to your product.

      Add value by adding content specific to whatever niche you are targeting. Things like step-by-step checklists, mindmaps, organizational tools, spreadsheets - these are ways to add value for your customers. This will help you stand out from all the people who are too lazy to bother making any changes at all and thus have to resort to selling their PLR products for pennies.

      If you want to learn one good way to rewrite PLR, read this thread from Tiffany Dow. There are other methods, as well, but this is one you should have in your arsenal. Most of us use a combination of techniques.
      Signature
      Discover how to have fabulous, engaging content with
      Fast & Easy Content Creation
      ***Especially if you don't have enough time, money, or just plain HATE writing***
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7558597].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author tagalog
        Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

        There are many ways to use PLR without rewriting it a bit, but that's only if the original product is very well-done. Most of the time, no matter how you use it, it's better to make it uniquely yours by adding in your own thoughts and experiences, and putting it into your own voice.

        That being said, the first thing I would recommend to you is to toss the badly written PLR straight into the recycle bin. There's far too much good stuff out there to try to rescue crap. Toss it and keep note of who you buy from in the future so you'll know who the good producers are.

        If you want to do the least amount of actual rewriting, try 'nichifying' the product. For example, if you have a book on battling procrastination, turn it into 'Ending Procrastination Once and For All - A Gude for Authors' or 'A Guide for Affiliate Marketers' - aim it squarely at a smaller market instead of the world in general.

        Change the title and graphics, at the very least. You don't want to be selling the same product as a hundred other marketers, do you? Change it up and add extra value that's unique to your product.

        Add value by adding content specific to whatever niche you are targeting. Things like step-by-step checklists, mindmaps, organizational tools, spreadsheets - these are ways to add value for your customers. This will help you stand out from all the people who are too lazy to bother making any changes at all and thus have to resort to selling their PLR products for pennies.

        If you want to learn one good way to rewrite PLR, read this thread from Tiffany Dow. There are other methods, as well, but this is one you should have in your arsenal. Most of us use a combination of techniques.
        Well said Tina. Good common sense suggestions, especially about throwing crap books in the carbage where they belong.

        I work in the field of teaching hypnotherapy and through the years I have seen thousands of total rubbish publications and articles on the subject. And the garbage can is where they all go.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559410].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dacia S
    I want to thank you guys for your advice and ideas. I'm going to use these tips to my advantage.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559127].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Here's an easy way to do it. Copy/paste the PLR (either an ebook or report or several related articles) into a worddoc. Use the tools there to summarize high points of the material by 50-70%.

      Then use the highlighted sentences that result and rewrite the stuff quickly in your own words.

      I use that when I have a bunch or PLR articles on a topic and no one of them has enough "meat" to satisfy me. I end up with a quick, longer article that includes the high points.

      kay
      Signature
      Saving one dog will not change the world -
      but the world will be forever changed for that one dog.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559166].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Here's an easy way to do it. Copy/paste the PLR (either an ebook or report or several related articles) into a worddoc. Use the tools there to summarize high points of the material by 50-70%.

        Then use the highlighted sentences that result and rewrite the stuff quickly in your own words.

        I use that when I have a bunch or PLR articles on a topic and no one of them has enough "meat" to satisfy me. I end up with a quick, longer article that includes the high points.

        kay
        This is the ONLY reason that I even consider buying Word. Unfortunately, I haven't found a feature in Open Office that does this.
        Signature
        Discover how to have fabulous, engaging content with
        Fast & Easy Content Creation
        ***Especially if you don't have enough time, money, or just plain HATE writing***
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559196].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jessica Lynn
    Sometimes it takes longer to rewrite a bad article than to just start from scratch. Try timing yourself when rewriting to see if working with the bad articles are even worth your time.

    It may help you to rewrite phrases within sentences. For example, if I were to rewrite that sentence I just wrote, I would start by changing "It may help you" to "You might benefit from" and continue on with the rest of the sentence in the same way. Give it a try - I think it's a quick and easy way to edit PLR that I want to make unique.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559475].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    You kind of need to be a decent writer to do this, at best.

    The most effective tips I can offer you are:

    Never rewrite any PLR material sentence for sentence. Eliminate anything that is unnecessary or could be classified as "filler" content. Add more meat to the parts that seem sparse. Combine two ideas into one sentence instead, when it reads better that way.

    Any writing that compares two things or gives specific examples of something should be replaced with new concepts that you either think of yourself or discover upon further research of the topic.

    Always sprinkle a few facts, figures and other notes into the material to make your writing more unique and credible.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7559901].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I think PLR has great value, because the research has been done for you. You don't have to sell PLR to get value out of them. You don't even have to rewrite them, you could use the strong points to write your own content with it.
    Signature
    " I knew that if I failed, I wouldn't regret that.
    But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. "

    ~ Jeff Bezos

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7563241].message }}
    • The good thing about PLR is that you can add your own twist to it . You can also transform it to many forms like audio, video, slides.etc depending on the requirement.
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7564491].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tagalog
    I learned a long time ago when doing journalism that you can rewrite almost anything and make it your own.

    I used the 'precise' technique.

    Mark the keywords in every paragraph and then using them write a 'shorter' paragraph. The original meaning will still be there.

    It is much easier than you may think.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7571624].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author winebaer
      Originally Posted by tagalog View Post

      I learned a long time ago when doing journalism that you can rewrite almost anything and make it your own.

      I used the 'precise' technique.

      Mark the keywords in every paragraph and then using them write a 'shorter' paragraph. The original meaning will still be there.

      It is much easier than you may think.
      I just love this concept, and will give it a try on my next PLR rewrite. Thanks for the concept.
      Signature
      [FREE MINI COURSE] eCourse Launch Blueprint | Finally, Launch Your eCourse and Make Money FAST! You need a system to help you SELL your eCourse that everyone's been waiting for. Get the step-by-step eCourse launch system - for FREE!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9383367].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kingshouse
    Originally Posted by Dacia S View Post

    I have a lot of PLR eBooks and articles sitting on my Hard Drive. Some are good and others are rubbish. Is there any eBooks or courses available on rewiting PLR? I came across Jeremy Burns nakedplr.com but it appears that he has sold the site.

    Hi Dacia

    I would ask one question first. Is your rewriting for yourself or do you wish to sell your rewrites?

    Like you I have a load of PLR on my hard drive infact I used to be a paid member of plr memberships to get top quality plr every single month.

    There is a lot of good material in plr and it helps you provide the 'container' or 'structure' for your information. You can add or subtract from the material, add a few images, change the format from ebook to audio and so on. Essentially it sometimes beats creating an ebook from scratch. Saves time on research. Helps if you know your subject so you can make it unique to you.

    In that regard plr is cool. In my experience (I have been using my own rewriting strategies to make a bit of money and at some point I intend to put together a 'how to' product on it.

    One thing I would advice is that you get rid of poor quality plr. Cheap plr is all over the net but they are often poorly written and in poor English and just plain hard work to rewrite as you end up spending time trying to find out exactly what the writer had in mind. That's a time waster!

    For now and in answer to your question I can say there are some resources on re writing plr by Warrior Peggy (Google something like how to rewrite plr) and another by John Schwartz (I don't know if he still sells his).

    You can PM them or me if you need more help.

    I hope this helps.


    Cheerio!

    Will D
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7776948].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    If you have poor quality plr, trash it.

    With the good stuff, sort through each ebook's table of contents and see where you can mix chapters together from a variety of similar ebooks and create a new ebook out of it.

    Then change the cover, Title, chapter titles...

    You now have a new ebook. If you want to take it further, then add some original content in there or rewrite the existing content.

    If you are thinking of using the content out of an ebook for web content (blog posts or whatever), and if you care about your status in Google search, don't use ebook content or plr articles for that.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7776991].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    These are some of the uses I listed for PLR articles in a promo I did a few years back:

    Oh, for the record I'm not a fan of spinning at all but many of my customers were. So it goes... :rolleyes:

    What can you do with PLR Articles?

    Turn Articles into Special Reports
    Turn Articles into eCourses
    Turn Articles into eBooks
    Turn Articles into Autoresponder Series Messages
    Turn Articles into Web Content
    Spin Articles and Promote Your Products
    Spin Articles and Submit To Gain Backlinks for Your Site
    Start an Article Submission Service Offering PLR Content
    Start An Article Spinning Service and Offer The PLR Content
    Use eBooks and Special Reports as Opt-In List Building Giveaways
    Use eBooks and Special Reports as Bonus Items for Your Offers
    Re-Write eBooks, Special Reports, and eCourses and Re-Market Them
    Use Website Templates to Create Your Own Sites
    Create Niche "Buyers Guides" Using PLR ContentUse PLR Content To Create Viral Reports Promoting Your Affiliate Links
    Modify and use Sales Letters to Promote Your Own Products
    Sell eBooks, Software and Special Reports as they are.
    Bundle Various Products and Sell, them or Use for Opt-In Offers
    Read Some of This Excellent Material and Put It To Use For Your Business
    Modify Websites, Sales Letters and Product and Promote to Various Niches
    Create Newsletters from eBooks, Articles, and Sales Letters
    Use The Content As Scripts To Produce Unique Audio Recordings and Videos
    Use PLR Content For Webinars, Podcasts and Teleconference Calls
    Use PLR Content To Create Marketing and Sales Material for Offline Marketing
    Compile PLR Content Into Special "Tips" ReportsTranslate PLR Content into Other Languages and Break Into New Markets
    Use PLR Content For FAQ Pages
    Create Banner Ads From PLR Sales Letter Content
    Revise PLR Content and Use As 'Before and After' Copy To Pursue Editing Gigs
    Use PLR Content To Brainstorm New Product Ideas
    Use PLR Content in Posting To Niche Forums
    Create "Top 10" Lists For Your Niche Using PLR Content
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7777044].message }}
  • Starting off with high quality is an absolute necessity. Otherwise it is far more work that its worth. A little over three years ago, I paid $50 for a quality PLR ebook from a member here on Warrior Forum. I reworded a few things so that it would pass on Amazon...and I have made $500 to $600 per month for over three years without doing a single thing more to it.

    I like PLR if its good quality. To make it good, think of it as an outline...and consider your job as filling in the blanks. This ends up giving you a quicker and easier way to create your own unique product.

    When I end up with crap PLR, I immediately cut my losses and move on. If not, you'll be spinning your wheels.

    I don't know of any courses that teach how to rewrite PLR. Again, use the PLR as an outline, do some research on the main points and fill it in.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7778849].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by himanuzo View Post

      PLR = private label rights. Why do you want to rewrite PLR ebooks? If you buy PLR ebooks, so you have right to promote PLR ebooks under your name. So why this called as PLR.
      Because (with a few notable exceptions), I'd be embarrassed to have my name associated with the PLR I've accumulated. 95% of what I have ranges from totally bland to outright garbage. I keep some of it to serve as bad examples. Of the remaining 5%, maybe 1-2% is usable as-is. The rest can be reasonably edited.

      Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

      That being said, the first thing I would recommend to you is to toss the badly written PLR straight into the recycle bin. There's far too much good stuff out there to try to rescue crap. Toss it and keep note of who you buy from in the future so you'll know who the good producers are.
      Amen to that! You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7780279].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
    In most cases you should rewrite PLR or have someone else rewrite PLR. Now, if you are using it for product creation, you do not always have to re-write it. For example, in an ebook using PLR as is might be fine. However, to post on your website, it is not unique.
    Signature

    The Gurus Have Lied To You: Learn Internet Marketing For FREE. Don't Spend Another Penny Before You Read My FREE REPORT. Go here: http://internetmarketingdude.xyz

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7780774].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    The only value I've gained from PLR is topic ideas for articles. With respect to the actual articles, I've never found any PLR that is worth using. In my early days I downloaded tons of the stuff (banging my head against the computer in disappointment struggling to maintain hope for finding something usable). After all that the only value I found was having a list of topic ideas for new articles.
    Signature
    How I hit $10,000+ per month very fast w/ 1 niche blog - Click Here to learn more (no opt-in).
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7780847].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
      Originally Posted by jgant View Post

      The only value I've gained from PLR is topic ideas for articles. With respect to the actual articles, I've never found any PLR that is worth using. In my early days I downloaded tons of the stuff (banging my head against the computer in disappointment struggling to maintain hope for finding something usable). After all that the only value I found was having a list of topic ideas for new articles.
      Wow, I wonder where you bought your PLR from? Perhaps that has a part to play in the issue.
      Signature

      The Gurus Have Lied To You: Learn Internet Marketing For FREE. Don't Spend Another Penny Before You Read My FREE REPORT. Go here: http://internetmarketingdude.xyz

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7780909].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author wordsuwant
    I too have about 50 PLR e-books sitting on my computer and they are all in the IM niche about making money online and different things. I was thinking of taking a few ideas from each one and creating a few new e-books to sell. Would that be something that could be done? Make it all my own words and rather than rehashing come up with new ideas and use the books as an outline?
    Signature

    Your go-to writer when you need quality articles, blogs, and more!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7780919].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Vallank2
      I think that is a great idea but I am a big fan of out-sourcing the work to qualified writers who can take the PLR or several of them for that matter, then combine them into a new PLR for a given topic?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7781031].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author actnews
    You may chose the best ones or the plr that have valuable content and outsource the work in odesk or elance to rewrite them.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7781263].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jenki1
    If you have the time and experience to re-write them yourself then fantastic.
    If you don't then just outsource it for a re-write. You have to be very careful though as there are lots of so called writers out there that are rubbish. You really need to quality control what ever is given back to you after a re-write.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7781431].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author richard876
    Very good suggest in this thread. Thanks you guys
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7989897].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    PLR products can be an extremely valuable resource in making your own products if you know how to think outside the box in the way you present it.

    Don't just take a PLR product, slap your name on it and call it a day.

    Instead, make a course, videos, reports, and do some re-editing to the PLR to put your own twist on it. The sky is basically the limit.

    My next WSO has quite alot of PLR in it, but I've literally modified so much of it that it's probably going to blow away my previous WSO in terms of originality and value. It's just taking so long since I have to manually rewrite and add my own things, but the end result will definitely be worth it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7989930].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    For me personally, I will like to read through the PLR material and add in my own points. I will also correct or update the content if necessary so that the reader will get more value out of the ebook.

    I like to use PLR content to give me ideas on the main layout of the content. This is definitely better than just writing the whole ebook from scratch
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7989979].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author markgaperl
    If you don't want to sell PLR as it is, then using it is a great starting point for creating your own content. There are so many ways you can use it. The research is done and the content is there. Take that, add you thoughts/experiences, enhance it (or make it relevant to current rules) and you could end up with a nice profit sucking WSO!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9383529].message }}

Trending Topics