Do people really make a lot of money selling PLR products as their own?

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Hey guys, I've seen some complete courses on here for sale with PLR rights. They come with everything; graphics,sales pages and squeeze funnels. I've done searches online for the salespages for these courses and a few people ARE indeed selling these without editing of the salespages or graphic covers. Of course, nothing wrong with that.

For those of you who do this are you having success making sales? I might try it just to see how I do. But of course, only selling quality content. What do you guys to increase success. Do you re-write the salespage, etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    I honestly dont see people making any real money with PLR. Not saying that they dont but just that I dont see it being a real money maker. In my experience a LOT (though perhaps not all) PLR is really badly written, its just as likely to make you look bad as it is to make you some cash. Of course as I said this is just my experience others may have a different one.
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    • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      I honestly dont see people making any real money with PLR. Not saying that they dont but just that I dont see it being a real money maker. In my experience a LOT (though perhaps not all) PLR is really badly written, its just as likely to make you look bad as it is to make you some cash. Of course as I said this is just my experience others may have a different one.
      Well, most people who DO make money with PLR are not going to jump up and down and say - HEY I'm Making Money with my business model. I make money with PLR and I know others that do too. Not ALL PLR is bad or badly written. IF that is your experience, you are not getting your PLR from the right people. Why wouldn't you use PLR? It's already done for you - add your twist and you have content, a product to sell or both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Yes, I have made money selling products that were PLR, but I usually
    edited the product, renaming it, getting new graphics, etc.

    I wouldn't use most PLR out of the box.

    As has already been pointed out, a LOT of PLR is very poor quality,
    almost as if the product creator made it just to sell the PLR, but
    also counted on most buyers never using it... which is generally
    the case.

    I've even seen big ticket products do high six-figures in sales, where
    the product started out as PLR. That's probably rare of course, but
    it can be done.

    I think of PLR as someone having already done the research and
    rough draft for me. If you are going to put your name on that
    rough draft, you certainly should polish it, and check it for
    quality/accuracy first.

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    • Profile picture of the author darias
      I've sold (still do) Plr products. However, I've always done some heavy editing to make it my own. I just use the Plr product as foundation and build around it.
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    • Profile picture of the author John_Edwards
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      Yes, I have made money selling products that were PLR, but I usually
      edited the product, renaming it, getting new graphics, etc.

      I wouldn't use most PLR out of the box.

      As has already been pointed out, a LOT of PLR is very poor quality,
      almost as if the product creator made it just to sell the PLR, but
      also counted on most buyers never using it... which is generally
      the case.

      I've even seen big ticket products do high six-figures in sales, where
      the product started out as PLR. That's probably rare of course, but
      it can be done.

      I think of PLR as someone having already done the research and
      rough draft for me. If you are going to put your name on that
      rough draft, you certainly should polish it, and check it for
      quality/accuracy first.

      Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author RazeenaM
      Hi

      I have not yet tried PLR products so I appreciate the feedback from all of you.
      Thanks for the valuable info.

      Razeena
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Do people really make a lot of money selling PLR products as their own?
    Yes, but that highlighted term is questionable.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I have used plr since the late 90's and yes you can still make money on it.
    A few ways to do it. Create your own plr and sell it.
    Buy a plr and use it for your own product. I always look for
    You can change it
    You can put your name on it
    you can give it away
    You can step on it ect. ect. ect.

    I make sure I have complete rights then you have to change it to make it original content and trust me it's not easy if a huge plr.

    But yes money is still to be made for plr and I have three memberships to plr sites when I need new content quick.
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    • Profile picture of the author commerce cat
      I think it's easier to just make your own stuff.

      However, where I think PLR could be useful is in adding bonus materials to bulk up your offering. Just make sure they are high quality or else they may do more harm than good.
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      • Profile picture of the author JennySweets
        Originally Posted by commerce cat View Post

        I think it's easier to just make your own stuff.

        However, where I think PLR could be useful is in adding bonus materials to bulk up your offering. Just make sure they are high quality or else they may do more harm than good.
        I don't know if that's true for everyone, but it's the same for me. I tried reworking PLR and it was just time consuming. I had better results just starting from scratch.

        I think there are people who can make great PLR, and people who can make great things with PLR. I am in the first bracket. My target customer is in the second hehehe.

        (then again there are people who only make crappy plr, and people who think they can make great things with it - I haven't a clue how that would be done without doing a lot of work that would have been done without the plr anyway..)
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I love plr... I have used it on nearly all of my affiliate sites in one form or another. ..

    I do also sell plr ib its "rough draft" statw and that also makes money.

    I use plr as a research article and combined with dragon naturally speaking I am a content creating king :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author lowelly
    I don't even like the idea of PLR. If you're going to promote something, why don't you at least rewrite it to pass Copyscape (sales letter included) or come up with your own product? There are a lot of freelance writers out there who can do it for you and at very affordable prices.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    The people making money off PLR already have an audience to sell it to.

    A great, non-IM, example is white label vitamins for sale in pharmacies, doctors offices etc. They already have targeted traffic and just need to stick their name on it and they'll make sales.

    But if you don't have that ready supply of customers you're unlikely to make much from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millefiore
    PLR is good to be used as a based or a rough draft to get you started. While there are people who are selling it right off the box, it's always better to edit as you'd want your product to be unique.

    For more sales, adding more valuable bonuses and having a list (or build one) can be helpful.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      For those saying one should use PLR as a rough draft, outline, done for you research, etc., I would strongly advise you to include time for extensive fact checking. Based on what I've accumulated, many PLR producers wouldn't know a fact if it bit them on the arse.

      Another thing, what's the obsession with "passing Copyscape"???

      It's just a mechanical comparison bot with no concept of whether or not something is remotely readable. And offering a "% unique" number is like a "% pregnant" number - it's either 0 or 100.

      Which leads back to the original question.

      Yes, people do make money selling unchanged PLR. Whether that's a "lot" of money depends on your definition. Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        For those saying one should use PLR as a rough draft, outline, done for you research, etc., I would strongly advise you to include time for extensive fact checking. Based on what I've accumulated, many PLR producers wouldn't know a fact if it bit them on the arse.

        Another thing, what's the obsession with "passing Copyscape"???

        It's just a mechanical comparison bot with no concept of whether or not something is remotely readable. And offering a "% unique" number is like a "% pregnant" number - it's either 0 or 100.

        Which leads back to the original question.

        Yes, people do make money selling unchanged PLR. Whether that's a "lot" of money depends on your definition. Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.
        Thank you John!

        As I was reading through the posts in this thread, I was thinking, "Oh my gosh! Doesn't anyone verify information from PLR? "

        It was very refreshing to read your post and not at all surprising that it was you that brought this vital aspect in using PLR to light.

        Personally for me, the only dealings I have had with PLR is writing it for clients and re-writing some PLR for clients. I also recommend to beginners in the writing field to re-write some for their online portfolios showing both the before and after pieces to showcase their writing skills.

        As for CopyScape passed, don't even get me going off on that, lol!

        Terra
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Let's throw another stone in the soup, shall we?

      Along with PLR packages, you also find offers for packages with resell rights and master resell rights. These aren't as common as they used to be, but they can be found (or negotiated).

      Resell rights packages are just what they sound like. You are buying a license to use the material in the package as-is, set it up on your own payment processor, and keep all profits.

      Master resell rights packages include resell rights, plus a license to sell resell rights to others. Some even include a license to sell master resell rights to others.

      This may sound like a wonderful thing, but it isn't. These tend to be the crap packages that are flawed, outdated or both. They are often sold to marketers who believe in the race to the bottom, and that offering a $99 for $0.99 is smart business. Or they decide that simply giving the package away is the best course of action.

      The result is saturation at best and ruin for your business and reputation at worst.

      Even PLR is a better alternative, as long as you put in the effort to get the facts right and fill in the holes, along with generally improving the writing (trust me, this is not a high bar ).

      That's not to say you can't do very well offering resell rights products. You just have to be very choosy about what you select, and avoid the $7 business-in-a-box garbage. Adding a few carefully chosen resell rights products to your own product line can be very profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vector Graphics
    I have sold PLR info products out of the box and PLR info products with a new ecover and salespage. PLR can make you a lot of money if it is quality and your readers are the right audience. Not too long ago I bought a guitar PLR course from here for less than $50 and made over $700 with a few simple status updates to my guitar fanpage promoting the PLR product.
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  • Profile picture of the author rickdlewis
    This has been a great thread for me as I have been messing around with PLR for about 2 months. Thanks to those that have offered good advice and info.

    I have several products that I have gotten but have yet to get much going with any of them.

    That's not all the products faults as its more about me learning the process of what to do with it now that I got it. Not alot of instructions or help with those products.

    I have recently run across several PLR sites that are claiming to offer training and coaching with their products. Those seem a little more promising for the new people like myself but I am not so sure they are not just using the training as a way to get you to join their monthly membership site then you are still left to figure things out on your own.

    So far, I haven't really seen how people are making 'alot' of money with PLR products.
    The one new product I purchased has sold thousands of copies in a short period of time so the market surely got saturated quickly. All I have gotten from that is hit with emails to buy more products or join the membership site.

    Someone mentioned not buying the $7 business in a box products, I would recommend the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetMan
    Uh, well the quick answer is YES of course!

    The best way to go however is by repackaging, make a few customization that will make them more unique and of your own, like changing the name, the graphics, create some videos with some part of the content, adding bonuses, creating a membership site etc.

    There are as many ways as you can imagine

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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    I've always been curious about this.

    Why do you buy PLR?

    Because you have en existing site you want new content for?

    OR

    You want to get involved in new niches that you don't know much about and don't have time to research so you're just buying all the research and content straight up?

    Curious...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by RockingLastsForever View Post

      Why do you buy PLR?

      Because you have en existing site you want new content for?

      OR

      You want to get involved in new niches that you don't know much about and don't have time to research so you're just buying all the research and content straight up?
      OR

      You have no real skills of your own and want to get your hands on something from which you imagine you can make a quick profit without adding any real value at all? (Not meaning "you" specifically, I hasten to clarify, referring to anyone who posted here ... but there really are some people who think that way. )
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  • Profile picture of the author katequinn1983
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    I do not like PLR at all. You should find freelancers who can do this job for you. And, the best thing is that they ask for reasonable prices.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Option 3 could actually be the right one in most cases.
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      I have made money with PLR Products. I use PLR Products as A Bonus To Market other products/services.
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      • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
        I rarely use PLR as is. If it's PLR articles, I rewrite them as uniquely as possible using different techniques, if it's PLR ebooks/reports, I change the title, graphics, and most of the content.

        Most people hate rewriting PLR as they see it being too time consuming. I felt the same way too... until I realized that rewriting content as easily and quickly as possible comes down to simple paraphrasing.

        In other words, you read and comprehend a paragraph, and then pretend you are explaining to someone what you've just read in your own written words.

        That being said, the PLR you purchase for rewriting has to be of pretty good quality. If it's crappy PLR, you WILL have a difficult time rewriting it. If you get quality PLR (there are many good PLR providers here on the WF by the way), then in combination with paraphrasing, you'll find it much easier to rewrite.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    I have only used PLR as it sits for free giveaways, but don't expect too much. You need to change it up, repackage, you name it, go the extra mile. Then, you can make money with it. I belong to an amazing content club that trains you on this subject and have learned the right way to do it. Don't just guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Fridrihs
    I use PLRs as some source of income or as a free gift, but it's never made me a lot of money. You need to change something and add your "taste" before selling it. But do not expect a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author RuthStewart
    I sell PLR, and I would advise anyone to add their own flavor to what they are offering their readers, even if they just change the title, add subtitles and add images or videos.

    If you have a blog and you want to attract readers that are going to engage with you and become your customers, then they have to build trust. To do that you need to use your own style.

    People are smart, they know when they are being fobbed off - and that is why you need to put your own stamp on things. But I do think PLR is a great way to get a start on writing especially if you are stuck and you need to get something up on your blog quickly.

    Best wishes,

    Ruth
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    quality content is what you need :-)

    Plain and simple and not only that information on how to use plr effectively has always gone down well with my readers...

    If you help them use plr to their advantage they will come back and spend more money with you and so you make more :-)

    No short cuts in this game... you need to play it long :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author ajwilliams
      The real answer to the original question "Do people really make a lot of money selling PLR Products?" is Duh!! Absolutely! Just look at the tons of products that offer plr on this forum or on other affiliate platforms like jvzoo and others.

      Ask Liz Tomey if she makes a lot of money selling plr. There are a lot of heavy hitters out there making a living selling plr and coaching on how to make money selling plr and mrr and everything that goes with it.

      Many of the so called gurus got their start on plr etc. Sure, now that they have the dough, they hire others to create products. But don't sell plr short. It can be one of the best list building tools you can use and the list is the money making part of it all.

      That's just my 2 cents which is all I have anyway.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    I make money with it every day. lol. But it's not my main source of income and not a lot of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    PLR serves its purpose.

    It can be the entry point for a funnel, and can also supplement an existing package as a bonus.

    PLR can also be given away as a bonus for people who buy through your affiliate link.

    Creativity trumps all.

    :]

    Just one guy's opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Yes people make money with PLR products, I know many of them who do. The key to PLR marketing is finding something that converts, and provides a solution to the customer. I see people all the time selling the same PLR product. Some work better than others. At the end of the day, what you must realize is the PLR product you are using is worthy enough to want to share with other people. If it can help people and solve problems, their is no shortage on money that can be made promoting PLR products. Remember customers buy through who they trust , and what you have to offer and if it truly helps them they will more likely buy. Keep your interests in the customers. Make sure it is not some garbage product you are selling.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Mdorey
    Great Question! Well, first I think we need to establish that PLR, RR, MRR are 3 different things entirely. Some people use these 3 things synonymously! Let me clarify the difference for those who don't know...

    (Basic) Resale Rights- The right that enables a product buyer (Mr. A) to in turn sell the product to (Mr. B), but unlike Master Resale Rights, (Mr. B) cannot under any circumstances resell the product.

    (MRR) Master Resale Rights-The rights sold to an individual (Mr. A) that enables him/her (Mr. A) to in turn sell the product to someone else (Mr. B) who could in turn resell to (Mr. C) and on and on like that. However, the rights that Mr. B and Mr. C choose to sell can differ from the rights that they were given. They could choose to sell either master resell rights, or they could instead opt to only sell basic resell rights.

    (PLR) Private Label Rights- The right that gives a product buyer the permission to modify and use the product however he pleases. He could put his own name on the product as the author and sell or give it away free. He could sell basic resell rights or even sell master resell rights. He could also opt to use the article on his own website, or include it as part of a book that he was creating etc.

    So, now that we are all clear about the differences, back to your question...
    Personally, I think that PLR is the best or "Grand Daddy" of the 3.
    You can edit everything about the product! Including the Authors name...If you don't like how the product is represented or how the sales copy is written, you can change it to your liking...You basically have Full Control!
    So, by all means if your going to promote a product make sure you have the full PLR and there is no way that you won't make money! As long as you have a good Advertising campain and Traffic...(That's another subject all together)

    Remember, if you just have basic "Resale Rights" the vendor is only "Allowing" you to sell "Their" product. Nothing else! That's it!... Where's the money in that?

    Hope this answer helped. Sorry it was so long winded...lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Yep!.. I was selling PLR packages on JVzoo (15-20 PLR products/software for one low price) and did very well.. Instead of rewriting the products, I sold them "as PLR products".. In my sales letter they are getting 15 PLR products to do what ever they want with and I made a killing.. I have bigger projects now but sometimes I still think about how simple that was.. and it was not that long ago (6 months).. I still think it's doable if you do it that way (as a huge package).. not to mention I was building a "buyers list" at the same time selling them even more PLR products.. also the products were good quality..
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    • Profile picture of the author john01a
      Originally Posted by Mdorey View Post

      ...(PLR) Private Label Rights- The right that gives a product buyer the permission to modify and use the product however he pleases. He could put his own name on the product as the author and sell or give it away free. He could sell basic resell rights or even sell master resell rights. He could also opt to use the article on his own website, or include it as part of a book that he was creating etc...
      Although PLR content allows the holder of the Private Label Rights license the ability to edit and change the content, as well as the ability to profit from the content, what they can and can't do depends on the terms of the license.

      You actually can use a PLR product however you please... unless the PLR license says you can. PLR licenses vary, some being more restrictive than others. However, I find that certain restrictions are necessary or rather beneficial to the holders of the PLR content.

      As far as selling Resell Rights or Master Resell Rights to PLR content, a lot of the Non Transferable PLR content that I've seen, don't allow the holder of the PLR content to sell MRR/RR.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Never thought to use JVzoo to sell PLR...

    I use woocommerce on my plr site :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Originally Posted by Danny Cutts View Post

      Never thought to use JVzoo to sell PLR...

      I use woocommerce on my plr site :-)
      The thing is I made a huge package of high quality PLR products left untouched and the affiliates started promoting the products for me.. the only selling "I" was doing was to the buyers list... Here is a thread were I explained what I was doing.. Here
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  • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
    I'm sorry.. I thought the Op meant selling PLR products period.. But he said "as your own".. My bad.. I don't rewrite, I buy PLR products and sell to PLR buyers....
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  • Profile picture of the author simonpiemon
    Originally Posted by GeoMasters View Post

    For those of you who do this are you having success making sales? I might try it just to see how I do. But of course, only selling quality content. What do you guys to increase success. Do you re-write the salespage, etc?
    As long as the PLR is good quality, it's all down to your marketing skills to make it succeed.

    Many PLR packages include squeeze pages, and products to sell - so that's a whole sales funnel.

    "All" you need to do is drive TARGETED traffic at the squeeze page, set up good followup sequence and you should do just fine.

    It's a tried and tested method, as always the results are in taking action, and the implementation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Yes a lot plr packages come with non transferable rights but not many people buy plr to sell it on as PLR...

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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Noticing everybody that has PLR to sell is posting :-)

    lol I love this place :-)

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    • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
      Originally Posted by Danny Cutts View Post

      Noticing everybody that has PLR to sell is posting :-)

      lol I love this place :-)

      Danny
      Ha! I noticed that too. :-)

      It makes sense though - those in the best position to answer the OP's question are the ones in the PLR business.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    Obviously you can - I see some doing it. Personally I prefer using them as a value building addition to other digital products. Attaching them to ebooks, or using them as incentive for subscribing seems like the best option to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author francescolleen
    As a PLR buyer myself, I can see that totally unchanged and unedited PLR courses and packages that are launched end up on sites like Tradebit.com where different vendors sell the exact same thing at different price points -- too low, in fact, because they are trying to outdo each other by whoever can price the very same item the lowest. IMO this doesn't do justice to the vendor or the product, just the buyer. So if you don't want to compete for the lowest price like what everyone who don't bother to edit these PLR products are doing, like they said above, the best thing to do would be to revamp your product so that it stands out from the rest, has more value, and so that you will have good reason NOT to price your products lower just to get potential buyers to purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I use PLR on all of my niche sites. I don't use it on my IM blog simply because a lot of the people who visit my IM blog also follow a lot of the PLR sellers I follow so it's going to take extensive rewriting and repurposing for it to not be obvious.

    For my niche sites I buy PLR to create cheap products to build a buyer's list. For a weight loss blog you could find a good ebook or full package, edit it, and sell it for $7 and start building a list full of people willing to spend money.

    My rewriting process for stuff like this is pretty simply. Do fact checking on anything I don't know to be true already and add in some personal stories. You want to build trust and you do that by letting your audience get to know you. Make sure to get new graphics for the cover and sales page. You can rewrite the sales page or have a new one written.

    Now you just promote it on your blog. The real value here is you can build a list of people actually spending money to promote higher end offers.

    I have seen some high end PLR that can be used for upsells too. A while back I found a great fitness course that I sold to readers for $150. Normally I stick to stuff I can sell for $7-$37 and get my higher priced offers from ClickBank to promote as an affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author ekup
    You can use PLR stuff on other niches expect IM. I usually rebrand PLR and give it away to build my list.
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    • Profile picture of the author timeworks
      Yes, people can make money off selling PLR and other resell rights products. We do at our store at PLRProducts.com.

      You can make money by reselling products through a store or blog or using the product itself and reselling it from a sales page.

      The key to selling a plr or resell rights product by itself is that you need to make some changes to it so it is not the same in case other people are selling the same product. Simple things like changing portions of the sales page, changing the graphic header ($5 on Fiver), possibly the name of the product, etc. Small changes to make the product seem like it is different from the ones already being sold on the net.
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      • Profile picture of the author rob34
        Originally Posted by timeworks View Post

        Yes, people can make money off selling PLR and other resell rights products. We do at our store at PLRProducts.com.

        You can make money by reselling products through a store or blog or using the product itself and reselling it from a sales page.

        The key to selling a plr or resell rights product by itself is that you need to make some changes to it so it is not the same in case other people are selling the same product. Simple things like changing portions of the sales page, changing the graphic header ($5 on Fiver), possibly the name of the product, etc. Small changes to make the product seem like it is different from the ones already being sold on the net.
        So I am able to sell my new eBook on your site? I am not seeing how?
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  • Profile picture of the author sdliverpool
    PLRs are great if you want get up and running asap and don't have time to create your own product.

    Your next steps should be...
    1. Do research on popular products
    2. Look for a PLR
    3. Rebrand PLR with new name and cover
    4. Review content within PLR (I usually use the original content as a base and put my own spin and try to add quality)
    5. Write your own sales or at least use a base and add your own spin
    6. Create your own squeeze paqe this is essential
    7. Drive traffic to squeeze page
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    • Profile picture of the author Stefan Vee
      I bought some great PLR in the past (thank you Al) ...
      ... but perceived value is everything.
      Don't try to sell something for $40 that's already for sale elsewhere for $10.
      That's why you need to change the identity of the product.
      Change the e-cover and the title.
      Nothing more.
      That's it!
      All the rest is marketing.
      When done right, I guarantee you equal success, as if it was a product that you created from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    PLR is just already existing information. It all depends on how you market it and package it. It is just information you have the rights to. Package it , and market it to the correct niche, in the correct way and it will make money very easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author aunttee
    I have mixed feelings about PLR. Maybe I expect too much. I started writing for online use (PLR or articles for specific websites) around 2003 I think. When I wrote packages, I did tons of research and delivered a well-edited product. I veered off from that before getting my own PLR business off the ground... note to self.... think about revisiting the idea....

    Anyway now I mostly make money from a dozen or so websites, and I purchase PLR packages often. I am almost always disappointed at the quality. I do expect to rewrite it, but for pete's sake couldn't something be right? The grammar and spelling are poor without fail, and most of the time I could cobble together a much better cover/graphics package myself.

    This could be my own fault. Maybe you 'get what you pay for'. My advice would be to read a sample or some previous writing or whatever you can get from the seller so that you are not disappointed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
      Originally Posted by aunttee View Post

      I have mixed feelings about PLR. Maybe I expect too much. I started writing for online use (PLR or articles for specific websites) around 2003 I think. When I wrote packages, I did tons of research and delivered a well-edited product. I veered off from that before getting my own PLR business off the ground... note to self.... think about revisiting the idea....

      Anyway now I mostly make money from a dozen or so websites, and I purchase PLR packages often. I am almost always disappointed at the quality. I do expect to rewrite it, but for pete's sake couldn't something be right? The grammar and spelling are poor without fail, and most of the time I could cobble together a much better cover/graphics package myself.

      This could be my own fault. Maybe you 'get what you pay for'. My advice would be to read a sample or some previous writing or whatever you can get from the seller so that you are not disappointed.
      Graphics are always going to be a bit pants... but then if they would be good they would get used to death... like above you need to make it stand out and be different :-)

      Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Swift
    Hi all,

    I think PLR is great for providing the basis of a product in terms of the BASIC structure and content... But I would ALWAYS look through all the content to re-write and edit it all. You may even find that there are things that you can add or change in the structure too!

    PLR is just a good way for people to get started in making their own products as with editing and adding their own slant on the PLR product, they don't have to start with a totally blank slate.

    Never in a month of Sundays would I just re-sell PLR though!

    Christian
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    You can also make good money from Plr if you add your own spin to it, if you're just selling it as is you'll never make good money.

    I wouldn't even recommend giving away plr on a squeeze page without editing it. You can but you won't be providing too much value to your subscriber.

    Anywyas, i believe the only people making good money from Plr are the one's who actually create it and sell it as packages.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsapien
    We still earn from PLR products. Just be sure you follow the guidelines or restrictions of each product, make it your own and then market it well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    To be honest I really dont push my online store too much these days, it makes good money but I have other online ventures that swallow more time but are potentially retirement funds in the long term.

    A few posters have said you cant make good money just simply selling PLR as is.... well I sell a lot more "as is" plr than anything else... But then I do have over 600 products listed on my site... so that increases my chances I suppose...

    Either way if you work hard at something it will pay off in the end :-)

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author sparkyboy
    Where can i get quality PLR ?
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  • Profile picture of the author misshang
    I don't know if you can make lots of money selling plr, or by rebranding them, but one of the famous plr marketers, Liz Tomey, has closed down all her sites and products without informing anyone. I guess this kind of answering the question. you might make money selling it, or selling plr rights to people, but I don't think it will be sufficient for a decent living....or, we all know how much a domain and hosting cost, why should she close down on all her sites (with paid members and list) to save like 20 per year?
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
      Originally Posted by misshang View Post

      I don't know if you can make lots of money selling plr, or by rebranding them, but one of the famous plr marketers, Liz Tomey, has closed down all her sites and products without informing anyone. I guess this kind of answering the question. you might make money selling it, or selling plr rights to people, but I don't think it will be sufficient for a decent living....or, we all know how much a domain and hosting cost, why should she close down on all her sites (with paid members and list) to save like 20 per year?
      I could live on my income from it quite comfortably....
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  • PLR products are a good way to entice people into signing up to your email newsletter and get people to buy high valued products. You can also make money by selling the products but you need to check on a few things such as

    What can be changed?

    Do you have the rights to change the name of the product, the website, and the product itself.

    What selling rights do you have?

    Do you have rights to sell the private label rights or the master resale rights or can you only sell the personal use rights.

    The price you can charge?

    Can you give the PLR Product away or do you have to sell it and are you limited to how much you can charge for the sale of the PLR product

    Overall yes you can make money with PLR products but it depends on how you market your PLR products online and whether you can add more value to the PLR products your selling.

    PLR Products can also be a good research tool to use to either create your very own product or to market your website/product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Steptoe
    You can make a TON if you sell your own PLR that you've made. Well-written quality PLR is something will always be necessary. Content is now and will always be needed. A large amount of the top launches on JVZoo are PLR launches. It goes back to the stop buying and start selling basic, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author NobleSavage
    I wouldn't pay a penny for PLRs. They are all over the torrent sites. Not that I would steel them (They are complete shit and I'd never use them) but I guarantee 100s will download them and use them and probably try and turn around and sell them. I'd rather use high quality text or bot spun shit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Zones
    if it is a good quality plr, then customizing it will take a little bit of work. but it will fetch good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaMolly
    PLR is basically for rebranding. You cannot sell it as is and make money because it is so saturated from all of the same products out there being sold.


    You need to rebrand the entire product, maybe even rewrite it, and then sell it as your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author hhiguy
      I find a good book or report with PLR rights and break it up to create an email mini course, which I use for list building purposes. You can get 10 -20 emails out of the book, and intersperse it with offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetContentNow
    Hello, I just joined because I did a Google search and this thread showed up. I'm pondering how to purpose my PLR site so it doesn't come off as "cheesy." For instance, I just spent the past 24 hours checking the uniqueness level of some of the articles I want to sell.

    My idea is this:

    I was thinking of offering it to buyers as "raw materials" for building something of their own (for the ones I have the rights to).

    Then, I was going to charge extra -- either a per article fee or per hour fee -- to buyers who may want extensive editing and research.

    In some cases, I do agree it's easier as a writer to start off from scratch. However, sometimes the PLR articles can give you an idea to work with.

    I probably will warn all my future buyers that what I'm selling is "as is" and they have to do the research if they want to edit these on their own.

    I luckily found some PLR articles as high as 100% unique by the way. I might edit some of them and market them as premium articles but tell buyers I have no control over whether or not someone else might sell the same item.

    Julie
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  • Profile picture of the author saulmaraney
    I have had a lot of success using plr. Just make sure you purchase high quality from a vendor you trust. then change it
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    They only way I've ever made money with PLR is by re-purposing it - taking a PLR e-book and turning it into a video series, for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    About 40% of the people buying plr material these days are non-English speaking people who want to start making money online and have seen correctly that the bulk of purchases being made are from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia...

    A person from a non-English speaking country doesn't need to learn English or move to America to make money. They can buy plr and get going with something right away online. So plr provides opportunity for many they would not have otherwise.

    Selling plr as-is with no modification can make some money - our stores make $500 to $1500 a month each. Is that a lot of money to an American? No. Is it a lot of money to a guy or gal from certain parts of the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc..? YES.
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  • I'm also starting a business selling PLR but I'm writing my own stuff. I think it's important to build your reputation as an excellent writer. I've rarely been impressed with PLR that I've bought in the past. Judging by what people are saying, quality is key, so my goal is to blow my customers away with my products. I don't ever plan on selling PLR that I've bought.
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  • Profile picture of the author ddev
    If you can change them a little, they can help in many ways:

    - Bonuses for your own products / affiliate products.
    - Product Upsells

    etc etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Mozie
    Yes, you can make money with PLR products and in many different ways.

    Many marketers out there purchase plr products, slightly edit it with their own in-sights, rebrand the graphics, put their name on it and bundle it with multiple other related products and then sell it as a package.

    I personal use edited PLR products to build my list, by offering them as a lead magnet and building my list.

    I do also agree that not all PLR content is equal in quality, some are really bad, but some can be worth every penny.

    A few examples of what you can do to make money with PLR:
    Purchase a few Ebooks with PLR, rename and rebrand them, bundle them to sell at a higher price then sell them on your favorite marketplace like JVZoo, Clickbank, Fiverr, Ebay, Tradebit. Since there is exactly interested traffic there, if your product and sales copy is good, you will make some sales. You just have to make your offers value for money and have cool bonuses

    Purchase PLR videos courses, do the re-branding process and then setup a membership training site to help others learn in your chosen niche.

    Start promoting high converting affiliate products as they launch, then use PLR products as bonuses to make customers buy through your affiliate links.

    There's MANY other ways, but those are my favorites

    Good-luck with your money making en-devours.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicoli
    I got involved with PLR for about 8 months. I only made approx 12K from reselling PLR and found it very difficult as most of the products are simply rehashed and to make yours any different, you have to rehash them too. Overall a waste of time IMHO.

    Creating PLR products however, is a good way to make something once and sell it hundreds of times.

    Just my 2c
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  • Profile picture of the author rob34
    I've just completed my latest ebook: Nootropics for Newbies - but I'm at a loss where to sell it as a package as have additional ebook covers/banners etc. Finding places with a big PLR is my issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
    I do earn money by selling PLR I have lots of affiliates that promoting these "my products" and pay them up to 100% commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author morning83
    Originally Posted by GeoMasters View Post

    Hey guys, I've seen some complete courses on here for sale with PLR rights. They come with everything; graphics,sales pages and squeeze funnels. I've done searches online for the salespages for these courses and a few people ARE indeed selling these without editing of the salespages or graphic covers. Of course, nothing wrong with that.

    For those of you who do this are you having success making sales? I might try it just to see how I do. But of course, only selling quality content. What do you guys to increase success. Do you re-write the salespage, etc?
    Does seem to work from my point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonipat
    I've been asked a number of times by readers, if selling PLR (Private Label Rights) products actually works. In other words, because so many other people have access to the exact same product can you still generate income and sales from it?

    The answer is... Yes! In fact, just this morning I had more sales come in for my private label products than my own products (collectively). Not bad for products I didn't even have to create.

    Note: Overall I do sell more of my own products, but I still do well selling PLR.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Gorbachev
    I've sold (still do) PLR products.

    However, I've always done some editing to make it my own. I just use the Plr as foundation and build around it.
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