What do you want from PLR?

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I am putting a PLR store together at the moment, catering to a specific niche. So far I have benefited from the advice of some very helpful PLR writers and marketers.

I want to ask though, if you were in the market for PLR from someone in your niche - what would make it "added value" for you?

I am no good with graphics but good with research and writing.

My thoughts so far are to add:

Keyword research results
Semantic keyword breakdown (SEO stuff that shows relevancy to various keywords and phrases)
Suggested headlines for social media sharing
A list of blogs in the niche that allow commenting
Suggested affiliate offers that tie in with the PLR

and to create the article packs in groups of relevant content ideas that allow someone use them as a series or autoresponder.

Any other ideas would be great!
#articles #blogging #plr #plr site
  • Profile picture of the author twranks
    To some extent, I think it depends on the niche you are focusing on. However, one major thing to add to the list (in my opinion) would be:

    "Content that is free from errors and unique as possible"

    That would really increase interest from PLR buyers for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author john01a
    PLR content that focuses on both the written aspect and the visual/design aspect would get my attention. But, you can add value to the PLR content packs in other ways as well.

    Images
    Add related images. For example, If you're selling PLR recipes, then related food photos would be a valuable addition.

    Different Formats
    Alternative formats of the content could also be valuable. For example, an audio version and a video version. Or, If the main product is PLR Articles, then the same content, but as an auto-responder series or in a eBook/report form.

    Support Material
    Material that supports the main content. For example, infographics, charts, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, checklists etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      IMHO the only thing that matters is quality.

      Most PLR sucks.

      If you sell PLR only sell quality plr that you can actually read and doesn't sound like it was written by a 5th grader.

      And if you REALLY want to go big or go home make sure that it actually provides real value!

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      • Profile picture of the author TatiW3B
        Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

        IMHO the only thing that matters is quality.

        Most PLR sucks.

        If you sell PLR only sell quality plr that you can actually read and doesn't sound like it was written by a 5th grader.

        And if you REALLY want to go big or go home make sure that it actually provides real value!

        Patrick
        I agree, quality and value.

        And have the content be as original as possible. So much PLR is just regurgitated over and over in slightly different wording.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    Quality.

    Perfect English. I don't want to have to edit the material all day or I will just write it myself.

    Any PLR that hits on specifics, rather than gross generalizations, is always worth a second look. And there are PLR sellers who know this and deliver it, but it can be like trying to track down a needle in a haystack.

    I don't agree that most PLR is junk, but yes, there is plenty of garbage PLR out there. It's all a matter of what you plan on doing with it once you get it in your hands.

    For me, not having to edit the material is the biggest, because I am already on the look out for the absolute top quality stuff to begin with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Quality PLR is the key...

    and a wide choice of it as well...

    Specialising in one niche is good but I have had more success selling a varied selection of products...

    Also keep adding products... I have people checking back to see whats new and often I sell out of limited edition packages very quickly after going live :-)

    Good Luck

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    Thanks guys,
    so what I am seeing is really the same as I feel as a PLR buyer:
    I hate buying stuff that's outdated and badly written.
    Generalisations instead of actual facts.

    So, positive things would be:

    Good standard of writing and English - no problem. I will be writing it myself.
    Supporting documents - I planned to include keyword research, swipe files, checklists and action plans etc.
    Well researched - i.e. factual.

    I'm pretty tied into the one niche at the moment. But it has a number of sub niches, and I am involved in them so I can draw on personal experience and expertise. Being involved in the niche also means I will be aware of changes in it and have a good idea of what content marketers need (though it will still help to get feedback).

    Thanks for taking the time to give me feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiewriter
    I think the blog commenting report is all that would interest me personally in your value-add list.

    Of course, quality content is most important, but I wanted to answer my opinion on your potential value-adds.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    I have four PLR membership sites. The first one I started provides articles, keyword research and affiliate product recommendations. but our download records show that hardly any of our members bother to download the keywords or product files. The only thing they really want is the article pack.

    As a result the other three sites we have only give articles - to the highest quality we can achieve. Our members seem to be very happy with that.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    Thanks for asking. As mentioned above, I'd say quality content that is current and relevant. Perfect grammar and spelling is second nature. But I'd take it a step further.

    You mentioned you're a good writer and researcher. Problem with PLR is its often so generic that it doesn't represent any single writer's style. I'd ask for a sample (short) article from your prospective clients, then incorporate their writing style into the work you prepare for them. This will give your PLR a unique and fresh look, and give huge added value to your client as the content will look like it was written by them.

    If you could pull that off (and I believe you could) you'd have people lining up for your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    Besides highest quality writing, I would look for in depth (not just generic) articles on the subject matter. There are so many PLR articles now which cover just the basics of a niche. And, this is especially true since you are targeting email marketers, who need content for autoresponders.

    For instance, if the article series were about dog care, I would not just want articles on 'choosing a puppy' as that's been done before. More in depth topics such as the illnesses which older dogs can suffer and how to care for a sick geriatric dog would be more in line with what I'm looking for. Of course, that's just an example and only one niche. But you could easily apply that idea to any niche, not just dog care. My advice would be to dig deep and get into the heart of the niche, where most PLR writers avoid and you'll get more interested buyers.
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    • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
      As a PLR buyer myself I think you have really hit the nail on the head there and given me a good idea for moving forward.. Thanks!

      Originally Posted by Samuel Adams View Post

      Besides highest quality writing, I would look for in depth (not just generic) articles on the subject matter. There are so many PLR articles now which cover just the basics of a niche. And, this is especially true since you are targeting email marketers, who need content for autoresponders.

      For instance, if the article series were about dog care, I would not just want articles on 'choosing a puppy' as that's been done before. More in depth topics such as the illnesses which older dogs can suffer and how to care for a sick geriatric dog would be more in line with what I'm looking for. Of course, that's just an example and only one niche. But you could easily apply that idea to any niche, not just dog care. My advice would be to dig deep and get into the heart of the niche, where most PLR writers avoid and you'll get more interested buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    1. Quality offering with genuinely useful content
    2. Well written in clear, natural English
    3. No grammatical errors or typos

    Not much to ask, but almost nobody selling PLR manages it
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  • Profile picture of the author Woodsusa
    I think one of the things missing from a lot of PLR is a sense of personality. When I read a blog or website, if the content sounds like I'm reading an encyclopedia entry, it's a big turnoff. I write PLR, too, and I try to write stuff that I'd want to read. I guess you almost have to skip ahead, and put yourself in the reader's place, as well as the buyer's, if that makes any sense. Hope that helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche Blogger
      I wouldn't use any of the extras at all. The kind of PLR content I would like, but can never find, is articles of 1000+ words that have some real meat in them - actual research, statistics included etc. Most 500 words have so little real content that once they're rewritten it's difficult to even squeeze 500 words out of them.
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