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Not gonna lie, I really want to be active here. But it's a little intimidating. I'm not sure if it's the copious amounts of red ink clawing at my eyes or the insane amount of choices!

It's like orgasmic overkill for the ADD'er !

So. For the sake of "NOT derailing" and doing my best to acclimate into the waters here. I am posting here with a few questions in hopes of some gentle warriors to point me in the right direction.

1. Is there an intro thread? Or maybe this will do. :p

2. I am completely new to online marketing. I have been writing my whole life and recently was approached by someone who wanted to purchase an article from me. Of course, not knowing anything and being very hungry, I sold it.

This of course led me to the light bulb. --> (insert light bulb here)

Maybe I could make sum money! and off I've been picking up things here and there - much of which has been found here. and so I'm wondering if you might have any suggestions, advice etc. that might make this adventure a little less cumbersome?

I really would like to learn more and have so many simple question such as, what is the difference between PLR and unique content? Unique is my original work? PLR is after I spin it up? You might get the idea of my shade of clueless now .. if so, write me please!

That is all.

Because I have no idea what I'm doing.

*crosses fingers* hopes for the best.

Thank you!
  • Profile picture of the author craigslist
    You will learn a lot here just pick and choose
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Originally Posted by noracolleen View Post


    It's like orgasmic overkill for the ADD'er !
    You're going to fit in perfectly here...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by noracolleen View Post

    Is there an intro thread? Or maybe this will do. :p
    Nope, this will do. Welcome to the forum.

    I really would like to learn more and have so many simple question such as, what is the difference between PLR and unique content? Unique is my original work? PLR is after I spin it up? You might get the idea of my shade of clueless now .. if so, write me please!
    PLR is an acronym for Private Label Rights. It's content you can buy (or sell if you create it) that gives the buyer the right to publish as their own content. The rights can vary some with different sellers, but in most cases the buyer can edit the content and claim to be the author. The original writer gets no credit, his/her compensation is in the money earned from the sale of the PLR.

    Yes, your original work would be unique content. So might PLR be if it was rewritten enough to make it so. Unique content doesn't have to be something you create personally though. It could also be something you hire someone to create (ghostwrite) for you.

    You might get more responses to your query about unique content/PLR if you posted it in the main forum. This forum is where many of us go to relax and chat about "other than business" things. Important stuff, like what our favorite color for socks is.

    There are a lot of ways to earn money as a writer: ghostwriting, creating PLR, article marketing, creating and selling your own products (what I mostly do), and so forth.

    Take what you read with a grain of salt. Some of it will be good advice and some not so good. Some folks want to help and try to help, but will not be offering their suggestions from a very deep well of experience.

    Hope that helps. Good luck in your adventure.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    A little 'tweak' about PLR.
    Your unique content can PLR if you choose to
    sell it with a PLR license.
    You can also sell it with "Resell Rights" which gives the buyer the right to resell it AS IS.
    They cannot alter it or claim authorship.

    Of course, it would then lose it's unique status.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Houck
    First Welcome to the Warrior forum. Second you will find great information here, you just have to look. Mr. Gaskill and lcombs gave you some good information
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    The previous people have certainly given you great answers. It's easy to get overwhelmed because there is so much solid information here and sometimes it's buried beneath the cr*p. Take your time, ask the right questions and slowly you will get the answers you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Hi and welcome to the forum. I know it is difficult to pick one method, I am having the same problem myself. I think the best way to get started online is to get a mentor.

    And to answer your question about content, this thread just popped up. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...e-content.html

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Welcome Nora!

      I'm not going to answer your questions regarding PLR or unique content as that has been covered quite nicely, actually. What I want to help you with is the making money online with writing.

      The very best thing you can do for yourself is not to get caught up in "the race to bottom wars" with cheap prices per word or article. Decide from the beginning what you believe your writing skills and time are worth and stick to your guns! No matter what! Do not let anyone get your skills and time for next to nothing. It will set precedence in the "cheap" category that will be most difficult to get out of.

      Just starting out, you may be thinking how you could get customers/clients by doing that? I would advise you to state your price per word upfront, but offer a large discount to the first # (_____) clients. Or if you don't mind working for free, state your pricing and say you will write # (____) for free in exchange for some client feedback and make that a smaller number of articles.

      Personally, I wouldn't ever write for free, but I do know that others have had some success with it. The most important thing, to reiterate, is that you set your writing rate from the very beginning and not waiver from it. Even if you offer a short term discount, be sure to list your "normal" rates.

      Much success to you!

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      • Profile picture of the author serryjw
        Terra, What do you think of NoraCollen combining writing with SEO. If she can learn that, she will make a fortune.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

          Terra, What do you think of NoraCollen combining writing with SEO. If she can learn that, she will make a fortune.
          I think she could do well with it if she targets the right audience, not just the ones who want filler fodder for spammy back linking, but for real professionals. I would recommend that she not limit herself to the SEO niche alone though. Offering a wide variety of content for different purposes opens up more opportunities and streams of income.


          Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author JonBird
    Lots of good advice there Nora... and welcome to the Warrior Forum. MissTerraK's advice on writing seems right on point for you. There is an insatiable appetite for quality content…. so if you can write well, you really shouldn't have any trouble winning clients and building a solid business for yourself.
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