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How to Make Money with PLR
By Craig Michaels
Bio: Craig Michaels is a veteran Internet marketer with extensive experience in the world of private label rights content. Craig owns and operates the PLR Niche Club, where he combines his personal understanding of what marketers need from a content source with his experience in securing the best available PLR materials.
Craig is currently offering FREE instant access at PLR Niche Club and invites readers of this post to take advantage of the limited-time promotion.
What Makes Money? Content is Still the King!
Private label rights content is one of the most effective ways to make money online. It’s inexpensive, efficient, flexible and opens the doors to a number of different opportunities.
Understanding how to make money with PLR begins with understanding one of the most often repeated adages of Internet marketing: Content is king.
No matter how you look at it, all information product marketing efforts are based on content. We sell words and we use other words to sell them. We use content to build our lists, to develop relationships with our lists, to gain backlinks, to drive traffic and to do just about everything else that makes Internet marketing work.
The Ugly World of Content Creation
The issue, of course, is that content production can be a monumental headache. That’s probably the number one stumbling block for most people. They can’t find a way to produce the amount and the kind of content they need to create a profitable, self-sustaining business.
Writing your own material can be a great idea–if you’re a good writer and if you have the time to invest in the process. Most marketers fall short in one or both of those departments and even those who can get the job done soon realize that they’re spending more time than they’d like writing instead of marketing.
Paying someone else to produce your content is usually a more viable alternative. There are many freelance writers out there and if you put forth the effort, you can find some great people with whom to work.
Unfortunately, that can be a trial-and-error proposition and you’ll invariably end up spending a sizeable chunk of money in the process. That’s something many marketers really aren’t in a position to do.
PLR to the Rescue!
Private label rights content solves those problems. It puts a wealth of material right in your hands and the nature of its distribution to multiple parties makes it incredibly affordable. It’s a fantastic way to get “the king” on your side for pennies on the dollar.
Once you have the PLR content, the fun (and the moneymaking) really start. Private label materials are incredibly valuable because they offer so much flexibility.
Let’s think about a completely new project for a moment. What are you going to need to start making money?
You’ll need a project. You’ll probably want to build a list. You’ll need mailings to send to that list. You’ll want to a blog or other on-site content to accompany your sales and landing pages. You’ll want to feed articles to the directories to generate traffic and to build backlinks. We can probably think of several other things you’d like to do–all of which undoubtedly will require some form of content.
You can use PLR materials to serve every one of those purposes. Either you can use an existing PLR ebook as a product or you can put one together using the materials. You can build your list by offering a freebie made from PLR content. The emails? You can use good private label rights content as source material. The articles and blog posts? PLR again.
Choosing and Using PLR the Right Way
If you’re dealing with a good source of PLR content, it’s going to supply you with a wealth of material in a great niche. You’ll basically have all of the source material you could possible need to create full-featured, top-to-bottom moneymaker.
That sounds easy, right? Well, in many ways it is. However, even many of the marketers who join PLR sites fail to make it work. That’s not because of some fatal flaw with private label rights content, though.
It generally stems from their lack of understanding about how to properly select and utilize the material.
Selection is important. Not all PLR membership sites are created equal. As the popularity of PLR has increased, so has the number of suppliers. As you’d expect, a number of low-quality options are sharing market space with the good vendors.
Making money with PLR requires having good content and plenty of it. If you hook up with a lackluster site, you’ll usually get lackluster material. That’s obviously not a fast track to profit.
Properly using your private label rights material to make money goes beyond simply snagging “the good stuff,” though. You need to know how to use it once you have it. That happens on three different levels.
First, you need to have a solid grasp of Internet marketing in general and the resources to put it to use. If someone doesn’t have that core understanding of a content-based business model, they’ll have a hard time making anything work for them, and that includes PLR content.
Luckily, it doesn’t really take much research to develop an understanding of the basic strategy.
Second, you need to know how to actually adjust the PLR content. There are some things for which you can use it virtually “as is” (depending on the rights package you get with your purchase, of course) and other situations are going to require some changes and editing.
Part of that process is for the search engines and we’re not just talking about the whole duplicate content debate–a topic we can address some other time. Instead, it’s important to remember that most PLR content is written for a particular niche, but not necessarily with individual keywords in mind.
Some uses of PLR materials that need to be optimized based on your specific keyword research. That may involve changing a title to highlight a keyword and making sure your term is included often enough within the actual text.
In some cases, you may to do some editing in terms of the actual content itself, too. Now, if you’re working with a good vendor, the material should be cogent and well written. In some cases, though, you’ll want to adjust some of the arguments made within it for the sake of consistency or to punch up the language, depending upon the context in which you plan on doing it.
You could write a book on how to edit PLR content and you wouldn’t be the first! It’s not the hardest set of skills to master, but it can require a little homework and some practice to really get the most out of the material.
The good news is that you can still start making money even before you’ve mastered those skills. The most basic approaches can produce results, it’s just that your odds of making even more money are greatly improved when you start minding some of the details.
The third level of proper PLR use involves repetition. Most people aren’t going to pick a single PLR package and transform it immediately into something that will pay all of their bills and that will allow them to build a vacation home in the Caribbean.
Even the biggest Internet marketers have multiple products, multiple income streams and are always adding to their portfolio.
Marketers who use PLR content need to have that mindset, too. Once you get into the swing of things, you can build complete projects very quickly and quite easily. Those little moneymakers may not make you rich individually, but if you start developing a good stable of sites, the numbers really start to add up.
That’s another reason why it’s important to team up with a good PLR site. You want to be connected to source that can consistently deliver quality collections of PLR content on profitable niches. Repetition is a real key if you want to go from making some money with PLR to making a lot of money with PLR!
Putting it All Together
Overall, there are very few, if any, smarter investments for Internet marketers than PLR content. The sticker price is incredibly low and the profit potential is astronomical. It’s not difficult to use and it has a genuine track record of producing results.
Making money with PLR isn’t that difficult. You need to have a good strategy outline, the ability to correctly use the content you buy and willingness to repeat the process. If you can put those things together, you’re going to do very well for yourself.
Of course, it all starts with securing the right PLR material. I believe we provide marketers with everything they need at PLR Niche Club. I’d like to invite anyone who’s interested in making money with PLR to stop by and to take advantage of our limited-time FREE access deal. It’s a great way to get a taste of what PLR content can really do for your business.Tags: Internet Marketing