How To Find PLR

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How To Find PLRMaybe you’re still a bit leery. You think that PLR might be good for your business. But you need to know how to find PLR that will suit your needs.

Given the amount of products that are floating around the internet with reuse rights of some kind, you’d think it would be easy.

But it isn’t.

That’s because there is a lot of low quality PLR that is promoted out there.

If you’re a writer, then the low quality stuff still has some use as fodder for your creativity (provided it’s readable, which isn’t always the case). But if you want to be able to use the product with minor adjustments then you need something that is well written and researched as a starting point. And if you’re dealing with MRR, RR or similar rights, you can’t change it so it has to be good out of the box.

There is a lot of material that is available for free if you hang out at giveaway events and sign up to email lists. I get tons of the stuff that way. But it takes a lot of effort to sort through it all and figure out what will be useful.

Finding Good PLR

The best material will usually be behind the money curtain — that’s right, you’ll have to pay for it.

So the question becomes “Who do I trust?” If you’re paying for a ghostwriter, you can see the end result before you finalize the payment. But with PLR you have to pay up front and many providers have a “no returns” policy (for obvious reasons).

That means you need to do some homework. You’ll be putting your hard earned cash on the line so you want to be sure about it.

You’ll need to find a couple of trusted sources that you can go to. People with a track record for creating well researched, well written articles, eBooks, etc. Once you’ve found a few good sources you can go back to them for more when needed.

How Will You Know?

Your due diligence involves several different approaches.

  • Check out sources that you trust that promote the use of PLR (like LoneWolf’s LMA — hopefully 8=) and see who they recommend. But keep in mind that most of us are affiliates for the people we promote. Check the PLR Sources page here for a list of people I recommend.
  • Do a search for the provider in Google or Bing. Look at what people are saying about them. You’ll need to wade through some obvious sales pages to get to discussions.
  • Search for their name on forums like The Warrior Forum. This is also a great place to find new sources of PLR as many products are offered there at great prices.
  • See if the provider has samples. Many of them offer some free articles to give you an idea of the quality of their writing and whether it will fit with what you want to do. But, once again, they may have lower quality stuff hiding behind the “Buy” button. Your due diligence can help you find the ones that do this kind of stuff. Those who are burned will be vocal.
  • Finally, you’ll need to buy something to know for sure. The word of others can only get you so far. Eventually you need to see for yourself.

Bonus!

Most of the providers of PLR will also provide a lot of solid information about marketing online in their newsletters. You can learn a lot from them.

Once you’ve found a good source of content, you’ll want to make sure that you sign up for their newsletter so that you can be advised when new stuff is ready. That way you won’t have to be checking back all the time.

Once you’ve found a couple of great providers you can build up a fairly steady stream of content for your business. But remember that not every PLR provider has the same level of output. Some will produce new content every week or so. Others will be sporadic, with new content coming out with no pattern.

You also need to keep in mind that a content provider may work in several different niches. You are not always going to see PLR content that matches your needs.

With these 2 caveats in mind, you may want to expand your list of sources to minimize the possibility of running out of material to work with.

Get Looking

Now that you know how to find PLR for your project, the job is to get out there and look! Remember that you can check my PLR Sources page for a starting point if you need to.

And if you know of a great PLR source or tip on finding one then, by all means, share it with us in the comments!

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How To Find PLR — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Bill,

    As a PLR provider I was eager to read your article to learn what criteria people use when identifying reliable sources of PLR. Your insights will help me position myself as a reliable PLR content provider as I continue to build my business throughout the year. Thank you!

    I also want to thank you for adding me to your list of recommended PLR providers. I launched my business in September of 2011 and so felt humbled by making it on the list.

    Thanks again Bill and all the best to you in 2012!
    Tiffiney Cowan recently posted…Baby PLRMy Profile

    • Hi Tiffiney

      You are most welcome. I’m glad that I’m able to help you out. We need to have more people like you in the business — people who aren’t just out for the quick buck. I like that you put the time and effort into your business. I hope to see you on other PLR source lists in the future! I’m sure that you’ll do great.

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