Have you ever heard of PLR articles?
I hadn't until a couple of days ago. A friend tried patiently to explain exactly what they were. All I could see was that the pay-rate was way too low for me to make any money, so I ignored the offer.
But I understand differently - now that I've seen them working, that is.
What are PLR Articles?
PLR is short for Private Label Rights. I write an article and then offer Private Label Rights to the ownership of that article. The new owner can put it on his/her website or on a blog or in a newsletter to build content.
Or they can have it re-written so it's unique and put it into several article directories to build traffic.
PLR Articles are an inexpensive way for webmasters to build content and traffic at a low cost.
How Much Do PLR Articles Cost?
I guess it depends on the writer. I watched my friend sell hers for $1 per article and I screamed at the injustice of such low prices. After all, she's a professional full-time finance journalist writing for $1 an article? No Way!
She just smiled and said "You don't get it. These aren't individual sales. I'm not selling it once only. I'll sell 50 articles today."
That made me pause. 50 copies of the same article is.... $50 per article. That's professional rates!
I sat at her house and drank coffee and watched the sales coming in. She was right. She sold 50 - and that was just before lunch time with enquiries still coming in strong. We still had a whole week left to watch sales.
She laughed and said she needed to start writing some more articles.
PLR Article Packages
So my friend is obviously earning more than $50 per article by creating her own market for them. What I didn't mention earlier is that she sells them in packages of 5 or 10 at a time.
The package I watched her comment casually on in a forum and then proceed to sell a total of 65 packages by the end of the day consisted of 10 articles containing highly targeted keywords.
That's $10 per PLR article package - which is the same as $1 per article. No wonder people were buying them so fast. They know they're getting cheap rates for quality work.
She sold 65 of those packages that day I was there drinking coffee with her. I'm certain she made $650 that day from her articles.
I'm going to volunteer some of my own articles to be added to PLR article packs on her website and I'll be sure to keep you up to date with my results.
This looks like it's going to be fun.