12/23/08

Profiting from PLR Articles

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.

:)

8 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

This is very interesting. I'm excited to hear about your results! I might have missed it, but where did she post her articles as being for sale? Are there specific PLR sites? I'd guess some sites are better than others? So many questions. HAHA.

I am so glad I found your site. I check it daily. If you don't have a new post, I re-read previous ones. I'm learning so much as I prepare to venture further into the freelance world. Your help has been amazing!

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering about where she would sell these PLR articles. Please do share that information with us.

Bianca Raven said...

She created her own site offering PLR packages available for sale. She limits the number of packages available to 50 or 60 per set of keywords so buyers are guaranteed to have limited distribution of those articles. If those buyers want to get them re-written, that's fine.

She advertises the packages individually on a few marketing forums, where internet marketers hang out looking for marketing tools and tips. They buy them.

Hope this helps.

Laura said...

Wow this is amazing, $650 in one day. Your friend is very intelligent and making an absolute fortune. One of my friends is into affiliate marketing and employs writers but only pays $2 an article. I told her Id expect $10 for each one!!

Bianca Raven said...

Tell your friend she's EXACTLY the type of person I'm trying to stop.

Affiliate marketers make quite a lot of money (well... the good ones do anyway) - so ripping off the writer who is MAKING that profit for her is not only immoral, it's unfair.

Ask her if she believes in karma...

Daily Mezze said...

Wow! This is a great idea. No wonder the articles are selling fast. I will even buy more at $1. Your friend is brilliant!

policemom said...

This is indeed a great opportunity raven. . please do tell me more. . .were you able to sell your PRLs too?

I am really addicted to your posts. . .lol!

really learned alot!

Kim said...

Thank you Raven for not only a great post, but a great blog as well! I am really glad to have found you and look forward to reading and learning more.
As for the plr articles, just wondering if you had any update that I might have missed?

Kim