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How Valuable Is Free PLR

How Valuable Is Free PLR?

How valuable can free PLR be if it doesn’t cost a cent to own it?  At first glance, free always sounds tempting.  Who hasn’t taken a free sample of snacks at the grocery store or Sam’s Club when they’re giving them out, right?  But admittedly, there are times when free is good and there are times when free takes more work than it’s worth.

First of all, you might ask yourself why it’s free.  Some sites give away free PLR just to get you to join their list – sort of like the grocery store analogy above.  These marketers want you to see the quality of their work, so you get a sample to try out.

That’s fair enough – but you can expect that they will ask for your name and email on an opt in form so they can continue to sell you on their main niche.  That’s just good business. Some people consider that a “cost” associated with free PLR, however.

Be wary of “free” anything: articles, eBooks or reports, audio, or even some simple software.  There is a cost somewhere – even if it is just giving your name and email address.

More often than not, while you don’t pay cash for it – you may end up spending your precious time rewriting a dull or poorly written article or eBook (and we all know your time isn’t free).

Still, if you do have more time than money, even a free article pack that is okay can be quickly fixed up and used.  Also, you can get some good ideas from the articles, which you can spin off into something original.

In that sense, it won’t hurt to take a look at some of it if nothing else but to see if you can makeover an article pack and redo it into an eBook or vice versa – turn an eBook into several articles.  All you expended was your time.

Just don’t let yourself get bogged down in it.  You may end up spending more time rewriting than it would take to have written it from scratch in the first place!  And as the saying goes: time is money.

A good rule of thumb is to limit your time – even go so far as to use an egg timer – when you attempt a rewrite.  That way you aren’t hacking away at something for an hour that might have originally taken 30 minutes for you to write in the first place.

So where do you find free PLR?  It’s as simple as Googling “your niche + free PLR” or just “free PLR” and see what’s out there.  You will likely have to do some weeding so you see what’s worth your investment of time.  But once in awhile you can find some very good stuff that will do the trick just fine.

The main thing to take awy from this is to always re-do the plr content so it has your own spin on it. So whether the free plr content was premium or crap, after your editing, it is to the quality you want without you spending hours doing the initial research.

Thanks for reading and please share your opinion – leave a comment.  🙂

Steve Dougherty

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Video-How To Create A Secure PDF With OpenOffice Writer

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How To Create A Secure PDF With OpenOffice Writer

In this short video I show you how easy it is to create and secure a PDF within OpenOffice Writer.

I work a lot with private label rights articles and ebooks. Using OpenOffice Writer makes re-purposing these plr products into a marketable info product a breeze. 8)

Once you have added to, and taken away from, and tweaked this and that within these plr items in order to create your new & unique info product work-of-art, you will want to convert this text or Word document into a secure PDF. This video shows you step-by-step how to use the OpenOffice FREE Writer software to do just that.

So here is the video – please leave a comment afterwords on your thoughts about the video – thank you for watching.

Steve Dougherty

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