The Best Kept Secret of Highly Successful Bloggers

24 hours

24 hours24. That’s it. We only get 24 hours in a day and then whatever was on our to-do list that didn’t get done has to be moved to the next day’s list. Problem is, there are only 24 hours in that day as well. When you’re trying to handle the daily operations of your business, tend to clients, promote your business and – at some point – have at least what might possibly resemble a social life, coming up with new, fresh content for your blog can be a real chore.« Continue »

Professional PLR Articles–An Interview With Nicole Dean

Private Label Rights Explore Easy PLR

Private Label Rights Explore Easy PLRI’m very honored to introduce you to Nicole Dean, the person I turn to for all my PLR article questions. Nicole has been providing professional “private label rights” articles for years and I have never been disappointed with the quality of her products.

Nicole’s going to talk with us today about professional PLR articles and reports and how they can grow your business.« Continue »

Nicole Dean of EasyPLR on Ethics of PLR

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I’m a fan of PLR (Private Label Rights) as a starting point for writing blog posts, newsletters, ecourses and reports. My very best source of PLR is Nicole Dean’s EasyPLR. She just posted a video response to an inquiry about whether using PLR was ethical and honest.

I thought you would be interested in her answer. Well… yes, she is a bit biased I guess because she is in the biz. I, however, have to agree with her points. There is really nothing new under the sun as they say, so in a way every article written has probably been written by someone else. The value comes in the details, the varied viewpoint and a different way of saying the same thing.

Check out this video and see what you think. Is PLR Unethical? If you want to work smarter–not harder, I highly recommend EasyPLR for well-written and highly targeted articles.

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Here’s to Working Smarter,

Chris Cobb

Build Your List in a Giveaway Event

It has been said many times that The Money Is In The List…

… but how do you build that list?

Well, today I want to share my No. 1 Listbuilding Strategy with you… it’s also the strategy that many of the Top Internet Marketers use to cast a wide net and make themselves known to a huge pool of people.

The strategy that I’m talking about is very easy to do and you’ll see results faster than you could with any other method out there. I’m talking about being a Contributor to Giveaway Events!

I’ve participated in several of them with great results which is not easy for relatively new marketers.

One of these events has just started the Pre-Launch and it’s one of the largest events of the year!

The Halloween Giveaway is one of those events that you don’t want to miss because the owner is nobody else but Guido Nussbaum, one of the leaders in this industry.

Many of the Top Marketers are going to be promoting this event to their lists which for you means thousands of participants looking for free reports, software and scripts will be viewing your gift and signing up to your list.

Here’s what you need. First you need a gift in the form of a downloadable product. If you don’t already have a freebie for visitors to your website, you need one anyway. PLR (private label rights) products are great for this purpose. You can check out a few of my favorite PLR sources in my post Confessions of a PLR Junkie.

Next you need to create a simple squeeze page with an optin form. You can get examples of squeeze pages with some of the PLR products or you can find templates from Optin Designs.

Next if you are new to creating lists, you will need an autoresponder such as Aweber to collect the names and allow you to communicate with the folks on your list.

Finally you need a download or thank you page with a link to download your gift. If you have subscribed to my list, you have seen examples of these pages.

This is a little bit of effort to get this all set up, but the good news is that you do the work once and then you can rinse and repeat for other events.

Now, although these events are free, you will be presented with an opportunity to pay for an upgraded position plus the opportunity to submit a paid special offer as well as text or banner ads. I went the free route on my first event, but upgrading in subsequent events improved my conversions immensely and the money that I made more than covered the cost of the upgrade.

This event kicks off on October 27 and runs through November 11. Become a Contributor to the Halloween Giveaway today and get your gift listed to build your list!

If you are just interested in finding some great internet marketing books, software or scripts for free, you can’t beat browsing the offerings at this huge event. Browse to the event starting October 27.

Confessions of a PLR Junkie

Get Good PLROK. I’ll admit it. I’m a PLR junkie. I guess because of that, I have seen The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (to borrow an old Clint Eastwood movie). I suspect I am not alone. How many PLR articles, ebooks, websites, sales pages, squeeze pages, etc. are sitting on your hard drive? Private Label Rights (PLR) content is hot right now which means you are probably receiving tons of pitches in your email box to buy packs or join PLR membership sites.

PLR content is absolutely essential if you have several websites or if you need help keeping up a regular blog or to get some ideas for article directories. Here are a few tips to zero in on the Good Ones and avoid The Bad & The Ugly.

Know What You Are Getting

This seems rather obvious, but much of the PLR out there is sold in packs or through a membership. Unless you can see the titles of the articles, you may end up with some you can’t use at all because it has nothing to do with your niche or website. Your cooking visitors probably don’t want to go to your website to learn how to train a puppy!

Quality is King

You will need to rewrite the articles to some extent, but if they read like they were written by a 3rd grader and you have to totally rewrite the entire article, scratch that source off your list. After all, this content will be on your blog or website and will be attributed to you. Don’t leave your visitors scratching their head wondering if aliens had taken over your blog.

Deja Vu All Over Again

How many copies of that article were sold? Honestly, a lot of PLR will never see the light of day because people that buy it won’t do anything with it. However if 1000 other people signed up to get the same articles, you will need to have a more extensive rewrite so that yours looks unique. I suggest you stick with providers that limit the number of copies they are willing to sell.

Look For Added Value

People in the PLR business should be able to offer training on ways to use their PLR articles and ways to monetize the articles you’ve purchased. Some PLR sites will include recommended affiliate programs and training on how to use their articles to get the most benefits from their service. This would be especially true in a membership type program.

Here are a few Good ones I have found:

  • Easy PLR from Nicole Dean. Varied niche packs. Well written. Limited quantity offered. Free PLR ecourse to learn how best to use the content.
  • Private Label Central from Rosalind Gardner. Written by professionals in the field. Free PLR ecourse. Limited quantity offered. Sample article offered. Guarantee that they won’t first be posted to an article directory.
  • Product Review PLR from Lisa & Loretta. Full product reviews for use by affiliates. Limited quantity offered. 5 Pack offered free so you can see the quality. Many packs include “Buy Now”, “Ratings” and Twitter background graphics.
  • Get Original Articles Written from Joe Marsh. These articles are actually written just for you, so there is no need to rewrite them although you might want to add your “voice”. Sold in packs of 5, 10 or 20. You are able to provide targeted keywords and keyword density requests. If you will provide guidance as to how you intend to use the articles (blog, article directory, etc) and even on which website the articles will appear, you will get more useful articles.

Do you have a good source for PLR. Please leave a comment and let me know. I still have plenty of room on my hard drive 🙂