So I came across this post on the warrior forum detailing “6 Easy and Effective Ways to Earn Money From PLR Products“.
It’s a good quick read and if you have not read it yet, you can click here and it’ll take you straight there.
However, if you did not read it, well you can read this post instead. I’m just going to go over quickly what I thought of it. Maybe if you read between the lines you can catch what the author was saying.
1) Buy PLR products and resell those (as is) to customers (end users).
I’ve always wanted to do this. Buy plr products (especially the huge business in a box ones!) and resell them to customers (unedited).
But, the majority of “good plr providers” nowadays may not let you do this, due to their name or likeness being transferred to another customer through their work.
Plus, I always wondered, how am I gonna do this if:
- The plr product was probably already sold to other people, who are reselling it to other people which in turn results in a TON of competition…
- I am not an authority in said subject (i.e. coin collecting, I don’t know SQUAT about that)
On top of this, the straw that could break the camel’s back is…
What if I turn around and sell a PLR product as-is without rebranding it? In due time, won’t the whole public find out that it was a PLR product?
I’ll tell you what’ll happen. That “Authority Status” will disappear faster than vapor exposed to air.
Straw placed. Camel back is broken. Checkmate. Good luck trying to fix that mess.
With that said, I guess this method might not be that turnkey after all? I could be wrong… I mean, I’ve never done it…yet… but I believe it’s still a solid method to make money with PLR products.
As a matter of fact, I dealt with this exact problem (of people finding out that I didn’t create a product that I sold…). I talked about it in this Case Study where I generated $8.
Method #2 and #3
2) Acquire PLR products, combine them and create attractive “end-user” product packages and sell them.
People have probably been doing this for years. To be honest, you probably already heard about this tactic.
The only setback here is that you would have to know how to setup and/or create sales copy. Or, you could hire someone else to do that work (but after your product is finished).
Plus, the crucial point is to NOT sell PLR to the “product package you create”. Only sell “Personal Use Rights” (PUR).
3) Purchase PLR items and modify them to meet your customer’s requirements and then sell them.
This method is more than likely still employed. There are two ways to do this though:
You can modify them to your customer’s specific market or…
You can modify them to another customer’s market.
Say you are in the market of Fitness. If you are marketing to men ages 25-40, you could sell them weight lifting information and point them to products on amazon that would help them.
However, you can take that same information and modify it for women, or males ages 14-24, or males aged 40-60, etc.
The caveat is there will be time spent re-purposing the PLR and fact-checking/researching for additions for each niche.
If you’re an authority, this can get really easy because it’s (kinda) expected that you know this stuff cold.
Basically, put your spin on it while changing it to meet your targeted demographic of customers.
This is a well known tactic in making money with PLR products.
In fact, a lot of top PLR sellers talk about slanting PLR content to reach a different audience.
4) Purchase PLR, modify them and then offer the modified version to sell as a unique PLR product itself.
In a way, I feel like I just said that (in method #2). But… glancing at it again, there is a difference: modification and the idea of having a “unique PLR product”.
What he means here is to take the PLR product you bought and change it up. Then, sell PLR to it again as a “unique PLR product”.
This goes back to method #1 when it comes to my doubts, and this is why:
High quality PLR producers typically do not allow you to sell PLR (ever, especially if they’re still selling the PLR themselves!) to something they created to be PLR.
Basically, they will stick some rules in there that might sound like this:
[YES] Can only sell Personal Rights after editing.
[YES] Can only sell after editing.
[NO] Cannot sell Resale Rights or Master Resale Rights
[YES] Cannot sell PLR Rights after editing unless content is rewritten (X% or XX% unique) or rebranded
[NO] Cannot sell PLR Rights
(I’m not saying all plr sellers do this, just some maybe…?)
So, make sure to email the plr seller about the rights before buying anything you can’t sell plr to again.
Personally, this isn’t the best “make money with PLR products” option but it is possible.
I would advise against this unless you’re in direct communication with the original PLR seller and they’re cool with what you’re doing.
The reason why I am a bit on the fence with this method is because I’ve heard of a PLR seller that created a course about doing this exact method. Unfortunately for him, his method entertained NOT communicating with the original PLR seller.
Naturally, for a couple of weeks, the PLR scene was in a uproar once word got out about a “PLR reselling course“.
Top PLR sellers had a ton to say about this and unfortunately, business relationships were burned between vendors.
Be very careful if you plan on using this method. Lucrative, yes. But make sure you and the original PLR vendor are on the same page.
5) Purchase PLR, modify them and then sell the resale rights to your new product.
There was a guy by the name of Edmund Loh that came out with a product called “8 PROFIT-PULLING PLR STRATEGIES THAT REALLY WORK!”
Great read, I mean a really great read. This method came up in it, but I can’t really go too in depth.
You just gotta get the product for yourself (Hint: you might find it for FREE if you do a Google search, but good luck).
In a nutshell, Edmund Loh’s method goes hand in hand with what was on the article (on WF) and what I’m about to put here.
You buy the PLR product, modify it to your liking and then instead of selling them as end-user consumer products (w/ PUR), you sell Resale/Resell Rights to it.
The only problem with this is that the license included with your purchase (of your desired PLR) may be so restrictive that it may not allow Resell/Resale Rights or Master Resell/Resale Rights to be sold.
So just be mindful of that possibility and if you can’t sell these rights (to your modified PLR product), don’t bother trying to (cause that could be a whole lawsuit).
6) Buy PLR and then resell them (as is, as PLR) to different marketers.
This is also another method where you can buy PLR and resell PLR (unedited) to other marketers.
With a PLR license, you can edit the product before you resell it (in general, w/ PUR).
But, to do this method, you’d have to have a special license that will allow you to resell the PLR rights to other marketers (some call this “Master PLR”, “Unrestricted PLR”, or “Reseller PLR”).
(Each of those 3 Rights above are different. They are not the same AT ALL.)
This will enable those marketers to use, edit, sell and maybe resell a PLR license depending on the rights within the license.
My problem with this goes back to method #1, where I’m not sure if I would have to add value and other items to make a sale (am I too lazy?).
I’m not completely sure if I could make sales with unedited PLR products, even if I got the specific rights to sell PLR rights.
However, if I were to edit the product, all I’d have to do is research properly and add content while sifting out the bs.
Put simply, if I know more info (or if I can find more info) and present it correctly to a prospective customer, I could become an authority that way.
This is a big way to make money with PLR products, but the license is ever so crucial when this method is used.
There’s a link I would like to share that kinda adds to this method (when it directly applies to selling unedited plr) and I think you would like it:
There’s one more method I want to add and that is:
7) Using PLR to create UNIQUE Selling PRODUCTS, and then selling the UNIQUE Product as PLR (later on).
This method of making money using PLR products is a little different but it can be used after the “unique PRODUCT ITSELF” was created.
How it works is, you just take the unique product created FROM PLR and you now sell PLR to your unique product after marketing/selling it as a end-user product (kinda goes hand in hand with #4).
This method is different from method #4 because that method is for PLR Products that have not been proven as selling products.
In essence, those re-worked products have not touched the market. As a result of that, those products have zero sales history.
They were rewritten from PLR to be sold as PLR (again) to marketers and businesses. These vendors would ideally engage in selling the PLR effectively (typically as an end product).
This method (#7) is different because it talks about selling a product AFTER it has been proven as a selling product on the market.
Lots of product owners love to do this after they typically run down their sales. So, to help you understand this better, here’s an example of what an Internet Marketer or product creator would do:
Say I created “Top 18 ways to Grab Advertising Traffic!” or “Shave 10 pounds in One Week!” or “5 Ways to Stay Safe while Soldering Electronics”.
When any of these products are launched, they may or may not get sales.
(That depends on marketing, launch tactics, email marketing, the whole 9 [whatever that is]).
So hypothetically, say I had 100 sales for the traffic product, 77 sales for the 10 pounds product and 20 sales for the soldering electronics product (after like 5 months, which is not that great).
SIDEBAR: Don’t mix and sell different products in different niches. That’s a plan for failure.
I’m pretty sure people who want to lose weight don’t give a damn about learning how to not burn themselves while they’re soldering two wires together. But I digress. LOL.
Anyway, after those 5 months, if I’m only getting about 1 sale per month, I might as well release the PLR rights to them to grab some new cash flow!
So, in essence, some product sellers do that.
They sell the PLR rights to… anyone, or a select number of chosen people, or their direct customers, etc.
Some marketers may limit the amount they sell to keep the competition low and the integrity of their product high.
In a way, its a win-win because the original “unique product” owner gets a influx of money.
Plus, the buyer of the “unique product” with PLR rights gets a product. Now he or she can turn that product into something new.
Mind you, this is not exclusive rights. Just PLR rights. Exclusive rights are different (from regular PLR, Master PLR, Unrestricted PLR and Reseller PLR).
Exclusive rights means exactly what it means: exclusive. Meaning, when you have exclusive PLR rights, only you have those rights, and nobody else (should have those rights).
They’re the most expensive rights and should be a step above Master PLR rights. “Exclusive Rights” should encapsulate all other PLR rights (depending on the license rules).
But even then, if you get “Exclusive Rights”, this next section is extremely important, because those exclusive rights may have limitations.
Pay Attention To Your PLR License
Make sure you check your PLR license so you can effectively do this idea (as stated in method #4!)
You can run the risk of serious consequences happening to you and/or your business if you breach the PLR license you were given!!!
Depending on the PLR seller, they might not even allow you to resell PLR rights even if you have a full rewrite!
So, if the license does not permit you to do this method (or any), get in contact with the PLR seller you bought your content from and ask him or her if you can!
If they ask for your rewritten document, provide it!
As said before, I’m not here to bash anybody. This is just a simple opinion on what I saw on the WF.
The information the user posted about making money using PLR products is good. But I had to add my 2 cents in there (plus a small bonus about exclusive rights).
Maybe I might post some questions I have on the forum and see what the people say.
There could be a part 2 depending on what they do or don’t say.