Free PLR doesn’t cost a dime to get hold of so, it can’t be valuable, right?
Ah, tempting it is. Free PLR. We love free, don’t we? Don’t you gravitate to the freebie giveaways handed out at the train station from those fit looking promotion gals or guys? I know I have. There are times where that has paid off and there are times I wish I hadn’t elbowed my way in for my free handout.
Same with PLR. Sometimes, free PLR is more effort than it’s worth.
Ask yourself why it’s free to start with!
• A site may give away PLR free as a sample of their content to entice you to buy. Just like the free samples at the supermarket.
• Perhaps free PLR is given away in exchange for an email address to add to the database. That’s legit and good business – in effect the giving away of your details in exchange for the free PLR is the ‘cost’.
Keep alert to anything that’s offered for “free” – articles, eBooks, reports, audio, or even software. The offer is not altruistic. Usually there is a cost in there, even if it is simply providing your name and email address.
Even if you don’t pay anything tangible like money for a freebie, quite often the cost will come in terms of trying to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse – trying to rewrite a boring or badly written article or eBook just isn’t worth your time (and we know that’s not free!)
Not everyone can afford the money though and I get that so free is their best option and they have time enough to invest. It may still be viable in some cases to quickly rework an article pack so that it’s at least useable. At worst the freebie may stimulate some ideas or give you a structure to write your own. Maybe you can even spin off a different product using the freebie as a base.
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 invested 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.
Limit your time – that’s always a good rule of thumb. You my even go so far as to use an egg timer when you start 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 searching for “your niche + free PLR” or just “free PLR” and see what’s out there. You will no doubt have to do some weeding to see what’s worth your time. But once in awhile you can find some very good stuff that will do the trick just fine.