First of all, what are PLR articles? PLR stands for Private Label Rights. PLR content are articles you can buy from PLR article sellers. There are tons of them so I assume that you won’t have any problem finding them. PLR articles come in different kinds and are available in almost every topic that you can think of. After you buy them, you can publish them, rewrite them or even resell them depending on the rights included in the package. But are PLR articles a good idea? Or is it better to hire a web writer?
Before I answer that, let me first discuss how to use PLR articles to make money other than reselling them. Well, you can publish them on your blog or website. And because visitors (new and returning) love websites with tons of posts, it can help increase traffic which can eventually lead to sales. If you are creative enough, you can break them into short posts for your social media accounts. You can also use them for free ebooks and autoresponders for your email list, or submit them to article directories.
Pros of PLR articles
I can’t say this enough, but PLR articles are very cheap. You can buy a 1,000-article for only $1. They are even cheaper if you buy them in bulk. In fact, some of them are free. But then, a free PLR article would not be as useful as you can expect.
PLR sites usually sell articles on specific topics taken from a general topic. And as I mentioned above, you can buy PLR articles in package. The quantity depends on the seller. If you need tons of articles instantly, then buying them might be a good solution.
Easy to rewrite
You must remember that PLR articles can be sold over and over again, so you should rewrite them. Nevertheless, most of them are easy to rewrite even if you are not a prolific writer. If you plan to spin them, I suggest you read my earlier post about article spinning first.
Cons of PLR articles
Prone to Google penalty
Knowing that Google becoming stricter about original content, PLR articles can affect your rankings especially if they have been rewritten and published many times. Some writers are not that good in rewriting articles. In fact, many Internet marketers agree that PLR articles are not good for SEO.
Quality is not at its best
I cannot say that all PLR articles are of poor quality. But for sure, even the best PLR articles cannot really be considered as the best. You can just imagine how much the writer was paid per article. And obviously, you don’t expect a PLR article seller to hire someone to review them one by one.
Writing style might not fit to your website
No matter how good a PLR article is, there is still a huge chance that the style of writing will not fit to what you like for your website. The obvious reason is because you did not talk to the PLR article writer. In fact, you don’t even know anything about him.
So, is it better if I hire a web writer instead of buying PLR articles?
Obviously, hiring a web writer has almost all the opposite of the pros and cons of PLR articles. But at the end of the day, it really depends on how you will use those articles. If you want a faster way to use articles for marketing your product or service, then PLR articles can help you a lot. But if you are after quality, then I strongly suggest that you hire a web writer to write original articles. If you really want to buy PLR articles, find a writer who can rewrite articles fast but can make them look original.
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