As the old saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’. So can free PLR ever be worthwhile?
At first glance, free always sounds tempting. And we’ve come to expect a lot of good content for free on the Internet. But, there are times when free is good and there are times when free takes more work than it’s worth. So ask yourself ‘why is it free?’
Some sites give away free PLR just to get you to join their list – I do this all the time. 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. But some people consider that a ‘cost’ associated with free PLR. So be wary ‘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 or having to watch some ads.
Often, while you don’t pay cash for it you may end up spending your precious time rewriting a clunky or tedious article or ebook. If you add up the cost of your time, you’ll probably find paying for quality PLR is much better value than rewriting the free type.
Still, if you do have more time than money, even a free article pack that is okay can be quickly edited 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.
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. Here’s another old saying for you: time is money!
A good rule of thumb is to limit your time – you can even go so far as to use an egg timer – when you attempt a rewrite. That way you aren’t thrashing away at something for an hour that might have originally taken thirty 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 probably have to do some filtering so you see what’s worth your investment of time. But now and then you can find some very good stuff that will do the job.