PLR has been a big buzzword in the online community over the past 6 months or so. As webmasters we are always looking for more good content to add to our sites. Unfortunately there isn’t always the time to write articles on all the topics we would like to cover, especially if we are managing multiple websites.
One option to get great content is to have it written for you by a ghostwriter. There are quite a few good ghostwriters out there and if you take a little time to weed out the good from the bad, you can find someone that will write you high quality content for about $8-12 per article. Considering how much extra traffic and revenue a well-written article can bring you, that’s no bad investment. At the same time, if you need lots of fresh content, it can quickly add up to a hefty price tag.
What’s the alternative? PLR articles. PLR stands for Private Label Rights. Some one has a few articles written on a particular topic and then sells a few other people the right to use the article as their own, change the content as they see fit and without having to add a resource box with a link back to the original owner of the article.
As mentioned above, the article is only sold to a limited number of people (how many will of course vary from one PLR site to the next), which means that you won’t find thousands of copies of the same article all over the web. Because the articles are sold to several people, the cost per article is much lower. How low will in part depend on how many other members will receive the article in addition to you. You will often end up paying less than a dollar or even just a few cents per article.
PLR articles are the perfect balance for a Webmaster on a budget. You get plenty of content for your site, without having to spend a fortune.