Can you use PLR content for Kindle Publishing? This is a common question that many PLR buyers have. Imagine the sheer number of opportunities available to PLR buyers if they could take the sea of PLR products out there and quickly put them for sale as Kindle books.
Here’s the unfortunate truth – in days of yore, this method of making money with PLR was possible. You could sell PLR on the Kindle publishing platform then. However, marketers being marketers had to make a mess of the entire opportunity, as they always do when they try to cut corners and exploit the situation.
What happened was that the Amazon marketplace ended up getting ‘spammed’ by thousands of books that were just replicas of each other. Multiple sellers were rapidly uploading their PLR eBooks hoping to cash in.
The Kindle marketplace became littered and cluttered with shoddy PLR eBooks – and customers were buying different copies of the same product.
Of course, since Amazon looks after Amazon, it quickly took steps to remove these PLR eBooks masquerading as unique content. It came down hard on the sellers and cleaned up the marketplace very quickly.
Once that was done, Amazon issued a rule that can be found in its list of content guidelines: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200672390
More specifically… this rule is the one you should be aware of…
“Public domain and other non-exclusive content
Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. We will not accept content that is freely available on the web unless you are the copyright owner of that content. For example, if you received your book content from a source that allows you and others to re-distribute it, and the content is freely available on the web, we will not accept it for sale on the Kindle store. We do accept public domain content but may choose not to sell a public domain book if its content is undifferentiated or barely differentiated from one or more other books. Also, we do not allow companion books based on copyrighted works (e.g., summaries, study guides, etc.) to be published outside the U.S. without written permission from the copyright holder.”
PLR is non-exclusive content. So, you CANNOT use it for Kindle publishing.
But… don’t give up hope just yet. There are a few ways to overcome this limitation.
Use your PLR content for research. Since Amazon wants unique content, just use the research from your PLR to write your own Kindle book. Yes, it requires effort since you’ll need to do the writing… but at least you’ll save time on research. It’s a huge timesaver. If you have several different PLR eBooks on the same topic, you’ll have enough data points to easily write a book in no time at all.
Another way to overcome the limitation will be to rewrite the PLR content you have. Of course, your rewriting must be so good that the content must look brand new and unique. The Amazon algorithm probably has a way to detect if the content is unique or PLR. Trying to fool a billion-dollar company is almost impossible because of the resources they have.
Hiring a ghostwriter
If you hate writing, hiring a ghostwriter to rewrite your PLR eBook is the best way to go about creating a brand new book. Always remember to run your book through Copyscape.com to check if it’s unique. Ghostwriters can make mistakes too. So, be extra sure.
There are thousands of dollars to be made with Kindle publishing, and PLR content can give you a head start… but there is work involved.
The main reason thousands of business owners purchase private label rights (PLR) content is to save money, time, and effort.
PLR is cheaper than hiring your own writer. It’s faster than writing your own content or waiting for someone else to write and deliver it.
Most people dislike writing. It can be a draining and tiring task that saps your energy. With PLR content, you don’t need to expend so much effort.
Now let’s see how PLR can help you take shortcuts in your business:
If you have a blog, it’s important to post fresh content at least once or twice a week. This infusion of new content will ensure that your loyal readers don’t think that the blog has gone stale. If you have something new every week for them to devour. They love it. This is something I personally have to really work at.
The problem here is that you’re the one who needs to keep creating new content. Initially, when the blog is new and you’re highly motivated this is fun. But as time goes on, constantly publishing new content can become a drag. At times like these, you can always use PLR content as part of your content publishing schedule.
Take a PLR article, personalize it, add some images, opinions, etc. and voila! You have an interesting piece of content for your audience without you having to struggle to write it all out.
Want to sell your own book? Or a bundle of checklists? Or tangible products?
There’s no need to create your own products from scratch. Go ahead and sell PLR eBooks as your own. Use PLR content to create quick checklists that you can bundle up and sell to your niche.
Even graphic designs sold as PLR for printables can be used to create products you can sell.
Came across a bundle of unicorn images with PLR? Excellent! Print them on mugs and sell them on Etsy.com.
Shortcut product creation time by selling done-for-you PLR products. Just remember to rebrand them.
Following up on the point above, selling PLR products as your own end-products can be lucrative but it’s essential to set yourself apart from the PLR buyers who have the same content as you.
Here’s the truth, graphics are EASILY recognizable, but written content is NOT. So, what does that mean? It means that the best way to be different from the masses is to look different from the masses.
Give your product a brand new look by getting new graphics done for it. If you’re artistic and proficient at graphic design, you can do it yourself. If not, you can hire a designer on Fiverr or Upwork.com to do one for you.
Alternatively, there are sites such as cheapminisite.com, myminisitegraphic.com, and so on that have packages for you to choose from. Just by changing the graphics, you’ll have a product that looks BRAND NEW in the marketplace.
Use PLR reports as lead magnets to build your email list. Once you’re driving traffic to your opt in page, people will sign up for your freebie. I do this all the time.
You can then market to them and sell them other products. If you need content for your emails, you can always use snippets of your PLR articles to create valuable content-driven emails. You can even build list loyalty by giving them free reports, etc. that are actually PLR products you put together quickly.
If you’re marketing in the real world, PLR content can be used to create flyers, pamphlets, brochures, etc. to market to your audience.
PLR content can also be repurposed into images, videos, etc. for platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and so on. You do not need to come up with new ideas for different platforms.
You only need to repurpose the content in a way itís conveniently consumed by the audience on that platform.
PLR content can be used as deliverables for your membership sites. Newsletters, training videos, short reports, checklists, recipes, templates, etc. are all deliverables that can be easily created with PLR.
Use PLR to create bonuses for products youíre promoting as an affiliate. This will tempt your potential buyers to get off the fence and get the product just to get extra value.
PLR articles can be rewritten completely and used as guest posts on other blogs. Not only will you get an audience, but you’ll also have backlinks pointing to your site.
Rewriting PLR is easier than doing all the research and writing from scratch.
There are so many shortcuts you can take with PLR to accelerate your business growth and also increase your profits rapidly.
Time is money and money loves speed. PLR saves you time, gives you speed, and makes you money. Capitalize on it wisely.
There’s a saying that goes, “People love to buy, but they hate being sold to.”
In the make money online niche, this statement is truth. Beginner marketers LOVE to buy products. They’ll buy anything and everything in the hopes of making quick and easy money.
Often before they know it, theyíre in debt and they’ve not made a cent online. I was never this bad, but I different had the bright shiny object syndrome and bought more in the beginning than I should have.
Every single month, several PLR products are released and they make thousands of sales combined. PLR buyers just can’t get enough content – especially quality content.
However, while PLR can be used to further your online business you still need to ask yourself 5 questions before buying any PLR.
1. Why am I getting it?
You must have a purpose for the content before purchasing it and it has to fit in with your overall marketing plan. This may sound like common sense, I see it happening all the time. If you’re in the weight loss niche, don’t buy woodworking PLR on a whim just because it’s an excellent offer that you can use in the future.
Most times, the future you imagined using it in never comes around you’ll never get to use the content. Focus on only one or two niches at a time until your PLR is actually making you money. You can then get new PLR for new niches when you’re ready.
2. Is the PLR vendor reputable?
Many PLR products are just not worth buying. Do your research and only buy content from a reputable PLR vendor. Check the reviews for the vendor/products. Look at the content they’ve released in the past. Does the PLR vendor have a web presence and do they provide value other than just selling PLR over and over?
3. What exactly am I getting?
Pay attention to the modules/components in the PLR bundle before buying it. In some cases, you might be getting less than whatís being portrayed on the sales page.
E.g. 3 pieces of content might actually only be 1 piece of content in 3 different formats such as .DOC, .TXT and .PDF
Sometimes the PLR bundle may contain 20 articles and an eBook which is actually a compilation of the 20 articles. If you don’t pay attention, you may mistakenly believe that you’re getting an extra eBook filled with new content when it’s not.
4. What’s my budget?
Unnecessary spending has sounded the death knell on many a marketerís ambitions.
Making money online takes time and you should not approach it from a place of desperation. You’re better off getting a day job and using it to fund your online business until youíre making enough money online to quit your job.
5. Are the rights overly restrictive?
Some PLR vendors are so rigid with their license terms that they constrain you and eliminate several lucrative opportunities that you could have tapped into with the PLR. Avoid these types of restrictive PLR products.
Spending a few minutes pondering if you should purchase PLR or any product for that matter will allow you to make a less emotional decision. Your investments in your online business should be done logically.
Buy PLR content that serves your immediate needs and put the content to use as soon as you can. Do NOT let it sit untouched on your hard drive. That’s the surest way to forget about it and end up in a downward spiral where you buy PLR product after product without ever using any of them. and never enjoying the profits that can be made by efficiently applying the content.
It’s very common to be confused by the different types of PLR rights. Most people are at the beginning of their using PLR journey. If you stopped to think about it, knowing that PLR stands for ‘Private Label Rights’, why is everyone saying ‘PLR Rights’? That’s like saying Private Label Rights Rights.
One of the many inconsistencies in this industry but the term has become the norm.
The truth of the matter is that even with PLR rights, different PLR vendors have different interpretations of the same terms. The rule of thumb is this – always pay close attention to the license terms that come with any PLR product. This is normally included as txt file with the purchase file.
Some PLR sellers may have rules and stipulations that are unique to them. If in doubt, ALWAYS contact the vendor.
Now let’s look at the general understanding of the most common types of PLR rights.
Private Label Rights give you a lot of flexibility for personalizing/rebranding your content. Usually, you’ll receive the editable source files so that you can truly make the content your own and create your own derivative products.
The most important point to note here is the EDITABLE SOURCE FILES! Most variations of the rights are determined by the source files.
So, what are the source files?
If you’re getting written PLR content whether they’re articles, reports or eBooks, the editable source files will most probably be .DOC, .TXT and sometimes .RTF.
What that means is that since you have the source files, you can edit the documents. You can rewrite them or add your own name, images, cover image, and so on. You can personalize and rebrand the content to your heart’s content and make it look totally different from the original PLR product you purchased.
This is the strongest point of getting PLR from the original vendor. You get all the source files to get maximum mileage from the PLR.
Resell Rights (RR) products can often be found in PLR membership sites. These products are usually ‘Biz-In-A-Box’ PLR packages that have been converted into PDFs, MP4s, etc.
The main difference here is that the editable source files are NOT INCLUDED. This means you’ll only be able to sell the PDF or MP4s (depending on the product) as they are without making any changes.
There’s a lot less flexibility with resell rights products. You could sell them but you’d be competing with everyone else who has these products. Since most beginner marketers tend to compete on price, it’ll be a race to the bottom and they’ll all end up devaluing the products and selling them for peanuts. You’ll barely be able to make a profit.
That said, you still can use RR products to make some sales, create bonuses, or use them as research for your own content creation.
Master Resell Rights (MRR) products are very similar to resell rights products. The difference is that your customers will be able to resell the products as their own too. Once again, this leads to everyone and their grandma owning the product and devaluing it.
You’ll be able to give away these PLR products as gifts, bonuses or they can be used as freebies to build your email list (usually in PDF and MP4 format). Depending on the product, you may sometime get the editable source files but most often won’t.
Unrestricted Rights products usually have very few restrictions and you can do whatever you want with them. Do note that some clueless PLR vendors may state on the sales page that their products have unrestricted rights but then they have stipulations in the terms which restrict you.
Always read the fine print.
Limited content is not ‘PLR rights’ per se but it’s a type of PLR content that’s highly sought after. Limited PLR will have a limit to the number of copies sold.
In some cases, they may be limited to 100 or 200 copies. Sometimes 50 and sometimes less. It all depends on the PLR vendor’s preferences. The reason many PLR buyers love limited PLR content is that means there’s less competition since fewer people own the content. That makes it easier to personalize and rank the content in the search engines.
PLR Reseller Rights is a rare type of rights offered by very few PLR sellers. This type of rights allows you to sell the PLR as YOUR OWN PLR.
You’ll be able to include the source files with your package. In other words, it allows you to become a PLR seller in your own right.
Creating content is hard work. Purchasing products that come with PLR Reseller Rights will allow you to quickly build a PLR store and sell your own PLR products. Isn’t that fantastic? You can be a PLR seller in record time.
If you’re looking for products with PLR reseller rights, do check out ResellerPLR.com.
Now that you’re aware of what the different types of PLR rights mean, you can appreciate the pros and cons of each and make informed buying decisions.
You’ll also know what you can and cannot do with the PLR you have. Congrats! You’re better informed than the majority of PLR buyers out there.