My 10 Rules For Better Productivity

 

 

This blog post originally started as an email about productivity, but then suddenly I was looking at 1,350 words and not entirely sure how I managed to pull it off without watching 7 YouTube videos, posting on Twitter 4 times, reading emails I don’t care about, looking to see what is on Hulu today, and playing a 4-hour round of fetch with my dogs.

But guess what? I mastered productivity.. most days. There are definitely days when I find myself staring at a blank document for 3 hours, not sure where the time went.

Well.. if we’re being honest, I know where it went. I was using my phone at the time, watching YouTube videos that started innocently enough, but somehow got me into the video rabbit hole where I went from a tutorial on making images with Canva, to a dog that knows how to surf.

It happens.

But I do try. Most days I succeed, even if I have checked Pinterest one too many times that day and don’t finish my writing goals until an hour before I was supposed to be waking up the next day.

That happens too.

So far, I am really selling myself on these tips! But seriously, they DO help. I have been ghostwriting and content writing and whatever-writing for about 10 years, so I have learned through trial and error. I know how to write an article in 6-8 minutes by the methods I have picked up, and I can tell when it is going to be a day where I really need to remind myself of these rules just to get it all done.

These are not rules I live by every single day, but they are more like.. suggestions. Things I try my best to follow as often as I can in order to get everything done.

1. Close the Browser Completely While You Write. I have gone back and forth on this, but I have learned that having any access to the internet is just not helpful. It’s too tempting. “Just checking Facebook real quick” always turns into anywhere between 10 minutes and 7 hours. So, I get all my brainstorming and research done, outline my articles/blog posts/reports, then close the browser completely. I have an old POS computer, so opening up a browser just to check my email is way too much trouble. Sometimes you have to trick yourself.

2. Turn On a Timer For 1-3 Hour Blocks. This isn’t some magical tool or a big mystery. A lot of people do it, especially freelancers and business owners who don’t have a boss walking behind their cubicle every 30 minutes, pretending they are picking up yet another fax (but is probably just a blank piece of paper they faxed to themself), but really are just reminding you to get back to work.

The reason I don’t go over 3 hours at a time is because I need to give my hands a break, and my dogs don’t hold their pee as well as I do.

So i set my timer, and during that block of time, I am not allowed to do anything else but write. There is some kind of weird voodoo witch magic that happens when you know you’re being timed. It is really hard not to work.

3. Take a Break At Least Every 3 Hours. This is how my day goes: I do all my brainstorming, to-do lists, researching, and outlining during the first hour or so of my day. Then when it is “writing time”, I set the timer, close the browser, and write. Every time the timer goes off, I stop working, take the dogs out, and grab a snack.  Sure, let’s say it’s a healthy snack and definitely not a pint of ice cream.

4. Time Your Breaks. I have learned this the hard way. I have had many days where my first block of writing went great, I took my break, innocently turned on Netflix, then suddenly I have watched the entire first season of Westworld.

Oops. That was a LONG break. So I now time my breaks as well. I typically turn on a timer on my phone for 10-15 minutes per break. But only after my dog’s potty break. It’s not my fault if they don’t like that grass or that one or that one.

*Fun fact: They rarely choose the grass, but find the sidewalk to be oddly satisfying.

5. I Said No Internet. Turn Off Your Damn Phone. Okay, so I’m not perfect. I know how to trick myself into doing something I know I shouldn’t do, but can still get away with. Sure, my browser is off and I’m totally not checking the internet. But you didn’t say anything about your phone, me. I sometimes have to catch myself and not just turn the phone on vibrate, but put it on silent, and place it face-down inside the washing machine because I have no self control.

6. Write it Down, Then Move On. I have this problem where my brain can’t seem to focus on just one thing. It may look like I am writing a PLR article, but really I am writing a PLR article, deciding what to eat for dinner, thinking about the book I’m currently reading, naming my imaginary first born, decorating every room of the house I don’t own, and practicing the speech for the novel prize I fully intend to win when I turn 112 and finally get around to that novel I’m going to write. But also writing an article. It’s a serious problem, you guys.

So I have a notebook next to me where I jot down whatever I am thinking about, then get back to work.

7. Multi-Tasking Isn’t Helpful. STOP IT. Okay, so here’s the thing. Multi-tasking, when it comes to certain things, is total crap. Stop doing it. Seriously. Yeah, multi-tasking when it comes to cleaning the bathroom while you have a load of laundry in the washer is awesome. You have just done 2 very productive, adult things at one time. But with writing and various other work projects, it doesn’t help.

This is what happens to me. Say I have 4 different writing projects to get done today. I say.. oh, well I’ll just go back and forth, so I get a little done from each one. I won’t get bored, and I’m making a dent in each one. So I write an article for my bundle, and then a blog post for my launch, and then I create an image for my store. I keep going back and forth like this. But usually what this results in is constantly having to shift my focus from one thing to another. That shift in focus breaks up your routine and actually makes everything take a lot longer. 

8. No Sleep Until You Get it DONE. This is something I turned into a rule for myself when I kept doing the “I’ll get it done tomorrow” dance. You know the one. It’s 10pm and you’re tired and in bed, and it’s just 5 more articles, so why not just write them in the morning? You add it to tomorrow’s goals, but then that means you have more to do, so you have 10 leftover that night. It keeps going until it is Sunday and suddenly you are 75 pages behind.

So I have a rule (I mostly kinda stick to) where I don’t go to sleep until the writing for that day is done.

9. You Can Have Time Off When You Meet Your Goals. Since I know myself and that I’m not going to stick to rule #8 every time, I made up rule #9. If there are weeks where I have put off a little too much work and have leftover writing to do on Friday, I force myself to work the weekend. It is supposed to encourage me to do more during the week to get things done so I can have days off. Realistically, the last time I had a day off, Donald Trump was still a… (enter your own punchline here).

10. Coffee is Allowed On Your Diet. 

So now that you have all my secrets (and excuses), you can get to work. Your break is over.

Amazon Products You Can Promote With YOGA PLR

 

Let’s talk YOGA PLR!

Today’s email (you can opt in here), talked all about the top Yoga PLR packs and bundles from my favorite PLR sellers. If you have a health, wellness, fitness, or weight loss blog, then you definitely want to check some of these out. What I noticed is that it is actually hard to find good yoga PLR. I will be posting a new yoga PLR bundle in the store in the coming weeks, but until then, I wanted to provide you with some other great resources. The list is below:

Yoga PLR From the Top Sellers

Rachel (WholeFoodPLR) – Yoga For the Whole Food Vegan

Use Coupon: YogaLove to save $10!

Kate Rieger – Kundalini Yoga PLR Package

Master PLR – Yoga Articles, Infographics and Tweets

Content Shortcuts – Top 10 Yoga Benefits

Content Shortcuts – Relaxation for Stress Relief

Tribe Bloom – Yoga PLR

Tribe Bloom – 5 Bikram Yoga PLR Articles

Tribe Bloom – 23 HD Yoga Exercise Videos

 

I also wanted to give you an idea of the products you can promote. Below is a list of 20 of the top-rated and most popular yoga-related products on Amazon.

Top 20 Yoga Products on Amazon

1. Yoga Mate Perfect Yoga Towel – https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Mate-Skidless-Absorbent-Microfiber/dp/B00RJ97FTY

2. Peace Yoga Foam Exercise Blocks – https://www.amazon.com/Peace-Yoga-Foam-Exercise-Blocks-Turquoise/dp/B019YJQOI4

3. The Yoga Bible – https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Bible-Christina-Brown/dp/1582972427

4. Gaiam Grippy Yoga Socks – https://www.amazon.com/Gaiam-Grippy-Toeless-Medium-Heather/dp/B008EADJPG

5. Yoga Therapy For Back Pain – https://www.amazon.com/Therapy-Stress-Relief-Kanta-Barrios/dp/B004W0EP8M

6. Mind Over Lather Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray – https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Over-Lather-Lavender-Mint/dp/B010FWN1FI

7. Sukhi Yoga Strap – https://www.amazon.com/Sukhi-Yoga-Stretching-Improving-Flexibility/dp/B010U4UMKI

8. Sivan Health and Fitness Yoga Set – https://www.amazon.com/Sivan-6-Piece-Ultra-Exercise-Blocks/dp/B016CKO30Y

9. Ohm Store Yoga Singing Bowl Set – https://www.amazon.com/Ohm-Store-Tibetan-Meditation-Singing/dp/B01A6B0ICC

10. Non-Slip Skid Yoga Pilates Socks – https://www.amazon.com/Slip-Pilates-Socks-Grips-Cotton/dp/B00HIR58SC

11. Yoga Anatomy Second Edition – https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Anatomy-2nd-Leslie-Kaminoff/dp/1450400248

12. How to Yoga Coffee Mug – https://www.amazon.com/How-Coffee-Coaster-Unemployed-Philosophers/dp/B015RMY9UW

13. Yoga Reiki Prayer Stones – https://www.amazon.com/JOVIVI-Chakras-Gemstone-Bracelet-Stones/dp/B018FUUBJQ

14. SYourself Yoga Towel – https://www.amazon.com/Syourself-Yoga-Towel-72-x24-Soft-Perfect/dp/B01LXY0OG5

15. Wacces Yoga Wheel – https://www.amazon.com/Wacces-Stretching-Comfortable-Backbends-Flexibility/dp/B01CRGNHP4

16. Trevida Yoga Cushion – https://www.amazon.com/Trevida-Burgundy-Organic-Buckwheat-Meditation/dp/B0182X9VEW

17. Reehut Yoga Blocks – https://www.amazon.com/Reehut-2-PC-Yoga-Blocks-Flexibility/dp/B01G35V02W

18. 90 Degree by Reflex Yoga Pants – https://www.amazon.com/90-Degree-Reflex-Power-Pants/dp/B00IDHFZHA

19. Black Mountain Stability Ball – https://www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-Ball-Purple-75cm/dp/B00K5VUQOY

20. Yoga Over 50 DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-over-50-8-Routines/dp/B00ADO9C9I

You can also download the PDF version of this list by clicking here.

Lots of Free PLR to Download

 

 

Want some free PLR? Me too!

If you are like me, you love free stuff! That is why I wanted to give you some resources for grabbing free PLR. Not only do you get some free content you can customize and add to your blog, website, or emails, but it also lets you see the quality that these PLR sellers produce. It is a great way to test out their PLR before you make a purchase.

All of the following links go to free PLR from that seller. I have only included the top PLR sellers who provide quality writing and that I personally vouch for.

* I also have a FREE PLR section at Health & Wellness PLR, but I am not going to list the packs individually. You can see all 10 of them here. I usually post something new to the section every week.

BuyPLRToday:

Free Crossfit PLR Pack

30-Day PLR Challenge

BuyHealthPLR:

Free Anti-Aging PLR

Free Pregnancy Health PLR

Free Sun Safety PLR

Master PLR:

Free Health PLR

Tribe Bloom:

Free Weekly Social Graphics

Piggy Makes Bank:

Back to School Lunch PLR

Free Walking For Fitness PLR

Free Creating Habits PLR

List Magnets:

Free Self Improvement Tips PLR

30 Tips For Choosing Healthy Fats

5 Free Veggie Recipes With Photos

Whole Food PLR:

Free Paleo PLR

 

Happy Downloading!

​​​​​​​

 

Ways to Use Journaling PLR

 

 

One of the top trending topics of 2016 was journaling, and it isn’t ending there. In 2017, I think I saw more people mentioning using journals and planners for their resolutions than ever before. If you are an internet marketer looking to promote TOP products, then journaling is definitely a micro-niche to check out. Here are some different ways you can take advantage of journaling PLR, which is going to provide quality content written for you that you just need to customize and add to your blog.

Add More Posts to Your Blog

First of all, you can use your journaling PLR to add more posts to your blog. You already know that to have a successful blog, you not only need to add posts regularly, but quality content. Here at Health & Wellness PLR, we have a big Journaling PLR Bundle that includes everything you need to get started. The bundle includes 15 articles, a report, images, and social media posts all ready to go.

If you purchased this bundle, you could use the 15 articles to start adding posts to your blog, as well as incorporating the report as well. Break up the report into more blog posts, or use the articles for the posts, and the report as an opt-in.

Create a Content Upgrade Report

Content upgrade reports allow you to add a report to your opt-in, so that when someone signs up for your list, they get access to the free report. It is a great way to get more subscribers on your list, which is an integral part of internet marketing.

Sue at BuyPLRToday has a great Journaling PLR Pack that comes with an 11-page report called Joy of Journaling. This report is the perfect content upgrade for you. It already comes with an eCover you can edit and 12 Word templates, as well as other bonus content. Grab the Journaling report, customize it and edit so that it is unique, and give it away to your subscribers. Trust me – they will love it!  This can also be a free gift to people currently on your list, as well as an opt-in for new subscribers. People LOVE free stuff.

Turn it Into a Autoresponder Series

If you have not been taking advantage of creating autoresponders, there is no better time to do it. You can have an entire series that people opt-in to, where you send some of the journaling PLR you have picked up. It is really easy to post a new journaling PLR article on your blog, then have a link to your opt-in where they can read more about this topic through the autoresponders.

When you do this, you have lots of opportunities to promote products like journals, art supplies, pens and pencils, planners, and similar products.

For example, you can create an autoresponder series that talks about a specific type of journaling.  April at Niche Starter Packs has a pack that includes 10 articles about Bullet Journaling. You can use these as an email series or even put them together to create a challenge.

Recommended Niches For Journaling PLR

Keep in mind that there are actually a lot more niches that journaling fits in than just journaling itself. Here is a look at some of the niches that you can use journaling PLR with:

Mental health – Naturally, journaling PLR is perfect if you are in the mental health niche, particularly with stress, anxiety, and depression topics.

Weight loss – Journaling is often recommended for people who are losing weight, as it helps them track their water intake, diet, fitness, and more.

Self-Improvement – If you have a blog about general wellness and self-improvement, you can use some of these PLR articles to talk about the benefits and how journaling helps with self-discovery and awareness.

Business and Finance – Yep, there are even niches out of health that journaling PLR works with! If you have a finance blog, recommend starting a bullet journal as people can easily keep track of their personal and business finances with it.

DIY – Journaling PLR is great for DIY blogs and websites, as many people enjoy being creative with their journals.

Have fun with the topic of journaling and think outside the box to really let it help you promote and provide quality content to your readers at the same time.

 

New Journaling PLR With My Bonus

 

Hello Friends!

I wanted to quickly tell you about a new Journaling PLR pack by Sue at BuyPLRToday.

The Journaling PLR pack includes an 11-page report, editable ecovers, a Powerpoint eBook, 12 Word templates for the journal, and more bonus content.

Plus, Sue was gracious enough to give you guys a coupon for it. If you enter coupon code JENNJOURNAL, you will get $5 off the pack until the 5th. Make sure you order it before then to save.

My Bonus: This is the biggest bonus I have ever done (with brand new content), so definitely take advantage of it. When you buy Sue’s new Journaling Pack with my link, you will receive 10 New Journaling PLR Articles.

These are exclusive for this bonus only, so they never appear in my store and are not included in the Lifetime Membership. You have the opportunity to be one of the first and only people to use them for your blog. The Bonus articles include:

  1. Tips For Starting an Art Journal
  2. How to Track Your Mental Health With Journaling
  3. Types of Lists to Put in Your Bullet Journal
  4. What is a Vision Journal?
  5. Develop a Journaling Routine for Better Motivation
  6. Throw a Journaling Party For Your Friends
  7. The Power of a Mindfulness Journal
  8. Use Your Journal For Meal Planning
  9. Start a Weight Loss Journal
  10. Why You Should Keep To-Do Lists in Your Journal

I hope you enjoy her Journaling PLR pack!

 

PLR Roundup of Diet PLR

 

 

If you are looking for new PLR in the diet or nutrition niche, it can be difficult when you have to navigate a long list of PLR sites. I have compiled some top-notch PLR packs and bundles from some of the most reputable sellers. Not only do you know you are getting high-quality PLR, but the list makes it easy to pick and choose the diet topics you are looking for.

Niche Starter Packs 

Paleo Meal Ideas

Dieting on a Budget

Smoothie Bowls

Piggy Makes Bank

Intermittent Fasting

Sugar Detox

Clean Eating

BuyPLRToday 

Paleo Diet PLR

Low Carb Living PLR

Whole Food PLR 

Paleo For Beginners

Paleo New Year

Paleo For Weight loss

Master PLR 

Low-Carb Diet PLR Pack

Paleo Diet PLR Package

Buy Health PLR 

Gluten-Free PLR Pack

Content Shortcuts

Sugar-Free For Weight Loss

Plant Based Diets Bundle

Clean Eating PLR

Health & Wellness PLR (ME!)

I also have a few diet-related PLR packs and bundles you might be interested in.

Clean Eating PLR Pack

21-Day Fix PLR Bundle

Keto Diet 101

Paleo Meal Planning

 

 

 

Start the Year Off Right With Journaling PLR

 

 

 

Happy Almost-Holidays! I have some new health PLR for you at Health & Wellness PLR. This time it is a big PLR bundle all about Journaling.

I love to release these bundles because I get to be creative and add tons of content. The bundle is on sale for $10 just until Tuesday, December 27th, then it goes up to its original price. It is an amazing deal if you can get it now.

The Journaling PLR Bundle includes:

15 Articles

5-Page Report w/Cover

15 Images

15 Tweets

15 Facebook Posts

Here is a look at the articles and report included in the bundle:

15 Journaling Articles

1. The Health Benefits of Writing in a Journal (471 words)
2. Fun Journaling Prompts to get Started (419 words)
3. 5 Different Types of Journals (532 words)
4. 4 Tips For Using a Journal to Lose Weight and Get Fit (533 words)
5. How Journaling Can Help You Achieve Your Goals (375 words)
6. 4 Tips For Keeping a Travel Journal (450 words)
7. Tips for Motivating Yourself to Keep Journaling (497 words)
8. What is a Happiness Journal? (432 words)
9. Pros and Cons of Sharing Your Journal With Others (450 words)
10. Why You Should Start a Gratitude Journal (463 words)
11. What is Bullet Journaling? (462 words)
12. How Journals Can Be a Lifesaver to Anxiety Sufferers (462 words)
13. Why Journaling is Good For Mental Health (403 words)
14. Ways to Make Your Journal Pretty (456 words)
15. Questions to Answer in Your Journal (450 words)

Report: How to Organize Your Life With Bullet Journaling

5 pages, 3 sections, 2,204 words

1. Intro to Bullet Journaling
2. Why You Should Start a Bullet Journal
3. 5 Steps to Starting a Bullet Journal

Recommended Products to Promote

I have also put together a list of 5 Amazon products (these are not affiliate links) you can promote with this journaling PLR bundle. Take a look:

1. Faber-Castell Mixed Media Kit
2. Northbooks Journal 
3. Start Where You Are – Journaling Book 
4. Vintage Leather Notebook Journal 
5. Journaling Prompts

Check out the new Journaling PLR Bundle here and try to grab it while it is on sale.

Top Fertility-Related Amazon Products to Promote

 

 

I just added a new PLR pack to the store all about Boosting Fertility, so I thought I would give you some products recommendations you can promote. While all links included here are for Amazon products, many of them can be found at other retailers with their own affiliate programs.

All products listed are perfect to go with this PLR pack, but also just to promote fertility and infertility content in general. It includes a combination of products for men and women, those who are just starting to conceive, and couples having difficulty getting pregnant.

 

Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements

Fertilaid For Women

Fertilaid For Men

Organic Fertility Tea

First Response Multivitamin

Vitex Fertility Tea

Maca For Fertility

Nature Made Folic Acid

 

Conception Tools

Clearblue Fertility Monitor

Pre-seed Personal Lubricant

Clearblue Ovulation Tests

Fertility Aromatherapy Candle

Kimmidol Fertility Doll

Basal Body Thermometer

 

Fertility Books and Tests

Restoring Fertility

Making Babies

Taking Charge of Your Fertility

SpermCheck Fertility Test For Men

 

These are not affiliate links.

New Health PLR Added This Week

Hello Friends!

I wanted to let you know about some new health PLR that was added to the store this week. I have been busy adding PLR regularly, including one big bundle and 2 packs each week, including a free PLR (coming on Sunday, 12/18). This has been great for the store because it lets me provide a variety of new topics every few days with small and larger PLR packs, the big bundles, reports, and of course some free PLR as my gift to you.

This past week, I released the following PLR packs and bundles:

Men’s Health PLR Pack

This is an 8-pack of PLR articles all about improving men’s health. It covers regular diet and fitness tips, encourages men to try yoga, talks about herbs and supplements, and even goes over the benefits of Saw Palmetto.

Click here to see the list of topics in the Men’s Health PLR pack.

21-Day Fix PLR Bundle

The big PLR bundle this week was all about the 21-Day Fix. As always, it includes 15 articles, a 5-page report w/report cover, 15 images, 15 Tweets, and 15 Facebook posts. This bundle is the same price as the rest, but also included a bonus 5 product reviews for Amazon products. I am not going to include everything in the bundle, but here is a look at the articles included:

1. What is the 21-day Fix? (404 words)
2. Why You Should Try the 21-Day Fix (409 words)
3. What You Need to Start the 21-Day Fix (410 words)
4. Tips For Starting the 21-Day Fix Workout Program (396 words)
5. The 21-Day Fix Diet (425 words)
6. What Is Included in the 21-Day Fix Workout Program? (411 words)
7. Coping with Double Work Out Days (458 words)
8. Meal Prep For the 21-Day Fix Diet Plan (417 words)
9. Guide to Freezing Your Food Ahead of Time (418 words)
10. How to Lower Your Grocery Bill (422 words)
11. Simple Grocery List For the 21-Day Fix Diet (572 words)
12. Wake Up to These 21-Day Fix Breakfasts (413 words)
13. Try These 21-Day Fix Snacks and Desserts (405 words)
14. Quick and Easy 21-Day Fix Lunches (440 words)
15. Healthy and Filling 21-Day Fix Dinners (473 words)

Get all of these articles, plus a PLR report, images, reviews, and social media posts by clicking here.

Leaky Gut PLR Pack

Gut health is a topic in health that always seems to be trending. I was browsing Pinterest this week and noticed that it was the TOP trending topic on multiple days. This is major news for marketers. If you like to promote health products, I highly recommend covering gut health. This is why I came up with a small 5-pack of articles all about Leaky Gut. Here is a look at what the pack offers:

1. What is Leaky Gut? (430 words)
2. Easy Ways to Improve Gut Health (437 words)
3. Top Supplements For Leaky Gut (439 words)
4. Signs You Have Leaky Gut (489 words)
5. Healthy Foods For Leaky Gut (431 words)

Get the Leaky Gut PLR pack for just $5.

Honey For Health PLR Pack

This PLR pack is perfect for those of you in the natural or holistic health niche. It includes 10 PLR articles that cover the health benefits of raw honey, and also mention bee pollen and its benefits. The PLR articles can be used as blog posts, put into a report or eBook, or used to send as individual emails in a series for your list. Plus, there is a lot you can promote at Amazon and other retailers just with this pack.

Check out the topics included in the Honey For Health PLR Pack by clicking here.

Anti-Aging Outlines

Last on the lsit for this week is a small (and cheap!) set of PLR outlines. These are great because you save money on them and are given all the titles and sections of each article. You simply need to fill in the blanks. I also provide a little info under each header section in the outlines so you know what to write about in that section.

You can get the 10 Anti-Aging Outlines for just $3.

If you want to know about my PLR on a daily basis, you can opt-in to my mailing list and also get a 15% off coupon.

How to Find a Writer to Customize Your PLR

 

 

Private label rights (PLR) provides an excellent opportunity for adding high-quality content to your blog, website, or email newsletters, without actually having to write it yourself. However, while you are not researching and writing the articles, you still need to do some editing. This is often referred to as customizing the PLR, since you are putting some of it in your own voice and editing certain sections so that it is unique and does not appear plagiarized.

If you are not comfortable with customizing the PLR yourself, you can hire a writer to do it for you. Here are some tips for looking for a good writer that you can trust to deliver quality results.

Know Where to Look

To start with, you need to know where to look for a good writer. My personal recommendation is to start with referrals, then begin looking elsewhere. Networking is really iportant with any business,and you might already know someone who is a writer themselves or knows a good one. Many freelance writers (myself included) rely heavily on these connections. When you decide to go elsewhere, I recommend the following resources:

Craigslist – I actually like Craigslist a lot, both for looking for freealncers and when I am looking for a writing job. It is free to use for this purpose, so you can either contact someone who has posted an ad about their writing services or post an ad yourself. If you are going to post your own ad, make sure you mention that they are editing or customizing PLR content. You want someone that knows what it is so they understand what type of writing and editing is required.

LinkedIn – LinkedIn is highly underreated, and I admit to not using it as often as I probably should. You can use it similar to other job boards where you pay to post an ad, or what I recommend is searching through profiles. Writers who are familiar with PLR probably use this keyword in their profile, so it should be easy enough to search.

Google Search – The trick with searching Google or any other search engine for a writer is knowing what keyword to use, otherwise you will be looking through millions of results. Try to think of a keyword a writer or editor might put on their website in order to get better search results and search that, but within “quotation marks”. This is going to give you results for that entire phrase, not just one or two words from the phrase. Here are some examples:

“plr writer”

“plr editor”

“writer available”

Use your imagination and really think outside the box when trying to find writers through a search engine.

Social Media – You can also use this same keyword system to search social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to find a writer that is experienced with PLR editing.

Ask to See Examples

Once you start searching for writers and editors to help customize your PLR, you will then need to begin the ‘interview’ process. To start with, you should ask for samples of their work. It is ideal when a writer has the original version of the document, then the edited version. Otherwise, just look to see examples of some writing they have done to get an idea of their overall writing style. If you choose to, you can also ask for references. This is really up to you and a personal preference. Another idea is to try them out by customizing just a few PLR articles, then deciding if they are a good fit. But make sure you pay them!

Pay Attention to the Signs

Whenever you are hiring a writer, there are certain signs to pay attention to. This applies for a writer that is writing your PLR from scratch or just customizing it. There are good and bad signs to consider. For example, some good signs are a writer who pays attention to detail, such as answering all questions you asked in your ad. Other good signs are someone who responds to you promptly and uses proper spelling and grammar in their response. They don’t need to be asked multiple times to provide certain types of samples.

Here are some red flags that you probably have not found the right person:

  • They don’t follow directions
  • They take too long to respond
  • You have to repeat the same question multiple times
  • They don’t understand what PLR is
  • Their samples show very minimal customizing
  • The individual has major spelling or grammatical errors in their communications or samples

Keep in mind for a writer who can rewrite some of your PLR, you don’t necessarily need someone that has done this type of work before, but they should at least understand what PLR is. If they just don’t seem to understand, it is going to be hard for them to understand how you want your PLR customized.

What Not to Do

 

As one final note, I wanted to remind you that you should always pay your PLR writers, even if they are submitting a custom sample to you. If you want to find out if a freelancer is up to the task and can customize PLR how you want it, it is okay to request a test sample, but you should still pay them for this. Never ask for them to do work you don’t intend to pay for, no matter how you word it.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions on the subject.

Lifetime Pass Membership: Frequently Asked Questions

lifetime-membership-pass-1

 

 

As you might already know, I added a Lifetime Pass Membership to the Health & Wellness PLR store. This membership allows you to get access to everything in the store now, and everything in the store in the future, for one low price.

The product page for the membership does have an FAQ section, but since it has been released, I have had more specific questions regarding the membership and how it works. So here are some more FAQs for you:

Will the free PLR be listed?

Yes! The free PLR is always listed on the membership page, so you can download those quick and easy.

How quickly do you add new content to the membership page?

Immediately. As soon as content is added to the store, it is added immediately to your membership page. By the time you see content or get notice of new PLR content in the daily email sent out, it is already available to download.

How can I be notified when you have new content?

The best way to be notified of new PLR content is to sign up for my mailing list, which you can access on the sidebar of healthandwellnessplr.com. I send out daily emails and always include all new content that is added to the store. You can also log-in on your membership page, and see the most recent content at the top of the page.

I purchased the membership, but haven’t received access. Now what?

You should have gotten an email with information for accessing the membership page. Try checking your spam folder first. If you signed up for an account before or during the purchase, it is accessible by logging into your account. If you still can’t find it, email me with a copy of your receipt and I will get it to you right away.

Visit the Lifetime Pass Membership page to view the full list of FAQs.

 

PLR Customizing Tips: Adding Your Voice to PLR Content

customizingplr

 

If you have been using PLR for a while, you know how important it is to customize it. This involves rewriting some of the content so that it is original, unique, and doesn’t throw up any plagiarism flags.

Reminder: You can run it through Copyscape as you customize to ensure it is unique and not too close to other content.

However, it is also important that your readers get to know your voice. This is a big part of customizing and rewriting sections of PLR content. It not only makes it more unique, but allows your readers to recognize your style of writing; this is what they will come back for.

Here are a few tips that will help you get the content written in your own voice.

Read Through the Content First

The very first thing I like to do when customizing or rewriting anything is to read the entire piece all the way through, whether it is an article or report. This lets you absorb the information, and as you go along, you will hear in your head (or your voice if reading it out loud) the different things you would change. The stylistic differences between the PLR you buy and the way you typically write your own content will be evident.

After reading through it the first time, read it again, but this time mark the areas you definitely want to change. You can do this with the document’s tools, such as bolding those areas or changing the font color. Anything to make it obvious where you want to start making your changes.

Make Basic Changes

As you would any time you were customizing PLR, you will begin editing it by making the basic changes. The things you should always change with every PLR is the title, introduction and conclusion, headings and subheadings, and the way bullet points and numbered lists are words. This is easy to do and you will already be adding in your voice and personal touch to the content. These are also the things that plagiarism trackers will identify first, so try to change them as much as you can.

Do More Extensive Customizing

With the basic editing out of the way, you can go back through the content and start rewriting anything you marked when you read through the content the second time. It may take a few tweaks until you get it right, but soon you will be able to read the article and it suddenly sounds as if you wrote it yourself.

Tip: Read some blog posts you have written yourself and notice patterns in the way you write. You can usually pick up on them by reading your content start to finish, preferably out loud. Everyone has their own quirks when writing. Even a simple email can tell a lot about your writing style.

Develop a Personal Style

This is more about the overall formatting of your content and how you put it together, not necessarily the voice in the content itself. It is just another way to make your PLR content more unique.

Try developing a style that makes it obvious in every single blog post that it is your content. Your readers will soon recognize it. It can be as something as simple as using a particular color of font for your headings and subheadings, adding a fun signature to the bottom of the post, or bolding and italicizing certain words and phrases you find useful.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.