Category: Blog

Do You Have to Edit Your PLR?

 

This blog post is going to address a common question: do you need to edit and customize the PLR you purchase, before you add it to your blog?

The short answer? No. 

When you get private label rights to content (at least mine), I have only a few simple rules. Don’t sell it to anyone else or give them the rights, and don’t put my name on it. How you choose to use it beyond that is completely up to you.

So why edit or customize the PLR? There are a few reasons.

  1. It needs to be relevant to your blog or list. I write in a casual, conversational tone with all of my PLR. That may work perfectly for your blog posts, but you might also want to add a little to it. Perhaps you change some of the wording to first person, add in your own links, or completely change some of the content to be in your own voice. Totally up to you!

Personalizing the PLR is also what is going to make you stand out as an authority on the topic.

Think about when you personally look something up on Google or whichever search engine you prefer. You probably find similar information on more than one website or blog, but you have reasons for choosing one or the other to read.

Why?

Sometimes it is a matter of recognizing the sources, but a lot of times it is how the content is written and represented.

  1. You don’t want to get dinged by search engines. I am no internet traffic expert, my experience is in coming up with topics and writing content. But from what I know, if your content is exactly the same from beginning to end as someone else’s (like someone else who used the PLR and didn’t edit it at all), you might get dinged for duplicate content.

This is also why I encourage people to buy exclusive or limited PLR when they can. With less competition, there is a lot less editing that needs to be done.

Are you short on time and need to get the content out ASAP? Try this. 

I know it’s not always possible to do a lot of customizing or rewriting of PLR, which is probably why you choose prewritten content in the first place. But just because you are customizing it for your own needs, does NOT mean you are practically rewriting the entire thing.

It is more about tweaking the content to work for you. 

If it were me and I was short on time, this is what I would do first:

  1. Change the Title – This should only take a few minutes, depending on how unique you want your title to be. But I highly recommend at least changing the blog post title to something that is either more relevant to your blog, or just different what was the original PLR title is.
  2. Rewrite the Intro (or at least first few sentences) – I know intros are tough – in fact, I write them last because they are harder for me to write than the rest of the article. BUT, you don’t have to change the entire thing. At the very least, write your own opening sentence in a blog post or email that relates to you and your blog. It will be a much more personal introduction to the content for your readers.
  3. Write My Own Conclusion– If it were my blog, I would also want to add my own closing paragraph. This might include a link to another related blog post, reminding them to sign up for your email list, or just providing another tips or two related to the topic. Make it personal!
  4. Change the Subheadings– I like to break up my content with subheadings because content is much easier to read that way. You can very easily change them, which is a super fast way to make the content more unique to you.

With just those few things, you have spent maybe 5-10 minutes on editing the content, and can post it on your blog or send your email, and you’re good to go!

I hope this helped answer your question. Let me know if you need any help!

Jenn

 

Earn More Money From Your Blog With PLR Cheat Sheets

 

Jenn here from Health & Wellness PLR. Today, I want to talk to you about using cheat sheets, specifically when you buy cheat sheets as PLR – or prewritten content. These cheat sheets come with private label rights, allowing you to customize them with your own information, but keep you from having to create them from scratch.

Keep reading to find out what cheat sheets are and how to use them for your blog. I also have some awesome ones for you if you are interested in adding content about natural skincare.

What is a Cheat Sheet?

Cheat sheets are essentially fact sheets that provide brief, summarized information of the topic. They become an easy reference for anyone that just wants to look up basic info about a topic without actually reading through a long article or report.

I like to think of them as a bigger version of an infographic – they are very similar, except cheat sheets are usually a page or so long as a document, while infographics are smaller and for visual purposes.

 

5 Ways to Use Cheat Sheets – How to Use PLR Cheat Sheets to Earn More Money From Your Blog

I highly recommend buying cheat sheets as PLR whenever you can. These provide good templates to start with and all the essential information, but they are always editable, so you can add in your own customization, change the wording, and add your own logos or graphics.

Here are my 5 tips for using PLR cheat sheets:

Tip #1: Use Them as a Free Opt-in Gift – Everyone wants more subscribers, right? You can create a new opt-in page on your blog or site that uses the cheat sheet as incentive. Give it away for free when they sign up for your list.

Tip #2: Give it Away to Your List – If you want to tell your current subscribers about the new content you have on your blog, whether it is a series of blog posts about skincare, or you want to send them to your report or eBook opt-in page, you can give the cheat sheet (s) away as content upgrade.

This gets them to open up your email, and become more interested in the topic.

Tip #3: Create Infographics for Social Media – When you buy cheat sheets that are less than a page long (like the skin condition fact sheets here), they are perfect for converting into infographics.

Once they are turned into graphics, you can then share them on social media, and have them linking to your landing or opt-in pages, or just blog posts about natural skincare products you are trying to promote.

Tip #4: Add Them to eBooks or Reports – Do you want to customize the natural skincare reports or eBooks you just purchased? You can insert one or multiple cheat sheets into this content to make it more unique and increase the length.

I think the skin condition cheat sheets I have in my skincare upgrade PLR package would be perfect for this. You could use each one as a chapter image, since there are 5 chapters in the eBook about these skin conditions.

Tip #5: Promote Products with the Cheat Sheets – Regardless of which method you choose, don’t forget to customize the cheat sheets with your own information, and add affiliate links.

Each one of them mentions products, especially with the first cheat sheet you get (see it here), where you can link to the products mentioned and get some affiliate sales while also providing a valuable resource.

My Natural Skincare Cheat Sheets – All Ready For You to Customize!

In my most recent PLR package, Natural Skincare PLR Special, I have 1 cheat sheet created in the main prewritten content package, with another 5 in the upgrade offer. Here is a preview of these cheat sheets so you get an idea of what they look like:

Choosing Natural Skincare Products – This is the cheat sheet I created for the main product here. This entire PLR package is all about switching to more natural, toxic-free products for skincare and beauty, so I put together a super handy cheat sheet that covers the following:

Toxic Ingredients to Avoid
Derivatives and Preservatives
Natural Skincare Products
Drugstore Natural Skincare Brands
Additional Tips

Skin Condition Fact Sheets – Then for the upgrade here, which is about chronic and common skin conditions, I included 5 fact sheets about each skin condition I covered, which are rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and seborrheic dermatitis. These have the following sections:

What the Skin Condition is
The Risk Factors
Common Triggers
What it Looks Like
How to Manage it

I hope this helped you understand prewritten cheat sheets a little better! They are a great tool for earning more from your blog, whether you are selling content packages, getting more subscribers, or promoting products with them.

Jenn

How I Created a PLR Report from Articles

 

I recently released a new PLR pack in the store about Perfectionism, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to show you exactly how I turn articles into a report. I have done this for you in the pack, but now you will also know how to do it yourself for other packs. Specifically, how to choose which articles to include in the report, and in what order.

Step #1: Look at the List of Articles

This is obvious. You need to know what articles you are working with, read the titles thoroughly, and start to work on an order that makes sense to you. With a report, you really want it to flow nicely, from one section or chapter to the next. This is why it is important to get that order right.

Below is an image of the text document I provide when I create PLR packs. This is a list of the articles included – and the word counts. Knowing the word counts also helps, because if you have articles especially short or long, you might want to combine them or break them up.

 

Step #2: Figure Out a Good Order for the Report

As you can see, the articles don’t really follow a specific sequence, so you want to switch them up so that they work in a report. What I like to do is first copy and paste the same list of articles beneath the original list, then move them around that way. I only do this so that I can keep the original document intact. You don’t have to 🙂

This image below shows how I copy/paste the list.

 

I then decided to rearrange them a little bit. Looking at the list of articles, I tried to figure out how I wanted my report to begin. For the topic of Perfectionism, I decided the first section of the report should give some background/general info of what it is, then go into the different tips for living as a perfectionist.

This is why I chose the “Your Views of Perfectionism and How They Affect You” article. It made sense to me that this would first show them why it can be hard to deal with. A good opener for the report. Then I went with the “Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist” next, as it provides a good flow to the next phase of understanding perfectionism.

Here is the final order I went with. You can see the original articles list on top, and my new list for the report on the bottom.

Step #3: Setting Up Your Report

Now that you know the order of your articles, you can create your report. This is actually a lot easier than it might seem! You are simply copy/pasting, then editing the content to be unique.

The first thing I do is open a new text document and number the sections of the report, which is the articles we just arranged. Here is what that looks like:

 

This is how I set up most reports:

  1. Open up each article document. I like to open them up in the order of how they are going in the report, but it’s not necessary.
  2. Create a new document for the report. Add the list of articles we just made, number them, and bold them so they are easy to see.
  3. Copy and paste each article under the corresponding section header. Make sure you double-check that it is going in the right place.
  4. Edit the content. Before formatting the report, you want to edit the content to be unique. You can do this with each individual article before putting them into a report, but I find it easier to work with the report as a whole. Here are some tips for editing your PLR content.
  5. Finish formatting the report and add images. When I provide you guys with reports, I don’t usually add images, but I often provide royalty-free images that would go good with that content. You can either use these or find your own. It is great to have images for your readers as it keeps them engaged.

The following image shows you what my final report ended up looking like. You will also get it when you buy the Perfectionism PLR pack as a free bonus I included.

 

Have any questions? Let me know! I’m happy to help.

 

More Bonuses Added for the Healthy Eating Social Posters

Hey guys!

Yesterday I told you about the new Healthy Eating Social Posters PLR package Darren Ross just launched, which already comes with 5 awesome bonuses, but I wanted to provide you with some related content from my store as well.

I know. I have a serious problem with giving stuff away. But – to your benefit right?

Before I get into the additional bonuses, the answer is YES – if you bought this through my link yesterday, the new bonuses will be available to you! Just go to your JVZoo account, look at your purchases, click on the Healthy Eating Social Posters, and scroll down to the bonus area. You should see my bonus there for you to download.

As a reminder, you get the following with this package:

100 Healthy Eating Quote Posters
Excel Spreadsheet With Quotes
Front End Sales Page
Sales Video
Social Swipes Kit
Camtasia Video Project File
Setup Guide

And the 5 bonuses already included by using my link are:

1. 100 Healthy Eating Stock Images
2. 25 Healthy Eating PLR Articles
3. 6 Social Media Poster Banner Ads
4. Healthy Eating Book
5. Healthy Eating Infographics

My NEW Bonuses

Now for the fun part! I have added 5 PLR products from my store that I think would go perfect for the Healthy Eating niche, 3 of which are bundles. This is a lot of content for you to use with your new social posters.

You will get 75 pages of content in total, valued at $90. The bonuses include:

Bonus #1. Clean Eating PLR Pack (here)

This is a PLR pack with 10 high-quality articles on the following topics:

1. The Basics of Clean Eating (454 words)
2. How Clean Eating Cooking is Different (441 words)
3. Tips for Transitioning to a Clean Eating Diet (406 words)
4. How to Eat Out With Clean Eating (466 words)
5. Clean Eating as a Vegetarian (482 words)
6. Tips for Saving Money on Clean Eating (454 words)
7. Quick and Easy Clean Eating Breakfasts (424 words)
8. Simple Clean Eating Lunches (438 words)
9. Filling and Healthy Clean Eating Dinners (513 words)
10. Clean Eating Desserts (408 words)

Bonus #2. Nutrition PLR Pack (here)

With this bonus, you get the following 5 article topics:

1. Foods That Help Your Digestion (416 words)
2. Why You Should Cut Back On Sugar (430 words)
3. The Most Versatile Fruits and Veggies (486 words)
4. Health Benefits of Goji Berries (427 words)
5. Ways to Add More Grains to Your Diet (412 words)

Bonus #3. Growing Your Own Food PLR Bundle (here)

The Growing Your Own Food PLR bundle is extremely popular. It is a big bundle with the following:

15 Articles
5-Page Report
Report Cover
15 Images
15 Tweets
15 Facebook Posts

Bonus #4. Healthy Meal Planning PLR Bundle (here)

You are also getting another super popular PLR bundle from my store about healthy meal planning. This bundle has:

15 Articles
5-Page Report
Report Cover
15 Images
15 Tweets
15 Facebook Posts

Bonus #5. Fall Superfoods PLR Bundle (New-ish!) (here)

If you didn’t grab my Fall Superfoods PLR Bundle a couple weeks ago, now is your chance! This bundle includes:

15 Articles
5-Page Report
3 Report Covers
15 Royalty-Free Images
15 Social Media Posts

>>Click Here to Get the Social Posters Bundle With The Previous 5 Bonuses AND My 5 New Bonuses<<

How I Manage My Time (as a Major Workaholic)

 

I have what they call “The inability to focus on just one thing” syndrome. Also called.. workaholic-ism (sure let’s make that a real word). It’s not just a matter of Shiny Object Syndrome (which I think everyone has to a certain point), but I really just like to pile on the work as much as possible.

I don’t necessarily recommend it, but if this sounds like something you do, you might be like me where your biggest struggle is managing your time.

I’m no expert, but since I love reading what other people do for productivity and managing their time better while working on multiple projects, I figured I would share with you what has been working for me.

1. I am a Stickler for Lists

If you don’t currently keep about a million lists, you’re doing it wrong. I wouldn’t get shit done if I didn’t have about 5 different to-do lists to focus on every day. It might seem like overkill, but I have so many projects going at one time, this is the only way I am going to get everything done.

The reason I don’t just have one daily to-do list is because it doesn’t provide enough detail for each task of an individual project. So, I have one main to-do list of what needs to be done that day. Then for each of those main projects, I have a separate to-do list that shows the individual tasks to be done.

It works great at motivating me to finish everything if for no other reason than I feel accomplished every time I can cross something off one of my many lists.

2. I Work in 2-Hour Time Blocks

This is something I have started doing recently, and to be honest with you, I don’t always keep up with it. It really depends on the day and what I have going on. But on days when there is mostly writing to be done, I find 2-hour blocks to work the best. This allows me to really sit down and get a big bulk of writing done in those time blocks, but also gives my brain and my hands a rest from all the typing.

Working in time blocks lets you set a different project for each time block, but you can decide on how long they should be. I recommend a short break in between each one, but if you have a habit of a “quick break” turning into a “short 5-hour Netflix marathon”, you might want to time them.

3. I Get Work Ready the Night Before

If there is one thing that helps the most (aside from my lists), this is it. It’s something I noticed over time based on my own personal habits. You may love spending the first hour every morning just working on what has to be done that day, that’s great! Congrats on being better than the rest of us 😛

For me, I have noticed if I don’t start my work day on the projects that need to be done immediately, I get lazy and my brain has a hard time focusing. What works for me is doing all the prep-work, whether it is making detailed lists, researching articles, or outlining blog posts the night before, so that when my work day begins in the morning, I just open up documents and go.

4. I Reward Myself for Finishing Projects

This is something I do when I am not working in strict time blocks, so really it is an alternative to that. There are some days where time blocks don’t work because I have all these mini projects, not necessarily a day that includes 12 hours of writing. On these days, it works better when I work on one project as quickly and efficiently as I can, then reward myself with something. As a TV junkie, it’s usually an episode of something on Netflix, but it can be anything you want. When I get into a really good book, it’s sometimes reading a chapter or two between each mini project I do throughout the day.

Sometimes playing tricks on yourself works best.

5. I Hit My Morning Routine Hard

I have talked about my morning routine before, which is really how I am getting ahead with work right now. I was stuck for a while in a huge rut where I had no motivation and massive burnout. I still do get burnout sometimes since I try to do too much, but for the most part, my morning routine has improved my work days.

Basically what I did is add some tasks to do right when I wake up, from doing a morning workout to journaling and sometimes doing motivation – in the hopes I won’t fall asleep in the process.

I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but that’s because it’s important – You have to do what works for YOU. If some things on this list won’t work for you, your lifestyle, or your schedule, don’t do them! Just find whatever helps keep you motivated and helps you to manage your time throughout the day.

Healthy Meal Planning PLR + My 61-Page Bonus

 

Get my 61-page bonus with this brand new Healthy Meal Planning PLR bundle.

I’m back with another big bonus for you! Ruth from Content Shortcuts has a new PLR special that was just launched this morning. It is all about healthy meal planning, which is great timing because summer is already half over! This is the time to start planning for the fall when the kids are back in school and you have busier work days. Now, your list can learn how to plan and prep their meals ahead of time, not only saving time and money, but helping them to stick to their healthy eating as well.

I am offering a bonus that includes (5) packs and bundles totaling 61 pages of content, as well as images and social media posts. But first, here is what you will get with Ruth’s Healthy Meal Planning bundle:

Healthy Meal Planning & Prep Report
Editable eCovers
Royalty-Free Images
Tweets
Social Media Graphics
Meal Planning Checklist
Bonus Report: 6 Meal Planning Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Keywords

This bundle is only $7 right now, but it is on a dimesale, so the price will continue to go up as more sales come in. The sooner you buy, the more you save.

My Bonus

 

Now for the bonus! You will get the following content from my Health & Wellness PLR store if you use my link:

Paleo Meal Planning PLR Pack – 10 articles, grocery list, product suggestions (to promote)
Healthy Meal Planning PLR Bundle – 15 articles, 5-page report, images, social media posts
Vegetarian PLR Bundle – 15 articles, 6-page report, images, social media posts
Autumn Harvest Cooking PLR Pack – 10 articles
Grow Your Own Food PLR Bundle – 15 articles, 5-page report, images, social media posts

That is a lot of content to add to the healthy meal planning special you are getting from Ruth, all for less than $10.

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

My MEGA Chronic Pain Bonus With This Anti-Inflammatory PLR Deal

Get My MEGA Bonus With This Big Anti-Inflammatory PLR Deal

Casey from Alph Media and Tribe Bloom just released a brand new PLR special called Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Chronic Pain, and I am offering up to $80 in bonuses when you use my link.

This PLR special includes the following:

Anti-Inflammatory eBook w/cover and images
eBook Sales Copy
7 Autoresponders
Report – Preventing Arthritis
Report – Healing Fibromyalgia with Essential Oils
Report – 5 Exercises for Easing Chronic Pain
15 Articles
20 Social Media Graphics
5 HD Anti-Inflammatory Recipe Videos

I know.. a crazy amount of content for the price, especially when you add in my bonus ????

But she didn’t stop there. The upgrade also has new PLR content, including more reports, articles, videos, and more.

My Bonuses

If you buy the main offer with my link, you will get a 38-page bonus of chronic pain-related content from my store, including 2 brand new PLR packs and bundles just added to the store. With this bonus, you get:

Arthritis PLR Pack – 10 articles
Herbs for Arthritis PLR Report – 5 pages
NEW Fibromyalgia PLR Pack – 10 articles
NEW Chronic Disorders PLR Report – 8 pages

After buying the main offer, there is an upgrade offer with an even bigger bonus for you. My natural health membership, Natural Healing PLR Club, covered chronic pain in March. I am offering this as a bonus if you buy the upgrade offer. It includes 50 pages and 20 graphics, including:

20 Articles
20 Social Media Graphics
Short Report: Essential Oils for Chronic Pain
Long Report: Food and Dietary Changes for Chronic Pain
10 Autoresponders: Lifestyle Changes for Chronic Pain
5 Product Reviews

This is awesome if you are not currently a member, or you joined after March and want the Chronic Pain content. You can read this blog post for a full list of what is included in the chronic pain bonus.

Click here to check out the Anti-Inflammatory PLR package and take advantage of these bonuses.

The 70-Piece Chronic Pain Bonus

If you want to know details about what was in the March content package about Chronic Pain, this is what you will get when you purchase the upgrade from Casey’s new special with my link:

20 Articles

How Yoga Helps With Chronic Pain (430 words)
Try These Herbs For Your Chronic Pain (403 words)
Healing Crystals That Can Be Beneficial (405 words)
Why You Should Try Aromatherapy (474 words)
Music Therapy and How it Helps With Chronic Pain (401 words)
Massage Styles and Techniques For Pain (420 words)
The Power of Exercise For Chronic Pain (405 words)
Tips For Taking a Healing Bath (431 words)
What is Heat Therapy? (407 words)
The Link Between Pain and Mental Illness (412 words)
Everyday Tips For Coping With Pain (419 words)
Important Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Chronic Pain (433 words)
Vitamins and Minerals to Help With Chronic Pain (412 words)
Try These Healing Teas (408 words)
How to Help Your Pain-Related Insomnia (438 words)
Lifestyle Changes For Managing the Pain (406 words)
Avoid These Pain Flare Triggers (418 words)
Why Every Chronic Pain Sufferer Should Keep a Journal (411 words)
Ways to Distract Yourself From the Pain (408 words)
Spices That Help With Chronic Pain (404 words)

Short Report: Essential Oils for Chronic Pain

5 pages, 10 sections, 2029 words

Lavender
Marjoram
Chamomile
Peppermint
Sandalwood
Rosemary
Wintergreen
Clove
Yarrow
Usage

Long Report: Dietary Changes for Managing Chronic Pain

10 pages, 8 sections, 3,984 words

Basic Diet Tips
Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Foods to Avoid
How to Handle Cravings
Diet For Arthritis Pain
Diet For Fibromyalgia
Diet For Crohn’s Disease
Keeping a Food and Pain Journal

Autoresponders: Lifestyle Changes Challenge for Chronic Pain

Start a Journal (268 words)

Create an Anti-Inflammatory Grocery List (257 words)
Do Meal Prepping (319 words)
Practice Breathing Exercises (316 words)
Create a New Workout Routine (267 words)
Try to Reduce Your Stress (265 words)
Aim For Getting Better Sleep (414 words)
Get Some Holistic Help For Your Pain (257 words)
Avoid Smoking and Alcohol (314 words)
Join a Support Group (262 words)

5 Product Reviews

Crystal Healing Balancing Set (434 words)
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser (514 words)
Healing Herbal Teas Paperback (506 words)
Chronic Pain Journal (455 words)
Music Medicine Paperback (470 words)

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

My Top Content Writing Tips

 

 

Hi Friends!

I’m back today to help you with your writing. Even if you like to use PLR for the majority of the content on your blog, there are going to be moments when you need to some writing on your own. This might be blog posts when you can’t find the PLR you need, editing your current PLR, or writing your emails.

I put together some tips based on things I personally use, and that I highly recommend others try out. You definitely don’t have to follow every single one of them, since we’re all different, but these are things I do on a daily basis.

1. Write Your Intro Last

One of the first things I learned in my writing career is that I have trouble starting things. It doesn’t matter if it is the intro for a blog post, the first line in an eBook, or the first sentence for an email I send out. I really struggle with those first few sentences. So, what do I do? I skip it and do it last!

If you are someone that takes longer to write simply because you don’t know how to start, then skip it for now and write the easiest part of the content. This might some of the headers and sections, or even the conclusion. Plus, once the rest of the content is done, the intro paragraph is actually much easier to write since you know what angle the content has taken.

2. Find Your Writing Sweet Spot

One of the biggest surprises in my writing career is the fact that apparently I’m a morning person. I used to be a “Wake up at noon and still be tired” type of person. I have no idea how I became someone who loves getting up early and working right away. When I started my full-time freelance career in 2010, I figured out pretty quickly that I no longer minded getting up early. I actually quite enjoy it. It’s something about those first few hours of the day before everyone is up, when the dogs are still too tired to want to play, and it’s dark and quiet, that is optimal for me.

But this isn’t true for everyone. You have to find your own writing sweet spot. This is the time of the day, the situation, and the environment most conducive for writing. Not just when you feel more productive, but when your brain and body can work together to get the writing done. I go through phases throughout the day. I like to do most of my PLR writing in the morning, which is when I can get it done quickly and the quality is always better. At night, I am better with the more creative and humorous writing, so this is when I do my emails.

You have to really listen to your mind and body, experiment, and figure out when and where your writing is best.

3. Ignore the Errors for Now

It is tempting to correct errors you make while writing, but I personally believe it interrupts your flow. You may have other writers who prefer to correct as they go so that they have less proofreading to do later, but I find it to take away from my work. If I am constantly fixing typing errors or changing my word usage, it gets me out of the writing mindset. I find that it works much more efficiently if I just leave them, keep writing, then fix them all at the end. At the very least, just fix the errors after each section instead of after every single word or sentence.

4. Research and Outline Beforehand

Before you write, make sure you know exactly what you’re writing about. You would actually be surprised by how many people write a blog post or article or other type of content while researching. I don’t understand this concept, I’ll be honest. It makes no sense to me.

What I do is work in batches, whether it’s all the articles for a PLR pack or a set of 5-10 for larger bundles and launches. I research everything, then I outline each article I am working on. By the time I’m ready to write, I just work one section at a time until I’m done. It is so much easier.

5. Improve Your Typing Skills

When you can, I would try to work on your typing speed if you think there is room for improvement. There isn’t going to be a magical typing speed that is ideal, but you could always type a little faster. I think a big reason I can get a lot done is because I do tend to type of the faster end of the spectrum. And all you really need is practice! The only reason I can type 100+ wpm is because I worked several years of data entry followed by 10 years of writing. That is a LOT of practice.

To test your speed, I always recommend typingtest.com. They have different tests to choose from, it’s always free, and it is also good for practicing.

6. Write in a Smaller Font

This is one of those tips you might find to be a little strange, but I’m also a little strange, so it makes sense. When I am done with my PLR, I always change it to Arial 12. This is a good standard font size and one that is easy to read. Plus, if anyone ever prints out something I write, it looks great on paper.

The problem is that when I am writing at such a large font, it just distracts me. I have no idea why. I prefer to keep Microsoft Word at the standard Calibri 11 that it is on when you first open up the document. It’s not so much in your face and it is easier to separate paragraphs into reasonable lengths. Again, I know this is odd, but it totally helps me.

7. Minimize ALL Distractions

I think one of the hardest parts about writing is that there are a million distractions. You could be writing PLR, an email, or a novel, and the distractions are just as frustrating. If you have finally found your groove and your magical writing zone, the last thing you want to do is keep getting interrupted.

I recommend shutting down and turning off everything. The only thing you should have open on your computer is your word processing program. Turn off your phone, close all the apps on your laptop, close down the browser, turn off the TV. Since all your researching is done, the browser should not be necessary.

8. Read it Out Loud Before Publishing

When you get to the end of writing your content, you will then read it through a few times to catch any errors you might have missed. You can either do this manually or by using your word processor’s Spell Check function. However, I still recommend reading it through one more time, preferably out loud, or at least without skimming. Read it like you would a novel.

This helps you catch a lot of minor errors or things you want to change. You might have used a word too often, want to adjust some sentence structure, or change your voice in one of the sections. So much can be fixed just by reading your own stuff.

*9. Run it Through Copyscape

Always remember to run your completed content through Copyscape before publishing! Copyscape is only 5 cents for each time you check something and is well worth it. I know there are other plagiarism checkers, but I find this one to be the most accurate. Even if you didn’t plagiarize, sometimes your sentences can be too similar to something already on the internet, and it creates a problem.

That’s it. I hope this helped!

 

Why I Love Coloring Books for the Social Anxiety Niche

 

Yesterday, I told you about my brand new product, Social Anxiety. I know I have mentioned it before, but as someone with social anxiety (and 2 other anxiety disorders, and depression), I feel like I have a good handle on it. Like.. I’m not going to be making small talk with strangers any time soon, but I no longer feel like my heart might explode every time I walk outside.

Progress.

In terms of what you can promote with this niche, there is TONS. Books, fidget toys (fidget spinners anyone?), sketchbooks. But my personal favorite is coloring. I remember making a joke about wanting to hide in a fort with a coloring book whenever I got anxious. I’m super pissed I’m not being credited for inventing the adult coloring book and the rise of fort popularity. Oh well, moving on.

Here are 3 reasons I love coloring books for social anxiety (and why you should promote them):

1. It is the Perfect Mindless Distraction From Panic. A lot of times, people with social anxiety don’t just get anxious feelings and panic attacks during the actual social situation, but before. You know you are about to go out to a busy restaurant or for some people, just go outside with people, and it is terrifying. This creates a lot of anxiety before you step outside your front door. Coloring books are awesome for relaxing you.

2. Coloring Books Are Convenient. This is why I think you should promote them, and why I have tons of them at home. They’re easy to find, relatively inexpensive, usually small enough for most purses and handbags, even thin enough to fit in your laptop case. You don’t need much aside from some colored pencils (or crayons if you want to be super old school), and you’re good to go.

3. They Give You Something to do in Social Situations. This is what I personally think is the best part about them, and what people without social anxiety don’t realize. When you are caught in a social situation you don’t want to be in, like on the train or a packed airplane, you don’t want to make small talk. You don’t want to constantly pretend like you’re checking your phone even though you’re not. You just want to hide in your safe little bubble and ignore everyone. COLORING IS PERFECT FOR THIS.

The adult coloring book phenomenon is the best thing to ever happen for people with anxiety. I’m not above using the Frozen coloring book I “borrowed” from my neighbor’s kid, but I also like to pretend I at least have my sh*t somewhat together. If you have a coloring book that says ADULT on it, that counts right?

Check out my new Social Anxiety PLR Special if you haven’t yet.

 

 

New PLR in the Store: Fatty Liver Disease Prewritten Articles

 

 

Get 10 brand new pre-written articles all about fatty liver disease.

Now that I live with my sister, I get to watch whatever she is interested in. That means a lot of reality shows. But also – she loves Dr. Oz. While I am not a huge fan of ‘talk shows’, I do like that he tends to cover trending topics in health. Which is how I learned about fatty liver disease.

If you are interested in adding a hot, trending health topic to your blog or letting your subscribers know about it, I highly recommend this one.

This PLR pack comes with the following 10 article topics:

1. Types of Fatty Liver Disease (402 words)
2. How is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Different? (420 words)
3. Signs You Have Fatty Liver Disease (437 words)
4. Foods to Clean Out Your Liver (420 words)
5. Lifestyle Changes for Managing This Disease (406 words)
6. Superfoods to Help With Fatty Liver (416 words)
7. What to Avoid if You Have Fatty Liver Disease (414 words)
8. Detox Drinks for Your Fatty Liver (444 words)
9. Herbs to Clean Out Your Liver (454 words)
10. Low-Carb Tips for a Fatty Liver (400 words)

Ways to Use This Pack

When you are working with pre-written articles, I find them to be the most versatile. You of course can leave them as articles and post as blog posts to your blog, but you also have some other options. I think these work great as:

Autoresponders – Teach your list all about fatty liver disease, while also including some promotional links in each email. You can also split these up into 5 autoresponders, and 5 blog posts.

Opt-in Report – The PLR articles can also be put into a report. Each article is a little over 400 words, which is the perfect length for each page of a report. You can do a 10-page report very easily, or longer if you decide to use images.

Part of a Larger eBook – If you want to expand on this topic, you can also do a longer eBook. If you want to do an eBook, I would do one all about liver health, then have fatty liver disease just one chapter in your book.

What Can You Promote?

I know this question is going to come up, so I thought I would address it now. The good thing about the topic of fatty liver disease is that most of the treatments are related to changing your diet, drinking water, exercising, and using herbs. Here is a small list of the many things you can promote:

  • Digital and physical books on liver health, dieting, exercise, or weight loss
  • Water infusing cups and pitchers
  • Herbs and supplements
  • Blenders, juicers, and cooking appliances for healthy eating
  • Exercise accessories and equipment

Grab the Fatty Liver Disease PLR pack here.

 

My Morning Routine for Better Productivity | Health & Wellness PLR

 

Earlier this month, I wrote an email about how I have been boosting my productivity lately. This also happens to be one of my favorite things to talk about, aside from food and dogs and also food. You can read the email here if you missed it.

To be completely honest with you, I have become a little obsessed with productivity. I like to push myself and see how much I can actually do during a typical work day. I feel like if I wrote 20 pages yesterday, I should be able to write 21 today. That seems logical, right? I don’t seem to have a firm grasp on how time works and that you don’t just get more of it as long as you’re motivated 😉

I have also discovered that I am a glutenous person. I always have to have more, more, more. I need to do more and earn more and write more. While it can be frustrating sometimes, it definitely keeps me on track (mostly).

Did I have a point? Yes. My morning routine.

As I mentioned in that email, I have started a new morning routine. I originally did it completely on a whim because I heard someone talk about The Miracle Morning book by Hal Elrod. I love me a good self-help book and almost never do what they tell me, so I figured why not continue the tradition?

I don’t do everything he tells you to do – which is basically to start a new morning routine for happiness, success, etc. I’m so good at book reviews, you guys. But it did encourage me to try some new things in the morning.

It used to take me forever to just get going in the morning. While I can technically work any time of day, I do best in the morning. I have somehow turned into a complete morning person where I’m awake and alert immediately, even before coffee.

I know. Freak.

So, to get the most done, I have figured out I need to start working pretty much immediately after taking the dogs out. This is what my current morning routine (for productivity) looks like:

The dogs wake me up at roughly 4am. Yeah. No, you read it right. FOUR in the morning. I take them out, then climb back into bed. This is where I used to go back to sleep until 8-ish, but now I stay up. And this is where my morning routine really starts.

I have 10 minutes of meditation. When I say ‘meditation’, I mean, ‘sitting quietly with my eyes closed, while focusing hard on not focusing on anything and threatening myself to stop thinking about work for 5 damn minutes’. It’s a work in progress.

Does it help? I don’t know. I still do it though. Plus, this combined with breathing exercises are supposed to help with my anxiety.

Next up is journaling. I love journaling. I love writing about it. I love doing it. I love starting new journals, getting about 1/3 of the way through them, then throwing them in a box so I can start a new one. That must be how sports people feel when they get new sports things. I clearly know a lot about sports.

I don’t set a specific time for this. It basically has become my ‘brain dump’, as one of my lovely subscribers put it (thank you!). Anything that is on my mind, good or bad, stressful or not, I write down. Some mornings I complain to my journal and force it to listen to my petulant whining. Other days, I start the day feeling hopeful and excited about work, so it’s all about what my next steps are in my business.

This is probably one of the best things I do that helps get me ready for the day.

Then I work on my to-do list for the day. Sometimes I combine this with my journal, but not always. I might talk about what I want to do for the day in the journal, but I need a more structured list to get everything done. DO IT. Seriously. If you don’t currently work off a to-do list, how in the world do you get anything done?!

If I could be best friends with things that aren’t people, it would be journals and to-do lists. Put it together however you want. Use pen and paper, write it in your planner, use Evernote or just a notepad on your computer. I am personally a fan of OneNote, because I can access it anywhere I have Microsoft Office.

Here is a sneak peak at my Saturday to-do list:

I put X in place of some of the titles of work I’m doing since it’s not all for my store (I still do ghostwriting on occasion), but you get an idea of what a typical weekend to-do list looks like for me.

*Note: I usually have a separate list for daily stuff like workouts, errands, etc. This is just my work to-do list.

Lastly, I do my morning workout. The final part of my morning routine is my workout, since after that I will take a shower, grab another cup of coffee, and then start work for the day. Depending on the day, it might be a short, 10-minute yoga workout, going to the harbor for a 3-mile walk, or just some bodyweight exercises when I’m pressed for time (planks, lunges, squats, burpees).

It’s hard to get my ass up and do the actual workout, but I always feel better afterward. It gives me energy for the day, plus if I get super lazy in the afternoon, I know I at least did something good for my body that day. And if it raises my metabolism, then cool. I love bonus health.

How long does it take? From start to finish, my morning routine can range from 1-2 hours. There are a lot of factors involved, like how long it takes me to actually get out of bed, how long my workout is, and whether or not I accidentally fell asleep during meditation (it happens often).

I started doing this just to get a better routine and schedule going, but in the process, I figured out it does wonders for my productivity. As you can see from my to-do list, I work a lot. And that’s a weekend list. I do more during the week. If what you’re doing right now isn’t working for you, why are you still doing it?! I ask myself that question often, usually when I’m crying about being fat with a donut in my mouth, but that’s beside the point.

I hope this helped. And if it didn’t, were you at least moderately entertained?

Jenn

 

 

3 Ways to Use the Apple Cider Vinegar PLR Report

New PLR Report: Apple Cider Vinegar

I have a new PLR report in the store all about Apple Cider Vinegar. I am really excited about this one because not only do I think it can be helpful and has tons of uses, but I have started adding ACV to my life as well. I know your readers will enjoy the health benefits.

This is an 8-page report with 7 sections and 2,945 words. It goes over the basics of ACV, plus the health benefits, and a lot of different ways you can use it. I wanted to give you some options for how to use this report, but first here is what you get in the report:

1. The Health Benefits of ACV
2. Beauty Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar
3. How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help With Weight Loss
4. Easy Smoothie Recipes With ACV
5. How to Detox Your Body With Apple Cider Vinegar
6. Salad Dressings That Use Apple Cider Vinegar
7. What to Add to Your Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

3 Ways to Use This Report

I love writing PLR reports because they have so many uses. You can use them as a content upgrade to get more email subscribers, or just give them away as a nice gift for your current subscribers. Here are three more options:

  1. Turn it Into a Blog Series

The first thing you can do is break up the report into its 7 sections, and use each of these sections as a different blog post. I would keep the first section as the first blog post, which introduces your readers to ACV and its benefits, but the rest you can choose the order.

  1. Incorporate an Email Series

Another way to use the sections individually is to do an email series instead. The other option is to do the blog series, then incorporate emails for each blog post that correspond with it, and also get people to go over and click on the posts. For example, when talking about detoxing your body with apple cider vinegar (section 5), the email that day can be about different natural ways to detox your body, then link to the ACV blog post.

  1. Add it to a Natural Health eBook

If you want to create something a little more substantial, take this report and turn it into one chapter in a book all about natural health remedies.

As you can see, there is a lot you can do with this one!

Click here to grab the Apple Cider Vinegar PLR report.