2 More Ways To Use Other People’s Content On Your Blog!

I recently wrote an article about how to use other people’s content on your own blog. The methods I covered are effective for sure, but the article didn’t cover all the ways to do it. So, I thought in this article I’d cover 2 more ways…

Previously I wrote about how you can use other people’s content as a starting point to create your own, giving a different opinion for example. I also wrote that you can use content from somewhere else with a quick introduction and conclusion added by yourself. If you do that though, you must make sure to include a credit and link to the original writer.

So, what are the 2 more ways..?

Well, one of them is to use content that hasn’t been published anywhere before, even on the original writer’s space, and that’s to pay someone to write for you. Ok, ok, that is a whole new ball game, because it has a cost attached, but it will provide you with content for your blog.

It can work well though, because once your blog is developed with healthy traffic and if it’s a blog which generates income, you can balance the cost of using a writer against the income it will bring, and you may find that you can scale up your efforts and move away from direct content generation yourself.

There is a way though, which sort of combines 2 of the methods I’ve mentioned. Yes, there is still a cost, but vastly reduced, and it has a huge added benefit. That method is to use PLR.

PLR stands for private label rights, and it’s a model used in industry for decades. In industry, particularly the food industry, a manufacturer would create, say, boxes of cereal, and supermarkets then pay a fee for the license to put their name on the box.

In the world of online content, in this case articles for your blog, you pay a small one off fee to be able to put your own name to an article written by someone else. The huge plus to this model is that you do not have to give credit and a link to the original author, and that means you are not sending traffic away from your site.

Once you’ve paid the fee, you can just whack up the content as is, straight on your blog. I don’t recommend that myself, I would always suggest you make small changes to the content, maybe to put your own style into it.

Another plus point with PLR is that you can use the content more than once. You can use it to generate traffic to your blog, then use it on the blog, maybe use it in an email auto responder. Lots of PLR licenses allow you to use the content in books, meaning you can put together your own product.

You do need to check what the license does or does not allow you to do, and you also need to make sure of the quality of the content. There is some great PLR content out there, but there is also plenty of very poor quality out there!

So, if you struggle to create enough content for your blog, but do not want to send traffic to other authors, consider the benefits of paying a small fee to delve into private label rights content. Some people sneer at the whole concept, but it’s an option used by many others!

That’s it for today – do let me know what you think!
By the way, here’s the other article I wrote about it:
How To Use Other People’s Content On Your Own Blog!

‘Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
P.S. To show you the system in action, you can buy PLR to *this* article to use on you blog! Contact me for details!

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    • Hi Roy,
      I can see the point about inauthenticity – both of us for example have our own voices and styles, and it might show fairly obviously if we used someone else’s words. I think you’re right that the PLR model is best for people either still seeking their voice, or those who have a ‘faceless’ blog, and there are various reasons why that might be.
      As for the first method from the previous article, I’ve used it to good effect myself, and can feel something brewing from your reply!
      cheers, Gordon

    • Thanks Anita-Clare,
      So many people think that if they have a blog the only way to put content on it is to create it themselves. As it happens I enjoy doing just that, but it’s always worth pointing out the other options.

  • I do like the first method better also – but I can see where there will be plenty of people who will like this one better. Thanks for bringing them both up.

    • Hi Sue,
      As a writer myself, I would definitely view the PLR way as something for people who can’t write – or just don’t want to! Or maybe newcomers, who just aren’t aware the model is out there. I’m realising I should use the first one more myself too!

  • This is something I’m working on as well and have been thinking about. I simply don’t have time to create all of my own content for my business pages all the time. So, I’m starting to write my own articles, but with comments from others as well. I feel this adds to the quality and quantity of my own writing by showing I’m not the only one with these ideas.

    • That’s a good point you make, that not only can you free up time by using PLR, it adds different views to your blog.
      Cheers, Gordon

  • I love that you included PLR in this post. I’ve been using PLR to for myself and my clients as a backup for years. The great thing about PLR content is that you can use it as a starting point and reduce the time it takes to create a blog or article. I’ve found that they’re rarely “well written” but there’s enough guts there to get you going… you put it in your own voice and give it your own spin. The most important thing is “not to use it verbatim” and then also to make sure you have full authorship and copyright for it. It’s a very affordable way to stay consistent.

    • Thanks Beatrice,
      You’ve done a pretty nifty job of summing up the best way to use PLR – enough guts to get you going – I like it!
      cheers, Gordon

  • I’ve loved these 2 posts Gordon and although I too would tend to use the suggestions in the first post, there’s nothing wrong with getting a bit of content help when you need it! Many businesses employ bloggers to create content for them and it works well. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

    • Thanks Karen,
      the more comments I get about the method in the first article, the more I realise I should be using it more myself, ha!
      Cheers, Gordon

  • Hi Gordon, it is funny that I just happened to use this technique …without realizing it today. I grab inspiration from anyplace I can…and that is pretty easy when other peoples’ posts can be so inspiring. Great post. Thanks! ~Cathy

    • Ha! It was a *great* example of creating good content prompted by someone else, with appropriate credit and link to them – good timing too to show the technique in full flow!

    • It depends what the blogging is intended to do.
      Some blogs are geared up to make money right on the blog, i.e get someone to make a purchase.
      Others are there as a traffic generator, to build up a mailing list.
      Others are there to build brand and following.

      Your academy of rock blog is getting a build of readers, building your brand, and awareness of the services you offer. There isn’t really any immediate monetisation on there.
      Cheers, Gordon

  • This is the method that I plan to use to launch my first product ie it is like taking an old banger of a car, thats had its day and rebuilding it, with better suspension, rebuilt more powerful engine and gleaming new paint work.

    Well thats the theory anyway

    All the best