101 Uses For PLR Articles
What to Do With Recycled Content
If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all those private label rights (PLR) articles you’ve been hoarding, here are some ideas:
1. Allow other people to give them away.
As long as they have your URL on them, PLR articles can become
effective viral marketing tools — more people will become aware of your
website while the articles are around.
2. Bundle them and offer them as a bonus for buying something else.
If, for example, your website sells time management software, offer a
complementary set of related articles just to say “thanks.”
3. Chop them up to write unique poetry.
By today’s standards, the stuff doesn’t even have to rhyme!
4. Chop them up into little paragraphs to create random essays.
(Requires programming knowledge.) You’ll essentially divide paragraphs
into appropriate database fields and use a programming function to select
random paragraphs. As long as the database is carefully organized into
related records, what appears to be “random” could compile a sensible
article or essay.
5. Collect them just for the hell of it.
Just because you can…
6. Compile them into a Windows help file.
Offer this help file on your website as a free download so people won’t
have to read each article as a separate file.
7. Compile them into an ebook.
Why? See reasons #2 and #6.
8. Convert them into downloadable mobile files for people on the go.
This way, you can make your website “mobile friendly.”
9. Convert them into several different languages.
This is one way to transform PLR content into ‘unique’ material. Just be
sure that a native speaker performs your translation. Clarity is important to
10. Convert them to “books-on-tape” type products.
Record yourself reading a few PLR articles aloud and offer them as
downloadable mp3 files.
11. Create “Top 10″ or “Best Of” lists from them.
Peruse the content of your PLR articles and pick out the most savvy
industry-specific advice or recommendations. Then compile a list of them
for your visitors.
12. Create a list of government resources from them.
Help your visitors interact with your subject even more by linking relevant
sections to free government resources.
13. Create a list of relevant news links from them.
Prove that the content in your articles is true by linking their key points to
news stories you find.
14. Create an extensive FAQ from them.
Let the content in the articles be your answers. You just supply the
15. Create inspirational quotes from their phrases and short sentences.
As an example, we found “It is harder to make people laugh than to make
them cry” inside a PLR article about comedic timing.
16. Create small classified ads or banners from their phrases and short
As an example, we found “Command Higher Rates” from a PLR article
about copywriting jobs.
17. Create some craft ideas that illustrates their main points.
What do you give a body piercer for Christmas? How about a tiny bust of
President Bush… wearing a skull studded nose ring… ?!! Well, that idea
came from a PLR article about diamond body jewelry!
18. Critique them to demonstrate your editing skills.
Use the articles on your website to demonstrate a “before and after” PLR
19. Extract their facts and figures to create a statistical trends and
Some PLR authors back up their claims with real numbers. Use those
numbers to compile a downloadable spreadsheet for your web visitors.
20. Feature a few pieces in your newsletter.
Your readers will appreciate useful content.
21. Fix them to make them better.
A lot of PLR articles are poorly-written. Fixing them up makes them so
much more useful.
22. Give them to a freelancer to rewrite.
You could just rewrite your collection yourself… but if you’re pressed for
time, hiring someone else to do it is easier!
23. Illustrate them with artwork or photographs.
Just this small effort alone will make your collection more personal and
24. Make a list of favorite places from them.
See #13. Same idea, but different slant.
25. Offer them as part of an editing challenge on your website.
Are your website visitors writers? Do they think they’re “all that?” Put them
to the test by asking them to rewrite your PLR content as a contest.
26. Pick out relevant phrases and plaster them on your business signs,
bookmarks, t-shirts, mousepads and mugs.
We found “Keep your child’s age in mind” in a PLR article about spending
quality time with your kids. And it sounds like a great slogan for an ageconscious
toy manufacturer to us!
27. Point out everything that’s wrong in them and offer your
suggestions as alternatives.
This way you can offer your annotations as your own content.
28. Present parts of them in an autoresponder e-course.
See #34 too.
29. Print them out and mail them to people who really need to follow the
Or simply email them…
30. Rewrite them and claim them as your own.
The right articles can make you look like an expert.
31. Rewrite them in such a way that a child could understand and
promote them as part of your “For Dummies…” series.
Just don’t call them “For Dummies”, or you’ll be sued!
32. Read the content and learn from them!
You just might pick up a few tricks of the trade yourself!
33. Refute all their statements and demonstrate how they’re part of a
propaganda campaign against a cause that you feel strongly about.
Then go to idea #86.
34. Release bits and parts of them as a “step-by-step” program.
This program could be an e-course, PowerPoint presentation, or anything
that can delivered in easy-to-understand pieces.
35. Scour them for keywords and keyword phrases for SEO campaigns.
In an article about PLR, we found “private label, private label resell rights,
resell rights, private label products,” and more.
36. Sell them.
They’re PLR! And that means you can basically do whatever you want with
them. (But be sure you understand any license restrictions.)
37. Send specific parts of them as daily email “hugs.”
If your web visitors don’t mind, you could use PLR content as part of a
daily email type program. Examples could be “A Recipe A Day” type
program or a “365-Day Lesson Auto Repair Class”.
38. Turn direct tasks inside each article into your own personal “to-do
A lot of PLR articles give readers direct instructions. Follow them.
39. Turn direct tasks into software functions or program macros.
Automate the tasks in PLR articles by programming them in your own
downloadable software programs.
40. Turn each sentence into a question and offer them as a quiz.
You could use this quiz as study material for a school exam, or you could
just offer one on your website for fun.
41. Turn them into a collection of jokes.
Is there anything funny in PLR content? You might not think so at first, but
after a couple of beers almost everything becomes funny.
42. Use them for material in a comic strip.
We’ve never seen a comic strip about the different types of barbecue grills,
but you could probably make one with the content from its PLR content.
43. Use them into material for a role-playing game.
See idea #38. Same principle, only you’re not performing any tasks, your
game players are!
44. Turn them into small dictionaries, glossaries, or encyclopedias.
Turn those lengthy explanations into definitions and fill your website with a
SEO keyword-rich glossary.
45. Turn them into material for brainstorming cards.
Cut out short snippets of text and then print them onto index cards. Shuffle
the cards and pick one to jog the creative side of your brain.
46. Use them for material in crossword or word find puzzles.
This idea may be more appropriate for generating teaching material than
for your adult website visitors… unless you’re appealing to a younger
47. Turn them into free checklists.
Divide each article into task-related statements and stick a checkbox next
to each. Viola! Instant checklist!
48. Use as a basis of an educational curriculum.
No more need to struggle with figuring out what to teach. You’ll find plenty
of topics in PLR articles.
49. Use them as a basis for a research paper outline.
This is even easier if the articles have headings and subheadings.
50. Use them as a basis for finding quality affiliate products.
See idea #66.
51. Use them as a basis for starting a survey.
Find out what your visitors really care about by asking questions that
matter. PLR content can steer you in the right direction.
52. Use them as a collection of synonyms and convert that collection
into a database.
If you’re a programming expert, you can write software that will “spin” your
articles and generate new results.
53. Use them as art, dance, or music interpretation/inspiration.
All it takes is just a single sentence to conjure up a great idea for a
painting or song.
54. Use them on your website as-is.
Not recommended — but it’s something to do!
55. Use them for lyrics to a wacky new song.
It’s funny, but some authors are poets — and they don’t even know it.
Look for accidental rhymes and use them to make the latest hit. In a PLR
article about Disneyland, we found “Disneyland’s Discover the Magic
Tour…. may be the most popular of the four.” It’s not Nirvana, but it’s a
56. Use them as part of a timeline to show how their concepts have
changed over the years.
These kinds of things help readers visualize concepts.
57. Use them as programming stress tests.
You just might find PLR articles more useful than dummy Latin text that
reads, “Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse
58. Use them as research material for your next hardcover best seller.
OK, that’s a long shot…
59. Use them as teaching material (handouts, word lists, etc.)
There are hundreds of PLR topics available and chances are you’ll find
one that’s related to the subject you’re teaching.
60. Use them as job training material.
61. Use them for material in a scavenger hunt.
Well, not the articles themselves…
62. Use them in your sales literature.
PLR articles can make good filler material for sales letters, marketing kits,
63. Use them to respond to message threads on discussion boards or
Create a database of PLR content and make it easy to copy from. Refer to
the information inside the database to answer questions on discussion
board or mailing list. And remember to include a signature in your
64. Use them to answer questions in a radio interview.
See above. Different tactic, same principle.
65. Use them to beat writer’s block.
Can’t think of anything to write about? Use PLR content as a source of
66. Use relevant sections to create a “must-have” shopping list for your
You’ll find a LOT of product ideas in PLR home improvement articles!
67. Use them to create article templates.
Some of the PLR articles we’ve encountered were written rather well.
Study their structure and apply it to the articles you want to write.
68. Use them to create blog content.
Don’t just copy PLR articles to your blog — write about your opinions of
the subject instead. You could for example blog about why being married
to an actor would be stressful based on a PLR article about on-screen love
69. Use them to start message threads on discussion boards or mailing
Another way to get some links back to your sites.
70. Use them to create portal pages.
Portal pages are mini websites submitted to search engines that link to
your main website.
71. Use them to demonstrate industry flaws.
Point out everything that’s seemingly ‘wrong’ about them, and then explain
how your business makes everything ‘right.’
72. Use them to generate new topics for a talk show.
Running out of ideas? Consult your collection of PLR articles. Most are
written to reach a 500-word count, so you’re bound to find *something* to
73. Use them to flesh out a financial grant request.
Make sure your intentions are clearly understood by including explanations
found in PLR content.
74. Use them to flesh out a PowerPoint presentation or online video.
You’ll need to spend some time trimming some of the fluff, but what you’ll
end up with will be sufficient, short blurbs of relevant text.
75. Use them to flesh out a press release.
What’s so grand about the news you have? Not sure if your audience will
understand? Use PLR content to educate your audience.
76. Use them to flesh out a speech.
Coming up with stuff to talk about for 20 minutes isn’t always easy. Use
PLR content to replace those time consuming “um’s” and “uh’s.”
77. Use them to flesh out a wild and crazy fictional novel.
A good book describes its characters with details. Get those details from
78. Use them to flesh out an employee manual.
Is your employee manual too ambiguous? Explain things in detail with PLR
79. Use them to flesh out an infomercial.
Don’t know how to “hype it up”? Find some PLR content that does!
80. Use them to flesh out evidence in a court case.
The judge might not understand your case, but PLR content could help
you explain things to a “less-than savvy” official.
81. Use them to flesh out job requirements.
Find the right employees by providing exact job requirements — explained
in excruciating PLR article details.
82. Use them to flesh out the content in your direct mail literature.
On post cards, on card decks, in catalogs, in brochures, etc.
83. Use them to flesh out the rules of a contest.
Specifics in contest rules are crucial to avoid law suits. Make sure that you
leave nothing to chance with PLR article details.
84. Use them to flesh out the terms of a contract.
See #82. Different platform, same principle. (But you’d be better off
consulting a lawyer!)
85. Use them to flesh out your autoresponder.
A simple “Thank you for writing” response is boring. Entertain your visitors
with something valuable to read!
86. Use them to flesh out your personal manifesto and start a
revolution for change.
Just find some PLR that matches your worldview…
87. Use them to flesh out your product descriptions.
How many ways can you describe office chairs? You’ll find some rather
interesting ones in PLR content. (Editing will definitely be required!)
88. Use them to flesh out your website’s terms of service or privacy
A lot of TOS and privacy policies are boring carbon-copies of others. Use
the content in PLR articles to spice up yours and make them more relevant
to the theme of your website.
89. Use them to gather essential tool and equipment ideas.
Then see #66.
90. Use them to generate random content (sentences, paragraphs, etc.)
for your site/blog.
You could use the results as part of a random sentence generator if idea
#4 is too much work.
91. Use its material to flesh out ideas behind your own board game.
Can you make a better Monopoly? How about a different twist? Use PLR
articles to make a board game about fishing, tattoos, or Google’s
92. Use them to link to all the products and services on your website.
Make a better sitemap with PLR articles that link to all your other pages.
93. Use them to spark new business ventures.
Read them to locate problems that need solving. Then add their solutions
to your product or service inventory.
94. Use them to study for a test or exam.
You might be surprised at how informative some of these PLR articles
95. Use specific phrases you find in greeting cards.
Example: “I would be remiss in not mentioning…” We found that in a PLR
article about community college disadvantages.
put them together in a way that they’d like to read them.
This is another idea that requires extensive programming, but if you’re
willing to do it, it gives “website interactivity” a whole new meaning!
97. Use parts of them to answer customer objections.
This idea could extend your current FAQ (see #14).
98. Use specific words, phrases, and combinations thereof to create
new industry buzzwords and phrases.
Need a phrase that describes your current working environment? How
about “under the cat’s belly.” Found that one in a PLR article about bathing
99. Use specific words, phrases, and combinations thereof to create
unique domain names.
As an example, we found the phrase “maximum torque” in a PLR article
about the Porsche 911 Turbo. We don’t know about you, but maximumtorque.
com sounds like a cool domain name to us!
100. Use the content to make your own “101″ list.
This 101 list wasn’t created from PLR content, but some of its examples
used it! As long as you have a good collection of articles to work with, you
should be able to easily create a list of 10, 20 or even 101 relevant topics
101. Videotape yourself doing some of the things that they recommend.
You’ll find plenty of ideas for creating YouTube videos in PLR articles!