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Content, Content, Content

by PotPieGirl on May 26, 2011 · 37 comments

Where I Get Pre-Written Content – And What I Do With It


From the moment we walk through the “let’s be an internet marketer” door, one thing becomes perfectly clear… You’re gonna have to write. Writing articles is probably THE task that we all dread, but we have to do it. I’ve been online for quite a few years now, and I can’t GET enough content and articles. Virtually everything I do online requires some sort of content. If I didn’t take proactive steps to have content ready at my fingertips when I need it, I would go insane. Thing is, I really do love to write – but not when I HAVE to write…and not about topics that don’t interest me — anyone else that way? So let’s take a few minutes and I’ll share how I get all the content I need on a daily basis.



Why Is Content Important?


This might sound silly, but Google and other search engines need content to know what a web page is about. You need content to give to Google – you need content to give your readers too so they can take whatever action you have planned out for that web page.

There really isn’t any way around one simple formula:





Yep, that’s right… at the heart of it all… content (articles) + links = money.

Ok, wait, let me rephrase that…


Good content plus good links = good rankings in Google which should = money.


And that is the heart of working online with ANY project that involves the organic (free listings) in Google – and wanting to rank well for free traffic.

Sadly, people tend to really over-complicate this with whatever the latest “trend” is for generating traffic and making money online. I can imagine (from a “been there/done that” place) that it is easy to overlook the obvious of content + links because most of us would rather do ANYTHING – but write more articles.

Now, I’m not talking about plain ol’ article marketing (ie, Bum Marketing or what I teach in The DAM Way) – I’m talking normal day-to-day life of an organic internet marketer. Whether you do affiliate marketing, sell your own product, make AdSense sites, or do local SEO – you need content both for your sites and to get back links TO your sites.

You need really good content on your sites…and then you need good content to use to get links BACK to your site so your site can rank better in Google.

Nothing fancy about it – it’s a boring “rinse and repeat” process that has to be done.

Now, I’ll talk about getting backlinks and all that link-building stuff another time. Today I want to talk about content.

Where do you get it? HOW can you get it?



The Time Factor


It didn’t take me long after starting this “make money online” thing to realize:


a) I needed to write A LOT to get things going the way I wanted them to (ie, ranking and making money), and
b) There was only so much time in a day – and only so much I could STAND writing each day.


Once money started coming in, I reinvested into my business and made it so I had access to lots of articles whenever I needed them – and *I* didn’t have to write them – yay!

Let me tell ya this – it made a WORLD of difference for my earnings, my productivity, my rankings, AND my sanity.



Where I get Pre-Written Content


The first place I go when I need really good and really unique content is to my article writer. I hired a full-time article writer over a year ago and she is awesome! I highly recommend this, but I realize that hiring someone fulltime is not financially feasible for many of us.


So, where else do I get content?

I have and I am subscribed to many programs and databases that send me or give me access to the kinds of content I need for all my types of projects.

Some may think they are too expensive, but for me, they are WELL worth their money. At any given moment – whether I am making a lens… a new niche site…or doing a campaign for backlinks – I have content right at my fingertips to work with.

This past weekend, I emailed my lists and asked them to please make time over the weekend to watch this free video. This video talked about 7 ways to use PLR content (which is what a lot of my services offer).

PLR stands for Private Label Rights – meaning, you can edit it, put your name on it, and do many other things with the articles that have already been written.

You can watch that video here if you didn’t already get to see it (it’s free to watch, but from what I understand, the video will be gone early Thursday morning – 5/26/2011 )

Yes, others have access to this PLR content too – but in all reality, it does not take much effort at all to put a few tweaks in a pre-written article to make it work very well for you.


Simple things like a unique title, re-working the opening paragraph, and maybe changing out the target keyword in the content can go a long, long way and be very effective.


In the video I talked about above, you saw him log into a database of sorts where he has access to thousands and thousands of PLR articles right at his finger tips.

Also interesting to note is that this database also has a built in spinner making it easier to get unique versions of each PLR article…and you can make as many unique copies as you might need (one for your site, one for article directory abc, another article directory xyz, one for a lens, etc etc etc)

Anyone remember my article marketing strategy? If so – think I really really like this database? You bet I do! Being able to get tons of unique versions of ONE article is totally up my alley!

But it also gets better – you can automatically publish your articles to your WordPress sites from right inside that members area! Isn’t THAT cool?!?! And let me tell you, that is a HUGE time-saver.

You can also schedule multiple posts to “drip” out on your sites, too. Pretty darn nifty!

He will be opening the membership/database to new members soon…and you can find that info here.



How I Use That Database


I have a site that is in the insurance niche. It’s NOT a topic that interests me – and it’s a simple AdSense site while I am working to getting it ranking well. I have also been making videos as I do things to that site as a case study for future training use.

One the best ways to get a site to rank for your main term – and for lots and lots of long tail terms – is to publish often on your site.

All I had to do was log into this database, find a few articles on my topic or very closely related, make a few tweaks, and then schedule them post to my insurance blog.

DONE.

Very easy AND my site is getting new content all the time, my traffic is picking up, and I am gaining rankings for new keywords every day.

And, I can use OTHER articles in the database to get out there into my nifty back link system so I have content to submit and put my links in the content.

Content + Links = $$$$ , right?

It just doesn’t get easier than that.

I don’t know how much each of you pay to have one article written – or how much of your TIME you take to write one – but this database can save you a lot of money AND time.

Oh, wait… there is something else you can do when you get pre-written articles from this database…

You can pick a handful of pre-written articles on the same topic and turn them into a pdf very quickly and easily. And then, use that as your “sign up for my list and get my amazing guide on _____________” list builder.

That is a GREAT idea and very simple to make happen with this program. Heck, you can even use some more articles as your follow up series which is an even better idea!

I highly recommend this pre-written article database to anyone who needs content.

Writing is a necessity online, but at least with this, it is MUCH less stressful and much, much less time-consuming.



Where Else Do I Get Pre-Written Content?


Also on my computer I have this program… it is a library of PLR articles that I am free to use as I wish. I turn to that software quite often too. It’s also created and supported by the same folks that have this AWESOME keyword tool so you know it’s high-quality.

I also buy PLR from one place in particular – Tiffany Dow’s PLR Store.

Why buy PLR when I have access to my own article writer AND I have access to two large databases of PLR?

Simple, I know her writing and I know her quality of work – it makes perfect sense to me to go to her when I need a group of articles on a specific topic because I know it will not only be very inexpensive BUT it will be very, very good.

Also, I know that if Tiffany says “only 50 packages available” on one of PLR packages, she means it.

She really has great article available at even better prices. If you’re ever in need of a one-time bunch of articles, totally stop by her site and buy PLR from Tiffany here.



How I Use PLR


There are TONS of things you can do with PLR to make money online (as you saw in this video), but I figured I’d just SHOW you an example of me working with PLR articles for a site of mine.

Now, this video is just one little piece of an entire series of videos that I have been putting together for a case-study or training series (haven’t decided what to do with it yet).

The videos before this go into all kinds of things starting with a fresh WordPress install on the site.

This video picks up after I have shown how I find my first target keywords for the site and shows me going off to find content to use (since it was a case-study, I wasn’t going to bother my article writer with it. Plus, not everyone HAS an article writer so teaching that wouldn’t really help anyone, now would it?)







In this video you see me using this software I have and then heading off to Tiffany’s store to get what I am looking for.

In all honesty, I didn’t want to write the content myself. Naturally, as a consumer, I know a bit about the topic, but I would still have to do a good bit of research to be able to provide content that truly HELPS a reader who lands on my site. I know Tiffany has already done that research so why do it myself?

I also didn’t have access to this new PLR database so I had either the software on my computer…or go out looking for it.


Something New I Am Trying

The last place I get articles is something new I am trying – and I am falling in love with it. Now, this service is a bit pricey, but so far, it has been worth it’s weight in gold.

Imagine getting just ONE really, really well written article that was already spun with all that spin syntax stuff in place so all you had to do was pop it into a program that has a spinner and get tons of unique versions of that excellent article – and every single version read perfectly.

I know that may not sound very exciting at first thought, but for me, this has been a BIG time-saver. I don’t like to submit spun up crap-ola all over the internet. But these spun articles are really, really good. I have a funny feeling, that although it’s a bit pricey, that this service will stay in my tool box for quite some time.

I have a very intensive back link strategy – a very meticulous system that I follow to build back links to my sites (and to my back links – yes, I link to my links.)

A lot of time and money has gone into developing my back link system – both from various software programs I use and the time and expense of having my OWN link building network out there on the web.

You know how I talk about SEOLinkVine and Unique Article Wizard? How I love them because they submit unique versions of my articles to sites in their own blog network? Well, I have my own personal network like that – and it took me a long time to test and tweak, test and tweak, etc etc etc to finally get it right and working like a charm. The hosting costs and domain names are enough to create a lot of overhead for my business – but they are SO worth it.


However, that is a very advanced topic so let’s move on.


With this one article a day I get from this service, I can pop it into SEOLink Vine – submit…then take 3 spun versions from that and pop into Unique Article Wizard. Within a few moments of only those 2 simple steps, I have set my site up to get back links now…and for a while in the future since these articles “drip” out. I’m not into sudden blasts of lots of links. I believe link building needs to be a gradual and CONSISTENT process. Those 2 tools along with these articles make it much less work to accomplish what I absolutely need done.

That is just a piece of what I do for backlinks, but if that is all you choose to do for YOUR strategy, you’re in really good shape.



Putting Those Articles To The Test


So, when I first signed up to get these daily articles, I decided to put them through a BIG test.

The first article was a really good product review. I did some keyword research and then picked 8 target keywords that I could get as a .com domain name…. and then took 8 spins (unique versions) of that article and made EIGHT sites.


Yes, I made EIGHT sites in about 2-3 hours late one night. As my teenagers say, “That’s how I roll”…lol!


Each site has a home page with a spun version of the article and a privacy page. Yep, two pages…that’s it.

I made those 8 sites about 11 pm on May 17th to about 1 am on May 18th… meaning these sites are only about 8 days old now.

8 sites… each are only 8 days old – got it?

Then, since it turned into a new day as I finished up the sites, I got my next daily article from this service. I then took THAT article and used it in my back linking system. Simple copy/paste for the most part.

Then, I let it go…let is “simmer”…let it do its thing…kicked it from the nest – however you want to say it :)

In eight hours, all eight sites were indexed AND ranking – most came out in the mid 20′s or so rankings-wise.

In the eight days since, this is what my rankings have looked like:





Yep, you’re reading that right… brand new site with one piece of spun content is ranking #3 for its target keyword in only 8 days. Well, actually, it got to #3 in only SIX days but has hung there since.

Oh, AND they’ve made a few sales already, too! Cool, huh?

If unique content is truly a big thing now Post-Panda, this service has you hooked up!

For those that are curious, I currently use this program to track my rankings. You can get a free version, but I think the ranking tracker part is only available on paid versions.

If you’re not sure of all the possibilities of these spun articles or not sure how you can work it into your business, they have a really, really good free training program about building product review sites like I did. Totally free, no opt in required or anything.

Get that free training here – just click and start reading.



Summing Up


Whew! This brings us to the end of a VERY long post about getting content for your sites, your article marketing efforts, and any other reason you could use some content while working online.

I know full-well that when you’re starting out in this crazy and wonderful business, that money is usually tight – meaning you get to write it all YOURSELF.

But as soon as some money starts coming in, invest in content sources. There is nothing worse that hearing someone say, “I’m gonna start that site/list/article marketing run/One Week Marketing campaign/list/give-away ebook {etc etc etc} just as soon as I write the content”.


For many folks, that “as soon as I write it” day never comes.


Make it easy on yourself to build up resources so you can get the things you need RIGHT WHEN YOU NEED ITespecially if it’s something you really can’t stand doing.

Writing can be fun – at least for me it is…. well, that is until you have to crank out 20-40 articles every single day – ugh!!!!



Here’s the things I’ve mentioned in this post:


Content Sources:

  • Free Video Training about using PLR to make money online (I think it’s offline Thursday – not positive tho)
  • HUGE PLR Database where you can spin and publish to your sites (will be open sometime tomorrow I think)
  • PLR Software Database
  • Great place to buy PLR articles
  • Really great spun articles

  • Article Marketing Networks I Use:

  • SEOLV
  • UAW

  • Other Mentions:

  • Rank Checking Software
  • Great Keyword Tool
  • Free Training – Making Product Review Sites


  • By The Way….


    Being someone who PROVIDES and SELLS PLR is a GREAT business model (yes, have your own PLR store just like Tiffany does). You can literally work ONCE to write the articles, and then get paid over and over again as they get bought by online marketers like me ;)

    It’s a SOLID online business model too. Think about it – as long as there are online marketers, we’ll need content AND we do NOT like to write it ourselves!

    Learn how to open a PLR store here.

    You’ll learn from someone who has the PLR business down to a fine science.



    Questions? Comments? Leave it in the comments area. Also, if you like this post, please feel free to “like” it on Facebook – or post it to Twitter.

    Thanks – Have a great day!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl






    { 37 comments }

    Brandi May 26, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Thank you so much for this post. Ive been using PLR content a lot and it works great for me.

    Joshua May 26, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Wow, fantastic content here, Jennifer! I’m still getting up and running with article marketing – written maybe 5 articles so far and can’t imagine the idea of writing 20-40 every day! I’ll definitely take these tips and see how I can use them to make my article writing process better!

    Jonathon May 26, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Absolutely fantastic Jennifer. I’ve just skim read this without clicking any links so I will be reading it again and again over the next few days.

    You should wrap this into an ebook titled “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About XXXXX And Were Afraid To Ask”.

    Go girl – You ROCK!!!

    Chris May 26, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hi Jennifer,

    Great post (and some quality recommendations too)

    Just wondering what the competition was for the keywords you choose to compete for on your 8 sites.

    Also, how did you monetize the sites? Clickbank?

    Thanks!

    Chris

    From Jennifer:

    The competition was mid to low-competition. Since there were 8 target phrases some were tougher than others. Monetization was AdSense and Amazon (made money from both already).

    Thanks for reading!

    Jennifer

    Weekly Menu Planner May 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Content plays a very important role in SERPs. Article Marketing is a best way to deliver information to others. Writing articles is like an art… Nice post about Article marketing.. Thanks..

    Malcolm May 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Hi Jennifer

    Brilliant post and some great recommendations. Content is definitely my big issue so anything that simplifies that part of the process gets my attention.

    A few questions if you don’t mind.

    The 8 sites you created, are you including Squidoo and or other free sites in the 8 or all new domain purchased sites?

    Is it ok to use Add On Domains when creating sites or should we be creating single site hosting sites?

    Thanks to one of the places you recommeneded, I have created 150 articles from a single un-spun article which is incredible. However, assuming I created say 8 sites as you did, would/could you put all the remaining articles on eZine articles alone pointing back to the 8 sites or would you have to spread them to many directories/sites?

    Thanks in advance

    Malcolm

    From Jennifer:

    Hiya Malcolm =) The 8 sites were each brand new .com domains I bought just for this test. One site had it’s own cpanel and the rest of the sites are add-on domains.

    I’d be really careful trying to submit spun content to EzineArticles…..it’s tough to get it approved.

    Thanks for reading!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl

    TP May 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Hi, Jennifer

    Very interesting tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and expertise.

    I’m currently building a product of my own, with corresponding squeeze/sales pages, blog for content, etc. I will need really good content for the blog and for backlinking.

    Question 1: When you need content that is REALLY good quality – accurate, helpful information that is NOT just a rehash of what’s already out there – in a very specific niche, which is the most useful tool/service you use? (NOT the Internet Marketing niche :>)

    Until the product starts selling I don’t want to spend a large amount on articles, and I can’t write all the content myself.

    Question 2: Do you primarily use SEOLinkvine and UAW for distributing your own content, or to GET content? I ask because I’m using both services and I find that a LOT of the articles from either one are not the best quality – sometimes it’s very poor English, other times it’s BORING content! I certainly can’t “auto-publish” from either service without reviewing each article.

    Question 3: Do you ever do “content exchanges” with other niche marketers? Ask them to contribute an article/blog post for your site, and provide one in turn for theirs? Is this a strategy you would recommend?

    Thanks,
    TP

    From Jennifer:

    Hiya TP =)

    #1 – When I need the really good unique stuff, it’s written by me or my article writer. The only site that is truly all ME is this blog and training sites with my name on it. As for my niche sites, I send that to my WonderWoman (my article writer).

    #2 – I primarily use those services to submit content, but I also use them to receive content now and then. Thing is, you don’t use that content you can receive from them on your money sites.

    #3 – Not really – I’ve accepted a guest post or two here at PotPieGirl.com..and I’ve done a handful of guest posts on other blogs, but never an exchange. I would think that could be a good strategy, but usually guest posts or exchange posts can not be re-purposed – ie, you can’t publish it again anywhere – and I like to get the most out of a piece of content that I possibly can.

    Thanks for reading!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl

    Hospice care May 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Jennifer
    Great post as always. Very informative and I do appreciate the links to the services. PLR does work well in general niches and with some good editing after being spun the articles etc. make sense and are of value to the visitor.

    Often the problem occurs when dealing with a technical niche. If I want to give my visitors the best information I can then I have to write it myself, or hire an expert in that field.

    Now at that point there is nothing stopping me from spinning that content and use as you suggest above. Spread the spun content around for maximum benefit.

    I encourage your readers to spend a bit of extra time editing the articles that they put on their main sites and any feeder articles linking directly to the main site so that they flow and make sense.

    I suspect google will soon find a way to weight spun articles that don’t make sense. (Just a feeling not based on information) Then to keep our business intact we will need the best content on our main sites.

    Thanks again for a very informative post.
    David

    From Jennifer:

    Hi David!

    I think the two biggest “problems” with spun content are when it’s spun so horribly that it makes NO sense at all – and human reviewers from Google see it. And, when someone doesn’t even check their article before submitting and their syntax is broken and publishes with the article. How’s THAT for a {footprint|clue} indicating spun content…lol!?!?

    However, the everyday Google we deal with is a computer program. Yes, a very AMAZING computer program, but still a program none-the-less. It needs words to know what a page is about – but it cannot determine a spun article vs someone who is trying to write in their non-native tongue and it struggling (as an example). If I tried to type in French, it would look like THE worst spun article EVER…and I took 4 years of French in High School! hahahaha!

    Bottom line tho – don’t hold off on productivity due to fear of something Google MIGHT or might NOT do. Get your content out there and then roll with it. No matter what we do – things will always change.

    Thanks for reading!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl

    Garage Doors Columbia May 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Good article with a lot of great links. As a suggestion, though, I do wish you would always have those links open up in a new window. Sometimes you did and sometimes you didn’t. When you didn’t open them in a new window, I had to do a lot of back-tracking. Just my complaint, but overall this was a great posting. Many thanks.

    PotPieGirl May 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    OOps – sorry! I tried to remember to do that to help folks keep their place, but apparently I over-looked some. I type all my posts in the straight HTML area so I have to remember to put that HTML code in each link….and I tend to forget things…lol!

    To everyone else — I tried to answer your questions INSIDE your own comment box.

    Thanks for reading everyone!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl

    Lionel May 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Great stuff…I really enjoy reading it. I also learned a lot as I must admit that writing was one of my biggest obstacle for making money online. I have started so many times and had to stop because of my writing. So with this information that you provided I believe that I can find a niche and go for it.
    Again thanks.

    Alan Petersen May 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Jennifer,

    Great post! Thanks for shedding light on how great PLR can be.

    I like your terminology better “pre-written content”. :-) Unfortunately, PLR gets a bad wrap. But there are a lot of great PLR providers out there!

    Another great place to get quality PLR is Peggy Baron over at All-Star PLR. Alice Seba and Nicole Dean. Along with Tiffany Dow are my favorite “go-to” people.

    Peggy also wrote a great e-book on how to write PLR which makes a great 1-2 punch with Tiff’s PLR ATM. No aff link: http://www.allstarplr.com/becomeaplrwriter/

    Your software looks interesting. Any plans on releasing a Mac version?

    Peace out.

    Alan

    Harjinder May 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    A Great Long….. Article on Content; how to get and use.. Lol..
    Wow very informative thank you…was sent a link from Tiffany Dow to check your post out.. Thanks to the both of you..

    Uhmm.. not really clued up with the word “Spin” do es it mean to edit content manually or are you talking about some software you use to edit( is there a software to spin?? )

    Thanks.

    Harj

    Kevin May 27, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I heard there were some crazy upsells to this product. Do you have any thoughts on this.

    Derek May 27, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Thanks Jennifer for the detailed example of the not so complicated process. I think to often marketer’s (myself included) are looking for either the magic formula or the complicated formula. I think you have demonstrated that it’s not that difficult to find success with a little strategic thinking and rolling up the sleeves and getting to work.

    Derek

    Geoffrey May 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Great stuff, as always, Jennifer. I’ve got hundreds of PLR articles on my computer…just gathering virtual dust.

    I think instead of thinking about new niches, I should go through a bunch of that and FIND some niches that I already have content.

    Thanks also for all the links. You always send us to good stuff.

    Shazi May 28, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Hey Jennifer,

    A first-time commenter here! :)

    I am simply *addicted* to your stuff and I just can’t get enough of it…lol.

    Recently started out on OWM…..its a lot to digest but I am super-excited about it! :D

    One question here –

    I just saw a webinar recording from Wealthy Affiliate (I am not a member yet but I am an avid subscriber) and the speaker in the video ‘Jay’ stated that after the Google Panda thing, non-unique & spun content is frowned upon by Google. According to him, only high-quality stuff will do.
    Don’t you think Jennifer that spinning or rewriting PLR dilutes the article to quite an extent??

    Would lov ur insight on this.

    Thank you for all the lovely posts and the great work you do! :)

    PotPieGirl May 28, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Hiya Shazi -

    Thanks for your kind words and thank you for your first comment! Glad to have you here at PotPieGirl.com!

    You asked a really great question that I’d like to address, but before I do I want to say something.

    I’ve been a member of WA for years…and I know Jay very well. He is a VERY smart cookie. I just want to mention that and be clear that anything I say next is not intended to discredit him or anything of that nature, ok?

    OK, that said -

    If it was completely true that only unique/high-quality content will rank now Post-Panda, why is that with my test sites, SIX of them rank for ONE keyword? They currently rank #9, #11, #17, #21, #32, and #37 for that one keyword phrase.

    This is a keyword that ONE of my sites is targeting, but I was sure to get it in the content on each of those sites that are all using a spun version of ONE article.

    Also important to note – I did NOT build back links to 5 of these sites with this one phrase as the anchor text (one I did – it was the site that was created to target that specific phrase).

    And to top it all off, other people are using spun versions of the same article, too.

    Draw your own conclusions from what I said, but my very best advice is this – -

    When in doubt, or when you’re just curious – TEST IT YOURSELF.

    Yes, unique/high-quality content will do very well IF it has back links, and viral/sharing links, etc etc. But I have watched too many marketers – especially those that are new – spend a TON of time writing that “one perfect article” – and then finding out that they can’t rank for their phrase…or the niche doesn’t make them money.

    Thank you for a GREAT question!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl

    Zeph June 2, 2011 at 12:57 am

    This is an excellent and very useful post. And with all the ‘less than useful’ PLR sources out there it’s definitely great to have some links to reputable writers.

    Natalie June 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    This is my first time posting, but I’ve been following you for some time now. Out of all the folks out there, I think the material you put out is the best! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    I purchased your OWM plan over a year ago, tried it out for several month, reading and re-reading, following steps, writing articles, (which I agree is extremely painful, especially when you know little about the topic or you run out of words to say for a topic you already know about), setting up niche sites, etc

    After much frustration time and A LOT of money spent on this and that… I got No where!

    I really believe this plan will work, but I know I need to focus (part of my frustration of stopping was being pulled in MANY directions – I try to learn everything at one time – and the constant annoyance of being sold something that just was not working..

    My question is, with all the changes in Google and with Squidoo that has occurred since your plan was written, are the steps in your OWM still valid? Do you have any ammendments, I really want to go at this again, but do it correctly this time… I need to prove to my husband, I’m not crazy, that people are making money online and I’m not wasting my time and money:).

    Where do I start, what can I do? I know I need to start from scratch…. just need a little guidance here…

    Just so you know, I was a memember of Wealthy Affiliate, the keyword search was awesome, but that site was really overwhelming… just to much information that my brain was just not ready for…

    Thanks again for all the info you provide!

    Marketing Columbia SC June 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    A lot of great info here.

    Question for you…Do you use Market Samurai only to keep track of rankings or do you also use it for keyword research?

    I recently got the free version and I was wondering just how useful it is.

    Thanks

    Rays June 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    PLR content is still useful because it helps you to save time. You don’t have to write an article from scratch. But the downside of PLR content is that everyone and their moms are using it.

    If you want your PLR articles to rank, you will have to spend time editing to make them UNIQUE (I would say at least 80% unique). Just changing the title and few words will not get you far. Google is not stupid, they know what is PLR article.

    Cash Renegade June 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I agree on that equation, links plus good content will definitely make your keywords rank higher on search engines especially on Google it really like unique contents.

    Katinka Hesselink June 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hi, just letting you know I featured you here on my list of the best squidoo blogs: http://www.marketingspiritual.com/2011/best-squidoo-blogs/

    Eternity Diamond Wedding Bands June 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    It’s true that PLR articles are great but as mentioned above that everyone one has a chance to use them in their own way and making it unique to Google is the tricky part. Google makes notice of repeated information and could over saturate the search engine with repetitious information.

    What is SEO? June 8, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Hi Jennifer,

    This is a great article and it shows your great skill at writing articles which many of us don’t possess.

    I remember somewhere you mentioned you don’t like hype. That Killer Content guy is nothing but hype. I really don’t care where he goes on vacation and what kind of luxury car he has. He almost put me to sleep. I had to hit the back button on that one.

    The Ultra Spinnable Articles sounds promising. Aren’t those the ones you used to build the 8 sites with?

    I’ve had some success getting Wordpress sites ranked in Google. I’ve done three test sites with some relatively easy keywords and debuted on page one with two of them with no backlinks, so I know this stuff works.

    I was thinking maybe starting with the Ultra Spinnable Minis since I’m not in the big leagues with you, yet. Although, if you search for “make $200 a day online” in Google without the quotes, you’re #2 and I’m #3. The thing is you’re really doing it and I’m just a wannabe. :)

    I like your style Pot Pie Girl. Keep on posting your tips and tricks. I’m learning stuff.

    Stacyman

    Plastic surgery abroad June 9, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Despite the importance of backlinks and SEO optimization, the most important thing in that branche is interesting and useful content of the site. That can’t be replaced by any SEO techniques and tips. Anywhere, the article is amazing, you have great talent to write, please continue with your posts.

    EMT Training by Dave June 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    So many IM trainers are harping on quality content these days, it makes me think I need to become a novelist to get anywhere. The good thing is, content quality is relevant to the market competition, so in many markets, it’s not hard to stand out with your content. Amazing post..

    Plumbers Columbia June 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Really good article! Thanks.

    I’ve been following this blog of yours for almost a couple of years. I was wondering how many visitors you are averaging on a daily basis. I noticed that globe of yours that you have on the right sidebar is now full of “red dots”. A year or so ago I would see a few “red dots”, but nothing like it is today! Congratulations to your success.

    Susanne June 11, 2011 at 12:59 am

    First of, I bought your OWM a couple of years back, through WA. I still have your training course and did try to implement it at Suidoo. My problem was back then (about 3 years ago) that I wanted more control of my content/web-present so I started my own website(s).
    After a while I gave up, actually after having spend more than $2K which is to me a lot of money, lol
    Now I am back online and more determined than ever to make this work.
    I am not a good writer, but also not afraid of putting what I write on my website, as I am sure I will get better as time goes by (hopefully).
    My problem is as it was before, I am trying to do too many things at once and easily get sidetracked.
    Even though I keep telling myself to only follow one ‘guru’ at the time, I always end up following/signing up for a bunch of newsletters or programs. Many of which I don’t have the time to read, but who I would like to be associated with, lol If that makes sense…
    My point is that I can’t afford to hire any one, and also can’t entice any of my friends or family to write content on a subject they get to choose. But writing is for me the easier part, getting the word out is harder for me…
    Any way I have always admired you and knew from the get go that you did something right! Now I just need to get on with it and get going again.

    Charley June 11, 2011 at 4:51 am

    What about new internet marketers like me? Is it wise to pay for PLR if I can afford it or should I wait until I’m a bit successful with the website?

    Jim June 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I am rather new at this and a few months ago I never even thought about what “content” was. I just Google for something when I needed an answer or was looking to buy something. Content really is important. Good content is even better!!!

    klima June 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I heard there were some crazy upsells to this product. Do you have any thoughts on this.

    Deb Tollefson June 14, 2011 at 5:04 am

    He Jennifer,

    I joined Killer Content – haven’t been able to figure our how to get my chosen articles to link up to my wordpress free blog- the videos are confusing. The program is awesome and when I figure it out – WOW !!

    Anyway, I need help with what to type in what place and where to go to get my kc articles to publish.

    Would like to upgrade but I need to make a few bucks first. Thanks – Deb

    Russell June 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Great article Jennifer, as always you provide lots of great info.

    blog names June 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Great monster of a post. I have yet to venture into PLR articles, but am seeing more and more internet marketers promoting its effective use. I will eventually start using it to facilitate the writing process. Thanks.

    Mary Glen June 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I love the way you have simplified things in this post and agree that many internet marketers over-complicate things, always looking for the shiny new thing or that new “secret” formula. In fact there is a formula – as you have shown above – but it is not secret.

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