Good News: You Don’t Have to Know-It-All

Good News: You Don’t Have to Know-It-All

Whew!! You don’t have to be a know-it-all!

It’s important to be an expert in your field when people are paying you for what you provide. I’m sure that you are very good at what you do or what you sell, but running a business is so much more than what you do and what you sell.

You are more effective when you are knowledgeable in related areas of your business.

And these related areas can cover a broad base.  That’s where PLR comes to the rescue.

It’s impossible for you to be the expert in every facet surrounding your business, so let other experts fill in for you.

PLR content comes in a wide variety of types. Audio, video, and written content on anything you can imagine… Yes, there’s PLR for that. That means you don’t have to be a know-it-all to run your business and do what is right.

Using PLR makes it possible for you to share important and timely content with your audience without having to do research and invest time and money into writing content. PLR is a great way to expand on what you offer as well as drill down deeper and add value to whatever you already provide.

Let’s look at an example:

You sell products to Homeschooling Moms and Dads. And you really know your stuff.

But think about how your customers can benefit when you provide related materials as well. Such as:

  • Emotional aspects of Homeschooling
  • How to organize your school day more effectively
  • Dealing with different learning styles
  • A 30-Day challenge for increasing math skills
  • An eBook filled with advice from other homeschooling mothers
  • A video series about preparing your children for college
  • Exercises to keep children fit
  • And more

 

In this case, you don’t have to be a know-it-all about psychology, time management, health, or even education. Yet you can impact your audience with valuable information thanks to PLR.

You can arrange this content in whatever manner helps your audience best. Use the content as a freebie or use it as part of an exclusive membership that gives extra advice for those willing to pay a small premium each month. You can choose the best way to share the information in a way that educates and creates income.

Let the content creators be your experts and you can glean the best topics and delivery systems for your audience. Your status as a know-it-all will expand with the offerings you make to your tribe while you save time and money providing excellent content for your site.

 

 

 

 

Make Your PLR Work for You

Make Your PLR Work for You

One of the greatest benefits of using PLR is that you buy it, and it’s your own.

Remember: It’s as if you have a staff of writers who have submitted a draft to you. You can literally do anything that you want with this piece of material.

You can take out your “red pen” and strike through items, change wording, and insert some of your episodes. All of that together makes the article yours. You give it your very own voice..

Lots of PLR content is authored by experts in specific fields who write in general ways to make the content widely usable. From a six-thousand-word eBook to a series of blog posts, PLR content strives to reach a wide audience.

As a PLR user, your audience is narrow and focused, which means you probably want to customize your PLR and give it your voice. But this takes a minuscule amount of time compared to researching and writing from scratch.

Pay attention to the suggested uses

A lot of PLR is generated with a specific use in mind. Pay attention to the suggestions and instructions given by the author to use the PLR to its fullest potential. Your PLR packet will have suggested uses for your PLR .

There are so many ways to use your PLR. When you purchase your packet, look for some unique ways to use it.

Some PLR companies offer support via social media groups where you can be a part of a community using PLR. Groups have great collaboration and share ideas for great ways to use PLR that you may not have thought of on your own.

I like to establish a system which gets the most use out of my PLR. When you have a routine, it’s quick and easy to bap, bap, bap your uses, and not take a long time.

My system changes from time to time, but one such system goes like this:

  • Post a new post to my blog.
  • Post the feature image to Twitter, which links back to the blog.
  • Post the same article to LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Post the image to Pinterest – and sometimes, Instagram.
  • The blog automatically posts to my Amazon Author Page
  • Sometimes i send out emails which link back to my blog post.

Now this bap, bap, bap method is done in less time than you can imagine.

When you have your article written and ready to go, you can easily see that many uses of the same material will get you noticed out in that cyber world.

Stick with providers you love

Now let’s be honest. There is PLR, and then there is PLR!!

I have been blogging for awhile now, and I have purchased from many different vendors. Sometimes a wow sales page and lots of promises wind up with lousy material. When that happens to me, I make a note to never purchase form that source again.

Yet there are some vendors who do a terrific job. In fact, when you purchase these products, you don’t even want to make many changes. They are like something you would have written. Great grammar, wording, and tone. You love the voice or style of this PLR provider.

When you find such a provider, stick with them. If they offer a membership or an easy way to get their content – join. By sticking with a few providers, you’ll be sure that your content will have similar style and consistency. You’ll spend less time editing, and more time developing other areas of your business.

Re-use, recycle, and repurpose

Content, in general, can be used in many ways. Don’t think of PLR as once and done content. You can modify and re-use it over and over again. Making tweaks here and there allows you to keep the content fresh. This means your investment goes even farther than it would with single-use.

You might want to combine individual posts to make an e-book.

Or, what about this?

Record a podcast episode. Or broadcast a video presentation.

Well-written information can be used in many different ways. (Your brainstorming might come up with some ideas no one else has thought about).

So there you have it. Three more tips for successful PLR use.

The main thing is to plunge in. Find a PLR provider you like, and start the journey.

There’s a sea of knowledge out there. We just have to go find it.

Kindle the Flame Within You

Kindle the Flame Within You

Kindle afresh the flame. Stir Up the Gift. It’s time for awakening!

Last night the Holy Spirit woke me up at 3 am and spoke these words into my spirit. “Stir up the gift which is within you.”

He reminded me of earlier days…He reminded me of the days when there was rejoicing in the city by the many people who were turning to the Lord, getting saved, baptized in the Holy Spirit and shouting their newfound truth to the rooftops.

Do you remember days like that?

If you have been a spirit-filled believer for many years, you probably remember. You might have memories of the Healing Revival with Kenneth Hagin, Gordon Lindsay, Oral Roberts, and others. Or you might remember the great Teaching Revival with Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin. Or the early nineties with Rodney Howard Browne’s impact on our nation. Or Toronto. Or Brownsville. Or that special outpouring of God’s blessing in your church.

Since those times there have been Prayer and Prophetic Movements and there have been the rising up of true apostles with God-ordained strategies to take the land. All of these occurrences have been milestones in God’s plan — laying foundation and restoration one brick at a time. All working toward God’s goal of a worldwide kingdom.

Now I sense the Spirit saying that it’s time for His plan to come together.

As I write this, I see a mountain with many tributaries, or streams, trickling down. Some are almost unnoticeable; others are racing down to near-river proportions. The important thing is that as they get closer to the bottom, they run together to create a strong, powerful river which forces its way through the surrounding landscape. Eventually, nothing can permanently stand in its way. Not even the rocks, which over time become smooth and re-formed by the power of the river.

This is a picture of God’s church. The Presence and the Plan of God flowing from the top of His Mighty Mountain. At first, there are many streams which emanate from the rain of His anointing. They are truly from Him. They originate with Him and they are designed by Him to bring forth their portion of His anointing.

As they proceed down His Mountain, something very interesting happens. They meet. They join forces and get stronger — and they continue — until all tributaries and streams become One Mighty River flowing to the sea.

This is the culmination of God’s plan. The many streams becoming One and working together for His Glory. The apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers unified and working together for His purpose. For His extravagant plan in the earth.

A few years ago, just as I awoke, I had an open vision. In the vision, I was up to my neck in a river, and I knew that it was the River of God. That Ezekiel 47 river. That has been one of my favorite passages for many years, so I knew where I was.

Yet I had always pictured God’s River as it appears in Revelation — as smooth as glass.

On this day, as I pondered what God was showing me, the river was anything but smooth. It was roaring and swirling — much like the ocean. I could even feel an undertow. There was such a power to this river that I had to tread water with every ounce of energy I could muster to keep my head above water. And still the force of the river was moving me down stream. He was showing me that when we are truly His, without holding anything back, His river will carry us to fulfill His plan in the earth.

So what am I saying? What does this river have to do with “stirring up the gifts?”

Our God has distributed many gifts in the earth — and we all have them. He hasn’t left anyone out. We are all a part of His plan and we all have a part to play in His next great move.

As we stir up those gifts which are within us, they will be different from some others we see, but they will be part of His plan. As we genuinely worship and praise Him, pray in the Holy Spirit, spend time in the Word, and listen to His leading, we will discover or confirm our gifts and we will grow in them.

Many people have unfulfilled prophecies which have been on the shelf for 20 years or more. It’s time to get those out and take them to prayer. Allow the Holy Spirit to bring to your remembrance what He has spoken to you in years past.

The time has come for many of those words to be fulfilled. As we contend for what God has spoken to us and over us, our part will come into focus.

Then, as we say, “Yes, Lord, I am willing,” we will sense the currents under us carrying us to our place in Him.

Remember, God’s Kingdom is huge and multifaceted.

As you gain confidence in your portion, you will be able to accomplish what He has placed on your heart. And please remember: there is no room for competition in His Kingdom. Only cooperation. If you are a prayer warrior, then pray for those with the evangelistic thrust to be able to break through the barriers they face. And if you are a teacher, then be thankful for the strategy-oriented apostles who can bring foundations of change. If you are an evangelist, then listen to the words of the true prophets who help establish your focus.

As all the gifts are being stirred up, God’s Mighty River will flow unabated. And get ready. We are about to see signs wonders of healing, salvation, and restoration coming all over the world. It’s upon us, and we are privileged to be chosen and gifted to be a part of God’s Mighty Plan in the earth at this time.

Yes. Get ready. “Stir up the gifts which are within you.”

And hang on for the ride!

 

3 Tips for Writing Faster

3 Tips for Writing Faster

Your content is your livelihood.

Content is what makes people come to your site. It’s also what makes people trust you and buy from you.

So whether you’re using your content to pull in traffic or you’re selling content to fill up your bank account with cash, your business depends on your ability to create a lot of good content. And the faster you can create this content, the more quickly you’ll enjoy the extra traffic, subscribers and sales.

Here then are three surefire tips for creating good content, fast…

1. Create a Good Outline

A good outline, keeps you focused. You won’t waste time straying  to this and that. And this focus will help you write more quickly.

This is particularly true if you’re writing something longer, like a report or e-book. That’s because it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of writing something so long. However, when you have a good outline, you can think of each section on your outline as an article.

Thus you can think of it as writing a series of articles, rather than writing a book. Psychologically this makes it easier to write, so you’ll complete your content piece much faster.

2. Use Speech-to-Text Technology

Run a search in Google and you’ll uncover several different software products to convert your speech into text. One of the most well-known of these is Dragon Naturally Speaking.

You can find at Nuance.com as well as your favorite retailers like Staples.com and Amazon.com.

No matter what software solution you choose, you will need to do two things:

First, get a good microphone. Your software will work better if your words sound clear as you say them into your microphone. If you prefer, you can get a headset microphone for convenience.

Second, train the software. Yes, you will need to spend some time training the software to recognize the way you speak (your voice, accent, etc). So while this does take some time upfront, in the long run you’ll save time once you’ve gone through all the training with the software.

3. Write Fast Without Editing

One sure way to slow down your writing is to stop and edit nearly sentence as the go. However, while editing is necessary, it’s something you should do AFTER you’ve created the piece (not during the writing process).

Think of it this way…

Editing is a bit of a logical, left-brain activity. That’s because it requires you to remember grammar rules, look at your sentence structure and make decisions about whether you’ve written a sentence or paragraph correctly.

On the other hand, the actual writing itself tends to be more of a creative process where you come up with unique ideas and interesting ways of expressing these ideas. Thus if you stop midway through the writing process to think logically about things like grammar rules, then you’ll just end up stifling your creativity.

If you’re used to editing as you go, then it’s going to take practice to write without editing. Best thing you can do is set a timer for 15 minutes and write as fast and furiously as possible during the allotted time. When the time is up, take a short break, reset your timer and do it again.

You can even make a game out of it by challenging yourself to write more words during each 15 minute block of time.

When your content piece is all finished, then you can edit it.

In Summary…

If you can learn to write faster, then you’ll get more done in less time. And the more content you can create, the faster your business will grow. So give these tips a try and see if they don’t help you increase your writing speed!

 

Five Reasons for Using PLR

Five Reasons for Using PLR

Your  business has a lot of moving parts. Even if yours is a side-hustle, you need to regularly attract new people and keep them coming back for more. PLR is an excellent way to offer your visitors high-quality information that doesn’t cost a lot of time and money to produce.

There are many reasons for tapping into this resource. Right now I want to mention five.

  • PLR is affordable                                                                                                          Large companies employ staff writers and marketers whose job is to create their content. These staffers plan the subject matter, do the research, and write as employees of the business. Their material is the property of the business and the writers are paid hourly or salary for their time at work.

Most small businesses can’t afford to hire a writer to create unique content just for their business. So most often, the business owner is left with the job of writing for himself. It can be very time-onsuming.

Since a lot of the copy is used for give-aways, it isn’t necessarily a money-maker.

Buying PLR is an affordable way to get great content written for your audience without having to pay for a writer or taking the time to write it yourself.

  • PLR is plentiful:                                                                                                          There are many ways to buy PLR. Some PLR is exclusive, which means fewer copies are sold. This means the content is less likely to be widespread. This PLR may be more expensive, but it can be a wise choice for certain items like eBooks or challenges.

Other PLR is sold in larger quantities, which reduces the price point and makes buying PLR an easy yes for your budget. There are multiple places to source PLR. A simple search for providers will yield lots of results.

  • PLR is customizable:                                                                                                  PLR is formatted in ways that allow it to be changed. You can add your own branding and add your name as author. You can also edit the copy, gving it your voice and your message.

In some cases, you can hire a virtual assistant to help you modify your content for far less than having new and individual content created. In the moments it takes to brand your PLR and upload it to your site, you can reach your tribe and add value to their lives.

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  • PLR is engaging:                                                                                                      Good PLR has engaging content that encourages your tribe to reach out and connect.

From high-quality emails to calls to action in an eBook, great PLR will have your customers reaching back to you for engagement where you’ll be ready to connect.

  • PLR is educational:                                                                                                  Many times, PLR can do a lot of the sales or the education for you. Strategic use of PLR can educate your audience about what they need in order to work with you or offer collateral information that supports your sales goals.

The quality information is useful for your clients and helps make you an expert in your field.

So you can see that using PLR saves time and money. It allows you to offer high-quality information to your customers, while freeing you up to focus on money-making or other important tasks.

Using PLR to support your site and add value to your client’s experience is a great way to offer more for less… time and money.