Learn how to easily rewrite PLR articles fast to make them unique. This can save you tons of time in the blogging process.
Private label rights (PLR) content is a common type of digital product that many bloggers use to help with content creation. It’s also called Done for You content (DFY) or sometimes “white label” content.
Basically, these are articles that anyone can purchase to use as they want. Turn it into blog posts, emails, social media posts, or opt-ins.
PLR is a great way to reduce your brainstorming and research time. Because you aren’t just staring at a blank page endlessly, PLR can help eliminate writer’s block.
You can’t simply publish the article as it’s written, though. The PLR bundle was most likely sold to lots of other people. You certainly don’t want your post to be identical to 100 other blog posts. So you have to rewrite it and make it your own.
Some people struggle with rewriting PLR articles fast enough. This blog post will discuss how you can speed up your process by giving you easy-to-follow steps so that anyone can rewrite private label rights PLR content quickly.
How to be a Faster Writer
1. Write often.
Practice makes perfect. The more you write, the faster you'll be. If you are training to run a marathon, you practice your running skills almost every day of the week to ensure you reach that time goal when the marathon rolls around. Writing is no different. If your goal is to write faster, you need to be practicing your “writing muscles” several times a week.
Consistency is key. Imagine for a second that you are able to write (and publish!) two blog posts each week instead of just one. That means that over the course of a year, you will have written more than 100 blog posts! And what does that get you? More readers and higher search engine rankings for your website, of course.
2. Don’t edit as you go!
The best way to write faster is not to edit as you go. This is something I struggle with. I want to stop and think about how to rephrase something to make it more clear, or I want to try to rearrange paragraphs as I go. And I'm a slow writer because of it.
Editing as you go is a trap! If you edit as you go, not only are you taking twice the amount of time to polish and publish the article, you're probably going to edit it at the end (again) anyway. Save it all for the end. Write a rough draft, as rough as it needs to be to get finished, and then edit during the next step.
3. Don’t research as you go.
Just like with editing, researching while you're trying to write hinders your speed. If there's something you don't know, give it a placeholder and keep going. You can always look up that fact and add it during your editing process.
Researching before you start writing is going to be your best bet. This prevents falling down any rabbit holes you may find during the writing process. If you feel you're taking too much time on the research phase, set a timer. This is something I learned when I took the Lightning Fast Creation Course – and it works!
4. Work in batches.
Most of the tasks we do as bloggers use different skills. Research, outlining, writing, editing, and creating graphics all use different parts of our brains. Batch your work to take advantage of this. If you want to publish 4 posts next week, do the research for all of them at the same time, outline them at the same time, write them at the same time, and so on.
There's science behind this one: switching tasks is one of the fastest ways to lose steam. Working in batches will make you much more productive.
5. Wait a day between writing & editing
If you are still struggling with perfection syndrome while editing, wait a day after writing a rough draft before you edit. This will allow you to edit with a fresh set of eyes. You'll do a better job of editing because you've given yourself the break.
Sometimes we have to walk away and come back to a project to finish it in the best way possible. This goes for writing, and all things involved in our businesses. Always put your best foot forward: this may mean taking a step back and waiting a day before moving onto the next step in the publishing process, and that's okay!
How to Rewrite PLR Articles Fast
Step 1. Choose Keywords, Determine Intent, and Set the Goal for Your Post
Choose your keywords. You have an idea of what you want to write because you know the topic of the PLR, but you need to do a little keyword research.
Once you have a list of keyword phrases, think about the intent behind those keywords. Why are people searching for those specific phrases? What does that tell you about the people who search for those phrases?
Next, set the goal with your post. What problem are you solving for your readers? You can write faster is you know where the article is going. Make sure the goal matches the intent of the article.
You need to understand what your goal is so that you can tell yourself how quickly you are reaching it with every sentence.
For example, my goal with this blog post is to help you write more quickly. If I start going down a different path and get lost, I can come back to the intended goal- which is faster writing.
Step 2. Read All Articles in the PLR Bundle
Read the entire article. And if it’s a bundle of articles, read every single one of them before you start trying to rewrite one. This can save time in the long run because if you end up using more than one article in a bundle, the other articles may cover what you were going to while editing the first article. Let the PLR do the work for you!
Should you combine PLR articles? Putting two or three of the article together might ensure that your readers learn all they need to know where using only one article wouldn’t answer all their questions. If you haven’t read all the articles in your bundle, you won’t know you have more content to add.
Step 3. Delete Parts that Don't Solve Readers' Problems
After you know your keywords, your goal for the article, and you’ve combined any articles you want, start cutting parts that don’t solve your readers’ problems or that don't seem to fit.
Recently, I read a PLR article about blog sponsorships that included affiliate marketing as one method of sponsorship. Personally, I think of these as two separate topics, so I would delete the affiliate marketing section.
Step 4. Write Down the Remaining Main Points
Write down the main points of what’s left—basically, make an outline. Read through the outline and decide if it makes sense. Does it flow in your mind? You may need to rearrange the main points so that the flow better suits your style.
Make those main points subheadings and put the paragraphs back together in your order. By this point in time, you’ll know exactly what you want to say and how to say it for each of your main points.
Step 5. Rewrite Paragraphs Individually
For each paragraph, change out words (and add your keywords) and rephrase in your own voice. You will totally rewrite some paragraphs and only change a few words in others.
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you work through the post paragraph by paragraph.
- Use short sentences that are simple and easy to understand. In fact, you’ll have better results if you write for a 5th grader. Look for ways to use simpler words and shorter sentences. Delete unnecessary text.
- Break up your paragraphs so that there are no more than 4 lines per paragraph.
- Change words to ones that you would use. Don’t be afraid to use a thesaurus!
- Don’t forget that you shouldn’t stop to look up something. Just put a placeholder and keep writing.
Step 6. Add Your Own Content
Add your own content. Now it might seem counterintuitive to add content to a process that you want to do quickly, but hear me out.
Where to find Awesome PLR Content
If you’re rewriting a PLR article, you probably know a little bit about the topic. Adding your own examples and stories will be quick because you know them already. And this will just help to make your article more unique.
Step 7. Change the Title
After you’ve finished rewriting your article, change the title so that it better reflects your version. Make sure you include your keywords!
And now you'll have an awesome piece of content that will be optimized for SEO.
There are lots and lots of PLR providers. But some of them have been around for years and are still selling the same 300-word articles that they bought as PLR 10 years ago.
Steer clear of those folks. They can be fairly easy to spot because their websites look like they were created 10 years ago.
One of the best PLR providers is PLR for Blogs by Sadie Smiley (who used to own Easy Blog School), so you know her content is going to be high quality. Her articles are long. In fact, I don’t think she sells anything that’s less than 1,000 words.
Make sure you sign up for Sadie's email list because she sends out coupons every Friday!
Michele and Gina recently started Shortcut Content. Here you can purchase individual pieces of PLR. They have everything from crafts to cleaning to pets.
Piggy Makes Bank is another great PLR provider. They have a big selection of FREE PLR.
Are you a food blogger? You'll want to check out the PLR at Kitchen Bloggers.
Niche Starter Packs are perfect if you're in the health, home & garden, personal development, or business niche.