One of the resources here at Blogger LinkUp is a list of free content you can get and use. This Done-For-You (DFY) content includes articles, reports, graphics and more. Let’s take a look at how you can use this content to grow your blog and make money.
What is DFY content?
Also known as Private Label Rights (PLR), this content is written by someone else and you are given rights to use it. It is a little like using a ghostwriter. The difference is that, unlike ghostwriting, with PLR you do not have exclusive rights. Other customers have the same content, and the same rights, as you.
When you publish DFY or PLR content, it is best to customize it for your audience. Making a few modifications to already-written content is much easier than starting with a blank page and writing everything from scratch. I find that starting with DFY content helps me to have a new blog post done in much less time than when I start with a blank screen and no ideas!
Some ideas for customizing the content include:
- Merge two or more articles into one.
- Change some of the wording to be in your voice.
- Include product recommendations, with your affiliate links.
- Add favorite quotations.
- Share your experiences through your personal stories.
- Comment on points in the content.
- Add images.
- Turn a written post into a slideshow.
- Record the content as audio.
- Make a video with the content.
How can I use the content?
That will depend on what rights the content creator passes to you. Read the license that comes with the content to be sure of what you can do with it.Usually you are allowed to use the content in blog posts, in ebooks and elsewhere. One thing you cannot do is publish it to Kindle, as that is a violation of Amazon’s rules.
Can I put my own name on the content?
Usually, especially if you have modified the content as I recommend. You could also create a pseudonym for publishing posts that began as DFY content. That is up to you.
Where can I get DFY content?
There are lots of content providers who sell DFY or PLR content. Some specialize in certain topic areas (such as food, health or business) and others provide content in a wide range of topic areas. Packages may include some combination of an ebook, articles/blog posts, images, social media posts, graphics and other content.
Many content providers offer free “sample” packages of their DFY content so you can see the quality of their work before you buy. We have a listing of many such free content packages here at BloggerLinkUp. Download some to try them out, then go back to your favorite providers to purchase more content and have a never-ending supply of new and interesting posts for your blog.