by Jodee Redmond
Writing articles that will be sold as a PLR package is something that many freelancers are asked to do, but do you know what happens to them after you have turned in your assignment? Your articles may be put together to make up a special report, an ebook, or for web content. Here’s a look at the kinds of permissions (or rights) the product owner can give to those people who buy the package you have helped to prepare:
- Give Away Rights: This means the recipient is not able to charge for the information product, but they can use it as a free gift to customers or people who have signed up for a newsletter. In most cases, the buyer is not allowed to change the content.
- Resell Rights (RR): With resell rights, the buyer can resell the product as is. A minimum or maximum selling price may be included in the agreement, and you are not able to sell the resell rights to anyone else.
- Master Resell Rights (MRR): With a MRR license, you can resell the product as is, but you can also sell the Resell Rights to other people.
- Private Label Rights (PLR): This type of license is considered the best one to get when buying information products online. This gives the buyer to the right to make changes and to put his or her own name on it as the author.
When someone buys PLR products, they are advised not to use them as is (“straight out of the box”), but to change the content so that they don’t get penalized for having duplicate content online. This is where the idea of article spinning comes in. As a freelance writer, you may be asked to take a PLR product and change or add content to make it different from the original version.