Like a lot of marketers right now, I’ve been buying gift and toy PLR left and right to make a bit of extra money off of the holiday shopping season. A lot of people ask me exactly why I buy all of this PLR. What do I use it for?
I figure this is as good of a time as any to give you a few ideas on how to use gift and toy PLR to make a bit of extra money.
1. Make Squidoo Lenses.
My favorite types of PLR for Squidoo lenses are toy/product review PLR and list PLR.
List PLR: Things like “gifts for boys” or “gifts for bakers” can be great. Basically, list PLR is PLR where the articles contain several products centered around a single niche or topic. These work great for creating lenses because the research involved in finding the products is done for you. If I were to find a PLR article about “the top 5 gifts for teenage girls” I could create a lens about those five products and even recommend related products. Just be sure to add your own unique descriptions because Squidoo fights hard against duplicate content. Without unique content, the lens won’t even pass initial filters.
Toy PLR: Say you find a pack of articles about a bunch of different toys. You can use these as done-for-you research to create a lens that goes into a lot of depth talking about one toy or one line of toys. (Legos are really popular this year and you could make a ton of lenses about different Lego sets.) Once again, you’ll want to use the PLR as research and create a unique lens. A bit of keyword research will also go a long way in helping your lens rank quickly.
Squidoo is my favorite way to make money during the holiday season because you can create a ton of lenses NOW and be making money this month. You can use your own Amazon affiliate account or if you live in a state where you can’t be an Amazon affiliate you can use Squidoo’s built in modules and still get commissions. If you’ve never used Squidoo before, you can read more on my Squidoo blog, SquidsPro, or check out Squid Pro Quo for step-by-step instructions to creating money making lenses quickly and easily.
2. Create a Holiday or Gift Niche Site.
While it’s already pretty close to Christmas, you can always still start a holiday niche site. You could pick a particular type of gift or gifts for a type of person and create a website dedicated to coming up with ideas for gifts and reviewing them. The big thing about holiday related sites is that traffic isn’t too great throughout the year, but you can make up for that with massive traffic during the holiday season. Setting up a Christmas related site now could give you a powerful asset for this time next year.
You can use a lot of the same tactics you would use for a Squidoo lens on your own site. Along with review articles, informational articles are great for your own site. Net PLR has some awesome toy PLR that includes both reviews and information articles. Ruth also has a toy membership that I absolutely love.
Not sure about rewriting PLR? Here is a tutorial I wrote.
3. Start Working on a Year-Round Amazon Site
Why not take this time to start your own Amazon site in any niche? Sure, it may not make you a ton of money this holiday season unless you are able to drive traffic right away, but it’ll get you well on your way to a great 2013.
Here are some great PLR resources that could help:
- Toy PLR Monthly – Get fresh toy PLR and informational articles every month.
- Product PLR Monthly – This membership is all about electronic products which are great for Amazon affiliate sites. Get a free sample here.
- PLR Mini Mart – Tiffany Dow has a ton of PLR on different types of physical products, especially toys.
- PLR Content Market – This is my PLR shop. For only $1 per article or less I’ve got content available covering a ton of different niches and I’m adding more every week.
Never built an Amazon site before? I’ve chosen this product based on my experience with Erica’s other products as the next product I will review here. It has a lot of great reviews and all of Erica’s Squidoo products are fantastic so I have high hopes for it.
In the comments below:
How are you using your holiday PLR? Share your tips with us!