Using Ebooks and Reports as Free Giveaways – Doable 5
Wow! Day 5 already of our 'Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables' Blog Tour. Yesterday we looked at ways of coming up with Great Headlines. Go back and read it if you missed it. A full list of the blogs we have already visited can be found at the the Blog Tour Information Page.
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Ebooks and reports are very popular for free gifts. They can be quite easy to put together, even if you aren’t a confident writer or don’t like writing.
If you have already been blogging for a while you can use some of your blog posts and pull them together into a report. It doesn't have to be all new content. You can repurpose content you have already created. If you go with the “5 Ways to…” then you could find 5 blog posts and use those.
If you don't have the blog posts already written you could do what I do to write the Daily Doable books. I worked out what the 30 topics were going to be and wrote bullets points of the main ideas I wanted to cover in each section. Then I simply took the bullet points and turned them into sentences and paragraphs.
Sometimes it is difficult to come up with ideas. If you struggle with this make sure to go back to Doable 2 – How to Decide on a Free Giveaway, as the video in that post will give you a lot of ideas.
If you are not a confident writer, or would like to modify something rather than create it from scratch, you can use PLR. PLR is Private Label Rights content that is in the form of articles, video, audio, and even PowerPoint Presentations. This is content that has been created with the purpose of selling the rights to it. There is a lot of PLR out there so you need to make sure that what you buy is good quality. I will put links to a few places in the resources that I know sell good quality PLR. One of the other things to watch when purchasing PLR is how many copies of each resource they are selling. The reputable sellers will sell a limited number of copies so there aren't thousands of the same article out there.
After you buy your PLR you need to change it up and not use it exactly as you bought it. You need to make it your own, use you own voice, add images, and rewrite the content to better suit your style. It doesn't have to be unrecognizable to what it was originally but you do want it to be personal to you.
This is an hour webinar that Stacey Myers hosted on Creating Your Opt In Using PLR. In the description of the video are links to some reputable PLR sites.
Here are the slides from the webinar.
Another thing you can do if you don't like writing is record an audio and then transcribe it yourself or have someone do that for you.
You can create your own cover if you have the skills or you can pay $5 at www.fiverr.com and have someone create one for you. Make sure you are choosing people that have a high rating. As the gigs are so inexpensive, what I sometimes do is, have two people design the same thing for me and then I choose which one I like the best. You will also be able to find people on fiverr to transcribe your audio for you.
Have you used PLR to create an opt in or other content? Please leave your comments below.
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