FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Resell vs. Resale Rights
You've no doubt noticed that some people refer to "resell rights" while othersrefer to "resale rights."
What's the difference?
While the English majors may argue about the correct spelling and usage, for all practical purposes the terms can be used interchangeably. As such, "master resell rights" are exactly the same thing as "master resale rights," "basic resell rights" are the same thing as "basic resale rights," and so on.
Which brings us to our next definition...
What are Resell Rights (AKA Basic Resell Rights)?
When you get basic resell rights to a product, it means you can sell it directly to your customers and keep all the profits.
However, selling it to customers is the only thing you can do with a product that comes with basic resell rights. That means you aren't allowed to change it in any way, nor are you allowed to pass the resell rights along to your customers.
This is similar to being an affiliate in that you aren't allowed to modify the products you're selling. The difference, of course, is that when you have resell rights you get to keep all the profits, control the sales process and build the customer list.
Note: Check your resell rights license. Some product owners require you to sell the product using their sales letters. Other owners give you a sales letter to optionally. Still others don't give you any sales materials.
Also, some licenses allow you to include your resell rights product as a bonus to other paid products, include it in a membership site or even sell it on an auction site. Others do not allow these practices for fear of devaluing the product. Check your license!
What are Master Resell Rights?
When you get master resell rights to a product, it means you not only can make money selling the product to your customers, you can also make money by selling the resell rights or master resell rights to your customers and your customers can do exactly the same thing.
Let me give you an example:
You buy master resell rights to a dog training ebook. You get to make money in two ways:
1. You sell this ebook directly to dog enthusiasts and keep all the profits.
2. And you also sell the resell rights or master resell rights to this ebook to other marketers. (Usually you charge a little more when you sell the rights.)
Those other marketers who bought the rights now have master resell rights as well. That means they can sell the product directly to end users, and/or they can also sell the master resell rights to other marketers.
In other words, everyone who purchases the master resell rights version of the product may sell the product itself and sell the rights to the product.
Note: Check your license. Usually acquiring master resell rights (MRR) means that anyone who purchases the product automatically gets master resell rights, which is the right to sell the product and transfer the rights
However, some licenses allow you to only sell BASIC resell rights to your customers. That means your customers can resell the book but NOT the rights. These are usually referred to as nontransferable rights.
Also, just as with basic rights, some licenses define specifically how and where you can sell your product (e.g., whether you can sell on auctions, put the product on a CD and ship it, etc). Always check the license to ensure you're following its terms.
Just as with basic resell rights, you aren't allowed to modify master resell rights products. If you do want to modify a product, then you'll need to search for products in our next category...
What are Private Label Rights (AKA PLR, and Private Label Resell Rights)?
When you get private label resell rights (PLR) to a product, it means that not only do you get the right to sell the product to your customers, you ALSO get the right to modify the product.
In the case of a text document, you'll usually get the original source file (e.g., Word document or txt file) so that you can add text, delete text, chop an ebook into articles, combine articles to create an ebook and so on. Usually you're allowed to put your name as the author/creator of the product.
This is another case where you need to check your PLR license very carefully, as not all PLR is created equally:
- Some PLR licenses allow you to create an entirely different product, such as turning an audio product into a text product or vice versa, while others forbid the practice.
- Some licenses grant you transferable rights, meaning you can pass the private label resell rights to others, while other licenses forbid it.
- Some licenses have very strict guidelines about what percent of your product must be changed before you can put your name on it, while others don't define it.
Bottom line: check your license carefully so you understand exactly how you can modify your product and resell it.
What are Non-Transferable Rights?
A few times in this report we've referred to "nontransferable rights." As the name implies, this means that you cannot transfer whatever rights you received with the product to your customers.
For example, nontransferable private label rights means you can modify the product and sell it to your customers, but your customers don't get any rights (e.g., they can use it for their personal use only).
In short: your customers can enjoy the product but they don't have the rights to modify it, sell it, or even give it away.
What are Personal-Use Rights?
Products with personal-use rights means the person can enjoy the product but they do NOT get any rights with the product. They can read it, use it and enjoy it - but they can't share it, sell it, modify it or reprint it in whole or in part.
If have basic resell rights to a product, that means you're selling the product to your customer with personal-use rights only.
What are Unrestricted Rights?
As the name implies, those products that come with "unrestricted rights" don't come with a license full of "dos and don'ts."
For example, getting unrestricted basic resell rights usually means you are free to sell the product as you please, including on auction sites, as a bonus to a paid product and so on.
Getting unrestricted private label rights to a product usually means that you can do anything you want with the product - modify it in any way, change it to a different format, etc.
Note: Even though "unrestricted" is a pretty clear term, some product creators still slip small restrictions into their licenses. As such, be sure to read the license to make sure the product really is unrestricted.
What are Rebranding Rights?
When you get rebranding rights to a product, it means you are allowed to change specific parts of the product as allowed by the product creator.
For example, the creator may allow you to do one or more of the following:
- Change all the links in the product to your affiliate links.
- Add your own link to the front or back of the product.
- Add your name to the product (usually in the form of "presented by [insert your name]..."
- Perhaps include a short message or ad somewhere in the product.
Then, depending on the license, you may be allowed to sell or give away the product (giving it away is more common).
Usually rebranding rights are granted to affiliates so they can get a backend income from giving away a free report. To make it easy on the product creators, they usually distribute a "PDF rebrander" (like ViralPDF.com or similar) so that affiliates and others who want to rebrand the report can do so easily themselves.
What are Give Away Rights?
Rebrandable products sometimes come with give away rights. As the name implies, you can give these products away to your subscribers and visitors. Most of the time, those products that include give away rights actually forbid you from reselling the product.
Note: give away rights do not allow you to modify the product in any way.
However, if you were granted private label rights WITH give away rights, then you can modify and give the product away. If your license doesn't grant PLR rights explicitly, then assume you cannot change the content.
What are Reprint Rights?
Reprint rights gives you permission to publish (print) an article, report, ebook or other text document that was previously published elsewhere.
For example, articles you find in article directories (like ideamarketers.com) come with reprint rights. That means you can reprint the article in its original form - complete with author's byline - on your own site, blog, newsletter or similar.
Reprint rights usually mean you can reprint but NOT sell the information. Further, you aren't allowed to modify the content or the author's byline in any way.
What are Royalty Rights?
Getting royalty rights to a product means that you need to pay the product creator a small royalty for every product you sell.
The difference between having royalty rights and simply being an affiliate for a product is that YOU control the product sales process, the customer list and all backend marketing.
As such, it's usually more profitable for you to acquire royalty rights for a product as opposed to merely being an affiliate - and that's because the money is in the list. (Of course, getting the basic resell rights to a product is even better, because then you pay a one-time-fee to the product creator with no revenue sharing
required - and you still get control of the sales process and the customer list.)
Note: you usually don't have any other rights to the product, which means you can't modify it or transfer the rights to others.
What are Foreign Language Rights?
When you buy the foreign language rights to a product, it means you have the right to translate the product into different language.
For example, buying Spanish language rights means you can translate the product into Spanish. And usually, depending on the terms of the rest of your license, you then get reprint rights, give away rights, royalty rights or some form of resell rights to the product.
Note, however, that usually foreign language rights only grant you the permission to translate the product into ONE other language. So of you wanted French, Spanish and Mandarin rights to a product, you'd likely need to buy three separate licenses.
Could some product come with multiple rights?
Yes, some products come with multiple rights.
- You may purchase a product that includes resell rights AND foreign language rights.
- You may purchase a product with give away rights AND resell rights, meaning you can sell it or give it away, your choice.
- You may receive an article with foreign language rights and reprint rights - meaning you can reprint the article in another language. And so on.
Who Should Purchase PLR?
PLR content is perfect for anyone needing content for their website, blogs, emails...etc. You can purchase this content and alter it a little to submit to article directories. You can also use this content as scripts for videos.
In a nutshell, PLR is for anyone who does not have the time, money or talent to create content themselves.
Do I Have To Alter PLR products?
You don't have to alter the PLR but it is highly recommended. You want to have your own unique content out there.
Altering can be done quite easily. Simply put your own title on the PLR, replace some words with synonyms, re-write couple of sentences in each paragraph or re-order the paragraphs. Some people like to add a paragraph at the beginning and the end to make it more unique. You may automate the entire process by utilizing a special piece of software that can create hundreds of unique and legible versions of the same article within few minutes, saving you hours of work and helping you to overcome writer's block. Click on the orange button at the top of this page, on the right hand side, to explore its potential.
Of course, it you are using the content for traffic purposes you will have to add your own SEO keywords and this software can do that too.
How does your site differ from other sites that sell PLR content?
1. They will gladly charge you $97 every month just to join. We are much less expensive. You can join for free, and our Blue membership is only $7.00/month.
2. They only add products once a month. We update every day.
3. They only have a few thousands products, yet they claim to be the biggest PLR libraries there are. We have a few hundred thousand products and we really are the biggest PLR library there is.
4. A lot of their "new" products have been kicking around the Internet for years. When we say our products are "new" they really are.
Can I cancel my membership anytime?
Can I give away a PLR product I downloaded from your site?
There may be specific terms for using a PLR product, depending on the website we purchased or downloaded it from. For example, some sites will allow you to resell and/or give away the PLR as is, others will not. Some will allow you to pass on PLR rights to your customers, some won't. Always check the products terms prior to using it.
What Can I Do With the Private Label Rights Content?
You can put your own name on the article.
You can change (rewrite) the articles as you wish.
You can use these articles on your website or blog.
You can use these articles in your newsletter.
You can use these articles in your autoresponder.
You can use these articles in your membership site.
You can use them in a free ecourse
You can use them in a free Special Report.
You can use the articles to create an ebook.
You can use the articles to form a report to give away or sell.
You can use the articles to submit to article directories only if you rewrite the article.
What Can NOT Be Done With your products?
You may not sell PLR or any resell rights to any products downloaded from this website, unless you're explicitly allowed to do so. Always check the single product's terms before repackaging/rewriting/publishing/selling it.
Are There Problems with Duplicate Content?
Multiple buyers of the same PLR means that there is the potential for duplicate content. That's why it's always recommended that you alter your PLR before you use it, so that it will be fresh and more unique. However, duplicate content is ONLY a problem when it's within the same website, not when the same article appears on multiple websites. Therefore, it's not a requirement that you alter your PLR, but it usually provides better results when you do.
What are your membership levels/benefits for joining?
We offer 4 different membership levels - Free, Blue, Orange and Green. Regardless of the type of membership, free or paid, you can browse and download all the content from the Freebies and Tools sections, as well as watch training videos and read tutorials. As for downloading the PLR/MRR content itself there are a few but crucial download restrictions:
1. Free Membership - free for life, however you can't download any PLR/MRR material, unless you upgrade your membership.
2. Blue Membership - paid. Only $7/month. As a "Blue" member you can browse and download the content from all PLR article categories on this website. There is a download limit of 2 article packages or up to 100 articles per day.
3. Orange Membership - paid. Only $17/month. As an "Orange" member you can browse and download the content from all PLR article and Ebook categories on this website. Download limit - any combination of 3 downloads per day from any of these two groups, i.e. 3 article packages ( up to150 articles) or 2 article packages (up to100 articles) + 1 ebook or 1 article package (up to 50 articles) + 2 ebooks, or 3 ebooks.
4. Green Membership - paid. Only $27/month. As a "Green" member you can browse and download the content from all categories on this website, eg. articles, ebooks, graphics, templates, audio, video, etc. Download limit - any combination of 4 packages per day from any of the groups, i.e. 3 article packages ( up to150 articles in total) + ebook or 1 article package (up to 50 articles) + ebook + template + graphics, or 1 ebook + template + graphics + video, etc.
Define an "article package"
Each article category has been divided into download packages consisting of 50 PLR articles each. Only the last package in a given category may have less than 50 articles. One package counts as one download. So, for instance, if you are a "Blue" member you may download up to two (2) article packages per day, which is up to 100 articles.
Before you download a package you are able to see its content, so you always know what you're downloading.
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