At the right moment, you may want to try something new.
Maybe you’re bored with what you’re doing.
Maybe it’s working more or less on auto-pilot.
Maybe you just need something new, because the old no longer works.
But what if trying something new seems frightening? Scary?
Lately, I tried something new.
My Journey Into Writing PLR
One of my friends, Arun Chandran, suggested that I wrote PLR. I’ve done that in the past, and I’ve also sold a few of my info products with PLR.
I appreciate Arun’s knowledge, so I decided to give it a try. If it didn’t work for me, I would just stop again. But I would give it time first.
And set my expectations low.
Here’s Where You Get In
This is not about writing PLR.
Nor is it about me.
It’s about you, but so that you can use my experience on whichever area you choose, I need to talk about what I know.
And that’s what I’m going to do in this week’s newsletter.
You’ll learn about what went wrong, what went well, and how you can use this yourself.
The Good and the Not So Good
The bad was mostly my fault. Hm… maybe entirely my fault.
Arun is an experienced PLR seller, and I got a lot of help and feedback from him.
I think he’s working on a course about becoming a PLR seller.
People didn’t sign up for my JV list so I had to mail them manually… and I didn’t have time before the launch, so only after.
They still didn’t sign up, though. Hm… What should I do about that?
Force them? 😉
Next mistake: I forgot to make the offer public.
Arun said I wouldn’t make an income from the first launches but I would build list. I made net $344.82 during those 5 days.
What about affiliates?
Honestly, I mostly got bad affiliate requests. One "Dear Sir" among them. No sales, lots of traffic, lots of refunds, boasting about huge audiences, clearly lying.
I may have fixed that now by only accepting affiliates with a higher rating.
What If the Result Had Been Zero Income?
Often, you need to take a risk if you want to win.
Sometimes this risk is pecuniary. Sometimes it’s time.
In my case, my risk involved time. A good deal of it, actually.
It took me between 30 minutes and 2 hours per article to write them, plus the time to choose a headline and find the topics and do the research.
There were 15 articles and a report.
So what if I had made zero income from this launch? Would it still be worth the risk?
Would I still do it?
Yes, because I gained experience.
By doing things, you can find out what works and what doesn’t work.
People talk a lot about the 80/20 rule.
You should only invest time and energy in the 20% that makes up 80% of your income.
They forget that to find those 20%, you need to do 100%.
That’s why it’s still worth it to try something new, because you’ll never know.
Plus here, it helped me grow my list of PLR buyers.
Even if it hadn’t worked this time, perhaps it would have worked the next time?
Perhaps the topic wasn’t the right one? If it hadn’t been, I could have changed it completely for the next time.
And even if it had been a complete disaster, income-wise, I would still have done it because I learned something.
The reason I’m here today, still not having a day job since 1995, is that I spent hours, weeks, sometimes months, working on a project before it made me money.
Do you have that kind of patience?
If not, you must work on getting it.
My Final Advise
Go try something new!