Let's talk about if you should edit PLR content and if so, how much. 

Image of a middle aged woman with brown hair in a black shirt sitting at a desk. The words "Should You Edit PLR Content?" are written on the screen in white letters on a pink background.Today's video and this blog post are about how much you may want to edit an individual piece of PLR. It depends on the purpose you're using it for and there are some considerations to keep in mind.

Prewritten content is all about saving time. It's important to make sure you're not spending more time and mental energy than you need to. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by my answer to this question.

Watch this short video tip on editing PLR to make it perform best for your purpose.

How much should I edit a piece of PLR?

It’s a question we get quite a lot and the answer like so many things in business and in life in general depends. 

  • It depends on what you do with the content. 
  • It depends on how good a fit this particular piece of content is to what you need. 
  • It depends on what your purpose is for the content. 
  • It depends on how much time and energy you want to spend on editing it. 
  • It depends on your mood (or at least it does for me). 

Option One – Use It As Is 

This is always an option if it looks good to you. The only exception, in my mind, would be if you plan to use the content on your site with the purpose of driving SEO traffic. In that case, I’d move on to option two. Otherwise, if everything looks good, use it and move on to your next task. 

Option Two – Do The Bare Minimum To Make It Stand On Its Own 

Change the title. Rework the first paragraph or write one of your own. Give the piece a quick edit to sound like it’s in your voice and then create a transition with a call to action if applicable. Challenge yourself to do this quickly and again, move on to your next task. Saving time and mental energy is the purpose of using PLR content. 

Option Three – Tweak It So It Serves Your Purpose Best 

This will depend on where you’re using it and what you want it to do. If you’re adding PLR to a book or course you’re creating, or when you combine several different PLR packs, you may need to tweak formatting, tone of voice etc. You may also find yourself writing transitions etc. Do what you need to. 

What I like to do is skim the PLR content quickly, pulling everything I plan on using together (if it’s a bigger project). Then I make a quick list of what I need to change or edit. Then I walk away for a bit and come back to that list with fresh eyes. What do I actually need to change? I cross off everything I decide isn’t needed and then get to work. 

Option For – Completely Rewrite It 

If you’ve watched any of the other videos in this series of PLR tips, you know that this is something I warn against. Yes, there could be an exception to the rule, but if you’re spending more time reworking PLR than you would have had you written it from scratch, then what’s the point? Stick with option one to three depending on what works best in any given situation. 

To sum it all up, there is no fast and easy rule. You edit it as much as you need to. Do what you have to to make it work the way you want it to work. When in doubt, less is more. Especially after you have the bare minimum covered. 

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