Okay. I’ll show you how I take a PLR package, edit it to make my own and squeeze benefit out of it. The process can be done in many ways using different tools. But I will show you, how I do it.
If you have not downloaded already, please download the plr package from here:
Download the package and unzip the file. You’ll get a folder, “Responsive List Building Secrets.” Open the folder and you will get another three folders, named Graphics, Report, Web site and a txt file named, License.txt.
The first thing you should do is to open the license.txt to check what are rights that are included with your download. Go through the file. The owner has given “unrestricted private label rights,” in this case. So we can do whatever we like with these files. No problem there.
The second important thing you should do is to browse through the folders to see what’s in it.
There are few images of 3d book cover and a flat book cover in the “Images” folder. We will not use these. We will create our own book cover.
The second folder contains two files, Responsive List Building Secrets.pdf and Responsive List Building Secrets.doc. We don’t need the pdf file. We will take the doc file, edit, rename and personalize the file and convert it to a pdf file of our own.
The “Website” folder contains files that are to be hosted on our server. But we will not use these files. We will be creating our own web files like sales page, squeeze page, download page, etc., with our own product our name printed in it.
Now, let’s choose a color theme. Check the images of “graphics” folder. They used blue theme. I always choose a color theme that is boldly different with the original plr package. Let’s say, we choose deep green as our color for this project.
First, we are going to edit and personalize the main e-book. Named, “Responsive-List-Building-Secrets”. We have to change the name. We have to rename it but rename it by something similar.
I used to search Google first, to search for a alike name with similar meaning. I searched “Responsive List Building Secrets” in the Google search and came up with a similar and simple name. I got it all the ways to the 3rd page. It is a simple name and I liked it. Our e-book name will be, “How to Build Responsive Mailing List”. We are going to use this name instead of the original name, “Responsive-List-Building-Secrets”.
Now open a new blank document file. I use Open Office Writer but the process is similar in MS Office.
This file will be transferred as our e-book in pdf format. So, you should save the file with the name, “ How-To-Build Responsive-Mailing-List. Use these hyphens in between each word. It keeps the url intact, and error free when the file is uploaded in a server.
I would like to change the appearance of my document. As different as possible from the original file. That will make it somewhat ‘stand alone.’
Now the default page in open office is 8.50”X11”. I would like to increase the page width to 9.50”. Go to format → page and the below looking interface will appear. Increase the page width to 9.50” also reduce the margins (shown in the picture) to .50” from the default .79”.
Now go to “Border” tab shown in the picture. Here I would give a border, specify how I want my border around my pages and select border color into deep green. Our color theme is deep green, remember?
I generally don’t want to change the color of my page and keep it white. If you like a specific color, go to “Background” tab and choose some light color.
Now I insert a header and a footer. In the header, I place the name of my e-book, i.e. “How to build responsive mailing list.” Also I place a line under it. See the picture below:
Okay. Now our page is ready. We need to insert our content. Open the “Responsive List Building Secrets.doc” file at the “Reports” folder.
Now, copy all the text there by Edit →Select All →Copy.
And paste it to our new file named “How To Build Responsive List”.
Here, I change font and font size. I like a font called “Yu Gothic Light” and font size 15 or 16. Perfect for pdf format. But you also need to change line spacing to 1.5 because the content appears too clumsy in pdf with line spacing 1.
Now, we have to edit few things. From “Edit” drop-down menu, select “Find & Replace” and replace “Responsive List Building Secrets” with “How To Build Responsive List.” This will replace all the “Responsive List Building Secrets” with the “How To Build Responsive List” in the document. Look at the image below.
I don’t edit or rewrite any text, but I change all the headlines of the contents and make a new “table of contents,” discarding existing one. Reason for that is, the headlines have been changed, also the page number will not be same with all those changes with page settings, font size and line spacing.
Take an example of existing and changed headlines:
The Gadgets You Need- Resources Needed
Developing A High Converting Squeeze Page- Making a Squeeze Page that converts
Generating Maximum Profits – Max. Profit Generation, etc.
But I like to go through the content at least once so that I understand what I’m selling.
Another important thing is to check all the links in the content, to see whether the links are live and functional. If a link is taking to the error page, we need to replace that link with similar resources. And never misuse an opportunity of inserting your affiliate links if there is a chance.
Well done! We have created a stand-alone e-book from a plr material. Now export the document- oh, wait. There is one more thing we must do. We must create a book design with our name and paste at the first page of this document.
We will cover that in the part-2 of this tutorial.