All the places to find free PLR downloads – get free PLR articles, free PLR ebooks, or sell free PLR printables in your online shop. It’s quick, easy, and 100% legal!
If you’re just starting out with your online business (or even if you’re a seasoned pro), it can be hard to come up with fresh, new content ideas regularly.
You need to brainstorm ideas, research to see if your audience wants it, check out the competition, create the content, edit it, format it, and on and on. This makes me tired just thinking of the content creation process!
But good news, there is an easier way (a much easier way). Using PLR content is a great way to get content out quickly and easily. You can customize the content to fit your needs and don’t have to spend hours writing it yourself.
The even better news is that you can get free PLR downloads, yup free! You just need to give your name, email address and sign up for it! We’ll do most of the research for you and find the best places to get your free PLR downloads right here.
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- All the places to find free PLR downloads – get free PLR articles, free PLR ebooks, or sell free PLR printables in your online shop. It’s quick, easy, and 100% legal!
- What does PLR mean?
- What kind of PLR products are there?
- How can I make money with PLR?
- Free PLR printables
- Free PLR articles
- PLR ebooks free
- Tips to get the most from your free PLR downloads
- What can’t you do with free PLR downloads – know your licensing rights
- FAQs for your free PLR downloads
- At the end of the day
What does PLR mean?
PLR means Private Label Rights. When you buy/get a PLR product, it means that you have the rights to sell this item that you bought from someone else. You can change and customize the product however you’d like (if you want to, but it should be ready to sell as is).
You can put your own name on it, change the graphics, add or delete content, etc. Basically, it’s your product now! The main point of PLR is that you can now sell that free PLR download yourself!
What kind of PLR products are there?
PLR downloads, and yes, they are all digital downloads, which means it is an instant download, and you can then print (if the product lends itself that way). They can be…
- Articles/blog posts
- Slide decks
- Email newsletters
- Social media posts
- Free graphics
- Free software
- Printables, and more!
It can be on any topic too! Like business, self-care, weight loss, fitness, beauty, recipes, parenting… Literally any topic and in any format. You can read about the 10 best ways to use PLR content in your shop.
How can I make money with PLR?
The main point of using free PLR downloads is to help make money in your online business.
- Use it for digital marketing, as social media PLR posts drive people to what you are selling.
- Buy PLR printables to sell in your own online business.
- Added PLR blog content helps drive more traffic to your site, which means more ad revenue.
- PLR email newsletters help keep you connected to your audience, which builds the know, like & trust factor that is essential for them to become buyers.
- Turn PLR blog posts into an eBook as an incentive for them to sign up to your email list; then hopefully, they will become buyers and avid fans!
In addition to selling items and using them as content for your business, you can also give away the items for free! These can be bonuses for buying a larger product (hint – people love to buy things with “bonuses”).
Where to get free PLR downloads
Many places have free PLR content available, but you do have to weed through some annoying sites or places that try to wrangle you into buying their full memberships, so just be aware.
But, I wanted to give you as many options as possible as we are all looking for different things for different purposes.
Now many of these websites have lots of different categories and overlap product types, and I tried to group them as to what they had the most of. Don’ forget that when you download free PLR, it’s instant access to the digital product, which is quick and easy!
Free PLR printables
I am a huge fan of printables! In fact, so much so that I did a whole series on how to make printables and sell them on Etsy! But I know not everyone has the design bug or the time to make printables, so using PLR printables to grow your printables shop can be a great option!
1. For Mommies by Mommy
Faith, at For Mommies by Mommy, is an entrepreneur helping other moms with their own entrepreneur dream. She helps out in many areas, so you’ll find info on kids’ activities; she sells printables in her own Etsy shop, gives blogging tips, and has online marketing courses and a PLR printables shop.
2. Simply Couture Designs
Simply Couture Designs has a lot of different kinds of PLR printables; planners, art, stickers, and graphics. (Seriously, a lot of great PLR content on this site).
She has a free printable goal planner pack (it’s a pdf, not Canva). This template set comes with commercial use license that you can sell the finished planner PDF on Etsy, Shopify, and your own website – so not full PLR.
She also offers a free PLR printable pack each month in her Insider Club monthly membership (it’s worth it due to all the printables & Etsy trainings on there). She offers a peek into the club when you sign up for a free lesson on selling printables on Etsy.
3. PLR Beach
I’ve worked with Becky at PLR Beach, and she’s such a nice and welcoming person! So if you are into floral designs, you should check out her two freebies!
You can see an example of her monthly planner in the video!
4. Simple Happiness
Jan at Simple Happiness has a free 30-page gratitude journal (right on her home page) up for grabs with PLR rights. Again, with PLR rights you can change it any way you want. It comes in PowerPoint format with instructions on how to edit it and in Canva too.
What’s really nice is that she offers it in four versions – two US legal size (decorated and plain) and an A4 planner size (decorated and plain).
She also has a free business planner (at the bottom of her homepage), but it’s for personal use, no resale rights included. Maybe it could help you plan your new PLR business?
If you want to invest in some PLR printables, I want you to take a good look at hers; she has some really nice ones (they’re unique printable ideas too)!
5. Thrive Anywhere
Thrive Anywhere’s designs have a more minimalist look than others. This makes it easy to add your own style to it, and it’s nice as using a lot of ink for brightly colored graphics isn’t a customer pleaser.
Their free Weekly Marketing Action Planner Workbook is ready for you, and they say it’s ready to sell or with small design element changes/additions.
You can edit your Thrive Anywhere PLR content with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, or Keynote. NO CANVA TEMPLATES are provided.
6. Createful Journals
Sue at Createful Journals isn’t just giving away a free printable planner; it’s a free digital planner AND a printable planner! Nice!
She has a lot of journals in her shop; for both kids and adults. As well as other useful products, like KDP interiors and covers, work-from-home planners, and more!
7. Carmina Jordaan
Carmia Jordaan is a graphic designer, blogger, and online shop owner who’s been making printables since 2013 (so she knows her stuff!). Her PLR items are geared to planners (which are hot on Etsy right now).
I love her designs as they are simple (not too busy) but a very calming aesthetic. She has a free mini planner pack that you can use on your own, giveaway to your readers or sell in your online shop.
Free PLR articles
If you’re into lots of different types of white label content, PLR.me might be just what you’re looking for. They have content in lots of niches, so be sure to check it out. They have 16,000+ PLR items (most are blog posts and articles), and 607 of those are free.
They market their site specifically to coaches, but I don’t see how it’s limited to that. You will 100% find something on here for your purposes.
I created an account, searched their free items, picked out a PLR article, and downloaded it in under 5 minutes! While the article isn’t very long, only 550 words, it’s a great jumping-off point for me to write a more in-depth piece, and as you know, getting started is the hardest part!
You can grab 10 free download credits when you use this link to sign up! (no subscription or credit card required).
9. Publish for Prosperity
Some freebies include…
- 5 Pack of Happiness is a Choice Articles
- 10-Minute Meditation for Focus and Success
- Recognizing & Healing from Trauma Quote Graphics
- Self-Care Assessment Worksheet
Interestingly, they state that each freebie pack saves you five hours of work and that the cost would be $250. I’m not sure where they got those figures, it seems a little far-fetched for five pages of content, but that’s just my opinion.
10. Piggy Makes Bank
Unlike many of the PLR blog articles and ebook sites you see, Piggy Makes Bank is run by two friends, Tracy & Susanne. They focus solely on PLR articles in specific niches. They have full memberships, where you get 30 niche-specific articles a month, and a mini membership where you get five articles a month.
You can sample their work by getting their free PLR blog articles. Like the other sites, the articles are fairly short; I think the finance ones (my niche) were 400 words each.
Be on the lookout, as they sometimes offer PLR content for email marketing too. Below are just a few of their free PLR articles (there’s tons more!).
PLR ebooks free
Most of the free PLR downloads are free PLR eBooks, as they are the easiest and fastest to create (no video editing, not a lot of formatting, etc.). Knowing that many sites have the same eBooks as well as free eBooks. You don’t need to sign up for all the sites; just pick 2-3 to start with.
PLRdatabase.net says they have over 26,000 products, but not everything on here is for resell; some are for personal use only, but each item states how you can use it. This site is good if you want content for your blog or eBook material.
Their free products, over 1,500, mostly consist of eBooks, but they have some courses with video trainings. I also saw a few music albums, audiobooks, and recipe books.
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IDplr.com is a membership site with six main product categories, with eBooks bring the majority. The list 12,500+ items plus 200,000 articles. They do have a free section as well. BUT, don’t give them your email quite yet; read about the next site down below first.
Like other PLR sites, you need to create a free account, and then you’ll get two free credits to use on whatever you want. You then pay one flat fee and have access to everything.
InDigitalWorks and IDplr.com have a lot of similarities in their content quantity, how the site works, and a lot of other small details. Maybe they’re the same company, which seems odd. So freebie looker beware.
I don’t need PLR content right now, so I’m not going to dig deeper into this site (as I’m a little weirded out by the site), but it may be worthwhile for you to keep digging.
Using PLR products is a fast way to get your printables shop up and running. But if you need to make money even faster, check out how to make money in one hour! Yup, we’re talking fast!
This site looks a little sketchy (that’s why I’m not linking it), and when you click on their categories, the redirect you to a different PLR eBook website, but nothing is free. My best advice is to stay away from this site.
PLRMines is another PLR membership site with free PLR downloads, but it’s one price for lifetime access. They have free eBooks, templates, music, and software available.
16. PLR Free Online
PLR Free Online has the regular type of content that you expect; eBooks, video, software, etc.
In digging through their free eBooks, I found out some cool options they have. I was looking at a finance book (of course), and they tell you word count, which I didn’t see the other sites do. They also said in the product description that the cover design is included, and so is an online sales page.
I didn’t even have to give my email address to get the free ebook; it was an immediate download. Nice!
17. Buy Quality PLR
Buy Quality PLR, despite its name, does have some free PLR downloads, but not a ton. However, they have some good free article bundles which might be just what you’re looking for. It’s worth a look at least!
18. Free PLR Downloads
FreePLRdownloads is a site where all the have are free PLR downloads, so I’m not quite sure how they make money as a business (other than running ads on their site.
I did find a finance article bundle that I downloaded (no email address required), wow 50 articles! BUT each one is only about 400 words. Just as a reference, if you want to have any chance of ranking on Google, then your articles should be 1000 words at a bare minimum, but shooting for 2,000+ is better.
Again, you can’t be mad as they’re free, so I’d consider their free articles as starting points to help you brainstorm ideas and prep an outline. But that’s just the articles I saw; maybe their free eBooks, videos, and software are better.
Tips to get the most from your free PLR downloads
Always get PLR content from quality sellers
As we’ve mentioned, there’s a lot of low-quality PLR content out there. You want to make sure you’re getting quality content that will help you grow your business, not anger your customer base and cause you to get negative reviews.
Yet, when it’s free PLR content, you can’t complain too loudly if it’s not amazing. Or, you may have to weed through a lot of bad options to find a few gems.
Be sure to customize it
Just because you’re using PLR content doesn’t mean you can’t put your own spin on it. Be sure to add your branding, colors, and style to make it feel like your own. Besides, you don’t want it to look too generic or off from your usual style.
Since it’s free PLR content, you may also want to polish it up by making sure there are no grammatical or factual errors.
If using PLR blog posts
If you’re using PLR articles for blog posts, be sure to go through and keyword optimize the content for keywords that you can rank for. This will help the content be more easily found. You’ll also what to change some of the headings and break up the formatting, so it matches your other articles.
What can’t you do with free PLR downloads – know your licensing rights
You’re undoubtedly familiar with things like patents (exclusive rights) and the public domain (open to anybody), but there are a few more levels. We’ll start at the most restrictive and go to the least restricted license levels.
Personal Use (PU) – These items can only be used for personal use, such as reading, sharing (only if stated), or teaching. Products with PU cannot be resold or changed as this license restricts such acts.
Resell Rights (RR) – This means that the particular item can be re-sold to your customers (but they cannot sell it). Also, you cannot change the item. You cannot claim authorship or copyright it.
Giveaway Rights (GR) – Giveaway rights allow the content purchaser to give it away. The purchaser may not claim ownership of the content or charge for the content. In most cases, the content cannot be significantly altered. This is best used as a giveaway product. This type works well when using giveaways as an email list opt-in freebie.
Master Resell Rights (MRR) – This license allows you to pass resell rights to your customers. If you download a product with master resale rights and then sell it, your customer may resell the MRR products as you did. Similarly to RR, you cannot change the product, claim authorship, or copyright it.
Private Label Rights (PLR) – This is a license to a product. PLR gives the user the right to do just about anything they want to do with it. You can put your name on it as authorship, but you cannot copyright it.
This is the licensing that we’re focusing on in this post.
FAQs for your free PLR downloads
What’s the difference between PLR material and Public Domain?
PLR is different from Public Domain as PLR still has a copyright attached, whereas public domain does not. With PLR, you’re paying for the rights to use the content, whereas, with public domain, you’re free to use it without having to pay anyone.
What are white-label products?
A white-label product is a product or service produced by one company (the producer) that other companies (the marketers) rebrand to make it appear as if they had made it. This term is a little old-fashioned, so you don’t see it much anymore.
The definition is very close to PLR, some would say the same, but others claim small differences. But for the most part, it’s the same.
Is PLR really legal?
Yes, PLR is definitely legal. You’re simply buying the rights to use someone else’s content. Just be sure to read the terms and conditions of each PLR package before you buy it, so you know how you’re allowed to use the content.
Using free PLR products and reselling it also completely legal too.
Are PLR articles a good idea?
It depends on what your goals are and the purpose of your content.
Yes, PLR articles are a great idea if you just want to be helpful and provide blog content as a courtesy; let’s say your main business is one-on-one coaching from word of mouth. In this case, using PLR articles can help you quickly fill up your website or blog with content without having to write it all yourself.
In essence, it streamlines the product creation process a lot. PLR material gets you 90% done, as you’ll want to tweak it a bit.
Yet, if you want to put a lot of blog content up to help you rank better on Google (which is what most people want). Then using PLR articles may not be your best option. You’d likely want to bulk them up significantly or at the very least change some of the text, formatting, etc.
You see, Google doesn’t like duplicate content, and it can penalize your site if they feel that you’re plagiarizing (they don’t care that it is PLR and it’s legal, they care that it’s the same as another piece on another site).
At the end of the day
If you’re looking for a way to quickly and easily create content for your online business, free PLR downloads can be a great option. They can be a great source of content for social media posts, eBooks, blog posts and articles, email newsletters, and printables. So if you’re looking for some new content ideas, give free PLR downloads a try!