PLR stands for private label rights. This is a special type of license where you can buy an article and legally edit or publish this as your own, even with your own byline. However, there are some advantages to PLR articles.
Now have some focus on the freelance blog content type. Based on which we have more classifications other pervious content (we discussed on previous article)
Based on the freelance blog content type
- Guest posting
Guest posting is a practice everyone is aware about. It’s when you publish free blog content to be published to a good website in exchange for a free dofollow/nofollow link or exposure.
In case to get any interested blog contributors, you first need to have a good, non-spammy website with decent Domain Authority (DA). The higher than 30 you go, the more guest blogging proposals you’ll get. So make sure to construct good DA and reputation for your site.
- Crowdsourced/Expert Roundup posts
Expert roundup posts are a superb content marketing loophole: you get to open up a dialogue with influencers in your niche, you get free blog content, and you get a highly linkable asset.
Most bloggers aims to compete in expert roundup posts because doing so provides them exposure as well as a backlink. All they need to do is to give you a few sentences of free content. An efficient quid pro quo.
To start, open an influencer prospecting tool to look for other high-performing roundup articles in your target niche and make a list of the experts who participated. Create a survey form regarding your interview question and send these out to your prospects.
A good rule of thumb is to send to at least 250 to 300 people if you want to get at least 50 responses. The more responses you require, the higher your prospect pool should be. Once responses start receiving in, you just curate them, add an introductory sentence or two, even a paragraph, if you’re so inclined, and voila, a whole new article for your blog, for free.
- Host Interviews
Handling host interviews with intellectuals may result in moulding an article. Instead of spending hours researching and then putting together an article, hosting a chat interview will do good.
Instead of manually researching on the web and writing things down ourselves, moving straight to an authoritative source and a couple SEO questions. And the further responses will eventually turn into instant free blog content!
Newsjacking is the process of converting major news into an article. It deserves a place on this list because so often, other bloggers regret to use this tactic.
For example, instead of having to manually researching and put together a lengthy article about SEO, we went deep into a then-hot news topic: Google’s latest search quality evaluator guideline updates. We traversed up Google’s guidebook, summarized, and wrote concise, TLDR descriptions for their quality guidelines along with our short analyses.
Ultimate resource lists are easy content sets to put together. Like expert roundup posts, they are very linkable, and are easy to rank because of course, people like massive lists of the things they need!
- Create a “Top xyz list” type post
This is almost creating an ultimate resource list except, in this case, we’re curating web pages—blogs or articles.
Take for example this list of top business blogs that we published.Again, much like creating a resource list, we looked for the top blogs. We then manually whittled down our list by DA until we came to a final number. Now instead of looking up an article from scratch, we were able to make free content for our blog just by setting up a list of our recommended business blogs and adding short descriptions for each to guide our readers.
Based on the content recycling type
- Repurpose multimedia into text content
Repurposing multimedia into text content is conventional, but it’s another item on this list precisely because of how ingenious and straightforward it is to perform.
You can just pull up trending Youtube tutorials, podcasts, and online courses. Next, you can break these down and turn each section into outlines for your article. For example, if you want to write about Google Adwords, you can do a search for one of the top courses online about this topic. Go through the curriculum, and you’ve got yourself an instant article skeleton.
If you’re watching a free course or something from Youtube, you can just skip through certain parts and adjust the playback speed so you can quickly carve the needy from each section and put those into your article.
- Repurpose old content
Another way to get more free blog content is to explore through already published articles and bisect those that one which are too lengthy or forced into two or more pieces if those are not semantically related. There are more ways you can go about this as well in strategically dividing the particular.
- Repurpose “orphaned” content
The web is a spanned farmland of defunct websites, and what you can do is to harvest some free blog content from these sites and publish any so-called orphaned content that you can use. Simply do a search for websites in your niche, or you can also look at Flippa or any other resources like what we did here : Buying Websites for Sale on Flippa.
Once you find anything that looks good, see if you can improve it, then simply republish.
- Translate content into other languages
Translating your own popular content into English/other languages can be a convenient way to create free blog content for your site.
So check out your Google Analytics and see if you’ve got any visitors from other countries. If you’ve got a good portion of visitors from France, for example, it would probably make some sense to translate some of your popular content into French.
- Curate Content
Creating curated content is also known to generate in accordance with the current pulse. Listed articles such as “Top articles/videos/discussions/infographics/statistics/studies” you should look at today typically get a lot of engagement and traffic, from our experience.
Just look at all referring domains on Ahrefs. There are even 11 .edu backlinks in there and one from a .gov domain. Hubspot’s example just projects how curated data seems like an excellent way to make not only free but credible, linkable assets.
HARO is a Q&A site for journalists and writers. It is specifically used to crowdsource answers for your blog content for free of cost. Just sign up for the service and choose your category. Then send out your questions.
These will be sent out to HARO’s other subscribers, whom will then choose to respond to your answer and provide you with content that you can quote of yourself and use in your article.
In this section, we portray examples of paid tools and services that demonstrate why, despite the existence of free options, most credible businesses still choose to shell out cash to buy blog content.
Unique article creator refers to itself as a multilingual, SEO-friendly blog content generator. However, if you want 100% unique content, you’re going to have to pay up. It costs $4 a month for unlimited article rewrites. Again, the quality of these articles leave much room for improvement, so you’ll still need to edit to make them unique and readable.
The other exceptional classifications.
This works much the same way as the Article Creator, where you need to put in your keyword, and it provides the content online that you can use. If you owns a premium key, the tool can then rewrite this content for you and make it unique of your own.
As mentioned before, content obtained through this way usually still need human editor supervision to make them readable and natural.
ArticleForge is used to generate unique content based on material “researched” or scraped from the web. You just type in your focus keyword and some sub-keywords, then click “Create New Article.” You can also link other accounts such as Copyscape to ensure uniqueness and WordAI for word-spinning.
Articoolo is a pay-per-use article generator and rewriter. If you sign up for an account, you get free access to try out the tool. You’ll need to set your preferences though, and the maximum word count is only up to 500 words. While waiting, you’ll get something that resembles in similar: After a few moments auto-generated article is produced.
WordAI is an article spinner tool. It provides a free 3-day trial, and after that, you will be charged $49.95 per month. If you move over 10,000 words, you get charged an extra $2. Set your preferences, then just click “Spin Now.”
However, they’re definitely much better and easier to edit as compared to the first free article spinners mentioned above in this article.
Wordsmith is a product of Automated Insights (AI), and is described as “a natural language generation (NLG) platform that turns data into insightful narratives.” It is one of the higher-tech tools that have produced near human-quality content. These tools are able to pore through reams of data, make an analysis, and publish a narrative much faster than a team of humans can. They are powerful, and the most expensive ones on this list. \
Quill is also powered by NLG and it transforms data into Intelligent Narratives at scale, in conversational language anyone can understand. It also has an impressive clientele of Wall Street bigwigs the likes of Credit Suisse, Deloitte, MasterCard, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Quill even has an author account on Forbes Magazine, where you’ll see all of its AI-generated articles on sports and earnings reports. However to leave the cost to the imagination, and to open the door only for those who dare venture close.
So now you’ve received awareness regarding the generation of free content for your blog. We’ve even gone ahead and gave you some paid examples, too!
Just keep in mind, free blog content can work—just be careful where you are using it for so you don’t get your site and your business’s brand reputation in trouble!
Make use of the viable resources in an effective manner rather than harming yourself.