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  1. Thanks to the encouragement, information, and suggestions on this thread, I'm glad to say that I've found some real direction for my business, and have just put my fourth pack of PLR articles on my site. I'm going to continue creating PLR, but I'm also going to offer ghostwriting, and will have some graphics packs available as well--as soon as I have a chance to work on them, that is. Never enough hours in a day! In the past, whenever I had considered being a VA, I just couldn't picture myself as what I call a "generalist", but with this new direction, I'm excited. I can't wait to get up and get to work each morning, and the days just fly by. There are so many things to do, so many things to create... :-)
  2. Love your website! What will you niche your PLR around? When you get some content on that page, let's talk! I know a ton of PLR people who may be interested in doing joint ventures with you I'm happy to say that I've got some basic content up on my website now, along with my first pack of PLR. I'll be adding more as I go along. Orange Kitty PLR
  3. Thanks, Tawnya! I'm not sure what my niche/niches will be yet, but I'm pretty sure it won't be Internet marketing. I think I'd be more apt to write about "homebody" stuff--home, garden, pets, products, preparedness, and other stuff. I'll probably end up writing a variety of stuff, and see what, if anything, people will want. Who knows--it might end up being something completely different too. I'll have to wait and see.
  4. Hi, Tawnya...Actually, I'm going to be a PLR provider myself. I'll start off with writing article packs for sale, then branch out to writing other stuff later, such as blog posts, etc. My website will be Orange Kitty PLR (not much of anything there yet, just starting to set it up), and my tagline is, "PLR that's the cat's meow". I sell my artwork under the name Orange Kitty Studio, so wanted to keep everything I do related.
  5. I asked this question on my other thread, but am going to post it here too, in case somebody sees this one first... My question has to do with my website...I already have my website up and some content on it for the things I sell on Etsy, Cafe Press, and Zazzle. I also have a website started, but no content on it yet, that is my own name dot com. Because I don't know if I'll limit myself to selling PLR only, other digital products I create, and possibly add some services in the future, do you think it would be okay to use this site for my PLR, or should I set up yet another separate site for that? Could I have the PLR store as another page on my site? Or could I have it as a separate page on my design site, to keep everything I do together on a "hub", or would that be too confusing for customers? Also, since I don't know exactly yet whether I'll limit myself to just PLR, or offer other types of writing and graphics, should I go with the name "__Media" or "__PLR"? Is it okay to buy a domain name for the PLR part of my business and just "point" it to wherever I end up putting my PLR store, or should I set up an entirely new site for that? Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
  6. I didn't know whether or not I should keep posting on this thread or start a new topic, but I have a few more questions, so will just do it here so everything is together. The first thing I want to do is set up a PLR store. I'm eager to do that, and look forward to creating content for it. My question has to do with my website...I already have my website up and some content on it for the things I sell on Etsy, Cafe Press, and Zazzle. I also have a website started, but no content on it yet, that is my own name dot com. Because I don't know if I'll limit myself to selling PLR only, other digital products I create, and possibly add some services in the future, do you think it would be okay to use this site for my PLR, or should I set up yet another separate site for that? Could I have the PLR store as another page on my site? Or could I have it as a separate page on my design site, to keep everything I do together on a "hub", or would that be too confusing for customers? Also, since I don't know exactly yet whether I'll limit myself to just PLR, or offer other types of writing and graphics, should I go with the name "__Media" or "__PLR"? Is it okay to buy a domain name for the PLR part of my business and just "point" it to wherever I end up putting my PLR store, or should I set up an entirely new site for that? Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
  7. I got a real surprise last night...As I was looking around at the different PLR sites, I happened across one that was offering samples from several PLR providers. I downloaded samples from a few providers to look at, and was shocked to find several typos in the samples provided by one person, and I couldn't even open the samples from a couple of the other providers because they sent Word files only, and I don't have Word on this computer. I didn't try opening the files with Open Office, simply because I didn't think of it at the time, but I had read that it's better to send as .text files, in case people don't have Word. I won't mention the names of the people, but I was expecting something much different. It was an eye-opener.
  8. Thank you for replying, Katharine. I'll add those names to my list to check out. Earlier today I e-mailed Tiffany Dow because I have her PLR ATM e-book, and asked her the same question. She assured me that PLR is NOT dead, which was a relief to find out, and now I'm forging ahead. I've spent the afternoon looking at the PLR sellers' websites that Tawnya had suggested, as well as the websites of several other PLR sellers that seem to be mentioned frequently. With my particular background, I think selling PLR will be a much better fit for me than trying to do general VA-type work. Tiffany Dow included in her e-book several other services that one could add along with their PLR offerings, thereby functioning as somewhat of a VA, so I think that will work for me.
  9. On my other thread, Tawnya suggested that I consider selling PLR. This is something that I had planned to do about a year ago, but then I read some discussions somewhere that "selling PLR is dead". I *do* want to offer some PLR for sale, but don't want to spend the time setting up and writing the content if it's just going to be another dead-end (unless you're already established). Does anybody here offer PLR for sale, or do many of you buy PLR for use in your own businesses? It might have been on the Warrior Forum that I read this about PLR being dead, but don't remember for sure. It had to have been somewhere major, or I most likely wouldn't have been put off so easily.
  10. Tawnya, that's something I hadn't thought of before. What a good idea. I was a church secretary/bookkeeper for eleven years too, so I have a general idea of how things run in the church world. That would probably be good background. Yes, I do know about PLR. At one time I had purchased materials from Tiffany Dow, and was going to do my own PLR site, but then I started reading that the PLR industry was dying. I thought to myself, wouldn't you know it, just as I get into it, it dies. I didn't realize there was still any type of market for it.
  11. Thank you both for your replies. I had the most interesting thing happen this afternoon. Awhile ago my pastor had sent me some short articles he had written because he knows that I write. Today he e-mailed me asking if I knew how to make money with writing, and where he could find those who would pay him for his articles. I was able to reply with so much information that it probably made his head spin. It's all stuff I've already done over the past several years. It took me many hours to learn what I know, but now the info just flows from my fingers as I write to somebody else about it. It made me realize that there's really a TON of stuff I know how to do that others might not, and that I *could* be of help in answering their questions, pointing them in the direction of information they need, and also that I could teach them, or do for them, many of these things. Even though I'm fascinated with Internet marketing, I never would have considered myself able to offer that as a service, but you know, the stuff I know and know how to do really is in that field already. I guess this afternoon's experience made something a little bit clearer for me. Even though I have absolutely no desire to do any type of "general secretarial" stuff, I could do marketing-type stuff all day long. I love the writing, the graphics, the website creation--and helping others learn how to do it to get their own products out there too. It's clear that, even though I enjoyed doing the bookkeeping and accounting work in positions that I've held, that wouldn't be the number one thing I'd want to offer to others. The marketing stuff is what I'd want to offer, so I guess that at least starts to narrow it down for me. I'm always nervous and worried that I need to have "all" the knowledge about something before I can offer it to others as a service, but maybe it goes right back to this: I just have to have more knowledge than the other person does. I am in the process of setting up my website, and have a couple of questions about name and tagline, so I should probably start a new topic for that.
  12. Hi, Mena...Thank you for your reply. I love internet marketing too--affiliate sales, selling my own products, etc. *THAT* is something I'd definitely leap out of bed in the morning for. A VA business, maybe not so much. I'm still trying to decide what's holding me back. Maybe it's the overwhelming array of services that *could* be offered to clients. It's hard to narrow it down. Something I read yesterday made me think I might like to offer bookkeeping services, but I don't know whether or not there would be enough call for that alone. I could do Quickbooks for people. Maybe instead of trying to narrow down what I would offer, I should start with simply one or two services, then add on? I don't know...
  13. I should have checked my old posts before writing this one because I noticed that I wrote almost the exact same things SIX YEARS AGO! ACK! I've been spinning my wheels for six years. Here's the older thread I started. I'm really kicking myself right now because, according to the other thread, if I had started my business then, I might even have gotten some leads from people here for my graphic design services. People were encouraging me to get my name out there because they thought I already had plenty of skills to offer to others. When I say I'm "not passionate" about VA, it's actually general secretarial tasks that I don't care for. I did those for enough years, and am past it now. I'm much more interested in helping people who need to get their businesses online with their first website. I love to set them up, pick out templates, tweak to make them look good, then create the graphics and write content. I love to blog. I love to do affiliate marketing, and could show others how to do that too, if anybody wanted to learn. My usual two problems are still with me, that of being an introvert who is poor at self-promotion, and being a perfectionist. I think the need to start earning a decent income might help overcome my lack of self-promotion. For the first time ever this year I've made a Facebook business page for my art, and have actually let people I know in real life see my art and designs. That's a big thing for me, so the ice has been broken there, and it should be a little bit easier to get my name out there.
  14. Hello...I've been a member here for several years, but, for various reasons, never started a VA service. I now have a vertigo/disequilibrium problem which makes it impossible for me to drive to a job outside the home, and many times I'd be unable to function at an outside job even if I had one. I do a couple of online income- earning things, but these things aren't enough to support myself, or to bring in even a part-time income, so I'm reconsidering VA work. I have lots of skills that I could offer as a VA, from bookkeeping to general administrative; from writing and proofreading to web design and graphics... It's not the skills that make me hesitate; it's that my heart isn't 100% in it. It might be because it's overwhelming just trying to figure out how to build a business of this type, because I'm sure I could do the work, and have enjoyed the work in the past. My problem is that I'm an artist, not a business person. I don't feel confident that I could develop a successful VA business. The other thing is, my sister keeps telling me that I don't have to be anything like a VA. According to her, I just have to put my name out there, stating that "I need to work", and just try to get anything that might come along. I don't agree with that approach. Why appear desperate? That isn't very professional, and I don't see how it would really develop into a business. At this point, I can't afford to take a VA class or course, or buy a lot of materials, but I do have web hosting, a domain name, and a business name chosen. I'm starting to work on my website, but haven't gotten very far yet due to overwhelm. I'm also taking advantage of these forums, and any free material that's available to help me learn what to do. I've just created a new website for my church, and am the one responsible for maintaining and updating it. I do it on a volunteer basis, but maybe I could ask for a short testimonial and use the church as my first "client"...? Most of the people on these forums seem to be very excited about being a VA, so I'm wondering if you think it's possible for me to be successful at it, even though I feel very unsure about it right now, and am not 100% passionate about it? Or should one not even attempt it if one's heart isn't completely in it?
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