Free PLR Articles

First of all, I did manage to produce a graphic header for this blog. It certainly stands out – but being my own worst critic, I still think it could be better.

What do you think?

Second and the main reason for this post is to announce the addition of a FREE PLR Articles page. Yep, I’m giving away PLR articles to any reader who wants to download them, for free!

At the moment, I’ve put up two articles based around general Internet Marketing and Online Business (they will be on this theme to begin with) . But more will follow day by day, so if you are in need of some fast content for your new site, help yourself.

One thing I would recommend is that when you receive your free PLR article, that you alter it by at least 20% before putting it up on your site. The reason for this is to avoid the search engines penalising you for having duplicate content, plus it’s better from your own point of view as you will end up with an article that is more in your own style of writing.

I bet you’re wondering why I’m going to the trouble of giving away these free PLR articles and not using them for myself in some way.

The answer to that is by giving away free PLR articles, I am creating more interest in this blog. By adding to the list of freebies over time, I’ll also attract more regular visitors who have a use for free PLR articles – so I gain readers and my readers gain some free stuff!

Win-win situation!

Follow this link to my free PLR articles page, or use the one on the navigation bar at the top of the page just below (and dazzled by the glare of) my graphic banner! Hope you like this new feature!

Something’s Missing…

Blogs come in all shapes, sizes, colours and layouts these days. Blog hosts like WordPress and Blogger et al have huge libraries of templates to choose from so even if you have no coding skill (or no interest in that sort of thing) whatsoever, you can still have a really great looking blog.

Having coding skills means you have the ability to create a more personalised and unique blog, by being able not only to change colour schemes, but the very layout of the page template you started with. I’ve done that with a couple of my other blogs, but so far have left this one pretty much as it came in the box.

But being a perennial tinkerer, I don’t think I can keep my hands off it for much longer! For one, I love the colour green – it’s always been my favourite, so the colour will stay! But the layout…

Something else is missing and I keep looking at the top of the page thinking “What? What is missing from up there?”

Ok, I know really…

I’m just creating a little suspense! This blog is in dire need of a killer graphic header and I’m going to give it one! It’s just that putting one together takes ages! Well, sourcing the images takes most of the time because there’s so much great stuff to choose from.

But putting it all together in Fireworks (my preferred graphic editor) takes a while too, because I will tinker and tweak until it’s just so! I blame it on that blasted perfectionist gene floating around in my DNA somewhere!

So what’s all this got to do with how to make money? Well, a really good graphic header enhances the look and feel of any blog, so that when visitors stop by, they think, “Hey, nice banner!”. It’s psychological and something advertisers have known about since the year dot. It’s how they make money. A good visual hook sells!

Your header banner is your visual hook into your blog.

The better it is the more your readers will be impressed with your blog. They’ll respect the work that’s gone into it (albeit subconsciously) and feel more inclined to want to stop by more often.

More’s the point, that graphic will lodge in the memory of each visitor to your blog, like a brand name or a brand logo. The better it is and more visual impact your graphic has, the better they’ll remember it. People are more likely to go back at a later date to a blog or website that they register this way in their memory whether or not they remember the url.

So make yourself a good header graphic (or pay someone to make one for you) and your blog will be all the better for it!