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The Internet marketing landscape is littered with the profitless websites of those buying worthless reprint rights packages! They buy these rights, put up a website, and scratch their heads in bewilderment when the sales don't come rolling in.

Yes, you can make a lot of money with reprint rights. I've earned a small fortune with them.

However, you have to know what you're doing. It's not as easy as the ads lead you to believe. Most of those I consult with who've purchased reprint rights products haven't had much success with them… At least not until I show them what they're doing wrong.

The problem is that most of the people in Internet marketing most-likely to buy reprint rights DON'T know how to market the products. Most of the old-timers have their own products that they are promoting. So they ignore reprint rights. Therefore, most of the reprint rights products are purchased by beginners and intermediate marketers... who have trouble selling these products.

They are told that it's as easy as just plugging in your Paypal or other payment link and collecting the cash. It's NOT.

Most newbies buy reprint rights for the wrong reason. They see a huge package with a product list so long that they never even finish reading the description before they whip out their credit cards. The sheer size of the package overwhelms them, beating them into pressing that order button.

When considering buying reprint rights, you need to look VERY closely at what's in the package. How old is the information? How many others are selling it to your market? Are these same products being sold dirt cheap on Ebay or even being given away?

Many of the reprint rights products I see advertised are also 'flawed,' and that why I call them "scams or shams." Many of these product are being offered as reprint rights BECAUSE they no longer sell as stand-alone products. It's a way for the product creator to breathe new life into a dying product.

Many of these products were created just to offer TO those looking for reprint rights products, and to produce backend sales. They come with cookie cutter websites, and copy so poor that your visitors will laugh at you if you use it. If you just use those products/websites as-is, you'll have a very difficult time making a profit.

It's not entirely impossible to profit from these products, but you often need to repackage them and bundle them with other products. A perfect example of how I did this can be seen at: http://WriteACookbook.com Most of the bonuses I offer from that site were GIVEN to me with reprint rights. I combined them with an existing product, tripled the price, and more than DOUBLED my sales!

Some of the products offered as bonuses from the site above are also sold as stand-alone products. In every case, I revised the poorly-written sales pages.

Provided the product contains current and accurate information, you can sometimes get some very good products in reprints rights packages. I'll show you how to sell these products in a second.

Please don't think I'm completely down on reprint rights products. I've conducted several tele-seminars on how to profit from them. The recordings from one of these tele-seminars is available at my website at: http://amazingprofitsbuyingandsellingreprintrights.com/

I teach people how-to profit from reprint rights!

When you buy a reprint rights product take the time to actually look through the product, and verify the accuracy of the information it contains. Otherwise, you may be selling out-dated and inaccurate information. In that case you should sense a personal ethical dilemma. If you're putting your name on it, you should care that your customers are getting good information.

Bad information that gets passed "from generation to generation" dooms a lot of online businesses.

Now, when trying to market reprint rights products, most newbies face two problems:

1) They have no traffic.

2) The poorly written site doesn't convert.


The traffic problem is fairly easy to solve quickly and inexpensively. The thing I advise most clients to do is:

1) Use pay-per-click search engines.

2) Write lots of articles with the resource boxes pointing back to your target website.

I cover how I implement this 2-pronger strategy in another one of my articles called "Amazing Secrets of A Traffic Generation Master." You can read that article at: http://williecrawford.com/traffic-generation-master.html

In that article, I also show how blogging can generate a LOT of traffic in a short timeframe.

Another strategy for effortlessly marketing products your have reprint rights to is to set them up on Clickbank, and allow Clickbank affiliates to sell them for you. If you have the right, you want to modify the product, and create a unique product/package if you are going to do this. Always confirm this doesn't violate your resale rights agreement.

You essentially want to create a NEW product from the old one if you're going to use the Clickbank strategy. Even if others are selling the same or similar product, and read the Clickbank strategy here, you have nothing to worry about. 99.99% who read this won't implement it. They will have just read an absolutely brilliant idea, and then they will continue searching for a non-
existent easier way :-)

The other major problem you may face is that the sales copy, or website, provided with the reprint rights is extremely poorly written. Here you either need to revise it yourself or hire someone to revise it for you. It may only need a little work. In rare cases, you may even get a salespage that will make you sales. This is something you need to test.

Read through the salespage provided first and ask yourself if you'd buy the product from that page. If not, you need to revise it. If you’re not a copywriter, you need to learn this skill. I mastered it through Yanik Silver’s home-study course that you’ll find at: http://www.ultimateonlinecopymanual.com Yanik was selling very expensive medical equipment to doctors as a teenage - via mail order - so Yanik understands copywriting! His home-
study course is very comprehensive.

The bottom line is that when you buy one of these reprint rights packages, it will rarely be ready to go. You will often need to refine the product. Then you will need to do a lot of promoting, just like with any other product. Buy these packages with this understanding. If you buy them with any other expectation, you're setting yourself up to be scammed.


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