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Content For Your Site

Where Will You Get Content For Your Site?

Finger-pxIn an ideal world YOU will write the content (after all, you’re the expert on your business).

Don’t worry about spelling and grammar – I’ll tidy it all up and make it look good 🙂

If you really don’t want to produce your own content, I can introduce you to a copy-writer, or work with you to produce your own text. My hourly rate is £50.

You can supply me with any images or photographs that you want me to use on your site, but you must own the copyright to these.

If you have taken them with your own camera, that’s fine. But if a professional photographer has taken them for you, please check that you have bought the copyright to be able to use them on your website.

A Warning About Copyright

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Imaged sourced from Pixabay.com

You will no doubt realize that stealing text content from another site is plagiarism (theft!), but people who wouldn’t dream of doing that may not realize that the same applies to images.

It’s a common misconception that you can just “grab” any image (or text) on the Internet and use it on your own site.

This is a very dangerous (illegal!) practice and will probably land you with an expensive fine for breach of copyright.

Trust me – steal content and you WILL get found out. Some of the larger companies have people just searching for content or images stolen from them, so that they can fine people using their property without having purchased the rights – a nice little earner for them!

Copyright-Free Images

Here are four options for sourcing images legally:

  • Take pictures with your own camera, compress / resize them correctly and upload to your site
  • Buy images from reputable image sites – eg Fotolia.com
  • Source them from free sites such as morguefile.com or pixabay.com
  • Use PLR images as a starter and amend them accordingly – see the shop site below

Private Label Rights Text and Images

If you don’t want to write your own content from scratch, and you don’t want to pay for a copy-writer, one option to give you a “kick-start” is Private Label Rights content (PLR).

This is ready-made material that you buy to use as a starting point for your own website content. You purchase the rights to use it (not expensive) then amend it to put it into your own words, so that it’s not identical to anyone else’s use of it, and then use the changed version on your site.

Good PLR is hard to come by, so tread with caution. Do not use rubbish – it will damage your reputation beyond measure.

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Tarikul Islam - January 24, 2016

I didn’t have much idea about copyright. Nice post. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Matt Banner - May 25, 2016

Hello Joy,

I was doing some research today because I’m looking for insight into some of the best blogging platforms available.

I came across your site and was impressed. I really enjoy your perspective.

I actually just finished putting the final touches on an infographic comparison chart that breaks down the most popular blogging platforms. (Some of my work has already been featured on Huffington Post and other large publications).

Since your site is an excellent resource, perhaps you’d find some use out of it 🙂

Let me know if you want to check it out because I’d love to send it your way.

Cheers,
Matt Banner

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    Joy - May 26, 2016

    Hi Matt

    Sorry for the delay in replying – I have been on holiday with no Internet access.

    I’d be most interested to see your infographic. Are you willing for me to use it in a future blog post – obviously with a link / credit back to yourself? If so please send more information. Probably best to contact me via Facebook – you’ll see the link to my business page in the right hand sidebar of my blog posts.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Joy

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Matt Banner - June 1, 2016

Hello,

I wanted to follow up because I didn’t hear back from you.

Do you have a quick minute to check out my infographic?

Please let me know what you think and if it’s something you can use. If so, I would be more than happy to write a personalized introduction to pair with it.

Just let me know 🙂

Cheers,
Matt Banner

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    Joy - June 2, 2016

    Hi Matt,

    I replied via the comments section, but maybe the notification got lost, so I’ll send an email as well.

    That’s a really useful infographic and I’d love to feature it on my blog. Yes please to the write-up to go with it:-)

    I have posts scheduled well ahead for most of June, so will an early July date suit you?

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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