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Teachers’ Uses for PLR
A couple of years ago, when work was slack and I was looking for ways of making some extra money, I was nearly forced into teaching. Don’t get me wrong, I was only dreading it because teaching would not suit my temperament and I live in rural Thailand.
Living in a farming village as I do means that none of the boys have the slightest interest in learning English, because they will become farmers, and the same is true of about half the girls. It seemed to me that atmosphere would lead to a pretty depressing working environment.
So, I contemplated having small classes of private students, even one-on-one’s. However, having no experience in teaching and with no school system to advise or support me I wondered how I would manage.
Then, I think I came up with a unique approach for teachers. I am well-known locally for my use of the Internet to make money. So, I thought that I would teach English within the framework of building a commercial website, so that at the end of the course, the student would be able to speak English and make money online.
The way I proposed to approach the task was as follows:
1] the teachers take the students to PLR eBooks and allow them to pick one of the ninety-odd PLR packages of fifteen articles for $8 a package. Ideally, each student should have his or her own package, because it will be more interesting to them and they can keep their resulting website. If money is very limited, the class could have one package or one between four.
2] the fifteen, 500-word articles can then be inspected, and a decision made which (five) articles will be used as web pages, and which will be promotional material for those pages (two per page).
3] the fifteen articles should then be carefully rewritten to make them unique – you can make this as easy or difficult as you like. I suggest treating the web pages and the promo material as separate tasks. So, rewrite the web pages, build your site and get it online
4] sit there, admire it, give yourselves a clap on the back and then monetise it with adverts etc.
5] the students rewrite an article and put links to the web site and one page in the bio at the bottom of the article, and post it to half a dozen article directories. You will soon be getting free traffic to your web site.
6] the next four articles should point at the home page and another, but different page, so that visitors are landing deep in your site, not only on the front page.
7] repeat with the remaining five articles.
Teachers can make this project last as long as they want, but the students will be learning modern English in a practical environment and will have a chance to recoup the cost of the course AND make money (in their spare time) for life!
How’s that for cheap, worthwhile, practical course material?
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by +Owen Jones