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Downloading PDFs from Doc Sharing Sites and Using Them for PLR Giveaways?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dogmann11, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. dogmann11

    dogmann11 Junior Member

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    You hear a lot about uploading articles, ebooks, etc. to doc sharing sites for backlinks, but does anyone download
    .pdfs from these sites for free giveaways on squeese pages?

    EXAMPLE:

    I just found a pdf in the health niche - "Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth", it's being sold on Amazon, etc.

    But I just downloaded it from Scribd, seems to be complete, and I was only logged into my free account!

    When I logged out and went to the url of the above pdf, Scribd said I had to be a upgraded member to read
    or download the complete document - "page 7 is missing - you must become an upgraded member".
    So I guess, if I upload the above pdf somewhere, (my own domain perhaps), and then offer it as a giveaway
    to collect leads for a list, somebody, somewhere is gonna be mighty pissed, right!??!

    I admit I am a confused noob. Why was I allowed to download the complete ebook with a free account?
    Are, these documents public domain or not?

    The pdf was over 200 pages, very high quality, much better than most crappy PLR you pay for on PLR sites.

    Might not be a good Idea to try to give this particular example away, IDK, but can it be done?

    At a minimum, with an upgraded account at Scribd, I should be able to download complete high-quality pdfs
    all day, and at least give them away, if not sell them... what am I missing?

    ...Or could I download several PDF docs in a particular niche and sort of spin/paste them into an original pdf I could
    giveaway or even sell!?!


    Thoughts?

    [edit: PLR giveaways, is really not the right concept, since they are not Private Label Rights, so I should have just said giveaways]
     
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  2. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    You could. But I wouldn't. And getting caught isn't even my main reason. It's just...unethical (for me) and wrong (in my opinion).

    What I would do in your place is take the 10 most effective natural cures from the ebook, and make a 10-page report out of it (in my own words). Then on the last page of the report I would have a large image promoting the ebook on Amazon saying something like "Liked these 10 cures? This amazing book talks about over 30+ of them!" or something like that.

    P.S. If you really don't want to write anything, I guess you could pick 10 cures, copy and paste them word-for-word and use it as a "sneak peek", or "sample" of the book, and then link to the book on Amazon using your affiliate link.

    This benefits the author as well...
     
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  3. dogmann11

    dogmann11 Junior Member

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    Yeah, ethics is a pain in the ass, but if you've got a conscience, (con-science :p) what can you do?

    Since I'm lazy, but do have some ethics, I might get about 5 or 10 niche pdfs and just copy/past highlights into
    a single pdf, maybe add some free images from morguefile, I might add a few original paragraphs here and
    there as tie-ins, but maybe not worry about citing sources so much except in passing since I would
    just be using it as a giveaway.
     
  4. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    Well, citing sources could also mean having your affiliate links there...

    Here's another cool site where you can use images for free (free if you credit them, and a link to them is appreciated, but not required).

    Code:
    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/