OK, so this guide is short and sweet but should save a bunch of folk hassle and cost and is easy to do. Problem Copyscape only provide 10 free searches per month per domain/IP Copyscape premium costs 3c per search (up to 200 words) plus 1c per extra 100 words. Solution IP workaround - Use a VPN to rotate IP's. Personally I use Windscribe as a free VPN and simply reconnect each time the copyscape IP limit kicks in, but you can use any other VPN you want, or reset your home router or mobile IP. Basically, you just need a new IP. Domain workaround - Create a new subdomain (free with hosts like namecheap), install WP, copy the content you want to check to a new page. Rinse and repeat. I have a ton of domains and mostly I just use these to give me as many free checks as I want, deleting the posts/pages once you are done. But you can make do with the single domain and creating subdomains hack to give you unlimited checks per month. How I use it? I need to check content that is written for me (I always do this, regardless of what proof the writer sends me!), as I am rewriting competitor articles, and also when I want to check articles I find on archive.org. I use this method pretty much every day. Last Thoughts Obviously this is not the copyscape premium account which allows you to check a whole site en masse or any of the other features, but it personally works for me and I hope it helps some of you. If you have any tweaks or advice for others as to what works for you, please feel free to share!