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Who can make money from the public domain?
As it can be expected, knowing that something is profitable is not enough. You might think that finding and creating a saleable product from the public domain is too much work, or you may think it costs too much. You could also be worried that you don’t have the right ‘business experience’ to pull off such a venture. Worse yet, you may think you’re totally not an ‘Internet’ person. These are valid fears, although completely unnecessary. In fact, as you will learn, public domain works are the best way to immediately create quick-selling products, especially if you’re just starting out in setting up your business.
It doesn’t matter if you’re particularly knowledgeable about business matters or the Internet. To help allay your fears, just read the following list. Can you: * Spare around 1-2 hours a day towards a project that could build you a significant stream of secondary income? * Follow step-by-step instructions that will help you locate the most profitable areas and evaluate an idea’s profitability? That’s it. Anyone can profit from public domain works. All you need is: * A willingness to earn more money.
* 1 to 2 hours a day working on your new income stream. Of course, you can choose to work a lot more – maybe 4 hours, or even 6 hours, daily. But that won’t change your level of success, it will only help you reach your destination, and build your income stream, faster. Here’s a quick example. Let’s say you find a book titled ‘The Art of Playing Poker’ from 1960 that you’ve checked and now know is free of copyright and is firmly in the public domain. What to do with it? Your first step would be of course to have it scanned (via an OCR service) and converted into an editable format such as MS Word or even simple text files. Next, you would decide what you actually want to do with the product. Let’s say this is your first business venture and you’re interested in getting started FAST and want to see some results before you dedicate more time and money to this idea. So what do you do? You can: * Break up the book into separate articles, build a website around the content and earn AdSense revenue off them. * Package the book into an eBook and sell it via a mini-site.
* Create a membership website using the content. An extension of the first idea, this will require some work to keep the website updated regularly. Anyone who can take these very simple steps can profit with the public domain.
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