Public Domain – How to Make Easy Money
Anything that is no longer being held under US copyright laws is considered to be in the public domain. These could be anything from various written works such as poetry and books; it could be photographs or old films, music and so on. The point here is that once these things are released from the US copyright law, it’s free for anybody to use. Did I get the wheels in your head turning? Here’s more. The information industry is one of the most profitable businesses one could ever dream of being in. Thing is, there would always be a need for some kind of information and there has to be someone ready to provide it. However, many people who wish to start their own information based business would either have to create their own information or buy the rights to someone else’s which would definitely cost a significant amount of money. Now, imagine having a business where your product is provided for you at no cost at all and yet you get to keep all of the profits. 100% of whatever you make goes straight to your pockets. Sounds good? Of course it does. Anything that was published before 1923 as well as, under certain conditions, various works that were published up to 1978 are not protected by copyright laws and thus available for anybody’s use.
How do you make money from these public domain works? It’s simple. You basically re-publish them and sell them to people who might be looking for the information contained within. Since these things are no longer protected by US copyright laws, you need not pay any royalties to anyone nor do you need to secure any of the rights to publish it. For example, you can look through the various poetry or literature that’s and compile a collection which you can then publish. You could also look through various photographs and compile a photography book. The thing is that there are hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of these free information available that the possibilities are pretty much endless. After all, more and more things are released from the US copyright laws every single day, there are numerous opportunities for you to try. You just have to be creative and think about what would sell and what wouldn’t. From there you can formulate a business plan.
I’m sure you’re also wondering about how exclusive the information would be if it is available for everyone’s use. Well, it isn’t very exclusive but if you really want something that’s going to be all yours then you can also purchase rights which are going to be more expensive. The prices range from $900 – $15,000 depending on the product but these would provide you with the exclusivity that you need and could also help boost your sales since you would be the only person with that certain information. Again, there’s a massive archive to choose from and the opportunity is just too enticing to say no to. You just have to learn where you might find these public domain works and how to wisely re-publish them. After that, you’re pretty much set.