What is Public Domain? How Can You Make Money?

What is Public Domain? How Can You Make Money?

People are always on the lookout for the newest and easiest ways to make money that they tend to overlook what’s right in front of them. Just take the copyright free information for example. It has been around for years but it’s only recently that people took notice of its money generating potential. But what is it, exactly? And how can you make money through it? First off, this copyright free information is more appropriately referred to as public domain information and basically includes anything that is not protected by the US copyright laws. Various works that were published before 1923 as well as some, under certain conditions, that were published up to 1978. However, there are new additions every single day to this archive so there’s plenty to choose from. Now, when I say information I’m not just referring to actual books about various courses and manuals about how to create things as it covers many different things. The different works that are considered to be “free for public use” would include music, movies, photographs, books, posters, plays and so on. Now, one question remains. How can you make money off of these things? There are many ways by which you can do this.

Works that are in the public domain can be re-packaged and re-published without the need to pay anyone royalties nor is there a need for you to purchase the rights to it because as we have mentioned above, they are free for anyone’s use. From the information available, you can create your own books or e-books which you can then sell. You can use the music for your projects without having to pay anybody for its use. You can sell tickets to public screening of various movies and you can even use the photographs for various decorative prints, posters and so on without having to shell out a single cent. The best part of this is that you get to keep 100% of the profits that you make. Did you know that the information business is one of the most profitable ventures that anyone can enter? If you think about it, there would never be a lack in the demand for information and there would always be room for more people who could provide info about all sorts of subjects.

There are people who choose to create their own information but many of them end up failing because, let’s face it, the work that it involves can be very tedious and time consuming. Not everyone has got enough time on their hands to really focus on their work and as such, they are likely to end up not finishing anything at all. There are also those who choose to take the easier route and simply purchase the rights to publish another person’s work under their own name. True, it is indeed easier but it will cost you a significant amount of money. Using public domain information to your advantage is obviously the best way to go. You make hundreds with a very small investment. What could be better than that? All you need to do is find the information you need, get a little creative and you’ll be well on your way to generating profits from them.