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Public Domain Niche Idea #1
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In an earlier article I focused on what the public domain is and how it can be used to your advantage. Over the course of the next several articles, I'm going to focus on potential niches you could explore to turn public domain materials into cash.

Here's idea #1. But first a little background. I'm a teacher by trade. I teach advanced English to seniors and sophomores by day and scour the world of public domain by night. You see, my seniors take a test at the end of the year that is created by an organization known as the College Board. I have no idea what the test will look like. But I do know that it will incorporate a number of classic pieces of literature.

Knowing that parents of these students might find this a handy study aid, here's what I came up with: Why not download and burn to a CD or DVD a number of classic pieces of fiction that may be referenced on the test? These could be any titles (as long as they're before 1923) and would, of course, be found in the public domain. Imagine having access to a wealth of titles available in a single location. Not only the parents, but also the students find this very valuable. Create a similar CD, throw it on eBay, and see what happens.

By the way, if you're a teacher, don't make the offer to your students. Very wrong!! The public domain can be your best friend. . .as long as it's used correctly.

As a companion to this idea, poetry would work really well, too. It doesn't even have to be just parents and students who would be interested. There are people who like to read and would appreciate having a collection readily available.

I just mention the collection thing as an idea. It doesn't have to be just books or poems. You can pretty much bundle anything -- books, poems, musical scores, short stories, whatever your imagination can come up with.

As I mentioned in an earlier article, the public domain is just such a vast resource, you'll never be lacking for information to use.

So idea number one is simply to bundle similar pieces of information. Then, whatever it is you're bundling effectively becomes your niche. If you take my book idea, the niche would be people who like classical literature. If you're selling poems, the niche is people who love to read and/or write poetry. Selling sheet music would be targeting classical music lovers or those who are fond of Broadway plays. You get the idea.

There is so much available in the public domain that you really are only limited by your imagination. To spur that imagination, I'll give you a number of ideas in the days to come.


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