Selling Public Domain Items on eBay and Online
Public Domain refers to books and other works that don't have copyrights. Either the copyright has expired, or there never was a copyright.
Because there is no copyright protection, it's called being in the public domain, and you can do what ever you want with the information.
You can edit public domain works to create new products, or sell them with no changes except for formatting so buyers can download them or they're easier to print. Sometimes you can sell even photocopies without making any changes.
In case you're not paying attention, that means you can sell them on eBay.
An example of this is I sell a two page instruction sheet for a rare toy on eBay for $5.00 postpaid. I scanned the sheets years ago, and just print them off with my printer as I sell them. I then fold them up and mail them just like a letter.
After costs like eBay fees, paper, envelope, paypal fees, and stamps, I make about $4.00 per sale.
I'm not making a lot on these, but I know other people who have hundreds of copies of old instructions sheets listed on eBay at all times. I know people who sell copies of advertisements, copies of old photos and postcards, and even compilations and excerpts of old books.
You can also sell public domain items on a website as downloads, use them as bonuses for your products, or as incentives to get new subscribers for your newsletter.
To help you get started using public domain materials I've got an interview called "Selling Public Domain Items on eBay" and an ebook called "Public Domain Profits -- An Introduction To Profiting From Public Domain Works" for you.
"Selling Public Domain Items on eBay" discusses how James Jones and I sell public domain items on eBay. Here's a few of the things you'll learn in the interview:
Remember, because you're selling copies of older materials, you can sell them over and over again. Like my example of the instruction sheet above.
Along with the interview you'll also get an ebook called Public Domain Profits -- An Introduction To Profiting From Public Domain Works.
With the ebook and the interview, you'll have more than enough information to get started selling public domain works on eBay and/or on your website.
Here's a list of what you'll learn in Public Domain Profits -- An Introduction To Profiting From Public Domain Works:
I know it sounds great, but let me make one more point. . . I already mentioned you copuld sell the same item over and over again, but did I mention in most cases you can get the public domain stuff for free.
That's right, in many cases, you can just download a file from one of the sites listed in the ebook, or scan something you already have. In some cases like the magazines I talk about in the interview, or older books you'll have to buy a copy to get started.
But there's nothing preventing you from getting started without buying public domain materials. In fact in the ebook, I specifically warn you not to buy any public domain materials until you've already had some success selling them first.
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