5 Tips for Using Public Domain Works to Create Money Making Info Products

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So, now you see that there is never any reason to feel as though you must start, 'from scratch,' when it comes to creating your own profitable information products. You can take advantage of the thousands of now public domain works available and re-purpose them and profit from them.

But what exactly is a public domain work? Wikipedia defines public domain content in this way: ""Works are in the public domain if the intellectual property rights have expired, [1] if the intellectual property rights are forfeited, [2] or if they are not covered by intellectual property rights at all."

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain

So, you will be using Internet search engines to uncover these free, hidden gems and use them to help you to create your information products. There are entire books and websites devoted to this vast topic, but we will share a few useful tips for getting started augmenting your content creation process with public domain works.

How to find public domain works online.
Use these search queries in Google or your favorite search engine to find works on your chosen topic. First type in one of the search queries below and then type your keyword.

"public domain" + underwater basket weaving (example)
"this document is in the public domain"
"this information is in the public domain"
site:.org "public domain"
site:.org "not copyrighted"
site:.edu "public domain"
site:.edu "not copyrighted"
site:.gov "public domain"
site:.gov "not copyrighted"

1. Use a public domain work as the foundation for a new information product
Approach a public domain work just as you would a PLR product that you have purchased. You will want to add more information, update what you find and add your own flair and personality to make it a new product altogether.

2. Create special bonuses to add to your own products
Use the document as it and offer it as a bonus to your existing information products.

3. Break down a longer work and create articles or short reports
If you find a good public domain book that has lots of useful content, you might decide to break it down into shorter articles or reports. You will still edit, rewrite and add your own personal insights to the content so that it is a fresh product.

4. Create an email course or auto-responder series
Public domain works make a great foundation for an email course or an autoresponder series where you are teaching your subscribers new content or ideas.

5. Create a video series
Video is very powerful, and using your newly found public domain content as the basis for a video series is a great way to generate traffic to your website.

Be sure to do your research and due diligence on whether or not you truly have a public domain document on your hands especially if it was not published in the U.S. There is a wealth of free information out there that you can use to help kick-start your imagination and create a steady flow of rich, valuable and original content for your website.

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