My marketing brain started working eventually and it dawned on me, after a bit of research, that most anything published in the U.S. prior to 1923 is public domain now.
I then dug around some more and found National Geographic going back to 1910. Something called House Beautiful going back also to before 1923. Mother Earth Bulletin...same thing. And others.
Let's assume for a minute that I am correct in my thinking that these publications, or at least those that were published before 1923, are in the public domain. What can I do with these to turn them into money making products of some sort over the Internet??
Initially I thought of creating a blog but while the material would make some excellent blog posts it would not be very targetted and be all over the place. For example one post might be about the new (for back then) railroad cars with car wheels. Another might be about a small airplane that lifts a tank and drops it off somewhere in a field closer to the action. And so forth. All very interesting but from an SEO standpoint not very good in that the web site would be all over the place respecting it's content. The only theme would be I guess olden stories.
I suppose I could copy some and put it into a free ebook giveaway if I find some good marketing advice or such.
But I wanted to come here and get your all's input on this. What would YOU do with it if you were in my shoes??
Ideas? Is this kind of library available public domain material really worth going after?
PS. I am too broke to afford any of the popular Make Money from Public Domain stuff at the present moment...no matter how good it is and no I am not going to borrow money to go buy some so please don't even bother suggesting that I get any such thing. Nor do I want to hear about how I am not serious about internet marketing if I don't do this or get this...blah, blah, blah. I am looking for sincere and gracious input on what to do with this stuff. That is all.