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I thought I’d share this with you guys because it could play an important part of your public domain business. You need a website when setting up your public domain websites and graphics should play an important part. I’m talking about ebook covers, software boxes, cd images, header graphics and just about any type of website graphic you can think of. Anyway, you can grab a handful of free graphics by checking out this site….if you’re into graphics….please join its well worth it.

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Are you collecting Public Domain Works, Images, Magazines or Books….I wanted to talk about scanning. I don’t have time to go into any great detail but anyone working with public domain should be familiar with at least 2 ways of capturing public domain information on your own.

hubble telescopeYou do know that you can always hire out scanning of any documents you have…don’t you 🙂

Well, if you can hire out scanning, you can do your own scanning. If the book or magazine is in good enough shape you can scan it and you don’t need to scan in a high resolution if there are no graphics involved. Next you can convert the image directly into a pdf or you can use some optical recognition software to covert the scanned text into a word document….I’ll talk more on this in another post.

If you’re dealing with images, photographs or graphics you can obviously do the same thing. You can scan the public domain images however you really need to scan the images at a much higher resolution. Often times if you use a high resolution on a smaller image, you can enlarge that image for a totally new look.

A scanner is bascially a digital camera set up to operate in a special way. So…..you can use your digital camera to capture all types of books, magazines, graphics, photographs and other images. The key is to keep the image flat as possible and play around with the lighting to make sure it works correctly with the image or text you are trying to capture.

The flash from a camera will work in a pinch, but you should be familiar with how to use it most effectively….so when you’re in a library, bookstore etc. you can grab a good copy of whatever your photographing.

I found the camera most useful with images…but that’s because I really like public domain images. Taking a picture with a 8, 10 or 12 mega pixel camera will give you detail that you cannot see, because there is so much information packed in that photograph you will be able to enlarge any small image or photograph significantly and create some really cool looking 8×10’s or larger images.

You will have to use photoshop or whatever editor you’re using to play around and clean up the image, but the work will be very rewarding. I challenge you to play around with your digital camera and see what type of result you might be able to get 🙂

Don’t forget to check out Tony Laidig’s, The Easy Money Picture Project for a more thorough discussion of public domain images.

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Today you’re in luck, I’m going to share one of my secret public domain tools with you.

Ready?

One of my most effective public domain tools is my Mother!

My mother is a consumate shopaholic, she lives to shop.I think my father thought mom was borderline when it came to buying stuff, if it was a bargin mom had to have it. So…garage sales, open markets, rummage sales, church fund raisers….you name it, my mother stops by looking for the ultimate bargin.

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Public Domain Tool of the Day

Are you working with Public Domain Images…..do you think you’re a Public Domain Expert and know everything there is to know about Public Domain Images…..well…you don’t! Take a look at Tony Laidig’s The Easy Money Picture Book it’s like an encyclopedia on the subject of Public Domain Images…you’ll be amazed.

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My mother surely didn’t raise a fool!

Well considering mom’s ability to get out and check the local stock, I recognized a possible business relationship could be formed…so I told mom about public domain materials and a little on how they work and what you can do with them. It was a major business plan. I said, “Mom, when you’re out, keep an eye out for old books…don’t spend more than a buck or two and if you feel like looking for a copyright, don’t let anything get by you that has a copyright of 1928 or latter. If the book has pictures and images….you can pay up to 5 dollars for it.

Well…it’s garage sale season and my mother and my wife are out looking for old public domain postcards, pictures, books, maps and any other printed work! I haven’t been feeling too well so I don’t get a chance to get out much…probably a good thing, since I’d probably end up spending more than I made 🙂 Anyway, mom brought me an old geography text book from 1923, lots of great black and white photos and several colored plates that were graphics. I have 2 specific projects in mind…and no I’m not sharing them with you :)…anyway, these images will fit perfectly into one of the projects.

After reading Tony Laidig’s, Tony Laidig’s, “The Easy Money Picture Book” a light bulb went on regarding public domain images. You really need to get this book, it’s a little more expensive than the typical ebook however, it’s just packed with solid public domain content and information and I believe it’s over 230 pages long. This book has been the seed for many thoughts regarding many projects conerning the use of public domain images and my mind is constantly reeling with ideas for projects of all kinds.

Getting back to the geography book that mom picked up. Let’s not forget about the text. Although some if it is dated, much of it can be used for articles and website content either as is or with a little rewriting. I guarantee that this public domain content is as pure as the driven snow and I won’t find any of it on the web anyplace….so no duplicate content!

Imagine all that from one little old book.

I hope you make the best of this summer in your hunt for public domain materials. It’s June 12th, we didn’t have much of a spring..but summer is here…..Let the Public Domain races begin 🙂

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Check monthly searches on civil war map ….you’ll find

civil war map 1732
map of civil war 260
civil war battle map 194
map of the civil war 169
map of civil war battles 162
image usa map 1864 including civil war divisionspng 132
civil war battles map 106
american civil war map 88
map of north and south of the civil war 88
image usa map 1864 including civil war divisions.png 81
civil war 1861 1865 map 81
map civil war 74
map of the united states during the civil war 71
spanish civil war map 62
map of the north during the civil war 57
civil war states map 55
map ga civil war 54
map of civil war states 50
us civil war map 46
map of major civil war battles 43
1861 american civil war map 43
russian civil war map 40

I think you’d agree that it’s a good size niche with many long tailed keywords. The key to marketing online successfully is picking a proper niche market and promoting the proper product and/or service to that market. Notice the difference between “civil war map” with 1732 searches a month and “map of civil war” with 260 searches a month.

I use a tool called Micro Niche Finder to dig up long tailed keywords with little competition. Different tools will give you different results. I don’t think there is a way to get an exact number since each search engine is different, however, the concept of digging up profitable niches using a keyword tool like Micro Niche Finder is accurate.

Micro Niche Finder for Long Tailed Keywords

For instance Micro Niche Finder tells me that ‘civil war map’ is searched on 33,720 times a month and there are 50,100 websites with that exact keyword phrase. Keep in mind that the number 33,720 includes any phrase that includes the words “civil” “war” and “map” in any order. Competing with 50,000 websites is quite a chore…not undoable, but you would really have to know what you’re doing to get on the front page of google.

A better strategy is to look for a long tailed keyword with a search count of between 200 and 5000 a month for that phrase and is only present on a low number of websites….which in a way is relative to the monthly search count. Less than 10,000 is good, 500 to 2000 is even better and you can find yourself on page one with little effort.

For instance, I used Micro Niche Finder to dig up this term “civil war battle maps” There are 2700 searches a month for that term and 2,910 websites that are indexed for that term. That means if I can get on page one of Google I get almost 3,000 eyes on my site each month. If I can convert 2% of those visits that would be 60 sales a month!

Remember, there are only 3000 websites indexed with the term “civil war battle maps“. If you use some basic seo practices, write some articles, create a mini-net with free blogs and do some social networking you CAN get yourself on page one of Google.

Now lets assume, you’ve done the seo, written articles, do some social bookmarketing, submit to directories and create a network of blogs with some articles…..it’s going to take some time to get ranked for the the term in question. So…..no it’s time to create a product.

Let’s find a Civil War Battle Map and if you click on that link….you’ll find some civil war maps!

Working with Public Domain ImagesAssuming you’ve decided on a special Map of the Civil War, let’s create a poster of it. Before you can do that you need to download the civil war map of your choice, but you have to know which format to use and you need some special software to view the image and start working with it. This software is free….but that’s all I’m going to tell you at this point. Tony Laidig, in his book, “The Easy Money Picture Project” gives specific details when it comes to working with public domain images, and if you take the information I’ve given you above along with Micro Niche Finder Pro and Tony’s Public Domain Image book you’ll be able to create a top notch product and begin making some public domain money!

I forgot to mention, if you’d like to see how Micro Niche Finder works, click on the link and you can watch a video of the software digging up some long tailed keywords…no cost!

Ok I just handed you a niche which is statistically proven, given you a strategy for getting on page one of google and told you the exact tools to use in the entire process. What are you waiting for! Click those links, get your credit card out and get started. Once you have to the tools, you’ll have the ability to dig deep into the world of public domain images and in particular you can make a civil war battle map calender or poster!

Shoot….just gave you another project idea 🙂


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Public Domain Bible Image Free Jonah and the Big Fish

I was reading Tony Laidig’s ebook The Easy Money Picture Project and thought about some of the different ways I might be able to use public domain images free.

Tony heritage goes back to the American Indian and in his book about public domain images he uses some old drawings for creating various products. In fact he takes some old low resolution images and uses photoshop to enhance the images in various ways to create some beautiful posters and prints. He actually shows you how to take a low resolution public domain image and increase the size so it can be printed as a poster….and next he discusses various ways to market the items. Really good stuff if you are looking for a way to make some extra cash online and you like working with images.

I found the about public domain image that is a reflection of the Old Testament Bible Story about Jonah and The Whale. I love the Bible and thanks to Tony Laidig’s book about Public Domain Images Free and how to use them, I’ve discovered a whole new wold of Bibilical Images in the Public Domain. I took the above image which is about 9 inches by 6 inches and doubled the size. I used photoshop to sharpen the image and can easily print it out on my HP 24″ printer…..and it looks great. My mind is spinning with ideas and different ways to use public domain images.

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George WashingtonDo you homeschool your children?

Homeschoolers can find a wealth of material for teaching their children, especially Christian Homeschooler’s.

Do a research project on George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. It will be amazing what type of material you’ll find and how it can be applied while homeschooling your kids.

By the way, yes, that’s a public domain image 🙂

For instance George Washington wrote a little piece called:

“Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation”
George Washington

1. Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are Present.

2. When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.

3. Show Nothing to your Friend that may affright him.

4. In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet.

5. If You Cough, Sneeze, Sigh, or Yawn, do it not Loud but Privately; and Speak not in your Yawning, but put Your handkerchief or Hand before your face and turn aside.

6. Sleep not when others Speak, Sit not when others stand, Speak not when you Should hold your Peace, walk not on when others Stop.

7. Put not off your Cloths in the presence of Others, nor go out your Chamber half Dressed.

8. At Play and at Fire its Good manners to Give Place to the last Comer, and affect not to Speak Louder than Ordinary.

9. Spit not in the Fire, nor Stoop low before it neither Put your Hands into the Flames to warm them, nor Set your Feet upon the Fire especially if there be meat before it.

10. When you Sit down, Keep your Feet firm and Even, without putting one on the other or Crossing them.

11. Shift not yourself in the Sight of others nor Gnaw your nails.

12. Shake not the head, Feet, or Legs roll not the Eyes lift not one eyebrow higher than the other wry not the mouth, and bedew no man’s face with your Spittle, by approaching too near him when you Speak.

13. Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice ticks &c in the Sight of Others, if you See any filth or thick Spittle put your foot Dexterously upon it if it be upon the Cloths of your Companions, Put it off privately, and if it be upon your own Cloths return Thanks to him who puts it off.

14. Turn not your Back to others especially in Speaking, Jog not the Table or Desk on which Another reads or writes, lean not upon any one.

15. Keep your Nails clean and Short, also your Hands and Teeth Clean yet without Showing any great Concern for them.

16. Do not Puff up the Cheeks, Loll not out the tongue rub the Hands, or beard, thrust out the lips, or bite them or keep the Lips too open or too Close.

17. Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.

18. Read no Letters, Books, or Papers in Company but when there is a Necessity for the doing of it you must ask leave: come not near the Books or Writings of Another so as to read them unless desired or give your opinion of them unasked also look not nigh when another is writing a Letter.

19. let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.

20. The Gestures of the Body must be Suited to the discourse you are upon.

21. Reproach none for the Infirmities of Nature, nor Delight to Put them that have in mind thereof.

22. Show not yourself glad at the Misfortune of another though he were your enemy.

23. When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.

24. Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.

25. Superfluous Complements and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.

26. In Pulling off your Hat to Persons of Distinction, as Noblemen, Justices, Churchmen &c make a Reverence, bowing more or less according to the Custom of the Better Bred, and Quality of the Person. Amongst your equals expect not always that they Should begin with you first, but to Pull off the Hat when there is no need is Affectation, in the Manner of Saluting and resaluting in words keep to the most usual Custom.

27. ‘Tis ill manners to bid one more eminent than yourself be covered as well as not to do it to whom it’s due Likewise he that makes too much haste to Put on his hat does not well, yet he ought to Put it on at the first, or at most the Second time of being asked; now what is herein Spoken, of Qualification in behavior in Saluting, ought also to be observed in taking of Place, and Sitting down for ceremonies without Bounds is troublesome.

28. If any one come to Speak to you while you are Sitting Stand up tho he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.

29 When you meet with one of Greater Quality than yourself, Stop, and retire especially if it be at a Door or any Straight place to give way for him to Pass.

30. In walking the highest Place in most Countries Seems to be on the right hand therefore Place yourself on the left of him whom you desire to Honor: but if three walk together the middle place is the most Honorable the wall is usually given to the most worthy if two walk together.

31. If any one far Surpasses others, either in age, Estate, or Merit yet would give Place to a meaner than himself in his own lodging or elsewhere the one ought not to except it, So he on the other part should not use much earnestness nor offer it above once or twice.

32. To one that is your equal, or not much inferior you are to give the chief Place in your Lodging and he to who ’tis offered ought at the first to refuse it but at the Second to accept though not without acknowledging his own unworthiness.

33. They that are in Dignity or in office have in all places precedency but whilst they are Young they ought to respect those that are their equals in Birth or other Qualities, though they have no Public charge.

34. It is good Manners to prefer them to whom we Speak before ourselves especially if they be above us with whom in no Sort we ought to begin.

35. Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.

36. Artificers & Persons of low Degree ought not to use many ceremonies to Lords, or Others of high Degree but Respect and highly Honor them, and those of high Degree ought to treat them with affability & Courtesy, without Arrogance.

37 In Speaking to men of Quality do not lean nor Look them full in the Face, nor approach too near them at lest Keep a full Pace from them.

38 In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.

39 In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.

40 Strive not with your Superiors in argument, but always Submit your Judgment to others with Modesty.

41 Undertake not to Teach your equal in the art himself Professes; it Savors of arrogance.

42 [Let thy ceremonies in] Courtesy be proper to the Dignity of his place [with whom thou conversest for it is absurd to act the same with a Clown and a Prince.

43 Do not express Joy before one sick or in pain for that contrary Passion will aggravate his Misery.

44 When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.

45 Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or in Private; presently, or at Some other time in what terms to do it & in reproving Show no Sign of Cholor but do it with all Sweetness and Mildness.

46 Take all Admonitions thankfully in what Time or Place soever given but afterwards not being culpable take a Time [&] Place convenient to let him know it that gave them.

47 Mock not nor Jest at any thing of Importance break no Jest that are Sharp Biting and if you Deliver any thing witty and Pleasant, abstain from Laughing thereat yourself.

48 Wherein wherein you reprove another be unblameable yourself; for example is more prevalent than Precepts.

49 Use no Reproachful Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile.

50 Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.

51 Wear not your cloths, foul, or ripped, or dusty, but see they be brushed once every day at least and take heed that you approach not to any uncleanness.

52 In your apparel be modest and endeavor to accommodate nature, rather than to procure Admiration keep to the Fashion of your equals Such as are Civil and orderly with respect to Times and Places.

53 Run not in the Streets, neither go too slowly nor with Mouth open; go not Shaking of Arms, nor upon the Toes, nor in a Dancing fashion.

54 Play not the peacock, looking every where about you, to see if you be well Decked, if your Shoes fit well, if your Stockings sit neatly, and Clothes handsomely.

55 Eat not in the Streets, nor in your House, out of Season.

56 Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad Company.

57 In walking up and Down in a House, only with One in Company if he be Greater than yourself, at the first give him the Right hand and Stop not till he does and be not the first that turns, and when you do turn let it be with your face towards him, if he be a Man of Great Quality, walk not with him Cheek by Jowl but Somewhat behind him; but yet in Such a Manner that he may easily Speak to you.

58 Let your Conversation be without Malice or Envy, for ’tis a Sign of a Tractable and Commendable Nature: And in all Causes of Passion admit Reason to Govern.

59 Never express anything unbecoming, nor Act against the Rules Moral before your inferiors.

60 Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.

61 Utter not base and frivolous things amongst grave and Learned Men nor very Difficult Questions or Subjects, among the Ignorant or things hard to be believed, Stuff not your Discourse with Sentences amongst your Betters nor Equals.

62 Speak not of doleful Things in a Time of Mirth or at the Table; Speak not of Melancholy Things as Death and Wounds, and if others Mention them Change if you can the Discourse tell not your Dreams, but to your intimate Friend.

63 A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.

64 Break not a Jest where none take pleasure in mirth Laugh not aloud, nor at all without Occasion, deride no mans Misfortune, tho’ there Seem to be Some cause.

65 Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.

66 Be not froward but friendly and Courteous; the first to Salute hear and answer & be not Pensive when it’s a time to Converse.

67 Detract not from others neither be excessive in Commanding.

68 Go not thither, where you know not, whether you Shall be Welcome or not. Give not Advice without being Asked & when desired do it briefly.

69 If two contend together take not the part of either unconstrained; and be not obstinate in your own Opinion, in Things indifferent be of the Major Side.

70 Reprehend not the imperfections of others for that belongs to Parents Masters and Superiors.

71 Gaze not on the marks or blemishes of Others and ask not how they came. What you may Speak in Secret to your Friend deliver not before others.

72 Speak not in an unknown Tongue in Company but in your own Language and that as those of Quality do and not as the Vulgar; Sublime matters treat Seriously.

73 Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.

74 When Another Speaks be attentive your Self and disturb not the Audience if any hesitate in his Words help him not nor Prompt him without desired, Interrupt him not, nor Answer him till his Speech be ended.

75 In the midst of Discourse ask not of what one treateth but if you Perceive any Stop because of your coming you may well entreat him gently to Proceed: If a Person of Quality comes in while your Conversing it’s handsome to Repeat what was said before.

76 While you are talking, Point not with your Finger at him of Whom you Discourse nor Approach too near him to whom you talk especially to his face.

77 Treat with men at fit Times about Business & Whisper not in the Company of Others.

78 Make no Comparisons and if any of the Company be Commended for any brave act of Virtue, commend not another for the Same.

79 Be not apt to relate News if you know not the truth thereof. In Discoursing of things you Have heard Name not your Author always A Secret Discover not.

80 Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.

81 Be not Curious to Know the Affairs of Others neither approach those that Speak in Private.

82 Undertake not what you cannot Perform but be Careful to keep your Promise.

83 When you deliver a matter do it without Passion & with Discretion, however mean the Person be you do it too.

84 When your Superiors talk to any Body hearken not neither Speak nor Laugh.

85 In Company of these of Higher Quality than yourself Speak not til you are asked a Question then Stand upright put of your Hat & Answer in few words.

86 In Disputes, be not So Desirous to Overcome as not to give Liberty to each one to deliver his Opinion and Submit to the Judgment of the Major Part especially if they are Judges of the Dispute.

87 Let thy carriage be such as becomes a Man Grave Settled and attentive to that which is spoken. Contradict not at every turn what others Say

88 Be not tedious in Discourse, make not many Digressions, nor repeat often the Same manner of Discourse.

89 Speak not Evil of the absent for it is unjust.

90 Being Set at meat Scratch not neither Spit Cough or blow your Nose except there’s a Necessity for it.

91 Make no Show of taking great Delight in your Victuals, Feed no[t] with Greediness; cut your Bread with a Knife, lean not on the Table neither find fault with what you Eat.

92 Take no Salt or cut Bread with your Knife Greasy.

93 Entertaining any one at table it is decent to present him wt. meat, Undertake not to help others undesired by the Master.

94 If you Soak bread in the Sauce let it be no more than what you put in your Mouth at a time and blow not your broth at Table but Stay till Cools of it Self.

95 Put not your meat to your Mouth with your Knife in your hand neither Spit forth the Stones of any fruit Pie upon a Dish nor Cast anything under the table.

96 It’s unbecoming to Stoop much to ones Meat Keep your Fingers clean & when foul wipe them on a Corner of your Table Napkin.

97 Put not another bit into your Mouth till the former be Swallowed let not your Morsels be too big.

98 Drink not nor talk with your mouth full neither Gaze about you while you are a Drinking.

99 Drink not too leisurely nor yet too hastily. Before and after Drinking wipe your Lips breath not then or Ever with too Great a Noise, for its uncivil.

100 Cleanse not your teeth with the Table Cloth Napkin Fork or Knife but if Others do it let it be done wt. a Pick Tooth.

101 Rinse not your Mouth in the Presence of Others.

102 It is out of use to call upon the Company often to Eat nor need you Drink to others every Time you Drink.

103 In Company of your Betters be not longer in eating than they are lay not your Arm but only your hand upon the table.

104 It belongs to the Chiefest in Company to unfold his Napkin and fall to Meat first, But he ought then to Begin in time & to Dispatch with Dexterity that the Slowest may have time allowed him.

105 Be not Angry at Table whatever happens & if you have reason to be so, Show it not but on a Cheerful Countenance especially if there be Strangers, for Good Humor makes one Dish of Meat a Feast.

106 Set not yourself at the upper of the Table but if it Be your Due or that the Master of the house will have it So, Contend not, least you Should Trouble the Company.

107 If others talk at Table be attentive but talk not with Meat in your Mouth.

108 When you Speak of God or his Attributes, let it be Seriously & with Reverence. Honor & Obey your Natural Parents although they be Poor.

109 Let your Recreations be Manful not Sinful.

110 Labor to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.

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You could use this material is so many different ways, however, simply taking some of these concepts and teaching them to today’s children would make the world a better place. There is no civility in the world today. Kids disrespect each other, their parents, other adults and themselves. Civility is much needed today!

If you are a marketer, how can you profit with this information?

Many ways. A simple report for buiness success. Change the language and apply the concepts….maybe entitled something like, “A Better Way for Business”. Focus on how important it is to be civil in all your dealings…especially busniess. Business is about making money, however, the manner in which you attain your goal can be more important than the orignal goal (making money)!

You can find the entire text of a book written by Moncure D Conway, entitled, “George Washington’s Rules of Civility Traced to their Sources and Restored” which is in the public domain at: http://ia310925.us.archive.org/0/items/georgewashington12029gut/12029-8.txt

This book takes the archaic language of the 1700’s and distills it into a more modern translation of todays English…..makes it more readable for the non-Shakesperian types 🙂

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map public domain imageYou can make money with public domain images but there are a few tricks you need to know. Tony Laidig explains these tips very thoroughly in The Easy Money Picture Project and it is definately worth the investment if you would like to start making money online.

For instance I found a map of the upper midwest from 1873. There are many ways you could use this map to begin making some money.

A Poster
A Calender
Actual Map Reproduction
Tie the Map into a Specific Idea or Topic related to the Region
Tie the Map into a specific event or historic incident and develop a product around it
Many More Ideas

You can see the image of the map and download an 1873 Midwest Regional Map….make sure you use the right format. I don’t want to sound like a used car salesman, but Tony’s book on using Public Domain Images discusses in detail how to download these maps and what free programs you need to use to download the largest size file that contains the highest quality image. It’s not the standard zip file and you need to use it correctly….again, Tony explains it in his book. Here’s the url for the map image if you didn’t click on the above link.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/map_item.pl?data=/tst/ammem/htdocs/umhtml/umwmap.sid&title=Map+of+Western+States,+Michigan,+Wisconsin,+Minnesota,+Iowa,+with+portions+of+Illinois+and+Indiana,+1873&style=um

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