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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.


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.

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.


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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I don’t pretent to know everything about public domain resources. In fact, my knowledge just scratches the surface and whenever I run across useful information I’ll try and make it available to you in this blog.

My purpose is to get you the information you need to start making money online with public domain materials. I also want to show you how to make your websites profitable, by that I mean things like search engine optimization (SE0), website traffic, website design, social marketing and other concepts like web 2.0….basically, you need traffic to your websites and you need to be able to convert that traffic so you can sell your goods and/or services. So….in that light, whenever I find something that could point you in the right direction I’ll include it in this blog…Public Domain Money.

Remember all you have to do is pick up one idea or concept from anything you read, watch or hear…and most importantly act on that bit of information and you’ll move forward in your online interests and business. All to often people buy an ebook or some course expecting it to be a life changing read….when in reality, it is the culmination of ideas that will make you successful. Once again, it won’t matter how much you learn….you have to act on what you learn!

Getting back to pubic domain resources, I ran across a blog post that had some good suggestions, you might like to check it out at:

Public Domain Can Make You Millions

The opportunity is huge for making money with products available in the public domain which is the main reason I’ve put together this expanded section for you to learn from.

Where is public domain content available? There are literally millions of creative work-books, music, music scores, films, photographs, artwork, images, and much more that exist in the public domain. But if they’re so public, why are they hiding?

The short answer is: they aren’t. There are a multitude of well-known works that people don’t realize are now considered public property. From classic literature to non-fiction works on a wide variety of topics; silent films, classic movies, vintage cartoons and beloved songs; even some instantly recognizable artwork and images can be found in the public domain…………….

I found this particularly internets (scott parat)

public domain images and resourcesA few of the many public domain resource sites available:

Classic Book Library: A free online library featuring literary and genre novels in the public domain, from authors such as Jules Verne, L. M. Montgomery, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Viewable chapter by chapter in HTML.

Project Gutenberg: An enormous collection of novels, non-fiction books and other written work in the public domain, all available free in downloadable e-book format.

RetroFilm -com: Provides a catalogue of public domain movies, television shows, cartoons, musicals, documentaries and more. The site serves television broadcast companies and does not provide copies of film footage for individuals, but it is a great place to find titles which you can then track down a copy of elsewhere.

Public Domain Report: The site of a monthly newsletter that reveals significant works as they enter the public domain. Each issue features selections and samples from a variety of medium, at least one new book, film, play, song, image, and children’s work are included every month, from well-known authors, artists and creators like Dorothy Parker and George Gershwin. A one-year subscription will set you back $395, but for those who don’t have the time or inclination to do extensive research themselves, it is an excellent source of fresh material.

Public Libraries

Libraries are an excellent and free resource for finding public domain material. Pick a subject that interests you and scan the shelves for older books relating to the topic, or spend an afternoon browsing through the card catalogue. Most of the time, the publication date is right near the beginning of the listing on the card, so identifying works published before 1923 is a simple matter.

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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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Here’s a great way of Using Public Domain Images with some further discussion on public domain issues, rights…do’s and don’ts.

If you are looking at different ways to use public domain images and how start a business at home using public domain images then you really need to take a look at the “Easy Money Picture Project

There are many different ways to use public domain images. You are virtually limited to your imagination take a look and see how Vanessa Alexander uses public domain images.

Use Public Domain Images

Public Domain images are a good source when you need to post daily or at least regularly. Images, and photos can add a special touch to your post that helps to break the monotony of viewing text. It’s not that your posts are boring, …

There ya go, use public domain images in blog posts to create some eye catching posts!

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Best Ways for Using Public Domain in “The Easy Money Picture Project”

I just finished reading a brand-new ebook that is forcing me to re-consider the types of products I create. My “former” good friend Tony (the Public Domain Expert) just blew up all my crazy views about creating image-based products.

The public domain expert show how to make money with public domain images

My love for public domain images has kept me on a continual hunt for different methods of using public domain images to make some extra cash.

As I soon found out, finding quality public domain images could really prove frustration, but this new book, Easy Money Picture Project by Tony Laidig really opened my eyes!

I didn’t spend much time with pd images because I figured it was just another rabbit trail…no money.

I was cynical about Public Domain and thought that this was just another pile of crap… The public domain expert proved me wrong!
Working with Public Domain Images using the “Easy Money Picture Project”
Yep, here’s the sales pitch…but I would never lead you wrong and I can’t come up with the words that would express how badly I think you should check out working with Public Domain Images by purchaseing the “Easy Money Picture Project”
Working with Public Domain Images using the “Easy Money Picture Project”

You wouldn’t believe how many ways you can use public domain images to make some extra cash! I’ve been online for over 5 years and started off studying public domain and became fascinated by it, however, there are few guides that tell you exactly what to do to create products or projects that will help you develop an income….keep reading because the below ebook is over 170 pages and should be kept a secret! After studying public domain, I was shocked to see how many books in the larger bookstores are actually public domain material that is printed exactly as it was a hundred years ago….or even government publications that are free but being sold by some publisher. You can do the same with images….this guide shows you how. I found the perfect resource describing how to use public domain images for making some extra money, this book is called “Easy Money Picture Project”

Don’t know where to start with Public Domain….get “Easy Money Picture Project”

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