Friday, October 26, 2007

Use Public Domain Content to Write Your Articles

One of the best ways to get started writing your articles is by using public domain content. There is a surprisingly large amount of content available which exists in the public domain - meaning, there are no copyrights claimed on the content, and you are free to do whatever you want with it.

There are many benefits to adopting the use of public domain content in your content generation strategy:

It's Free - and Good
Public domain content will not cost you a dime, and if you want to, you can reprint - and sell - whatever you want without having to pay a copyright holder any penalties. I know of several people who used public domain content verbatim, repackaged it, and made very profitable products that they sold online. This was because they were able to find some very valuable - and well written - information in the public domain that they saw immediate value in. There's a goldmine of information out there that's free for the taking - if you know where to look.

You'll Save Time
If you can think it, chances are that you can find it in the public domain. It just takes a little effort to find, but think of the time you'll save in creating content. You can take public domain content, modify it a bit, and republish it on your website as new content, in e-zines for your subscribers, or as articles for submission. Use informational public domain content to provide facts about your niche or industry on your blog or website, and you'll not only provide your users with valuable information, but save yourself tons of time in the process.

You'll Save Money
If you're paying people now to write articles for you, think of the money you'll save in not having to pay them $10-20 per article. While that may not seem like a lot, multiply that figure by 10 - or 50 - and you're talking serious money. Instead, pay someone to scour the public domain for information your can use on your website. You'll get a lot more articles out of them for a lot less money.

So if you haven't yet looked into the public domain and you're looking to create new content for your website, do so! There's lots of information out there on the Internet. Google is a good place to get started.

I have a great PDF that goes through how to use Public Domain content in detail. You can download it here.

There's also a great little software application that really simplifies searching through public domain content. I use it to generate content for my adsense content sites. Check it out at:

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