You may not have considered using poetry as part of your Internet marketing plan, but think for a moment what you can do with poetry you cull from the public domain free of charge. In the following paragraphs, we’ll take a look at just some of the things you can do with public domain poetry.

Greeting Cards

Greeting cards of all kinds are hot on and offline and most of them contain some form of verse or poetry. Instead of trying to write the verse yourself, you can get it for free with public domain poetry. You’ll still need to illustrate the cards but guess what, that’s right, you can also get plenty of free images through the public domain so this is a product you really want to take a look at. Add free public domain music to your digital cards and you’ll really have a hot item!


Combine public domain poetry with free photographs, illustrations, and images and you can make unique posters that you can sell either as a physical product or in any number of ways digitally. Don’t forget about the possibilities including wallpaper and screensavers too!

Poetry Books

Take poetry you cull from the public domain and add poetry you either write or purchase from other writers and create an entirely new and distinct book of poetry you can market. Add illustrations and you can have a top-notch product for little or no expense whatsoever! Capitalize on holidays, such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day and offer special rates or packages.

Poetry Readings set to Music

While you’re brainstorming about what to do with your public domain poetry, think romantic thoughts! While not all poetry is romantic, much of it is and you could capitalize on this fact to earn big! Read romantic poetry with a backdrop of romantic music that you also cull from the public domain and you can come up with unique products that sell big. The sky really is the limit with public domain profitability and your free poetry can earn you big bucks.

Sing It!

If you are musically inclined or know someone who is, you could have a plethora of lyrics set to music that you could market. Either write the music yourself, hire someone else to write the music, or if you’re lucky, you could find separate poetry and music in the public domain that you can combine to make unique songs!


If you’re interested in marketing poetry you cull from the public domain, one of the best ways to get ideas is to simply look around, especially in card and gift shops and see what kinds of items contain poetry. You could make calendars, t-shirts, the list is endless but inspiration is everywhere and if you want to make money with poetry, you’ll find examples everywhere.


As you cull the public domain for material to use in your own Internet marketing ventures, why not create a course that will teach others to do the same thing at the same time? Charge a reasonable fee for the course and create your product along with your class.

How to Information Sells

As an Internet marketer, you already know that how to information is a hot seller. Why not parlay your experiences getting free material from the public domain into a course that you can teach others? Alternatively, you could create a blog that tracks your experiences or write an ebook. The point is, not only will you be getting free items from the public domain that you can then repackage and resell, but you can make even more money teaching others to do the same thing.

Make a Statement and Track Your Progress

We’ve all seen blogs and websites where so and so has promised to earn so much money, pay off so much debt, or lose so many pounds and promises to track his or her progress online. People like to follow the progress of others, especially if they are struggling with the same problem. Here’s your chance to make a statement about how you are earning money with the public domain and make even more money as you teach others.

Set Goals

Suppose you set a goal to make $10,000 this year by using products you cull from the public domain. How will you do it? How much time will it take? Are there any other expenses involved? These questions and more can be answered day by day and you will draw in readers to your blog. Make believers out of them and they will be your first customers when you have an ebook or other product to sell. Become a public domain expert and you will have plenty of traffic and customers who will want to replicate your success.

Confession is good for the WALLET!

We already know confession is good for the soul but it can also be good for the wallet as well. As you track your progress, don’t be shy about revealing your mistakes as well as your successes. Your readers will want to know about the mistakes you made along the way so they won’t repeat them. In fact, that can be a major selling point when you have reached a level of success. For example, what if you do all the work to repackage and rebrand public domain content only to discover it is not in the public domain at all? This happens because of all the confusion surrounding copyright and the public domain. Once you become an expert, you will be able to help others avoid common mistakes.

Succeed First, Then Tell Others

You may want to go on your public domain journey all alone and then tell others about it instead of trying to blog about it as it happens. This is also a great way to make extra money from the public domain because you will have already had the experience and you can plan exactly how you are going to handle your blog or ebook or whatever medium you choose to deliver your information. If you do choose this route, just be sure to keep a log of your activities, maybe even a journal, along with links and other pertinent information you discover along the way. That way, when you are ready to share the information with others, you will have everything you need at your fingertips.