Profit Frog – Hundreds of Public Domain “Profitable Hobbies” Magazine Articles & More

Here’s an odd yet very interesting and potentially profitable site – ProfitFrog.com.

One of the things that attracted me to this site is the fact that it hosts reprints of exactly 350 articles from the Public Domain magazine “Profitable Hobbies”

From the site:

“From 1945 through 1956 Profitable Hobbies magazine published hundreds of ways that men and women made money with their hobbies.

The subjects ranged from strictly local and part-time activities, to those that started small and became full-time national businesses.

Freelance writers or the hobbyists wrote the articles, so the content quality varies. Some articles give step-by-step instructions while others offer a more general outline.

But whether it’s the marketing used, or the product or service described, they present ideas which can work in the same, or similar form, today.”

These magazine articles can be found at the link below…

Articles From “Profitable Hobbies” magazine

Each article is focused on how to make money from a specific hobby and in most cases provides examples of someone doing so.

What can you do with 350 “how to profit from hobbies” articles?

Well, just right off the top of my head…

  1. Combine all of the articles into one really fun and quirky book applying Hybrid Content Theory
  2. Use the articles as content for a “make money from home” newsletter or blog – whether or not you rewrite a little is up to you.
  3. Use the articles to populate an autoresponder sequence and build a mailing list. One article per week would keep an autoresponder going for almost 7 years! Even if you sent on article out every other day you’d get a lot of mileage out of these.

With just a little bit of creativity, you could find hundreds of uses for these articles ~ there’s enough content here in this one collection to build an entire business around ~ everybody wants to know how to make money right?

Just think about how many people would love to learn how to turn their passion or hobby into a profitable business venture!

There’s also a few interesting Public Domain “how to make money” books here as well that you may want to check out that could possibly be turned into products…

Discovered! 505 Odd Enterprises
An inspirational collection of 713 unusual but practical ideas, suggestions and plans for building a spare or full-time business. Compiled from the actual experiences of many “little fellows.” 2nd Edition by George W. Haylings 1947

Hidden Dollars
A group of successful, ingenious business ideas and projects, gathered from all over the world, designed to give inspiration, stimulate the creative imagination, and to instill in the reader the desire to equal or surpass them in a business of his own. by George W. Haylings 1956

How to Make Money at Home
By Polly Webster 1949. Within the pages of this book you will find your own appropriate home enterprise—whether it be a pin-money or a full-time job that you are looking for. It will fit your temperament, your aptitudes, your abilities, your interests, your limitations and your locality. The idea will be here, but only you can find it.

A Small Business of Your Own including 1000 Spare Time Money Making Ideas
A practical guide for young and middle-aged men and women, students, boys, and girls in the art of spare time money making at home by William Allan Brooks 1937

You Can Own a Business (101 Ways to Earn Money)
by Justus Day Wilbur 1953. EVERYBODY TODAY—even rich young folk, even small boys and girls—even retired old folk—like and practice the idea of earning extra money. Keeping busy, keeping boredom away, making themselves useful, learning the business of life, relishing the idea of making money or operating a clever plan—”being your own boss”—all these are motives enough.

125 Ways to Make Money with Your Typewriter
by David Seltz 1952.  Just as the title implies, over 100 ways a person can make money from home with a simple typewriter, some basic writing skills, and a strong desire.

Again, with a little creativity and imagination, you could literally start an entire business around the content from this one site alone starting right now.

In my book, that makes this one cool little frog.

About The Author:

Logan Andrew is an online entrepreneur, information publisher, and author that has been using Public Domain material to create profitable products and businesses since 2001. He is also co-author of "The Public Domain Treasure Hunter's Survival Kit" available here. For more info Logan, click here.

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Jim@Yosemite Reservations May 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

And yet another great post from you, and another really helpful link.
Thank you for always coming through with the premier information.
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Chaplain Paul Slater June 13, 2010 at 6:56 am

Logan,

Seems a good fit for my career change site but was curious as to the original source for the above articles.

I guess my question is where would I find the sources for the theprofitfrog.com articles as I assume you are referring to that site as an example of what can be done.
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Logan June 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

Hi Paul, be careful – theprofitfrog.com is a radically different site from profitfrog.com (the site this article actually discusses).

The articles are exact facsimiles of the original Public Domain articles so you can use them as is. If you are interested in actually obtaining the articles (and thousands more) from the original source, search for old issues of “Profitable Hobbies” magazine.

There’s usually quite a few issues floating around on ebay…

http://popular.ebay.com/books/old-magazines.htm

peter mcgrath August 4, 2010 at 4:31 am

hi Logan
I never ceased to be amazed at the wealth of information and great ideas to make money out of public domain info if your treasurehunter programme is as good then i think i will buy it
cheers
peter mcgrath

Logan August 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

Thanks Peter!

jilsy May 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

your service is so great, Sir.

thanks Logan for the public domain research and i wish i can replicate your endeavors to share the knowledge to other money-making seekers.

yours in brotherly love, relief and truth.

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