Soooo…. I hit a nerve with my last blog article. In fact – a ton of you unsubscribed from the email updates. Several of you left some very thoughtful comments – Thank you!
Instead of addressing the comments one at a time – I thought it best to just give full answers to the comments right here. (So you all won’t miss a thing)
Public Domain Forum Idea
Some of you have suggested I have an open forum for all of us to share ideas and keep all the questions and answers easily organized. This is a great idea – except for one thing.
Open forums (forums not protected behind a membership) are ripe for spammy – junky stuff. I’ve had a forum in the past for my painting website and it was ripe with all kinds of “porn” and just plain ugliness.
I could create a Facebook group – but they are not any easier to find old content and discussions than this blog is.
I will look into creating a forum behind a membership wall – and keep it free if I can. What do you all think?
Stick With One Idea
Many of you have watched me flit (seemingly) from idea to ideas. Here is the “deal” – I often just purge (spill) an idea out of my brain right here on this blog. I love to give everyone lot’s of ideas to give you all some new thoughts or jumping off points for your own business.
I also have some projects of my own that I’ve not completed. They are still “in the works” and sometimes take several years to get to completion (if ever).
This “flitting” may confuse or frustrate you. It often frustrates me as well – but I do eventually gain focus and get going on a specific project that seems to ‘work for me’.
For instance… I spent a lot of time sharing my ideas for creating “bundled products” to sell on Amazon. These products worked really well for me. I’ve sold a boat load of this type of product on Amazon and I’m working on many new ideas for Amazon products.
This was a case of – I started and competed to profit.
You also watched me talk about using Public Domain Images For Products to sell on Etsy.com and other sales channels. I still have these images hanging right above my desk – reminding me that I haven’t yet taken this project all the way to profit. I’m still going to go all the way with this project – it’s just stalled for a bit.
This is a case of – I started and not yet completed to profit.
What you are watching/reading about now on this blog is my fresh new start to another income stream. I’ve made a commitment to giving the whole idea of creating products with public domain content to sell as compilations on eBay – Amazon – Etsy – a full on Start – to – Profit commitment.
This is a case of – I’m starting and working on the process to get it to profit.
What I love to read/hear is that my ideas have given you a jumping off point for a new idea of your own. Just because I don’t finish (or even get past the idea point) doesn’t mean they aren’t great ideas for some of you to take and nurture into a profitable income for yourself.
The public domain is a wide – deep ocean of opportunity (something Logan taught me)
Where Did Logan (And His eBay Business Idea) Go?
This is an uncomfortable conversation… and I won’t have any good answers for you.
Logan has decided to go back under the covers of privacy. No… we didn’t have a fight – argument – disagreement. All I know is this:
Logan was overwhelmed with commitments a few years ago and that is why he decided to leave his online business and focus on his personal family issues as well as his other local business ventures.
Over the last few months he had thought he would jump back in and share his knowledge of setting up a Public Domain publishing business on eBay. He had helped his brother set up an eBay publishing business last year – and it was quite successful. If he could help his brother set this up – why not help all of you? Sounded like a perfect idea.
As things sometimes go – we have plans that seem like a good idea – and in actual practice are not so great. This is what has happened in Logan’s life and I can’t fault him a bit.
That’s about as far as I can go with this conversation. I don’t know one other tiny detail.
Let’s Get On With Selling Public Domain Products…
All of my plans for my own Public Domain products are now focused on creating products to sell on eBay as well as Amazon and Etsy. I’m striving to learn what I can on my own and from other eBay experts and share it with you as I get past “idea” and on to the “Start to Profit” point of this income stream.
I’m happy with my goals and all the ideas that keep popping up in my head. I’m also so happy to have this place to share and converse with all of you!
Instead of creating a product that will give you all the details for “Selling Public Domain on Ebay” – I’m just going to share here as I go along. Eventually – a product may be “born” – but for now – you can all learn as I do right here.
How does that sound to you?
Thank you all so much for you kind words and thoughts and also for sharing your frustrations… I’m here “for better or worse” – and am so thankful that you all take the time to share the good – the bad – the ugly with me as well.