Public domain software is software that is not copyrighted by their authors.
Public domain software and freeware offers a fantastic opportunity to make some extra cash, or even start a profitable home-based business.
Here's how. . .
It's true that you can't copy and sell software (it would be illegal to ask £6 for a program that you're selling which you've copied from the internet or elsewhere). However, you can still charge for your time, materials and postage costs. After all, you will need to spend time copying and distributing the disk that you will be supplying the software on!
You may have already heard about this kind of business, but it hasn't been used very much by the average ebay entrepreneur. Most people aren't aware of the amazing money-making opportunities in this business.
Furthermore, you have a huge source of products at your fingertips. The Web has made it possible for you to make yourself considerable sums of money, from home, using other people's products. What's more, they'll love you for it!
Let me give you an example of how you're going to do this.
You could publish a web site offering: DON'T PAY HUNDREDS OF POUNDS TO SPEAK TO YOUR RELATIVES ABROAD. . . DO IT FOR FREE! All you need is this FREE software and an internet connection! Just send £6 for copying and distribution to: Joe's Freeware Library PO Box 22 Copyham, Berks
Do you see how this works?
The software is free but you can still charge for your time, copying service, CD-ROM and postage.
Now then, just imagine you get 25 requests for FREE software per day.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are many resources out there to help you track down suitable freeware and public domain software. The internet has made it extremely simple to place an advertisement and there are loads of places where you can knock together a website within minutes.
Also, don't neglect offline forms of advertising: magazines and newspapers, free local directories and newspaper shops are all great areas to place an ad very cheaply.
Why not give it a go? Who knows. . . you might even be able to pack in the day job!
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