Prints Make Profits By Stuart Turnbull


My name is Stuart Turnbull and I’m delighted to be sharing my story with you as a guest writer on Edson’s blog.

I started working online 6 years ago when I discovered eBay. Like Edson, at first I used it to shift the junk from my house but I soon realized that it presented an opportunity to achieve my long held ambition of building my own business and quitting my day job.Over the next few years I developed a very profitable niche business that involved buying old books, removing and matting/mounting the book plates and listing them for sale to eBay’s hordes of hungry collectors.

In 2008 I wrote an eBook describing my eBay business methods and I began building a list of subscribers who are also interested in using eBay and the internet to free themselves of the daily grind.

Fast forward to today and I have achieved my ambition! I now enjoy multiple online income streams and today my aim is to provide you with a little inspiration to help you achieve the same!

I spend just a few hours of my time per week on my eBay business and I regularly achieve results like this – (click on the images to enlarge them)

This particular print is one of 16 similar prints contained in a book that was published in 1912.

The possibilities to make huge profits in this business are endless, for example I could have another copy of this very same book delivered to my address within the next few days.

There is a website that is currently listing this exact book (same 1912 edition) for sale at $77.62 plus postage.

That’s right, 16 similarly sought after book plates for $77.62 plus postage! (that’s around $5 per plate!)  But that’s not the whole story, there is also a modern edition of this book containing the same illustrations available at the same website for $17.77 plus postage.

If I can sell one book plate from the 1912 edition for $386.73 I’m sure I could  sell the modern reprints for $20 or $30 a piece to collectors who can’t afford the first editions and I can obtain an unlimited supply of the modern edition!

Another twist is that the 1912 first edition is in the public domain so I am free to make as many copies of these popular illustrations as I want and sell them any way I choose and keep 100% of the proceeds (this way I only ever need to buy one copy of the book)

I could mount/mat the images from the new book or print and mount/mat the scanned images from the 1912 book and sell them as a limited edition collection of 16.

I could include more images from other public domain books in the same niche, compile a compilation CD and list it on eBay and automate the whole production and fulfillment process using

Why restrict my market to eBay? Why not sell on Amazon as well?

As I said, the possibilities are endless!

By the way, if you’d like to find out which website I use to source my prints and get a fully illustrated step by step guide to setting up your own vintage print biz check out my eBookPrints Make Profits”

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I’d like to wish you the best of luck with your own online ventures in 2011!

Do visit me at where I share more great money making ideas that you can use.

About The Author

Edson Buchanan

Edson Buchanan is a successful internet marketer who has helped hundreds of people work from home. He provides top quality training and is also the founder of this blog.

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