Well, I thought I had my big money-making idea.
Remember my recent post with pictures of Albert Einstein and Zoodle? Well, Jonah Lisa suggested I make something with those images. That got me to thinking.
So I put the two images together and started the process of opening an online shop with Cafe' Press, who lets you design and sell T-shirts, mugs, etc. I figured I'd buy some for my family as gifts and maybe even sell a few. Quirky stuff sells well, right?
Then I encountered a problem.
Albert EinsteinTM is actually a trademark; the genius bequeathed his name and image to Hebrew University. Yep, they makes lots of money off of him, so I can't just go selling Albert & Zoodle cap sleeve baby tees. It says so right here. In fact, I'm very carefully checking the peep hole in my front door every time the bell rings, since I'm expecting a SWAT team any time, ready to arrest me for using the image without permission on this lil' ol' blog.
My first million dollar idea is dead, but never fear, I have another. I am now selling my name and image. You can own them and place them on all sorts of merchandise.