You're right in that sense. I wasn't very clear. I am saying that you can turn a profit by putting the land to use, instead of simply buying/selling. If I appropriate a tiny, four-acre scrap of previously unused land and plant, for instance, sweet potatoes I could spend less than 500usd on essential equipment and seed and earn between 10,000-15,000usd at local markets and I would call the 9,500-14,500 profit. I'm not a trained economist, though, so it may be called something else.(I only know these specific numbers because I was researching it earlier for a grant I'm applying for, which, btw I wouldn't need if certain forms of georgism were implemented, err....accepted)By definition you cannot. Profit means taking a commodity or piece of real property and selling it for a greater value than originally invested into it. You absolutely cannot profit off of something without selling it first.