10 Bizarre Business Ideas that Made Millionaires
Junior had an idea that all kids went for.
We went into production, now we're RICH.
If you're GOING for the big $$, first ask every family member to start scouting wild ideas for products or services. Keep a list over the next month or so as they'll stumble on things regularly. Each wild idea gets paid a Snickers or Hershey bar. Next, do the reading, internet studies on the matter, some number crunching, some financial analysis all of which will give you the SPIT to be an entrepreneur. Try CNN for one interesting piece of research and reading (URL BELOW). To motivate yourself to do daily BRAINSTORMING (listing ideas in a notebook until you have l00,) TO DO that kind of daily work plotting the BIZ YOU COULD DO, you need to, I think you should have a little WAKE UP CALL, A COLD SHOWER a rude awakening about the reality of the DEPRESSION all countries face today.
There are some 'real facts that we need to know when judging how fast the water is RISING TO OUR NOSE would be those very trustable statistics over at CNN http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/03/news/economy/unemployment-rate/ the fact that 86 million people LOOKING FOR WORK and not finding it is the HIGHEST unemployment figure EVER!
You must compare the frustrated 86 mil jobseekers to the 200 mil work force. You get nearly half of workers unemployed. Of course we only count those who COULD work (not seniors or kids, when we compute work force,)... So, factoid: you have way way worse RECESSION than ANYBODY in history or anybody is telling you from official media. The backlash, the whiplash avalanche of landlessness, hunger, joblessness, homelessness, poverty will come for the uneducated slave ranks ... also a stat that is VIGOROUSLY GROWING!. The only thing you can do to hold THE TSUNAMI off your family is FIND FAMILY MEMBERS who are of age, of IQ, strong, unemployed and equally motivated and as a family, build an ENTREPRENEURIAL cottage industry around them.
Sometimes you can think OUT OF THE BOX and come up with a wild idea, one that everybody slams before you try it, but when you DO, you make a ton of money. Maybe you couldn't fifty years ago, but with the INTERNET around, you sure can TODAY!
TO WIT: The married man who created an affair website for married people
Ashleymadison.com is a dating website with a difference; it only accepts married people, or someone wanting to date a married person. The site's slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair". The site founder is a former attorney Noel Biderman, who is interestingly enough, a happily married man. Although his mission can be perceived as very wrong (for the record: cheating is bad!), the fact that the site claims 3.2 million members suggests that it's also doing something right.
The man who created a million dollar business of dog poop-scooping
The most noted pioneer in the poop-scooping business is Matthew Osborn,
who runs Pooper-Scooper.com. He never knew that this business would one
day make him a millionaire. Osborn got started back in 1987 when he
opened Pet Butler in Columbus, Ohio. At the time, Osborn was working two
full-time jobs and making less than $6 per hour at each. He had a wife,
a daughter and a son on the way, and was desperate to make some extra
money. He learned that there were about 100,000 dogs within 15 miles of
his home. The business slowly took off, and despite the dirty work,
Osborn says he enjoyed satisfying the customers and working outdoors in
some of the nicest backyards in Ohio. Eventually Osborn employed seven
people and owned a fleet of six trucks serving about 700 regular
customers. While Osborn may have put poop scooping on the map, Matt
"Red" Boswell is taking it into the future. Boswell owns the Texas-based
Pet Butler. Today, Pet Butler is the largest pet waste removal service
in the country, and serves about 3,000 clients.
OK, Mrs Housewife. That'll be $15.00. You want cheaper,
call me more often! Don't let it pile up!
I had a SIMILAR idea: Potty Trainers. They come to your bathroom once a month, scrub off lime, power wash entire bathroom with antibacterials, then polish it dry. Small fee but it's worth it not to have to do it yourself.
The teenager kid who made millions selling jam out of his grandmother's recipe
While most successful entrepreneurs make their money building popular
web sites, Fraser Doherty built his empire using a more traditional way.
Fraser started making jams at the age of 14 from his grandmother's
recipes in his parents' Scotland kitchen, and by 16 left school to work
on his jam business "SuperJam" full-time. SuperJam sells around 500,000
jars a year, which currently has around 10 percent of UK jam market.
Doherty's stake is now worth $1 to 2 million. And rising daily. Cuz who
doesn't trust Scottish highland grown Berries?
Then there's the company which made a fortune selling goggles for dogs
Eyewear for a pet dog? Sounds pretty dumb doesn't it? But not if someone
actually starts manufacturing them and turns them into a million dollar
business. The business has received attention and coverage from CNN,
Women's World, People, Reggie and Kelly, National Geographic and Animal
Planet. Starting off with goggles, they have now expanded their business
into a host of other accessories for their animals which include
Backpacks, Flotation Jackets, T Shirts, Caps, and Toys.
Then, there's the man who became a millionaire producing plastic wishbones
Who would ever think that there would be a market for fake plastic
wishbones? Well there is! Ken Ahroni was frustrated that every year
only two people got to make a wish around the Thanksgiving table. So he
decided to create LuckyBreak, a company that would make synthetic
wishbones with the sound and feel of real dried turkey wishbones. Now
the company makes 30,000 wishbones a day, selling custom-designed,
imprinted units for personal, corporate and promotional use. Their sales
are over $2.5 Million per year. If this is true, NOTHING is impossible!
The housewife who invented a microwaveable pillow
Kim Levine, invented Wuvit, little bags that come in various patterns
and provide soothing penetrating moist heat. Kim realized that if she
put some corn in cloth, sewed it together and then put it in the
microwave; a warm relaxing pillow would be created. She rushed to create
the simple product idea with her sewing machine and her multi-million
dollar empire was born! Initially, Kim thought the Wuvit® concept would
just be great gift for her kids and for people in her local area. But
soon she realized her idea had huge potential. When local parents
started calling her in the middle of the night asking for another
soothing pillow because their kids could not sleep without the Wuvit®,
she knew she had a fabulous opportunity. She started going to local
retailers and craft shows, and then eventually got a major break when
Saks Department Store decided to put the Wuvit® products in their
stores! Now she's a millionaire and has even written a book about her
The guy who sold pixels at a webpage for $1 Million
Back in 2005, a 21-year-old student in England named Alex Tew launched
The Million Dollar Homepage, through which he sold the pixels of a
1000×1000 grid for $1 each. Although it was an extremely simple idea,
the unique project attracted enormous amounts of press coverage, and
eventually earned $1,037,100 in a matter of months - the final slot on
the page went for $38,100. It also spawned countless copycat websites
that virtually all failed, since the idea was no longer novel. The Purple Cow
exemplified. NOVELTY sells. Furor works. Hula Hoop? Pet Rock?
The guy who created a company that provides excuse letters to miss work
Do you need an excuse to miss work? A company has launched an excuse
absence network service for U.S. employees and students which offers a
load of excuses you can use to be absent from work. The Excused Absence
Network provides all your excuse letter needs for just $25 per excuse
note. These can be notes which appear to come from professional doctor
or hospital and even fake jury summons and authentic-looking funeral
service program with poems and pallbearers. The founder started the
business for $300 and currently runs it off a laptop in a small Oklahoma
town. The site gets about 15,000 hits a month.
HEAVENLY INK! The monks who sell over 2.5 million $ in printer cartridges
Father Bernard McCoy is CEO of LaserMonks.com, an Internet retailer that
sells discounted printer cartridges and other office supplies. Customers
include individuals and churches, along with giants such as Morgan
Stanley (Research) and the U.S. Forest Service. It's a lucrative
business. Sales have risen from $2,000 in 2002, the company's first full
year of operation, to around $2.5 million in 2005. The idea for
LaserMonks.com came to Father McCoy one day when his printer ran out of
ink. He shopped around for a new ink cartridge but couldn't find one
that was reasonably priced. In the beginning LaserMonks.com consisted of
a few monks sitting around with black powder and empty plastic
cartridges, filling a few orders a day. Today the monks say they have
served more than 50,000 customers, and they process 200 to 300 daily
orders for a broad range of school and office supplies. Monkey SEE MONKEY DO!
The girl who made a 1.5 million fortune by offering MySpace layouts
A teenage girl who had a flair for the creative set up a site called
WhateverLife to offer layouts for MySpace and free tutorials. Her
numbers are now impressive. The 17 year- old high school dropout has
made more than $1 million. She earns as much as $70K a month, and owns a
website that attracts more than 7 million monthly visitors and 60
million page views.
Analyze your inventions. I did mine! There are always a few gems in there. SO DO THE PROSPECTUS ( Deal Memo, Cume or Bio, IDEA for the biz.) Then you approach the big tycoons, always carry a 'I showed it to you on this date' contract. It's where they promise not to move on it without you or there's this huge cash penalty.
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