Archive for the ‘Business Ideas’ Category


New Business Ideas – Profitably Exploiting Consumer Trends

July 1st, 2010 by Rob

New business ideas are sometimes hard to come by and I’ve been recently researching more techniques to discover the latest emerging consumer trends.

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Transforming an “Ordinary” Business to an Extraordinary Moneymaking Machine

June 27th, 2010 by Rob

One of the key lessons from Dan Kennedy’s “How to Make Millions With Your Ideas” is that it is very difficult to make money from as-yet-unseen, revolutionary products or services. After all, how do you even know that a real market exists for your new idea? A more low risk alternative is to make an […]

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30 Day Challenge 2010 – Going Again

June 24th, 2010 by Rob

After doing the 2009 30 Day Challenge I’ve decided to participate again this year. It’s now been renamed “The Challenge” to reflect a significant change in the course structure. Everything gets underway on July 1st 2010 and the methods taught are useful not only for internet businesses but also traditional offline businesses who are currently […]

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Small Business Ideas and Consumer Trends

June 21st, 2010 by Rob

In addition to trendwatching.com I have recently been using a number of other resources to identify emerging consumer and business trends. springwise, coolbusinessideas and killerstartups utilise “spotters” around the globe to provide daily updates on recent business startups. The latter site is focused on internet businesses. I’ve added these sites into my Google Reader (still […]

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Quit The Day Job

June 15th, 2010 by Rob

Out for a drink last night with my friend Jason who has just quit his lucrative job in financial services and is moving to the countryside to start up in the holiday rentals business. This has left me asking “Is there something in the water?” as this is the latest of 5 acquaintances that have […]

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Buying and Selling Websites – Part 2

June 2nd, 2010 by Rob

To recap, in the last post I asked why when S&P 500 companies are valued at 15.7 times their annual net profits, websites listed on http://www.flippa.com/ are selling for 1 times profit. My personal view on this is as follows: S&P 500 companies are large established businesses commonly in traditional sectors (oil and gas, mining, […]

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Buying and Selling Websites – Part 1

June 1st, 2010 by Rob

Buy a website, renovate it and sell it. Sound easy? If you consider that the renovation can be outsourced for $5 per hour online then perhaps it does. Being a fan of Ed Dale I was recently watching his YouTube videos on “Dominiche” which was his teaching course this very topic. A Google search “buying […]

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Stop and “Begin”

June 1st, 2010 by Rob

Stop trying to find the perfect business idea, just pick one and “begin”. This is a very inspirational post:

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Affiliate Marketing – Can You Make A Lot Of Money?

May 26th, 2010 by Rob

I’ve been looking into online affiliate marketing recently. For the uninitiated, this means earning commission for promoting other people’s products. A common form of the system works like this: 1. You perform market research in various “micro-niches” (e.g., miniature radio controlled helicopters, wedding cakes etc) by analysing what people are searching for online (various “keyword […]

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Business Ideas – Have You Experienced This?

May 22nd, 2010 by Rob

I had a business idea a few years ago to build an e-commerce website selling the goods and services of small businesses that make jewellery, home ware, beauty products, etc.

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