Like, I'm sure most of us, I think of new business ideas very often - it seems like daily!
Some are fantastic and will fix important problems, whilst others are just, rubbish. :(
It's great I can come up with ideas but obviously, I can't create a business out of all of them (I have my hands full trying to manage Jumping Giraffe and its projects as it is).
Even though I don't have time to create them, I would be the first customer if someone else did.
So, I thought I would create a list of business ideas and inventions in case one of my readers - that's you! - needs an idea, so, help yourself!
At the time of writing, I have 5 projects on the go, which, is a lot. Most of my time is working on just two of them and the rest are smaller side projects.
So to help me decide if a new project should get my attention I created a list of requirements it must first meet. If the idea doesn't tick all these requirements then it doesn't get built by me and gets added to this list.
If you are interested in my Business Idea Requirements they are just below, feel free to use to base for your own requirements checklist.
Here is my list of requirements that any new business idea/website idea/invention needs to meet, if it doesn't tick all these boxes then it's a no no for me.
Let me expand on each of these requirements.
OK, let's get down to the business end - sigh - of this post, business ideas you can use and make your millions from, good luck!
As mentioned above this is a list of business ideas or inventions which anyone can take and create free of charge - although I do like freebees hint hint :).
Here are some ideas I have thought of which, sadly do not fit my now strict criteria below:
Working title: VOZ
Idea: I watch a lot of presentations whereby someone is presenting slides behind - often - on a large screen. These slides are loaded up to sites like Slideshare for us to re-read or gather info from.
This App would record the presenter's voice and automatically split up their voice to coincide with each slide on playback.
What it fixes: When playing back the slideshow you understand more about that slide. For example, if the slide had a picture of a graph without axis titles you wouldn't know what the graph was about unless you had the voice telling you.
How far I got: I created a proof of concept. It created the end product but had to run several programs one after each other to do so. But, it worked!
Reason not to create: Number 2 on my list. I do not present so I wouldn't use the product. Although I would use as the end-user to watch the presentation, but this just wasn't enough.
Extra bits: I have all the code if anyone is interested?
Working title: ZOGG
Idea: After failing to find the product you want using a search engine, add your search to this App and it will continue searching until it finds it for you. Once found you are Alerted.
You submit the sitemap of your website and the App matches your product to the searcher.
How far I got: Planning file and database structure. Business plan.
Reason not to create: This should be provided by a search engine already. I know Google have their alert system but it's not that good. But, they could if they wanted to.
The only way I could think of making money was in advertising in a similar way search engines do, I just don't like that way of income.
Extra bits: You could charge a subscription fee for the website owner if they have lots of products or get lots of clicks from the App as another way to make money.
I still like this one, it's tempting….
Working title: Syncy
Idea: Sync stock level, product pricing and other data for the same products on different sites on different platforms.
Many eCommerce site owners have more than one site selling some of the same products, this App will sync the stock levels, price, etc.
How far I got: File and database structure. Market research. Competitor research.
Reason not to create: There are a few - not many though - people doing this already. Although I would add the extra level of syncing over different platforms it wasn't enough for me to commit.
Extra bits: The competitors do not look like they are adding more features, so, low competition = money opportunities.
Working title: n/a
Idea: Using the content already on your website automatically create new content from them.
For example, if you have an eCommerce website the App will highlight a number of products in the new content as well as sections of content from other blog posts you have already written - not including these automatic posts though.
How far I got: Market research, competitor research. Customer flow.
Reason not to create: With the birth of AI this might become old hat. You could use this to start with whilst your create an AI version and increase your customer base.
Extra bits: SEO considerations, duplicate content etc. Careful planning needed.
That's it for now!
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