Some people seem to come up with new business and site ideas really easily whilst others struggle to see an opportunity when it’s staring them in the face. I find if you put your self in the right mindset ideas and opportunities spring up all over the place.
To me the right mindset involves having an open mind and actively looking for inspiration. The following are a few examples of ideas I’ve thought of but haven’t taken any further (yet).
After attending my first gadget show I got the trade show bug and wanted to find more shows to attend. Finding new shows wasn’t an easy task what I needed was one placed to find out about all the different shows. If there was a site like this it would be really easy to monetize via affiliates (shows are about a specific niche, need transport and often accommodation) or a subscription model.
I play a few games of squash every week, I’ve only been playing for 6 months so generally lose. I need to get more practice but the guys I play with all work in the day time. So I need to find other people to play against, which could be a really useful site, a bit like a dating site but for people seeking sport partners.
After yet another humbling squash experience we went down the pub for a few pints. Talk got onto motor bikes (motorbikes, engineering and porn seems to be general pub talk) and how the prices varied between summer and winter and if you bought a bike in the winter and held onto it you could sell it for upto 50%. A 50% profit for a 6 month investment looks like a nice ROI to me. So I’ll be giving this one a test drive come winter.
I guess this post is another example of why going to the pub is good for your business