Have a crazy idea? So did these entrepreneurs, and the results have been millions. Here’s to the crazy ones:
1. Big Earings!
This Crazy Idea Makes Millions: A trio of young California women are making serious money designing large oversized custom earrings called, “Headbanger Accessories.” Their chic ‘movement’ events bring devout followers together where they talk about/trade/buy earrings.
This Crazy Idea Makes Millions: Who would ever buy a Chia plant, one wonders. And yet, people do. They also bought Pet Rocks! My personal sheer-madness dumb success, though, is the cardboard that, when placed inside your windshield, supposedly keeps your car cool. Why spend $20 when you can just unfold an old packing box yourself? To understand Americans’ whimsical preferences is to find the key to untold riches.
This Crazy Idea Makes Millions: A 21 year-old college student in England set up a website where you could buy pixels on his homepage for $1 each. Within 4 months he had sold a million pixels! What I found interesting is that he took the first $1000 dollars he made from the site and bought a press release which he distributed to media sources. From that little bit of publicity he was able to make big money in a very short amount of time. Here’s the real kicker though, he sold the last 1,000 pixels on eBay for over $150,000!!! How’s that for an example of the relationship between supply and demand?
This Crazy Idea Makes Millions: Is this even legal? If you want to get away from it all….. someone is offering the moon or a piece of it for a small token. Ya, pick your planet from the list of “outer space” RE. Now that’s creative thinking to create millions.
This Crazy Idea Makes Millions: Brett Herbst’s corn maze idea – labyrinthes made or cut from corn fields – when he first got the idea, all his friends and family thought he had rocks in his head – his story actually reminds me of the movie Field of Dreams – “If you build it, they will come.”