3 December 2007

When you screw up a business idea

Next Multi-Million Dollar Internet Idea:

Facebook started out as a small university social network, and grew into a global phenomenon with millions of users, and millions of dollars in advertising revenue. YouTube started out in a garage and was recently purchased for over a billion dollars. Google went from an idea started by two students with maxed out credit cards, to a multi-billion dollar business. There are numerous other examples of ideas that started out with almost nothing and turned their owners into millionaires, and many other people scramble to do the same.

So could this be the next idea to turn it's owner into a multi-millionaire?

Web site seeks to reunite gloves with owners
PITTSBURGH - It's like an online dating service for long lost gloves. A Texas native who experienced her first snowflakes in Pittsburgh last year was miffed by the lost gloves she spotted all over the city last winter. Whom did they belong to? Wouldn't they want them back? Why were people just walking past them?
So Jennifer Gooch, who is pursuing her master of fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University, started www.onecoldhand.com in an effort to reunite dropped gloves with their mates — and in the process spread some goodwill
Next million-dollar idea? Ermm. Somehow, I just don't think so.

Next Big-Hit Reality TV Show:

Remember Survivor? A number of contestants living on an island with no modern amenities, having to rely on their own skill and strength to survive? That was exciting. Remember The Biggest Loser? Putting a number of over-weight contestants together in a house and putting them to the test to see who could lose weight the fastest? That show was fun, and inspiring. Remember The Amazing Race? A competition between a number of teams racing around the world to pick up clues and win the race? That was stimulating, and interesting.

This show, on the other hand...

Show seeks to love match migrants and U.S. citizens
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A Los Angeles company is touting a new reality game show called "Who Wants to Marry a U.S. Citizen" that aims to create televised matrimony between legal citizens and immigrants who have temporary visas.

The show's backers at Morusa Media hope to make a sort of love match between reality TV and a national obsession with immigration. But the producers make no promise that a marriage will occur or lead to U.S. citizenship.
Oh wow. The adrenaline rush. I can't believe it. A show actually about a US citizen and a non-US citizen getting married? Oh wow. My blood is pumping. I'm so excited.

The Next Best-Selling Sweet:

I really have no comment on this one:

Police: Hershey candy looks like drugs
HARRISBURG, Pa. - New mint packets being sold by The Hershey Co. look nearly identical to the tiny heat-sealed bags used to sell illegal powdered drugs like crack, heroin and cocaine and glorify the drug trade, a Philadelphia police official said.


Now sure, the ideas are stupid, but don't be suprised if you seem them go on to make a lot of money! Stupidity sells nowadays, unfortunately.


'Grey' said...

i think i will collect used yoghurt cups !

outkasty said...

and I will collect used yogurt-cups and give them to grey

Anonymous said...

I will collect used yogurt cup and give them to outkasty.

Desert-Roses said...

loooooooooooooool @ three of you....

and etha male8etaw extra 8wa6i..seek behind... girls hijabs :P..u know what I mean..lol I didnt plan to say that when I wanted to comment first..

ok hon..you have to include the design firm...hmm I am thinking of smarter idea..I wont mention it ..so someone steals it :P I will have in future.. :P at least I have salfa...nas fa'9ya el awadem tmmoot o 6a3 hathola shloan think ...ana a8ooool PEACE ON EARTH!!!

KJ said...

A multi-million dollar project will be setting up a website which recruits volunteers to assassinate the thinkers behind other potential multi-million dollar projects :P

Seroo said...

I just sent the glove website to my flatmate and she thought it was a great idea.

Shale bin Agnon said...

She is kinda cute.

Anonymous said...

I'll collect the yoghurt cups too :)

Zhu said...

Too bad I'm now legal and very married, otherwise I'd have loved being matched with a Canadian citizen!

Just kidding... I something wonder how far we can go into stupidity.

ammaro.com said...

grey/outkasty/anon; seriously guys, get a job or something.

desert; it's ok, you can say your idea here. no one will steal it. promise (crosses fingers)

KJ; you might be onto something

Seroo; don't get me wrong, it could have a lot of potential. the gimmick factor will ensure a lot of people tune in. with a big number of hits, she could then start a lost shoes, lost socks, lost whatever, and sell advertising on the site. or perhaps partner with a glove company, and sell gloves directly through her site. the possibilities are numerous. however, the idea is stupid to begin with, and believe it or not, stupid ideas make millions nowadays. even the reality show? people have a tendancy to watch a lot of crap, and the gimmick factor just might last enough to promote the show for a good season or two.

shale; thank you for your insightful comments. you have added so much value to this post.

cat; erm...

Zhu; yes, true, but dont be suprised if it actually ends up making a lot of money!

Seroo said...

"stupid ideas make millions nowadays" - not so stupid if they're making millions now, are they? =) x

outkasty said...

ammaro I already have one =/

Shoaib said...

hmm.. Yougurt cups.. here i comeeeeeee

ammaro.com said...

seroo; if its a stupid idea that makes money, that doesnt mean its a clever idea. its still a stupid idea! just one that made money!

outkast; well, if you keep wasting your time on yoghurt cups, you might not stay there!

shoaib; young, bahraini and proud.

Jay Cam said...

lol the "lost glove" idea is kinda lame... but if it works that would be awesome!

maybe i should start a site for missing shoes? lol

Woozie said...

The drug thing is old news, Tootsie Rolls have looked like opium for a hundred years.