Million Dollar Ideas that shouldn’t have

 Million Dollar Ideas that shouldn’t have

1. Million Dollar Homepage

1000000
pixels, charge a dollar per pixel – that’s perhaps the dumbest idea for
online business anyone could have possible come up with. Still, Alex
Tew, a 21-year-old who came up with the idea, is now a millionaire.

2. PickyDomains

Hire
another person to think of a cool domain name for you? No way people
would pay for this. Actually, naming domain names for others turned out
a thriving business, especially, when you make the entire process risk
free. PickyDomains currently has a waiting list of people who want to
PAY the service to come up with a snappy memorable domain name.
PickyDomains is expected to hit six figures this year. Full Story

3. Doggles

Create
goggles for dogs and sell them online? Boy, this IS the dumbest idea
for a business. How in the world did they manage to become millionaires
and have shops all over the world with that one? Beyond me.

4. LaserMonks

LaserMonks.com
is a for-profit subsidiary of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of
Spring Bank, an eight-monk monastery in the hills of Monroe County, 90
miles northwest of Madison. Yeah, real monks refilling your cartridges.
Hallelujah! Their 2005 sales were $2.5 million! Praise the Lord. Full Story

5. AntennaBalls

You
can’t sell antenna ball online. There is no way. And surely it wouldn’t
make you rich. But this is exactly what Jason Wall did, and now he is
now a millionaire. Full Story

6. FitDeck

Create
a deck of cards featuring exercise routines, and sell it online for
$18.95. Sounds like a disaster idea to me. But former Navy SEAL and
fitness instructor Phil Black reported last year sales of $4.7 million.
Surely beats what military pays.

7. PositivesDating.Com

How
would you like to go on a date with an HIV positive person? Paul Graves
and Brandon Koechlin thought that someone would, so they created a
dating site for HIV positive folks last year. Projected 2006 sales are
$110,000, and the two hope to have 50,000 members by their two-year
mark.

8. Designer Diaper Bags

Christie
Rein was tired of carrying diapers around in a freezer bag. The
34-year-old mother of three found herself constantly stuffing diapers
for her infant son into freezer bags to keep them from getting
scrunched up in her purse. Rein wanted something that was compact,
sleek and stylish, so in November 2004, she sat down with her husband,
Marcus, who helped her design a custom diaper bag that’s big enough to
hold a travel pack of wipes and two to four diapers. With more than
$180,000 in sales for 2005, Christie’s company, Diapees & Wipees,
has bags in 22 different styles, available online and in 120 boutiques
across the globe for $14.99.

9. SantaMail

Ok,
how’s that for a brilliant idea. Get a postal address at North Pole,
Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for
every letter you send to their kids? Well, Byron Reese sent over 200000
letters since the start of the business in 2001, which makes him a
couple million dollars richer. Full Story

10. Lucky Wishbone Co.

Fake
wishbones. Now, this stupid idea is just destined to flop. Who in the
world needs FAKE PLASTIC wishbones? A lot of people, it turns out. Now
producing 30,000 wishbones daily (they retail for 3 bucks a pop) Ken
Ahroni, the company founder, expects 2006 sales to reach $1 million.

 

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