Category Archives: Business Ideas

Washing Up For Food

I think everyone has heard of the old adage about ending up washing the dishes when you can’t pay for food, but a restaurant in France has turned it into reality. Primarily as a publicity stunt, a French washing liquid brand has created the Mir Restaurant, which is charging customers in the form of dishwashing tasks, instead of money.

Customers can order items from a set menu, including starters, mains and desserts. Rather than listing the prices, however, each dish had an icon next to it indicating what each customer would have to wash up in order to pay for the meal.

Now although this is a marketing stunt, designed to promote washing up liquid, it does prompt a few question:

Could you really get some customers to pay for their food in return for work like this?

Moving away from restaurants, are there other businesses where it would be mutually advantageous to get customers to pay in some way other than by cash?

The ‘paying by washing the dishes’ idea comes from an old adage. Are there other old adages that could be brought to life for publicity purposes in this way?

Quote Of The Day

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

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Gerard Way

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“I come home from work early one day, and I see a guy jogging down the street in his underwear. I ask him, “Why are you jogging in your underwear?” He says, “You came home from work early.”  

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Rodney Dangerfield


Delousing For Profit

The craze for selfies, which every self-respecting child and teenager is currently participating in, has created an unusual and unexpected side-effect – head lice are spreading at an alarming rate. The lice spread by contact-contact which is more prevalent than ever as kids squeeze together to get in the latest at-arms-length shot.

Now here’s the thing-treatments and remedies are unregulated and desperate parents will happily hand over large quantities of their hard earned money in exchange for a solution. The Lice Centre, based in Connecticut in the US charge $200-$500 for a house call. They now have 10 employees in 14 states. Turnover is in the millions.

Is this something you could do here in the UK? It’s not the most glamorous business in the world, but those yielding the biggest profits rarely are.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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Dear Streetwise Customer,

For most of us, the Coronavirus outbreak has been unmitigated bad news. Nothing good has come of it…

But Michael Saiger isn’t one of those people.

Acting as  a  go-between, the  Florida  based  jewellery designer  (yes  you  did  read  that  right!) supplied protective garments for NHS staff in the coronavirus pandemic…

And was paid $28m (£21m) in UK taxpayer cash!

Earlier this year, as the coronavirus pandemic was spreading rapidly around the world, Saiger set up a business to supply PPE to governments…from scratch.

He didn’t make  PPE, he  didn’t  know  anything  about PPE, he didn’t even have  any  contacts  in  government. And yet just a few months later, he was made for life.

Putting  together  highly  lucrative  deals –  whilst supplying or purchasing absolutely nothing – is what our underground  instruction  manual 5% Of A Million  is  all about.

You can find full details HERE

Not many people are going to make £21 Million   in  97 days  but  there  are  THOUSANDS  out  there,  quietly making £50,000…£80,000…£100,000 a  time  by  simply putting buyers and sellers together.

  As a stay-at-home, desk-based business, this takes  a lot of beating.

  Take a look NOW. The next jackpot could be yours.

 Very Best Wishes,

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John Harrison 

www.streetwisenews.com/5percent


They Come Nature

There’s nothing new about mobile hairdressing, but a New York firm has brought it into the 21st Century. Shortcut is an on-demand service that goes to where the customers is.

Service users provide their name, number and e-mail address and select the service they need – whether it’s a trim, a full haircut or a shave. After booking a time slot, the service then sends a professionally trained barber or stylist to their home, office or hotel room. Users can book an appointment for up to four people at a time, and the more in their group, the cheaper each haircut becomes. Shortcut is currently available in New York, as an iOS app.

The difference between this service and the traditional mobile services is the use of modern technology and the immediacy – I need a haircut and I need it now!

With people becoming increasingly time stressed, this approach is likely to find a market.

So could you bring it to the UK? Or thinking more widely, what other time consuming services would people appreciate being given a ‘we-come-to-you-now’ twist?

Quote Of The Day

“Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing .”

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Abraham Lincoln

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“You know what a work cubicle basically says? It basically says, like, ‘You know what? We don’t think you’re smart enough for an office, but we don’t want you to look at anybody’.”    

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Bill Burr


Information Publishing

Information publishing is one of the most heavily promoted ways to make some extra money, and yet many people aren’t really clear on what it is. Put simply, an information product is any piece of knowledge that has been recorded in some way – whether that be in a printed format, an audio format, or a video format – so that it can now be passed on to others.

There are dozens of ways to package and sell information. Some of the most common products are, printed books and e-books, booklets and special reports, manuals and workbooks, CDs, downloadable audio files, DVDs, newsletters, subscription-based web sites, workshops and seminars.

All of us have information or knowledge that would be useful to others, and packaging and marketing it in the right way can be highly lucrative. If you have an idea for an information product, and want a second opinion on it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL BUY NOTHING DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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Dear Streewise Customer,

Take a look at this betting slip from 27th October 2020

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As you’ll see, it’s a £10 bet which brought in £309.45. With what I’m writing
to you about today, days like this are commonplace.

Want to find out how to cash in on this for yourself? Take a look HERE.

Heck, there’s absolutely nothing for you to do. All the bets are sent straight
to you..

Kind Regards

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John Harrison 
Streetwise Publications Ltd

www.streetwisenews.com/FMWS

The Cleaning Fairy

Police in the US said that a woman they dubbed a real-life “cleaning fairy”, broke into a house and a left a bill for the housework she did. According to police, the woman entered the residence while homeowner Mallory Bush slept, did some light cleaning and then left a bill for $75 on a napkin before leaving. Unfortunately for the “cleaning fairy,” crime didn’t pay and she was arrested. 

Now obviously you can’t go breaking into houses. Nor can you force work or products on people and then charge them. But if you can find a way to ethically give your potential customers a ‘free sample’ of what you sell or what you do, it could be a great source of new business. I’ve experimented with this by giving away free books, and people really seem to appreciate it and respond well.

Quote Of The Day

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”

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Morris West

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“A conferance is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.”

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Fred Allen


Groove Book

Brian and Julie Whiteman founded photo sharing and printing app GrooveBook in 2012. A year later they appeared on Shark Tank, the American version of Dragons Den and in November 2014, announced a deal to sell to Shutterfly for $14.5 Million after attracting over a million subscribers. I mention it for three reasons. 

Anyone who tells you there’s no such thing as ‘Get-Rich-Quick’ hasn’t heard the story of GrooveBook.

It’s a demonstration of the power of something we’re always going on about here – monthly subscription marketing.

It’s a great concept and a great product, delivery of which isn’t available here in the UK yet.

So something to learn from, take inspiration from and maybe even copy perhaps?

www.groovebook.com

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL HELP DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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Dear Streewise Customer,

Take a look at this betting slip from 27th October 2020

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As you’ll see, it’s a £10 bet which brought in £309.45. With what I’m writing
to you about today, days like this are commonplace.

Want to find out how to cash in on this for yourself? Take a look HERE.

Heck, there’s absolutely nothing for you to do. All the bets are sent straight
to you..

Kind Regards

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John Harrison 
Streetwise Publications Ltd

www.streetwisenews.com/FMWS

Goldfish Tea Bags

Sometimes a product becomes so commonplace in its generic form that we stop thinking about it at all, and the humble tea bag falls into that category. In recent years, tea companies have really gone out on a limb (well not really) by creating round, triangular and pyramid shaped bags, but now a Taiwan company really has done something different.

Charm Villa has created tea bags designed to look like a goldfish. When placed in hot water, the colours of the leaves in the tea bag show through and resemble the patterns of goldfish scales. It’s a novelty of course, but it does serve to differentiate the companies tea bags from everything else on the market.

If you’re in a market where nobody really thinks about the physical characteristics of the product, you could gain a big competitive advantage by creating something which is cosmetically fresh while serving essentially the same function.

Quote Of The Day

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”

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Mary Lou Retton

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

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Lucille Ball


Become A Micro-Tasker

Making some extra money from home, or indeed becoming full time self-employed, need not always mean starting your own business. If you have a skill or series of skills, sites like www.fiverr.com offer you the opportunity to market yourself to individuals and companies looking to outsource some of their requirements.

So what sort of work can you get on Fivver? Well copywriting, editing, design work, computer programming, cover creation, survey filling and data entry are just a few of the categories on offer. There are literally hundreds of different opportunities and there’s no reason why you should stick to just one. Some micro taskers do this full time and can easily clear several hundred pounds a week. Bear in mind that there are no set up costs or long term commitments. You can do everything from home.

Whether you’re looking for a full time opportunity of a bit of spare cash, this has to be worth a look.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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www.streetwisenews.com/89P

Divorce Party Planning

Las Vegas has long been known as a place where people go to get married, but there’s a new growth sector in town – divorce party planning.

The newly divorced are no longer content to let the event slip by, marked only by bickering, recrimination and lawyers fees, and are celebrating in style instead. I just read of one divorce party planner who takes the newly divorced ‘bride’ into the desert with her friends where she gets to let loose on her wedding dress with a machine gun!

With almost half of weddings ending in divorce, the market is huge and totally untapped in the UK. Not everyone wants to celebrate a divorce, but I can see it becoming more popular and socially acceptable in the years to come.

So here’s a question for you – what kind of events and activities could you arrange for the newly divorced? It doesn’t have to be as ‘negative’ as the destruction of a wedding dress but there are certainly plenty of woman who would welcome the opportunity for a bit of creative destruction.

Quote Of The Day

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

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Paul Valery

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

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Bob Hope


The T Shirt Millionaires

We’ve written here in the past about Teespring, an online company that takes all the hassle out of designing, producing and marketing your own T Shirts. The company is going from strength to strength and sold 6 million shirts last year, all created by site users. According to the company, hundreds of people have made in excess of $100,000 from the T shirt trade via Teespring, and at least ten have become millionaires.

The way that it works is that Teespring handles everything including online display, payment, manufacturing and shipping. You simply supply the ideas and assist with sending potential customers to the site in return for a pre-agreed slice of the revenue.

Businesses don’t get much more simple or risk-free to set up than this. There’s very little to lose by giving it a try.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL MONOPOLY DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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www.streetwisenews.com/89P