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.”
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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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
NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY!