Posts in Category: howto

Simple Startup Ideas

Sometimes a startup idea is big and bold. It requires millions of dollars and thousands of people. Think SpaceX. But lots of business ideas are much simpler and can be managed by one or a few people as they are getting started and ramping up. That is the kind of money-making and small-business ideas you will find here: Money Making Ideas on Videdia There are dozens of ideas here for you to explore and learn about. See if you find any of them interesting, then become a mini-expert in the area, and then get started.

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The Rise of the Fake Gurus

If you spend any amount of time on YouTube, you have probably seen ads from a number of gurus promising to help you make millions of dollars with their “amazing systems”. This video has a commentary on the genre, calling them “fake gurus”: The Rise of Fake Gurus: The Dark Truth Behind Making MILLIONS from Online Courses. The video later got covered on /r/documentaries and there were hundreds of comments: (2020) The Rise of Fake Gurus: The Dark Truth Behind Making MILLIONS from Online Courses Here is one of the more popular comments: One of the first jobs I had out in Los Angeles was working for a production company that filmed for a lot of these guys. We filmed seminars for Eben Pagan, Frank Kern, Joe Polish, and some others I don’t remember. This video is spot on about the content being useless. I filmed dozens of these, and every time I was amazed at just how little was actually said. You’d have a three day seminar that people pay $25,000 to attend, and I can’t really recall any single piece of actionable advice on how to grow your business or make money. The closest was Joe Polish saying “Raise your prices by 15%”. That’s

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Mental Health in Startups

A lot of people felt very strongly about this post on Reddit: Mental health matters. Toxic positivity is a thing. Dont listen to Gary Vee and others who say you need to sleep 2 hours a night and never have fun. They are toxic, and they infest this space. There are over 400 comments.

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The Joy of the Red Paperclip Experiment

I have been cleaning up some open links, and here is one I saved from a couple of months ago. The question on Reddit is “What small habit, if done everyday over the course of a year, can lead to the biggest personal improvement/ gain?”. One answer from /u/AskMeAboutMyTshirt is…

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How to Start a Drop Shipping Business

One of the easier types of business a person can start is a drop shipping business. The term “drop shipping” usually means that you:

Take an order from a customer (typically on a web site)
Then send the customer’s order and shipping information to a manufacturer

Then the manufacturer handles the shipping and the customer receives the product. The big advantage is that you never have to hold the merchandise in inventory, saving you a ton of startup capital and inventory risk. If you can create an attractive and easy-to-use site in a niche that resonates, it can work out well. Here are several articles that can help you understand the lay of the land:

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