Posts in Category: ideation

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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An Interesting Perspective on Ideas and Startups

This post on argues that if you are one person with an idea, you are essentially nothing. If you are starting a startup, you have to actually do something: “Your ‘idea’ is useless. It’s never been easier to learn about hardware, mechanics, biology, coding, healthcare, logistics, shipping etc. So the absolute least you can do if your that passionate about the ‘idea’ is dedicate a few hours to learning how to create it. Demonstrate how you put in slightly more effort than the hundreds of other emails the investor got.”Stop asking how to get money to build your ‘idea’. If you are a solo founder and can’t build something on your own NO ONE will fund you. Some of the comments are fascinating….

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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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