Are you a ‘niche collector’, like us? Seriously, we love niches. We first got interested in AdSense niches five years ago, when we accidentally found out that you can make either $0.02 or $2.42 per click. The difference? Topic of your article. So right away, we started wondering – what’s the most profitable Adsene keyword(s) out there? Then we stumbled upon unusual business niches. Then we found out that a lot of people are looking for a good website niche (aka profitable website niches) to start their business. So we decided to start a niche website that covers nothing but profitable (crazy, unusual) niches. If you are a nicheholic, you’ll love NicheGeek.com

Is Nature a Marketing Guru?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-02-22 12:28.
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Technology rules. Yeah, for about five minutes--then natural instincts take over. Are you stupid enough to fight Mamma Nature? Well go ahead and rewrite the rules if you can, cause the Big Mamma knows one thing. She’s tried and tested it all. And if you want to play by her kooky rules, she is willing to teach you a thing or two.

The question is, are you willing to learn?

Do You Pay in Advance?
Have you noticed how big a brand Red Bull is today? Or how insignificant their advertising is? Red Bull shuns print advertising and has never done a triple back flip on a web campaign. Yet, it has found roots in over 50 countries. And has cemented its loyalty in the fickle land of teenagers.

How To Be A Better Animal Or Is Capitalism JUST A SCAM?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-02-21 08:06.
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Man, it’s like deja vu all over again.

There are a ton of marketers making a ton of money, both online and offline right now… selling pure, uncut crap.

Nothing new about this. Back when the first caveman discovered the art of salesmanship while convincing another caveman to buy his old cave for a slab of mastadon meat… the next transaction to happen was probably a scam.

Like maybe trying to sell a fake cave. Or a cave with a bear sleeping in it. “Oh, didn’t I mention that bear? Sorry. And no, you can’t have your slab of meat back.”

'Bill Clinton Ordered Custom Lovesong From Me'

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-02-20 12:27.
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[Via Uncommon Business Ideas Blog]

Brian Alex Story

http://www.customlovesongs.com

Alex, 38, grew up in Peabody, the son of a musician who loved jazz and classical piano. His mother plays piano, too. ''She sounds like Edith Bunker when she sings," he says.

At Peabody High, Alex sang and played guitar with a group called Obsession. When he graduated, he joined various bands, even playing and singing gospel for a while, then joined Entrain, a jam band based on Martha's Vineyard. But island living got old, and a few years ago he left the group, moved to Watertown, and started his business, Custom Love Songs. He advertises in publications such as Wedding Style, Avenue, and the upscale Robb Report, a magazine that focuses on luxury lifestyles.

10+ Unusual Ways To Make Easy Money On The Internet If You Love Writing.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-02-19 10:22.
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Are you wondering how to make easy money online? Here are some easy ways to make money, if you like writing. (I probably should have said simple ways to make money, rather than easy ways to make money, because there is a difference between simple and easy. But who cares, this is about how to make easy money quickly).

0. Freelance sites, like this one or that one.

Picquariums - Inovative Idea That Generates $1.5 Million A Year

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-02-18 11:28.
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http://www.aquavistainc.com/

In 2003 Scott Yen came up with an idea – why not mount an aquarium to the wall and make it look like a picture? After all this is what flat TV makes just did recently. He figured out that the 4 inch tank would hold about 6 galons of water – just enough for most aquarium fish species.

The only problem was that Scott was an investment banker, not an engineer. So he and his dad set out to find a way to turn his idea into a product. $150,000 and a year later they figured out a way to produce wall aquariums, filed for a patent and incorporated. Next year (2005) they found a manufacturer in China and business took off.

Garden Office

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-02-18 09:03.
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http://www.i-scape.co.uk/

For everyone who'd like to escape office politics and the daily commute, iscape manufactures and sells purpose-built garden offices. The British company has created two modular buildings, or 'iscapes': Miana and Winola. Both are multi-use outdoor living spaces, but the Miana was specifically designed to be used as an office.

Every garden office (from GBP 4,995 including installation and delivery) comes complete with integral electrics and includes sockets and lighting. Constructed from panels, the Miana can be ordered in a range of sizes, with door and window positions meeting a customer's specific requirements. Customers can choose from 60 colours for timber and plastic coated steel finishes, and iscapes are insulated to high standards for all-year round comfort. The modular designs are pre-fabricated and can usually be installed on site in just one day. The buildings are designed to fall within UK permitted development rights, so in most cases buyers don't need planning permission.

10 Totally Stupid Online Business Ideas That Made Someone Rich

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-02-17 12:57.
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How to get rich the smart way? Looking for internet business ideas? Read what some creative people did:

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

A New Twist On Affiliate Marketing

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-02-17 10:28.
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http://www.deprice.com

Affiliate marketing is nothing knew. There are hundreds of thousands of affiliate online, all looking pretty much the same. But being the same is something that John Gromovski didn’t like. So he decided to become the first affiliate discounter. How’s that possible? Well, John works only with vendors, who let him offer discounts … out of his own commission.

“I started DePrice.Com in December of 2004 with 9 dollars,” says John. “As an affiliate, I didn’t need any inventory. I simply signed up with several vendors, got permission to offer discounts out of my own commission, created a simple website and started selling software, using forums, Froogle, search engines, etc. The very first month I’ve sold about $2000 worth of software, clearing $500. Next month, I tripled my profits. Last year, Deprice averaged $17,000-$20,000 in sales a month. This January our sales are up 20-25%.”

Three Business Rules You Should NEVER Violate

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-02-16 10:55.
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One of the reasons I got into teaching was a special notebook I kept throughout the early years of my freelance career.

In that notebook, I wrote down every non-writing rule I came across in business. These were not the tactics and tricks and secrets I was using to actually write copy. All those notes and insights went into different files.

No, this one special notebook was simply called “Nuggets”. I was hanging around stars, geniuses and wizards who constantly spouted little tidbits of wisdom — the guiding rules of their life — and I was astonished that few people were as knocked out by the power of these nuggets as I was.