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Hot Biz Trends for 2012...got any? Here's a few of mine...
In only 14 days...
Are you ready?
Most will keep on keeping on...especially if what you got going on is working, profitable and still enjoyable.
for us, butterflies, who flutter from one thing to the next...well, what is the NEXT thing for you.. going to be????
I'm putting the finishing touches on a new work, 40 years of biz-op, the winners, the losers the flukes...which give my favs and the tested and proven things...
MY future is in FOOD, for the most part, or so my plans say...but, over the last few years, everytime I make plans, the gods laugh at me and send a challenge...may change my name to Job pretty soon...ha.
I like hot dogs and ice cream. Are people going to stop eating?
Is there a market...can I offer up something different...is location important?????
All questions I'm researching the answers to...
And in my sparetime, maybe teaching sq1 too.
But, I like FOOD...
There are other so-called evergreen businesses...
like ADVERTISING...one apparently hot idea is using the USPS Every
Door Delivery program to mail either postcards...some like great big ones...to a more targeted direct mail piece...
since USPS is undergoing great changes, you may want to take advantage of this program...see usps Every Door program...
Yea, small mom and pops still need customers...find a way to give them more business...you have a business...only downside, you have to do face to face selling to get ads on your programs...
with food, they come to me...if the location is right...
everyone has to eat...and most, indulge themselves.
Also, service businesses, like Headlight Cleaning is going to continue to boom as people continue to hold onto their cars and homes...and the DIY home improvement as well as making your home more ... comfy...will continue to be big trends...
People will get married, have babies, get divorced, to into retirement and die...a parade of life business is a good thing to have.
And they will continue to eat too. YEA for me, maybe.
I'm experimenting with whipped ice creams, supposedly a hot trend coming our way...a lighter, yet still creamy and yummy frozen treat...
And hot dogs, my special blend...
Well, these are a few of my trends...and of course, there are literally 1001 ways and things you can do to be happy while making money, even in your spare time...
OR in case you are ready to do something totally different.
New Year...new ideas...new opportunities... what are you looking forward too...for me, the
f i n a l l y and
some HOT DOGS and
AND IMPROVED HEALTH...which is the bigger goal...so as to enjoy the other stuff...
40 years of biz-op
it amazes me what Ive seen in the last 40 years...and I look forward to being amazed in 2012
so, whatcha keepin Ur eye on???? care to share?????
Ps. I see a lot less Internet in my future. How about you?
Re: Hot Biz Trends for 2012...got any? Here's a few of mine...
One thing is, next year (2012) is an election year, so...
There will be a number of "election-related" opportunities!
Here's an unusual one from the last presidential election season (2008)...
In order to raise money for its business, Air BnB made some cereal...
Based on Obama and McCain!
They created just 500 boxes of "Obama O's" and 500 boxes of "Cap'n McCains"!
They sold for $39 a box, with 5% of the money going to the campaign of the person whose cereal you bought...
(If you're calculating, that means they took in $39,000 with this idea, minus the campaign contributions and costs. They also got a mountain of publicity... And, to my understanding, their "creativity" helped them to attract a lot of venture capital money too.)
Pretty "out of the box" thinking!
(I always find "election time" pretty exciting... Even though I'm pretty skeptical about most candidates...)
I'll see if I can suggest any other "trends" we may have for 2012...
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Why FOOD is Better Than Silver or GOLD
Thanks for bringing up FOOD.
Love the Food idea. (But Lay off the hot dogs - they'll Kill ya)
Food is going straight UP in price where I shop.
Plus Gardening - cookbooks/Recipes - 30 minute menus
Are all 3 Already Huge niches.
I've been thinking FOOD as an INFO PRODUCT as a niche I want to Explore
with ZERO downside.
I Can Create This E-book:
"How to Turn One Muffin Into a Double-Fist Size Meal"
"Steeeeetch One Box of BlueBerry Muffin Mix into SIX Meals"
Mom is going to be looking for cheap
ways to feed little Johnny and Jane.
And since my mother taught home economics when I was growing up
I've got some REALLY Tasty Recipes to start with.
My own kid-like Food Experiments. (I've got some funny stories too. I've
actually burnt up food processors - think smoke and food everywhere
So Thanks for the FOOD Prediction.
I agree it's gonna be BIG!
But I'd rather sell Entertaining Information about Cheaper/Wholesome FOOD
than sell the food itself.
P.S. - Like my "Muffin Recipe Referral System that made 1.2 Million dollars"
Back when I was telemarketing for Jay Abraham.
ALL Gatekeepers EAT - so you can get Past ANYBODY with a HomeMade Great
tasting Banana Muffin Recipe.
Here's how the Muffin Recipe Sales System works...
And maybe I should too...
I've been doing more cooking out here in NM than I have in years...
And speaking of stretching food...my forte, my expertise, my wheelhouse in the kitchen is
creating meals from whatever is available.
Maybe I should joint venture and write a cookbook too Glenn...hey, how about a membership site.
ONE mistake I made this past summer, whilst on the ol death bed (again).
I gave away my submarine recipes. Thousands of recipes to feed 100 people...I thought someday, it would be a great recipe book for churches, soup kitchens, nutrition centers...because recipes for that many people are hard to come by...
The ol Sarge, an Army cook and head of the Goodyear Exectutive commissary and I exchanged recipes.
Speaking of muffins Glenn, do you remember a couple of years ago when I posted up my 2 minute MICROWAVE muffins?
Just last month I made my blueberry-choc chip pan fried cookie...always a favorite...and just last night, cleaned off the ice cream maker to make...
wait for it
homemade red bean
ICE CREAM...something I enjoyed while in Japan...
RECIPES are simple...to sell that is...no mess in the kitchen...no hustle to the local businesses...no waiting for customers to buy my HEALTHY HOT DOGS...
so, again, the Glenn Meister has set the wheels aturnin...
Why not cash in on what I know? And recipes are right down my alley.
Keep me posted Glenn if you start a forum or something like that...I'll be a daily contributor...cause I do like me yummies...
Gordon Jay Alexander
PS. Last night I cooked noodles in the bean water...very tasty!!!!!
STORIES Sell Recipe Books - My FAVORITE Banana Raisin Muffin Recipe
I'll go First.
Let's Test and find out whether your Forum Readers
Enjoy Recipes or not.
Put a STORY
on top of each
To Credential myself and The Recipe.
(Because most recipes Are Pretty Lousy - let's face it.)
Banana - Raisin - Nut - Muffins
When I was 9 or 10 my Mother put me to work making dessert every day.
She’d cook dinner. I did dessert. I discovered Muffins quickly. But Fought
Decades Long battles with my 2 brothers. One Hated walnuts. The other
picked out all the raisins! YOU Choose. But this recipe survived a Decade of
intense criticism. So you know it’s Great. Glenn
#1 - Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
#2 - Grease 12 muffin tins
#3 - Chop up and mash one banana - use a fork, potato masher and a large
flat plate or bowl
#4 - Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl
#5 - Then thoroughly mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with dry ingredients
#6 - Pour wet ingredients in with dry and mix with large spoon until
combined Don't beat mixture. Just mix until no dry spots are left.
#7 - Immediately Spoon into greased muffin tins
#8 - Bake in oven for about 25 minutes. Tops of muffins will get brown
1/4 cup warm honey
1 beaten egg
1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt
(In a pinch you can mix up 3/4 cup of dry milk with water and squirt in 1
tablespoon of lemon juice -- This reacts with the baking soda and makes
the batter rise)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
(Tip: Have some extra flour standing by. The size of the banana is a wild
card. A little more flour might be needed to make up for the wet banana.
You don't want a sloppy wet batter. Your goal is to reach a moist mixture
that sticks to your spoon or fork when mixing.)