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Old April 6, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Default Sowpub Brainstorming session...500 bux a day....HOW...IF...

You fell from an airplane into a town of 25,000 people or more.

You need to make 500 bux in cash. Today. Starting at 8 ending by 5.

No support programs. No call backs. No follow up. You'll be dropped out of a plane tomorrow into another town/city.

You'll cover the USA for any city with at least 25k.

So, what do YOU do, to get the 500 cash in your pocket ASAP every day?

Any idea accepted. But once you leave town the next day, you will never see nor hear from anyone again. OK?

Thinking caps ON? Go!!!


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Old April 6, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Hey Gordon...

Sure I'll Play the Game...

Send Me the Cheque through PayPal! ... 500 bux a day...

Quick one! ...

Everyone! ... EveryWhere needs to Eat and Stay Hydrated...

Off to Wheel and Deal! ... Seriously Negotiate... High Volume on the Go! ...

Below Wholesale and in Bulk...

Pizza Joint Venture(s)... Cross Promotions etc etc...

Maybe even Cashless Investments and Ideas here...

Pay as You Go... Business Ideas & Concepts! CIRCA 2012 business models...

Delivery included to Select Secret Locations...

Buying Fresh and Pipping Hot Pizza from the Best Known Pizzarias around...

Ice Cold Water and Assorted Soft Drink cans into the Swing of Things

''Twistable'' Business models of course...

Other Food related Specialties included...

Quick research to the {Hottest} Hotspots ''only'' Where Hungry Kids, Teenagers and People Hang-out...

And Everyone Must EAT! ...

Time to ''Wildly and Creatively'' Market High-end Pizza Slices only ...

Other Cool Added Features and Bonus needs provided...

Well Sliced into Exceptionally ''Awesome'' Profits on A Daily Basis...

Depending on Traffic, Sales Volumes etc. Just might stay a few Extra Days

Or Setup these Babies! ... Well Managed & Into the Future! ...

No Permits required because We'll be out in A Flash... On to the Next City/Town to Duplicate & Improve those Good ol' Revenues & Money making ideas...

Maybe Not for Everybody! ... But it Surely Can and Does Work for Many Continually...

$$$$ Ongoing into their Bank Account when and When Not Money is Required in those Good ol' Bank Accounts...

Retire... Rehirement and Money making Needs & Wants... Problems Solved!

Extra, Especially {Fresh} Cut assorted ''Love'' Bunches of Flowers Next!

All the Best...

Phil

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Old April 7, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Default Gordon...specifics please

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No support programs.

Gordon

Please clarify "no support programs"

Also was I allowed to grab a bag under my feet or on the seat beside me as I fell out?

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Old April 8, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Default Broaden the parameters of the brainstorming session...more realistic???

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Please clarify "no support programs"

Also was I allowed to grab a bag under my feet or on the seat beside me as I fell out?

Cornell

No planes, for those not wanting nosebleeds.

How's this:

You are in your VW Camper VAN, you could pull a very small trailer, but, for the sake of this brainstorming session...you aren't.

So, you can carry tools, or something to sell (small items, big price tags?)

And what I mean by NO support, the person (s) giving you the 500 bux won't be calling nor sending you email, you may never hear from them again...but you could.

So, nothing about building websites, or SEO or anything which requires support.

Either a product or a service, you drive into town, spend a few hours, get 500 cash NET profit...then stay if you want (perhaps you meet a cute redhead in the store, and feel compelled to spend some of your 500 bux buying her dinner...he.he. )

So, you have some room in the Van to carry whatever.

NOW,

whatcha gonna do?

And Phil, I do have a list already...but the Objective of My Brainstorming Session is To Identify Ideas I May Have Missed.

I think I have the PERFECT PRODUCT...and I'll give a HINT...flash drive.

OK, anyone got something else...???????

THANKS to all who participated and who will.

Gordon
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Old April 9, 2012, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: This Is What I Would Do To Make $500 In A Day or Two...

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My friend has sold as many as 14 laptops in one day and averages selling 6 laptops a day, so I know for fact this money making idea is gold and works.

To your success,

Martin

Very interesting. Main problem (for doing this more than once) is finding a large recycling center that you can get 6 computers a day from, me guessing of course.

I've never been to a recycling center; are these $50 computers advertised to the average person who walks in off the street, or do you have to ask?

I just searched for a recycling center; I found one in Nashville that says their refurb computers start at $90, but that's not what you're talking about. (here's the flyer if it matters: ww w.advancedcomputerrecyclingnashville.com/images/ACR%20flyer.pdf)

I may just have to look into this.
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Old April 9, 2012, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: Sowpub Brainstorming session...500 bux a day....HOW...IF...

As for the OP, I'm planning on restoring headlights at large truckstops. Maybe $500/day if I stay their forever, but still feasible.

In fact, once I get comfortable restoring headlights and working at larger truckstops (travelcenters/whatever they're called now), I have seriously considered slowly traveling the country, paid for my stopping at truck stops and maybe locations mentioned in the Boz's and Gordan's book.

I stumbled across a 70 year old guy on a forum that travels the country in a RV and cleans headlights at truckstops. He does it a different way than the Boz (although I'm not sure exactly how); it takes him 30 minutes and he charges $25. Even so, he says he usually makes $250 and has indeed made $500+ in a day.

Of course, most towns of 25k don't have large truck stops, but that's just a part of it. Very obviously, none of this is originally from me and most here already know about it; I'm just posting this for the lurkers like me.
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Old April 9, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: This Is What I Would Do To Make $500 In A Day or Two...

Martin...

And Company! ...

Also... Expand the idea into {Even Much} more Technology Tools, Toys, Whistles, Buying, Selling & Trade-ins, Trading, and Other Wheeling and Dealing Opportunities Too!

Spin Around what Other misc. Concepts might Also Be Doing out There in Internet Land...

Including Wheeling, Dealing and ''Investigating'' with Competitors too...

''Refurburation'' related business models and ideas Always, Just Like with Any other business ''Require'' Ongoing Testing and More Testing on Pricing...

Too Low or Too High, you just Never Know How Much You Just Might Be Missing! ...
http://www.google.com/search?q=http%...GTiQKYtL TrAg

Always Ask & Dig Around... Maybe Even... Considering Brokering with and ToGether with Other misc. Retailers who just Might be interested in Bartering Space for Ideas, A little Commission Percentage % or A XMAS Gift in Exchange for Your Knowledge etc. etc...

Sometimes All it Takes is A Little {Smoozing}, A Hug! ... Here & there, Some Smart Networking and You've Got A Deal with Free Space and Ideas, for More Money Making Connections...

Just A few Additional Things To Think about...

All the Best...

Phil
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Default Re: Sowpub Brainstorming session...500 bux a day....HOW...IF...

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You fell from an airplane into a town of 25,000 people or more.

You need to make 500 bux in cash. Today. Starting at 8 ending by 5.

No support programs. No call backs. No follow up. You'll be dropped out of a plane tomorrow into another town/city.

You'll cover the USA for any city with at least 25k.

So, what do YOU do, to get the 500 cash in your pocket ASAP every day?

Any idea accepted. But once you leave town the next day, you will never see nor hear from anyone again. OK?

Thinking caps ON? Go!!!


Gordon

Well if I fell into town with my camera and laptop I would simply find the local shopping mall and would start approaching parents who were out shopping with their children and would introduce myself, show samples of the fantasy portraits I create and tell the parents if they could spare 15 minutes at the local park (or I'd find an indoor children's playground and shoot the images there) I would photograph their children... no charge... and let them choose their favorite image for free.

Then I would offer to sell them the extras and chances are good I would make $500 per family. I'd probably shoot several sessions by noon and I'd burn their digital negatives onto a CD and make a quick video for them with Animoto.com

That way they could make their own prints at the local digital photo lab. I'd show them my regular price list of $995 for the digital negatives but would offer to sell the disk to them for half price if they paid that day in cash. Otherwise I'd be forced to delete the images because I'm only in town today only.

This way they walk away with a really great deal with duplication rights to the images and I'd be off to repeat the process in another town the next day!

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Steve

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Old April 7, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Sowpub Brainstorming session...500 bux a day....HOW...IF...

HI Gordon,

Thanks for the Brainstorming session.

Something about your post reminds me of the old the Television Show Called Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula. Where he kept jumping from one body to another and when his time was up. THAT WAS IT.

From our Sowpub.com files over the years we've learned to

1. Get Clear On Your Target
2. Determine Your Resources/Assets etc.

So far #1 You've given us a clear target and time frame $500 Cash in pocket by 5pm that day.

It's #2 Resources/Assets That I'm trying to determine. So my quick question to you is. What if any resources DO we have to start with? at 8am?

Thanks Gordon

Duane
  • CASH: Do we have a cash float? If so how much?
  • COMMUNICATION: Do we have a cell phone? Internet Access?
  • TRANSPORTATION: Do we have access to a car? bus?

This might help frame the Ideas that are generated a little better. THANKS



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You fell from an airplane into a town of 25,000 people or more.

You need to make 500 bux in cash. Today. Starting at 8 ending by 5.

No support programs. No call backs. No follow up. You'll be dropped out of a plane tomorrow into another town/city.

You'll cover the USA for any city with at least 25k.

So, what do YOU do, to get the 500 cash in your pocket ASAP every day?

Any idea accepted. But once you leave town the next day, you will never see nor hear from anyone again. OK?

Thinking caps ON? Go!!!


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Old April 8, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Default Yes, you have a phone, a car or van...gas money...and whatever it is

you're going to sell, be it a service or a product.

Think of being in a VW Camper Van. You could pull a small trailer, lightly loaded.

You have a phone. Computer.

You CAN call ahead or SEND a letter ahead of your arrival.

You CAN have a website.

So, that broadens the ideas, right?

Gordon


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HI Gordon,

Thanks for the Brainstorming session.

Something about your post reminds me of the old the Television Show Called Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula. Where he kept jumping from one body to another and when his time was up. THAT WAS IT.

From our Sowpub.com files over the years we've learned to

1. Get Clear On Your Target
2. Determine Your Resources/Assets etc.

So far #1 You've given us a clear target and time frame $500 Cash in pocket by 5pm that day.

It's #2 Resources/Assets That I'm trying to determine. So my quick question to you is. What if any resources DO we have to start with? at 8am?

Thanks Gordon

Duane
  • CASH: Do we have a cash float? If so how much?
  • COMMUNICATION: Do we have a cell phone? Internet Access?
  • TRANSPORTATION: Do we have access to a car? bus?
This might help frame the Ideas that are generated a little better. THANKS
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