Category Archives: Ideas

Growing over 11,000% and are now in the multi-millions of dollars in sales.largest ‘all-Organic’ meal delivery service

Background & Bio: Greg Connolly is a veteran entrepreneur with 5 companies and 2 successful acquisitions under his belt. He is currently Founder / CEO of Trifecta, the largest ‘all Organic’ meal delivery service in the country that has experienced over 11,000% growth in the first 12 months since it launched. Greg also writes for Entrepreneur Magazine, Founder Magazine, and Bodybuilding.com and has coached several dozen CEO’s through Clarity.fm and other platforms.

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  • What was the initial investment and how close/far are you from breaking even?

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plus 50k $ profit from selling t-shirts with Merch by Amazon in one year

Merch by Amazon is Amazon’s newest platform and sells t-shirts based on a print on demand model. I applied for an invite in November 2015 and got approved in late February 2016. I created 25 simple designs on my computer and uploaded them for free to the Merch by Amazon website. My profit for my first week at the end month of February was $49.84. I didn’t have to buy any inventory (Amazon owned and printed the t-shirts themselves).

At this time I didn’t know how the marketplace was going to work. Was it going to be like TeeSpring where I had to drive traffic, or was it going to be something different? I was thrilled to make my first $49 with 100% organic traffic. It proved to me that if I can make $50 with 25 t-shirts and no advertising, then it’s just a question of scale and publishing more designs. Continue reading

Ideas and stories about how to make money with low budget

  • It’s not a get rich quick internet tech drop-shipping 4 hours a year business, but if you enjoy working with electronics and have the time to devote to learning the skill (and doing the work), $2k isn’t bad for getting into mobile phone repair. Lot’s of great free resources out there.

Start small and slow, make sure you have customers and the desire to do the business. Your primary costs will be in having stock of the most common spare parts.

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Making money with ATM machines!

I bought an ATM for $1000, all in with the set-up was probably $1200. I’m netting $100/mo now…so yeah, decent ROI.

Caveat* I have access to a good location.

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I’d like to hear more about this. Where is it set up? Do you pay utilities, transaction fees? Where do buy one?

A/I’m in Denver, bought a used machine from a place “Advanced Technology Management” (who have been really great). They set up pretty much everything, all I had to do was put money in it and plug it in. Continue reading

We’ve sold over 100,000 anonymous bags of dicks around the world online and make a lot of money from it,crazy and smart idea!

  • I’ll be straight up, I thought this was the complete dumbest idea I’d ever heard when I first heard about it a few years ago but it turns out to be a very smart business. My wife is a stay at home mom and manages a Facebook group with at least a few hundred upper middle-class housewives across the US. About 6 months ago, envelopes with glitter dicks start showing up. Come to find out, this crap is like crack for stay at home moms with disposable income. Well fucking done sir, bravo.

 

  • It goes something like this:
  1. What a stupid crazy idea.
  2. Shit, they made 10 million dollars.
  3. Why can’t I have stupid ideas like that to make money?

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Short stories of hobbies that become successful businesses

  • A number of years ago, I decided to start a blog and write up the projects I was already messing with for other people to learn from, with the end goal of maybe making a few bucks from advertising to fund hobby supplies. It wasn’t long until a random stranger found my blog and sent me an e-mail. “Hey, I saw you fixed a radio. I have that same radio, and money. Can we work something out?” So I took my first commercial job.

Fast-forward to today and now I own a stereo repair shop serving customers across the country, and I write a magazine column based mostly on my blog posts.

My local competition is all about to retire (not to mention most non-local competition)….things are going to get interesting in the next 3-5 years.

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