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Money Making Ideas Gone Wild

Some ideas are great because they are simple and immediately usable. Sometimes, though, you just have to let your imagination run wild. However crazy the ideas may seem at first, there is usually a way to bring them down to earth, and sometimes even make them profitable as in this first example.

Cabins in the Air

I like to start with a crazy thought like, "What if people could rent a cabin for the weekend that was up in the sky?" Immediately, the mind tries to make sense of the idea, and if the over-all goal is to have profitable ideas, it looks for ways to make it into a money making idea. The first thought that came to my mind was cabins which are suspended under large hot-air or helium balloons.

In the end this doesn't seem practical, as much fun as it might be. Exploring the idea further, though, I wonder if existing balloon-ride businesses could tap into other markets. For example, if the gondolas were outfitted properly, and the balloons tethered, so they could be allowed to float two thousand feet overhead, would meditators pay for a peaceful meditation retreat in the sky?

Renting stationary balloons that could be high in the air, but easily cranked back in on a line, might be simpler and cheaper than traditional rides, which involve chase vehicles and unpredictable landings. Maybe this could just be another way to make money with the balloons, charging a lower rate, and so getting new customers that couldn't afford the usual rides.

That is how a crazy idea comes back to earth. Maybe even the "weekend cabin in the sky" idea could someday be a money making idea, but if not, that's okay. The point is to get the creative flow going, and find more practical ways to channel the output.

Other Crazy Ideas

These are pure imagination. I leave it to the reader to find a way to make these ones into potential money makers. Good luck!

- A roller coaster course you pay to take your personal car on.

- Sell advertising in space, perhaps scratched out on the face of the moon.

- Rent out animals at the zoo.

- An underwater school.

- Rent children out to undecided prospective parents.

- Sell pets that are genetically engineered to die young, for those who hate long-term commitments.

- Bolt seats to the wings of an airplane and sell rides to thrill seekers.

- Sell marriage insurance policies that cover the cost of a divorce if it happens.

- Have a swimming pool restaurant, where diners sit in floating seats and eat off of floating plates.

Look over the list and stop on any of the crazy ideas that catch your attention. Chances are you can find some way to transform it into a more practical idea. That is the point. This is fun, but it is also a profitable technique for generating ideas.


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