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5 Wacky Business Ideas That Worked

WACKY IDEA #3 An online garage sale WACKY IDEA #2 WACKY IDEA #4 An easy-to-care-for pet Personalized Santa letters WACKY IDEA #1 WACKY IDEA #5 An electronic An exclusive virtual yearbook bookstore 5 WACKY BUSINESS IDEAS THAT WORKED Some of today's billion-dollar businesses started out as personal projects, which simply means that a lot of them are pretty wacky, while some of them actually work. Here are 5 of the craziest business ideas that hit it big and continue to make millions. AMAZON FACEBOOK When Mark Zuckerberg came up with this idea, people thought it was too kooky to work. MySpace was already huge at the time but the exclusivity factor worked, and the rest is history. It's 1994. Online sales were increasing, and books were becoming more in demand. They're easy to ship, too, so Jeff Bezos thought: why not start a irtual bookstore? PET ROCK PET ROCK SANTA MAIL Millions of children perpetually vie Tired of hearing friends complain about their pets, Gary Dahl came up with the idea of the perfect, low maintenance pet, a pet rock. It was ridiculously cheap to produce, and years later, Dahl wound up $15M richer. for a letter back from their bestie! In 2002, Byron Reese started a company offering personalized letters from Santa Claus with CRAIGLIST postmarks from the North Pole. While venue was never the priority, Craig Newmark's created a platform where anyone can get almost anything - from casual hookups, down to apartments and jobs. Looking for professional business advice to start up or grow your ideas? Visit to talk to an expert.

5 Wacky Business Ideas That Worked

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Are you looking for business idea inspiration? Well, many of the world’s most successful ventures started out as either a strange concept or an ‘Aha!’ moment. Who would have thought a rock could...


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