Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
  • We don't sell much advertising. In late 2013, I realized that by selling advertising, what I was really selling was my readers. In 2014, I've already radically cut down on the number of ads and will hopefully keep cutting.

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Seth Godin found, and bought, a copy of the the first big full page advertisement he ever did in a magazine. Where’d he find it?

Someone is selling it on eBay. (Not any more, I bought it for $5). This guy buys old magazines and sells them online, one page at a time!

Is there a buyer for every page, for every ad, for every headline? Nope. Doesn’t matter. Because for this ad, for this page, here I was.

The long tail really does open up an amazing array of products and services: If you could buy thousands of old magazines for pennies each, separate, scan and post the pages for sale, manage the payments and shipment automatically, how many pages would you have to sell for $5 to make a few hundred million dollars?

Not many.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on October 13, 2013 in Ideas.

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