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.


$1,000,000 Selling Hotdogs

“I wrote a 5,000-word sales letter and then I just bought the phrase on Google ‘I want to start a hot dog cart,’ and for every $200 I spent on Google I made $1000 so I kept doing it and upping the buy.” “That simple?” “I’m a big believer in the Warren Buffett saying: ‘Instead of climbing 30 foot walls I’d rather find 2 foot walls and step over them all day.’ So that’s what I did.” “Isn’t a 5,000-word sales letter too long?

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