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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Finding Gold In Abandoned Ads

Count the signs listing phone numbers as you drive down the street in a commercial area, or the number of ads you notice as you surf the net or leaf through the Yellow Pages.

About these ads

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A Cheaper, Faster Way To That First Sell

In its early days, a product is often relatively expensive to produce and it lacks the history of growing sales that is essential to get to first base with chain store buyers.


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Advertising on Money

How is a dollar bill different from a postage stamp?


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Wal-Mart’s First Advertisement

This is where it began in 1962.


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Niche Biz: Jingle Punks

That changed two years ago, while Gutstadt was editing an independent film that needed a song with a Pulp Fiction-like vibe.


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Ad Agency Turns Coffee Sleeves Into Newspapers

The agency paired fresh coffee with fresh news by converting the coffee cup sleeves of Time Hortons into ‘Headline News’ Cup Sleeves.


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Niche Advertising: World’s First Interactive Billboard

Set up just off Tottenham Court Road, the billboard allows passersby to have pictures taken of themselves and the words “I LOVE YOU MUM” — something that could be handy ahead of next Sunday.


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Niche Biz: Advertising on Sheep

English farmer, James Metcalfe, has brought a whole new meaning to the term “branding”, after using his sheep to advertise a business venture.


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Advertising on the Backs of Thighs

We put indented plates on bus stop, mall, and park benches, so that when people sat down, the message was imprinted on their thighs.


That’s Called ChalkBot

Nope, they’re not paint–they’re made of chalk, and they’re sprayed on the road surface by ChalkBot, a massive trailer-mounted inkjet printer sponsored by Nike and the Livestrong foundation.


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