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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Amazon To Pay Customers $5 to Leave Your Store!

While the information empowers consumers, it terrifies retailers, who increasingly are feeling like showrooms — shoppers come to to check out the merchandise but ultimately decide to walk out and buy online instead.

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The Kindle Is On Fire

Long before its official release date last week, everyone has been trying to get a handle on what the Kindle Fire is when compared to the iPad.


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New iPhone App Recognizes Barcodes and Products

Amazon.com subsidiary A9.com launched a new iPhone app that uses both barcode and image recognition to recognize tens of millions of products in a live camera view in a real world setting.


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California’s New Online Sales Tax Hits Marketers Hard

After six years of growing what started as a $200-a-month business into a profitable full-time gig, Loper said he had no choice but to shutter his site, suddenly deprived of 70 percent of the commissions he’d earned sending customers to the big retailers via click-through ads on his site.


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Is This The Most Expensive Thing On Amazon.com?

Black microblasted titanium case, Black titanium bracelet with blue lateral inserts, Deployant buckle, Unidirectional rotating black carbon fiber bezel, Screw down crown and push buttons, Black dial with silver carbon fiber in center, Luminous hands, Small seconds subdial, Chronograph feature (Seconds, Minutes, Hours), Magnified date at the 12 o’clock, Tourbillon visible at the 11 o’clock, Scratch resistant sapphire crystal, Automatic mechanical movement, Water resistant to 1000 meters/ 3330 feet.



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Amazon Associates Program Ending in California

For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of California residents.


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Amazon Threatens to Turn Off California Affiliates

In a letter to California’s Board of Equalization, which oversees the collection of property taxes, sales taxes and other fees, Seattle-based Amazon said four bills introduced to the state legislature are unconstitutional because they would ultimately require sellers with no physical presence in California to collect sales tax merely on the basis of contracts with California advertisers.


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“Gift Conversion System” Transforms Duds Into Hits

You know that relative whose gifts are a little, well, off the mark?


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Fake Amazon Receipts Targeting Online Merchants

The online tool asks for the details of the fake transaction to enter in the fake receipt, and then generates an HTML file containing the receipt.


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