Thursday, September 20, 2007

Making Money Off Other People

Web 2.0 is all about interfacing with technology and generating your own content. But it doesn't have to limit itself to myspace and youtube type content. I read an article about a year ago about a young startup company that created user generated designs to put onto clothing. Designs were submitted online and then users voted on which design would go to the printers. Now, many of the online printing operations have some sort of user voted content. You can take an important business lesson from this creative idea, listen. Sometimes the best ideas come from those you are selling to. Now I don't mean go out there and steal ideas from other people, i'm saying that you should adhere to what your audience is telling you. Unless you know you are the best at what you do, you can always benefit from someone else. So what other ideas can you apply this to you ask? Well, think of what people do on the individual level, they write, draw, sing, dance, act, etc.... The possiblities are endless when you talk about the human ability. There are so many talented people in the world, why not use their talents. Now I don't want to limit anyones creativity so I don't want to give anything too specific. Just remember to always pay attention to details. As i've said before, don't limit yourself to one dimension of business. Take one aspect and melt it with another then take that idea and create a masterpiece.


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