There are people in this world who are innovative enough to drive up business ideas that actually works. Sounds like any other success stories, right?
But there are actually people who have made thousands and millions from business ideas that are just bizarre or crazy. Yes, these people have made tons of money simply from rocks, fart sounds, chickens, heaven, etc.
And it seems ridiculous and outrageous, but in the end, the imagination(?) of these people have made them richer than us, the common folk.
So, here is a compiled list of 10 Crazy Business Ideas that actually worked. Who knows you might be inspired enough and next time, your idea might be included in the list.
1) Pet Rock
Starting off the list we have Pet Rock, yes, a rock. As the name suggests, it is simply a rock being sold as pets. Sounds laughable? Well you wouldn’t be laughing anymore once you know that the founder Gary Dahl became a millionaire selling, well, rocks.
2) iFart App
This app has raked up millions simply for the sounds of farts. Joel Comm is the founder of iFart and he has achieved success that others simply dream of. So, next time you think your ideas are not good enough, remember, that a person made millions through fart noises.
3) Reserve a Spot in Heaven
If you’re afraid that you might not end up going to heaven, then fret not! You can reserve yourself a Spot in Heaven. Rather than wasting your time trying to do good in your life, simply save up $12 and you are sure to be in heaven. It also comes with a certificate of your reservation, an I.D and a travel guide. And by any chance you fail to go up to heaven, then the reservations come with a money-back guarantee. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be definitely making some reservations.
4) Potato Parcel
Sending messages via letters or phones seems very much outdated. As a result of which, Potato Parcel came into existence. You want to send a message (love or hate) to someone? Why not send it to them scrawled on a potato! The Potato Parcel has gained popularity simply by sending messages written on potatoes. It seems potatoes have a better use than simply being served as fries.
5) Ship Snow, Yo
Do you want to feel and touch snow? Ship Snow, Yo is your answer! Who would have thought that one can make thousands from selling snow? But seeing as it is possible to make millions from simply selling a rock, this isn’t that surprising anymore.
6) Santa Mail
The Santa Mail was founded in 2001 in order to send personalized letters from Santa Claus to your children. And turns out Santa Claus is really popular as this has successfully made the founders million dollars rich.
7) I want to draw a cat for you.
Steve Gadlin loves cats and drawings, so much that he decided to open a website of his own called I Want To Draw A Cat For You. His stick figure cat drawings definitely impressed the common folks as his business grew to be successful. If you think you can’t draw, then this is a clear proof that there are people out there who think of your drawings to be worth money.
8) Ship your enemies Glitter
Want to get revenge, but in a creative way? Ship your enemies Glitter is your answer. As the name suggest, this business allows you to send glitter to anyone stuffed inside an envelope. Seems like a fun thing for the person sending but not so much for the person receiving. No wonder it’s mainly targeted towards your enemies.
9) The Snuggie
Scott Boilen came up with the idea of producing bathrobes that you have to wear backwards. You can do that with a normal bathrobe too but well why not just buy another one specifically meant for that purpose. Whether the idea was bizarre or not, the creator earned millions so guess who’s laughing now?
10) Million Dollar Homepage
This man Alex Tew, decided to launch a website and sell space on it for $1 per pixel. He sold all his pixels and ended up becoming a millionaire. Talk about executing an idea in a fantastic way.
By reading the list, I’m certain that you might be questioning your life choices. Comment down below what you think of these bizarre business ideas while I ponder if it is possible to make money simply from breathing.