Friday, November 30, 2012

You never know where your next business idea might come from

From GFY, a webmaster forum:

A friend of mine's wife is a chef. A few years back for Christmas she got a really nice KitchenAid mixer. Her cousin does auto body work so he offered to paint flames on it. She let him and it looks cool.
About six months later he lost his job at the auto body shop. Instead of getting another job he bought a dozen KitchenAid mixers and gave them all custom paint jobs then sold them on Ebay for a nice profit. Now he has turned it into a full time job. He does those Mixers as well as X-boxes, Nintendo Wii's and Play Stations. He is busy enough that he just hired someone to take over the shipping and handling stuff full time.