10 strange ideas that brought millions of
Have you ever looked at any product or company and thought, "Why I have not thought of?" As long as people all day long dream to become rich quickly, just a little lucky to embody the idea in a million.
Some enterprising people have become rich on everyday things, such as clothing or food. Some have more amazing ideas. This may be a simple solution or a completely unique. In any case, these ideas will surprise you and are likely to make them envious of the owners.
1. Points for Doggles Dog
These points are intent Roni de Lully, which this great idea came during a walk in the park for dogs in 1997. Her Border Collie Midnight prevented bright daylight, and the dog could not normally catch the frisbee. "I was wearing my sunglasses, and I thought, well why do dogs they do not exist," says Ronnie.
And de Lully start tinkering your dog sunglasses. At first she tried to adapt ordinary glasses with a variety of straps. Then she saps money and made a new model, which accurately fit the face of a dog. And born goggles for dogs. Now dogs can be put out of their cars without fear, as the glasses protect from harmful UV-rays, but also against dust and dirt.
Company Di Lillo, MidKnight Creations, with annual revenues of about $ 3 million now also produces backpacks, vests for swimming and toys for cats.
2. runaway alarm clock Clocky
Gauri Nanda loved and loved to sleep in the morning to press the End button on the alarm clock ... a lot of times. And when it's time to make a test project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her mind immediately went fleeing Service. Equipped with two wheels, lights out after pressing the button, alarm pulls off the nightstand and rolls around on the floor, forcing the owner Sonia get out of bed. Once Nanda graduated, she found its prototype, the family took the money and began a massive sell new alarm clocks. At this point, fleeing Service is sold in thousands of stores in more than 45 countries around the world and brought its inventor has about $ 10 million. There is also a version Tocky, she had no wheels and used for the movement of the internal torque.
3. Billy Bob Teeth (Teeth Billy Bob)
These dentures were designed to turn any man into a "redneck". John White first saw them at a football match in 1994. The man with the "horrible teeth," said "some nonsense," says White. It turned out that it was his friend Rich Bailey, and his teeth were not real - he made them in the dental school. White saw an opportunity and asked him to make Bailey set.
While White lived in a shack behind the house parents and worked at odd jobs to pay their debts. Soon, White and Bailey began retail selling Billy Bob teeth, but after a couple of years, Bailey left the company to pursue a career dentist.
The company now produces White sandals, hats and other things Billy Bob. He also moved to a new home thanks to more than 50 million profit from the company for all time of its existence.
4. The fork-knife Knork
If, during your meal you are tired and use a knife and fork, the Knork can provide you with some interesting ... fork and knife in one cutlery.
This idea came to Mike Miller back in the eighth grade, when he tried to eat pizza with a fork. While he tried in vain to tear the pizza, he noticed how easily worker cuts its special knife. And then he thought that the fork with a knife on one of the edges to cope not worse. However, Miller did not even think to develop your idea before he entered college in 2001. At his grandfather, he took $ 10,000, has created his own company and developed a prototype with the help of my mother's forks and grinding wheel in the garage.
A few years later Knork products surged on store shelves and online catalogs. Now Knork company develops and moves to full-scale production. In 2011, sales Knork Flatware totaled about $ 2 million.
5. Balls SENDaBALL
SENDaBALL beads can be regarded as one of the types of cards. It all started when Michelle Sipolt cabbage saw a bunch of balls in the store had written to them, "Give the ball to your child," pasted stamp and sent his girlfriend.
In the next few years, cabbage and her sister Melissa Sipolt Moroko sent balls friends on different occasions. Once in the queue at the post office one man asked Michel and send him a ball. Then the sisters saw an opportunity. In 2003, they created a website and opened a shop in his garage, where he is now. At the moment, the total profit from the sale of balls SENDaBALL was $ 1 million.
6. A razor head for HeadBlade
Todd Greene long puzzled and came up with HeadBlade. After his 20 years of hair began to fall, he decided to shave his head. And then he realized that for this class should be a special razor. "If I could just take the blade in his hand, it would be much easier to shave," Todd says.
And so, in 1998 he designed a prototype that is convenient to lay in his hand, and found a man who had helped him to improve him. Green took all my money, borrowed from family and friends, and then founded the company. He found a producer, made a website, learned to e-commerce and marketing. Everything went even better when Time magazine named invention of the Green one of the best in 2000. HeadBlade now sold in 15-20 thousands of stores across the United States and brings an annual income of 7-10 million dollars.
7. The thymus bone.
In America, Thanksgiving Day has a tradition of breaking the thymus from the bone eaten turkey, who will have more piece of the wish will come true. But all the bones will not save enough, because the turkey is also not cheap, but only one bone. Plastic thymus bones may seem too simple idea, but this idea has brought millions. Ken Aron came to this idea during dinner to Thanksgiving Day in 1999. He realized that on the table there is only one bone, it can dry out before all who decide to break it. He decided that the artificial bone resolve family disputes and allow all to make a wish for Thanksgiving. He did some research and found a "secret formula" that allows the artificial bone to break down as the real thing.
By 2004, the sale was conducted in all 10 stores, now thymus bones are sold in over 800 stores across the United States and brought $ 4 million profit from the date of its introduction.
8. monsters Uglydoll
Uglydoll monsters may seem not much, but it brought a good profit - over $ 100 million since their appearance on store shelves.
Uglydoll is not only a success story, but also a love story. It all started in 1996, when the San Min Kim and David Horvath met at the School of Art and Design Parson. Then, when Kim went to Korea they had to leave for a few years, but they continued to communicate, leading an active correspondence. In one of these letters to David drew a small orange monsters named Wage. Kim, in response sent him a gift already personally sewed toy Wage. When Croatia took the toy in the Asian pop art shop in Los Angeles, the owner asked for more. New dolls that Kim months sewed manually, sold out in one day. In 2002, Kim and Horvath have not only opened his own company Pretty Ugly, but also married.
9. Goose police
In 1986, David Marx worked at a golf club in Greenwich, Connecticut, and fought with the 600 Canadian geese that lived in the territory. What he did not try to banish them, nothing happened. Until that moment, he decided to use a Border Collie. He bought a dog, train it, and soon the geese were gone. News quickly dispersed throughout the area and now other golf clubs asking for his help. Marx decided to create a goose and the police began to deliver the golf course from the pesky geese.
After all, Marx retired from work in order to fully concentrate on the new business. The company grew and it is now fixed 11 areas across the country. Under David's team is now 38 dogs, and the company is worth 2, 8 million dollars a year.
"Who would have thought that I would make millions, While playing with the dogs," says Marx.
10. Fitness card FitDeck
In this card game party held not at the table: it is designed to bring players in form. The deck contains 50 exercises, which do not need exercise equipment. These cards are the brainchild of Phil Blake, to whom the idea came after the party cards in college turned into a competition for the push-ups.
Black did not immediately set up his own company. First he served a fur seal in the Navy, and then graduated from the business school. After Phil it was finished, he went to a desk job to Goldman Sachs, but resigned after six months. He used his savings and workouts fur seal to create FitDeck cards. Now there are 37 different decks. Black said that to date has sold "hundreds of thousands of decks" and earned "a few million dollars."