Denny's Daily Zinger: Start a Business for 99¢
In my daily Internet surf I came across a story on slate.com with the intriguing headline:
Turn Your Photos
Works of Art, No
Here was an app for sale on iTunes.
- Snap picture with your phone.
- Run it through Waterlogue.
- Print it on archival paper.
- Frame it.
- Voilà! You have a stunning piece of artwork for the wall.
- And it's your art! You made it possible.
Cost of the app: 99¢ on a good day.
It hit me this could be a neat little business—a way for kids to generate money during the summer.
I walk by Philly's Delaware River along Penn's Landing every day. Tourists and locals flock here. Entrepreneurs set up shop—musicians, an occasional magician and a street artist who creates dizzying spray paintings. A cartoonist does caricatures. All visitors have cameras.
Seems to me a kid with the Waterlogue app could set up shop and create delight by turning snapshots into handsome faux watercolors.
Sell them digitally—phone-to-phone—for 50¢ or $1 each. Or bring along a printer and produce beautiful 8-1/2" x 11" "watercolors" archival matte paper right on the spot for $3.
Or take orders for 11" x 17" or 17" x 22" for $10 or $15 respectively and send them out via snail mail. Handsome frame extra.
Takeaways to Consider
- Business ideas are always falling out of the Internet.
- Watch for them!
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