Which business has a low investment, but very large profits?

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Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum. Does not have to be an online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Yes affiliate marketing can have low cost or even free. But keep in mind that any thing low cost usually pays out lower commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author mostCPA
    Don't be afraid to take action. Research the business ideas you're interested in and make decisions. Don't overwhelm yourself with the thousands of articles on each subject. take those ideas:

    1- writing scope
    2- exercise book making
    3- online t-shirt store
    4- online preschool


    Good Luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    Chili garlic sauces. No, really.

    Not my business though. But this freelance Filipino writer I hire on occasion--and got a little chummy with--makes and sells the stuff on her own. She claims to make triple the money she spends on ingredients and packaging.

    But she says she already has a garden of chilis, so I suppose that helps her save expenses.

    I'd order a whole box from her, but she's not confident about shipping it outside her city yet, much less outside her country. A shame. It's a mean looking sauce. I might try doing my own here and see if it's a hit. It'd be great on BBQ.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offer for over 17 years. Below is what and how I do it and it has worked extremely well for me.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the PPL offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    The online lead generation business is huge and done right it can be more profitable than most imagine. Bottom line, it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    Something to think about.
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    • I am a newbie in the affiliate marketing but i will want to be on the same path with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Wood
    Hi, I like the affiliate marketing route but you need to have a high value sales funnel with it. In my view it needs to come with high level of education and support and if possible a access to a community of similar affiliate marketers as going alone can be soul destroying and frankly a little overwhelming. I spent loads of time promoting a "cost per action" deal so only name and email, no credit card but it only paid $8 a lead which just wasn't with the effort. Also I write courses, video shooting and editing for small businesses and website building and Facebook adverting. I'm just about to start offering to businesses local to me a video creation day where we get 5 business owners or similar and identify what type of video the want or would need, then script it and shoot it so they can be seen as a leader in the field or go to expert. I just love video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Haris Tahic
    However, in my opinion, affiliate marketing needs investments, and usually, your media-buying spending will eat a big chunk of your revenues. From the aspect of advertisers, when they put a price on the payout for one CPA/sale offer, they consider how much they would spend if they marketed the same offer, and give you the same or slightly lower payout.

    Another way is to market the offers using "free" techniques. Needless to say, you cannot expect a real long-term business based on that.

    Briefly said, I'm not on that bus to affiliate marketing route.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    I think Lemonade Stand has highest margin.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by Haris Tahic View Post

    Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum. Does not have to be an online business.
    Today. Current. No affiliation. I don't know these people, BUT, they just made $1800.00 PROFIT in 24 hours, and over $100,000 last year.

    It is both offline and online.

    Something ANY motivated person could do. Real people, Real Profits...but not an ounce of IM laziness.

    https://fleamarketflipper.com/flipping-sales/

    Again, I don't know these people, but I do follow their adventures and do something similar.

    ANYONE could do it.

    GordonJ

    PS. Your sig file, affiliate to flippa, is not allowed here, don't be surprised if it disappears.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxxx333
    Originally Posted by Haris Tahic View Post

    Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum. Does not have to be an online business.
    Hello buddy, you could consider promoting some mobile offers, it should be not expensive and generates kind of good incomes, unless you handle the campaign properly!
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
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    Right now in 2018 one of the biggest profit potential businesses, is social media marketing.
    At the same time having the ability to start from a thousand dollars even as low as zero dollars to start.

    Why?
    Because businesses realize their potential customers are on social media, and if they can use a professional marketer to invest their money out, into capturing customers on social media to make a double or more profit, they will pay anyone would!

    High Demand
    With the amount of money (return on investment) businesses and self employed influencers are making from social media more and more people want to recreate these possibilities for their selves.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Which business has a low investment, but very large profits?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Originally Posted by Haris Tahic View Post

    Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum.
    You first!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Well, McDonalds makes most of its money selling sugar water.

    Personally, I love what I do. I sit down at a blank screen and after I add words it becomes something of value. It is almost as much fun as when I was a magician.

    Though, I'll admit my profits are not as "large" as I'd like and in the case of ghostwriting (which I love) I am still trading time for money. Which is why I'm branching out into Kindle, etc.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author RjMaan
    I think creating a site is relatively low cost business but it still requires your investment of time. You have to work hard on the site and post a quality content. Focus on its on page and off page SEO and after have a decent amount of visitors, apply for Google Adsense and also apply to any Niche related affiliate marketing. In this way you can earn money from your visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    Are we talking offline or online here ? While I had an offline business one thing my uncle said to me who had many successful businesses was, you will never make any real money if the business cannot run without you being there.

    This is something I never forgot and for that reason I truly believe arbitrage is one of the best business models their is, in particular web design and follow up services.

    Now there is a right way and a wrong way to do arbitrage and the wrong way will see you getting bogged down in orders, clients screaming at you as their order is late and off bad quality. This will drive you crazy in no time.

    If you are going down the arbitrage route you need a solid hands free system in place that requires minimal input.
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  • Profile picture of the author nutnight
    Today social media play a big role in business. Many companies look for the specialist and social media service providers. You can plan to start your own company which will do ghost-writing for businesses, posting on blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts & Facebook pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    Self publishing on Amazon and other market places. If you do the research right, you can make hefty profit with small investment.

    Affiliate marketing is the second option.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    The best business you can jump in is Email Marketing: cause it builds an ASSET and requires not so large investment (look at Solo Ads).

    If you play with mobile apps, games, sort of scammy tricks which definately force people to subscribe catfishing them, you can make fast profit but you will be banned and sooner or later fined.

    Stick to what have always worked: list building and sustainable marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Why? Then,Why? What good does that do anyone?


    Lots of service businesses have low start-up costs. So? Lots of people lose money in them, lots of people make money in them.


    Originally Posted by Haris Tahic View Post

    Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum. Does not have to be an online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Which business has a low investment, but very large profits?
    Translation: How do I make a lot of money with little or no investment or effort?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonyx
    Lot's of Idea share in this discussion. I hope I gather lot's of knowledge about that. Thanks for this idea share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Haris Tahic View Post

    Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum.



    Stuffing envelopes, sending out chain letters, joining all the latest MLMs, spamming business opportunities, and building a thousand automated niche sites selling crappy PLR ebooks. I've been told all of these things can make you very rich in a short amount of time.


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  • Profile picture of the author simonmc
    I liked the lemonade stand suggestion Also you could try getting a bucket and a sponge and washing windows. The big problem with these types of businesses though is that you are always exchanging your time for money. The way to make it big is to get others to do the lifting for you. That's where the real money is anyway.

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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    You are missing one important factor in your question that is "Time"..
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  • the world does not revolve around the USA nor the Internet...i'd look beyond them.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    Easy answer, Affiliate Marking is best low cost internet business to get into as a newbie.
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  • Profile picture of the author savyeman
    It all depends on how much money you are considering as a low investment. Because a low investment can be relative. But if you're saying a low investment like $7 or something like that then I will have to say no it's no possible if you don't any marketing skills.

    If you have marketing skills and also technical skills it may be possible. Nevertheless, any business you start will require time and or money. The internet can be incredible, however, it takes a lot of work, time and for sure money to make a life changing income online.
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  • Selling digital products definitely has a large profits than selling physical products. Furthermore, selling digital products has less headache in terms of delivery and refund.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    What about getting free cats on Craigslist and selling them in Walmart parking lots?
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What about getting free cats on Craigslist and selling them in Walmart parking lots?
      Just be easier to walk around the back of Walmart and pickup the strays by the dumpster. No need to waste money driving to a Craigslist posters pick up location. When you can go ultra low cost by getting the free cats at Walmart to sell in their parking lots. If Walmart does not have any cats and you live near the Sweeper Store, in Wooster just pick up the strays there.
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    • Profile picture of the author JosephC
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What about getting free cats on Craigslist and selling them in Walmart parking lots?
      I have a buddy who actually did this with rabbits and he said he made $50 bucks in one day. That's a lot more than most marketers are making
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
        Originally Posted by JosephC View Post

        I have a buddy who actually did this with rabbits and he said he made $50 bucks in one day. That's a lot more than most marketers are making

        Lol, where there you go.

        Business in a (cardboard) box.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sioh Boon Yap
    Originally Posted by Haris Tahic View Post

    Let's brainstorm the ideas here on the forum. Does not have to be an online business.
    Hi mate. This is a very interesting topic. Honestly, I just attended an online seminar last Saturday. It requires no sales, no promotions, no advertisement and definitely not required to follow-up at all. Guess what, make use of AMAZON platform.

    Currently, AMAZON platform has reached more than 175 countries worldwide with more than 300 millions visitors daily. A proven track record and richest in this business.

    Based on the seminar, we just need to look for good products that sells well. Subsequently look for the manufacturers to produce the products. That's it and sell in AMAZON platform.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Sioh Boon Yap View Post

      Based on the seminar, we just need to look for good products that sells well. Subsequently look for the manufacturers to produce the products. That's it and sell in AMAZON platform.
      Hope you did not spend a lot of money for that seminar. Amazon is very tough to compete on when it comes to the competition. When you see a product that sells well that is where the competition is. Some of the manufactures are selling directly to Amazon. Just look at Baby diapers for proof. You won't be able to sell certain brands because of the agreements the manufactures have with Amazon.

      Speaking for personal experience. When you fill out your items to sell, Amazon will notify you what the lowest price is for that good selling product. If you can compete on price go ahead and give it a try. Just don't forget the shipping fees and Amazon's cut. Yes they take a % of your total sale and hold your money for 30 days before sending a payment. Just want to point that out, if the seminar glossed it over.
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      • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
        You can start a network marketing business (MLM) for low startup costs many of them $50 or less. But make sure the MLM business you are joining is selling a premium product or service and has been in business for 20+ years. There are many scams out there that just want you to recruit people and do not sell products or services. If you find a product or service that you would personally use and feel proud to promote and be a part of it then you should go forward with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The business does not yield profits. Skilled entrepreneurs yield the profits. The business is a tool and the skilled entrepreneur who earns profits is like a carpenter.
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    IPTV Business - TV Business - people like watching tv's entertainment/ VOD, and world cup 2018 is coming! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Software can be hugely profitable. You just need to find a niche with not too many competitors. B2B can be awesome. However, you'll need specialised insider knowledge of a particular niche (e.g. law, healthcare, insurance). Then just find a PROBLEM and write a software SOLUTION.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewmonheim
    Social media marketing has virtually no startup cost.

    Here's how:

    Cold calls, cold emails, and door to door (all free)

    You only pay to run ads once you are paid by the business owner

    You can create a fully functional website for your company with under $75
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  • Profile picture of the author Sademies
    I have been network marketer for some years now. Starting costs are low considering. You can do it even for free but I would not recommend it, because you value and treat your business same way as you have put up any risk for losing it. We build a shopping network, biggest in the world and any customer membership is all free. Well, do you think it is easy to give something for free? Usually yes ...but many customers treat it same way like anything they get for free. You have to make them use at least once. How ever any customers use our loyalty system and save some money, you will be rewarded so basically our network marketing business is a bit like affiliates, but difference is that affiliates target one or few shops and advertise it. You can just promote ppl to use our shopping network. They can buy any brand from any shop within and you get paid. Income from this type of business is coming steadily and depends on how big sales volume your own customers and team create, your income becomes passive quickly. It can be also very high. Good average could be idea of 1 US$ / customer /month for example. It can be lower but also it can be much higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shakkhor32
    Well, Low Investment and Very Large Profits at CPA Marketing. It comes with easy improvement. You have to promote the offer here. There are lots of offers here, you can work with any one. CPA offer, cpl offer,. ppl offer etc...

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Here's an oldie but sometimes goodie...

    Go to a popular forum and ask for ideas on how to do something, like build a low-cost business with high profits. Compile the answers into a report, write an overhyped sales letter, and sell it.

    Wait -- seems you might know this one already...
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think a service business has a small startup cost and can yield huge profits. Imagine being a consultant for a particular industry. You could charge $500/month or so just for your advice, and small amounts of technical work on your behalf. At $500/month, at 4 clients, that's a nice $2,000 per month. It may seem small to alot of you, but for some people, it's more than enough to pay all the bills for their mobile home trailer - without having to go to work to pay the bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubho C
    Hey,

    I think Affiliate Marketing is a Major Contender Here!

    It Requires Very Little Investment (Infact ZERO Investment, Autoresponder and Click-trackers are just monthly operational expenses).

    As you Grow in the Business and You Promote HIGH Ticket Products, You Could see the Bigger Commissions Coming in!



    You Could make Thousands of Dollars With Just One Campaign!

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  • Profile picture of the author thebizcollection
    Buying and selling cell phones!

    You buy under value, sell to a person buying higher. It's so simple and you can easily make 5-10k/month.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalm
    I have an affiliate marketing site, but having difficulty getting it noticed at the moment. I'm also using a plugin called wprobot which posts affiliate products based on your keywords or niche
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by digitalm View Post

      I have an affiliate marketing site, but having difficulty getting it noticed at the moment. I'm also using a plugin called wprobot which posts affiliate products based on your keywords or niche
      Ever think the two might be connected?
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      • Profile picture of the author digitalm
        As in, I plugin my aff references and keywords and the plugin will autopost to my site. My understanding is that it should boost ranking insted of harm it.. Hopefully I'm not wrong..?
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        • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
          Originally Posted by digitalm View Post

          Hopefully I'm not wrong..?
          You are.

          First...
          From your limited description of the plugin, there is nothing there that will boost rankings,
          and...
          unless you are using very long-tailed keywords, the products/images/descriptions that are auto-posted on your site will be duplicates of both the source of the auto-post as well as duplicates of other sites in the same niche that are using the same plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    Most digital products can fit this description. Once you create the product one time...You can sell it over and over without further cost (unless you choose to update or upgrade the product)
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Consulting or "high-value" done for you services. Build a list of targeted subscribers and sell a high ticket service to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Basumatary
    HIGH-TICKET-CLOSING IS THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO MAKE TONS OF MONEY WITHOUT ANY INVESTMENT YOU JUST NEED A PC AND A TELEPHONE FOR HIGH-TICKET-CLOSING
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Ricky Basumatary View Post

      HIGH-TICKET-CLOSING IS THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO MAKE TONS OF MONEY WITHOUT ANY INVESTMENT YOU JUST NEED A PC AND A TELEPHONE FOR HIGH-TICKET-CLOSING
      Dude, check your Caps Lock key...
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  • Profile picture of the author liedetector
    Yes, digital marketing is best source to earn money with in low investment however, you need only good internet connection. Moreover, It's very profitable business than other. You can do work according to your skills that you have and even expert in that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Franchise Local
    Hey, Nowadays there is a boom in every business Either its Property, Beauty, home improvement or anything. You can start your own business the low budget by buying the franchise at a reasonable cost. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author molinamorgan
    You need to choose affiliating marketing, then you can get large profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asector
    Any online marketing related service will work. Just run an infrastructure, make your product ready, drive traffic & earn money as long as you're alive. Affiliate marketing that shares partnership/ lifetime revenue is another great chance to gain in life financially.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author bardak
    What about trading virtual currencies ingame like in WoW or Path of Exile? I know that people make money on it.
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