I love finding unusual websites and business ideas that you've probably never heard and seen before. Here's one I found many years ago that is timely with the elections going full swing right now.
Here's The Story...
Back in the 2000, the US presidential elections there was a huge controversy over who had one the election. It took weeks to sort it out. When a winner was named, everyone who supported the guy who lost was very upset. One guy in Colorado, had an idea and launched a small website. He sold a few cheap bumper stickers and other items that read "He Is Not My President."
His site brought in $1,500 the first week.
Then he sent out some news releases and all heck broke lose! His site was mentioned in USA Today, The Denver Post, and lot's of other media. The poor guy had to work 40 hrs. a week for 3 full weeks just to fill the orders. He earned over $30,000 in just a few weeks.
Then he contacted the media again and announced he was shutting down the site (smart plan) and when the word got out he was swamped with requests to keep the site open and keep offering his products.
Could you earn an extra $30K in a few weeks using this model?
For example right now people are making money with bumper stickers, T-shirts and other merchandise that say things like:
"Yes I Did Build It" that references Obama's remarks about business owners not really building their business
"I'm One of the 47%" referencing Romney's statement that 47% don't pay income taxes.
With sites like Zazzle.com and Cafepress.com it's easier than ever to create products like these.
The key is to watch for controversial statements by the candidates, create your products/website and contact the media. The news is hungry about interesting stories about the elections. Just a few news writeup could drive thousands of visitors to your website.
The election will be so close that even after the elections there will still be plenty of opportunities for several months after.
Do some brainstorming. It's a fun way to make some extra money, quickly about current events.
Hope this got you thinking