Making money is usually not an easy job; it requires a good product and a sizable initial investment fund to start the project. However, not all profitable projects started with highly complex products and a heap of seed money to start with.
With a one-in-a-million chance, the following products became an instant money-making machine for their creators. The products were so far-fetched they were almost laughable. However, they turned out to be King Salomon’s treasures. Let’s take a look at some of these incredible money-making products:
- Colored Sand: Pour color sand inside nice looking jars and sell it for $1.29 a pound. You’ve probably seen the booths at fairs and boardwalks, where kids can create their own sand art.
- Mud: Entrepreneurs have racked in million of dollars selling mud from the Dead Sea in Israel. For example, a 5.1 oz. SeaOra mud mask can sell for $32 online, when not on sale.
- Bottled Air: Buy some perfumed shaped bottles and fill them with air and then sell them for $39. Wales in a Bottle is just one example of a company that has found a clever way of making money by bottling and marketing the air we freely breathe. The perfume-sized bottle sells for $39, with free world-wide shipping.
- Canned Oxygen: Fill cans with oxygen and market them for $9.99 a can. The smart folks at BigOX sell flavored oxygen to the tune of $9.99 for a 3.5 gram can. “Oxygen is known to help with headaches, drowsiness, fatigue during strenuous exercise, helps promote healthy skin, and generates healthy red blood cells for over all well being,” said Dan Jungers, the managing partner of the company behind the product.
- Animal’s Urine: Collect urine from wolves, foxes and mountain lions and sell them to gardeners eager to keep pesky varmints such as mice and deer away from their plants. Predator Pee retails for $22.99 for a 12 ounce bottle. The urine is collected from animals in captivity via floor collection drains.
- Worm Poop: According to TerraCycle Inc., worm poop is an ideal, natural fertilizer. That is why they package the naturally occurring waste in used 20 oz. soda bottles and sell it for $6.95 (prices may vary).
- Rocks: Go to a nearby desert and collect rocks; put them in a brightly-colored cardboard box and sell them for $3.95 a box. Gary Dahl became an instant millionaire selling rocks like pets. This fad took place in the 1970s and Pet Rocks were ordinary gray pebbles bought at a builder’s supply store and marketed as if they were live pets.
As you can see, you can sell anything and make a fortune out of (almost) nothing. As soon as I finish writing this post, I’ll start thinking of a killer product that will make me an instant Panama millionaire. How about bottling Panama Sunshine for people living near the Arctic Circle? Good Day!
Source: Money From (Almost) Nothing