Find a roommate
An online platform to simplify searching a roommate, something similar to a specialized social network. It would be easier to have such a service than looking for the people on local forums or asking friends.

22.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Babysitting services
There are several ideas regarding this.

1. Become a babysitter.
2. Make a platform for the babysitters. There they could be hired and promote the services. You get a fee when someone is hired. You can still do babysitting by yourself.
3. Standard way: hire babysitters and sell their services.

The most interesting way is the 2nd. Thus, you don't have to hire people and sell their time. Instead, you make a glue(platform) between babysitters and people who need them. So you don't have to correlate demand and the people you actually hired.

Babysitting will always be actual (see trends image).

Resources:
- video on how to start a babysitting service
- how to make a babysitting app and monetize it

20.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Meet local campus singles
It's a website that allows students to meet other singles. It would be much appreciated than using Tinder and so on.
The another idea for this is to encourage networking in college to make new friends while not attending some hobby classes.

20.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Pay directly to artists
A platform where people buy music, but pay directly to artists, not to the platform. It has a fee though to make a profit.

19.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Common reasons why startups fail by Failory.com:
- Marketing mistakes were by far the most common, and they were generally speaking the most deadly with 69% of all mentioned marketing mistakes being fatal. In fact, the fatal marketing mistakes were more numerous than all other fatal mistakes combined (56% vs 44%), as can be seen in the pie chart below. By far the most common reason for shutdown was lack of product-market-fit which constituted more than half of the marketing mistakes, but more on that below.

- Team problems – friction, lack of experience, lack of motivation, etc., were the second most common. They were some of the least-deadly percentage-wise (only 39% of all mentioned team problems being fatal), but because they are abundant they were still the second most common reason for shutdown.

- Financial problems and mistakes were the third most common. That said, bearing in mind more than 50% of the projects didn’t have any budget to begin with and more than 75% of the projects were self-funded, it’s a surprise that only 16% of the projects point at financial problems as the major reason for failure.

- Tech problems were extremely rare, which is surprising considering almost all projects in the data have a technical side to them. The most common remark was that too much time and effort was spent on tech that proved to be useless in the long run. The most common answer to “a thing you would do differently next time” by far was “I’d talk to customers and validate my assumptions before writing a single line of code”. That said, a big % of tech problems were fatal: e.g. relying on a 3rd party API that changes can ruin a business overnight.

- Operational problems were quite rare and not that deadly, but it’s important to mention that most interviewees ran software projects, so operational problems (e.g. suppliers, distribution) are not as common as in brick-and-mortar and physical product projects by definition.

- Legal problems were rarest, mentioned only four times, but two of those four proved to be lethal. For most early-stage startups the legal side is a non-factor. Yet, there are still industries where you can’t afford to ignore it (food, finance, etc.).

19.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram

Trend: Backyard office
A backyard office is outdoor space adapted into an area suited to working from home.

The backyard office trend started pre-pandemic. But interest in making or purchasing prefabricated backyard offices exploded once millions started working from home for the first time.

(In fact, one LA-based manufacturer reports that sales for their prefab backyard offices have increased by 250% since mid-April.)

Depending on features (like plumbing), a typical prefab backyard office costs anywhere between $10k-$30k.

What's next:
Backyard offices are part of the WFH Equipment meta trend. 4 out of 10 Americans now work from home, according to Stanford University. Which has led to booming interest in office-grade equipment that can be used at home. Other examples of this trend include blue light glasses, ergonomic chairs, laptop stands and noise-cancelling headphones.

19.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram

The exact song
An app where a random song would play that matches the amount of time it will take for me to get home.

16.11.2020 Комментарии Telegram