Most of us aren't going to be the ones who actually come up with the next genuine billion dollar idea. There are precious few Larry Pages and Mark Zuckerbergs in the world.
You're probably not going to create the next Facebook, the next Kickstarter, or the next Uber.
But what if you could take the next big, disruptive idea, and ride along with it, pulling in some solid cash for yourself in its wake?
This is exactly what affiliate marketer and SEO guru Glenn Allsopp talks about in this incredibly comprehensive blog post from his blog, ViperChill.
Glenn talks about a technique he calls “the pivot.”
Using a new and incredibly lucrative product as a springboard, you can pull in some pretty impressive profits.
On the 15th of January 2008 the domain name Groupon.com went live for the first time. 2008 was also the year that IndieGogo became one of the first ‘crowdfunding’ websites. A year later, the biggest rivals of each would launch in the form of Living Social and Kickstarter.
At the start of 2012 Uber – previously known as Ubercab – started to expand internationally. Just a few months later, Logan Green would launch ride sharing competitor Lyft, which rode on the back of Uber’s success to a $4bn valuation. It’s no coincidence that success stories in new industries often come in pairs. In today’s report I look at how you can capitalise on a trend which could see you at the helm of the webs hottest startups.
At the heart of if this trend is the pivot, a technique ViperChill readers have used to make as much as $100,000 in a single week. Before we continue, I want to peak the interest of 66.1% of ViperChill readers and say this: If you’re reading this and you’re based outside of the US, your potential success with this method just went up tenfold. You don’t have to thank me later; some equity will do just fine.
Sources to Help You Find the Next Billion-Dollar Pivot
If pivoting off of the next billion dollar idea sounds like something you would like to try for yourself, here are some great sources of inspiration to make sure you’re first off the mark.
First for a reason, Crunchbase is my absolute favourite resource when it comes to finding great niche ideas to capitalise on. It’s literally a dream come true for anyone looking to discover the hottest upcoming trends in any industry.
The reason Crunchbase is such a good tool is simple: It monitors startups that have received investments.
If a startup has received an investment it generally means they’ve came up with a new idea that is going to grow, and they’ve been able to convince someone else that the idea is solid enough for them to hand over their hard-earned wealth.
Just look at some of the investments from just this week that could give insights into future industries about to take off:
– PokitDok received $35.08M to make healthcare transactions more efficient
– Innovid received $15M to help advertisers create and measure video experiences on any device
– Shuttl raised 20M to help transport the people of India in air-conditioned minibuses which are ordered via phone apps
– PepperTap received $51.2M for their India-based, grocery delivery service
There were many more investments around the world this week, but those four alone raised more than $100M with ideas that weren’t on anybody’s radar just a few short years ago.
I’ll be totally honest and say that I generally enjoy this website for the browsing experience rather than getting too much out of it. I think the real value is probably found in their custom reports which are going to set you back hundreds or thousands of dollars. I’ve never purchased one, but I’m sure the custom PDF’s are a goldmine to some of their clients like Kellogg’s and others.
While it is more of a ‘fun’ way to get ideas, they definitely can jump out at you. Most of the competing apps I found for Tinder, such as jCrush, were found on TrendHunter.
Before I give you the link to this page I’m going to preface it with a warning: You can easily lose hours of your time if you don’t stay focused on the task of finding great website ideas you can spin off location-wise or industry wise.
A Reddit sub-Reddit, Internet is Beautiful showcases interesting websites and ideas that people have found online. To get great content that isn’t too stale I recommend searching by the top submissions of the previous month. This link will do just that for you.
I mentioned in my last article that I find myself hearing about Product Hunt more and more and in the last few weeks that hasn’t changed at all. I think this is going to be one of the biggest breakthrough websites for 2016 just like Pinterest was when that first started out.
The page you’ll probably get the most use out of is their ‘Tech Collections’ page. While this won’t update as often as their Tech page, you’ll find a lot more ideas in one spot.
If nothing else, Product Hunt can be a great way to send thousands of visitors to your new creation if you truly get involved in the community.
Viperchill articles tend to be incredibly long and in-depth, and this is just a tiny clip from the full article. You can read the rest over at ViperChill, where you'll find more ideas and some concrete examples of companies that have made the pivot concept work for them.