Simple Products Still Lead The Way

I have a lot of friends and contacts that have or are starting businesses online. A lot of these guys want to get into eCommerce and potentially private labelling products to sell at giant marketplaces like eBay and Amazon. Whenever I catch up with these guys, a lot of them say they are struggling to find the perfect product to go for.

I keep seeing all of them make the same mistakes and come across the same problems. Most of them want to sell a product that is innovative and is like nothing else out there. Although this is endearing, and isn’t necessarily a bad idea, it is definitely a lot harder. First of all you have to come up with your big idea, and have someone there ready to help you implement your idea as soon as it comes to you. Unless you’re a wizard product engineer you are going to find this process tough. It’s not simple making groundbreaking items. If they are clever enough to seek my advice I always say the same thing to them. I mutter the age old mantra ‘keep it simple’.

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I love this saying. I apply it to so many aspects of my life, not just new business enterprises and adventures. In this context, when I say ‘keep it simple’ I mean instead of trying to create something new, these people should be finding a product that is already very popular and guaranteed to sell, and then focusing their effort of finding a way to worm there way into that market and settle there.

I also know a lot of people who have done this too and have been very successful. There are so many niches that cater for this approach too. Categories such as kitchen ware or even sports gear are great for this. For example, recently I bought a brand new rain coat. Its a great coat and I’ve used it several times already. Whilst wearing it, I couldn’t help but think about it, and how simple it would have been to private label. I guess the thing to remember is that people also need to buy things that are simple too, in fact more so. Let that be a lesson to you!

So Much To Talk About

Lots of people that have an online presence or make a living writing, sometimes suffer from something called writing block. It can be quite a regular occurrence, but have you ever heard of something which is essentially the exact opposite? At the moment it seems I almost have too much to talk about. Lets hope I have enough time to write it all down.

What is Bluetooth and why is it so popular?

When I say ‘Bluetooth’ a lot of you may know what it represents but not entirely know its full meaning. I’ll be honest with you; until recently I had no idea what it meant either. One thing that is for sure though is that the technology and power of bluetooth has spawned so many different products and items over the last 5 years or so. It’s quite hard to find a niche nowadays that hasn’t somewhat been affected by bluetooth technology. You’ll find it in your phone, in cars, in video games, entertainment systems, office equipment and so much more.

One thing that surprised me about it is it’s ability to change the way we listen to music too. Have you ever heard of a music speaker that is powered by bluetooth? For instance, this shower speaker is bluetooth. It is waterproof, which means you can listen to your iPod or cd player in the shower. You connect the speaker to the music player wirelessly and can therefore take it in the shower or bath with and listen to your favourite songs. This means you can literally be jamming to your favourite tune whichever room in the house you are in. How cool is that?

I was so amazed when I heard this that I had to try it out for myself. In fact I bought one of these so called shower speakers because I was sceptical over whether or not it would work. What was the outcome? It worked perfectly well. In my house, the bathroom is quite a distance away from my cd player which is in my living room. Because of this I guessed that the connection wouldn’t be incredible, and that the quality of the sound wouldn’t be great. I was wrong on both accounts, and the sound really was good. As good as it could be in fact. So, all in all, this is just another reason why bluetooth technology is the way to go and is on the up.

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My Favourite Kitchen Accessories

The Kitchen accessories niche is one of the only niches that I’d put good money on not disappearing or dying down any time soon. Think about – absolutely everyone has a kitchen, and most people enjoy cooking. Although I’m not actually someone that has an online business that sells products, if I were to start one, I’d think I’d begin by private labelling and selling kitchen or cooking based products, simply because the appeal and demand for them is never going to die.

As well as this, you often see brand new innovative products within this niche kicking up a storm and selling really well. It seems all you have to do is find a new inventive and clever way to peel vegetables or open a wine bottle and then you have a product that simply cannot fail.

I thought within this post it would be nice for me to take you through a list of my favourite kitchen accessories and explain to why I like them so much. I’m not selling anything don’t worry, but to tell you truth I couldn’t recommend any of these anymore. They are really that good.

First up is something a lot of people call pizza stones. I’ve also heard them being called pizza plates, and even pizza slabs. Essentially they are stones that you place an uncooked pizza on before you put it in the oven. It stops it from sticking to the grill within your oven, and makes sure the bottom of the pizza doesn’t crisp and get too burnt or crunchy. It is simply a must if you are a massive pizza head just like me. I use it week in week out, and I have definitely got my money’s worth out of it.

Next up is a simple blender. I don’t really have a specific preference. I have a couple and they are both good. The reason why I’m including it within this mini list is because they are just so important. Most do a good job, and a lot of them can be bought for a fair price, so you should really get one if you blend a lot of your food, or enjoy making the odd smoothie once in a while.

Last but not least, is something called a nut milk bag. I’m certain a lot of you haven’t heard about this, but they are essentially a sieve that is needed within the process of making almond milk. I absolutely adore almond milk and have it on average twice a week since I first tried it last year. You can buy it ready made in the shops, but I like to make my own, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the milk bag.

So there you have it, there is my mini list! I hope it’s inspired you to go out and try a few of these products.

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