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#30: Arlo makes sure your information products don’t get lost

All of us love shopping! Well, at least in one form or the other. Especially tempting: when discounts are involved. Everybody who got a Steam account feels my pain! Last year I bought (again) like 10 games, but none has been played so far.
When you buy on Amazon these items are either used, or just lie around. With digital products it is similar. The problem here though is much more complicated: out of sight, out of mind.

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#29: Here is who you should really tip

Tipping a waiter is normal, right? If the service was great, this is the normal thing to do. Showing appreciation to someone in a service job is important in most countries. Yet, if you think about it, waiters are pretty much the only professions you tip. How comes?

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#026: Save money and stay sane with Subscription Buddy

I grew up around the millennium. Back then CDs, tapes and Windows ME were omnipresent. If I wanted new music I had to drive to a shop and get it. If I wanted to build a website, I had the choice to either learn HTML or use Dreamweaver.
Today, everything is so much easier. SaaS products make our lives easier. Spotify gives me music on the go. WordPress … love it.
But it’s getting increasingly harder to keep track of all your subscriptions. Especially since trials are everywhere. The other day I figured I paid for a service I did not use because I forgot about the trial.

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#025: Lets pivot “Uber for shop assistants”

So this might be a Deja Vu. A couple of weeks ago I talked to you about an uber for shop assistants. The idea behind it was: get somebody to help you if you have questions.
Last weekend, after I spent some time with my cousin who works in a large furniture shop, I came to the conclusion that I was thinking too complicated. Yes, being able to call somebody is very relevant. But very often you just need an interaction. And this, as quickly as possible.

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#024: Copywriting plugin to help us noobs write better and faster

You know, copywriting can be quite intimidating. For me, it aways used to be something I suck at. I am not a writer, one of my teachers burned that into my head.
But that’s not the way it needs to. Copywriting can be learned. By practice and by simply learning.
There are different copywriting models. Every method has its own advantages. But there is something more fundamental: every time I practice I do the same thing – looking up a framework, copy/paste into WordPress, and ultimately open best practices for each stage.

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#023: Personalized books your kids will love!

Books are wonderful. They spur your imagination, keep your mind off things and ultimately help you relax.
For kids you can count the same benefits. Even more so it develops their creativity and helps them learn the language.
Despite all the advancements in technology, books have staid the same. They are written, printed and published to the masses.
But nowadays we expect products to be tailored to us, not the everybody. Mass customization is something books are still lacking.

#022: Car wash on demand

This one is too obvious, banked for years in my Evernote folder, but still a great example for local business ideas:
An “Uber” for car washing.
I don’t really need to search for similar competitors – there should be plenty. But on the other side, there is plenty of room for this type of business. And here is why:

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#021: How to make brick & mortar stores more appealing

We live in an on-demand world. Everything we do needs to fit our schedule. This is the main reason why messaging/email became so popular – because we can control when and where we want to reply.
The “Uber for X” model became so popular, there is Uber for pizza, Uber for cleaning, even Uber for bodyguards.
One of the situations I really do need an Uber, I barely find one on the marked: shop assistants!