3 Super Unique Internet Businesses

It can be easy to forget that we’re still at the very beginning of the internet. Like the universe, it’s also expanding at the speed of light in all sorts of directions you could call niches. Own one of those niches and you can make a living from it. Even if it seems a bit ridiculous.

Here are a couple of my favorite examples of businesses built on pretty unique niches:

  1. Francis Bourgeois has always been obsessed with trains and trainspotting. He started posting videos of himself spotting trains. His enthusiasm for trains burst through the screen and you can’t help but smile. He has millions of followers and late last year quit his job to pursue trainspotting full time.

  2. Peter Askew loves buying domain names. In fact, he buys domain names and then builds businesses around them. One day he saw the domain VidaliaOnions.com for sale. He put in a low bid and got it. Now he’s the guy who sells onions on the internet. Read the story of Vidalia Onions here

  3. The name Andrew Rea might not ring a bell, but Babish might. Binging with Babish that is. One day in February 2016, Andrew starting making foods from TV shows and movies on YouTube. Fast forward to today and his channel has over 2 billion views and he makes an estimated $13 million a year.

It’s important to note that I’m not talking about your standard “influencers” here. I’m talking about people who are just genuinely excited about something and share it with the world. Then the internet rewards them. It’s a simple formula that definitely requires a lot of luck, but it excites me that the creator economy is alive, well, and rewarding the weird ones.

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