100% out of 2 votesMay 18, 2012 by swgoof60% out of 5 votesMay 18, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 1 votesApril 08, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 2 votesMarch 22, 2012 by swgoof60% out of 10 votes
Create a children's book website. Anyone can author a book. Also, the books would be free to read online. The site would need to be colorful and fun. It may need big arrows to signify turning a page. If a person wanted, a hard copy of any book could be created, ordered, and shipped. Profits from the hard copy books would be split between the site and the book author. A rating/review system for the books could also be added.33% out of 9 votes
Create a company that provides benefits packages for startups. The company would enroll startups and pool the resources together to get better rates. This is not possible in all states. Some possibilities for benefits would be: insurance(health, dental, vision, life), 401k plans, Aflac, and discounts on products.72% out of 11 votes44% out of 9 votes
The United States Government is working on legislation to allow anyone, not just certified investors, the ability to invest in early stage companies (startups). This is called crowdfunding. Create a website/mobile app that would facilitate the process. It would need to maintain individual shares. It would need some mechanism for setting a stock price. Think something kind of like etrade but for crowdfunding.0% out of 2 votes80% out of 5 votes0% out of 1 votes66% out of 3 votesFebruary 20, 2012 by swgoof66% out of 18 votesFebruary 10, 2012 by swgoof0% out of 0 votesFebruary 10, 2012 by swgoof66% out of 3 votesFebruary 04, 2012 by swgoof83% out of 6 votesFebruary 04, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 1 votesFebruary 01, 2012 by swgoof0% out of 0 votesJanuary 26, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 1 votesJanuary 26, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 1 votesJanuary 20, 2012 by swgoof25% out of 8 votesJanuary 20, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 2 votes0% out of 0 votes36% out of 11 votes100% out of 6 votesJanuary 03, 2012 by swgoof100% out of 3 votesDecember 19, 2011 by swgoof0% out of 0 votesDecember 18, 2011 by swgoof47% out of 46 votesDecember 18, 2011 by swgoof72% out of 11 votesDecember 09, 2011 by swgoof63% out of 11 votesDecember 09, 2011 by swgoof31% out of 134 votes64% out of 132 votes
Create a website where schools could easily create a school website. The school should be able to point a URL to that site. The site should allow schools to easily create pages for teachers and classes. It should also have sections for extracurricular activities and a calendar. A school should be able to use as many or as little features as possible.
The problem is many schools do not spend the time and money to create a nice-looking, usable website. Then charge schools an annual fee to host the school website.9% out of 11 votes60% out of 10 votes72% out of 11 votesDecember 02, 2011 by swgoof60% out of 10 votesDecember 02, 2011 by swgoof55% out of 9 votesNovember 30, 2011 by swgoof83% out of 12 votesNovember 28, 2011 by swgoof77% out of 9 votesNovember 22, 2011 by swgoof54% out of 11 votes36% out of 11 votesNovember 14, 2011 by swgoof80% out of 5 votesNovember 05, 2011 by swgoof
Think about creating a children's museum from kid-sized skyscraper. For example, the museum would have many kid-sized floors with a different theme on every floor. The bottom floor would be the fire station. The second floor would be the restaurant. The third floor would be the factory...
How many floors would be needed and what would be on each floor?87% out of 8 votesNovember 05, 2011 by swgoof33% out of 6 votesNovember 01, 2011 by swgoof42% out of 7 votesOctober 27, 2011 by swgoof71% out of 7 votesOctober 26, 2011 by swgoof90% out of 11 votesOctober 26, 2011 by swgoof57% out of 7 votesOctober 21, 2011 by swgoof85% out of 7 votesOctober 18, 2011 by swgoof69% out of 13 votesOctober 18, 2011 by swgoof63% out of 11 votesOctober 16, 2011 by swgoof92% out of 14 votesOctober 14, 2011 by swgoof83% out of 12 votesOctober 13, 2011 by swgoof97% out of 138 votesOctober 12, 2011 by swgoof85% out of 7 votesOctober 11, 2011 by swgoof83% out of 12 votesOctober 08, 2011 by swgoof60% out of 5 votesOctober 07, 2011 by swgoof83% out of 6 votesOctober 05, 2011 by swgoof75% out of 4 votesOctober 04, 2011 by swgoof90% out of 10 votesOctober 02, 2011 by swgoof57% out of 7 votesOctober 01, 2011 by swgoof71% out of 7 votesSeptember 30, 2011 by swgoof63% out of 11 votesSeptember 28, 2011 by swgoof58% out of 12 votesSeptember 27, 2011 by swgoof85% out of 7 votesSeptember 26, 2011 by swgoof83% out of 12 votesSeptember 25, 2011 by swgoof69% out of 13 votesSeptember 24, 2011 by swgoof81% out of 11 votesSeptember 23, 2011 by swgoof87% out of 8 votesSeptember 22, 2011 by swgoof75% out of 12 votesSeptember 21, 2011 by swgoof66% out of 18 votesSeptember 20, 2011 by swgoof47% out of 144 votes
Create a site to allow people to donate money to a cause for the completion of a service. For example: I will donate $40 to Compassion International if someone rakes my lawn. It would combine volunteering and donating. The site could track the amount users donated and the amount raised by volunteers.28% out of 7 votes38% out of 13 votesSeptember 16, 2011 by swgoof66% out of 15 votesSeptember 15, 2011 by swgoof33% out of 12 votesSeptember 15, 2011 by swgoof70% out of 10 votesSeptember 14, 2011 by swgoof77% out of 9 votesSeptember 13, 2011 by swgoof66% out of 9 votesSeptember 12, 2011 by swgoof83% out of 6 votesSeptember 10, 2011 by swgoof87% out of 8 votesSeptember 09, 2011 by swgoof78% out of 19 votesSeptember 08, 2011 by swgoof70% out of 10 votesSeptember 07, 2011 by swgoof80% out of 15 votes57% out of 14 votes25% out of 145 votes
Create a device for tracking distance traveled in small places. For example, the Children's Museum in Minnesota has tons of blocks and a few conveyor belts. Children put the blocks on conveyor belts and move them around. It would be fun to know how far each block travels per day. GPS would not really work because the blocks stay in the same room.50% out of 12 votes83% out of 12 votes84% out of 13 votes50% out of 4 votes44% out of 9 votes44% out of 9 votes66% out of 6 votes44% out of 150 votes50% out of 158 votes38% out of 154 votes
For computer geeks, go sit by and watch non-technical people work. After a while, offer suggestions of how the person could save 1 hour per day. Charge a fee for this service. Also, make sure the non-technical person has asked for this service first.
This idea came from Seth's Blog:
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/07/time-for-a-workflow-audit.html78% out of 14 votes76% out of 13 votes75% out of 16 votesSeptember 05, 2011 by swgoof56% out of 16 votesSeptember 02, 2011 by swgoof25% out of 158 votesSeptember 02, 2011 by swgoof60% out of 10 votesAugust 30, 2011 by swgoof85% out of 7 votesAugust 29, 2011 by swgoof60% out of 15 votesAugust 29, 2011 by swgoof88% out of 9 votesAugust 27, 2011 by swgoof51% out of 126 votesAugust 27, 2011 by swgoof
Online Account Billing For Utility Companies
I would like to be able to check all of my utility bills in one place. For example, I can go to my cable company's website to check that bill. I would then have to go to my electric company's website to check that bill. Make one site that could hold all that information. It could have a standard template for billing information, and it could track the cost of utilities over time.62% out of 8 votesAugust 26, 2011 by swgoof71% out of 7 votes88% out of 17 votes37% out of 127 votes57% out of 7 votesAugust 23, 2011 by swgoof80% out of 5 votesAugust 19, 2011 by swgoof75% out of 4 votesAugust 17, 2011 by swgoof36% out of 11 votesAugust 16, 2011 by swgoof81% out of 11 votesAugust 15, 2011 by swgoof84% out of 13 votes60% out of 123 votes54% out of 11 votes29% out of 151 votes77% out of 9 votes50% out of 16 votesAugust 04, 2011 by swgoof72% out of 11 votesAugust 03, 2011 by swgoof84% out of 13 votesAugust 02, 2011 by swgoof69% out of 13 votesJuly 28, 2011 by swgoof61% out of 13 votesJuly 28, 2011 by swgoof61% out of 13 votesJuly 23, 2011 by swgoof41% out of 134 votesJuly 23, 2011 by swgoof78% out of 14 votesJuly 22, 2011 by swgoof48% out of 141 votesJuly 20, 2011 by swgoof
Create a website that certifies other websites as suitable for children. You could charge sites to be certified and give them a badge to display on the bottom of the site. Also, a directory of children's certified sites could be created. This idea could be expanded to create a general rating system for websites.34% out of 155 votesJuly 18, 2011 by swgoof24% out of 126 votesJuly 17, 2011 by swgoof
My wife and daughter frequently leave me hand-written notes. It would be nice to have a way to snap a photo of the note and save it on the internet. The photos of the notes would have to remain private. There are photo sites on the internet, but I do not know one that specializes in this type of photos.26% out of 146 votesJuly 16, 2011 by swgoof
Create a new way to take photos for children's sports. Here is an idea. Take action photos of the players during a game. Then post those photos on the internet and have parents order the photos they want. Then parents will get to see the photos before they buy, and the photos will be much more fun and memorable.81% out of 16 votesJuly 13, 2011 by swgoof87% out of 16 votesJuly 12, 2011 by swgoof50% out of 148 votesJuly 12, 2011 by swgoof20% out of 150 votesJuly 11, 2011 by swgoof76% out of 17 votesJuly 10, 2011 by swgoof88% out of 18 votes34% out of 305 votes