Selling Old VCR tapes, Selfie-Glove Discussion, and other side hustles – Shane McLendon - Ep 29

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Selling Old VCR tapes, Selfie-Glove Discussion, and other side hustles – Shane McLendon - Ep 29

Shame McLendon and I connected when he found my CADdesignhelp.com Facebook page. He was looking for guests on the Built in a Day Podcast. I went on the podcast and talked about product testing with the Selfie-Glove. This was in the fall of 2016.

Shane and I hadn’t talked in a while, so we did a podcast to catch up and throw around business ideas. Shane has quite a few side hustles, mostly as a copywriter. His current project is Theboxcrusher.com, which is a website to give blue collar workers ideas of how to get more customers for their business (think plumbers, welders, lawn mowing).

We also through around ideas on other products that might be good for me to make. The trick I have found about selling online is that you need to offer something a lot of people want. One big hit I have had is the Led Zeppelin object. We discuss some other products that might be good.

Key Takeaways

  1. Have a big list of ideas to try. You really don’t know what’s going to work until you try it. Who would have guessed that old VCR tapes would be popular?
  2. Look for gaps in the market. I think Shane is onto something with his com website. There is an opportunity to teach blue collar workers concepts like the lean startup method.

To Contact Shane

Go to his website: Theboxcrusher.com

The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast is produced by Scott Tarcy, President of CADdesignhelp.com. You can reach me at info@caddesignhelp.com

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