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Do you guys think this is a good startup idea?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pplayer, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. pplayer

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    Hey BHW, I just got a good idea for a website. This site is a service for people to help them with text messaging. I am not sure what path I should take, and would like some insight. I am not sure of my options, but the site will be something along the lines of people paying for day passes. Then they will be hooked up with one of our representatives which is just myself and my cousin for now. And we will assist whomever it is that needs help texting. For instance if a guy is trying to get a girl, and is stuck in a situation, he could simply get on the website and we will further assist him. I am thinking of a company name something like textassistance, but need something more flashy for people to remember. Any help will do, this is just an idea that I am hoping to try and create. If anyone has any business inquires please let me know as well thanks.
     
  2. thekidwithstars

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    Brb stealing your idea.
     
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  3. nikiobicata

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    What ?! Why i need your assistant if i can just go to google and find something smart and funny to send her ??? What about when you are sleeping? How will chat with your users ???
     
  4. pplayer

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    Haha okay never thought about that. But I guess I'll wake myself up? And young teens will love it.. they never know what to say.
    And you won't find what to say exactly on google.
     
  5. sdilan

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    Nice idea! don't let people bring you down. Anyways if you want your entrepreneur venture to have success , it would be wise to rethink the way that you deliver the service. I agree that the one day passes is a little to much for only 2 people , but why not have arranged times? for example you can service from 5-9 and only a # of people at a time . People will be stuck but they may only need your service for 5 maybe 10 minutes tops so maybe charge a flat fee per user like $10 , keep in mind that you can solve their problem fast. Lets do the math there are 240 minutes in 4 hours divide that by that by 10 minutes that's 240 per every 4 hours so ... exactly $60 dollar per hour profit... here is a second idea charge the users by the minutes they may need .. offer packages with different prices and time that it will pay for example: 5 minutes will cost $8 , 10 minutes will cost $15 , 15 minutes will cost $14.50 . Hope this helps. Brand name : TextAdvice.me or .com idk just pooped into my mind
     
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  6. maecenas23

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    It's not too complicated, it can be useful for many morons, but you need some bright people to work on the texts.
    It can be a good idea becuase once you help the first guy to have sex, he will be your client forever :D
     
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    No offense, but you have lost your mind.


    Unless you have done research indicating there is search volume for this service, in which case I retract that statement.
     
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    I'm hoping the OP meant to make this as an app, which would make the whole 'search volume' thing unnecessary. Besides, what is this, a micro niche website? Not every startup's main traffic source is organic traffic...
     
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    So this is basically like dialing 411, except you ask for sex advice?
     
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    it looks like an unique new idea.. maybe it make u $$$
    or just waste ur time...
     
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    Seems like a good idea. You could bring in a lot of traffic with social media marketing and only targeting teenagers who would fit the description. Targeted traffic and no need for major SEO
     
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  12. pplayer

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    Thanks for your response guys especially sdilan. Charging per minutes is a pretty good idea. And yes I would have some good advice I suppose, but I think this will be hard to create now that I'm thinking about it; especially an app. I will have to do some more research before starting to waste money on it.
     
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    nice way to make a phone list and sell it to the highest bidder.
     
  14. pplayer

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    Haha yah good point MafiaBoss. Do you guys think there is a possibility to make a text messaging service. Like provide a number teens can text and we charge them per text? Is that something anyone is familiar with or has any knowledge of would please share, thanks guys!
     
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    There are so many flaws in this idea. Why on earth would someone give their girlfriend's phone number to an unknown person? What would happen if that girl found it's not him whom she talked at first?
     
  16. pplayer

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    No I will not be directly talking to the girlfriend.... The boy will send me pictures of the message/give me info; and we will help formulate a response back to his girlfriend that he will decide to send. And if the girl finds out then A. the boy is stupid for letting her find out or B. Personal Problems.
     
  17. sonicpunk32

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    You'll need to hire some females for your phone lines if this is going to be a voice service. I wouldn't want sex advice on the phone from some dude. It would be creepy.
     
  18. pplayer

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    No this has nothing to do with physically talking with the person. It will all be through text/chat.
     
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    This is nice idea if marketed right. You need somekind of marketing budget, but with right targeting FB ads will work for sure. When you get things going youngsters make it famous without advertising.

    Dont rely on SEO, you need media buying.
     
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    There is a very big market for this and a lot of people would use it. You just have to execute it right.