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Unusual idea - how to monetize it better?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by al_pacino, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. al_pacino

    al_pacino Junior Member

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    How can I monetize an information about a cataclismic event I dreamed about? Stock market, betting, any other options? :)
     
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    This is a weird thread. But, if you really think this is serious, you will just be better off warning people. But then, you will have to take payment in gratefulness, which can sometimes give you as good a feeling as money does.
     
  3. al_pacino

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    Nobody will take this serious unfortunatelly even if I will warn them. And please take note that I'm not a wacko and neither a fraud. :)
     
  4. roamer

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    Two things.

    First, it depends on whether said event caused total or partial destruction. If total, just chill and "live your life to the fullest" (I'm convinced that phrase has a copyright or something). If partial, move to a place NOT affected in your dream. Oh, and start stacking food + get your foil hats ready.

    Second, why is this thread here instead of the lounge?. :p
     
  5. al_pacino

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    It has nothing to do with the continent I live on. It is about an event which will cause partial destruction, of course. I posted here, because even it might not sound moral, I would like to take my chance to make some money of it.
     
  6. roamer

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    Make a combo FB page - YT Channel - Website to tell everybody about it.

    If it turns out to be just a dream, you'll find a way to monetize on the ridicule that ensues.

    If it turns out to be true, you market yourself as a [guru|saviour|psychic] and turn yourself into a [brand|leader|religion]. This, of course, after you answer the questions from the men in black that will show at your doorstep after your prediction comes true. :p
     
  7. bookbuster

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    put options in the stock market will provide you lots of leverage for betting that a stock goes down. So the etf SPY represents thee SP500, if you want to bet it will go down, you buy puts that expire in a month after your expected move. If you get it wrong, they will expire worthless.

    each option represents 100 shares of stock, so if you can buy 50 options you are controlling 5,000 shares of stock (something that would normally take much more capital). This is where the leverage comes from - if you get it right you can double, triple your money -- if you get it wrong, its easy to lose it all.

    Keep in mind, if there is a cataclysmic event that shocks the stock markets, the fed will print money causing inflation, causing stocks to go up... This isn't an easy game.
     
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    Well if you really wanted to earn off of this. Just remember karma... You would have good odds putting up a site and promoting it as an e-book, targeting the flood of existing traffic that is already in the (sky is falling frame of mind) A.K.A. Doomsday 2012...

    Though I must add a word of advice tread careful in a niche this negative, it may come back to bite you in the butt...

    ~Naz~
     
  9. al_pacino

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    Betting on it with a bookmaker would be perfect, and the odds would be tremendous, instead of double or triple my money, I would have got 1000 times more, to say at least, but no bookmaker wants to accept my bet, saying that they can't accept bets on a negative event... :(
     
  10. Lalalaenhund

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    Dude

    ...what?
     
  11. Techxan

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    Hell, build a site and tell everybody about it. Run survival shit on the website.

    Might go viral, then you could end up in hollywood. If it is a good storyline, won't matter if it were true or not.

    Probably should wait until ater next Christmas though, we have the Mayan Cataclysm already scheduled for then.

    Gives you plenty of time to get it ready.
     
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    Pm me.. I will discuss a method with you.
     
  13. daziam

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    Course it's not true, Just don't offer a refund should it not happen .... as believe me you'll be giving back 100%
     
  14. al_pacino

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    Refund on what?
     
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    Virus1, you have a pm.
     
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    hey man, you could make 1,000 percent on options too... It happens all the time in the silver market, because it is so volatile.


    Again, its sounds fun but its very hard to get direction + timing right.
     
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    I'm missing the massive jump in logic between dreaming something and it actually happening. What makes you believe your dream is going to turn into reality?
     
  18. al_pacino

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    Let's say it's just a dream even if there is a chance to know it for sure. :D
    And regarding the silver market, I was talking about a possible 10000% profit by betting on it, not 1000%. Ok, even this one seems to be good enough, but unfortunatelly I don't know anything about silver market, stock market, etc. :(