As Occupy Wall Street balloons beyond the Big Apple to include protests and meetings in over 800 cities around the world, there’s one question on everyone’s lips: “How can we make some money off of this?”
Welcome to the Ape Con Myth guide to starting a business off of people pissed off about business!
As any entrepreneur will tell you, the first step is always the same: start a grassroots political movement. It might sound difficult, but all you need is one page, some images and a little text. Call it something like The Occupy Party of the United States, and you’re done.
[This is why stock photography should be a regulated industry.]
Okay, almost done. One site can be disavowed easily. Besides, what’s a national movement if it’s not everywhere?! It’s time to buy some domains!
Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Use the same content on each site to save time. Then, all you need are ads. There’s no need to research your audience, just focus on known weaknesses, such as what suckers people in Corpus Christi, Texas are for the San Francisco Ballet.
And you can’t go wrong with a mix of dating and criminal record website ads to even it out. Remember, these protest kids love irony. Let them soak in it. They’ll click through.
What’s the catch? There is none. You can start this business in Australia if you want. This thing is international.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” … Abe, you had me at ‘you can fool some of the people all of the time’.