I just saw two of my ideas I had 8 months ago that were cutting edge, completely reproduced and already on a shelf from China and they are half the cost and actually better made. So ideas move pretty fast around here. And they seem to pay maybe $20 a pop if you actually DO something for quite a few hours.
The entire haunt culture is just giving ideas even making prototypes and visual aids such as sketches, models, illustrations and such, doing market research to insure this isn't really being done somewhere else and if it is does anyone care? Now just because some manufacturer took my idea and developed $300,000 worth of inventory doesn't mean it isn't still a loser idea and the customers aren't going for it.
It's all some grand experiment of whether the home boys can make a marginal seasonal gain or if some corporate finder went nuts with something. So who are these mystery shoppers and who pays their salary? You could make an income being an industry spy or you can just whip the ideas out there unfleshed and let the home boys run with it until it is imitated and turned to crap.
Now, were my ideas really original or did they come from the grand ethernet while meditating or are they kind of obvious because certain materials are affordable to use these days (or as of this month)? Aren't there 4,000 people that are thinking the same thing? Yes. So only doers get one season of fame. A limited income and so the value isn't much to begin with. Perhaps satisfaction of that's what it looks like and it was or was not very popular and then if that worked how about this. Now do that for 20 years and you might have an idea that is properly developed.
You should be able to come up with at least 4 ideas an hour. You better start posting now before you forget what they were!
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