I thought of this idea before. Finally figured you might be able to use it as an income stream.
I see those missing person alerts, Amber alerts, they give the make, model and color of vehicle, plus the plate number.
What if you created an app that people could speak the description into?
"Oh. That's what a green Toyota Celica looks like."
What I see here is a future "How to" or a "Guess What I Learned About Selling Stock Photos"(I kinda like that title, but it's yours if you want it.)
Between the hands on, and the chatrooms, and all the studying, I think you probably already can write the 2.0 version. Give it a year and you will have the encyclopedia version. Seriously, sell an electronic copy that gets all updates. A hard copy that includes photos you uploaded, with watermarks. And access to the updated digital version.
I was racking my brain for possible host beneficiary ideas. You mentioned electrical outlets. What if you went looking for electrical product companies, electricians, etcetera that have blogs? What do they already use for photos? Do they have a Facebook following?
It would be really easy to do research on these types, then see what they like by what they already have/use. Then go to your stock photo outlets to see what they already have, and what gaps you could fill.
I'm not really, have just taken to sleeping alone of late. Perhaps something that happens when you have been together most of your life, the kids are gone and you just want to listen to a book before you sleep...then hear no snoring and feel no movement. It's been rather lovely here alone in this little room.
I was looking back through the photos posted in here, your background picture made me think of a "picture harp". I don't know if there is such a thing, but I could see it as great fun for adults and kids alike.
Maybe make them as a picture frame, customers add their own photos. Probably better be a plexiglass cover.
Douglas Crouch wrote:alone: my tiny house from across treasure lake, Northern Kentucky and part of the banks development below it. Terraces, elongated and individual tree planting terraces of fruit and nuts below towering burr and Shumard oak and sugar maple.
Douglas, I know it's dumb, but Kentucky looks so long I don't think of it as having a north, or south. Just an easy and west.
Cats are one of our permaculture rodent control methods. The farm currently hosts 22 cats, most of which are freeloaders, but that's ok. By using cats we avoid introducing toxins into the environment and endangering the protected species here (the Hawaiian hawk & Hawaiian owl).
The photo is of Newton, the adult cat who was a sick lost tomcat 2 months ago. We've neutered him and healed him up, giving him a permanent home in the process. He's still very insecure and nervous, trying to adjust to living in a feline commune. He often seeks out a lap, looking for comfort. The kitten is Tunafish, a throwaway kitten that was spied at our local restaurant. Too frightened to go near people, it took a can of tuna fish to lure her into a trap. Her first week after being captured, she desperately wanted a mother cat to bury her face into its fur and hide. She needed comforting. One evening she cautiously approached Newton, somehow got approval to snuggle up to him, and now uses him as her comfort blanket.
I was just wondering how Tunafish is doing?
Your pole barn takes me back 40 some years ago.
The first year my parents and I moved to a new, old house. Probably a hundred years old, the farmer that owned it had used the house to shelter his sheep. My parents, a step uncle, and my dad's dad((not a grampa to me) and a little help from a general contractor, rebuilt the house down to the two by fours and lathe style plaster.
Anyway my dad had gravel trucks, one of the rearends went out. A Nipco heater, a sheet of plywood and the dump box provided a poor shelter to work on it.
Winter was still in full swing as he had the local elevator's construction crew putting up a 30' by 40' shop. No more laying in the slush while putting in a rebuilt rearend.
Sebastian Köln wrote:This one might also qualify for "halfway out of the dark".
So I went into the cave today with my camera. What I did not think of was the temperature difference… The Air in the cave is probably around 12°C and 100% humidity. The air outside might be 5°C. The result was a completely fogged up camera, lasting for 20 minutes before being usable again…
It was also a nightmare to turn into something you can see on a screen… I captured a series of images with a exposure factor of 960 between them. (30s @ ISO 160 – 1/20s @ ISO 100)
I like it!
I immediately thought of it as a background wallpaper image on my cellphone.
Back a month ago, or there abouts, Burra posted a photo of train tracks from the back of a moving train. I loved it, and asked if I could use it as wallpaper for my cellphone. She said yes.
I ask you the same, plus I would ask if you belong to any cave groups on Facebook? They might love the photo for their phone's wallpaper.
I spotted this water fountain with a nice little water bottle filler. I have shyed away from using drinking fountains in the last 40 years because of all the cooties out there, but I could see using the water bottle filler.
My picture isn't very good, my Motorola phone doesn't have a good camera. So I included the link to one sold on Amazon Elkay LZS8WSLK EZH2O Bottle Filling Station with Single ADA Cooler, Filtered, 8 GPH, Light Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038YCQQQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pcB6Db730MZWD
You're on the right track.
Raven did say she's looking for a passive income stream.
Hard for me to think that way.
I like the idea of local cards at local merchant's idea.
My employer, a trucking company, started having a small turnstile of occasion cards, birthday, thinking of you, etc. I grabbed a couple, but the next thing is finding a mailbox at a truck stop.
I still like the idea of it though.
I used to belong to sendoutcards.com, it was great sending pictures of my then infant son to family. All from online. Maybe they would love a new line of photos.
That idea made me think of "How'd We Do?" photo postcards. Contact local merchant's, or ones a thousand miles away. See if they would like to try a unique way for customers to tell them how they did, areas for improvement, or calling out an exceptional customer service individual. A simple postcard with a beautiful picture of their food, a sign for the business, etc.
Seems every fast food business wants your two cents, and will give you a free food item for your feedback using their register receipt.
Wouldn't some businesses love to take that to the next level? Maybe a photo of a 10 percent off sign, "please take a minute to get 10 percent off your next order", no need to keep track of this postcard, just drop it off in any mailbox, your discount will be waiting for you the next time you come in.