Every day we see threads here where people want advice but are afraid to talk about what they're doing. It's completely understandable for you think that your idea is special and no one else has ever had it before, and that if you ever expose it to the light of day you will remain poor forever while getting Zuckerberg'ed by someone else on this forum.
But it's wrong. I guarantee you that someone else has had your idea before you. Lots of someones probably. It's not about the idea, it's about the execution.
More importantly though, if you really want to give a new ventuer the best chance to succeed you need feedback. And if you're asking for feedback and/or advice you need to put the idea out there for people to see.
It understandably takes a while for people to believe this, and it's damn near impossible to beat it in to their heads with just words. Either you believe A or you believe B, and in my experience only watching what happens when people are open versus when people are closed can change someone's viewpoint.
So for the next month or so I'm going to post all kinds of ideas in this thread. Some of them are things I've though about for a while (I have an ideas book on me at almost all times, and I recommend you do it too) and some of them are new ideas that I'll come up with over the course of this exercise. Truthfully, while I hope and expect a lot of posters to get something out of this, it is as much for me to keep thinking of new things as it is for you to see that no one is going to steal them and keep you from success.
I'm not going to say that my ideas are as good or better than anything you guys are working on, that would be ridiculous and pretty conceited. In fact my ideas will almost certainly be worse on average. But I bet there are one or two good ones in here, at least good enough to illustrate my point.
And I bet at the end of this we'll have tons of discussion about these, have a better understanding of a bunch of different markets, and NOT A SINGLE IDEA will have been implemented by a 2p2er here in a way that would preclude me from making money on it (if we decide a market exists).
So that's what I hope is going to happen here. I'll post business ideas, hopefully we can get lots of feedback and discussion on them, and no one will be able to corner the market on me