Lad makes nearly £55k in just six weeks from simple idea he had on night out
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A lad who had a brilliant business idea on a night out ended up making almost £55k within six weeks of getting set up.
Lots of us dream about that one money-spinning idea that would make us an absolute fortune, getting us out of the rat race and onto easy street for the rest of our lives.
Whenever there's some grand new invention that gets to be all the rage it can be frustrating to ponder why we didn't think of it first, but there's much more to it than that.
Still, there are some people who think of an idea so simple but effective that it makes them a fortune, and that's what happened with Queensland entrepreneur Bailey Page.
The Aussie's brilliant idea struck him when he was on a night out and needed to call a cab back home, but his phone was dead - leaving him to walk home.
It makes sense, if you're up until late in the night and you've been using your phone, then there's a good chance that it's on its last legs by the time you need to call a cab, and poor Bailey had his die on him in the middle of calling a cab.
It's here that a very simple but brilliant idea came about - a portable, cable-less phone charger that people could take around with them which wouldn't clutter up their pockets too badly on a night out.
Bailey looked for one to buy but couldn't find one, and decided to plough all of his savings into developing one and all of this while he was in the middle of his final year at university.
He said while speaking to the Courier Mail: "My third year essentially, I just had to focus on getting uni complete while I did my studies.
"It was just a lot of late nights and weekend work to really cover up on what I couldn't do through the week when I was at uni. I thought to myself, you know what, if I failed, I at least had a go."
"I always encourage young people just to have a go. You have to put a plan on paper. It's always good to get outside eyes looking in and giving you feedback. You can never fail with starting and the biggest hurdle is actually just starting."
Obviously it worked out, because when we told you a lad made nearly £55K in six weeks, it was Bailey we were telling you about and in that time, he'd smashed his record of selling 2,000 chargers a year.
His invention ended up becoming the product his company Zip Zap Chargers was built upon, and he's had to make plenty of them because his first batch sold out within the first two weeks.
So there you go, if you've got an idea for something you think loads of people would need, then it might just be the next big thing.