Tuesday, April 26, 2005

22 Ways to Earn an Extra Million

While reading through some work at home tips articles I came across an article by Robert Allen that gives the following tips for earning an extra million that lists the following:

B Market a widget and net $100,000 a year for ten years.
U Market a widget and net $200,000 a year for 5 years.
S Market a widget and net $500,000 a year for 2 years.
I Market one million widgets for $1 profit.
N Market 100,000 widgets for a 10$ profit.
E Market 10,000 widgets for $100 profit.
S Market 1,000 widgets for $1,000 profit.
S Market 100 widgets for $10,000 profit.

Ok fine, so let's say I want to market widgets. WHAT THE HECK IS A WIDGET?????

My quick little search uncovered this definition on Wikipedia:

Widget is a general-purpose term, or placeholder name, for any unspecified device, including those that have not yet been invented. It is commonly used in textbook and other examples where the identity of the product or function is irrelevant and could be distracting: students may be asked to design a business plan for the XYZ Widget Company.

So basically you can dream up an invention, call it a widget and begin selling it? Is that right?

Graphical component in computing

In computing, widgets are components of graphical user interfaces that the user interacts with, and also small helper-type applications.

A further bit of searching revealed this definition presented by officevision.com

What is a Widget?

A Widget is a user interface (UI) component that can be used to (hopefully) easily construct a user interface. In the language of HTML, you might call the simple ones ``form elements''. In other UI terminology, you might call them ``controls''. A Widget almost always has a visible appearance (althought it may at times be hidden) and enables the user to interact with the application.

So now that I am completely confused on exactly WHAT a WIDGET is, could someone please point me in the right direction so that I too may begin making my millions off of widgets?

Any widget success stories? I'm interested!