I arrived in San Diego... 😅
We waited for our car, and JD, the Uber driver, rocked up. You guessed it, In the latest Tesla Model X, full loaded & full of energy. JD seemed to be in his early 50s; he talked about holidaying with ClubMed (some expensive ish) and just living his best life.
JD told me that Ubering (if that's a word) is the closest thing he has to a full-time job, and he made more money in 2020 than ever, but no one was getting Uber during Covid, I though? I was intrigued. We continued to talk during the 35min ride (typically how I navigate a city and ask the drivers who know it best).
I was curious to learn how he spent his "extra" time; JD seemed highly knowledgeable about business & general market dynamics. We discussed inflation risk and ended up on doing business in the US. We concluded the US is a breeding ground for entrepreneurship. Here is why?
- The ability to try anything - Innovation is everywhere.
- Carve out a meaningful niche - the US is so big a Niche market is still enormous.
- The American consumer - Even Dogs buy things.
JD told me he has another income; he sells Junk online (Try anything ✅ ). I asked, "what kind of Junk? he said, "used tennis balls" (niche ✅ ) 🎾 . "To whom?" He said his best customer is a German Shepard! dog toys (The American consumer & even the pets ✅ )
He said, "You would be surprised how much you can make with 5000 + old tennis balls found in country clubs after people play one set of tennis"; my gosh, that's resourceful, I thought!
Unlike anywhere I have been, opportunities in the US are everywhere; you have to know where to look and be prepared to act.
Three days later, JD picked us up again on the way back from dinner, this time wearing a bright green sweater (what are the odds?)
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