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Are you a Minipreneur?

by Jeff Barr | on | in Thought Pieces |

According to Trendwatching.com, a minipreneur is a consumer-turned-entrepreneur, taking advantage of resources that were, just a short time ago, available only to large multinational organizations, including cheap hardware and software, access to global design, production, and manufacturing skills, payment systems, online marketplaces, and more.

The Amazon Web Services are one important element of this mix. The Associates Program provides online entrepreneurs with a way to monetize web real estate and to offer interesting products as part of a larger content model. The Marketplace Seller Program allows anyone to list and sell their own goods online. The Amazon Mechanical Turk provides access to a large workforce that can take on a wide variety of tasks (“HITs or Human Intelligence Tasks) at very competitive prices.

If you are a minipreneur and you’ve done something interesting with our services, we would love to hear from you! In fact, we are thinking of putting together some success stories around the minipreneur concept. If you are interested, please feel free to reply to this comment with more information about your application.

– Jeff;