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Unvalidated Ideas #045

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ArticleCache - read past the paywall (πŸ—’Raw Notes)

Paywalls are everywhere. This newsletter has some!

One thing about the internet is that publishers often allow some traffic to view a link and read it's content, and paywall the content later (for example if the article is popular).

💼 🧠 Build an extension that gets web surfers past paywalls

The average person doesn't know what Reader Mode is (and they don't use Firefox).

The average person doesn't know that they can dismiss badly implemented paywalls with code, or even that they should be using uBlock Origin (and not Adblock Plus).

Depending on the circles you run in, you may think those things are basic defaults, but the average person does not know.

The opportunity here is to build a Chrome/Firefox add-on that activates on any site with a paywall and instantly gives people a way to travel to a version of the site without the paywall.

You won't be first to market (you don't want to be, anyway!), but the others that do it have not reached critical mass -- there's opportunity here.

B2C businesses have huge potential but are very hard. Remember to do some simple validation first -- put up a landing page and divert some search traffic around this topic, and see how many people bite on a waitlist.

What was in this week's uncut edition?

Like being teased? I hope so, because here's what was in the uncut edition this week:



Don't forget, there's always money in the banana stand 3x more in the uncut edition.

Thanks for reading!

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Victor (victor@unvalidatedideas.com)

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