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Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace

It seems this cranky kitty has as many revenue streams as lives.

Jenna Goudreau

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Grumpy Cat, the frowning feline who’s become an internet sensation as a perpetual sourpuss, has inked a deal with Broken Road Productions to star in a feature film.

It seems this cranky kitty has as many revenue streams as lives. She appears in videos sponsored by pet-food maker Friskies, has a line of popular merchandise and is beginning a press tour for a new book.

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Grumpy, who received the 2013 Webby Award for Meme of the Year, is not the only cat meme turned money-maker. Internet memes are now spawning businesses built on endorsements, film and TV roles, products and photo books. From a viral video that evolved into a New York pop-up shop to a meme that saved its owner from financial ruin to the one that started it all, we take a look at the thriving cat meme marketplace.

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Jenna Goudreau is an associate editor at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she worked as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine and Forbes.com. Jenna has appeared on CBS, CNBC and MSNBC and contributed to ForbesWoman, Businessweek and Ladies' Home Journal magazines. She graduated from New York University with a degree in journalism and lives in New York City. Email her at jgoudreau@entrepreneur.com and follow her on Facebook.

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20 Innovative Business Ideas Doing Well Overseas (That Could Make You Money In SA)

These 20 innovative businesses are doing well in their respective markets, but they could also thrive in South Africa.

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Are you looking for an innovative business idea that already has a track-record, but doesn’t currently operate in the South African market. These 20 innovative businesses have proven to be profitable in their markets; why not be the one to introduce something similar to South Africa?

  1. TaskRabbit
  2. MoviePass
  3. Activity bars
  4. Startups Anonymous
  5. Vegan Meat And Dairy Alternatives
  6. Narrative Clip
  7. Carbon Green Cards
  8. E-bikes 
  9. Translation and language platform
  10. Healthy vending machines
  11. Green/off-grid living
  12. Bringing the seasons to South Africa
  13. Niche pet services
  14. Hangover Helpers
  15. Special Needs Dating Site
  16. Second-hand Children’s Clothing
  17. Online Valuation Services
  18. ‘Anger Rooms’ to smash stuff with a sledge hammer
  19. BreathingRoom
  20. Discounted Eating Out
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How To Make (A Lot Of) Money On Airbnb

Renting out your spare room or flat on Airbnb might sound simple, but here are some lesser known strategies to help you optimise your listing and increase your profits.

Nicole Crampton

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Since it’s conception in 2008, Airbnb has grown from helping 21 000 guests a year to helping 6 million travellers a year go on holiday. It currently lists 800 000 properties, in 34 000 cities, across 90 different countries, and it’s still growing.

This comprehensive resource offers the following sections for you to help get you started. Click the headers to begin your journey:

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20 Quick Money-Making Business Ideas

Are you looking to supplement your income with a side-hustle you can start from your couch? Look no further.

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With the rising cost of living, numerous people are turning to side jobs to earn extra income. Thanks to the internet and advancements in technology, there are a large variety of money-making activities you could start from the comfort of your own home, especially if you have a laptop and a steady internet connection.

Are you looking for a quick and easy business idea that you can practically start from your couch with almost no start-up costs? Here are 20 quick money-making business ideas for you to choose from.

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