18 random website ideas..

For the past few days, i’ve been adding to this list and digging up old ideas i’ve had.. hopefully they’ll inspire/help/motivate some of you guys and get those creative juices flowing :mrgreen: Let me know what you think.. Some are a bit stupid, i’ll admit, but others a hidden gems ๐Ÿ˜‰

Update: In June 2009, i launched a new venture called iwantideas.com which offers more website ideas! In April 2010 i launched a new venture called technership.com which helps you find tech partners to help develop your tech ideas!

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U-hated

Social networking site which allows you to add your enemies, ex-girlfriends, companies, bands you hate, teams you hate to you profile.. The idea is that we find out who the most hated people are on the net and they get shamed with frontpage status..

Blank Website

I create a completely blank website with no content, no links, nothing on it. I then order reviews and pay for linkbacks to it and see how people react and if they accept/reject the review requests.. thus, i’ll find out who’s a money grabber and who actually cares about their readers, who they link to etc..

Super Teddy

I buy a teddy, then post him to someone in a different country. That person then posts the teddy to another person in another country and so on.. all the time, the teddy is pictured at famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty etc.. and the pictures and blog entries from owners are put up on his website. He then becomes the most famous teddy on the world..

Internet Pyranha’s

This is a community of do-gooders who can’t stand spam and scammers.. the Internet Pyranha community (name after the pyranha fish) target individual websites/email addresses one at a time and spam them with hate emails and stupid comments until they change their ways or get fed up of being spammed and take down the website.

De-pimp my ride

This is a community which specializes in de-pimping cars/bikes/buses and restoring them to their original state. Tutorials are given on how to take off all that extra plastic exterior and the go-faster stripes. The community also gathers videos/pictures of boy racers in their pimped out rides and tries to contact the owners and offer their knowledge/experience in how to de-pimp a car.

My Arse

Social networking site which displays people’s arses and their friends arse’s. Also has a hotornot type rating feature and widgets which can be placed on your other social networking profiles.

Rate the Referee

Simple site which allows you to rate Referees for sports matches. Stats/Profiles are kept on the referee along with video’s and pictures of the referee in action. People can then rate the referee and see if he favours one side over another..

WhichWidget

Site displaying every widget known to man and which one’s work well and which one’s don’t. Site offers thorough reviews of all widgets and allows users to rate and comment of their favourites.

Net Never Forgets

This site keeps a list of all known deaths i.e people who had myspace/bebo pages or blogs and passed away. A short profile of the person is displayed and it acts as a place for people to come and pay their respects by comments or video message etc… the idea being that their memory will always live on on the internet.

Heres what i think of you

Site which displays user submitted images of thousands of middle fingers making the shape of one big middle finger. Anytime anyone says something stupid on a forum or leaves a stupid comment somewhere, people link to ‘hereswhatithinkofyou’.

Off with your Head

This site displays a list of famous people. Users get to chop someone’s head off once a day (every 24 hours). This is basically if a celebrity does something stupid or a football manager is no good. The users get to decide who’s head is put on the chopping board. All chopped heads are the kept in the ‘already chopped’ section.

Rorrim (mirror spelt backwards)

This is a site which literally mirrors any text you have and want to disguise for some reason. You copy and paste it into an application and it will churn out the mirrored text, rendering it useless or double dutch to most people. It acts as a safety feature for valuable text files you may have.. When you need to read the text again, you simply return to the website and copy/paste the code back in and de-mirror it.

I dare you

This is a site which offers people the chance to make money. It displays a list of dares people have thought up of.. (e.g i dare you to run around a cinema naked). People then chip in money to the dare kitty and whoever takes on the dare gets the cash. Someone can reserve that bet and has 24 hours to complete it. They must then submit a video of themselves doing the bet and they will then get the money.

Energetically Challenged

A global community of energetically challenged (a.k.a lazy) people who demand that ‘lazy’ be removed from the english language and replaced with the more politically correct ‘energetically challenged’. The site starts a potention and gets members to sign it, then sends it off to the relevant bodies..

Hot, now you’re not

A website which displays a list of things/people which were hot once upon a time, but aren’t anymore. Targetting older women/men who’ve ‘lost it’ in terms of sex appeal. Also targets sports people and bands who’ve passed their sell by dates but are still playing and websites which were once cool, but aren’t anymore. Digg like feature which allows members to rate who’s not hot.

Charity Bypass

Site which displays a list of charities and beggars on the streets, their known collecting locations/times and generally known hot spots where they deploy people on the streets looking for sign ups or spare change.. Also displays begging scandals such as illegal begging at ATM machines, ticket machines etc..

Update: I actually brought this idea to life in april 2009, www.charitybypass.com is now live!

Brat Zone Alert

A website which displays a list of known hotels/apartments/housing estates/streets often full of kids. Also displays if the kids are attended or unattended and their age group. This is to let people know what they’re in for when they book a hotel or buy/rent a house/go visiting a city etc.

Queue Frustration

Users submit videos/images of ridiculous traffic jams/queues/congestion they get caught up in.. the site acts a place for those people to vent their anger and also as a warning for other people not to go near that particular airport/road/shop etc..

196 thoughts on “18 random website ideas..”

  1. dammit, just when you think you have 18 original ideas, you find out some have been done :mrgreen:

    ah well, great minds think alike and all that ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. yeah ravi, i guess most of them would be aimed at younger/crazy/fun loving college people..

    i can’t think like an older person yet as i’m only 20, it’s much easier to think like a young person if i am one.

    come back in 20 years time and my ideas will have changed :mrgreen: it will be ‘marriage/mortgage/parenting’ related stuff then ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  3. yeah that’s one of my personal favourites, thought it wouldn’t go down well though with the Politically Correct police ๐Ÿ™‚

    it would be handy though.. perhaps a list of possible detours to avoid them..

  4. I like it! Hey, are you sure you wanna be GIVING these ideas away – one of them could get you rich rich rich!

    Actually, I did something similar at http://www.squidoo.com/get-rich-off-the-net/ – don’t know if anyone’s got rich off my “Get Rich Off the Net” ideas yet…

    But I just can’t be bothered to make the effort, so I thought I’d at least let someone else use them..!

  5. Great ideas!! Love that blank website! i think its great to make pointless websites for no reason. Instead of ’40 years of work’, you can make retarded websites that people either laugh at and idea you or hate you. Find there reactions for example a good website: youfail.org! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is a site which offers people the chance to make money. It displays a list of dares people have thought up of.. (e.g i dare you to run around a cinema naked). People then chip in money to the dare kitty and whoever takes on the dare gets the cash. Someone can reserve that bet and has 24 hours to complete it. They must then submit a video of themselves doing the bet and they will then get the money.

    Lovin this idea, actually going to have a bash at making it. If i get anywhere, ill keep you guys informed.

    ps. Smemon, if i make a million, ill remember you lol ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Update to last post:

    Getting quite close to having this made, id say around 50% there. Hoping to have it uploaded and ready for 1st May 08. Look forward to seeing you there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Got this name at the mo: DareTube. Any idea’s?

  8. Hey, you are serious about this!

    Oh boy, I would hate to think anyone actually TRIED one of my ideas…!

    Just for the record, I for one am interested to see how it turns out! So make sure you post here. Hey, I might even help beta test, as long as I don’t have to do anything that might further jeopardise my already-tarnished reputation!

    DareTube is a good idea, just hurry up and register it so some lowlife doesn’t squat it. Shame IDareYou.com is already squatted…

  9. daretube – a nice name if you did indeed get it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    be sure to give me a mention when you make it big ๐Ÿ˜†

  10. Ill put a link to a website you request Smemon. Around 60% complete now, markowe cheers for the offer of beta testing. I will have a link put here first for anyone who wants to be exclusive ๐Ÿ˜› or to beta test. I will also be needing a few mods, one to start but if everything goes accoring to plan then i will need more in the furture. I will have a post on the website explaining this as time goes on, but i will keep you guys in mind should any of you want a mod placement.

    Shame, idareyou.com would have been great ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. I have finished the layout for the main part of the website and hosted it for you all to have a look at. Although most of the links dont work, forum and “click here” at the bottom of the page are the only working links ๐Ÿ˜› (to get to the website, click on my name).

    Have a look and leave a comment here (if Smemon is alright with that) of what you think about the layout.

    If you have any idea’s that would make it better please tell me and ill see what i can do. Other peoples thoughts are always welcome.

    Want to contact me, email me at – [email protected]

    Thanks again.

  12. Looks really interesting! Bit of a “serious” design though? shouldn’t it be, like, zany and frivolous?!

    By the way, I know it’s only testing, but there are loads of mistakes in the copy on the front page – but I guess you knew that!

  13. Yeah, once i like everything, i will make sure there are no errors/mistakes, but for the minute im not that worried about it.

    Thanks for the feedback markowe. Think you may just be right. I will have a bash at a new layout sometime in the next few days and see how it looks then give you a shout ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Brilliant ideas there! I personally like “U-hated” and “here’s what i think of you”. Good Job!

  15. Is anyone doing the I-Dare-You website properly yet? I’ve looked for simular and can’t find it… I think its a cracking idea and one i might develop properly!

    To expand on whats already been said, i think it would be great if people, who like making dares, create an account, then buy credits, these credits are used in the dares, so lets say there is a dare to do something, users of teh site can pay credits towards the dare, to build up the prize pool for someone interested in doing the dare. I think teh idea of someone “selecting the dare” and it being theres for a time period is also a good idea.

    Any further thoughts on this?

    Jay…

  16. I have been searching for new ideas for months. When I could not find a web site that hosted new ideas, I opened my own. You can check it out at http://www.yousearchonce.com/. But, today I came accross yours and I like it. I am thinking to implement “I dare you” web site but not sure yet what content to publish.

  17. wow, your an asshole. not only are these ideas unprofitable but you focus on sites that target others and/or have a bullshit scam concepts. are you retarded? you will go to court if you make a hate social networking site or try and sell a blank site. some ideas are ok but all wont make money. think of a specific task and be the best at it and stay neutral when making a site… even if your intentions are for fun people will likely be pretty pissed unless your just doing this for yourself

  18. if it weren’t for lines 1-3, that would almost past as a reasonable, non-offensive, adult post ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Very intersting ideas you have there, have you tried any of these youself?

    I like the SuperTeddy idea, only thing is you’d likely get someone who won’t bother posting it to the next person.

  20. yeah, i guess it typical of ideas – the sound great and give you initial inspiration/hope, but when it comes down to hard work and graft, you tend to shy away and forget about the idea…

    no good having great ideas unless you can put them in to action… that takes (a) time (b) money ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. I’ve been looking into the dare idea since the other person working on it hasn’t done so well (no offense). I’m going to give you the credit when I finish and I’ll post back. Any other ideas for the domain name? I’ve finished atleast half of the coding.

  22. I’ve finished all of the coding for the dare idea and should be releasing a beta soon. I’ve tested on my private webpage and it seems to work very well. Now I just need to put in my name a slogan. Any other ideas for a domain name?

  23. looking forward to it Aaron… as for domains, i’m out… if i start thinking of domains i’ll only end up buying them myself :mrgreen:

    makewords.com might help you though, or trigger off some sort of inspiration at least ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. I like the super teddy idea. The mirror idea is also cool – maybe instead of mirroring the text it could be encrypted so that noone can break the cypher. Could have a passphrase you need to put in to get the text decyphered. If you type the wrong passphrase you end up with gliberish… Overall very cool ideas. Thanks.

  25. Stopped making the website “DareTube” as someone wanted to buy the website from me. As i didnt pay for the idea myself, i decided that i couldnt. I did alot of research and discovered that many people liked the idea but said they wouldnt spend money to use it. After discovering this i then gave my work away.

    Thanks Smemon for the idea and the expirence. Good luck Aaron at making your version.

  26. Aaron: 9:31PM: Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve finished atleast half of the coding.
    Aaron: 9:36PM: Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve finished all of the coding for the dare idea

    Wow, man, you’re fast…5 minutes to complete almost half a site. ๐Ÿ™‚

    BUT, I am here, as I have run out of ideas…30+ sites up and running now and need more ideas.

    I’ve been offering friends 25% of total revenue for the idea; 50% if they provide the content and I build them. Let me know if you have an ideas you have been sandbagging on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Hello!!
    What a laugh ive had reading your ideas. Some great ideas which surely could do pretty well! Ive been looking for a website idea for sometime now, im also at Uni and am making some good money off the web, (gambling portal).
    Particulary like the dare/daretube idea. Reckon that could go well.
    Great stuff, I will be watching with interest!
    Tom W

  28. Take it Aaron gave up on the idea. I was speaking to the fello that i gave my DT files away to and he has made some brill progress.

    His website is overall about 60% complete, with all the graphic work already done, this looks like a promising website.

    He reckons release date will be around the start of April 2009.

    Looking forward to see how Smemon’s original idea, with some of my input and over ยฃ3000 of input added together turns out!

  29. Hey I love the super teddy idea! If it’s ok i’m going to switch it around and try it out… Thanks for the ideas

  30. Love these ideas!! Great list!!

    @smemon87, you mentioned there were more ideas where these came from? Do tell…

    I also love the U hated idea, am working on something like that now.

  31. They just come from my own brain. I’m always seeing things and thinking of ways i could improve them or coming up with new ideas based on old ideas.

    Hard to describe but usually i’ll just ask myself what do i think people would want or use that currently doesn’t exist or isn’t fulfilling it’s potential!

  32. Wow 1 1/2 years later and this post is still receiving comments. Great post. Some of the ideas I wouldn’t touch, but I really like the Dare idea.
    I had a simple idea of my own just know, being that I’m bored. Just a simple engine that generates ideas of what to do when you’re bored. Users can add ideas too through a simple text field. I think if something as basic as twitter can do well, a simple site like my idea should be able to do okay with proper execution

  33. I totally love your ideas and want to know if it’s okay if I use. The u hated, I dare you, super teddy, internet pyranha, depimp my ride, arse, rate the referee, net never forgets, here’s what I think of you, and hot now you’re not. With credit and a link to this page of course. Also totally for personal not commerical use.

  34. be my guest! no credit is needed, but i’d like to know how you get on with these projects in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Hey smemom, i have afew ideas of my own but i would just like to sell them if possible. I havent a clue about building/developing websites. Do you know wher i could go to sell an idea for a website?

  36. selling an idea online is virtually impossible… say for example i want to ‘buy’ an idea – i’ll want to know what the idea is before i buy, so you’d have to tell me ๐Ÿ™‚

    i can then just not buy the idea, go away and do it myself or change it slightly etc… ideas are worth nothing and that’s one thing experience has taught me ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. I dare myself to steal the I dare you idea…..

    I love it. Maybe I will give you some credit when I sell it to google for billions of dollars.

  38. I dare myself to steal the I dare you idea…..

    I love it. Maybe I will give you some credit when I sell it to google for billions of dollars.

  39. The “dare website” idea has actually been in existence for a couple years now, see:

    http://www.bragster.com

    While it's not for money anymore (it was in an earlier iteration, called “gottabet”), it certainly gives users the chance to create or take on dares, as well as show offf all the crazy/cool things they can do.

  40. Wow. Great topic for discussion and to generate wild new ideas. Here is one”

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  41. Hey, these ideas are really interesting and good.

    come check out my website.

    I'am looking for ideas on how to “spice it up” a little

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  43. Some interesting idea's here… have thought about implementing something like these for fun! lol I have the knowledge, the skills and very computer savvy… so who knows! If anyone needs any help setting a site up – I can help you out ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheers
    Deb

  44. I have a website that specializes in online food order. http://www.myDelivery.com.au and online table booking http://www.myFoodguide.com.au. I am looking for ideas any comments to make my service more unique, more interesting. So far everything we have is base on old school…old ideas. I am looking for something new that would distinguish us from anyone else. I know that this is much to ask but any tiny idea a or hint would be appreciated.

  45. I think your idea is very good i wanted to do the same, however how does this website generate income? and how many people does it take to run the business. I think your website is very easy and friendly to use, well done on your concept.

  46. “Brat Zone Alert

    A website which displays a list of known hotels/apartments/housing estates/streets often full of kids. Also displays if the kids are attended or unattended and their age group. This is to let people know what theyรขโ‚ฌโ„ขre in for when they book a hotel or buy/rent a house/go visiting a city etc.”

    That sounds like a pedophiles dream website…

  47. Hey Sean I have a son named Sean as well how nice such a great name…Anywho I really enjoyed your creative ideas for webstes! Being original is fab take care just passing by

  48. Keep up the brain storming Sean I think you have some great ideas. Do not listen to Nay Sayers just keep putting it out there. I found your site here by trying to gather ideas for myself to start up some sort of business. You seem to have a brite mind and I admire your thoughts

  49. HELP!!! Just the man I need (that didn’t sound right) I started a website last year really just to see if I could and well………I could!? Anyway I now like the idea of making my site usefull and not just a waste of cyber space. Can you take a look and use the contact email with any adeas PLEASE. (If you have the time) cheers in advance

  50. Sean, I am a 19 year old with several websites build single-handed. In other words, I was wondering if you would like to exchange links somewhere throughout your website in exchange for me doing the same. I built http://www.thetoastedwaffle.com a while back and decided to leave it be. I however and very involved with a new site http://www.beginnercreations.com that I would like to exchange with you (link). It is not finished yet and still under construction but it is very well on its way. Let me know about any ideas/suggestions/agreements you may want, I’m very open to anything. I have created these websites with no help and they were random ideas I decided to pursue one day.

    -ALSO, if anyone on this great site likes the idea of thetoastedwaffle and its blog feel free to use any information I provided on the site. But, please refer my http://www.beginnercreations.com to people who want to start building and refer smemon to other for great ideas! Thanks!

  51. The brat zone sound slike pedifiles would us it. Would probably still make money though, if u could stomach it.

  52. It’s hard to think of a cool original idea for a website because all we think about is what we’ve already seen.

    If you flip that on it’s head and find a domain name that just inspires you, the ideas will come flooding in.

    Have a look at http://cool-domain-ideas.blogspot.com which pulls available domain names out of the news.

    Some are good, some are rubbish some are funny.

  53. Hi Sean,

    I like your ideas and your way of thinking,
    I will look over your ideas for websites and then I’ll get back to you soon

  54. upload menus and people can search for a particular dish. ie, search duck and area, then all the places in that area that have duck on the menu come up. i hate looking through a dozen menus and not finding what i fancy. may already exist but have not found it as yet.

  55. upload menus and people can search for a particular dish. ie, search duck and area, then all the places in that area that have duck on the menu come up. i hate looking through a dozen menus and not finding what i fancy. may already exist but have not found it as yet.

  56. I recently created a new blog website on life issues and obstacles impacting everyday lives. It is still in the works but I recommend you checkout the structure, and check it out again real soon afterwards! If anyone wants to post/swap links contact me at [email protected] Thanks guys. And Sean…I come to your website everyday, love it, and I will continue to.

    website is http://www.benjaminbrand.com

  57. Hi Sean,
    some great ideas here, well done for coming up with them and thank you for sharing them.
    There are a couple I am really quite interested in and I had a few of my own ideas – but unlike you I’m not too keen to share them with everyone! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Would you mind giving me your email address so I can discuss my ideas with you, just want some feedback. Also wanted to talk in more depth about a few of your ideas I am very keen on.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Hannah

  58. Hey mate – good article but i was wondering – the charity bypass website (charitybypass.com) link doesnt work – does this mean that it does work? Or do you no longer play for the .Com? If so, how much do u want for this webiste?

  59. omg i need something simple and easy to do something to do with singing, clebs,HELP me pleaseeeeeee

  60. i got an idea from a guy on youtube and i thought up this siteย http://novaentre.com/ it got 150 hits the first week im pretty happy.

  61. Hey im a guy from new york,i have this great idea that doesnt let me sleep,ive been searching online to tell somebody about it ,but idk were to look,so im just posting this message here,hopefully somebody helps me out.

  62. Ill write the rrorim code, its a very simple code and I think it could be updated with better encryption really. Also, the kids idea has the potential to be a pedophile targeting site, may revise that one. Speaking as a former cop.

  63. I was looking for technership, but it wasn’t a registered domain. Do you think that you could have misspelled it or is it just not up yet? Whatever the problem is could you please recommend with the info? Thanks!!!

  64. I liked the ideas but when i did resarch all the ideas had been used…
    ย Thanks for the effort though ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. The U-Hated site is actually a great idea … Can I use it? I am not kidding, really ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. I have a good idea. How bout someone make a website where you enter in an object or objects that you have on hand, like say a garage door hinge, and in the name of coolness, recycling, saving the landfills from overcrowding with junk, and unique creativity… It gives you a list of ideas and other uses alternative to its original purpose. Huh huh ?!!? An example of the door hinge could be a shelf base or something. Or I really couldn’t think of anything hence why I came up with the need for such a website. Whoever makes it, just use my name Kristina In it somewhere, thanks.

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