My wife's brother is a tram driver in Melbourne, and during his route, he would take photos and videos of other trams. He also does the same for trains and planes. I think I would describe him as a transport enthusiasts. Just recently, he puts these videos and photos up for sale on e-bay, and he is making a killing.
He recently sold a DVD for some tram footage for $52. This is an amazing return for this time, effort and a little bit of outlay.
This is a clear example of searching for opportunities that are outside our knowledge domain. The domain which my brother-in-law is operating in is totally outside of what I can grasp, and I am proud of him to being able to spot an opportunity and ran with it.
So what does that mean? Off the top of my head, I can think of two main ways of possibly spotting these opportunities. If you have some ideas, share them in the comments.
- Talk the different people - One of the easiest way to just to talk to other people. You will be surprise on what you learn. Their interests may be from an unfamiliar domain.
- Step out of your comfort zone - Doing something outside of your comfort zone will allow you get a taste of something that you may have never attempted, and hence it will open up a whole different world.