Lad makes $100k in 6 weeks from invention he came up with on a boozy night out

A 22-year-old Australian lad has made more than $100,000 (£55,000) in the space of six weeks—after inventing a new type of phone charger on the way back from a nightclub.

Bailey Page, from Queensland, cam up with the wireless charger after his phone ran out of battery while he was ordering an Uber, forcing him to walk home.

The next day, he looked for a cable-free phone charger that could fit in his pocket on a night out, but couldn't find one online.

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So Bailey decided to put his savings into developing the Zip Zap charger during his last year of university.

The charger clips onto your device and will recharge it over the space of two hours.

Bailey sold out his stock of 200 chargers within two weeks in 2021, and then sold another run of 1500 chargers across Australia the following month.

Within six weeks he had made more than £55,000 and hit his goal of selling 2000 chargers in a year.

Bailey told a local news outlet: "My third year essentially, I just had to focus on getting uni complete while I did my studies."

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"It was just a lot of late nights and weekend work to really cover up on what I couldn't do through the week when I was at uni. I thought to myself, you know what, if I failed, I at least had a go."

Bailey added: "I always encourage young people just to have a go. You have to put a plan on paper. It's always good to get outside eyes looking in and giving you feedback. You can never fail with starting and the biggest hurdle is actually just starting."

Bailey has now sold 6500 chargers to date.


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