44 No Code Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

44 No Code Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a no code business in 2021?

We put together 44 of the best no code businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other no code businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a blog ($108K/year)

Examples of a successful blog:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a blog:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blog ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Natalie Kay Smith's story on creating Sustainably Chic a read:

Hi! My name is Natalie, and I help people build conscious wardrobes through my blog Sustainably Chic. It’s the ultimate destination for everything in a sustainable fashion. From learning what it is to brands who produce it, you can find all of that information on my blog. Sustainably Chic is here to show you fashion can exist responsibly.

I make $6,000 per month, and Sustainably Chic receives around 60k monthly visitors.

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Natalie Kay Smith, on starting Sustainably Chic ($6,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a zapier consulting agency ($2.01M/year)

Examples of a successful zapier consulting agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a zapier consulting agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a zapier consulting agency ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andrew Davison's story on creating Luhhu a read:

My name is Andrew Davison and I’m the founder of Luhhu, an agency I built as a result of accidentally stumbling into a freelance career as a Zapier expert. We help businesses of all types and sizes automate their processes using Zapier.

My name is Andrew Davison and I’m the founder of Luhhu, an agency I built as a result of accidentally stumbling into a freelance career as a Zapier expert. We help businesses of all types and sizes automate their processes using Zapier.

A job well done for us is a client that ends up saving a significant chunk of time each day on the boring stuff that comes with running a business.

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Andrew Davison, on starting Luhhu ($5,500/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online community ($14K/year)

Examples of a successful online community:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online community:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online community ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jochem Gerritsen's story on creating Enter Network a read:

Hey! My name is Jochem Gerritsen and I’m the founder of Enter Network — the online community for European Early-Stage Entrepreneurs.

I started Enter Network back in 2018, but only launched the membership model this year (on 9 November 2020, to be precise). Currently, the revenue is around $1,500 MRR. This comes from founders who are regular members of our community or take part in an online mastermind group.

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Jochem Gerritsen, on starting Enter Network ($1,500/month) full story ➜

4. Start a dating app

Examples of a successful dating app:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dating app:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dating app ➜

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5. Start an online jewelry store ($3.56M/year)

Examples of a successful online jewelry store:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online jewelry store:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online jewelry store ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nikolay Piriankov's story on creating Taylor & Hart a read:

I am Nikolay Piriankov, the Founder and CEO of Taylor & Hart. We are an award-winning, disruptive e-tailer of custom-designed, ethical engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewellery, that capture your story. Our online platform, processes, and brand democratises bespoke jewellery, allowing us to offer this service at scale. Taylor & Hart's vision is to reconnect customers with the original purpose of jewellery - a personalised product that tells a unique story.

Recently we closed a seed round of £1M. The London based Garage Soho, an early stage investor and brand builder also supported us in the last round.

London showroom

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Nikolay Piriankov, on starting Taylor & Hart ($385,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start an online bakery

Examples of a successful online bakery:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online bakery:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online bakery ➜

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7. Start an online plant store ($516K/year)

Examples of a successful online plant store:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online plant store:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online plant store ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Javier Sánchez's story on creating Decoralino a read:

We are two friends (Javier and Daniel) that have built several businesses together during the last 20 years. Javier is the technical guy and Daniel is the running business guy. We have built an e-commerce business.

We sell natural garden kits with air plants (a specific type of plant that does not need substrate and requires low maintenance) and other natural decorative elements (like glass vases, wood sticks, sea urchins, and others) to people that like home decoration and original gifts. We have been running the business for around 4 months and our average monthly revenue is around $2K.

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Javier Sánchez, on starting Decoralino ($2,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a flea market or marketplace business

Examples of a successful flea market or marketplace business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flea market or marketplace business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a flea market or marketplace business ➜

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9. Start a personal trainer marketplace

Examples of a successful personal trainer marketplace:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a personal trainer marketplace:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a personal trainer marketplace ➜

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10. Start a camping equipment rental business

Examples of a successful camping equipment rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a camping equipment rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a camping equipment rental business ➜

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11. Start a job board ($43.2K/year)

Examples of a successful job board:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a job board:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a job board ➜

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12. Start a swimming pool rental business

Examples of a successful swimming pool rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a swimming pool rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a swimming pool rental business ➜

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13. Start a website building agency ($600K/year)

Examples of a successful website building agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a website building agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a website building agency ➜

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14. Start a content writing company ($332K/year)

Examples of a successful content writing company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a content writing company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a content writing company ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Julia McCoy's story on creating Express Writers a read:

Hello, Starter Story community! My name is Julia McCoy. In 2011, I dropped out of college at 19 years old to learn how to use my heartfelt passion for writing to make money online, taking a huge risk that paid off in a big way. I started my primary business, a content writing agency called Express Writers, just three months after learning how to write, coding my own website, and putting in my last $75 to buy a domain, hosting, and a freelancer’s help to publish the site.

Today, my agency has passed the 30,000th completed project mark, and this October, we just celebrated the launch of the second iteration of our Content Shop, a custom-built eCommerce platform that we built from scratch where our clients’ content orders are placed and fulfilled at. In 2018, when I was 27, we hit and surpassed the $80k MRR mark. This year, because of a few ups and downs from COVID times, we’ve averaged about $70k in MRR.

We serve an ongoing number of clients every month. Our website earns a little over 100,000 organic visitors a month, and my agency’s Write Blog is read by 14,000 subscribers. When I look back at our humble beginnings of nothing more than $75, I’m proud of how far we’ve come today.

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Julia McCoy, on starting Express Writers ($70,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a content marketing agency ($363K/year)

Examples of a successful content marketing agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a content marketing agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a content marketing agency ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Arrigo Lupori's story on creating Koala Rank a read:

Hey there, my name is Arrigo and I'm the founder/managing director of Koala Rank, an all-in-one content marketing service for small B2B firms. We drive ongoing business development for a variety of B2B firms who need to pre-educate their prospects and partially (or fully) automate their buyer's journey through educational content that speaks to the true needs and pains of their ideal customers.

This is what Koala Rank's home page looks like in April 2021

Retention is great, we've only lost 2 customers since getting our very first one towards the end of Feb 2020, and that's because they weren't the right fit in the first place. My initial understanding was that Koala Rank would have been helpful for startups to start increasing their authority, but I was wrong. Startups need their 1st clients immediately whereas content marketing is better suited for firms with existing customers.

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Arrigo Lupori, on starting Koala Rank ($8,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a crowdfunding platform ($2.43M/year)

Examples of a successful crowdfunding platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a crowdfunding platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a crowdfunding platform ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Howard Marks's story on creating StartEngine a read:

My name is Howard Marks. I am the co-founder and CEO at StartEngine, a leading equity crowdfunding platform that allows everyday people to invest in startups and entrepreneurs to raise capital from the crowd.

StartEngine has helped more than 265 companies raise capital from a community of over 190,000 users on our platform. Those companies have raised close to $100M and include every type of business from electric bikes and solar panels to movies and open source voice assistants.

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Howard Marks, on starting StartEngine ($400,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a hotel booking platform ($60M/year)

Examples of a successful hotel booking platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hotel booking platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hotel booking platform ➜

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18. Start a real estate website creator

Examples of a successful real estate website creator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a real estate website creator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a real estate website creator ➜

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19. Start a contractor website creator

Examples of a successful contractor website creator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a contractor website creator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a contractor website creator ➜

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20. Start a niche investment platform ($2.14M/year)

Examples of a successful niche investment platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a niche investment platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a niche investment platform ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Justin Cooke's story on creating Empire Flippers a read:

My name is Gregory Elfrink and I’m the director of marketing with Empire Flippers. We’re a three-time winner of the INC 5,000 award for being one of the fastest growing companies in America and we help people buy and sell online businesses.

We have brokered over $50 million worth of deals, and since we’re a big believer in transparency we also created a scoreboard that details most of our stats - from the hundreds of thousands of website visitors we get to our pool of potential buyers that grow by the hundreds every month.

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Justin Cooke, on starting Empire Flippers ($349,983/month) full story ➜

21. Launch an online classes platform ($12K/year)

Examples of a successful online classes platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online classes platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online classes platform ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Shasta Pakdhane's story on creating MillionCenters by Better Thought Solutions LLP a read:

Hello and good day to Starter Story readers, my name is Surinder Singh, and I am the founder of social learning app MillionCenters.

We see ourselves as technology enablers, fresh data serving broad category options, job opportunities, and career growth, providing flexibility to centers on how to market the courses, SMM, and events, creating a digital network for learners.

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Shasta Pakdhane, on starting MillionCenters by Better Thought Solutions LLP ($1,000/month) full story ➜

22. Start an online courses business ($1.46M/year)

Examples of a successful online courses business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online courses business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online courses business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins)'s story on creating Mikkelsen Twins a read:

We are Christian and Rasmus Mikkelsen, also known as the Mikkelsen Twins online. We run an online education company where we help people to build an online book publishing business. The reason why we teach what seems like a random/kinda weird online business model is because it’s what changed our lives almost 3 years ago and freed us from the life path we were heading down (were in the middle of a business degree in community college and there was absolutely no hope for a truly happy and fulfilled life if we had continued to take that path in life).

Fast forward to today, our company is making over 6-figures in profit every month which is almost unbelievable for two 24-year-old (ambitious) idiots with just a laptop, wifi connection and a small team.

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Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins), on starting Mikkelsen Twins ($120,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start an email newsletter business ($1.2K/year)

Examples of a successful email newsletter business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a email newsletter business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an email newsletter business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Qin Xie's story on creating Money Talk a read:

Hi, I’m Qin Xie, a journalist, and editor based in London. I recently launched Money Talk, a reader-funded newsletter on personal finance.

It’s early days still - Money Talk went live at the end of May - but I made £100 in the first month and a couple of people even signed up for a whole year.

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Qin Xie, on starting Money Talk ($100/month) full story ➜

24. Start an apartment rental business

Examples of a successful apartment rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a apartment rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an apartment rental business ➜

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25. Start a government website

Examples of a successful government website:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a government website:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a government website ➜

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26. Start a branding agency ($221K/year)

Examples of a successful branding agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a branding agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a branding agency ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Elva Li's story on creating Elva Li a read:

I am a brand stylist, designer and speaker, and founder of ELVA LI Brand.Style.Design, a boutique branding house helping lady bosses feel confident online and land high-end clients through luxury branding and website design.

With a background in Business and Finance for 10 years, I have combined my creative flair with my business savviness to help female entrepreneurs bring their visions to life and turn their ideas to a premium brand. Everything I do exudes style, elegance and timelessness, because these are a necessity, not a luxury. I have been featured on LadyBoss Asia, This Women Can and have been seen on ABC, CBS, Fox, etc.

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Elva Li, on starting Elva Li ($8,500/month) full story ➜

27. Start a data analysis business

Examples of a successful data analysis business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data analysis business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data analysis business ➜

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28. Start an online learning platform business ($480K/year)

Examples of a successful online learning platform business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online learning platform business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online learning platform business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Balázs Vendler's story on creating Games for Business a read:

Together with my team, we develop a game-based learning platform, and our goal is to make learning loveable for as many large organizations as possible. Our clients are mostly multinational organizations in knowledge-intensive industries, like finance, engineering, telecommunications, IT, or consultancy.

I started Games for Business in 2016, and very quickly, within only 3 years we managed to do projects on 3 continents. Based on our professional and business success, Austria’s largest private education group has acquired the company. When I started Games for Business, I planned to establish a company with which I can achieve international professional recognition, and which will establish my total existential independence. By selling the company, I achieved both of my goals.

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Balázs Vendler, on starting Games for Business ($40,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a child care business

Examples of a successful child care business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a child care business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a child care business ➜

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30. Start a freelance writing business ($323K/year)

Examples of a successful freelance writing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a freelance writing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a freelance writing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give David Tile's story on creating Article-Writing Co a read:

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($85,000/month) full story ➜

31. Become a freelance editor

Examples of a successful freelance editor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a freelance editor:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a freelance editor ➜

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32. Start a resume consulting business

Examples of a successful resume consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a resume consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a resume consulting business ➜

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33. Start a resume writing service ($24K/year)

Examples of a successful resume writing service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a resume writing service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a resume writing service ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Alex Benjamin's story on creating Recruiter Written a read:

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Benjamin, founder of Recruiter Written. We are a resume and LinkedIn profile writing service that provides our clients with an extraordinary advantage in the job market.

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Alex Benjamin, on starting Recruiter Written ($2,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start an etsy business

Examples of a successful etsy business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a etsy business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an etsy business ➜

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35. Start an errand service

Examples of a successful errand service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a errand service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an errand service ➜

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36. Start an uber driver business

Examples of a successful uber driver business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a uber driver business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an uber driver business ➜

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37. Become a music tutor ($840K/year)

Examples of a successful music tutor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a music tutor:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a music tutor ➜

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38. Become a virtual assistant ($6M/year)

Examples of a successful virtual assistant:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual assistant:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual assistant ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Pavel Stepanov's story on creating Virtudesk a read:

I am Pavel Stepanov, the Founder, and CEO of Virtudesk, and we help entrepreneurs scale and automate their businesses through virtual assistants and technology. We offer highly-trained virtual assistants based in the Philippines, specializing in services such as real estate prospecting, marketing, administrative work, customer service, and transaction coordination.

We help real estate agents, entrepreneurs, and small-to-medium-sized business owners scale their businesses by teaching them how to delegate certain parts of their business to virtual assistants so they can focus on the 20% of their business that produces 80% of the results. We primarily serve the real estate industry in the United States and Canada right now but are currently expanding into other industries such as Finance, Retail, Healthcare, Insurance, and others.

I started Virtudesk in 2016 and now we are making a little over $500,000 a month. Surprisingly, 2020 was a good year for us where we experienced greater growth than in previous years due to the nature of our service. Before 2020, we averaged 20-30 sign-ups a month, but in 2020 we averaged 50 signs ups. Now, we average around 60-70 sign-ups a month and want to achieve 100+ monthly signups by the end of the year.

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Pavel Stepanov, on starting Virtudesk ($500,000/month) full story ➜

39. Become a house sitter

Examples of a successful house sitter:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a house sitter:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a house sitter ➜

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40. Start a dropshipping business ($144K/year)

Examples of a successful dropshipping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dropshipping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dropshipping business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Amanda Austin's story on creating Little Shop of Miniatures a read:

My name is Amanda Austin, and I’m the founder of Little Shop of Miniatures.

I run a dropship store, which means I pay a supplier to pick, pack, and ship the order to my customer. I have two wholesalers who dropship for me and they are both great. My main drop shipper has about 20,000 different dollhouse miniatures and dollhouse building supplies in stock!

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Amanda Austin, on starting Little Shop of Miniatures ($12,000/month) full story ➜

41. Become a professional finder

Examples of a successful professional finder:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a professional finder:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a professional finder ➜

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42. Start an office cleaning business

Examples of a successful office cleaning business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a office cleaning business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an office cleaning business ➜

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43. Become an event planner

Examples of a successful event planner:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a event planner:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an event planner ➜

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44. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

Examples of a successful sewing and alteration business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sewing and alteration business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sewing and alteration business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Saara Hafeez's story on creating ALTRD a read:

We are Saara and Stephanie - we’ve been friends for 8 years and have both launched our own socially oriented businesses. We recently started ALTRD - a clothing alteration service.

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Saara Hafeez, on starting ALTRD ($1,000/month) full story ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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