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Freelance Sales Consultant

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Freelance Sales Consultant

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Freelance sales consultants who produceresults’meaning lots of profitable sales’are in high demand and earnannual incomes that go well into the six-figure range.

In a nutshell,freelance sales consultants represent companies selling productsranging from manufactured goods and equipment, to services (homeimprovements, internet technology etc.), to associations seeking toexpand their membership base, and everything imaginable in-between.

Freelance professional sales consultants find securing clients torepresent very easy, because they generally supply all the tools of thetrade needed to find new customers and close the sale’transportation,communications, and computer hardware.

Not to mention that almost allalso generate and qualify their own sales leads. What’s more, clientshave little to lose by bringing on freelance sales consultants torepresent their business: not only will they supply the needed salestools as well as, find, qualify, and close buyers, but they also sellfor more, easily covering their commissions.

Remuneration is always byway of commission, which ranges between 10 and 25 percent of the totalsales value depending on what is being sold.

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Errand Service Business Opportunity

Help busy people get through the day by providing an errand service.

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  • Business: Errand Service
  • Start-up Costs: Minimum
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Let’s face it; today’s busy lifestyles mean that a lot working people just don’t have time for even the simplest of errands, such as taking the family pet to the veterinarian for a routine checkup, buying AuntSue a birthday present, or picking up the kids after school.

Which is great news if you’re a multi-tasker looking to start your own simple,inexpensive, yet potentially very profitable business. An errand service can be operated with nothing more than a cell phone and reliable transportation.

Land clients by networking and by creating a simple marketing brochure explaining the services you provide along with your contact information.
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The brochures can be pinned to community bulletin boards, hand-delivered to homes and businesses and distributed with the local newspaper.

A few promotional items such as pens and memo pads emblazoned with your company logo, name and telephone number given out to potential customers will go a long way as a daily reminder of your fast, reliable and affordable errand services.

This is the kind of business where growth is fuelled by referrals, so customer service and satisfaction are the most important goals.

The Market

Busy individuals who need a little help getting their day to day errands done. You can also market your services to small business owners.

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Trade Show Displays

Help your clients attract attention at trade shows with eye-catching displays.

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Trade Show Displays
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Trade shows are a multibillion dollar industry in North America. All companies and organizations that display or promote products and services at trade shows each year have one thing in common. They all need to have an exhibit display designed, constructed, or rented in order to display and promote their products and services. And the best way to capitalize on the demand for trade show displays is to simply start a business that manufactures custom one-of-a-kind trade show displays and off-the-shelf, mass-produced, generic trade show displays. This type of manufacturing business is very easy to establish, as the components needed to build trade show displays are readily available from a wide range of manufacturers. Additionally, a homebased workshop is more than sufficient space to construct the displays, at least initially. Profit margins are excellent for this type of product, especially on the custom one-of-a-kind orders, and finding clients should not be difficult, due to the simple fact that there are an estimated 100,000+ trade shows each year in the United States alone.

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Medical Billing Service

You can work from home while handling billing and tracking down unpaid claims for medical facilities.

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Medical Billing Service

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The medical billing industry is extremelycompetitive. However, for the determined entrepreneur there is still agood opportunity to earn $40,000 per year or more operating a homebased medical billing service.

All medical billing is processedelectronically and sent directly to Medicare clearinghouses, socomputer equipment will be required as well as medical billing softwareto operate the service.

Additionally, you’ll have to familiarizeyourself with the diagnostic and procedure coding systems used bydoctors and health-care professionals on medical claim forms toindicate the type of service being billed.

Currently, medical billingservices are charging clients in the range of $2 to $3 per claimprocessed, and the overall profit potential for the service is good,providing you can process medical claims on a volume basis.

 There’s asteep learning curve for operating a medical billing service andcareful planning and research techniques will have to be practiced.

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