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Aerial Photography

Take your love of flying and photography to new heights with an aerial photography business.

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  • Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Franchises Available? No
  • Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Aerial photography equipment is available invarious styles, including telescopic aluminum masts that can beoutfitted with a camera and extended to heights reaching over 100 feet.

There are also helium-filled blimps available ranging in size from 5feet to 25 feet, that can be outfitted with cameras that reach heightsof up to 1,000 feet. The blimps are safely operated from the ground bya tether line or remote control. Surprisingly, the blimp option is notvery expensive. Good-quality blimps, complete with photographic gearand a transportation trailer, can be purchased new for less than$10,000, or up to as much as $25,000.

Regardless of whether you chooseto use a telescopic mast or a helium blimp, both can be outfitted withfilm or digital still or video cameras. Potential clients includegovernment agencies, homeowners, property developers, corporations,marinas, campgrounds, amusement parks, golf courses, outdoor-eventorganizers, mining and forestry sites, and sporting-eventorganizers–basically, any person or business that wants or needsaerial photographs of his or her home, building, event or property.

 Ittakes a bit of learning to operate the equipment, but the manufacturerslisted below do provide basic training. Rates are excellent becausethis is a highly specialized niche service.

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Online Advertising Agency

Create a website that helps visitors determine the right type of advertising for them.

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  • Startup Costs: Under $2,000
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Franchises Available? No
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Not only will you be providing a valuableservice for site visitors, but you will also be establishing your ownpotentially successful business.

The business concept is verystraightforward. Start by designing a website that features informationabout various advertising mediums including rates, contact informationand any special promotions or discounts in terms of advertising rates.

Business owners who visit the site simply locate the type ofadvertising that suits their marketing program and budgets. Income isearned by charging the advertising companies a fee to be listed on thesite, as well as by selling advertising space featured on the site.

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Hoarding Advertising Service

Sell advertising along the fencing that protects construction sites.

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For anyone who is not familiar with the termhoarding, it is the temporary plywood fencing that is erected aroundthe perimeter of a construction site.

Typically, hoarding is used forconstruction sites in densely populated urban areas to prevent foottraffic from being potentially injured as a result of coming intocontact with falling debris or construction equipment. While manypeople illegally post advertising posters and notices on hoardingfences, a very successful advertising business can be built by legallyacquiring permission to post advertising on the fencing.

Marketing thistype of advertising is very easy as most hoarding is erected in highlyvisible areas and that is exactly the kind of exposure advertisers areseeking.

Additionally, be sure to negotiate a revenue split arrangementwith the contractors or property developers of the site, as this willdefinitely remove any potential objections.

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Online Advertising Consultant

Help businesses advertise their websites on and offline.

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Business At A Glance

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

Business Overview

In the rush to set up a website, manybusiness owners fail to consider how they will advertise their siteonce online. In a nutshell, the role of an internet advertisingconsultant is to develop an advertising program specifically created tomeet a client’s particular needs. How do you optimize a website forsearch engines?

What’s the best way to advertise a website on andoffline? These are questions many entrepreneurs are willing to pay topdollar for the answers to.

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