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Take advertising to the great outdoors by renting space on highly visible billboards.

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  • Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
  • Franchises Available? Yes
  • Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Billboards are one of the most competitivesegments of the advertising industry, and starting a business thatinstalls billboards and markets billboard advertising will take a lotof research and clever planning. However, with that said, the profitpotential for a business that markets billboard advertising isoutstanding.

The billboard advertising industry works like this. A siteto install a billboard is selected based on excellent street visibilityand high traffic count. The owner of the building or land where thebillboard is installed receives a yearly fee; the amount of money paidto the landowner is based on a percentage of the projected advertisingrevenues that the billboard will generate. Advertisers wishing toadvertise on the billboard pay a one-time art fee to create the ad anda fee for the amount of time the ads are featured on the billboard.

Onebillboard can generate upwards of $10,000 or more each year.

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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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Business Overview

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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