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Promotional Buttons

Use design and craft skills to make promotional buttons for clients.

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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? No

Business Overview

Making promotional buttons is a great homebased business opportunity for the entrepreneur that is looking for away to generate extra part-time income. The business is easy to start,requires little in the way of experience, equipment, or investmentcapital, and has the potential to earn you $25 per hour. Promotionalbuttons have been used by businesses, charities, and organizations fordecades as an highly effective, low-cost marketing tool to get amessage out about a product, service, or event.

Creating promotionalbuttons could not be easier, especially when you consider that thedesign or message featured on the button can be supplied in digitalformat by the customer. It can also be easily created on a computer andthen simply transferred via software to a printing stamp or pad tocreate the finished product. In addition to a computer and software,you will also need a button press, a pad printing press and a fewsupplies to get started–all of which add up to an initial investmentof less than a few thousand dollars.

Market the buttons to businesses,charity organizations, schools and just about any other business, clubor group that is seeking a way to create a low-cost promotionalcampaign. Join business and social clubs to network for clients and besure to hand out a lot of buttons promoting your promotional buttonbusiness. Much more memorable than handing out a business card,wouldn’t you agree?

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T-Shirts in a Can

Capitalize on the novelty factor by designing T-shirts in a can for gifts, retail or wholesale.

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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.
  • Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Designing novelty T-shirts and the can theshirt will be sold in is a very interesting business opportunity to getrolling. The T-shirts can feature jokes, images or messages based on avariety of themes from political humor to children’s cartooncaricatures.

Once the silk-screening is completed, the T-shirts can bepackaged in tin cans that have a slot in the top to serve a secondfunction of a piggy bank. T-shirts in a can make a terrific noveltygift and can be sold to retailers on a wholesale basis or directly toconsumers via a sales kiosk or the internet.

Furthermore, to keepinitial startup costs to a minimum, the silk-screening aspect of thebusiness can be contracted to a local silk-screener as opposed topurchasing the equipment. In addition to selling T-shirts in a can,larger sweatshirts can also be printed with humorous messages andpackaged in larger, one-gallon paint cans.

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Window Displays

Use your flair for design to attract shoppers.

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Business At A Glance

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

Business Overview

Retailers often must rely on an elaboratewindow and in-store displays to attract the attention of passingconsumers, and starting a business that specializes in creatingeffective window displays for retail merchants is the focus of thisbusiness opportunity.

Marketing a window display service can be as easyas approaching local retailers and initially providing your servicesfor free until the owner of the business starts to realize the benefitsand increased sales that a well-designed window display can garner.Additionally, the ‘free’ display that you create can also be used as apowerful marketing tool to present to other shop owners.

Placing a signby the display that explains your service and gives contact informationwill help in getting the word out. Furthermore, be sure to build aninventory of interesting props so that you can provide clients with an’all inclusive’ display service.

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Independent Listing Agent

If you have telemarketing skills, here’s a low-cost business venture that calls prospective home buyers.

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Business At A Glance

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

Business Overview

Here is a very inexpensive businessenterprise that anyone with a phone book and telephone can start.Working as an independent listing agent for real estate professionalsmeans that you cold call or telemarket for various real estate agents.

Starting at ‘A’ in the telephone book and calling people inanticipation that they are now or will be soon considering listingtheir homes for sale is all that is required in terms of jobdescription for this business. Once you have established that a personmay be interested in listing their home for sale, you simply turn thisinformation over to a real estate agent to complete the negotiations.

For every confirmed listing the real estate agent receives as a resultof you initiating the procedure, the agent would pay you $250. Forevery property sold that was listed via your service, the real estateagent would pay you an additional $500. It would only take 30 listingsand sales in order to generate an income of more than $20,000 per year.

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