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Promotional Wear

From hats to golf shirts, promotional wear continues to be popular with businesses.

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  • 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

Promotional wear such as hats, jackets andgolf shirts emblazoned with corporate and business logos have becomevery popular for corporations to purchase and resell or give to valuedemployees and clients as an appreciation gift. Starting a business thatsells promotional clothing is very easy to initiate.

Not only can thegarments be purchased on a wholesale basis, but you can also enlist theservices of local silk-screeners and embroiderers to carry outcustomizing the clothing for your clients, thus greatly reducing thestartup investment needed to get the business rolling.

Gaining clientscan be as easy as arranging appointments with business owners topresent samples of the promotional wear along with reasons why thesetypes of promotional items will benefit their business. They can evenpotentially increase business revenues and profits (great advertisingand brand name recognition).

Once established, a business that retailspromotional wear can be very profitable, especially when you considerproduct markups of 50 percent or more aren’t uncommon in the industry.

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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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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? 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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Indoor and Outdoor Specialty Advertising

Have an eye for great places to advertise? Hook clients up with great outdoor advertising.

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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? Yes
  • Online Operation? No

Business Overview

In the spirit of being unique, considerthese indoor and outdoor advertising opportunities that perhaps mightbe the right new venture for you to specialize in.

WindowBillboards

Vacant storefronts and professional offices thatdon’t use window space for display purposes are highly and potentiallyprofitable places to display window billboards. Window billboards aretwo-foot by three-foot color poster advertisements that are laminatedin plastic. The mini billboards can be installed in commercial windowspaces using small and transparent suction cups. Strike deals withretailers, property owners and professional offices to join your windowbillboard advertising program.

In exchange for allowing the windowbillboards to be displayed, participants would receive 40 percent ofthe monthly revenues the window billboards generate. Solicit localmerchants and service providers to rent the advertising spaces at $50per month plus the cost to create the poster.

Golf DrivingRanges

If your local golf driving range has an advertisingprogram in place then you should seriously consider approaching themanagement of such a facility to initiate one. There are two fantasticlocations for highly visible advertising at most golf driving ranges:tee box dividers and distance targets. The golf driving range providesthe space for the advertisements and you market the program to localbusinesses that want this type of advertising exposure. Split therevenues with the golf range and all win.

TelephoneBooths

Indoor and outdoor telephone booths and enclosures arefantastic venues to feature advertising place cards. Once again if yourlocal telephone company does not have this type of advertising programin place, then this could be your opportunity to make arrangements tooperate the program for them.

Washrooms

Who wouldwant to advertise their business in a washroom? Lots of businesses.Why? A captive audience. Washroom advertising has become extremelypopular in the last few years, and many media companies are feverishlyworking to secure the rights to the busiest washrooms, both public andprivate, across the country. However, this doesn’t mean not to startthis type of unique advertising service as there are millions of goodlocation, and it will take years before the market is saturated.Washroom ads are generally 12 inches wide and 18 inches high, fullcolor, and sealed in an aluminum frame with a plastic covering face.

The ads are typically installed beside vanity mirrors, above urinalsand on the back of stall doors. Good washroom locations includeairports, restaurants, bars, roadside rest stops, community markets,sports complexes and arenas.

Delivery Vehicles

Inevery community across North America there are delivery vehicles of allsizes that make fantastic mobile billboards. Strike a partnerships witha courier company, moving company, or basically any company thatoperates a fleet of service or delivery vehicles to initiate anadvertising program. The delivery company allows their vehicles to haveadvertisements installed on them, and you promote and sell theadvertising spaces and split the ad revenues with the delivery company.

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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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