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Transit Advertising

The profits will roll in when you start operating and marketing a transit advertising program.

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

Business Overview

Like many advertising service contracts,operating and marketing a transit advertising program is generallyawarded by the transit commission or agency that operates the transitservice on a tendered basis.

Typically, the tenders renew every fewyears and the decision to award the contract to one particular serviceprovider is made on the basis of reliability, revenue generation andperformance record.

This type of advertising service contract can beextremely difficult to acquire. However, for the successful biddingcontractor the financial rewards can be outstanding as transitadvertising is some of the most sought-after advertising media bycompanies, agencies and merchants.

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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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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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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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