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Home Schooling

More and more curriculum gets packed into the school year. Home schooling is a great low-cost business opportunity.

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Home Schooling

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

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Thousands of parents each year in the UnitedStates are making a decision to remove their children from the publicschool system in favor of home schooling their children. This factcreates a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a teaching oreducation background to start a new consulting business that assistsparents in establishing a home-schooling educational program for theirchildren. The home-schooling programs can be designed to specificallymeet the educational needs of children at various stages of developmentand age, as well as feature subject testing, suggested educationalfield trips, and recreational and social interaction activities.

Thebusiness can focus on developing and marketing home-schooling programsfor children and parents. Or, the business can focus on in-homeconsulting on a one-on-one basis with parents to specially design ahome-schooling program for their individual children. This type ofunique consulting service is best marketed directly to parents who areat presently home schooling their children or who are considering it inthe near future. The best way to gain access to this market is to joinhome-schooling associations and utilize the associations’ membershipsor roster lists as a basis for a direct mail campaign for yourhome-schooling consulting business.

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Jewelry Making Instruction

The love for jewelry has never gone out of style. Teach others how to create bling.

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Jewelry Making Instruction

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

Starting a jewelry making instructionbusiness could prove to be very profitable and fun. To keep initialstartup costs to a minimum, build alliances with local businesses suchas craft stores, clothing retailers and community centers. Byestablishing these alliances, you can hold the jewelry instructionclasses on the site of your new business partners and split the salesrevenues with the owners of these businesses, not to mention the factthat this will also provide you with the opportunity to capitalize onthe business’s existing customer base to attract new students for thejewelry making classes. A mere four classes per week with ten studentspaying $20 each will create business revenues in excess of $40,000 peryear.

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Photography Courses

Now that just about everyone has a digital camera, they need someone to teach them how to take a great photo.

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Photography Courses

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

A photography instruction service can trainstudents in both traditional print film photography as well as indigital-imaging formats. Courses could be provided for students from ahomebased photography studio, or the business could be operated as ajoint venture with community training programs or educationalfacilities. One marketing method may be to approach retailers that sellcameras and digital cameras and offer a free two-hour photographycourse for all of their customers who purchase a camera. Of course theobjective of this type of free promotion is to have a large percentageof the students who take advantage of the free class sign up forextended photography courses and training (on a paid basis).

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River Rescue Instruction

If you have emergency skills training, river rescue instruction could keep you afloat.

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River Rescue Instruction

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

Business Overview

On the surface, starting a business thatspecializes in training students river rescue techniques may not seemto be a very viable business opportunity. However, if careful thoughtis given, you soon realize how important and profitable this businesscan be.

Did you know that more than 4,000 people in the Untied Statesdrown each year, and the leading category of drowning deaths isfishermen who are swept away in moving water’often witnessed by others?Many of these deaths could have been prevented had the witnesses ofthese drownings been taught river rescue techniques. The businessrequires the instructor of the program to acquire a river rescueinstruction certificate, which can be gained by successfully completinga practical and written examination. Equipment such as throw bags,ropes, and safety harnesses will also be needed to conduct theinstructional courses. Most of the equipment is available for purchaseat recreational outdoor retailers. Potential clients for a river rescueinstruction service include police and fire departments, sports clubsand organizations, fishermen, search and rescue teams, canoe and kayakassociations, and all other outdoor enthusiasts.

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