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Disc Jockey Service

Bring a reception or other celebration to life by supplying the music.

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Disc Jockey Service

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

Business Overview

One of the best part-time entertainmentbusinesses that can be started is a disc jockey service, as not onlyare disc jockey services in high demand, but the business can also beinitiated on less than a $10,000 investment and the monthly operatingoverheads are virtually nonexistent. There are basically fouringredients required to start and operate a successful disc jockeyservice:

  1. An excellent and varied music selection.
  2. Suitable DJequipment and reliable transportation.
  3. A talent for public speakingand an outgoing personality.
  4. Good marketing skills. Potentialclients for a disc jockey service can include event planners, weddingplanners, tour operators, nightclub owners, and the individual consumerseeking to secure disc jockey services for a celebration or event.Potential income range is $200 to $400 per night.

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Corporate Meeting Planner

Can you keep a group organized? Try your hand at corporate meeting planning.

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Corporate Meeting Planner

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Using your organization and event planningskills will enable you to start a corporate-meeting planner service.Long gone are the days of boring boardroom meetings for middlemanagers, executives, employees, investors and business alliances.Today, corporations need and want to keep all executives, managers,employees, customers, investors and alliances highly motivated,energized, productive and happy.

Consequently, they are more than happyto part with, in some cases, very big bucks to pay for innovativemeeting locations, games and preparations for same. The duties of thecorporate-meeting planner are straightforward: They do what it takes toplan and execute a great meeting. You will make all arrangementsincluding, if applicable, sending out invitations, making follow-upcalls, catering, booking locations, booking speakers, making hotelarrangements for out-of-town guests, arranging suitable transportation,distributing meeting plans and documents, looking after equipmentrentals and everything else required to pull the event together withouta hitch. The best way to market a corporate-event planning service isto simply get out and talk to business owners and managers, and pitchthem on why your service is just the right service to meet and exceedtheir needs.

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Wedding Singer

Love to sing? Be the life of the party for a living.

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Wedding Singer

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

Unlike the movie, many wedding singersactually do possess a great musical and singing talent, and starting awedding singer service may be just the new business opportunity thatyou have been searching for.

There are a few options available in termsof starting a wedding singer service. The first option is of course, ifyou have the talent, then you can be the wedding singer and market yourservices. The second option available is to start a wedding singerdirectory service or agency. The second option will be more costly toinitiate. However, it also has the possibility to generate higher salesand potential profits for the business, as you would be representingmultiple wedding singers and retaining a portion of their performancefee as your commission. Profit potential range is $20,000+ per year.

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Music Lessons

Share the sound of music with your students.

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Music Lessons

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

Business Overview

If you know how to sing, play guitar, piano, drums, a wind or stringinstrument well enough to teach others, then what are you waiting for?Capitalize on your talents and earn a great full- or part-time incomeby teaching customers how to play your instrument of choice.Classescan be conducted one-on-one or in a group format, from your home, atthe student’s location, from rented commercial space, or in conjunctionwith community programs, continuing education, or even at anestablished music store. Expanding the business requires nothing morethan hiring other experienced musicians to teach students. Fees aresplit’basically, you find the students, your instructors teach theclasses, and everyone profits. Lesson rates will vary depending onclass size, skill level, and instrument, but on average, group lessonscost students $10 to $20 per hour, and one-on-one lessons in the rangeof $40 per hour plus the costs of instrument rentals or purchases,course materials, and sheet music.

The Market

Adults or parents of children who would to learn how to play a musical instrument.

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