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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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Seminar Speaker

Find your passion, expertise and your voice in a career as a seminar speaker.

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Seminar Speaker

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

Business Overview

Corporations, associations, and eventplanners are on the constant lookout for interesting speakers tolecture at corporate events and seminars. If you possess special lifeexperiences in business, travel, finance, or overcoming the odds, thenan outstanding opportunity awaits you by becoming a freelance seminarspeaker. Initially to secure speaking engagements, create a resumeoutlining your experience and related skills, and distribute thisinformation to event planners, seminar organizations, and corporations.This is the type of service that is built on word-of-mouth referrals,and if your speeches and lectures are good, you will soon be in demandfor speaking engagements across North America, and perhaps the world.

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Dance Studio

Dance your way to profits with a studio for lessons and rehearsals.

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Dance Studio

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

Business Overview

Starting a dance instruction school is a wonderful new business ventureto set in motion, as dance schools have been proven financially soundfor decades. The business can focus on dance instruction in general, oron specific dance styles such as tap or swing. If you aren’t a danceinstructor yourself, professional dance instructors can be hired on anas-needed part-time, revenue-sharing basis to conduct the instructionclasses. The innovative entrepreneur who starts and operates a danceschool can also increase revenues and profits by videotaping theinstruction classes and selling the videos by way of mail order and theinternet.

The Market

Your customers will vary depending on what type of dance studio youdecide to open. You can have a studio strictly for adults, one thatfocuses on instruction for children, or a dance studio for all ages.

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Online Acting School

Not everyone can make it to Hollywood, so why not bring Hollywood to them?

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Online Acting School

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Acting classes via the Internet: why not?Demand for acting classes and courses is certainly large enough forthis type of online enterprise to become popular and succeed. Getstarted by building an alliance with an established acting school. Theschool’s students can digitally video the school’s acting classes thatcan then be broadcast over the Internet via your Web site. You cancharge cyberstudents a monthly fee for full access to archived footageof the acting classes featured on the site. You can also incorporateadditional information and details about the film production and actingindustry into the Web site. This information could include director andproducer contact lists, film production schedules, and actors andliterary agent listings, all of which can be used as valuable resourcesby site members.

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