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Natural Home Remedies

Alternatives to medication can bring you healthy profits.

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Natural Home Remedies

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

Every year, thousands of people turn to amore natural approach to health, and this fact creates a terrificopportunity to start a natural home remedies business and capitalize onconsumer demand and the growing popularity of natural home healthremedies.

Natural home remedies have been around for hundreds of years,and only recently has the popularity of home remedies really taken offin a big way. Research and planning are definite prerequisites for thistype of health business enterprise. To find information on natural homehealth remedies, start at your local library, harness the power of theinternet and visit local bookstores.

Finding natural home remedymanufacturers and wholesalers for the business will not provedifficult, as there are thousands in North America alone. Innovativeentrepreneurs can always create their own line of natural homeremedies. Just be sure you follow local and federal regulations interms of product ingredients and product health or benefit claims. Tokeep startup costs to a minimum, consider selling the natural homeremedies via mail order or online.

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Nutrition Guides

Your nutrition guides might be the closest thing to the fountain of youth.

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Nutrition Guides

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

Most health experts agree a healthy diet isthe key to a healthy and long life. Starting a business that createsand distributes nutrition guides is a fantastic new venture to set inmotion. There are two approaches that can be taken with this businessin terms of generating revenues and profits. The first approach is tosell the nutrition guides through bookstores and specialty retailers.

The second approach is to distribute the nutrition guides free ofcharge throughout your community and support the business by sellingadvertising space in the guides to local businesses that would benefitfrom this type of advertising exposure. Good choices for potentialadvertisers in a nutrition guide would include vitamin stores, doctors,health professionals, organic food growers and health food restaurants.If you choose to adopt the second option in terms of operating thebusiness, the nutrition guides could be published twice per year,making this a potentially very profitable business opportunity.

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Personal Trainer

Help people get in shape and look their best as a personal trainer.

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Personal Trainer

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

Business Overview

Health and fitness are very big issues today–everyone wants to lookgood, feel better and live longer. If you like working out and you’regood at encouraging others to get fit, then this could be the businessfor you.

As a personal trainer, you’ll instruct clients on properexercise techniques, design regimes based on their goals, and analyzeprogress in body weight, muscle development and weight training. Whilemany of your clients will be interested in shaping up and losingweight, you can also help people with specific problems like arthritisto build other muscles to compensate or those who want to rebuild orretrain their bodies after accidents or illness.

You can work with yourclients in their homes, at a health club where you have a membership,or even on a scenic beach. The advantages to this business are that youhave the potential to make a very good living and you have thesatisfaction of helping people become healthier and happier. Besidesbeing physically fit and healthy yourself, you’ll need terrificmotivational skills to help your clients push beyond their physical andmental boundaries and keep at it week after week.

The Market

Your clients will be people who want to lose weight, gain muscle,recover from illness or injury, or just get into better shape. Sellyourself by leaving fliers or brochures at health clubs and spas; swim,running and biking clubs; fitness centers; athletic shoe and clothingshops; and vitamin and nutrition shops. Place ads in local newspapers.Introduce yourself and leave brochures with chiropractors, orthopedicsurgeons and doctors of sports medicine. Give seminars to professionaland civic groups and volunteer yourself as a guest on a local radiochat show. Get yourself written up in local publications. Donate a fewsessions to a charity fund-raiser in exchange for publicity.

Needed Equipment

You’ll need certification as a personal trainer. In addition, mostpersonal trainers have a college degree in physical therapy, physicaleducation, exercise physiology, sports medicine or related fields–thisis particularly important if you’ll be working with people recoveringfrom illness or injuries. You may want to purchase assessment toolslike fat calipers, but this depends on your (and your clients’)personal tastes. As for exercise equipment, you can let your clientspurchase their own.

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Nutritionist

Everyone wants to be a bit healthier these days, and a nutritionist is the perfect person to help.

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Nutritionist

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Nutrition is big in everybody’s minds these days–people want to livelonger, think smarter, eat healthier and weigh less doing it. As anutritionist, you’ll help your clients attain all these goals through avariety of venues–you can act as a personal diet coach or as aconsultant to restaurants and food manufacturers, give classes andseminars, or work with health clubs and health-conscious companies.

Ifyou like teaching other people about healthy lifestyles, cheering ontheir achievements and motivating them through plateaus, then this isthe business for you. The advantages to being a nutritionist are thatyou can tangibly measure your success through your clients’ successes,you can make a positive difference in others’ lives, and you can do itall for a small start-up cost, start on a part-time basis, and workfrom home. You’ll need a strong knowledge of health, nutrition andpsychology, along with sales and marketing skills to snap up clients.You can get (or you may already have) a registered dietician degree(called an RD) from the American Dietetic Association. This is adefinite plus but not a necessity. Since state licensing andcertifications for nutritionists vary, call your state Board ofDietetics and Nutrition.

The Market

Your clients can be just about anybody you care to target: individualsor corporations. You can coach on a personal level in your clients’homes or offices; you can also work as a consultant for health clubs,large companies or institutions. If you choose to work with clients ona one-to-one basis as a coach, place ads in local publications. Networkin your community. Offer your services to one lucky person at a charityauction or raffle in exchange for free advertising. Make up a brochureand mail it to people in the middle- to upper-income levels of yourtown. Send brochures and sales letters describing your services tocorporate, institutional and health-club prospects, then follow up withphone calls requesting appointments.

Needed Equipment

About all you’ll need is a computer, a printer and the usual softwarefor creating sales letters, brochures, menus and other materials foryour clients.

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