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Housing Tours

If you enjoy giving tours, this is the right business for you.

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Housing Tours

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

Business Overview

Homes featured on the home tour can include historical interest, celebrity homes, homes that were once lived in by a famous personality, homes of heritage interest, technologically advanced homes, and homes that have had a checkered past, such as the location of a murder. Starting this type of tour business is very easy and inexpensive to do.
 
Clients can include local residents, tourists, organizations, and school students. Additionally, for the really innovative entrepreneur, the business could go virtual and offer clients a glimpse of these homes over the Internet via a specially designed Web site. Mainly this is the type of business that would really be of interest to tourists, so be sure to establish contacts and alliances with hotels, motels, and restaurants throughout your community. The profitability will greatly vary as to the popularity of the house tours and the frequencies the home tours are operated. However, a mere 200 clients per week paying an average of $10 for the tour each will create business revenues in excess of $100,000 per year.

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Custom Countertops

With all the new appliances and affinities for new looks, custom countertops are something you can rest your future on.

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Custom Countertops

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

Laminates, stone, ceramic tile, concrete, or metal kitchen and bathroom countertops can and are being manufactured from a wide variety of raw materials to suit every interior décor and budget. Designing, manufacturing, and installing custom countertops are a relatively uncomplicated process that requires only basic tools and a homebased workshop.
 
Once again, kitchen and bath renovations rank as the two most common home improvement projects carried out by homeowners, and countertops are an important component of these renovations. Most manufacturers and installers of custom-made countertops work on a subcontract basis, mainly for interior designers, architects, homebuilders, and renovation contractors. However, custom countertops can be sold directly to homeowners by displaying samples at advertising campaign locally in the area you service. The key to success in this type of unique home improvement business is to provide clients with exciting designs, material selections, and top-notch installation services. Retail prices of custom countertops and materials used to construct. However, installation rates are standard in the industry and generally range from $30 to $50 per hour.

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Junkyard Furniture Creations

Creating functional furniture from junkyard items doesn’t have to be trashy. Just get creative.

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Junkyard Furniture Creations

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

If you’re looking for a unique home based business that has minimal competition and potential to generate a six-figure income, then look no further. Starting a business that manufactures and sells junkyard furniture is a very interesting venture.
 
The key to its success is to create funky, yet functional furniture from discarded items typically found at a wrecking yard or junkyard. The most popular junkyard furniture items are generally couches and chairs that have been partially assembled from antique auto parts, such as a couch fashioned out of a ’57 Chevy front end. Starting this type of business does have its prerequisites–creative and artistic ability, a well-equipped workshop, and design and construction skills. However, for the innovative entrepreneur who possesses these abilities, a fun, interesting and potentially profitable business venture is waiting.

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Stair Lifts

If you’re looking for a niche market, selling chair lifts for stairs is a business worth considering.

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Stair Lifts

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Are you searching for a unique andinteresting business opportunity that has little competition and thepotential to make $100,000 per year or more in profits? If so, perhapsyou should consider starting a business that sells and installsspecialty stair lift chairs. There are many worldwide manufacturers ofstair lifts, so finding a wholesale source should not be difficult.Market the stair lifts using all traditional advertising mediums, aswell as by establishing alliances with custom homebuilders andrenovation contractors to act as sales agents for the product. Be sureto design a stair lift display that highlights the beneficial featuresof the product. The display can be set up and used as a sales andmarketing tool to collect sales leads from potential customers at homeand garden trade shows.

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