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Mobile Paint Spraying

Go ahead, paint the town whatever color you like. It’ll be easy with a mobile paint spraying business.

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Mobile Paint Spraying

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

Prior to researching information for thisbook, I did not even realize that there was such a business as a mobilepaint spraying service. However, there is, and it can be a veryprofitable business to start and manage. The business, in a nutshell,is just as it sounds: providing paint spraying services to clients on amobile basis.

The enterprise can be operated in two fashions. The firstis to use an enclosed trailer or truck to house the equipment, as wellas to use as a mobile paint-spraying booth. The second option is totransport the paint spraying equipment in a smaller truck or trailerand paint items outside utilizing portable walls that, when erected,form a mini paint-spraying booth. Both operating methods are extremelyeffective.

 However, the latter is less expensive in terms of start-upinvestment. Mobile paint spraying services can be marketed to bothresidential homeowners and business owners. The following list is justa few items that can be included in your promotional brochures as itemsthat can be spray painted.

  • Fencing
  • Wood siding
  • Garden equipment
  • Appliances
  • Handrails
  • Flag poles
  • Metal roofing
  • Store fixtures
  • Patio furniture
  • Steel boats
  • Signs
  • Trailers
  • Constructionequipment
  • Concrete floors
  • Outdoor toys
  • Parking lot lines

Theincome potential will greatly vary for this type of unique service.However, the companies I contacted that provided mobile paint sprayingservices all quoted rates over the telephone in the range of $35 to $50per hour, plus the additional costs of paint.

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Siding Installations

Be a handyman with a niche. With low startup costs, this could be a great business opportunity.

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Siding Installations

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

Siding sales and installations are about asstraightforward as a home improvement business start-up can get. Sellthe siding, and install the siding. Pricing for siding products andinstallations are generally based on a per-square basis (one squareequals 100 square feet). There are, like any home improvement orrenovation service, upgrades to the standard package that can be madeavailable to the consumer.

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Fencing Installations

Fencing installations can surround you with plenty of opportunities from property owners.

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Fencing Installations

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

The desire to keep kids and pets inside a property, and unwanted trespassers outside a property, has created a big demand for companies that provide property fencing installation services.
 
The starting point is to first determine the fencing materials and style of fencing your fence installation service will be installing. There are various types of materials used in fencing including cedar wood, pressure treated wood, stone, brick, steel or cast iron, recycled plastics, cedar rail, chain link and aluminum.

Likewise, there are also various methods that can be employed to promote and market a fence installation service, such as subcontracting for construction and renovation companies, direct retail sales via advertising and ‘installations only’ for home building and renovation centers. Perhaps your fence installation service could be different from competitor’s by offering the service of installing the fence posts only and supplying the prebuilt fencing panels for the homeowner to complete the installation. This method would save the homeowner money, while having the difficult portion of the job, which is the installation of the fence posts, completed professionally.

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Mirror Installations

Can you see yourself being successful? All you have to do is look into a mirror.

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Mirror Installations

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

Mirrors are required for just about everyresidential and commercial washroom application, and a mirror sales andinstallation business can easily be operated from a home garage. Allthat is required is a truck with a basic glass rack, a few tools andthe ability to cut glass (or hire an assistant who can cut the glass).

The current rate to install bathroom mirrors is in the range of $5 to$7 per square foot, while the wholesale cost of the mirror is only $2per square foot. Your math skills do not have to be good to know thatleaves around $4 per square foot just for installing the mirror.
Forexample, if the average installation job is four mirrors with anaverage size of nine-square feet per mirror, then this would leave youand a helper $150 for installing the mirrors, which would take about anhour to do. Once you have established the business, you can begin tomarket the services to commercial and residential constructioncompanies, and it should not take long to build up a solid customerbase.

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