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Community Website

Bring your local flavor to the web for all to see.

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Community Website

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

Not all small business owners andprofessionals have the time, ability or inclination to build, maintainand regularly update a website. But at the same time many would stilllike to have some sort of presence on the web.

Therein lies theopportunity for internet-savvy entrepreneurs: Develop, maintain andmarket a community-based website, featuring local news and information,as well as participating businesses and professionals. Each businessthat joins would receive one or more web pages within the site toadvertise, promote and even sell their products and services, alongwith a web address extension, private e-mail, and a host of additionalweb and commerce features. Think of it as a bricks-and-mortar mall, butin virtual space.

You can charge each participating business a monthlyfee membership that includes fixed services, and additional fees forpremium services such as content updating and web tools specific tothat business. Promote the community web site locally with fliers,print advertisements in newspapers and with the use of advertisingspecialties. Offer clients a noncompetition clause to entice them tojoin. This means one car dealer, one roofer, one clothing retailer, onechiropractor and so on. Community websites are truly a win-win-winsituation. Participating businesses win by getting a fully functioningand regularly updated site for a fraction of what it would costindividually. Community residents win by getting news and informationspecific to their area, along with convenient online access to productsand services offered by community businesses. And you win by building asuccessful and profitable business.

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Self Publishing Consultant

Know the secrets to self publishing? Help those who want to succeed too.

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Self Publishing Consultant

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

Here is your opportunity to help people fulfill their dreams ofbecoming published writers by starting a self-publishing consultingbusiness. Offer your clients numerous services in both print andelectronic formats for nonfiction and fiction books, journals, andshort stories, including proofreading, editing, printing, marketing,and distributing their projects.

Potential clients are not limited topeople who want to write the next Great American Novel, but alsoinclude trainers wanting to write and publish books to use as trainingaids; activists (political, environmental, or any other kind) wantingto write a book to help raise awareness of their causes; corporationswanting to produce a book for customers telling the history of theirbusiness, products, services, and employees; and people wanting towrite books about their family histories or life experiences to give tofriends and family members as gifts. Advertise your services in onlinewriting portals and magazines, join writing associations and groups tonetwork for business, and build alliances with copywriters, bookprinters, editors, and illustrators to capitalize on word-of-mouthreferrals.

The Market

Would-be novelists, people who host training seminars, corporations,and individuals who want to chronicle events in their lives.

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Stock Watch Publication

Use writing and stock market know-how to develop your own publication.

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Stock Watch Publication

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

Do you have a publishing background andadvertising sales experience? If so, you can put it to good use bystarting a business that publishes a weekly stock watch report. Thestock watch publication can be distributed free of charge throughoutthe community and feature information and articles on world stockmarkets, publicly-traded companies and, of course, stock tips.

Theinformation featured in the publication can be provided by localinvestment brokers and financial planners. Revenues can be earned byselling advertising space in the publication to stockbrokers, realestate agents, investment advisors and banks to promote their financialproducts and services.

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Puzzle and Game Books

Combine fun and local advertising by starting a puzzle and game book publication.

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Puzzle and Game Books

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

Here is a great home based desktoppublishing business to activate in any community. Sudoku, trivia,crossword puzzles and word search games are hot, and starting abusiness that creates puzzles and game books combined with couponsfeaturing discounts on products and services provided by localmerchants has the potential to make you rich.

The booklets could besold locally through participating retailers that have advertisementsand discount coupons featured in the book. Additionally, as a method todrive sales and interest in the game booklets, consider establishing analliance with a local charity, wherein a portion of the revenuesgenerated by book sales goes back to support community charity programs.

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