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Contractors are always in need. Help others find them with an online directory.

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Online Contractors Directory

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

Business Overview

Not all contractors and renovation companieshave the time, budget, or skills required to create and maintain theirown Web site. Thus there is a fantastic opportunity awaiting thecybersavvy entrepreneur by launching a ‘contractors online directory.’The Web site can be indexed by the various construction or renovationservice featured, such as a painting section, flooring section, andsunroom section.

Ideally, the site would service one particularcommunity or city, thus allowing for future growth by franchising orlicensing the operating format to qualified webmasters across thecountry. People would simply log onto the site and view the service andproduct listings that were of interest to them. Each contractor couldreceive a listing in the index hyperlink to a pop-up page to describetheir business, or even link to their Web site if they have one.Charging clients a monthly fee of $100 including site maintenance andcoupon page options is not out of line. Providing you can secure 100clients, you will generate sales in excess of $100,000 annually.

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Online Domain Name Broker

Match marketable domain name owners with willing buyers.

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Online Domain Name Broker

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

It is estimated that 93 percent of words in the English language have been incorporated in some fashion into a domain name. As corporations and small business owners race to register or purchase cool and effective dot-com names, the resale price goes up.
 
In some cases, it skyrockets into the seven-figure range. While a great deal of effective dot-com names have already been registered, many of these same names are now for sale or soon will be, and this fact creates a fantastic opportunity to capitalize on the worldwide race for the perfect internet address. The key to success in domain name brokering is not to try and register good names, but to simply locate people and companies seeking to sell domain names and convince them you are the right broker for the task.

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Online Contract Forms

Contracts are a part of everyday life for businesses. Cash in on this need by offering the forms online.

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Online Contract Forms

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

Template or fill-in-the-blank contract forms are very popular and can serve a wide variety of uses from a residential lease contract to acceptance of purchase contract for a home owner selling a home privately.
 
The template contract forms can be sold to specialty office product retailers on a wholesale basis or directly to the public by creating a Web site that enables visitors to download contract templates for a fee. It will take time and careful research to develop the contract forms, but with that said the saleable life span for the product can be as long as five years or more.

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Online Entertainment Coupons

Make cheap entertainment even easier to find by putting coupons online.

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Online Entertainment Coupons

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

Business Overview

Here is a new business opportunity that combines the entertainment industry with the internet. Consider starting an online entertainment coupon service. The business concept is very straightforward. Simply design a website that is indexed into various entertainment services and products such as musical concerts, plays, movies, etc.
 
The next step is to secure companies and businesses within the entertainment industry to advertise discounts that apply to their specific products and services on the website. Visitors to the entertainment coupon website would be only a few clicks away from locating and printing a discount coupon for the entertainment event or product they were seeking. The business would gain revenue by charging the entertainment companies a monthly fee to advertise on the site and post their discount coupons.

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