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Online Researcher

Have your nose in the net all day? Monetize your research time.

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Online Researcher

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

If you find yourself spending a lot of time surfing the web, and if you’re looking to start your own business, consider an internet research service so you can get paid for the time you spend surfing. This business opportunity was once called information brokering, but, with the introduction of the internet, the name has changed.
The business remains the same, however, as the information that was once researched and compiled from newspapers, trade magazines, and business and industry journals may now be found online. An internet research service operates in two ways.
The first is to collect data and facts relevant to a specific topic or topics, and then sell the compiled data to individuals and businesses that require this information. Business owners also enlist the services of an internet researcher to source specific data and facts relevant to their particular business, industry, or market. In both cases, clients pay for information they are seeking. Billing rates for the services vary, depending on how much research time is required to compile the data; however, many internet research services have base billing rates of $25 to $35 per hour.

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A computer with high-speed Internet access.

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Online Franchise and Licensing Opportunities

Start a database for those seeking opportunities to buy into a business.

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Online Franchise and Licensing Opportunities

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

Create an online portal that brings corporations with franchise opportunities for sale together with people that want to purchase and operate a franchise business.
 
The site can be created in a directory format with a main index page that lists the various franchise opportunity categories on the site, such as restaurants and food services, retail and maintenance services.
 
Income is earned by charging corporations a listing fee to be featured on the site. Additionally an alliance could be established with a lawyer that specializes in franchise agreements to write and post articles pertaining to the legalities of franchising on the site. Promote the site by using internet marketing techniques such as SEO, links and joining a rotating banner advertisement program. For the truly innovative entrepreneur, you could also host monthly franchise opportunity trade shows that operated in conjunction with the website. The trade shows could take place in every major city across North America on a rotating basis.

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Online Spokesperson Directory

Create a database of people who can help businesses with their PR efforts.

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Online Spokesperson 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

Product endorsements and testimonials are a very important marketing tool for many businesses. Thus starting a website featuring spokespersons for hire has the potential to make you rich.
 
Professionals, industry experts, and celebrities alike from every corner of the globe could post an advertisement on the site that gives detailed information about their qualifications to promote certain products or services and the type of endorsement contracts they are seeking. Corporations and organizations that are looking for a professional spokesperson to endorse or promote their products and service would simply log onto the site and begin to search the listings featured. Sources of revenue for this type of cyberenterprise include charging spokespersons a listing fee as well as selling advertising space on the site.

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Online Recycled Renovation Products

You know what they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

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Online Recycled Renovation Products

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 unique business start-up for the savvy webmaster. Thousands of homes are demolished annually in the United States to make way for new houses and buildings. Many of these same homes have items like hardwood flooring, bathroom fixtures, and doors and windows that are of value and can be recycled.
 
You can profit by developing a Web site where these valuable items can be listed for sale. The site should be indexed by product with a section for hardwood flooring, a section for windows, etc. This would enable visitors to easily navigate the site and find what they are looking for quickly. In terms of making money, there are a few options.The first is to charge contractors and homeowners a fee for listing the recycled building products on the site. The second option is to let customers list the items for free and retain a commission upon successful sale. Another option would be to make the site free to use for both visitors and people wishing to list items for sale and sell or rent banner advertising space to merchants and service providers seeking exposure to your Web site users.

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