Monday, March 22, 2010

100 Great Niche Home Businesses – Part 1

If you need more income and another job is not the answer, this listing was designed for you!

We've prepared a selection of up-to-date niche businesses that can be operated in or from your home on a part-time basis. Most of these businesses require no special training and relatively little investment.

The most critical requirements are:
~ your willingness to work and
~ your dedication to your business

Look through these subject listings that sound interesting. Consider each as suggestions rather than specific. For example, if you know nothing about African Violet, niche business listing 1, but you are good with roses, by all means substitute roses for African Violets.

And, don't overlook the possibility of blending these (or other) suggestions to form the ideal business combination. When you have decided on your business, check state and local requirements for licenses, permits and make arrangements for start-up supplies.

You will probably need business cards, a ledger and a rubber stamp with your company name and address. Although your beginning supplies should be adequate, they need not be fancy or expensive. Don't stock up too much as you will probably need to make adjustments as you learn the needs of your market.

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It is always a good idea to:

~ Write out your business plan - an outline of what you intend to do and how you plan to go about it.

~ List what you will buy from whom, how much it costs, where it will be stored, how you will advertise, what price you will charge, your gross and estimated net profits and when you will re-order.

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Include everything you can think of that your business will involve. The action will "force" you to organize your business (in your mind as well as on paper) and greatly increase your chances for profit and success.

In this (or any other) business, give careful thought to your capabilities and your potential market. Select something that you already know (or like and are willing to learn) and will stick to - that people in your area will pay for. Your product or service should be priced competitively, but at the level to yield a fair profit. This motivates customers to buy and you to work even harder!

Without further ado... Below are the first 5 of 100 great niche home businesses.

01. AFRICAN VIOLETS. Specialize in the propagation and care of this popular indoor plant. Nurture, hybridize and sell when in full bloom. Carry accessories, such as pots, shelves and lighting. Keep a small but permanent ad in your local newspaper.

02. ALTERATIONS. Replace buttons, let out cuffs, shorten sleeves, turn collars, repair tears for clothing stores,laundries and cleaner who don't already offer this service. You can work for them or leave a price poster in their store.

03. ARROWHEADS. Collect, buy, sell and MAKE (with deer horn and clove) Indian arrowheads for hobbyists, displays and demonstrations. Sell instruction and/or information booklets and do-it-yourself kits. Offer various types of flint.

04. AUTO PARTS REBUILDING. Work with garages and mechanics. Specialize in rebuilding one part (carburetors, master cylinders, electronic ignitions) for one or several makes. Install kits, ream and/or re-fit and guarantee all of your work.

05. AUTO TOUCH-UP. Repair minor dents, cover rock chips, remove rust, polish, clean tires. Renew rubber and plastic, deodorize to help bring the best price or trade-in. Advertise under Auto/Trucks For Sale, with a price (e.g. "From $25.00")

Stay tuned in for the next 5 Great Home Businesses - which I will post before 9:00 p.m. EST

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