Friday, March 26, 2010

100 Great Niche Home Businesses - Part 6

Today, we've reached the conclusion of 100 great niche home businesses for those looking offline part-time income ideas to earn more money. HURRAY!

Now you can finally narrow down what business you would like to pursue, if you haven't done so already.

Be sure to also use these as guides to helping you brainstorm and identify other pursuits specific to you personally that are not listed here.

So -- Without further ado...

86. PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT. Build, install and maintain playground equipment: forts, slides, climbing/monkey bars,sandboxes, swings, teeters, circle rides. Use commercial patterns or design your own. Check on liability insurance requirements.

87. PET PHOTOGRAPHY. Specialize in pet portraits: in their home, your studio or in their own "natural" setting. Offer a package price for so many of each size. Go to dog shows and take pictures of willing subjects (the losers too!).

88. PICNIC TABLES. Build standard, custom and deluxe model picnic tables Offer a variety of sizes, styles, finishes and colors. Expand to folding model and sets with umbrellas. Offer matching chairs, end tables and child sized pieces.

89. PICTURE FRAMING. Make unique picture frames for stores, artists and clients from moldings, scraps, unusual fabrics. Set up jigs for the standard sizes. Between orders make standard sized frames that can be finished in a variety of ways.

90. PIES AND COOKIES. Take orders for or contract for your specialty baked goods. Deliver to wholesale customers in containers that appear to be full and have your name and logo imprinted on the cartons. Give retail customers pick-up time.

91. PILLOWS. Make and decorate designer, fancy, or "down home" pillows. Sell to boutiques, fairs, through party plans, sales catalogs and advertisements. Offer a variety of sizes, shapes and covers. Do custom work for client's decor.

92. PLANT SCULPTURE. A profitable specialty: braid trunks, shape into interesting forms. Trim, bend, graft, to create valuable sculptures that bring premium prices. Use pictures in your ads; sell each plant as an individual creation.

93. PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY. Take flattering, descriptive pictures of merchandise, clothing and satisfied customers for advertisements, catalogs and brochures. Send sample brochures to prospective manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

94. PROMOTIONS-OFFLINE. Organize community and commercial promotions: order bumper stickers, posters; arrange for news releases, interviews, photo sessions. Plan agenda, schedule workers,coordinate events for a fee or percentage of profits.

95. PROOFREADING. Review manuscripts and printed copy and advertisements for accuracy and grammar. Get considerably more to review for content quality and technical accuracy. Work with editors, writers, publishers and educators.

96. PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS. Prepare photograph and property description folders. Make up portfolios for private parties (to make sure their property is shown in the best possible light), and for real estate companies to use in sales presentations.

97. RE-UPHOLSTERY SERVICE. Recover overstuffed chairs and sofas for clients in your shop (sell fabrics). Buy good furniture that needs recovering cheap at auctions to re-upholster and resell at a nice profit. Take trade-ins to re-do.

98. SCHOOL DESK SALES. Buy old school desks at sales and closed rural schools. Refurbish and decorate into nostalgic furniture, plant stands and children furniture. Sell restored items individually, wholesale to stores or finish to order.

99. YARD CLEAN-UP. Contract with homeowners, real estate and rental agents to clean up yards after winter, evictions, storms. Mow, remove debris, water, replant, fertilize. Use periodic ads in the paper, especially after winter or stormy weather.

100. WRITE FOR CHILDREN. Write poems, Sunday school stories, puzzle explanations, riddles, etc. for children. Sell to local papers, children book publishers or in your own booklets. Check Writer's Guide in Library for more information!

Are you the humorous type? Or, your friends and family say you have a sarcastic or "dry sense" of humor? Then, this Bonus business may be just for you.

BONUS. GAG WRITING. Specialize in one liners and short funny situations. Sketch your ideas, list each on a separate card and file by subject matter. Offer and submit your collection to cartoonists or comics. Your humor may be the exact fresh twist they're seeking. Get addresses from Writer's Guide in the library.

I truly hope this series of information has been beneficial in inspiring you to examine your talents, hobbies and interests; now, just set them into motion.

Don't Procrastinate --

Set some time aside each day to work on your business. Don't be too amazed when the butterfly effect kicks in and you see your business flourishing right before your eyes...

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All the best to your new business adventure!

Christine Range

FINAL WORD: Please forward and share this series of starting offline home business posts to others. While many of the ideas entail crafts, quite a few just require energy, motivation and getting a kick in the rear end to get going.