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xx 50 Money Making Ideas
January 07, 2013, 01:21:10 PM by Isaac Adeniran

50 Money Making Ideas

601. Design and produce a range of amusing self-adhesive stickers for children. The stickers might feature jokes, funny faces and streetwise statements. Distribute to wholesalers, newsagents and toyshops.

602. Sell parcels of unsorted books by post to book collectors. Or offer second-hand books for sale by the foot. Obtain your stock by buying books which cannot be sold from second-hand book dealers and publishers.


603. Write and publish a manual about how to start your own book or newsletter publishing business. Sell by direct mail or from classified ads to business opportunity seekers and those interested in publishing.


604. Start a mail order business which sells new and second-hand Jazz records. Many rare and classic Jazz records are released in overseas countries. Import these to sell to collectors in this country. Also locate overseas sources of second-hand records.


605. Begin a club which sends philatelists a set of stamps every month. The sets might be either, thematic or newly issued by a country chosen by the collector.


606. Launch a rose of the month club. Build up a list of clients who want a rose sent each month to their loved one.


607. Employ homeworkers to make knitwear products. Go the round of retailers to find stockists.


608. Start a general sports tuition agency. Either provide clients with a tutor to give individual tuition or organise courses for different sports and sell places on each course. Produce a leaflet about your service and get copies displayed at sports shops.


609. Embroider exotic designs on disco and party clothes. Arrange for your work to be stocked at up-market boutiques.


610. Begin a mail order business which sells books and study equipment to those interested in natural history.


611. Start a company which organises business anniversary celebrations. Devise celebration packages and sell to businesses who have been trading for 1, 5, 10, 20, 21, 25, 50, 60, 75, or 100 years. Locate potential clients by searching records located at Companies House to discover when firms were formed.


612. Take an ordinary magnifying glass, package it and call it 'The Gardener's Magnifying Glass'. Distribute to hardware shops or sell by mail from ads in gardening magazines.


613. Start a modern art rental business. Rent out everything from metal sculptures to mobile art. Your potential clients will include all image conscious businesses with reception areas, courtyards or forecourts.


614. Begin a business which organises specialist adventure holidays for women. The holidays should be designed to help women develop their skills and abilities related to: management, persuasiveness, problem solving, leadership, creative thinking, etc.


615. Start a central membership agency for joining fan clubs. Persuade established fan clubs to become part of your scheme. Recruit people by advertising in numerous pop and rock publications. You take a commission on all membership fees.


616. Become an importer and distributor of car accessories. Conduct thorough research in countries throughout the world to find car accessories not readily available here.


617. Call on regular clients once every eight weeks to sell cosmetics. The cosmetics should have a special feature, for example, they do not involve cruelty to animals, or are based on herbs.


618. Design and manufacture kits for making unusual furniture. For example: tables that hang from the ceiling, chairs with odd shapes, stylistic plant stands, etc. Produce a catalogue about your product and start a mail order business.


619. Start a newsletter on how to get a better job. Provide subscribers with advice on where to look, completing application forms, interview techniques, C.V. preparation, etc. The competitive nature of the job market means that the extra advice provided by your newsletter could make all the difference to a job applicants success.


620. Set up a mail order company which sells local history books. Put together a selection of local history books for most cities and towns in the country. Produce a catalogue and sell through media advertising.


621. Begin a mail order business which sells exposes. Produce booklets, audio cassettes and information sheets about, for example: wealthy left-wing politicians, worthless aristocrats, stonewall secret service bungling, bureaucratic incompetence, violent police, etc.


622. Buy a selection of local history books, pamphlets, posters and postcards from the publishes at trade prices. Earn from selling these door-to-door in your area.

623. design and make a selection of patchwork hats, caps, jackets, dresses, etc. Find retailers who will stock your products. Or design and produce kits so that anyone can make their own patchwork products. Place classified ads in needlework magazines and sell by mail.


624. Write and produce a series of audio cassettes about the many aspects of sex education. Have a catalogue printed and start a mail order business.


625. Publish an audio cassette of saucy seaside jokes. Sell through shops at seaside resorts. The hope is that holiday-makers might send a saucy cassette home instead of a saucy postcard. With each cassette include a small card for writing a message.


626. Organise the production of business greeting cards. Design the cards for a particular selection of businesses, for example, mini-cab services. The cards should have pictures relevant to the chosen business. The company can then send a card to account holders. Sell by direct mail.


627. Begin a market stall which sells boiled sweets and hand-made chocolates. Buy your stock from small producers of confectionery.


628. Earn an income from being a freelance salesperson. Place ads in business or trade publications which reads 'Freelance Salesperson Available. Anything Considered. Contact.....'. Don't accept the first offer, but consider each one and accept the one you find the most suitable.


629. Start a children's badge of the month club. Attract new members by advertising in children's comics and offering a selection of free badges.


630. Begin a mail order business which sells a selection of products of particular interest to motorbike enthusiasts. In your catalogue include; badges, clothing, cult ornaments, etc. Advertise in motorbike magazines.


631. Sell smoke detectors door-to-door. Expand by using sales personnel to sell for you.


632. Open your own school of drama. Prepare a simple prospectus which offers a comprehensive introduction to drama. Hold classes in a hired hall. Also visit businesses and clubs to give classes during lunch hours.


633. Bring out a series of audio cassettes or booklets which give advice about how to deal with the problems experienced by teenagers. For example: the search for identity and career choices. Aim style and contents at either the teenagers themselves or at parents.


634. Set up a health food catering service. Do the catering at a wide range of occasions such as private parties, business functions, weddings, etc. Advertise in health food shop noticeboards and send copies of your menu to businesses.


635. Place small ads in various overseas business and trade magazines which read 'I want to buy adult X-rated products suitable for selling by mail order'.


636. Start a school of psychic phenomena and the unknown. Offer potential students easy-to-do postal courses on subjects such as UFO's, sea monsters, ghosts, etc. Advertise in a wide range of publications.


637. If you live near a port or marina. Start and operate a boat and yacht valeting service. Seek expert advice from someone knowledgeable about boating or yachting and what is involved in marine valeting.


638. Frame and label samples of many different metals. At a glance the physical appearance of different metals can be compared. Sell by direct mail to engineering companies, scientists, schools and metalwork hobbyists.


639. Hire out brassware for decorating the reception areas of businesses such as pubs, hotels, restaurants, hair salons, offices, etc. Also, some custom might come from householders who are keen on brassware.


640. Do bottle art. Paint local scenery and other artistic images on the exterior of tiny bottles. Sell as souvenirs or ornaments.


641. In districts with numerous offices, factories or shops, organise an after work dating service. Send leaflets about your service and membership application forms to all the work places in a district.


642. Begin a mail order business which serves those interested in gold prospecting. Sell equipment, supplies and books. Also publish your own guide to digging for gold in: Wales, USA, Australia, Canada and South America.


643. Produce a series of booklets about how to buy and run various types of shops. Each booklet might cover a shop such as a newsagent, greengrocer, village shop, post office, etc. Place classified ads in newspapers and magazines which advertise shops for sale and sell your booklets by mail.

644. Commission the drawing of political cartoons which have an anti-establishment theme. Have these printed on postcards or posters and sell through shops popular with young adults.


645. Design and produce craft kits for making ornaments or relief pictures with ball bearings. Get these stocked in shops or advertise in crafts magazines.


646. Be a home-visiting pre-school teacher. Your task is to prepare children for a successful start at school.


647. Buy a candyfloss making machine. Sell your candyfloss from a site where there is a continuous flow of people who are enjoying their leisure.


648. Design a range of blank achievement certificates for use by sports clubs and schools. Have them printed and sell by direct mail.


649. Hand paint nostalgic scenes and old advertisements on mirrors. Sell through gift shops or from a market stall.


650. Produce T-shirts which are printed with the names of local schools. Have them stocked at newsagents or other suitable shops close to each school.
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January 07, 2013, 01:16:22 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Money Making Ideas from 561 to 600
561. Produce a series of audio cassettes which give instruction about how to mimic different accents. For example: 'Teach yourself to speak like a Texan'. Other accents might include: Yorkshire, cockney, French, English, Scottish, New York, etc.


562. Have amusing messages printed in speech bubbles on the sides of potted plant holders. For example: 'Hello, my name is...', 'Shake my water, don't stir it', 'I feel like a chat', etc. Have these stocked at outlets which sell garden products.


563. Put together a kit for growing trees from seeds. In each kit include instructions about how to get the best results. Sell from ads in gardening publications or through suitable shops.


564. Begin a mail order business which sells hydroponics growers supplies(hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil). Produce a catalogue and advertise in gardening publications.


565. Obtain quantities of sand from the beaches of the D-day invasion. Place the sand in tiny bottles and sell world-wide as souvenir sand from the beaches of the 1944 D-day invasion. Add a name label to each bottle to show which beach the sand came from.


566. Start a business which makes garden hammocks. Devise your own hammock which has at least one superior feature over other hammocks available. Sell through hardware shops and garden centres and by mail order from ads in gardening publications.


567. Use logs and wood to make small ornamental garden wishing wells. Sell through garden centres and hardware shops.


568. Bring out a selection of hair jewellery. This could be made from real or artificial human hair and is knotted like dreadlocks. The jewellery also includes coloured beads in the design. The result is dreadlocks necklaces, brooches and earrings.


569. Begin a business which makes and distributes souvenir lucky charms. One example is a number seven made from metal and stamped with a place name.


570. Sell flowers at a market or roadside stall.


571. Sell single roses from a roadside stall. Put up a big sign which both tempts people to buy a single rose and state the price.


572. Paint, or organise the painting of, designs on T-shirts. Sell the finished T-shirts through up-market shops where the price charged will provide a reasonable income.


573. Begin a business which produces framed reprints of interesting old patents. Sell by post to professional people or have them stocked at gift shops.


574. Start a comprehensive garden maintenance service. discuss with clients what work needs to be done to their gardens on a regular basis. People who use your service can have a beautiful garden and not do a minute of work in it themselves.


575. Produce a series of music and sound effects audio cassettes which are specially designed to aid the growth of household plants. For example, sounds might include the wind blowing and birds singing. Advertise in gardening and householders magazines.


576. Pick a well known old and long road. Research and write the history of that road. Have a few hundred booklets printed and sell to the residents and businesses along the road.


577. Bring out a confidential newsletter which has a title like 'How to Overcome the Dissatisfactions You have with Your Life'. Provide subscribers with ideas and inspiration. Write about case studies and answer readers' questions.


578. Be a roadside fortune-teller.


579. Bring out a selection of pretty, non-picture postcards which are specially designed for friends to send brief notes to each other. Have them stocked at stationers, newsagents and shops which sell greeting cards.


580. Find a source of common or high-quality soil, package and sell through hardware shops and garden centres.


581. Create a correspondence course about how to be more enterprising. Sell by placing ads in national newspapers. Have ad headlines like: 'Are you an enterprising person?', and 'Improve your life by being more enterprising'.
582. Have T-shirts printed with sci-fi messages on the front such as 'Alpha Centauri University', Visit Ancient Egypt with TWA's Time Travel Tours', 'Test fly a Centauri flying saucer, visit your local dealer', etc. Sell at sci-fi conventions and through sci-fi shops.


583. Bring out a range of jewellery for ears. However, this jewellery does not hang from earlobes like earrings, but gently clips to the top of the ears. This jewellery looks as if it if it is perched on top of the ears. A piece of eartop jewellery might follow the curvature of each ear.


584. Start a business which makes a range of quality old-fashioned long johns. Produce a catalogue and start a mail order business.


585. Consider taking up the career of chiropody. Send for a prospectus from a school of chiropody. Take a course and, after graduation, open your own practice.


586. Start a computerised horse-racing results prediction service. There are many systems available for selecting a winning horse. Base your computer program on any or a mixture of these systems. Send forecasts on a regular basis to subscribers.


587. Be a travelling manicurist. Build up a regular round of clients at offices and private residences. Send a leaflet about your service to businesses and private residences and advertise in the local media.


588. Supply life extension products by post. Model your business on similar businesses which have been successful in the USA. Obtain a catalogue from one of these businesses and base your business on their system.


589. Start a mail order business which sells stop smoking aids. For example: dummy cigarettes, advice booklets, herbal aids, inspirational cassettes, charts and posters. You can produce many of these products yourself and buy the others from wholesalers.


590. Begin a postal service which sells the reproduction rights to formulae for making products such as stain removers, special glues and toilet water. Your custom will come from business opportunity seekers who want to reproduce these formulae for reselling. You can also sell the formulae as 'household secrets' through classified ads in women's magazines.


591. Publish a monthly newsletter which gives inspiration to those trying to lose weight. Successful dieting often depends on what's going on in a person's mind. A newsletter such as this can help to prepare a person, with various stories of success from those who have succeeded in losing weight and a selection of techniques to make the process easier.


592. Bring out an audio cassette course about how to lose weight. This might employ techniques of self-hypnosis or subliminal suggestion. Sell from ads in slimming and women's magazines.


593. At a suitable market open a stall which is devoted to selling products devoted to a particular popular cartoon character.


594. Write and publish a manual about how to bring out a correspondence course. For many people this could be a route to a business which both provides enough money to live on and doesn't require much money to set up. Sell the manual to business opportunity seekers.


595. Open a school of massage. Teach, or organise the teaching of, massage to those interested in becoming professionals.


596. Start a slide set of the month club for collectors of slides. Slides might be about, for example, classic photographs, art, technology, aeroplanes, trains and stamps. Advertise in photography magazines.


597. Found a stop smoking club. Hold club meetings at hired halls in various areas on different nights of the week. Employ a variety of techniques to help people to give up smoking. A great many people will be driven by the collective inspiration of the group.


598. Produce biographical photographs of celebrities. For example, read all about the Beatles or the Rolling Stones to discover : Their places of birth, schools, first places of work, houses they once lived in, etc. Take photographs of these places, and put dates of birth below portrait photographs and sell to fans.


599. Reproduce old black and white or sepia photographs of a town as postcards, posters and framed prints. Have them stocked in a wide variety of shops.


600. Organise weekend breaks where people can experience 'living' history. Guests can spend a weekend living in a re-created era of history such as the Stone Age, the Wild West or Viking times.

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January 07, 2013, 01:14:33 PM by Isaac Adeniran

Money Making Ideas 521 to 560

521. Package low value foreign coins in cellophane envelopes. Distribute these coins to newsagents for selling to children in the way small packets of stamps are sold.


522. Start a firm which manufacturers kits for making etchings. Design the kits so that a complete beginners can make attractive etchings. Sell by mail order or through shops which sell artists' materials.


523. Produce and distribute souvenir boxes of matches. Each matchbox is painted with a picture postcard scene of a tourist area. Also produce a souvenir pack which contains a selection of different boxes. This pack can be bought by people as a gift or taken home for personal use.


524. Set up a bead craftwork business. Use beads to make a selection of jewellery such as necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Sell from a market stall or mount on display racks and get shops to stock them.


525. Start a business which makes a range of souvenir or commemorative wall plaques. They might have a feature such as: town crests, tourist maps, commemorative statements or logos, etc. Sell your wall plaques through gift shops and hotels.


526. Rent out scaffolding for exterior home decorating and maintenance. Advertise in local newspapers and newsagents windows. Provide a free delivery service.


527. Bring out an audio cassette course about advanced driving. Sell by mail order or get it stocked in bookshops. Or produce videos about improving driving skills and hire or sell by post. Each video might feature filmed examples of good or bad driving.


528. Set up a business which produces X-rated jigsaw puzzles. These might be sold either by mail order or, to wholesalers of X-rated products.


529. Design and manufacture kits for making string puppets. produce a selection of kits which are complementary to each other and can be used in the same puppet show.


530. Learn how to make china dolls and once your work reaches a high standard make an income from teaching others. Hold classes in your own area or devise a postal course.


531. Make peg calendars. A peg calendar consists of a block of wood with a line of 31 holes for days, 12 holes for months, and 10 holes for years. Three tiny pegs indicate the date and are moved each day accordingly. The calendar can hang from a wall like a thermometer or sit on a desk.


532. If you can draw amusing characatures call door-to-door to show people samples of your work and offer to draw one on the spot.


533. Arrange for a set of pictures to be printed to look like old cigarette cards. Turn out hundreds of framed sets and sell to wholesalers and gift shops.


534. If you have the skill, work as a charcoal artist in a thoroughfare of a shopping or tourist area.


535. Found a year-book for people who do creative things with their hands, such as painters, drawers, sculptors, cartoonists, illustrators, cartoonists, engravers, etc. Also list buyers of art, art schools, art fairs, etc. Have the year-book stocked at bookshops, artists supplies shops, craftshops and sell by mail.


536. Start a training school which specialises in teaching the art of sketching. Use sketch artists to do the teaching. Your job is to find students and organise the premises and management. Also put together a postal course which teaches sketching to beginners.


537. Draw amusing cartoons of personal names at any location where there are crowds, for example: fairs, trade shows, shopping areas and tourist sites.


538. Design and manufacture finger painting kits for children and adults. Get these stocked at shops which sell toys (for children's kits) and artists materials (for adult's kits).


539. Invent a cartoon character which captures the spirit of your town or region. Pick a name which matches the name of the town or region. E.g. Billy Brighton, Mickey Middlesex, etc. Use this character on: T-shirts, posters, postcards, stationery, etc.

540. Make money from wines by taking an empty van to a wine growing region and bringing it back full. Sell the wine directly to restaurants, off-licences, and free houses. Build up a list of business who will buy wine from you on a regular basis.


541. Publish a newsletter about cocktail drinks. In each issue include: information about new and classic cocktail drinker tips, the best way to make drinks, new cocktails which you devise yourself, etc. Your market includes all businesses licensed to sell drinks.


542. Specialise in organising trips to vineyards and beer festivals. Issue an annual or quarterly brochure which gives full details of all the holidays you are planning. Advertise in beer and wine publications.


543. Sell by post plans for hobby electronic construction projects. Buy plans from established electronics hobbyists and compile a catalogue of plans for sale. Find and sell plans through adverts in electronic hobby magazines.


544. Begin a party plan business which sells self-instruction and 'how to' books, cassettes and courses. Add a competitive edge to the business by producing many of the products yourself.


545. Write and publish a series of booklets on how to turn various hobbies into businesses, for example, 'How to start an electronics business'. Other hobbies might include: stamp or book collecting, photography, angling, and video making. Sell through ads in hobby and business opportunity magazines.


546. Produce a questionnaire which is designed to find out if one person really loves another. Place classified ads in magazines for teenagers or women which read : 'Does he really love you?'. Send respondents a questionnaire and process it for a charge. Or design a questionnaire which can be assessed by the client.


547. Learn the art of I Ching. Then, earn a sideline income by persuading party hosts to pay you to give readings to guests.


548. Produce and sell from national publications a home study course about how to play the piano. Pay an expert pianist to devise and write the course.


549. Make a series of cookery instruction videos. These should teach people how to make all kinds of dishes and foods. Start a postal business to rent or sell these videos.


550. At a seaside resort set up a seasonal business which organises boat trips and day-long coach excursions for holiday-makers. The boat and coaches will be hired from local operatives and you can sell tickets from camping site shops, newsagents and tourist information centres.


551. Devise and produce an audio cassette course about successful exam techniques. An important selling point is that anyone with average intelligence can pass most exams if they know about exam techniques.


552. Print stationery with a thematic design for hobbyists. For example, photographers can have writing paper and envelopes printed with pictures of cameras, films and lights. Get this stationery stocked at hobby shops and sell by mail order through the appropriate hobby magazines.


553. Compile and publish a guide to employers throughout the country who have a high turnover of staff. These employers are always looking for new staff. Sell copies of this guide to jobhunters through bookshops or from classified ads.


554. Design and manufacture portable mini-golf courses. Each hole on the course might consist of a large, colourful wooden sheet which has pop-up features like a pop-up book. Nine sheets will fit in a van. Sell or hire for fund raising and money-making.


555. Use various fabrics to make money belts of your own design. Attach each money belt to a printed card and sell these fully stocked to shoe repair shops and newsagents.


556. Design and make wooden wheels of fortune. Produce in a variety of sizes and designs. Sell or hire as fund-raising aids to clubs, associations, schools and colleges.


557. Produce an audio cassette training course about salesmanship. The object of the course might be to bring out and develop the salesperson in anyone. For this reason almost everyone is a potential buyer.


558. Sell recipes for making home-made chocolates and sweets via classified ads. The products made should be of a quality that can be sold either from a stall or to colleagues and friends.


559. Conduct your own research into the subject of how to make money from gaming machines. Write and publish a report about your findings. Sell from classified ads or by direct mail and emphasise that people could make a lot of money from buying your report.

560. Start a mail order business which sells books about how to win at gambling. The games covered might include: roulette, baccarat, poker and horse-racing. Buy the publications direct from publishers at home and abroad. Or publish the books yourself.

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January 05, 2013, 11:41:06 AM by Isaac Adeniran
481 to 520 Money Making Ideas

481. Write booklets or produce audio cassettes about different aspects of making a career in the music business. For example: 'How to be an independent record producer', 'How to get a recording contract', 'How to form your own group', etc. Use small ads in the music press to attract buyers.


482. Stain sawdust with different colours of ink. Fill clear bottles and jars with the coloured sawdust so that attractive patterns are made. Also pictures can be built up on the sides of bottles if different colours are carefully arranged. Sell as souvenirs or ornaments.


483. Open a television and video school. Organise practical courses in television and video production. Buy a second-hand closed circuit television system, rent or lease a hall and use this as the premises of the school.


484. Start a music tuition agency. Offer to tutor potential students in popular musical instruments. Call your agency a school of music. Start by using advertising to recruit both part-time tutors and pupils.


485. Begin a business which organises trips to rock and pop concerts, and football and rugby matches. Your service obtains the tickets and provides a coach  or mini-bus to take fans to the venue.


486. Design and make fashionable clothes for children. You might sell them direct or through agents at party plan.


487. Use soft toy materials to make a puppet-like toy which gives children their medicine. A small soft toy has a clip attached to one hand. A parent puts the spoonful of medicine into the clip and controls the hand so that it appears that the puppet is giving the medicine. Sell by mail order through ads in women's magazines.


488. Make household hall letterboards. A board is criss-crossed with coloured elastic. Letters are slipped behind this elastic and thus easily displayed. Have them stocked at stationers and gift shops. Or sell by mail order.


489. Use wood to make desktop stands for holding reference books such as dictionaries, trade directories, map books and telephone directories. Have these stocked at bookshops and stationers or sell by mail order.


490. Learn machine knitting. Once your skill has reached a high standard, earn money from teaching others to use knitting machines. Teach people in your own home or theirs.


491. Make energy saving 'sausages'. Fill a sausage shaped bag with sand so that it can be placed against a draughty door or window. Sell door-to-door or have them sold in hardware shops. Also sell kits by mail order.


492. Design and make old fashioned country curtains. Display your curtains on a roadside stall near a busy shopping centre in a similar fashion to the way double-glazing or shower firms sometimes display their products.


493. Set up a mail order business which serves the gay community. In your catalogue include suitable: Books, audio cassettes, videos, novelty products, posters, contact adverts section, etc.


494. Begin a service which organises the production of wall hanging tapestries to commission. Sell your service to businesses which might want a tapestry of their logo, for example, hanging in a reception area. Or do a 1066 style tapestry representing business achievements.


495. Manufacture Australian cork hats. These hats might be a cheap novelty version of the real thing. Sell these cork hats through shops which sell novelties, souvenirs or gifts. Or import real cork hats from Australia and use ads in magazines to sell these by mail order.


496. Bring out a range of T-shirts to distribute to bookshops, record-shops, computing shops, gift shops or newsagents. The design on the T-shirts might be aimed at the customers of the shops they appear in, for example, a literary theme for bookshops.


497. Have an undergarments market stall and sell: men's underwear, socks, tights, stockings, fancy lingerie, long johns, etc.


498. Produce magnetic perpetual calendars. A strip of metal is printed with day numbers and the names of months. Two magnetic markers are used to indicate the date.


499. Design and manufacture kits for making clothes. The kits might be aimed at those who have basic sewing skills, but would need a kit if they want to make something a bit more complex. Produce a catalogue about your kits and advertise in women's magazines.


500. Start a scarf club. Each month or quarter club members automatically receive one of the latest fashionable scarves selected by the club. Your club might have a single annual membership charge. Membership would make an ideal gift.

501. Produce booklets or audio cassettes which contain gay short stories. sell by mail order or have them stocked in shops which are used by the gay community.


502. Set up a home-based computer service which maintains the mailing lists of local businesses. Also supply local businesses with mailing lists bought or rented from other firms in this country and abroad.


503. Open a computerised marketplace for cars and motorbikes. On computer list the sellers and what they have to sell. Charge the sellers a fee for this service. Place ads which invite people who want to buy a car or bike to telephone you to see if you have what they want.


504. Begin a business which makes money from souvenir cosmetics. Bring out lipstick, for example, or hand cream which has a local theme or name. Buy from established cosmetics manufacturers and package under your own label.


505. If you have the necessary knowledge and skill earn money from teaching home computing in your own home or the home of clients. Prepare lessons on a variety of popular software applications and general computer operation. Give classes and teach to solo students.


506. Begin a business which produces correspondence courses about home computing. Base each course on a popular software application and have a general course on general computer operation. The lessons in your course might be modelled on what already exists in textbooks. Sell from ads in computer magazines.


507. Organise tours of well-known sights  or areas of outstanding natural beauty. Buy or rent an open topped bus for the tours. Also use this bus for weddings, work excursions and school trips.


508. Design and produce mugs or posters which predict a persons future. These might be called fortune mugs (or posters). For example a mug or poster might be printed with either a reference guide to what patterns of tea leaves mean or an astrological prediction for each star sign.


509. Start a newsletter for people who want to make money from their home computer. In each issue provide subscribers with ideas for adventure games, educational or quiz programs, and business programs. Also print news, tips and case studies about starting a computing business.


510. Begin a computing lesson of the month club. Each month send a home computing enthusiast a cassette which gives instructions about how to use a popular application or how to improve their programming skills. Advertise in home computing magazines.


511. Start a mail order business which sells mosaic making supplies. Also sell a guide about getting started in this hobby. Produce a simple catalogue about your products and advertise in crafts magazines.


512. Learn the art of tap dancing and put together your own song and dance act. Find an agent and perform at clubs, pubs and private functions.


513. Design and manufacture kits for making paper at home. Sell the kits to craft workers from ads in crafts magazines and get them stocked in hobby and crafts shops.


514. Design and make a range of fishing lures at home. Sell these by getting them stocked at fishing tackle shops, starting a monthly club which sends anglers one of the latest fishing lures and giving the lures an appealing name like 'lucky charm lures'.


515. Produce a rhyming dictionary on audio cassettes. A spoken word dictionary can illustrate the rhyming qualities of words far better than any printed dictionary. Get these stocked at bookshops or sell from adverts in literary magazines.


516. Start a mail order company which sells business equipment and accessories for left-handed people. Bring out a catalogue and send it to large and medium-sized businesses.


517. Publish a craftworkers' equivalent to the 'Yellow Pages'. In the directory include the addresses of sources for a wide range of products. List the addresses under a heading for each craft. Also sell advertising space to suppliers, crafts schools, craftworkers, etc.


518. Set up a service which rents out model trains, boats and planes to businesses with reception areas. These models are supposed to create goodwill because most people will look at and appreciate a good model. Your clients will include restaurants and office-based businesses and particularly travel agents.


519. Canvass shops for older, soiled or other unwanted stock and offer to buy it at a nominal sum. No one else is likely to buy the stock so this is probably the only opportunity the owner has to sell it. Hire a hall and sell the stock at low prices to the public. Or sell at a car boot sale or from a market stall.

520. Reprint old geographical maps. Use the reprints to decorate unfinished stock bought from manufacturers. For example: desk sets, book ends, memo pads, letter racks, lamp holders, book ends, coasters, dinner mats, etc. Alternatively frame the maps in a stylish frame and sell as wall decorations
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January 05, 2013, 11:35:37 AM by Isaac Adeniran
440 to 480 Money Making Ideas
441. Start a bookplates of the month club for both established collectors and for people who would like to take up a new collecting hobby. The bread and butter work of this club would involve sending newly issued bookplates to club members.


442. Invent and develop a programme which is designed to turn a failure into a successful person. The programme might take the form of a series of booklets, loose-leaf binders of information, or a correspondence course. Sell your programme from ads in newspapers and magazines.

443. Bring out a range of cake decorations which have a football theme. Use these as the basis of a mail order business, or get them stocked by wholesalers of cake decorations.


444. Take top quality photographs of historic and well-known buildings in your town or region. Select the best photographs and have these printed on writing paper and envelopes. The idea is that tourists will use this stationery to write home. Also do the same for other towns or regions.


445. Design a range of first name self-adhesive stickers for children to put on their books or toys. Sell through toy shops and newsagents.


446. Bring out a cataloguing system for book buyers to use at home. For example, have a card index with pre-printed cards. The cards have printed on them: spaces for the name of the author, the book title, etc. Also include self-adhesive numbers. Sell your card index system through bookshops.


447. Start a school of crossword puzzles. Provide tuition for people who want to either, improve their crossword skills or earn money from devising crosswords. Give tuition during the evenings and weekends. Also bring out correspondence courses on how to do and how to devise crossword puzzles.


448. Begin a word and phrase origin finding service. This service would be invaluable to academics, lecturers, authors and all others curious about the origin of words and phrases.


449. Produce a correspondence course about how to write biography. Biography publishing is one of the largest sectors of the book industry.


450. Bring out a selection of computer programs which can be sold as a business opportunity. For example, one program might be for starting a computerised dating agency, another for writing a newsletter or classified ad sheet, a third for starting a computerised marketplace.


451. Set up a business which sends British comics to both expatriates and overseas collectors of British comics. You might send comics on a weekly basis as they are published, save them up and post every quarter or advertise world-wide offering a sample of British comics.


452. Start a newsletter for role-playing game enthusiasts. In each issue give subscribers: tips about how to win games, review new games, act as a forum for discussion about games. Sell space to display and classified advertisers.


453. Produce a series of Whodunit audio cassettes. Get your cassettes stocked at bookshops and build up a reputation for producing the best whodunit cassettes. Alternatively, produce a series of X-rated whodunit cassettes. They can be sold by mail order.


454. Publish a booklet which provides a lengthy list of mottos for use by: societies, clubs, institutions, families and individuals. Have the booklet stocked at shops. Also start a postal service which devises mottos. Use a page in the booklet to advertise your postal service.


455. Provide yourself with a regular income by selling odd and unusual facts to all kinds of publications. For example, sell financial facts to financial magazines, football facts to football programme publishers, photography facts to photography magazines, etc.


456. Bring out a series of booklets or cassettes about how to get rid of, or escape the attentions of various types of people such as: unsatisfactory employers, salesmen, bores, fools, unwanted admirers, officials, etc. Sell the booklets or cassettes as a complete set by mail order or through bookshops.


457. Produce and distribute an audio cassette library of fairy tales. Put together a comprehensive collection of fairy tales. Sell by post as a complete library or start a monthly club. Advertise in women's magazines.


458. Make kitchen wall-pouches from either leather or fabrics. Each pouch is for holding money-off coupons, shopping lists and other bits of paper which are worth keeping. Find retailers to stock your wall-pouches.


459. Start a universal correspondence club. This club should be able to boast that it can find someone to correspond about any subject. Produce a leaflet about your club and list many subjects. Recruit club members by placing classified ads in a diversity of publications at home and abroad.


460. Start a service for newsletter publishers. This might include: handling back issues, enveloping and mailing issues to subscribers, and selling advertising space.


461. Begin a postal service which hires out or sells Welsh or Gaelic spoken word audio cassettes and videos. If you have a knowledge of either language, produce many of the cassettes yourself.

462. Publish a newsletter about the changing English language. The contents would provide information about new words and meanings. Sell subscriptions to writers, academics, advertising agencies and others who might be interested in new words.


463. Give tuition in your own home to those who want to improve their spoken English. There is a vast pool of clients as most people would like to become more articulate. Use local advertising to attract students.


464. Publish a newsletter for separated and divorced people. Discuss issues relevant to being separate or divorced. Also include classified listings of people who are looking for new partners.


465. Commission an artist to do a contemporary map of your town or region in the style of maps from antiquity. Produce and frame prints of this map. Distribute to shops throughout the region.


466. Invest in a course of singing lessons. If others find your voice pleasing to listen to earn money from singing at pubs and clubs.


467. Begin a mail order business which sells stencil craft. Make stencils which can be used by woodworkers, for example, to add attractive designs to their work. A stencil might depict flowers and a woodworker would use paint or ink to imprint the design onto their work.


468. Become a street or market craftworker. Sit at a stall making, for example, ornaments from wire or shells. Display the goods you make on your stall. The act of making the ornaments attracts the curiosity of passers-by. This should result in a respectable level of sales.


469. Buy and rent out steam wallpaper removing machines. Start with one fairly cheap model bought from your local DIY superstore and build up a collection.


470. Start a general problem solving service for personal affairs. This service acts like a private agony aunt. An expert is provided to deal with the problem your client is trying to solve. The expert might give advice by telephone, by post or in person.


471. Learn the art of making stained glass windows. Use your newly acquired skills to earn money from: 1) Teaching people in your own home, 2) Holding courses at bed and breakfast houses out of season, 3) holding classes in a quiet corner or back room of an arts and crafts shop.


472. Start an agency which supplies entertainers to pubs, restaurants and wine bars. The entertainers might include disc jockeys, musicians, singers and strip-tease artists. Visit a lawyer to find what legal requirements you must satisfy. Advertise for entertainers to put on your books, then advertise for business.


473. Make low budget promotional videos for pop groups and solo artists who are just starting out. Advertise your service at music shops and in the music press. When you receive an enquiry, give the potential client a persuasive sales presentation.


474. Design Christmas sleigh bells for cars. These bells are attached to the exterior of a car. The motion of the car causes the bells to ring, just like sleigh bells. During the Christmas period these bells should add a pleasant seasonal flavour to cars.


475. Bring out a correspondence course which teaches people how to be a consultant. This course should deal with every aspect of setting up a successful consultancy.


476. Put together a mail order catalogue of spoken word audio cassettes. Canvass audio cassette publishers to see how they can be of help to you. Place as many audio cassette titles in this catalogue as possible to give potential customers the widest possible choice.


477. Begin a business which hires out second-hand pin-ball machines and computer arcade games to householders. These machines might also be hired out by the night to private parties.


478. Start a children's record or audio cassette of the month club. The records and cassettes sold by the club might be educational, stories or music.


479. Begin a service which produces newsletters for pop group fan clubs. Devise a method for producing a reasonable newsletter at low cost. Sell your service to fan clubs. An important part of this business is that it gives a lot of scope for the selling of advertising space.


480. Produce vanity poetry audio cassettes or videos. Pay a celebrity to read a poet's work to a video camera, or make a recording on audio tape. Your service might also include producing copies of the recording on audio or video cassettes for distribution.

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January 05, 2013, 11:34:11 AM by Isaac Adeniran
401 to 440 Money Making Ideas
401.Start a dining agency for single people. Match single people and arrange for them to have dinner dates. Or organise dinner parties for mixed groups. Use ads in local newspapers and singles magazines.


402. Bring out a selection of men's rings which feature the name or emblem of popular football teams.


403. Produce a publication which consists entirely of advertisements from sellers of craftwork and craft equipment and supplies. This publication might be like a catalogue, but instead of displaying the goods of one seller, it contains ads from hundreds of different sellers.

404. Start an international advertising publication for philatelists. Provide dealers and collectors with an international dimension to their sales efforts and search for stamps.


405. Set up a firm which provides tours of the underside of a big city. Your tour might visit: streets where prostitutes and drug dealers wait for clients, skid row, a main rubbish tip, crime-ridden neighbourhoods, etc. Give your tour a name like 'Shocking side of the city'.


406. Produce souvenir pillowcases. Each pillowcase might be printed with pictures of tourist scenery. Souvenir pillowcases have the novel feature that they help a person to relax and sleep because the pictures prompt a person to think of pleasant holiday locations.


407. Begin a mail order business which sells football videos, photographs, postcards, posters and slides. Advertise in football magazines and programmes.


408. Assemble sets of fossils. These might be based on a type of animal, for example, insects or fish. Or organise them according to particular geological periods. Sell to collectors and schools.


409. Start a children's telephone pal club. Pen pal clubs help children develop their writing ability, this club helps them to become accustomed to using the telephone. Each member receives introductory notes about the interests of the child he or she will shortly speak to.


410. Locate a source of firewood for stoves and open fires. Start a business which either packages the wood for distribution to retailers or deliver the wood direct to customers.


411. Start a semi-professional theatre group which earns money from performing at private parties, business promotions, tourist sites and public events.


412. Begin a crafts business which incorporates a barometer, digital clock, calendar and thermometer into a single framed picture. For example, these might be a picture of an aircraft cockpit or cityscape and set among the dials or skyscraper is the barometer, clock, etc.


413. Bring out leather and plastic belts and holsters for holding personal stereos. Arrange for these belts and holsters to be stocked at shops which sell records and audio equipment.


414. Sell pillowcases printed with amusing designs and statements relating to popular themes, such as football, romance and sex. For example, one amusing design might be related to the Kama Sutra and a witty statement might be 'The centre forward of Liverpool and a score every time'.


415. Produce photographs about one inch square of the human eye. Frame each photograph. Sell each framed eye as a novelty for sticking on a wall or door. This novelty can be unnerving because it creates the impression that someone is watching through a hole in the wall or door.


416. Manufacture wooden TV caddies for holding an ashtray, drink, sandwiches, TV programmes schedule, Kleenex, etc. A TV caddie might consist of an upright plank of wood with several shelves.


417. Begin a business which invents, produces and distributes role-playing board games. This field is not as competitive as other board games and if a game can gain a reputation role-playing game enthusiasts will be willing buyers.


418. Devise role-playing games which can be played by post. For example, someone has to plan an expedition or business venture and he or she receives feedback by post. Set up a postal role-playing games club and charge members a fee for each game they participate in.


419. Design a standard notepad for ordering extra goods from the milkman. The notepad should have spaces for house number, date and the customers name. The rest of the notepad might consist of a list of goods which can be ticked. Get your notepads stocked at stationers or sell them to dairies who may be willing to give them free to their customers.


420. Put together a company which publishes the bible on video cassettes. Each cassette might be devoted to a different book of the bible. The bible might be presented by readers juxtaposed with illustrations.


421. Start an interior decoration business which specialises in Tudor. Your service might include fitting ornamental oak beams and providing iron and brass wall ornaments. Put together a sales presentation and advertise in up-market magazines.


422. Create a mail order business which sell sensory exploration kits for young children. Make many of the kits yourself. For example, one kit might consist of a wide range of colours on different cards, another might have a wide range of rough and smooth materials.

423. Earn money from selling house numbers and name signs door-to-door. Houses often have rusty, old or difficult to see numbers. This presents an excellent opportunity for a direct sales business.


424. Set up your own furniture removals business. Start by hiring a van to do the removals and if business proves promising, buy your own van.


425. Found a trade publication for publishers of audio cassettes. This publication should give the latest news about this industry. Also accept ads from businesses who want to sell products to audio cassette publishers.


426. Write and publish an annual directory about 'penny shares'. The purpose is to examine the performance of penny shares companies over the past year. Sell by direct mail to investors, have stocked in bookshops and advertise in investment magazines.


427. Start a school of stock market investment. With the number of shareholders growing there is a growing demand for tuition about investing in the stock market. Hold classes at home and in hired offices and halls. Also do a correspondence course or a lesson of the month newsletter.


428. Produce 'add-one' plays on audio cassettes for amateur actors and actresses. A play is produced and a gap is left in the dialogue for a listener to read the line of a character. A printed copy of the play is provided with each cassette.


429. Sell ideas and recipes for making unusual cakes. For example cakes shaped like: cars, UFOs, trains, ships, famous landmarks, etc. For each design produce a folded page, like a knitting pattern. Sell these printed patterns through outlets which sell cake decorations.


430. Make pendants from sea-shells. Use gold paint to highlight the features of each shell. Or use ordinary paints for pictures or patterns on each shell. Sell through gift or souvenir shops or from a market stall.


431. Seek out the most powerful magnifying glass in the world. Buy numerous of these at trade prices and start a mail order business with your product as the 'World's Most Powerful Pocket Magnifying Glass'.


432. Write and publish a newsletter for those who want to make money with their photographic or video camera. In each issue give a detailed description of a selected enterprise. Also provide subscribers with other money making ideas and news and tips about photography and video making.


433. Set up a mail order business which sells gold chain by the inch. Use creative advertising to put across your sales message.


434. Bring out your own mail order catalogue which is devoted to enamelling craft equipment and supplies. You can commission manufacturers to make many of the supplies.


435. Place racks of bead necklaces at a wide range of shops. Buy the bead necklaces from importers and mount them on the racks yourself.


436. Write and publish a manual about how to make money from buying bankrupt stock. Sell this to business opportunity seekers by direct mail or classified ads.


437. Sell figure improving aids and techniques by mail order. For example, you might sell exercise programmes, or products which help to remove tummy bulges or excess fat on legs.


438. Design and manufacture kits for making moccasins. These kits could be the basis of a mail order business. Advertise in publications read by young adults and craft magazines.


439. Write and publish a series of manuals about starting and running a variety of crafts businesses. Examples of crafts covered might include: leatherwork, soft toy making, pottery, woodcarving, and eggcrafts. Sell through classified ads or have stocked in craft shops.


440. Start a business which specialises in writing sales letters. Call on small businesses to sell your service and show samples of your work. Your service should be good enough to improve the sales pull of almost any sales letter a firm already has.

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January 01, 2013, 09:21:02 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Money Making Ideas-361 to 400
361. Produce and sell novelty hate or confession bags. These are like sick bags except people talk or shout into them. They get something out of their system and consequently feel better.


362. Make a selection of saucy 'warmers' such as nipple warmers, belly-button warmers, bum warmers, willy warmers, etc. Put each warmer into a plastic bag, staple a card naming the product to each bag. Find shops to stock them.

363. Provide people dressed in unusual costumes for promotions. The costume might be specially designed to suit the corporate image of the company. Let advertising agencies and public relations departments know about your service.


364. Start a theatrical enterprise which produces Christmas pantomimes. Do everything yourself, including writing the script, recruiting actors, finding a venue, organising rehearsals, publicity and selling tickets.


365. Put together a correspondence course which teaches people how to play bridge. Call your business a school of bridge. Advertise in up-market publications.


366. Set up a service which organises theme parties and banquets. The theme of each party might be, for example: medieval, Wild West or horror. You organise everything for the evening, such as the music, entertainers, costumes, props, waiting staff, food, cutlery, etc.


367. Establish a mail order company which sells jokes and tricks. Bring out your own mail order catalogue and build up a list of regular customers. Your catalogue might specialise in one sector of the market such as women's or X-rated jokes or tricks.


368. Start a business which produces and sells video pets. A person buys a video about a cat or a dog and this acts as a mild substitute for the real thing. The advantages include: no feeding, no smell or hairs around the home, and no looking after or taking out for a walk.


369. Manufacture mosaic garden ornaments. These ornaments feature a mosaic picture in the design. They might include mosaic stepping stones, mosaic bird baths and mosaic sundials. A mosaic ornament adds to a garden a touch of the ancient world.


370. Start a publishing business which produces a guide to unusual products, services or shops. Sell by mail order or through bookshops. Also sell advertising space to some of the firms listed in your guide.


371. Start a special effects rental service. Hire out machines which make bubbles, wind, fog, falling snow or flashing lights. Your custom will come from private parties, night-clubs, theatres, pop groups and film companies. Also, if required, provide a person to operate the machines.


372. Open a school for hostessing. If a woman does hostessing at home she might as well learn to do it properly at your school. Advertise in up-market publications and provide students with a thorough, first class training in being a hostess.


373. Set up an agency which specialises in providing attractive men and women for sales and reception work at business promotions, conferences and exhibitions.


374. Be a success consultant. Earn an income from giving advice on how people can achieve success. Start by reaching a clear definition of what a client means by success. Do an assessment of clients strengths and weaknesses and suggest, for example, a program of changes in approach and career.


375. Rent out stuffed and mounted birds, fish and other animals. Your clients might include: restaurants, breweries, clubs, travel agents and other businesses with reception areas.


376. Publish a book which lists recipes for making nutritious dog food and biscuits. Sell to discerning dog owners through dog magazines, pet shops and bookstores.


377. Produce a selection of audio cassettes which feature X-rated poems. Write them yourself or pay poets to write them for you. Produce a catalogue and start a mail order business.


378. Learn how to catch and eradicate rodents. When your skill reaches a high standard, go into business for yourself. Get a listing for your services in the Yellow Pages.


379. Set up a business which invents toys for pets. Most cat owners love to use cotton, wool, string or paper to play games with their pets. This shows a gap in the market exists. A toy which proves popular with cats has huge sales potential. Also, there is always room for a good new toy for dogs.


380. Produce prints of horses and horse racing. These might be reproduced in a catalogue and sold by direct mail to horse lovers. Also offer trade discounts for quantities of prints.


381. Put together an educational pack which contains samples of many types of wood. Use direct mail to sell this educational pack to woodworkers, schools and colleges.


382. Make, mount and frame models of butterflies. The wings are either hand painted or printed. The body of the butterfly might be made of casting metal. The finished model butterflies may be sold through gift or souvenir shops.

383. Use logs to make a range of rustic bird tables, nesting compartments and feeders. Have your products stocked at hardware shops and garden centres.


384. Design your own unique brand of cat scratch posts. For example, if you have a cat which scratches an armchair or wall, base your design on this. Make, package and distribute your scratch posts to suitable retailers or sell by post.


385. Start a rent-a-horse or pony business. Horse riders, instead of keeping their own horse or pony, rent one from you.


386. Begin a service which provides and releases doves for wedding celebrations and other special occasions.


387. Set up a dog obedience school. Provide residential courses for owners and their dogs. Also hold courses which teach others to become dog obedience teachers. Advertise in both dog and up-market magazines.


388. Begin an enterprise which organises day trips to race-courses. You might, for example, set up a service which leaves a city centre at a regular time each day and travels to one of the race-courses open on that day.


389. Deal in antique and reproduction dolls, and dolls houses. Build up relationships with collectors so that you know where to sell any new items that you acquire. Also produce a mail order catalogue of reproduction dolls.


390. Write and publish a manual about how to start a profitable antiques market stall. Sell by mail order to opportunity seekers.


391. Produce and distribute a video encyclopaedia. A video encyclopaedia consists of a series of film clips with very little description. All the film clips might relate to one subject such as cars, trains, ships, or aeroplanes. The clips might appear in alphabetical or chronological order.


392. Design a log book for cooks. In this log book a cook records what recipes were tested and comments on the result. Pay to have the log book printed and sell from ads in women's magazines.


393. Set up a production line which sells besom brooms. The brush part of the broom is made from twigs. Obtain your supply of twigs from the waste material produced by tree surgeons. Get your brooms stocked at garden centres and hardware shops.


394. Organise staff suggestion schemes for businesses. Conduct your own research to discover which type of suggestion scheme is the most effective. Then sell your service to businesses.


395. Start a mail order business which sells books and products related to the great composers. Conduct a world-wide search for products to include in your catalogue. Advertise in classical music magazines.


396. Start a newspaper clipping bureau. Do work for firms who want a comprehensive collection of press clippings about news and developments in their field. Have leaflets printed about your service and sent them to firms. As an incentive offer firms a free trial period.


397. Invent and design magnetic toys for children or adults. Ideas for toys include: magnetic building blocks, magnetic picture kits, magnetic puzzles, etc. Pay a manufacturer to make the toys. Get your toys stocked by wholesalers, gift shops and toy shops.


398. Start a top 20 chart for witty and arty T-shirts. Distribute copies of the chart and the top 20 T-shirts to a wide range of retailers.


399. Open and run a school of money-management. Give tuition to classes and solo students. Teach students about the techniques, attitudes and systems which can be used for the effective management of money. Students should find the cost of your course more than pays for itself.


400. Set up a postal business which offers people the chance to do all sorts of tests. Examples of tests might include: IQ, creativity, suitability to be a shop owner or entrepreneur, personality, etc. Pay experts to devise and write the tests for you.


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January 01, 2013, 09:19:04 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Money Making Ideas-321-360
321. Produce an audio cassette or booklet which is about past major crimes in your area. Do research at local libraries and newspaper archives. Have your products stocked at local shops. You might give your cassette or booklet a title like 'Your Town's Top 30 Crimes'.

322. Use sliced logs to make letter racks. Slice a log and cut into two semi-circles. Take a semi-circle and stand it on it's straight side so you have the silhouette of a mound. Cut slots in the rim of the semi-circle, these slots hold the letters.


323. Write and publish a letter about moonlighting. Give subscribers ideas about moonlighting ventures. Also include articles about subjects such as how to cope with a full-time job, how to manage your income and how to turn a part-time venture into a full-time business.


324.Organise holidays and weekend breaks for those who want to play at being soldiers in world war II. The games guests play might involve... pursuit, reaching physical objectives, defending positions, obtaining information, etc.


325. Begin a mail order business which sells boxing memorabilia. Start this business by finding a trade source of boxing films and videos. Or obtain the rights to reproduce boxing films and videos.


326.Bring out on audio cassettes a library of rude and saucy songs for different team sports. The sports you cove might include: rugby, cricket, football, basketball and athletics. Arrange for them to be stocked at sports shops.


327. Make wooden badges in the shape of teddy bears, pigs, elephants, etc. Use a fret saw to cut the shapes and add a few strokes of paint to bring the shapes to life. Mount these badges on a board covered with a fabric. Ask shopkeepers to display one of the badge covered boards.


328. Start a mail order business which sells comedy audio cassettes. Obtain your stock from comedy audio cassette publishers in this country and from English speaking countries overseas.


329. Begin a business which organises woodcraft holidays and weekend breaks for those who want to improve and develop woodworking skills. Advertise in woodworking and crafts magazines.


330. Make Punch and Judy soft toys or dolls. Sell these toys and dolls through seaside shops. Or get Punch and Judy performers to sell them to patrons.


331. Start a mail order company which sells a wide range of lace. Produce a catalogue which features an illustration of each design. Advertise in women's and crafts magazines.


332. Arrange for business and personal cards to be printed which show that the holder is a dedicated supporter of a particular football team. Sell to football fans outside matches or get them stocked at suitable shops.


333. Use a horse and carriage to take tourists on sightseeing tours.


334. Make glass display cases designed to a clients requirements. The display cases might be used for models, stuffed animals or antiques. Advertise in modelling magazines and build up a list of regular clients.


335. Earn from selling flowers door-to-door. Buy stock from a flower wholesaler or market. Build up a regular base of clients who you can expect to buy a bunch every week from you.


336. Start a weekly car cleaning and polishing service. Build up a list of clients by calling on households in your area to promote the service. Employ teenagers, students and fit retired people to do the cleaning and polishing.


337. Set up an enterprise which organises the publishing of vanity poetry books. Poets pay you to have their work published in a professional manner. Each book might contain the work of one or more poets.


338. Devise 'crack the code' quizzes and sell to newspapers and magazines. One example of this type of quiz is a statement where the letters of each word are replaced by different letters of the alphabet.


339. Advertise for job lots in local and national publications. See what offers turn up and buy anything you think you can resell for a profit.


340. Start a service which buries personalised time capsules which contain items of a persons choice. Advertise your service in up-market publications. Or start a mail order service which sells time capsules to people who want to bury things on their property.


341. Organise career selection weekends for teenagers. During these weekends teenagers take aptitude tests, receive counselling and listen to talks about various careers.

342. Begin a business which produces a series of teach yourself karate videos. Or bring out videos for other martial arts subjects. Sell or hire out these videos by post.


343. Become an astrologer who specialises in producing charts and readings for babies, children and teenagers. You might, for example, use astrology to provide career advise for teenagers. Do charts and readings by post and also do personal consultations with parents.


344. Make cardboard cut-outs of animals for children. Each cut-out would be six to nine inches high and consist of a photograph or drawing of , for example: an elephant, monkey, tiger or dinosaur. These cut-outs might line a shelf. Package them and sell through shops.


345. Deal in the antiques and memorabilia of an ethnic group. Put together a catalogue which features: history books, videos, antiques, prints and ephemera. Examples of suitable ethnic groups include: Polish, Italian, West Indian, Scottish, Irish, Native North American, Indian, etc, etc, etc.


346. Set up a service which reproduces family business and college crests on plaques. These might be carved, painted or printed on each plaque. Also offer a design service. Advertise in up-market publications.


347. Have a market stall which sells inexpensive toys. Demonstrate toys to attract attention.


348. Create a range of desktop sea-shell products. For example: 1) Place weights inside suitable sea-shells to make paperweights. 2) use odd shaped sea-shells as 'fidget shells' to occupy restless fingers 3) sell sea-shells which have the sound of the sea as 'stress relief shells'.


349. Sell pegs, dishcloths and dusters door-to-door. All you need to do is to buy these goods from a wholesaler, place them in a shopping basket and you are in business.


350. Design and make fashion clothes which are tailor-made to an individual's tastes. Advertise your service in trendy publications and place posters in night-clubs.


351. Start a service which specialises in removing and applying wallpaper. Produce a leaflet which both describes your first class service and lists your prices. Deliver leaflets to households in your area or advertise in the local paper.


352. Take imaginative photographs of landscapes, cityscapes and people. Enlarge the best of these and frame them. Display at arts and crafts fairs and sell as photographic art.


353. Design and organise the printing of 'for sale' signs for car owners who want to sell their car. These will have a brightly coloured backing and are placed in the car windows by the owner. Arrange for signs to be stocked at car accessory shops.


354. Sell simple exercise and keep fit devises door-to-door.


355. Design and produce a selection of satirical, political postcards. Sell sets to collectors, retailers and political activists from ads in political publications.


356. Start a business which designs and manufactures simple basketry kits for beginners. Have them stocked at crafts shops or sell by mail order in crafts magazines.


357. Reprint classic photographs and set up a mail order business to sell these reprints to amateur and professional photographers.


358. Carve or burn into wood 'I love you' or 'Happy Birthday' messages. Sell through shops as an alternative to greetings cards. Or sell them from a stall at crafts fairs and markets.


359. Set yourself up as a freelance photographer by finding an unusual way into the business. One idea is to go to one of the many gold rushes around the world and do photo studies. Another idea is to visit a war in a third-world country. One good photo will sell to publications world-wide.


360. Start a business which imports folk music instruments. Many overseas folk music instruments are made by individuals or small firms who have not considered selling their products in this country. Distribute the imported folk instruments to music shops or sell by mail order.

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January 01, 2013, 09:16:36 PM by Isaac Adeniran

Money making Ideas -281-320.
 281. Start a pen pal club for children and adults who have an interest in literature. Members of the club can write to each other about books they read. Advertise in literary publications.


282. Produce a library of audio cassettes about the history of world war II. The advantage of these cassettes is that they can feature the sounds of historic events. Have them stocked at shops which sell books or records or bring out a catalogue and set up a mail order business.


283. Use low value foreign coins to make unusual pictures. For example, might be either a coin mosaic or a selection of coins mounted next to each other to make silhouettes of landscapes. Frame the pictures and get them stocked at shops which sell gifts, coins or souvenirs.


284. Put together an audio cassette course about teach yourself the Welsh language. Sell the course by mail order and get it stocked at bookshops and souvenir shops throughout Wales.


285. Produce wall-charts which helps individuals and couples manage their financial affairs. A thorough record of expenditure is made on the wall-chart. The wall-chart helps to make it easy to control finances because it is so visible to all in the household.


286. Create a mail order business which sells drinking accessories and memorabilia, for example, yard-long drinking glasses, personalised tankards, traditional pub games, collectable beer mats, books about drinking and breweries.


287. Start a service which produces high quality, demonstration audio cassettes for new pop groups. The groups pay for the production of the cassettes. Your service also distributes copies to people in the music business. Advertise in the music press.


288. Write, produce and sell a correspondence course about inventing for profit. The course would help a person to develop creative abilities and identifies areas where small inventors get the most patents. A key selling point of your course is that inventing is both fun and lucrative.


289. Produce a selection of postcards which feature traditional oil paintings of tourist sites. The paintings featured might be contemporary or historical.


290. Organise the building of reproduction stone monuments. The reasons why anyone might want a reproduction monument might include: personal gratification, an interest in the occult, to create a tourist site, to attract customers to a business, etc.


291. Manufacture wooden snooker score-boards for professional and amateur players. Try to bring out an inexpensive score-board which can be sold to players who have a snooker table in their own home.


292. Begin a lesson of the month club for those who want to start a business. Each lesson would be like a monthly newsletter and would be part of a comprehensive course. The lessons might be about starting a business either in general, or about a specific type of business such as mail order or retailing.


293. Create a company which designs and manufactures children's kits for : making kaleidoscopes, constructing pinhole cameras, growing crystals, and other things which demonstrate simple scientific principles. You might include all the projects in a compendium of basic scientific experiments.


294. Put together a hamper of children's jokes and novelties. In each hamper include many of the products popular with children such as trick matches, itching powder, plastic spiders, etc. Get small hampers stocked at toy shops and newsagents. Sell larger hampers by mail order.


295. Begin a woodwork business which makes toys for children which are variations of the traditional rocking horse. For example, rocking mythical creatures, rocking rafts with a single sail, aeroplanes, UFOs, etc. Sell finished toys or kits through toy shops or by mail order.


296. Make small and attractive mosaics for hanging on walls like paintings. For example, a mosaic might be circular and feature the face of a goddess from the ancient world.


297. Sell products related to the game of bridge by mail order. Conduct a world-wide search for products related to bridge. Produce a catalogue and advertise in up-market national publications.

298. Design and make a selection of gloves for football goalkeepers. Try to add some special feature such as 'extra lightweight', 'extra tough', or 'extra warm'. Have them stocked at sports shops.


299. Use leather fabrics to make pen wallets and pencil cases. Sell the wallets and cases empty or buy pens and pencils at trade prices and fill the wallets and cases to make the finished product.


300. Set up a mail order business which sells second-hand books. Use your own books for the initial stock. Find further stock by advertising for both trade source and complete collections from private individuals. Produce lists and place ads in various magazines.


301. Give tuition to those who want to enlarge their vocabulary. Your advertising material might include  a word test similar to Reader's Digest's 'Test Your Wordpower' and an offer to improve the score.


302. Put together a range of noticeboards for displaying things like: Staff notices, fire instructions, health and safety rules, productivity figures, etc. Call on businesses to sell the noticeboards and include a free installation service in your offer.


303. If you are an expert on crafts, earn money from teaching it in quite corners or back rooms of shops which sell wools, crafts, artists materials or picture framing services.


304. Take mechanical things like locks or gears. Cut them in half or remove the outer casing. Mount what you have left to make unusual ornaments. You might, for example, buy used and obsolete locks and gears from engineering companies.


305. Sell by direct mail to business executives a kit for practising golf putting at the office. One idea for a selling point is that ordinary workers have a dartboard or snooker table for use during breaks, the executive needs a golf putting kit to mirror his style.


306. Use lace to make unusual jewellery, such as lace bracelets, lace earrings, brooches and necklaces. Let your imagination run wild to create the design of each item of jewellery. For example, embed lace in clear plastic.


307. Produce a correspondence course which is designed to improve a persons standard of general knowledge. In your advertising emphasise that a better life might result from taking the course.


308. Learn and then teach origami. Also, if you have a flair for making artefacts in an interesting way, earn money from doing origami as entertainment.


309. Select a range of lingerie and sell it by party plan. Once you develop a winning formula, build up your business by recruiting and training agents to sell your range of products.


310. Start a fishing companion finding service. Take details of when an angler is available, their interests and level of skill. Offer members of your service various suitable partners. Place ads in angling publications to attract custom.


311. Put together a one-man theatrical show which is pleasant to watch. For example, recite highlights from Shakespeare or the work of a well-known poet. Perform your show at pubs, offices during the lunch hour, parties and private households.


312. Write and publish a newsletter which deals with most aspects of self-improvement. The newsletter might consist of ideas for getting ahead and mini courses about self-improvement. Sell subscriptions internationally.


313. Start a thimble of the month club for new and established thimble collectors. Members of the club receive the club's choice of thimble of the month.


314. Become a professional organiser of private and business parties. You provide clients with a comprehensive service which does everything from supplying caterers to organising a coat checking service. Advertise your service in a wide variety of publications.


315. Produce a series of audio cassettes or booklets about the folklore of your region. Have them stocked at local shops.


316. Start a business which organises snooker holidays and weekend breaks. During each holiday or break provide guests with tuition from a professional snooker player.


317. Organise board game playing holidays and weekend breaks. Guests might play: the latest fashionable board games, etc.


318. Open a market stall which specialises in selling tights and stockings.


319. Start a mail order business which specialises in selling information and plans about cave systems in this country and abroad. Produce a catalogue about what you have for sale and advertise in potholing and outdoor adventure publications.


320. Buy and sell second hand household goods from local newspaper adverts.

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241. One of the characteristics of sexual attraction is that people are often fascinated by one part of the body such as legs, build or faces. Start a mail order business which sells slides, photographs and posters about legs, for example, or faces.


242. Make novel paperweights by modifying: snooker balls, golf balls, cricket balls, pool balls, etc. Get them stocked at stationers, sports clubs and gift shops.


243. Research, write and publish a series of booklets about how to start and run specific home businesses. Examples of titles might include: 'Money from Typing at Home', 'Your Own Telephone Sales Business', 'Your Own Knitting Business', etc. Sell by mail order.


244. Package individual apples, oranges and bananas. Sell through newsagents and other suitable shops.


245. Produce a series of audio cassettes about the crimes of the century. The crimes covered might include: mass murders, bank robberies, arson and fraud. Sell these cassettes by direct mail, mail order or get them stocked at bookshops and newsagents.


246. Design a log book for the house. This is to record every physical change to a house so a householder can: Analyse costs, plan future changes and have the feeling of being well organised. Arrange for the log book to be printed and sell by direct mail to householders.


247. Invent and manufacture cosmetics for plants. These should be designed to bring out or emphasise the natural colour of plants. Sell you plant cosmetic from ads in gardening magazines or get them displayed by retailers who sell garden products.


248. Design a sport log book so that sport enthusiasts can keep a record of their performance. Get copies printed and sell to shops or sell from ads in sports magazines.


249. Make a selection of soft toy or fabric luggage tags. For example, a normal luggage tag is accompanied by two small dice made from soft toy materials. Alternatively make a range of soft toy luggage tags which are designed to act as travel mascots.


250. Make rosettes. Add to each rosette either a calligraphed or printed label which reads 'Cook of the Year', 'Prize Winning Mother', or 'Dad of the Year'. Have them displayed in local shops.


251. Make soft toy lucky charms. One idea is a giant number seven. Other ideas include: four leaf clovers, horseshoes, rabbits feet and destiny dice.


252. Start a mobile installation and repair service for all kinds of car lights. Produce a leaflet which lists prices for different jobs. Deliver the leaflets to houses or stick behind windscreen wipers of cars in your area.


253. Make a selection of soft toy insects. For example: caterpillars, ladybirds, bumblebees and wasps. Package the soft toys and claim that everyone should have a pet insect.


254. Use clothes pegs to make souvenir ornaments. These might take the form of animals, castles or boats, windmills and many others. Also design and produce kits so that craftworkers can make their own ornaments from clothes pegs. Sell by mail order.


255. Arrange holiday exchanges between various English speaking nationalities such as English, Scottish, Americans, Australians and Canadians. You might either provide a personal service which matches people or publish a newsletter listing people seeking exchanges.


256. Set up a service which gives independent valuations and assessments for those considering the purchase of a particular expensive antique.

257. Bring out an information package about 'How to Start Your Own Carded Products Business' (ordinary products are mounted on card for displaying on racks or walls in shops). An information package might consist of cassettes on sales dialogue, booklets and diagrams about ideas and methods.


258. Design and produce your own badges. These might have designs which feature sports, witty statements, pop stars or flowers, etc. Mount on specially printed display cards and sell cards to shops.


259. Start a market stall which sells low valued antiques. Obtain stock from either trade sources or buy saleable goods from the public.


260. Earn money from selling badges at pop concerts, festivals, tourist sites and other places where there are crowds.


261. Put together a mail order service which sells rocks and mineral specimens to collectors. Produce a catalogue which lists a wide range of minerals and rock specimens. Also include in the catalogue collectors supplies and accessories.


262. Collect a wide range of aerial photographs. These might be high altitude shots of villages, towns or cities. Start a mail order business which frames and sells these photographs.


263. Slice timber logs and burn letters into the wood to make house name signs. Also varnish them and sell from a stall at special markets or get examples stocked at retailers who would take orders for you.


264. Produce writing paper which has borders printed with pretty rural scenery or flowers. Get this stocked at stationers and tourist shops.


265. Bring out a booklet which has a title like "1001 Unusual Facts About Your Town". Discover these facts by reading local history books and visiting the archives of local newspapers. You could do similar booklets about a variety of towns and specialise in those which are popular with tourists.


266. Organise the production of concrete or plastic garden gnomes and statues. Have them stocked at garden centres and retailers who sell garden products.


267. Prepare a correspondence course about how to increase chances at winning at poker, the pools or horse-racing. The course allows people to develop their skills over a period of time and allows you to charge a reasonable amount of money. Use press advertising to sell.


268. Add a stand to small cubes of marble and sell as ornaments.


269. Design, produce and distribute T-shirts and sweatshirts which have an astronomical theme. The idea is that people will buy a T-shirt or sweat shirt that celebrates their star sign. Package them and have them displayed at a wide range of retailers.


270. Prepare astrological readings and charts about family ancestors. Use astrology readings and charts to shed light on personal characteristics of ancestors. Advertise in genealogy publications.


271. Open a school of creativity. Teach business people about the various techniques of creative thinking such as brainstorming, lateral thinking, quick think, value analysis, etc. Hold classes or give personal tuition during work hours or lunch breaks.


272. Produce a series of famous biographical audio cassettes about famous artists, writers, politicians, inventors, film stars, etc. Sell these through bookshops or start a monthly club.


273. Start a novel sedan chair service in the centre of a tourist town. Carry a tourist on a short tour of the city centre.


274. Set up a horsedrawn minibus service in a tourist town or resort. Provide a short trip around places of interest.


275. Organise outdoor holidays in America. For example, walking or cycling holidays in the Rockies. Sell places on these holidays to people in Britain and the rest of Europe.


276. Write and publish a booklet about '101 Ideas for Off The Beaten Track Holidays'. Get this publication stocked at bookshops or sell from classified ads. You might also sell advertising space to firms who organise unusual holidays.


277. Hang low cost, imported leather belts on racks. Get various shops to take a rack of belts.


278. Set up a business which organises weddings. Compile a list of tasks which need to be done to make a wedding successful. Put together a selection of packages at different prices and sell these to potential clients.

279. Open a stall in an antiques market which sells collectable plates. Buy your stock of plates from manufacturers, wholesalers and collectors.


280. Devise and produce biblical role playing games. For example, people might take the roles of characters in parables. Arrange for the games to be manufactured. Sell by post or get them stocked at shops, particularly shops specialising in religion.

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