Service Businesses: Things you do for others; repairs, cleaning, child care, etc.
Products You Sell to Others; Business cards, names, shoes.
Products You Can Make and Sell to Others: handicrafts, ceramics, jewelry.
Advertising Representative: sell ad space in publications of others, charge % fee.
Alternations, Sewing, Cleaning: Sewing, cleaning, anything to do with clothing and what people wear.
Auto Work: Repairs, cleaning, polishing, tune-ups, etc.
Baking: Cakes, cookies, candies, etc.
Baking, Cooking Classes: Teach people what you know about baking, cooking, etc.
Bookkeeping, Accounting: Help others keep their books, accounting.
Broker Services: Offer products and services of others to YOUR customers as a broker.
Business Consultant: Help others in running their businesses, guidance, etc.
Business Skills Class: Teach others how to run a business, how to make and save money.
Childbirth Classes: teach new parents all they need to know, what to do and how.
Closeout and Odd Lot Items:Locate items that are not moving, buy at a discount.
Computer Services:Secretarial; services, typing, resumes, reports, manuscripts, etc.
Computer Training: Teach people what you know about computers.
Craft Instruction: Teach people what you know about craft-making.
Dancing Lessons: Aerobic classes;popular dances, teach in your home, etc.
Dealerships: Sell programs and plans of others, sell their products, etc.
Discount Printing: Contact small printers offer their services toothers.
Distribution of Flyers, Circulars: Do it by mail for clients, charge a fee.
Editing,Advisor:Read manuscripts,reports. Edit them, re-word sections before publications.
Equipment Repair:Take in all kinds of appliances and equipment. Service and repair them.
Financial Services: Take in all kinds of appliances and equipment. Service and repair them.
Freelance Writing:Articles, Dramas, Poems,etc.
Garden Goods for Sale: Sell corn,potatoes,flowers,melons, etc.
Ghost Writing:Sell your "way with words"toothers; help them to get it in print!
Gift Ideas, Wrapping:People need help in these areas and will pay for that help.
Hair Salon: Washing, Cutting, Styling, Coloring, Perms, etc.
Hair and Beauty Classes: Teach make-up techniques, hair styling;cutting,cutting, etc.
Hobby, Gift Ideas:There are thousands of different items you can sell.
How-to and Money-Making Books/Plans.
Import/Export:Learn from the pros;; give it a try; buy low there, sell high here!
Issue Your Own Publication or Newsletter: Charge ad rates, Subscriptions, etc.
List People for a Fee: Offer to list their name as wanting something, charge a fee; etc.
Laundry Service: Washing, Ironing, folding, etc.
Locator Service: Locate Jobs, Bargains, sources, discounts, buyers, etc.
Mail Forwarding Service: Offer to forward mail, receive it at you address for others.
Mailing List Service: Compile and sell your customer names; rent and sell their names.
Mail-order Classes: teach people how to make money; save money; get rich' etc.
Multi-Level Opportunities: It's possible to make money this way, if you get enough people.
Parties in Your Home: Help others plan and hold them, charge a fee, be a clown, etc.
Pet Care: Training, Grooming, Boarding. Pets inn.
Phone and Answering Machine: Telephone Soliciting; Answering.
Photo Studio in Your Home: If you like photography; have camera; dark room, etc.
Piano & Music Instruction: Teach pupils in your home; teach what you know.
Plant Care; Rental: Take in plants, care for them. Gardener's Supply.
Publicity Service: Help others get the publicity they need, news releases.
Publish a Cook Book: Get help from cooks; offer to list their recipes. Charge per book.
Reminder Service: Remind people about important dates, events, using cards, phone, etc.
Rental Service: If you got it, rent it!. A backyard, a patio, shrubs, tools.
Reading, Reviewer: People are too busy to read all they need to; charge them for summary.
Researcher: Charge a fee to research a subject; charge for a written report.
Scholarship Assistance: Help students get financing. School Services.
Self-Improvement Classes: Teach people what you know about losing weight; etc.
Sell By Mail Order: Ad specialties; Booklets; Reports, etc.
Sharpening Service: Take in saws, knives to be sharpened, etc.
Speaking, Reading, Recording: Sell your talents as speaker, reader, on tapes for the blind.
Start a Club: Sell Memberships in it; Charge monthly dues, issue a newsletter, etc.
Tapes - Videos: Buy in lots; sell; re-buy; resell.
Teach Various Subjects: Classes can be on How to do something, How to stop smoking, etc.
Tutoring: In-home Teaching; help students to catch-up; improve skills, etc.
Used whatever Store: Have used items for sale, take in; sell, re-buy, re-sell.
Wedding Planner: Help young couples to plan theirs; what to order, when, etc.
Weight Loss Classes: How to lose weight; exercise; Diet, weight loss.
Wholesalers; Sources of Supply: Publishers: Get their names, contact them for info.
Woodworking: Carpentry; Antique rebuilding; Repairs.
Write and Sell Books and Reports: Type up, copy and sell your own; sell works of others.
Yard, garage Sales: Sell what you no longer need or want; people will buy your junk!
There are hundreds of opportunities in the service arena offering low-cost start-ups and high profit returns. Almost all can be run from home.
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