Act as a "Finder" - a person who gets a cash fee from the seller and buyer. Example: Suppose you read in the newspapers, or hear about a person who has a million dollar building to sell and you just happen to know of another person who might be interested in this kind of real estate. You then merely contact the seller, tell him you have a potential buyer whom you will introduce to him if the seller will pay you a 2% commission fee.
If he agrees, you introduce the prospective buyer to him - then, if the buyer and seller get together on a deal, you will neatly EARN a $20,000 commission (2% of the selling price). The introduction can be made in person or by mail. And it is possible for you to find hundreds of these opportunities by checking the classified section of the major business papers and local papers.
Ordinary pine cones, of any size, can be made to look almost exactly like tiny owls simply by adding "eyes" which can be purchased at any hobby or craft shop.
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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.
If you have a garage or work building and are willing to learn a craft, upholstering, re-upholstering and/or furniture refinishing would make an excellent home business.
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Garage sales are like any other form of business. To get the most money out of your garage sale, you have to know what you are doing. You have to be acquainted with the market, advertise for business, offer competitive prices and quality merchandise.
People are always interested in saving money. If you can develop a product or service that will help them save, you are almost guaranteed success.
Order 5,000 3 x 6 commission circulars from your printer selling $1.00 items that you earn 50% commission on every order you receive. Have your name printed on them - it will save you hours of stamping time.
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