Weed seeds, buds, cones, etc., for making "nature jewelry"
Flowers useful for drying
Weeds to be dried and used in flower arrangements
The giant scarab beetles
Pine cones, to be treated with chemicals for use in a fireplace
Specially formed branches of small trees to be made into canes
Gold from rivers
Rocks in gardens
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.
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.
I would say the most frequently asked question from beginners about opening their own business is "What should I sell?" I then proceed to ask them, "What interests and hobbies do you have?" Most don't know how to answer that question because they ...
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When solving problems after you have exhausted the normal means of coming up with the solution, think in terms of unorthodox methods. Vary your thinking and try to solve the problems by creating something completely new and irrelevant.
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A few years ago it would have been foolish to even consider a sign business unless you were well qualified to hand paint letters and illustrations.
When the average guy thinks of enjoying himself he sees himself spending a lot of money to do it. He calls a travel agent to have a whole trip arranged and it cost him a fortune.
Sounds pretty unusual, doesn't it? Well, if you run this business right, you can make a lot of money with advertising placemats.