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
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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SATAN'S BUBBLES: Fill a clay pipe with cotton, keeping the latter in place by inserting a wire screen over the mouth of the bowl. Saturate the cotton with gasoline, then dip the pipe in strong soap suds that contain a small amount of glycerine.