An Idea for a Small Business You Can Start

Start-up costs range $50 to $500,000+, earnings $5,000 to $2,000,000++, skills from knowing nothing to running an airline. Bon appetit!


Start-up cost: $3,500 (PC, printer, marketing, advertising, specialty software)

Potential earnings: $5,000 to $40,000+

Advertising: Advertise in family-centric publications and Web sites. Network in community organizations where you can talk about your services, host parties similar to Tupperware parties with drawings for free service winners. Barter services to gain track record and testimonials.

Equipment needed: Typical home personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts. Family tree software.

Consider marketing to home consumers, churches, synagogues, senior centers, and clubs/organizations. Services can include full search efforts to assistance organizing data into a family tree. Focus on niche’s in your area of expertise.

Site Luring Freebies: Link to related research sites, provide free FAQ of tips & tricks related to researching and diagramming family trees.

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