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!
ADVICE COLUMNIST -- ONLINE
Start-up cost: $3,000 (PC, marketing, Web site hosting)
Potential earnings: $1,000 - $50,000+
Advertising: Advertise in newspapers including niche publications such as university newspapers; post flyers at schools, social clubs; print business cards and distribute generously; and write and send press releases that might generate feature stories about your business.
Equipment needed: Typical home personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts. Word Processing Software, Database Software.
WHAT YOU DO
Personal advice is free, but charge customers a subscription fee to view questions and answers (protect customer identities) from other customers and to access scheduled Chat sessions.
Offer affordable advertising rates on your site once you can establish reliable traffic from identifiable demographics.
Site Luring Freebies: Free e-mail responses to requests for advice. Host and monitor threaded discussion groups.
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