999 money making ideas part 7

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600. Organise weekend breaks where people can experience 'living' history. Guests can spend a weekend living in a re-created era of history such as the Stone Age, the Wild West or Viking times.

601. Design and produce a range of amusing self-adhesive stickers for children. The stickers might feature jokes, funny faces and streetwise statements. Distribute to wholesalers, newsagents and toyshops.

602. Sell parcels of unsorted books by post to book collectors. Or offer second-hand books for sale by the foot. Obtain your stock by buying books which cannot be sold from second-hand book dealers and

603. Write and publish a manual about how to start your own book or newsletter publishing business. Sell by direct mail or from classified ads to business opportunity seekers and those interested in publishing.

604. Start a mail order business which sells new and second-hand Jazz records. Many rare and classic Jazz records are released in overseas countries. Import these to sell to collectors in this country. Also locate overseas sources of second-hand records.

605. Begin a club which sends philatelists a set of stamps every month. The sets might be either, thematic or newly issued by a country chosen by the collector.

606. Launch a rose of the month club. Build up a list of clients who want a rose sent each month to their loved one.

607. Employ homeworkers to make knitwear products. Go the round of retailers to find stockists.

608. Start a general sports tuition agency. Either provide clients with a tutor to give individual tuition or organise courses for different sports and sell places on each course. Produce a leaflet about your service and get copies displayed at sports shops.

609. Embroider exotic designs on disco and party clothes. Arrange for your work to be stocked at upmarket boutiques.

610. Begin a mail order business which sells books and study equipment to those interested in natural history.

611. Start a company which organises business anniversary celebrations. Devise celebration packages and sell to businesses who have been trading for 1, 5, 10, 20, 21, 25, 50, 60, 75, or 100 years. Locate potential clients by searching records located at Companies House to discover when firms were formed.

612. Take an ordinary magnifying glass, package it and call it 'The Gardener's Magnifying Glass'. Distribute to hardware shops or sell by mail from ads in gardening magazines.

613. Start a modern art rental business. Rent out everything from metal sculptures to mobile art. Your potential clients will include all image conscious businesses with reception areas, courtyards or forecourts.

614. Begin a business which organises specialist adventure holidays for women. The holidays should be designed to help women develop their skills and abilities related to: management, persuasiveness, problem solving, leadership, creative thinking, etc.

615. Start a central membership agency for joining fan clubs. Persuade established fan clubs to become part of your scheme. Recruit people by advertising in numerous pop and rock publications. You take a commission on all membership fees.

616. Become an importer and distributor of car accessories. Conduct thorough research in countries throughout the world to find car accessories not readily available here.

617. Call on regular clients once every eight weeks to sell cosmetics. The cosmetics should have a special feature, for example, they do not involve cruelty to animals, or are based on herbs.

618. Design and manufacture kits for making unusual furniture. For example: tables that hang from the ceiling, chairs with odd shapes, stylistic plant stands, etc. Produce a catalogue about your product and start a mail order business.

619. Start a newsletter on how to get a better job. Provide subscribers with advice on where to look, completing application forms, interview techniques, C.V. preparation, etc. The competitive nature of the job market means that the extra advice provided by your newsletter could make all the difference to a job applicants success.

620. Set up a mail order company which sells local history books. Put together a selection of local history books for most cities and towns in the country. Produce a catalogue and sell through media advertising.

621. Begin a mail order business which sells exposes. Produce booklets, audio cassettes and information sheets about, for example: wealthy left-wing politicians, worthless aristocrats, stonewall secret service bungling, bureaucratic incompetence, violent police, etc.

622. Buy a selection of local history books, pamphlets, posters and postcards from the publishes at trade prices. Earn from selling these door-to-door in your area.

623. design and make a selection of patchwork hats, caps, jackets, dresses, etc. Find retailers who will stock your products. Or design and produce kits so that anyone can make their own patchwork products. Place classified ads in needlework magazines and sell by mail.

624. Write and produce a series of audio cassettes about the many aspects of sex education. Have a catalogue printed and start a mail order business.

625. Publish an audio cassette of saucy seaside jokes. Sell through shops at seaside resorts. The hope is that holiday-makers might send a saucy cassette home instead of a saucy postcard. With each cassette include a small card for writing a message.

626. Organise the production of business greeting cards. Design the cards for a particular selection of businesses, for example, mini-cab services. The cards should have pictures relevant to the chosen business. The company can then send a card to account holders. Sell by direct mail.

627. Begin a market stall which sells boiled sweets and hand-made chocolates. Buy your stock from small producers of confectionery.

628. Earn an income from being a freelance salesperson. Place ads in business or trade publications which reads 'Freelance Salesperson Available. Anything Considered. Contact... ..'. Don't accept the first offer, but consider each one and accept the one you find the most suitable.

629. Start a children's badge of the month club. Attract new members by advertising in children's comics and offering a selection of free badges.

630. Begin a mail order business which sells a selection of products of particular interest to motorbike enthusiasts. In your catalogue include; badges, clothing, cult ornaments, etc. Advertise in motorbike magazines.

631. Sell smoke detectors door-to-door. Expand by using sales personnel to sell for you.

632. Open your own school of drama. Prepare a simple prospectus which offers a comprehensive introduction to drama. Hold classes in a hired hall. Also visit businesses and clubs to give classes during lunch hours.

633. Bring out a series of audio cassettes or booklets which give advice about how to deal with the problems experienced by teenagers. For example: the search for identity and career choices. Aim style and contents at either the teenagers themselves or at parents.

634. Set up a health food catering service. Do the catering at a wide range of occasions such as private parties, business functions, weddings, etc. Advertise in health food shop noticeboards and send copies of your menu to businesses.

635. Place small ads in various overseas business and trade magazines which read 'I want to buy adult X- rated products suitable for selling by mail order'.

636. Start a school of psychic phenomena and the unknown. Offer potential students easy-to-do postal courses on subjects such as UFO's, sea monsters, ghosts, etc. Advertise in a wide range of publications.

637. If you live near a port or marina. Start and operate a boat and yacht valeting service. Seek expert advice from someone knowledgeable about boating or yachting and what is involved in marine valeting.

638. Frame and label samples of many different metals. At a glance the physical appearance of different metals can be compared. Sell by direct mail to engineering companies, scientists, schools and metalwork hobbyists.

639. Hire out brassware for decorating the reception areas of businesses such as pubs, hotels, restaurants, hair salons, offices, etc. Also, some custom might come from householders who are keen on brassware.

640. Do bottle art. Paint local scenery and other artistic images on the exterior of tiny bottles. Sell as souvenirs or ornaments.

641. In districts with numerous offices, factories or shops, organise an after work dating service. Send leaflets about your service and membership application forms to all the work places in a district.

642. Begin a mail order business which serves those interested in gold prospecting. Sell equipment, supplies and books. Also publish your own guide to digging for gold in: Wales, USA, Australia, Canada and South America.

643. Produce a series of booklets about how to buy and run various types of shops. Each booklet might cover a shop such as a newsagent, greengrocer, village shop, post office, etc. Place classified ads in newspapers and magazines which advertise shops for sale and sell your booklets by mail.

644. Commission the drawing of political cartoons which have an anti-establishment theme. Have these printed on postcards or posters and sell through shops popular with young adults.

645. Design and produce craft kits for making ornaments or relief pictures with ball bearings. Get these stocked in shops or advertise in crafts magazines.

646. Be a home-visiting pre-school teacher. Your task is to prepare children for a successful start at school.

647. Buy a candyfloss making machine. Sell your candyfloss from a site where there is a continuous flow of people who are enjoying their leisure.

648. Design a range of blank achievement certificates for use by sports clubs and schools. Have them printed and sell by direct mail.

649. Hand paint nostalgic scenes and old advertisements on mirrors. Sell through gift shops or from a market stall.

650. Produce T-shirts which are printed with the names of local schools. Have them stocked at newsagents or other suitable shops close to each school.

651. Design and make soft toys which are suitable for shelf ornaments. For example: Alice in Wonderland characters mounted on stands which have a label giving the name of each character. The high quality of workmanship should allow you to charge prices to give you a good profit.

652. Carve wooden ornaments which look like gargoyles. Attach to one side of the ornament a sticky baked material or magnet. They can then be added to car dashboards or to fridges.

653. Put together a correspondence course about how to become a stock-market chartist. Sell through ads in financial newspapers and magazines.

654. Begin a postal service which produces personalised bookplates. These might be printed with a persons surname, coat of arms, thematic design relating to a hobby or occupation, drawing of a home, or a portrait. Sell to people with large collections of books.

655. Set up a service which organises holiday exchanges between people who live in English speaking countries and those in Japan and Continental Europe.

656. Start an international correspondence club for stamp collectors. The benefits of membership would include being able to swap stamps, magazines, books and information. Match stamp collectors according to their interests and produce a periodic publication for all members.

657. Make loveable pocket-sized soft toys and hang on a rack for display in shops. Give the toys a catchy name like 'Pocket Pets'.

658. Design a selection of bookplates. They might have a theme related to, for example: Greek gods, astrology, rural scenery, trains, etc. Have them printed and packaged in cellophane packets. Sell through bookshops and stationers.

659. Bring out a correspondence course or audio cassette course, about how to write good dialogue for fiction. Sell through ads in publications for writers.

660. Set up a business which organises weight loss holidays. These holidays are not on health farms but consist of long distance walking, diet instruction, and discussion amongst participants. A person who wants to lose weight goes on a two or four week holiday which would consist of walking for most of the day, following a strict diet and evenings of discussion groups.

661. Design and make a selection of lucky charm key-rings. For example, make a key-ring fob which is a wooden or metal number seven or four-leaf clover. Mount them on a rack and have them stocked at suitable retailers.

662. Organise the production and distribution of souvenir potted plant holders. These plant holders should appeal to the same people who buy souvenir trays.

663. Sell a wide range of postcards and souvenirs from a roadside stall.

664. Produce novelty car stickers which feature a big 'X' stamped across pictures of traffic wardens, policemen, or cars. They are designed to be stuck to cars in the fashion of fighter planes to show enemy aeroplanes destroyed. They are for amusement only and should appeal to a wide range of drivers.

665. Build elaborate sand-castles or sand sculptures at the seaside and accept donations from those who want to show appreciation of your work.

666. Begin a service which helps car owners to sell their cars. You would have around twenty sites at newsagents, barbers, supermarkets, etc, where details of the cars are displayed. A car owner pays you, for example, Ј20, half goes to you and half to the site owners.

667. Start a fortune telling gift service for new born babies. When a baby is born a fortune-teller provides a written statement about their future. Such a statement would make an ideal birth gift. Advertise in the classified columnist of a variety of publications.

668. Bring out a selection of baseball caps which are printed with the names of popular sports teams. Distribute to sports shops, gift shops and sell by mail order.

669. Design, produce and distribute tie clips which have a theme related to astrology, football, a holiday resort, etc.

670. Set up a business which teaches languages by post. The courses might consist of both audio cassettes for learning to speak and written material for learning to write the language.

671. Bring out a correspondence course about creative thinking and attract students by advertising in national newspapers and magazines. The ads might have a headline like 'Do people say you lack imagination?', or 'The amount of money you make is limited only by your imagination'.

672. Put together an audio cassette course about how to be a successful disc jockey. Sell from ads in music publications and have it stocked in record shops.

673. Produce a series of biographical audio cassettes about well-known businesspeople. Bring out a catalogue and send it to business and professional people. Or start a monthly club where a subscriber receives a different cassette every month.

674. Give private tuition about how to make money. The tuition might be about making money from business and investments. You might, for example, use some of the ideas listed in this selection as worthwhile money-makers. Prepare lesson plans on the subjects you wish to cover and teach a set course.

675. Start a mail order business which sells paper and card products to photographers. For example, sell stationery with a photographic theme, cardboard frames in bulk at a discount price, printed paper with frames for planning photograph collections, paper supplies for processing, etc.

676. Research, write and produce a manual or correspondence course about 'How to start your own holiday organising business'. This might cover everything from organising walking holidays to conventional sightseeing holidays. Sell to opportunity seekers.

677. Organise holidays for people at American farms and ranches. First advertise in the States for farmers and ranch owners who want to have paying guests. Then advertise in a variety of publications in this country for clients.

678. Begin a mail order business which sells things related to cult figures such as Nikola Tesla, L. Ron Hubbard, Leonardo Da Vinci, John Lennon, James Dean, etc. Sell things such as press cuttings, photographs, audio cassettes, books, etc.

679. Design and make novelty soft toys and caps. For example, a soft toy sledgehammer is attached to a cap so that it looks like it is embedded. Also make hats with antennae and horns.

680. Produce an audio cassette course about positive thinking. Sell by direct mail and through press advertising.

681. Seek out English overseas language publications for teachers and educationalists. Place adverts in these publications which read: 'Educational products wanted for distribution in the UK. Write to...'.

682. Produce a library of audio cassettes about the Wild West. Sell by direct mail or have them stocked in bookshops and record shops.

683. At tourist sites take photographs of holiday makers with a man dressed as a gorilla, or other amusing costume.

684. Produce an audio cassette course on 'Teaching Yourself Gaelic'. Sell by mail order throughout the world.

685. Design and produce a series of wall charts for children. One chart might ask a child to record one good deed a day; another might ask a child to record new words learnt; a third might be for recording the weather or what happened at school.

686. Start a mail order catalogue which specialises in products which aid abstinence. For example, products for giving up: Smoking, Swearing, Nail Biting, Drinking, etc.

687. Set up a school of variety entertainment. Teach beginners about the variety entertainment business. Also show beginners how to improve any acts of their own which they would like to perform.

688. Design and manufacture skin painting kits. In each kit have a spectrum of colours and a selection of designs which can be easily copied. Get your kits stocked at shops which sell toys, novelties or artists

689. Use pastels or charcoals to do original pictures of tourist sites. Sell, framed or unframed, as quality souvenirs.

690. Design garden ornaments which create special effects on mid-summer's day. Start a business which builds and sells your designs. You might, for example, advertise in occult publications.

691. Begin a lesson of the month club for those who want to learn the principles of management. Each lesson takes the form of a newsletter. The lessons are strung together to make a complete management course.

692. Devise your own brand of Bombay mix snack. Set up a business which makes and packages the snack. Sell through newsagents and grocers.

693. Design and produce a selection of amusing 'Keep Your Distance' car bumper stickers. For example: 'Keep your distance, or we might meet by accident', or 'Keep car mechanics poor, keep your distance'. Have them stocked at car accessory shops and service stations.

694. Put together a hamper of Christmas decorations. In each hamper include all the decorations needed to completely decorate a room of average size. The packaging might include a picture of a room which shows where each of the decorations might go.

695. Bring out an audio cassette course about how to be assertive at home and at work. Use direct mail to sell the course to businesspeople and opportunity seekers.

696. Use unusual materials to make names of football teams for hanging on walls. For example they might be made from lines of studs on leather. Sell from ads in football magazines and programmes.

697. Bring together a selection of products related to chess. For example: books, ornaments, framed prints, chess playing accessories, etc. Produce a catalogue and sell by mail order.

698. Design and make a selection of baby christening outfits. Sell the outfits by mail order or through shops which sell children's clothes.

699. Use leather to make key-ring fobs. Burn designs or put studs into the fobs and add a key-ring. Sell from a stall or find suitable retail outlets.

700. Make kites which feature Union Jacks, Stars and Stripes or the colours of popular football teams. Package and have stocked at suitable retailers.

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