Even though there are hundreds of thousands of newsletters you can elect to receive via email thanks to the power of the internet, a lot of people still like to receive a paper copy that they can keep. At a time when everything is so easily disposed of, it’s arguable that a paper newsletter actually has a longer shelf life, since it’s much harder to throw away something tangible than it is to hit a button and delete it out of your inbox.
But how easy is it to set up your own snail mail newsletter service? Surprisingly, it might just be easier than you think…
So what makes a successful snail mail newsletter? They are easy enough to create these days thanks to desktop publishing, and if you hit on a popular subject and end up with hundreds of subscribers you can get the newsletter printed up properly.
If there is a subject that you love talking about, then you owe it to yourself to find an audience for it through podcasting.
Although this is still a fairly new medium as far as making money is concerned, it is clear already that there is money to be had, as some people have latched on to several ways that they can do just that with it.
The key is to find a subject that people are interested in and reach that audience in as many ways as you can by making your podcast available to them – and then it’s just a case of waiting for the money to start rolling in.
Okay, so you have a subject you love and you could talk about for hours. Does that make a podcast? No – you need to work on it to make sure you can create podcasts that everyone will want to listen to. You need to script each one at least roughly so that you know what to expect.
We’d all love to have a pool in our back yard, but when it comes to maintaining it and keeping it clean, that isn’t something we like to do ourselves. Can you see a business opportunity here?
If you develop your business properly and market it in the right way to the right people, you could very soon have more customers than you know what to do with. Pool cleaning is also something that most people can pick up, and if you like being in the outdoors then you will certainly love this opportunity since you will be able to get out and about and meet new people every day.
Swimming pools are fantastic, but no one likes cleaning them. That’s why pool cleaning businesses tend to do very well if they are run by someone who has a great care for their work and knows exactly what to do to keep a pool in tip top condition.
You don’t need to live in a world famous city to get into the fashion tours business – many large towns would benefit from such a service, particularly if that town brings in a lot of tourists.
You need to be quite confident to take on this kind of opportunity to earn money, because you will be showing a group of people around your local town and revealing local knowledge about the best places to go for a bargain.
But if you think you’ve got the confidence then it could be a real money spinner for you.
If the idea of becoming a tour guide appeals to you then keep reading. You would basically be booking groups of people onto your pre-arranged tours and showing them all the best places to go to get the latest and best fashions in your area.
One of the keys to being a success in business is definitely to start up in an area you have a natural interest in. You wouldn’t start up a restaurant if you hated food, or start selling flowers if you had no interest in them and they made you allergic.
Everyone has a passion for something and whether it is model trains, photography or cell phones that passion could hold a terrific business idea for you to capitalize on.
A lot of people think that in order to run a local business you need to find an outlet of some kind and rent out expensive premises to stand any chance of making any money.
But you don’t have to start out that way. In fact the best start to any kind of local business can often be through getting a market stall of some kind, if your business is suited to it.
Throwing our trash away is part of everyday life. But don’t you just hate that smell that wafts up to meet you every time you open the lid to throw in another piece of trash?
Bins that are kept outside get subjected to all kinds of abuse. They have to withstand all weathers and hold all the leftovers, spoiled food and other remnants that we don’t want to keep inside. No wonder they smell less than fragrant from time to time.
But if you can stand the smell you could be making a lot of money from those bins. Grab a peg and come closer to find out more about this lucrative opportunity.
One of the best things about this business is that you will never run short of customers. Everyone has a trash can, and I am willing to bet that very few (if any) of those bins smells anywhere near good.
We have all got chores that we hate doing, and it’s not nice thinking that we have to do most of them when we could be out enjoying themselves. So if you quite enjoy cleaning the house on a regular basis, then why not offer that same service to someone else?
Most people hate cleaning the house and would be more than happy to pay someone else to do it for them. If you are responsible and trustworthy, then why not set up a business doing just that? You might get more clients than you think…
This is the type of business where you will get a lot of clients via word of mouth. Trust counts for a lot when you start cleaning people’s houses, as you may sometimes do it when they aren’t around. A good way to start is to offer your services to people you know – however remote that connection may be.
Starting your own gardening service might not be practical if you can’t tell a weed from a flower. But that doesn’t mean you can’t offer to help people with their gardens.
One of the jobs that a lot of people don’t enjoy is mowing the lawn. It can take some time to do if the garden is a large one, and many people simply don’t have the time to do it themselves. Even if they do, a lot of them would rather be doing something else instead.
So why not solve that problem for them? One of the best ways to make money is by helping other people out, and this particular opportunity has a lot of potential.
Not only does a grass cutting service have the potential to net a lot of clients, it is also one of the easiest businesses to promote. All your customers will be in your local area, so the best thing to do is design a simple flyer on your computer (you can use some clip art to make it look more impressive) and get a lot of them printed up cheaply by a local printer.
You’ve probably heard the saying that you shouldn’t try to reinvent the wheel, and that applies just as much to a business as anything else in life.
If you are looking for a business which already has a proven template for you to follow – enabling you to set up your own business and taking away a lot of the worry about whether or not it will work in the first place – check out the many different franchises that are available. It could be just what you are looking for.
Franchising is one of the best routes to fast business success if you want the reliability of a name that is already known. You’ll also benefit from not having to worry about creating a business plan, deciding what to stock, and all the other headaches that come from creating your own business from scratch.
Email gets into all our lives, and while we may sometimes wish we didn’t have it – as the deluge of junk mail gets ever larger – it is still one of the best ways to get information that we want sent directly to us.
And this is where you come in. There are plenty of possibilities for running an email newsletter service which is either free or fee paying, and you can make a decent profit from either option.
The key to success is to pick a topic that will attract the attention of a lot of people. If you can do that you could be sitting on a goldmine…
Let’s start at the beginning here. A free newsletter? How can you make money with that?
The answer is to provide something that is worthwhile and has plenty of unique content in it. You need to be reliable as well. A weekly or monthly newsletter is the best option, although weekly will certainly keep you in the mind of the subscriber more easily than a monthly one.