You have studied the marketplace, you have great small business ideas, you researched web hosting companies and realize you can build your own website quickly and for a low cost. Here are five quick and easy online businesses you can start this weekend:
1. OPEN AN AUCTION HOUSE:
You can use e-Bay and some of the other online auction houses to sell goods and attic treasures for others. Specialize in one type of item–sports collectibles, for example–or generalize and sell just about anything, anywhere, anytime. You take a profit of the sales. Some make $1000 a week.
2. START AN ONLINE ART GALLERY:
Contact local artists in your community and scan photos of their art work, sculpture, photography into your computer. Post it on various auction websites or start your own website selling their artistic efforts. You can sell advertisements from local art supply stores, local framers, etc. on your website to make even more cash from your new online business.
3. TEACH A CLASS:
Contact local learning seminars and adult education course directors and propose a crash course on the Internet. You can even sell a guide to accompany your lecture series. Teach netiquette, e-mail marketing, and the nuts-and-bolts of getting online.
4. LAUNCH A TRAVEL SERVICE:
Are you an expert in one part of the world? Do you love Paris and know lots of its very special spots, cafes, walks, parks? Do you know the best way to tour the Grand Canyon? then start a travel website on your obsession and develop advertisements, bulletin boards, chat rooms and have a really good time in the process making money for something about which you are passionate. You can also sell ads to airlines, travel bookstores, travel product catalogs, the local luggage stores and limo services. Think big!
5. ARRANGE EVENTS FOR SENIOR CLUBS & GROUPS:
There are plenty of senior citizen groups and clubs all over the United States and because of our aging demographics, these groups are growing. But, the activities that seniors in the next few years will crave will probably be a lot more adventurous than the current crop of what 80 year olds want to do. You can start a website that will attract the activity directors of senior citizen clubs from all over the country. They’ll email you with requests for activities, ideas for trips and party plans for special events and holidays. You can provide them with a list of local resources or start your own business not only providing the party planning ideas, but actually hiring local party planners to help implement these great festive ideas.