TO MAKE MONEY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Home Business Guide to Easy Money 3
Important Considerations 5
Selecting The Right Product or Service 6
Financing Your Home Business Venture 7
Directory of Home Worker Opportunities 9
How to Start a Profitable Home Based Business 17
Turn any Hobby into a Part- Time Business 20
Making Money with Home Made Booklets 22
HOME BUSINESS GUIDE TO EASY MONEY
Because tens of thousands of people all across America want to know how
they can work at home and earn enough money to run a household, there is a
special need for this report. Today the need for women to work out of the home
is stronger than ever. According to recent surveys, almost 70% are married and
contribute up to 50% and more to the family income. Because family
responsibilities play such an important part in the lives of men and women,
millions of individuals and couples are seeking ways to make money at home.
In the past decade, money-making home-based opportunities that match a
person's skills, interests, abilities, and ingenuity have become almost
limitless. The purpose of this report is to show you that it's simple and easy
to join the ranks of success-minded people by choosing a work-at-home program
that suits your interests and needs. Business histories have shown over and
over again that the rewards and advantages of working at home can go far
beyond a person's wildest dreams! In fact, it's perfectly possible to launch a
small business in your garage, backyard, basement, or a room in your home, and
become a giant corporation.
Your first step will be to study the company listings in this manual, and
then contact those that interest you. It's possible that you may not be
interested in many of those listed in this brief report. But others may serve
as that great motivation that makes you look further with a renewed
determination. Once you develop that mind-set, persistence will follow and
then nothing will stop you from achieving your goals.
When you write to any of the companies listed in this manual, you should
include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. That will give the impression you
are serious and insure that you receive a speedy reply.
BECOME A GOAL SETTER!
If you expect any level of success you must set goals. If you expect to be
successful, you must determine what that means to you and the best way to
achieve it. There are two basic steps you can take to convert goals into
1) You can decide on a specific dollar amount; and
2) You can set a time frame for obtaining the dollar amount you
Your goal should be specific and indicate What, When, and Where. After
making a list of every possible way you might accomplish a goal, select the
method that best suits your situation.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF
1)"How can I support my family while I build up by business?"
This question must be worked out according to each individual
Many people start out on a part-time basis after their regular jobs to see
how much they can handle. Then, when their incomes reach a certain level they
will switch over and go full time.
2) "What are my abilities?" To determine your
abilities you will have to take an inventory of yourself. Decide what you
enjoy doing the most and what you "feel" you would be good at.
Examine every possibility and include every skill you have no matter how
3) "Is there a market for the produce of service I have chosen?"
Be cautious before you invest any money! Check it out by making inquiries
directly to the company, competitors, or firms who are marketing a product
similar to the one you are interested in. Test it on a small scale. Check it
4) "How long will it take this business to reach the financial goal
I must have?" It's really a question of knowing how much
time you can dedicate to your business, and what your profits are for that
time. From there, a little simple addition will tell you how long it might
take to reach a particular financial goal.
SUCCESS IS HAVING THE COURAGE TO BEGIN!
Starting a business at home is a economical way to start a small business
that can easily grow into a larger one. Many entrepreneurs have proven that
you don't need a huge manufacturing plant to develop a successful business.
Some of the most successful businesses in existence today started in a spare
room or garage. It isn't how you start out that is important. What really
matters is, do you have the courage to begin.
SELECTING THE RIGHT PRODUCT OR SERVICE
Take a close look at your interests and abilities, and then decide what
type of marketing you want to do. For example, do you want to assemble items
and sell them back to the manufacturer; do you want to sell directly to
people; or would you prefer selling wholesale to retail outlets? If you prefer
doing piecework or assembling items for manufacturers, make certain it's
something you enjoy working with. If you enjoy one-on one-sales, then test the
product out on your friends, relatives and neighbors. The object is to find
out what has the most appeal.
DEVELOP A GOOD MARKETING TECHNIQUE
A good marketing technique is one part of a business plan that is
absolutely essential to its success. In fact, the ability to properly market a
product or service is actually more important than the product itself. Even an
inferior product can be a financial success if marketed properly. Seek out the
advice of everyone in your field. Explain your needs and ask them questions.
Experience is the best teacher. With good advice and a salable product, you
should be able to develop a winning marketing plan.
FINANCING YOUR HOME-BUSINESS VENTURE
The first place to look for financing is right at home. Take an inventory
of items you don't need and have a garage sale. Most people are pleasantly
surprised at how much cash they can raise in a single weekend. Next, turn to
members of your family or close friends who have faith in you and want to see
you succeed. Offer to repay them through profit-sharing. Go to individuals in
your community who believe in your personal worth. If you have a good credit
history, your banker should consider you a good financial risk. Two other
excellent sources would be your local Small Business Administration (SBA) and
Chamber of Commerce. SBA has low-interest loans available for qualified
applicants and your Chamber of Commerce can assist you with referrals and
other helpful information.
WORK-AT-HOME OPPORTUNITIES ARE EVERYWHERE!
Anyone who is serious about work-at-home opportunities need only look
around them. There are thousands of options everywhere! There are employment
opportunities that involve becoming an independent contractor; working on a
commission basis; working for a salary; freelancing for pay; getting paid by
the hour, receiving pay for each piece assembled; getting paid by the project,
or a combination of any of the above. No doubt, what you finally decide on
will depend on your particular needs and interests.
Read the following listings carefully, and when you're ready contact any
that interest you. Don't become discouraged if the company you contact isn't
hiring right at the moment. Often circumstances change rapidly. Use your
imagination to convince an employer there are great advantages to giving you
work! Be a self-motivator and continue moving forward towards the goals you
want and deserve. Do it starting NOW!
DIRECTORY OF HOME WORKER INCOME OPPORTUNITIES
Winkelman, AZ 85292.
If you enjoy making craft items but hate selling them, or are looking for a
way to sell more, look no further! This company says they will purchase
home-made items from you, or refer you to other companies who are buyers. All
types of hobby crafts are considered. Enclose a $0.32 postage stamp when
writing for more information.
PO Box 31577,
Chicago, IL 60631-0577.
Get your share of the billion dollar popcorn market! Elite Enterprises has
put together an incredible program for making money that involves the
distribution of one of America's favorite foods - Popcorn! 56 gourmet flavors
of popcorn, to be exact. Write to Robert Doncaster for more information.
12228 Spring Court Place,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
Suitcase Boutique is a home party. This company buys many types of
hand-crafted items including stuffed animals, wood crafts, toys, soft
sculpture, framed pictures and cross stitch. Crafters should send a photo and
description of their products.
CAMEO COUTURES, INC.,
9004 Ambassador Row,
P.O. Box 47390,
Dallas, TX 75247.
Home party sales of lingerie, cosmetics and food supplements. Training is
provided. Pays commission.
OLSTEN HEALTH CARE SERVICES, Staffing Coordinators.
Olsten now has over 300 offices nationwide in its health care services
division. Each office has a minimum of two home-based staffing coordinators
job-sharing on a seven-days-on, seven-days-off schedule. The jobs consist of
taking calls during the day, evenings, and on weekends to dispatch the
appropriate personnel for hospital and home health care positions. Some
staffing experience or medical background is required. Write to locate the
office nearest you then apply directly to that office. Pays weekly salary plus
2140 E. 7th Place 1,
Los Angeles, CA 90021.
Put yourself in an exciting new profit picture with this company's original
Dreamscapes, a unique picture of sand and colored liquid that when turned over
creates an endless variety of beautiful landscapes. Create mountains, deserts,
and beach scenes. It's fascinating, irresistible, mesmerizing, and profitable.
Sell them at flea markets, fairs, and anywhere people gather. Write for more
HANKINS MARKETING CORP.,
P.O. Box 16B1,
Salisbury, NC 28144.
Aching feet is America's No. 1 medical complaint. Air-Flo Insole is a
revolutionary breakthrough that helps. Its patented vacuum principle allows
air to enter the insole when the foot is lifted and gradually releases it when
the wearer steps down. It's like walking on air! Learn how you can make up to
160% profit selling this item to individuals, retail and chain stores. Write
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF APPRAISAL & PROPERTY MGMT.
6065 Rosewell Road,
Atlanta, GA 30328.
Become a professional real estate appraiser with this home study course.
Study at your own pace. Enjoy excellent income potential, and become
financially independent! Write for more information.
P. O. Box 87,
Towanda, PA 18848.
You can make up to $600 a week or more, building and selling high quality
picnic tables. If you enjoy working with wood, contact this company for more
VON SCHRADER COMPANY,
1600 Junction Avenue,
Racine, WI 53403.
If you have ever dreamed of owning your own business, this company may have
the perfect opportunity for you. Carpet, upholstery, and wall cleaning are in
high demand and the profits are huge! You can offer all three of these
services for a fraction of the price a franchise would. Write to them for more
CAJUN COUNTRY CANDIES,
P. O. Box 53549,
Lafayette, LA 70505-3549.
Whoever invented the word "Delicious," was probably eating Roy
Babineaux's "sweetest ever yet" Cajun Country Candy! This product is
a leader when it comes to "selling itself." One taste and you're
hooked. You could be the first to introduce Roy's world famous products into
your area. Roy has a marketing plan that can make you rich! No inventory is
348 North 30th Road,
La Salle, IL 61301.
You have seen them worn by people, each with a different message, but have
you ever considered the huge profits that are made from button sales? Write
P. O. Box 882314,
San Francisco, CA 94188.
This company offers three different products that can be assembled at home.
1) The Christmas Oven Mitt,
2) Chrystal Splendor (a Christmas Ornament), and
3) a Valentine Heart Mini-Pillow.
They pay supply costs. Write for Free Details.
SATIN DOLL ENTERPRISES,
78 Water St.,
Beverly, MA 01915.
Earn up to $100 per day with doll lingerie that sells itself. Write for
TV PROJECTOR COMPANY,
2410 Orchard Road,
McHenry, IL 60050.
New TV Projector kit turns any TV set into a life-size 7-foot screen! This
is a product that sells on sight for only $20! You make 400% profits fast!
Write for more details.
P. O. Box 30288,
Indianapolis, IN 46230.
Every business, corporation, institution, church, school and organization
is a potential customer of recognition awards. As a representative of this
company, you can provide jewelry and custom-made embroidered emblems that
include: Lapel pins, medals, medallions, and cloth emblems that are custom
made in any shape or color. Write for details.
NAVAJO MANUFACTURING CO.,
5801 Logan St.,
Denver. CO 80216.
Navajo Manufacturing is a source of products for retailers that includes
fashion and authentic American Indian Jewelry, sunglasses, toys, plush
animals, and many other novelties. Write for more details.
364 Ramble Ridge Rd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360..
Polish Masters will help you become part of the hottest new concept ever to
hit the auto appearance industry. With their system you can earn up to $400
per day cleaning and polishing autos, boats, RV's and airplanes. There is no
franchise fee to pay, and they will work with you every step of the way. Write
for free details.
CADIE PRODUCTS CORPORATION,
100 Sixth Ave.,
Paterson, NJ 07524.
Involves packaging small items produced by the company. No machinery or
experience is required. Pays per piece rate.
LUCKYHEART COSMETICS, INC.,
138 Hurling Ave.,
Memphis, TN 38103.
Lucky Heart Cosmetics, Inc. carries a line of cosmetics for Black Women.
Independent distributors are wanted. Commission plus bonuses. Management
NICHOLS BRONZE SUPPLY,
389 Sebring Airport,
Sebring, FL 33870.
Bronze baby shoes at home and make $250 per day. A free brochure will show
you how to start making money immediately by preserving baby shoes, sports
items, and many other types of keepsakes, in bronze, gold, and chinakote
pearl. This company claims to be the world's largest supplier of elegant
cultured marble mountings.
DICRENS MATSON U.SA.
21023 Gratiot Ave.,
East Detroit, MI 48021.
This company is looking for people to assemble clowns from their home. The
work is fun and easy. Write for free details.
ARBITRON RATINGS, INC.,
3312 Marshall Ave.
Laurel, MD 20707
This company hires telephone interviewers for market research surveys.
Positions require communication skills and private phone lines.
NOWCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
1 George Ave.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.
Work at home and cash in on the gift basket boom! This company sells gift
basket packaging to the champagne and caviar trade throughout the country.
Write for more details.
46 Star Lake Ave.,
Bloomington, NJ 07404.
Involves manual assembly of color cards, swatching, inserting and mailing.
Home workers receive piece rates for putting swatch cards together.
THE LYNETTE CO.,
4251 Mentor Park,
Mentor, OH 44060.
This company will show you how to start making money with plastercraft,
manufacturing sculptured art at home. They will show you how to make a wide
variety of wall plaques and other fast-selling items. Write for details.
HOW TO START A PROFITABLE HOME-BASED BUSINESS
In these days, it's becoming increasingly difficult to make ends meet with
just one source of income. Thus, more and more people are investigating the
possibilities of starting their own extra-income business. Most of these
part-time endeavors are started and operated from the comfort and privacy of
Most of these people are making the extra money they need. Some have wisely
and carefully built these extra income efforts into full-time, very profitable
businesses. Others are just keeping busy, having fun, and enjoying life as
never before. The important thing is that they are doing something other than
waiting for the government to give them a handout; they are improving their
lot in life, and you can do it, too!
The fields of mail order selling, multi-level marketing, and in-home party
sales have never been more popular. If any of these kinds of extra income
producing ideas appeal to you, then you owe it to yourself to check them out.
But these aren't the only fields of endeavor you can start and operate from
home, with little or no investment, and learn as you go.
If you type, you can start a home-based typing service; if you have a truck
or have access to a trailer, you can start a clean-up/hauling service. Simply
collecting old news papers from your neighbors can get you started in the
paper recycling business. More than a few enterprising housewives have found
success and fortune by starting home and/or apartment cleaning services.
If you have a yard full of flowers, you can make good extra money by
supplying fresh cut flowers to restaurants and offices in your area on a
regular basis. You might turn a ceramics hobby into a lucrative personalized
coffee mug business. What I'm saying is that in reality, there's literally no
end to the ways you can start and operate a profitable extra income business
from your home.
The first thing you must do, however, is some basic market research. Find
out for yourself, first-hand, just how many people there are in your area who
are interested in your proposed product or service, and would be "willing
to stand in line and pay money for it." This is known as defining your
market and pinpointing your customers. If after checking around, talking about
your idea with a whole lot of people over a period of one to three months, you
get the idea that these people would be paying customers, your next effort
should be directed toward the "detailing" of your business plan. The
more precise and detailed your plan - covering all the bases relating to how
you'll do everything that needs to be done - the easier it's going to be for
you to attain success. Such a plan should show your start-up investment needs,
your advertising plan, your production costs and procedures, your sales
program, and how your time will be allocated. Too often, enthusiastic and
ambitious entrepreneurs jump in on an extra income project and suddenly find
that the costs are beyond their abilities, and the time requirements more than
they can meet. It pays to lay it all out on paper before you get involved, and
the clearer you can "see" everything before you start, the better
your chances for success.
Now, assuming you've got your market targeted, you know who your customers
are going to be and how you're going to reach them with your product or
service. And you have all your costs as well as time requirements itemized.
The next step is to set your plan in motion and start making money.
Here is the most important "secret" of all, relating to starting
and building a
profitable home-based business, so read very carefully. Regardless of what
kind of business you start, you must have the capital and the available time
to sustain your business through the first six months of operation.
Specifically, you must not count on receiving or spending any money coming in
from your business on yourself or for your bills during those first six
months. All the income from your business during those first six months should
be reinvested in your business in order for it to grow and reach your planned
first year potential.
Once you've passed that first six months milestone, you can set up a small
monthly salary for yourself, and begin enjoying the fruits of your labor. But
the first six months or operation for any business are critical, so do not
plan to use any of the money your business generates for yourself during that
If you've got your business plan properly organized, and have implemented
the plan, you should at the end of your first year be able to begin thinking
about hiring other people to alleviate some of your work-load. Remember this:
Starting a successful business is not a means towards either a job for
yourself or a way to keep busy. It should be regarded as the beginning of an
enterprise that will grow and prosper, with you as the top dog. Eventually,
you'll have other people doing all the work for you, even running the entire
operation, while you vacation in the Bahamas or Hawaii and collect or receive
regular income from your initial efforts.
TURN ANY HOBBY INTO A PART-TIME BUSINESS
If you are planning on beginning a business, your best bet is to start out
part-time while you are still earning a full-time income at your present job.
If you are like most people who are existing from payday to payday you don't
have a lot of money to invest in a full-time business. No need to worry! Just
use your favorite hobby as your business base and grow from there! There's no
telling where you'll be at 2 or 3 years down the road. Perhaps you can even
tell your present boss to "take that job and shove it." Wouldn't
that be great?
Using your present hobby or favorite pastime as your business base has many
benefits. Why? Because ANY business you decide to become involved in should be
doing something you LOVE, something you believe in, something that you would
work at NO MATTER what income it would generate. This will give you the
stamina to see your business through the beginning hard times and times when
there is more work to do than you can handle. We all know the feeling of doing
a job that we hate to do. There is no way we can give it 110% of our abilities
because we procrastinate getting through it and just want to get it over with.
That's why it is vitally important to dearly love the product or service you
have chosen to build your business around.
Do you like cooking? Start a recipe newsletter for others who like the same
thing and sell your recipes by publishing a simple booklet. Do you enjoy
making crafts? Sell them through mail order (be sure and mark up the price for
shipping and handling). Do you enjoy working on cars? Print and distribute
flyers in your neighborhood listing your prices. Offer a coupon discount for
the customer to use on their first auto repair job. Do you enjoy writing?
Write a small booklet or how-to manual and sell it through mail order or to
multi-level enthusiasts. Do you enjoy computer programming? Write a program
and sell through shareware groups or even to mail order computer owners.
Yes, just about anything you love doing can be magically transformed into a
business opportunity for you. Some items may only sell well in your
neighborhood, while some products and services do well in mail order. If you
decide to sell through mail order, all you need to do is write a simple ad and
have it typeset. Start out with a smaller classified,1-inch, 2-inch or 3-inch
ad. Ask the customer to send a "first-class stamp" or
"$1.00" for more information. When they write you, include an 8 1/2
by 11 sheet detailing your prices. Make sure you have a small order form to
make it easy to order your product or service. And of course, include a cover
letter stating that you appreciate their inquiry and look forward to doing
business with them in the near future. You'd be surprised how many sales have
been lost because a business didn't take the time to write a cover letter and
personalize the mailing.
Also, start educating yourself by reading and researching other home-based
businesses. Before I opened up my business I read national publications like
"Small Business Opportunities," "Entrepreneur," "Home
Office Computing," and "Spare Time Magazine." Although there
were some full page ads in there filled with hype (claiming to make me $1
million dollars with a sheet of paper), the articles are excellent. Don't
spend more than $3 for information in the beginning of your business because
if a company is legitimate you should be able to call them and discuss the
opportunity over the phone with them. Businesses that claim to put you in
business overnight should never demand a large amount of money from you. On
the contrary, legitimate businesses have nothing to hide and will not charge
you more than a few dollars in postage to learn the "whole" story
behind their claims. Instead , use these publications, as well as books from
the library on starting a business to further your knowledge of the world.
Another good move on your part is to invest a few hours by attending a
meeting that is sponsored by SCORE from the Small Business Administration in
your area. It's free, and the valuable information you obtain from actual
people who have been in business before is something that will be extremely
valuable in the months ahead. Just call the SBA to find out more information.
Yes -- it's that easy! Of course, this is only the beginning. As with any
hobby, it will take time (probably many months) to realize a profit but think
of it this way: Most people that have a hobby know they have to spend money to
take part in their hobby. It only makes sense to invest money in advertising
your hobby to others so you can eventually make some of that money back in
sales for your own business!
MAKING MONEY WITH HOME-MADE BOOKLETS
Self-publishing home-made booklets and/or manuals is probably the easiest
way to break into your own Information Marketing business. Even if you do not
have training as a writer, you still can research and compile information on
You can self-publish just by typing your book or manual and having a
competent typesetter place it in camera-ready format for you. Once the book or
manual is ready for printing, ask your typesetter to print out one copy on
their laser printer. You'll probably have to pay extra for the copy, but it's
cheaper in the long run. You will not want 50 or 100 copies, since you will be
testing the market to see how much interest is generated. When you receive the
orders, you can make the copies prior to shipping.
If you choose to, you may print and bind several copies and you can begin
marketing them. Advertise the book or manual in the mail order publications or
other publications geared toward the target market you are attempting to sell
to. (In other words, don't sell a book about collecting dolls in Sports
Illustrated.) Send sample copies to publishers who offer reviews and write-ups
to take advantage of free advertising. You could even send a free sample to
the publisher of a well-known tabloid and ask for a plug if they enjoyed the
Most mom-and-pop operations will allow you to place your book in their
store for 40% to 50% of the cover price. This way, copies that don't sell
won't cost you anything. All you have to do is check up on them once or twice
per week and make sure they are easy to find on the rack to attract the eye of
the potential customer. And if your booklet is filled with recipes or local
folklore, local businesses will be thrilled to promote and carry your book on
their shelves. Local people love to read books about their community and keep
them as collectors items.
By marketing your own product, orders will come directly to you or be
controlled by you. If you sell through the mail, you simply mail a copy of
your book or manual with a cover letter thanking the customer for their order.
Believe it or not, it's that simple! And best of all, you keep all the profits
which is better than sharing the money with another publisher who drop ships
Yes, there will be some costs involved in advertising, printing and mailing
to promote your self-published book or manual; but do you know the costs
involved in sending drafts out to publishers for acceptance? Believe me, it
runs into the thousands! And big companies who will publish your book for you
start out with costs of $10,000.00 or more without the guarantee that you will
even make one sale!
One of the easiest types of books to publish and sell through the mail are
5"x 8" booklets. To get a sample of one of mail order's most popular
5"x 8" publications, send $2 to Graphico Publishing, PO Box 488,
Bluff City TN 37618 and request a sample copy of The Grape Vine Journal.
Examine how it is put together and how it is printed.
If you really want to save money and put your own booklets together, simply
have them printed and shipped to you. Then, you will collate the pages in the
proper sequence, staple them in the middle (called saddle stitching), fold in
half and you're done.
The only office tool you need to invest in is a long-armed stapler. One can
be purchased at your local office supply store or through Quill or Viking (two
main mail order office supply companies.) The current price is around $40.
A good printer may specialize in low-cost printing of booklets but if you
want to do-it-all-yourself, any good mail order printer will print them and
ship them back to you. All you pay for is the 2-sided printing price, and
Plan your next book, manual or other publication and enjoy the benefits of
keeping all the proceeds. It's really a fantastic way to make some extra money
while still keeping your job and your steady income.