9781932531930

202 Ways to Make Big Bucks and Stop Mooching Off Your Parents

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    9781932531930

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    1932531939

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2006
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

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Summary

You're never too young to strike it rich! Parents: Tired of your kids always bugging you for money? Kids: Tired of depending on your parents for an allowance? When an allowance or minimum-wage job just won't cut it, it's time to stop mooching money and start making it. There's an idea for everyone, regardless of skills, experience or funds. Whether you're a teen, tween, or twenty-something, moneymaking maverick James Stephenson gives you 202 fun, innovative ideas for businesses that you can start today. Find out everything you need to know to be the biggest success on the block: Which opportunities rake in the most cash How to convince your parents, family or friends to give you a loan--it may be the last time you'll ever have to ask for money What the most popular jobs are--and how to do them better than the guy down the street Plus: Important tips on how to be safe while still having fun as a budding entrepreneur What would you do with an extra $100, $250, even $500 a week? Stop dreaming, and start earning today!

Author Biography

James Stephenson is a business owner and the author of seven highly acclaimed business books.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Getting Started
1(6)
Moneymaking Options
2(2)
Provide a Service
2(1)
Sell Products
3(1)
Manufacture Simple Products
3(1)
How Much Money Can You Earn?
4(1)
Choosing the Right Moneymaking Opportunity
4(3)
Do What You Love
5(1)
Capitalize on Your Skills and Knowledge
5(1)
Start-Up Funding
6(1)
Parental Permission and Support
6(1)
Legal, Financial, and Safety Issues
7(14)
Starting a Legal Business
8(3)
Under-18 Business Law
8(1)
Registering a Business Name
8(1)
Sole Proprietorship and Partnerships
9(1)
Corporation and Limited Liability Corporation
9(1)
Business License and Permits
10(1)
Insurance Coverage
11(2)
Property Insurance
12(1)
Liability Insurance
12(1)
Workers' Compensation Insurance
13(1)
Financing Your New Business Venture
13(3)
Personal Savings
14(1)
``Love Loans''
14(1)
Government Small Business Loans
14(2)
Money Management
16(3)
Opening a Business Bank Account
16(1)
Bookkeeping
16(1)
Accepting Cash, Checks, and Debit Cards
17(1)
Credit Card Merchant Account
17(1)
Online Payment Services
18(1)
Small Business Taxation
18(1)
Talking about Safety
19(2)
Planning and Building Your Moneymaking Enterprise
21(18)
Business and Marketing Planning
22(1)
Company Information
22(1)
Business Description
22(1)
Management Team
22(1)
Legal Issues
22(1)
Marketing Information
23(2)
Target Customer Description
23(1)
Competition Description
23(1)
Four Ps of Marketing
24(1)
Financial Information
25(4)
Funding Requirements
25(1)
Funding Sources
25(1)
Start-Up Costs Worksheet
25(4)
Building a Business Team
29(1)
Family
29(1)
Employees
29(1)
Working with Suppliers
30(1)
Developing a Business Image
30(2)
Logos and Slogans
30(1)
Print Identity Package
31(1)
Uniforms
31(1)
Taking Your Moneymaking Venture Online
32(2)
Building a Web Site
32(1)
Choosing a Domain Name
33(1)
Search Engine Registration
33(1)
Pricing Products and Services
34(1)
Competitive Pricing
34(1)
Cost Plus Pricing
35(1)
Product Packaging, Delivery, and Inventory Management
35(4)
Product Packaging
35(1)
Product Delivery
36(1)
Inventory Management
37(2)
Sales, Advertising, and Customer Service
39(18)
Selling Basics
40(1)
Selling Products and Services from Home
40(1)
Vending Kiosks and Carts
41(1)
Selling Products Wholesale
42(1)
Grassroots Wholesaling
42(1)
Established Wholesalers
42(1)
Business-to-Business Trade Shows
43(1)
Selling Products on Consignment
43(2)
Selecting Retailers
44(1)
Consignment Agreement
44(1)
Merchandising and Pricing
44(1)
Inventory Management and Product Delivery
45(1)
Selling Products and Services Online
45(2)
eBay
46(1)
Internet Malls
47(1)
Selling Products and Services at Events
47(3)
Consumer Shows
47(1)
Arts and Craft Shows
48(1)
Flea Markets
49(1)
Community Events
50(1)
Advertising Basics
50(3)
Newspaper Advertising
51(1)
Online Advertising
51(1)
Promotional Fliers
52(1)
Signs
53(1)
Customer Service Basics
53(4)
Product and Service Warranties
54(1)
Returns and Refunds
54(3)
Making and Selling Simple Products
57(16)
Seashell Crafts
58(1)
Basket Weaving
58(1)
Candle Making
59(1)
Cactus Arrangements
59(1)
Soapy Profits
60(1)
Garden Stepping Stones
60(1)
Birdhouses
61(1)
Handmade Toys
62(1)
Fashion Design
62(1)
Hand-Painted Storage Boxes
63(1)
Funky Fashion Accessories
63(1)
T-Shirt Printing
64(1)
Artistic Ability
64(1)
Christmas Decorations
65(1)
Models
65(1)
Art Jewelry
66(1)
Woodcraft Products
66(1)
Pinatas
67(1)
Kites
67(1)
Tie-Dyed Clothing
68(1)
Twig Furniture and Crafts
69(1)
Trinket Boxes
69(1)
Handmade Paper
70(1)
Decorative Glass Products
70(1)
Essential Oils
71(2)
Sports and Recreational Opportunities
73(8)
Tour Guide
74(1)
Fishing Bait
74(1)
Fishing Tackle
75(1)
Fitness Equipment
75(1)
Golf Ball Printing
76(1)
Little League Trading Cards
76(1)
Bicycle Repair
77(1)
Fitness Trainer
77(1)
Bicycle Touring
78(1)
Golf Caddy
78(1)
Mobile Mini Golf Business
79(1)
Pedal Boat Rental
79(1)
Paintball
80(1)
Online and Computer Businesses
81(8)
Web Designer
82(1)
Electronic Magazine
82(1)
Online Research
83(1)
Computer Repair
83(1)
Sell Computers
84(1)
Community Web Site Host
84(1)
Run an eBay Business
85(1)
Desktop Publishing Services
86(1)
Logo Design Service
86(1)
Cartridge Recycling
87(1)
Compile Mailing Lists
87(2)
Pet-Related Businesses
89(8)
Specialty Dog Biscuits
90(1)
Clothing for Dogs
90(1)
Tropical Fish
91(1)
Engraved Pet Tags
91(1)
Simple Products for Pets
92(1)
Dog Walking
92(1)
Pet Sitting
93(1)
Pooper-Scooper Service
93(1)
Dog Washing
94(1)
Dog Obedience Instructor
94(1)
Sell Pet Toys
95(1)
Pet Memorials
95(2)
Outdoor-Related Businesses
97(12)
Make Money Tilling Gardens
98(1)
Board-Up Before a Storm
98(1)
Seal Driveways
99(1)
Hand Deliver Advertising Fliers
99(1)
Trees and Shrubs
100(1)
Painting Lines
100(1)
Handyperson
101(1)
Human Billboard
101(1)
Beach Rentals
102(1)
Snow Shoveling
102(1)
Raking Leaves
103(1)
Wall Murals
103(1)
Cutting Grass
104(1)
Newspaper Delivery
104(1)
Mobile Paint Spraying Service
105(1)
Freelance Farm Worker
105(1)
Paint House Numbers on Curbs
106(1)
Kindling Sales
106(1)
Wind Chimes
106(3)
Buy and Resell Products
109(16)
Selling New and Used Books
110(1)
Portable Electronic Devices
111(1)
Vintage Clothing Dealer
111(1)
Secondhand Sporting Goods
112(1)
Collectibles
112(1)
Weekend Garage Sale Business
113(1)
Flea Market Vendor
113(1)
Vending Cart Business
114(1)
Vintage Vinyl Records
115(1)
Gift Baskets
115(1)
Fireworks
116(1)
Gifts-in-a-Can
117(1)
Temporary Tattoos
117(1)
Part-Time Flower Kiosk
118(1)
Selling Christmas Trees
118(1)
Power Garden Equipment
119(1)
Comic Book Sales
119(1)
New Toys
120(1)
Coins and Paper Money Dealing
120(1)
Selling Stamps
121(1)
Sports Memorabilia
121(1)
Trading Cards
122(1)
Rocks and Gems
122(1)
Novelty Products
123(1)
Flags
123(1)
Security Mirrors
124(1)
Food-Related Businesses
125(10)
Snack Vending
126(1)
Growing Herbs
126(1)
Produce Stand
127(1)
Spinning Cotton Candy
127(1)
Hot Dog Vendor
128(1)
Popcorn
128(1)
Snow Cones
129(1)
Catering
129(1)
Grocery Shopping Service
130(1)
Cake Decorating
130(1)
Handmade Candy
131(1)
Honor Snack Box Business
131(1)
Selling Nuts
132(1)
Fruit and Veggie Picker
132(1)
Ice Cream Cart or Stand
133(2)
Teaching and Coaching Businesses
135(6)
Personal Sports Coach
135(1)
Music Teacher
136(1)
Dance Teacher
137(1)
Academic Tutoring
137(1)
Self-Defense Teacher
138(1)
Mobile Computer Trainer
138(1)
Day Camp Host
139(1)
Cooking Teacher
139(2)
Transportation Businesses
141(8)
Boat Cleaning
142(1)
Car Washing
142(1)
Pedicab Taxi/Tour Service
142(1)
Community Delivery Service
143(1)
Announcement Service
144(1)
Park Cars
144(1)
Mobile RV Wash
145(1)
Rubbish Removal
145(1)
Small-Job Moving Service
145(1)
Small Sign Installation
146(1)
Automotive Paint Touch-Up
146(1)
Bulletin Board Service
147(2)
Writing and Photography Businesses
149(8)
Community Advertising Leaflet
149(1)
Get Paid to Write
150(1)
Calligraphic Services
150(1)
Print and Electronic Newsletter Service
151(1)
Resume Service
152(1)
Produce Personalized Story Books
152(1)
Handcrafted Greeting Cards
153(1)
Family Tree Research Service
153(1)
Photography
154(1)
Pet Photography
154(1)
Portrait Photography
155(1)
Construction Photography
155(2)
Service-Related Businesses
157(16)
Get Paid to Wait
158(1)
Sewing Skills
158(1)
Personal Shopper
159(1)
Holiday and Event Decorating
159(1)
House Sitting
160(1)
Painting Houses
160(1)
Packing
161(1)
Assemble Products
161(1)
Nonmedical Home Care Services
162(1)
Glass Etching
162(1)
Temp Help Agency
163(1)
Babysitting Referral Service
164(1)
Floral Design
164(1)
Run Errands
165(1)
Conducting Garage and Estate Sales
165(1)
Cloth Diaper Service
166(1)
Greeting Card Service
166(1)
Public Opinion and Focus Group Service
167(1)
Babysitting
167(1)
New Parent Helper
167(1)
Garage and Basement Organizer
168(1)
Student Housing Service
168(1)
Install Security Peepholes
169(1)
Welcome New People to the Neighborhood
169(1)
Coin Search
170(1)
Professional Greeter
170(1)
Creating Window Displays
171(2)
Cleaning Service Businesses
173(8)
Litter Pick-Up
174(1)
Power Washing
174(1)
Laundry Service
175(1)
Washing Windows
175(1)
Residential Cleaning
176(1)
Office Cleaning
176(1)
Construction Site Clean-Up
177(1)
Graffiti Removal
177(1)
Clean Rain Gutters
178(1)
Awning Cleaning
178(1)
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
179(1)
Clean Washrooms
179(1)
Clean Blinds
180(1)
Entertainment-Related Businesses
181(6)
Organize Children's Parties
182(1)
Be a Star
182(1)
Spin Records
183(1)
Party-in-a-Box
183(1)
Party Balloons
184(1)
Entertainment Booking Service
184(1)
Rent Bounce Houses
185(1)
Romantic Catering Service
185(1)
Karaoke Host
186(1)
APPENDIX A. Business Association Resources
187(6)
U.S. Business Associations
187(2)
Canadian Business Associations
189(4)
APPENDIX B. U.S. Government Resources
193(10)
Government Agencies
193(1)
Small Business Administration (SBA) District Offices
194(4)
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
198(5)
APPENDIX C. Canadian Government Resources
203(6)
Government Agencies
203(1)
Canadian Business Service Centers (CBSCs)
204(2)
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
206(1)
Canadian Provincial Economic Development Offices
206(3)
Index 209

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