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Weekend Entrepreneur : 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781932531589

ISBN10:
1932531580
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/27/2006
Publisher(s):
Entrepreneur Press

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Summary

Live the Lifestyle of Your Dreams! Are you hoping to build a better life for you and your family? Can you see yourself here? I could use some extra money to take a cool vacation or buy my kids something they really want. I dream of taking a chance on one of my own ideas and turning it into reality. I'm bored and have extra time on my hands. I'm looking for a way my whole family can work together. Imagine earning thousands more each year--all in your free time. Thousands of people have found a way to live the lifestyle of their dreams--and now you can, too. Over a hundred weekend entrepreneurs share their secrets. It's all the information you need to forge your own path to the life you deserve.

Author Biography

Michelle Anton is a television and radio producer who has worked with Oprah Winfrey and Montel Williams and currently is the executive producer of the "Dr. Laura" show.

Jennifer Sanders is an Emmy Award-winning television producer as well as a bestselling author and an entrepreneur.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Laura Schlessinger xiii
Preface xvii
Part I GETTING STARTED (AND WHY YOU SHOULD!)
CHAPTER 1 A WEEKEND ENTREPRENEUR?: What's That?
3(8)
You Could Use Some Extra Money
4(1)
You'd Love to Take a Chance on Your Ideas
5(1)
You Feel Bored and Anxious with Time on Your Hands
6(1)
You'd Like a Way that the Whole Family-Kids Too—Could Work Together
6(2)
Opportunities Abound
8(1)
Be Honest, Be Truthful
9(1)
Do You Have What It Takes to Make Your Business Work?
9(1)
Start Slowly, Start Small
10(1)
CHAPTER 2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Testing Your Market
11(10)
Who Is Your Customer? Will They Want What You Have?
12(3)
Join Up'
15(1)
Too, Too Trendy
16(1)
Ready to Read More?
17(4)
Part II GREAT IDEAS FOR WEEKEND ENTREPRENEURS
CHAPTER 3 PICK IT UP: Making Money with Your Strong Back, Hard Work, and Available Time
21(40)
Holistic Housecleaning with Allergy-Free Products
22(1)
Kids' Coach/Parent Outsourcing
23(2)
Car Detailing
25(1)
Calligraphy
26(1)
Custom Gardening
27(1)
U-Pick Herb Garden
28(1)
Weekend Markets
29(1)
Organic/Quiet Lawn Care
30(1)
"Rent a Husband"
31(1)
Personal Concierge
32(1)
Deck Refinishing
33(1)
Pet Sitter
34(2)
Mystery Shopper
36(2)
Janitorial Services
38(2)
Rain Gutter Cleaning
40(1)
Power Washer
40(1)
Window Washer
41(1)
Homeowner Referral Business
42(2)
Christmas Light Installer
44(1)
Holiday Baking Business
45(1)
Cleaning RVs
46(1)
Dog Doo Removal
47(1)
Cobweb Removal
48(1)
Graffiti Removal
49(1)
Face Painting
50(2)
Henna Painting
52(1)
Manure Sales
53(1)
Beekeeping
54(1)
Weekend Auto Lot
55(1)
House Staging
56(1)
Math Tutor
57(1)
So, Did You Find an Idea?
58(3)
CHAPTER 4 MAKE IT UP: Creating and Selling Products and Services
61(46)
Music Promotion
62(1)
Real Estate Rentals
63(2)
Custom Frames
65(1)
Manufacturer's Representative
66(2)
Women's Loungewear
68(2)
Clothing and Accessories Designer
70(1)
Mobile DJ and Event Planning
71(1)
Backpack Designer and Manufacturer
72(2)
Custom Gift Baskets
74(1)
Cigar Box Handbags
75(1)
ID Kits for Children
76(2)
Restaurant Owner
78(1)
Decorative Car Magnets
79(2)
Lavender Specialty Products
81(1)
Specialty Pantyhose
82(2)
Maternity Clothes Designer
84(1)
Cell Phone Accessories
85(1)
Foraging
86(1)
Sanitary Nailkits
87(2)
Special Occasion Sign Rentals
89(1)
Used Book Store
90(2)
Bridal Accessories
92(1)
Handmade Beeswax Candles
93(1)
Designing and Leading Custom Tours
94(1)
Product Development and Distribution
95(2)
T-Shirt and Clothing Company
97(1)
Home and Garden Parties
98(2)
Designer Aprons
100(2)
Wedding MC Services
102(1)
Club and Concert Promotion
103(1)
Let's Check Your Progress...
104(3)
CHAPTER 5 BOOT IT UP: Making Extra Money with Online Businesses and Internet Auctions
107(36)
Travel Business
108(1)
Electronic Hookup Specialist
109(1)
Virtual Assistant
110(2)
Online Community
112(1)
Memory Boxes
113(1)
Janestones
114(1)
Gourmet Coffee Cakes and More
115(2)
Online Business and Success Coaching
117(1)
eBay Trading Assistant
118(2)
Personalized Children's Books
120(1)
Pajamas Online
120(2)
E-Books and Special Reports
122(1)
Unicycle.com
123(1)
Celebrity Cosmetics
124(1)
New Media Production Company
125(1)
Gags, Gifts, and Magic Tricks
126(1)
Writing and Editing Content
127(2)
Vintage Clothing Boutique
129(1)
Niche Music Sales
129(1)
High-End Sheet Sales
130(2)
Imported Watches
132(1)
Internet and Affiliate Marketing Consultant
133(2)
Garage Sales for Online Profits
135(1)
Wedding Favors
136(3)
What Can You Start?
139(4)
CHAPTER 6 SIGN 'EM UP: Designing Seminars, Boot Camps, Events, Classes, and Other Ways to Market Knowledge and Expertise
143(22)
The Queen of Auctions
144(1)
Jess Todtfeld—The Pitch Doctor
145(1)
Teach Handyman Skills
146(1)
Concierge Consultants
147(1)
Selling Secrets
148(1)
Information Technology Seminar Training Company
149(2)
Sewing Instructor
151(2)
Online Piano Lessons
153(1)
Seminar Business
153(2)
Publisher of Journals
155(1)
Etiquette Classes
156(2)
Dispute Resolution
158(1)
Cookbook Publishing
158(3)
Public Relations and Marketing
161(1)
Therapeutic Hypnosis
162(1)
Teaching Magazine Publishing
163(2)
CHAPTER 7 STAY FLEXIBLE, STAY FAST: Adapt to Marketplace Changes and Turn on a Dime!
165(18)
Agility and Speed
167(1)
Bagging a Win-Win
168(2)
Sounds Like Success
170(3)
Morphing the Mystery
173(3)
Call to Freedom
176(1)
Cobbling Up Success
177(6)
Part III SUCCESS STRATEGIES
CHAPTER 8 REACH FOR SUCCESS: Learning Strategies that Work
183(10)
Bloggers Rule
187(2)
Protecting Your Products
189(2)
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!
191(2)
CHAPTER 9 SPREAD THE WORD: Effectively Publicizing and Marketing Your Business
193(22)
As Seen on TV!
194(2)
From Pitch to Package
196(6)
Best Times to Contact a News Station
202(1)
How to Find Out Whom to Call
202(1)
Marketing with Instant Messaging
203(5)
Marketing with Coupons
208(5)
Start Spreading the Word!
213(2)
APPENDIX SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES 215(14)
INDEX 229


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