A Collection of Money Making Ideas
Dreaming up ideas that might make money is more fun than following
through on them, so I'll keep on dreaming. You are welcome to
be the entrepreneur. Take these ideas and run with them. Here
are some businesses, services and products that might make some
money for those who want to lead the way.
1. Search Dog Service
Trained dogs work for police departments and search-and-rescue
squads, but why limit them to these? People might pay to have
a dog find lost items, or track lost people that the police have
given up trying to find. Search dogs could even be used to find
lost pets. A hunter could pay for this service when he knows
the deer he shot will die, but can't find the body. Parents would
pay to search out the drugs in their kids rooms
2. Locator Phones
Give your child a cell phone with a modified GPS unit in it.
When you call the phone, it transmits the location back to you,
and even plots it on the map in your phone. You'll know if a
teenager is lying about where they are, and can also use it to
locate smaller children who are lost.
3. Locator System for the Blind
Install small transmitters at major intersections in city.
These would announce the location ("Corner of Sixth and
Munson.") on a designated frequency. Blind people buy a
receiver that fits over their ear, and push a button at any intersection
to verify where they are. Additional information could be broadcast
as well, such as what stores are nearby and in what direction.
4. Parasailing in the Desert
You've seen the parasails that are pulled behind boats, but
why not do this in open desert areas as well? Customers would
ride a parasail into the sky, pulled behind a car. Many people
would gladly pay for a ride in the sky above the desert landscape.
5. Sell Lists
Someone might pay $3 for a list of the best restaurants in
Chicago. How about a list of 20 ways to save money on insurance,
or 100 ways to lose weight? These lists would be easy to compile,
and if sold online as downloads, would cost almost nothing to
produce. A website selling simple lists at a low price might
not need to even offer refunds. It could be a very simple business.
6. Boom Boxes for Bikes
Kids sometimes ride bicycles with one hand on the handlebars
and the other holding a radio or CD player on their shoulder.
Why not a radio/CD player that mounts on the handle bars of any
bike? The bike becomes a mobile party. Sell a pop cooler that
rides on the back-rack of the bicycle as well.
By the way, I have another website which has a whole section
full of pages devoted to untested or partially tested business,
investment, and money
Of course, dreaming up these ideas is easy. Actually making
money with them involves a whole lot more effort, so good luck!
(And I'll get back to dreaming.)