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GordonJ February 26, 2022 10:21 AM

10 home based business which have been around 15+ years.
 
I don't know if Dien has covered these in his newsletters, but these are REAL people, working from a home based business, with over two decades of continued success. No insider details, just an AWARENESS OF type thing to get you to think about all of these.

I'll cover 5 today.

The small sign LAMINATOR. I've discussed this before, one woman, in her basement, albeit the biz has pretty much taken over her basement, works a few hours a day LAMINATING signs used in stores. She has added printing over the years and works with local printers too, but her bread and butter, for three decades has been laminating signs.

In the past I have mentioned the laminating possibilities, including HOTSHEETS and White Boards.

Two. The PLOTTER. He started small, doing blueprints in his friends print shop and invested in a plotter. He has branched out, but kept it small enough to work out of his backyard shop. He is the go to guy for FAST NEED blueprints, and large scale layouts, he built his business by being ready to work at a moment's notice.

Three. The spiral binder MASTER. 25 years ago I had two huge machines in my basement, maybe Dien remembers them. Foot press hole puncher, and foot press spiral binder. Many of my early mail order reports were done on these machines including the original Chattel Report.

One person, has been steadily making COOKBOOKS, and the bread and butter of the business, FAMILY KEEPSAKES.

Four. Wood burner. This requires artistry, which I do not have. But for a long long time this local guy has been creating one of a kind wood burned signs and all sorts of wood burnt items, including jewelry. He specializes in an ornate calligraphy, and his work is beautiful.

Five. The dictation queen. About to retire, but has built a lucrative career on FAST TURN AROUND dictation services, well, she does type some incredible 200+ words a minute, and can often complete a project in near real time. I know there are several services online, Dien and I have both explored and tested them all (so far) and none of them compare to a pro, albeit, a very dying art. I've used Dragon for over a decade, and as trained as it is, it still can't get the job done and she is well worth her money.

Those are five, maybe all will disappear, but I think at least 4 of them will be passed down, sold off to others who want a steady income stream.

Five more to come.

I love watching plotters and big print machines work, so much can be done with them. So much opportunity for those who look.

Gordon

Also, I don't see a time when I will hang my NFT's on the wall, but it does have a lot of posters and other large print items.

Anna1951 February 28, 2022 07:59 AM

Re: 10 home based business which have been around 15+ years.
 
This is a great plan and approach you are taking with these home based businesses. What about the other five? When would you like to cover them?

On the other hand are you treating NFT as anything serious? The very thought of buying a jpg is something I can't comprehed.



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Dien Rice March 1, 2022 01:02 AM

Cheap to start... Fast to start... Then profit...
 
Hi Gordon,

These are truly awesome ideas... Which are inexpensive to start, and also FAST to start too...

I've thought about doing the laminating thing myself (but didn't get around to it)... It's a great way of turning a sheet of paper into a physical product. It could be sold online, and posted or shipped to the customer...

Cheap to start... Fast to start... Then profit... :)

Best wishes,

Dien

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordonJ (Post 42727)
I don't know if Dien has covered these in his newsletters, but these are REAL people, working from a home based business, with over two decades of continued success. No insider details, just an AWARENESS OF type thing to get you to think about all of these.

I'll cover 5 today.

The small sign LAMINATOR. I've discussed this before, one woman, in her basement, albeit the biz has pretty much taken over her basement, works a few hours a day LAMINATING signs used in stores. She has added printing over the years and works with local printers too, but her bread and butter, for three decades has been laminating signs.

In the past I have mentioned the laminating possibilities, including HOTSHEETS and White Boards.

Two. The PLOTTER. He started small, doing blueprints in his friends print shop and invested in a plotter. He has branched out, but kept it small enough to work out of his backyard shop. He is the go to guy for FAST NEED blueprints, and large scale layouts, he built his business by being ready to work at a moment's notice.

Three. The spiral binder MASTER. 25 years ago I had two huge machines in my basement, maybe Dien remembers them. Foot press hole puncher, and foot press spiral binder. Many of my early mail order reports were done on these machines including the original Chattel Report.

One person, has been steadily making COOKBOOKS, and the bread and butter of the business, FAMILY KEEPSAKES.

Four. Wood burner. This requires artistry, which I do not have. But for a long long time this local guy has been creating one of a kind wood burned signs and all sorts of wood burnt items, including jewelry. He specializes in an ornate calligraphy, and his work is beautiful.

Five. The dictation queen. About to retire, but has built a lucrative career on FAST TURN AROUND dictation services, well, she does type some incredible 200+ words a minute, and can often complete a project in near real time. I know there are several services online, Dien and I have both explored and tested them all (so far) and none of them compare to a pro, albeit, a very dying art. I've used Dragon for over a decade, and as trained as it is, it still can't get the job done and she is well worth her money.

Those are five, maybe all will disappear, but I think at least 4 of them will be passed down, sold off to others who want a steady income stream.

Five more to come.

I love watching plotters and big print machines work, so much can be done with them. So much opportunity for those who look.

Gordon

Also, I don't see a time when I will hang my NFT's on the wall, but it does have a lot of posters and other large print items.


GordonJ March 1, 2022 08:07 AM

Pocket Gurus, Study Guides, Cheatsheets...
 
One of these days.

Unlikely. But, I do have several at the ready.

So Dien, a little research and you have some more ideas for your newsletters.

COPY WRITING HOTSHEETS. I have laminated five pieces of paper. The first is PI, the ol preoccupational interrupter, the headline, preheadline, subhead, opening salvo. Another is the POP, which is #1 when trying to write to influence.

The writer on the left, the TARGET on the right, with all the details filled in.

Then the OFFER sheet, it deserves its own sheet.

PAGE 4 has the KEY emotional words to use for the particular PI.

And page 5 are facts, dimensions, features and reasons why.

The main reason I haven't published it, laziness.

The group has seen my one page Pocket Pro series, having offered the DIRECT PERSUASION for free. It is the one I carry daily, not laminated, but could be.

My TARP, Think And Reach Par Golf tips, on 4 by 6 cards, laminated, with a "shower" ring to attach to golf bag. A pro on the course at your service.

Nursing STUDY GUIDES are an evergreen best seller.

And here is an idea, a personalized deck of cards, these can be made from pics and family ideas.

Wallet size business cards, laminated, can work and a laminated magnet for the fridge is still out there too.

The fun thing with laminators, there are so many choices, and even little self sealing packs, which allow for a lot of fun testing.

Get laminated, get profits.

Gordon

Also, for some IDEAS, Google study guides laminated, images, and see a plethora of l a m i n a t e d ideas, any one which could be an income stream.

AND, I once created cards of the BIRD HOUSE CARTOONS from 7 Steps to Freedom II, as a sort of a how to Graphic/Comic of the remote direct marketing business.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dien Rice (Post 42729)
Hi Gordon,

These are truly awesome ideas... Which are inexpensive to start, and also FAST to start too...

I've thought about doing the laminating thing myself (but didn't get around to it)... It's a great way of turning a sheet of paper into a physical product. It could be sold online, and posted or shipped to the customer...

Cheap to start... Fast to start... Then profit... :)

Best wishes,

Dien



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