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If you to start an non IM biz, what would it be?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by futuremills, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. futuremills

    futuremills Regular Member

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    like the title says, if you had to start a non IM business what would you do? I am thinking of parlaying online monies to offline business. Probably service related to were I can outsource the work. ie house cleaning, lawncare,mobile dj,wedding photographer, car washing,etc. I would make a nice website and rank it and whenever there is work i would have someone do it for me for cheap

    Which business would you choose and why?

    Have any of you done anything like this to go along with your online stuff. I feel as if this is a great way to diversify and build a business which can be sold later down the line.
     
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    A small pub/cafe.. I intend to do that some day
     
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    Strippers. <-- Seriously.
     
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  4. futuremills

    futuremills Regular Member

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    the travel stripper idea isnt bad but its a pretty sketchy industry. Late nights plus sex, drugs, and alcohol can lead to some pretty sticky situations(both good and bad:D)
     
  5. datadyne

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    I recently started my own computer repair business in September of 2011 and rank it for some local keywords. Even though my site still hasn't made it past the 5th page of Google I still make about $400/month through referrals, Facebook and friends.

    I was also approached by an American company located in Texas (I'm Canadian) that offered me a job as a technician in my city which I already was. The difference is though they find me the clients and I do the work. This company offers to pay me $50/hr for on call work.

    I'm planning on doing a FULL case study with pictures and a lot more information. Would anyone be interested in this or should I save my time?
     
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    Windmill Supreme Member

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    I'd start an oil company. :p ;)

    I'd probably look to some sort of other investment, and do that.

    Thanks to IM, there are a plethora of businesses that I could start... I actually really like the idea of computer repairs. That stuff is pretty easy, especially virus removal, but pays a tonne.
     
  8. futuremills

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    I would go on the on call work if they can supply you a good amount of work per week. If not your probably better off alone

    computer repairs is sounding good, however i would rather do it on call so i do not have to pay for a storefront
     
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  9. datadyne

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    I dont stick to one thing or another. I have a l lot of things on my plate right now. My own business of fixing computers brings me anywhere from 5-10 customers a month. Which means $250-$500/month for me. I also have no expenses since I work out of my basement. As far as jobs go I get about 10hrs/week at a local retail store where I make $10.50 an hour. And I also work as an on call IT consultant. There hours are totally random, as I am called when I am needed but I do make $40/hr.

    I am also a full time university student. :D
     
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    Where do you live? Lawn care/snow removal is an easy money maker depending on your location but competition can be stiff. Car wash is ok if you live in a climate that gets snow. House cleaning is tougher now that new construction is in the toilet. A lot of home cleaners will also do new construction cleans and charge per sq. ft.-theres money there. Trying a start up in this industry and competing with the national chains can be hard now.

    I would recommend real estate. Focus on the foreclosure market. There is a learning curve involved and it varies by state but is very profitable with less competition than the conventional market.
     
  11. futuremills

    futuremills Regular Member

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    what kind of house cleaning are you talking about. i was talking just basically like maid type work. Getting a couple of maids and having them work under me. and the only overhead should be paying them and the cleaning supplies of course.
     
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    Since I'm heavily invested in IM and already have the infrastructure, I went into offline marketing too. It's a large market that's untapped.
     
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    I think I would try more businesses than one. Make some investments (maybe with a partner) and scale the most profitable up.
     
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    I have invested on several offline real world businesses.

    One of them is commercial office cleaning.

    Cleaning never ends. regardless of the weather you have work.
    all work is on minimum 1 year contract... so you know you will have work for a year if you just do the job right.

    I bought a franchise for this.
     
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    Selling crack, at least it's as profitable as IM ;)
     
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    I'd start an OAP home, here is the U.K homes charge up to £500 per week, if you have enough room for 20+ people thats £10k+ a week minus a few staff and outgoings etc probably clear £5k a week if you owned the building outright.

    To be honest though I doubt I would ever set up an offline business, I can't really see the point when it requires so much investment and you can earn 10X more online by risking virtually nothing.
     
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    Oh, I would start my very own country-bar...beeing a devoted country music fan, that is my dream. Wouldn't get rich probably, but still...if I had the money...no doubt! ;)
     
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    I would create my own record label.
     
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    I'd absolutely love to have a thriftstore/pawn shop
     
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