Business At A Glance
- Startup Costs: Under $2,000
- Home Based: Can be operated from home.
- Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
- Franchises Available? No
- Online Operation? No
Take flier delivery to the next level bystarting a community bulletin board service. The concept is verystraightforward. In exchange for a flat monthly fee, you postpromotional fliers for retailers, professionals, and service providerson bulletin boards throughout the local trading area.
Communitybulletin boards are typically found in supermarkets, schools,laundries, libraries, gas stations, community centers and fitnessclubs. Most, however, have a policy of removing fliers after a week sothat boards do not get overcrowded, and to allow space for new fliersto be posted.
Even though most small business owners realize thatposting fliers on community bulletin boards is a fast, frugal andeffective way to advertise their products and services, most miss outon the opportunity because they do not have the time to drive aroundtown posting them. Like hand-delivering fliers to homes and businesses,this service can also be very profitable because you have the potentialto post fliers for more than one client at a time.
Charging clients $20(not including the cost of the fliers) per week to post fliers on 50bulletin boards may not be worthwhile, but a mere 50 clients will earnyou $52,000 a year. And, at 40 cents per flier posted, with thepotential for thousands of people stopping to read it, you will findlittle resistance in selling this service to small business owners.