Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? Yes
Barter and swap publications have becomevery popular in the past decade, as people seek more creative ways toget rid of items they do not want or need, and trade for useful itemsthey’d like to have. Herein lies an outstanding opportunity to start acommunity barter and swap publication.
The publication can be publishedon a bimonthly or monthly basis, and in addition to featuring thousandsof barter and trade classified ads, the paper could also featurepuzzles, games and facts on local history or trivia. Revenue can begenerated in three ways: Distribute the paper for free and charge forthe barter or swap advertisement; give the barter and swapadvertisements away for free and charge for the paper; do not chargefor the paper or the ads and sell display advertising space to localmerchants.