Item description for 202 Things You Can Make and Sell for Big Profits (202 Things You Can Make & Sell for Big Profits) by James Stephenson...
The New Encyclopedias for Supplemental Income
Filled with 202 proven money-making opportunities, each book in this popular series outlines a multitude of ways you can supplement your income.
The internet has expanded the market for homemade goods to a global marketplace. This book offers 202 products that you can easily make or sell for a profit across the street or across the world, with step-by-step instructions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2005
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
ISBN 1932531696 ISBN13 9781932531695
Availability 0 units.
More About James Stephenson
James "Spike" Stephenson is a retired senior Foreign Service officer with twenty-eight years??? experience in rebuilding states at war or recovering from war. He was USAID mission director in Lebanon and in Serbia and Montenegro prior to assuming the position in Iraq. He also served in Egypt, Grenada, and El Salvador. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Stephenson is a recognized expert on post-conflict transition, civilian-military cooperation, and counterinsurgency. Currently he is a senior adviser for security and development at Creative Associates International, Inc. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about 202 Things You Can Make and Sell for Big Profits (202 Things You Can Make & Sell for Big Profits)?
A Good Idea Book to use as a Starting Point Nov 16, 2005
This book is really divided into two big parts.
The first seventy pages or so is pretty general in nature and talks about things like setting up a company, financing, employees, where to put it, accounting and taxes. These are things that every business has to do and you'll have to do most of it. I only have two comments about this section. On page 12 he talks about selecting the company name and checking to see that the name is clear. Then way back on page 50 he talks about getting a domain name for your web site. That's backwards. Get the domain name first. This day and age you need a web site even if you're just putting up your name and phone number.
After, in the second and larger part of the book he lists the 202 things (I didn't count them, I presume someone did and that there are really 202). I'd suggest that you view this kind of like a brainstorming session. You probably won't want to do any of these 202 things, but if you can take idea number 72 and combine it with idea 186, and modify the result to suit your own needs, you may well indeed come up with something you can use to create a business.
One point to remember, labor rates are very cheap overseas. You may not want to do the actual manufacturing yourself unless you can provide some art or personalized service that someone in China can't do.
Great Place to Begin Oct 29, 2005
I liked this booked a lot. As a stay at home parent it gives me just the type of information I need to start an easy business, while working at home. Lots of ideas about products to make. Lots of ideas about how to sell the products you make. My only negative point is it didn't go into enough detail about how to build a web site, but overall the book provides excellent information.