It happened to be the time when a friend of mine wanted to buy a new car. He was not fixed on any brand or type of car and just wanted to have a look at what the market could offer to him.
He always complained about the bad descriptions and the poor quality of pictures in the advertisements. As a matter of fact he is no car expert and because of that he did not even know how certain cars should look like or in which categories they would fit.
My business idea was to look at the car advertisements in newspapers, Internet forums and on Internet sites and called the people advertising their cars. I offered them the following service for $20:
1. Make a perfect 3D picture of the car that provides a 360 degree view on the car from every angle. This would help the potential buyer to see real condition of the car and to notice every detail.
2. To publicize the advertisement on every regional website that offer car sales with the 3D picture and thus increase the chance to really sell the car.
On my first day I had 20 customers and earned $400! It is also possible to even earn more money if you go to a car market and search your customers there, but even without that I figure that $400 are not bad for the first day working on a business simple as this. After some time I had beside occasional also regular customers, mostly car dealers. Especially for them this idea was really profitable, because they just bought a car, paid 20 bucks and one day later their new car was already on every website for Internet car sales with a 3D Photo. My advantage was that I had a permanent income and I could expand my business. Right now I do not even take pictures myself, I already hired two photographers. One of is always taking photos on car markets and the other one drives to customers who hire us.
Do you know another way to make money that easy? I do not!
I only had an idea and a camera. Newspapers do not cost that much and to look at Internet sites is for free. My 3D Photos where created by an Internet site (www.3dbin.com). One picture costs me $1 for one month which is also not a huge amount of money.
As you see there are very small start-up costs for this kind of business. The most important thing is to believe in yourself and set yourself clear goals and you can built up a business just like mine.