Kite Building and Sales

Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? Yes

Starting part-time from your home you can manufacture 'one of a kind' kites and sell the kites locally through retail accounts, kiosks, mail order and the internet. The investment needed to put this business in action is less than $500, and the operating overheads are virtually nonexistent. On a recent vacation to Cannon Beach, Oregon, I was amazed to find a retail store that specialized only in kite sales. For the hour or so that I was there browsing around at least 15 to 20 people walked through the door and many left with a purchase. To get started you can buy some sample kites to find out what material is used to manufacture the kites and how they are constructed. The store I visited even had 'how to build kites' books, videos and kits. A great promotional idea for the business may be to have a 'try before you buy' kite sale. Simply advertise the event in local newspapers and let potential customers try out the kites before they purchase one. You can hold this event in a local park or at the beach. One thing is for sure it will not take long before a crowd assembles to see what is going on.

Kite Building and Sales Ideas

Pinata Sales

Add an element of fun and color to people's celebrations with pinatas.

Children's Party Service

Pros at making children laugh and play wanted for this startup idea.

Camps For Children

If you love kids, running a children's camp could be as sweet as as toasted marshmallow.

More from Business Ideas

Business Ideas

87 Service Business Ideas to Start Today

Get started in this growing industry, with options that range from IT consulting to childcare.

Side Hustle

3 Secrets to Starting a Small Business Side Hustle That Gives Your Day Job a Run for Its Money, According to People Who Did Just That — and Made Millions

Almost anyone can start a side hustle — but only those ready to level up can use it to out-earn their 9-5s.

Side Hustle

He Started a Salty Backyard Side Hustle That Out-Earned His Full-Time Job and Now Makes Over $1 Million a Year: 'Take the Leap'

In 2011, Kyle Needham turned his passion for oysters into a business that saw consistent monthly revenue "right away."