The problem with some business ideas is their cost. To manufacture and market a product you have invented could cost you millions of dollars. The investment in machinery, buildings, inventory and other expenditures could bankrupt you before your first sale ever occurred.
For this reason, many prefer to run a paper business. Paper businesses do not require large investments of capital for expensive equipment, inventory, and buildings. Many paper businesses can be run from your own home.
A paper business is a business that can be operated mainly using pieces of paper, such as contracts, invoices, shipping documents, et cetera.
Here are some excellent paper businesses that you can operate.
Consultants charge large fees for their knowledge, expertise, skills, connections, experience, and other assets. This business can be operated from home with little more than standard office equipment and supplies.
Consulting is a paper business because your product is an intangible service. Your results are often summarized in a written, paper report and you use written contracts to protect your interests.
For further information and resources about consulting, visit: http://www.yenommarketinginc.com/consulting.html
A professional finder finds something needed by a business or individual for a finder's fee. The finder doesn't invest in product inventory because he's not selling it. He simply collects a fee for arranging to introduce a buyer to a seller. The finder conducts his business using contracts and other written documentation.
For further information and resources about finder's fees, visit: http://www.yenommarketinginc.com/finder.html
3. Drop Shipping
Another business (or method of business) where you don't invest in product inventory or retail space is drop shipping. When your customer buys from you, perhaps through mail, by phone, or on internet, you simply contact your supplier, who then ships it to your customer. Your paper business involves taking order, billing and collecting from your customer as well as ordering, giving shipping instructions, and paying your supplier.
For further information and resources about drop shipping, visit: http://www.yenommarketinginc.com/dropship.html
4. Affiliate Programs
With affiliate and associate programs, you collect commissions from sale of other peoples' products. Again, you have no investment in product inventory or expensive facilities.