Art Connections from the book A Lifetime of Homework

Listed here are many examples of how art was used to earn money.

Page 251… A type of 3d image art that could be used in advertising

Page 200… A type of art that is in the shape of your name.

page 152… Business was so brisk that H.H. hired 6 salesmen.

Page 216… Engraving idea worth looking at.

Page 237… Library of Paintings

Page 230… A novelty about Mars could creates sales on ebay.

A type of sketch that every homeowner would be interested.

TA…

 

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Converting wicker

An unusual converting business is the wicker furniture venture. Here one imports wicker pieces from Guatemala (Contact Guatemalan Embassy for sources of supply) and then apply upholstery in the form of pillows..and you have pieces that look a lot better. So much better that they now take on price tags of $300 to $7001! Continue reading

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Won’t tell

 Y.H. operates his shop with great profits by conducting sales each day of the week. But he doesn’t tell his prospects and customers what it is. They have to visit his place to find out. It is something different each day. Handwritten ads, placed in newspapers, tells the reader that he has a secret..something that is offered on that day at a big cash discount. “You’ll have to come into the store to see what it is..I won’t tell”…says the ad. E.B in Florida, was moving to new QUARTERS. Continue reading

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Jumping from $85,000 to $250,000

 The store down the street may only make &85,000 a year, if they are very, very lucky. But the store that takes on a “personality”..that does things differently..is going to jump that net to about $250,000! That’s a quarter of a million dollars, which is really something for a small business. N.F. did it with his wall covering shop in a western community. He was doing fairly well, with an $85,000 net, but in just one year he as clearing $250,000! He did it by starting a “Do-it-yourself’ class for his prospective customers. Continue reading

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Diploma service – part 2

 As TV shows are made 15 to 25 weeks in advance of showing..and as movies are made 3 to 6 months in advance of release…you can have theses on the market in time for the actual viewing. You’ll be selling patterns for unusual clothing being viewed at the moment by millions and millions of women! You could sell the patterns by mail or you could place them in the leading sewing machine shops and fabric stores throughout the country. Continue reading

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Diploma service – part 1

If you want to create a line of saleable pictures, plaques, posters, consider the old patent medicine ads that are found in very old newspapers and magazines. Or you can secure the reprints of the Sears catalogs and find a lot of them therein. Such ads are very humorous and quaint. If one reproduced them, gave them a coating of clear lacquer, had them nicely framed and glassed, I can imagine the prices they would command. In fact I already know of one lady who is doing just that. Continue reading

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Selling a subscription to samples or cataloges – part 2

The names of these potential customers would eventually be sent to the overseas firms. There are many way to work this. Because we are writing about a lot of overseas products and services in our two books and in our monthly communiqués our readers should know how to uncover some of these new products THEMSELVES. Many a business can be started by a little fellow, using a brand new novelty form abroad. Continue reading

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Andy Griffith in the book A Lifetime of Homework!!

You just HAVE to check this article!! You will not regret it!!

I can remember staying at the Mammoth Inn at Mammoth Lake, a ski resort, 9,000 feet high in the California mountains … one summer … watching “Nevada Smith” being shot with Brian Keith, Karl Malden and Steve McQueen. Even as a “writer” I had a hard time getting out on some of their location shots, away from the Inn. Continue reading

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Selling a subscription to samples or cataloges – part 1

One of the ideas I have covered is the service that sells foreign catalogs. This man would send a package of foreign catalogs to his customers for a nice fee. He made arrangements with firms in Japan, Germany, Hong Kong and other countries. They would send him wholesale quantities of their large, colorful catalogs, these would be wholesale catalogs, there could be some retail catologs. Continue reading

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Miniature bookcases 7 ego bookcases

Here is an idea that could make one of my readers rich and perhaps lead him on the road to early retirement. I am writing about the paperback market. It is a big one today. The 25c paperback of yesteryear is no longer with us. Now one pay $1.98 and more for the average paperback…and there are hundreds and hundreds of them pouring out of the publishers every month. Hard cover books are issued more for the prestige, because very few buy the higher price $8 copies. Continue reading

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