Make Money By Spying On People
If you enjoy spying (and who does not, really?) then you can make profits just by retrieving information on competitors for small businesses. Small businesses want to know how their competitors work, and how they make their money. This information can help any small businesses work better, faster, and more efficiently in the marketplace. Most important of all, getting information on their competitors can help them make more money and gain more customers. They can get the upper hand on their competitors, and their small business competitors will not even know how they did it!
What Small Business Want to Know About Their Competitors –
- Number of Staff Members
- Wages of Staff Members
- Their Product Lines
- Where They Advertise
- Prices They Charge
- How They Market Their Business and Products
You should gather this information for the small business you are working for and put together a small report on the competitor. You can sell this vital report to a small business for £100 – £200!
How to Get Clients as a Business Detective –
You can solicit work by contacting the small businesses directly with a sales letter, flyer, business card, or other marketing methods. You could call the owner and set up a meeting to discuss what you can do for them and how they will benefit from your business detective services. Many small business owners will be willing to listen and consider your service so long as they know it could benefit their business.
You should also post flyers around town, place small business cards where you can, utilize direct mail and send something (maybe a postcard) to every small business in your area, and place advertisements in your local newspapers.
You can also advertise your services online with your own website and by placing advertisements on other websites. It would be best to not place a picture of yourself anywhere. You do not want anyone to know what you look like. Otherwise, you could spoil the entire detective business. You need to remain anonymous as a business detective to properly conduct your work. You can make quite a bit of money from this, and it can be really fun, too!.
There are numerous ways you can sell these reports, but the first way you should start is by soliciting clients yourself. You can make money as a business detective in your spare time, or full time and create your own work from home business. Well, it will be mostly working from home. You will need to phone businesses to get some information, access online reports on their finances, respond to adverts in the papers to find out how their processes work etc. As you become more experienced you will find that you can dig up more information and spend less time doing it!