Friday, February 22, 2013

Words of Comfort: Toy Swap.

If you are finding this economy tough, here’s a way to create some income. Go around your neighborhood and offer cash for old toys (every family has a pile). Keep your offers low. Clean and fix the toys and have a yard sale with a big hand-painted sign saying “Swap your old toy for a new one—for just one dollar.” Bigger or better toys would cost two dollars or more. This could save people big money at Christmas and birthdays. If it works, find a small empty store—tell the owner that you want it for a month to see if a new business will work. Offer him a very low rent saying that if it works, you will take it for longer. Use your hand-painted sign. Keep your costs very low. Call it “Toy Swap.” I started my own business doing a similar thing when I was 20, and I’ve been my own boss since (except for 3 1/2 years as a pastor). If you don’t try, you will never know. Do it. For more information check out