I am moving from this small town of Belleville, Ontario Canada back to the big city of Toronto where I grew up. Since I am not able to go into the city to look for an apartment due to some commitments I have here for the next 6 weeks I have had to implore some assistance from friends and family, who are themselves busy, to help me locate somewhere for me to dwell when I return.
I am most likely going to be on someone’s couch for a week because I can’t find someone who can free up the time to assist me. I came across this article and I realized that I am not the only one out there that may be able to use this kind of service.
I have been talking so far to members who have already decided on and set up a home business so far, but I would like to throw in the occasional article like this one for our new readers who may still be undecided upon the right business idea for themselves.
I don’t know if there are any Relocation Consultants in the city of Toronto that I can enlist into my services but I will now be on the hunt for one thanks to this article.
Home Business Start up–Relocation Consultant
Copyright 2005 Shawn Price
The Relocation Consultant Home Business
• Start-up Investment: $300-$700 (advertising costs)
• Break-even time Two weeks to one year
• Estimate of Annual Revenue and Profit: $15,000-$25,000
Part time $40,000-$50,000 Full Time
Who needs a Relocation Consultant?
• a single parent who has a demanding job with working
hours that directly conflict with apartment or home rental
research, would find the services useful.
• Workers who have been replaced or who are going to
• People who are returning to work from an extended stay
away, due to an injury or illness.
• Companies who are expanding or relocating.
• Companies who have traveling employees.
• People living in heavily populated cities.
What does a Relocation Consultant do?
A Relocation Consultant’s duties consists of locating
neighborhoods, apartment and home dwellings, childcare
services, religious organizations and selecting a moving
company for individuals, families, and employees for
More specifically, as companies continue to downsize and or
relocate, there’s a growing need for the services provided
by a Relocation Consultant.
Often, companies contract with Relocation Consultants so
that the consultant’s services are readily accessible in
the event that an employee or numerous employees are
The Relocation Consultant will match an employer or an
employees’, living requirements and requests as closely as
Additionally, a Relocation Consultant’s services are
solicited for individual’s who are relocating for reasons
other than employment.
Many individual’s seek the services of a Relocation
Consultant due to time restrictions which prevent them from
locating desired living arrangements.
Getting started in the Relocation Consultant Business
• Advertising your Business
Run Classified ads and 1-2 inch ads in newspapers and
magazines in both the Metro areas as well as suburban
areas. Good examples are Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New
Internet Classifieds work well also.
Consider leaving brochures at various Hotels and Motels.
• Tips for running a Successful Relocation Business
One of the keys to success in this business is your ability
to network with others around the country.
Successful Networking will provide you with the ability to
thoroughly examine an area prior to running advertisements.
So…it’s important to develop business relations the
country. Of course, the internet and email provide the
perfect vehicle for this type of relationship building.
Understand that your learning curve NEVER ENDS. You will
need to regularly develop your business skills.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that “a good product
“Consumers buy you” is what I used to teach to my
I’ve listed on my site, a few Home Business Courses to
get you off to a good start.
Don’t stop there. Continue to research and develop skill.
For example, I dedicate at least 5 hours weekly toward
increasing my personal business building techniques.
• Visit the Relocation Council.
This Organization has been in operation for a number of
years. They have a Newsletter and other training
materials to help you to develop your skills.
On their site, you’ll notice that there is an option to
become Certified. In the event that you decide that you
want to expand your part time business into a full time
career, having employees…you can prepare for your
certification with the Relocation Council also.
erc.org 1-202 – 857- 0857
Note: When you are ready to begin larger ad campaigns,
visit, Standard Rate and Data srds.com SRDS has a
database of media rates for at least 100,000 publications.
The Relocation Consultant Work At Home Business is a very
inexpensive Business to start. It’s fairly straight forward
and it has the potential to create a full time income while
working part time. This one is Really worth considering.
• If you decide that this is the Work from Home business
opportunity for you, continue reading our Ezine for
continued Home Business Start-Up’s since there will be
ideas and information in each issue that you can tweak a
little to benefit you within your Business of Choice.
To eliminate some trial and error, in our Ezine, also
provide you with ongoing Small Business support…deals on
business tools, marketing research information, and more.
• You will need to create a Business Plan if you are
serious about creating a profitable Home Based Business.
I found a good Business Plan workbook that you will find
quite useful. Writing Business Plans can be frustrating…
I won’t lie. Thus Using a workbook and/or software is by
far the popular choice for those who don’t want to pay
$700-$1,500 to have one professionally prepared.
• Ensure that you take your business to the internet.
I’ve evaluated a few web hosting Companies and I’ve listed
their advantages as well as their disadvantages. You’ll
also find discount computer hardware locations.
You may find that marketing your business using RSS is an
unthinkable opportunity to overlook. You’re right. I’ve
listed free RSS readers and software that you can use
To get your feeds up and going WITHOUT the need of
studying all the techie stuff. Just visit our Resource
If you have not read AND STUDIED, the World’s Famous,
“Think And Grow Rich”, you can receive it Free:
This is a must read. Creating a proper mind-set is
critical. In addition to your studying your business, you
will need to develop a mind for business.
Wealth is NOT about Money. Download it And see for
Bridging the GAP between Opportunity and Success,
Shawn Price, Author of OwnABizToday’s Ezine, due to her
son’s severe medical needs was forced to leave the job
market and enter into the world of self employment.
Experience has taught Shawn that one can NEVER predict
future circumstances and thus one should if at all possible
, become financially independent.
In an effort to lead people toward self employment, Shawn
and her partners, regularly evaluate home business start
up’s as well as small business resources and tools.
Bridging the GAP between Opportunity and Success