Calling all hobby photographers! Why not profit from your skills by starting a portrait photography service? You can work at it full-time or part-time and operate the service on a mobile basis by going to your client's home, office, or business, or from a home based studio requiring clients to come to you.
Also, you can easily increase profits by simply offering to place images on a wide variety of products including greeting cards, calendars, mugs, and T-shirts.
Photo greeting cards and calendars are especially popular. Promote the business by utilizing print media such as fliers, newspaper ads, and Yellow Pages advertisements, as well as by working with retailers who will allow you to set up a weekend portrait studio in their location on a revenue-splitting basis.
Families, schools and don't overlook potential clients at sports clubs, charity organizations, social clubs, and corporations, as most put together an annual yearbook featuring photographs of employees, members, and volunteers.