ONE THOUSAND WAYS TO MAKE FORTUNE – CHAPTER XXIX.

MISCELLANEOUS WAYS OF MAKING FORTUNE.

Odd Ways of Making Fortune–Millions for Cents–How to Live Without Paying Rent–X-Rays and X-Bills–Fortunes in Old Iron–Newspapers, Like Wine, Increase in Price With Age–High Price for a Wig–900 per cent. Profit in Old Books–What the “Old Furniture Man” Makes–The Five-cent Millionaire–Profits of Peddlers–Why Pawnbrokers Get Rich.

The ways of making fortune are as multifarious as the variety of human business. Some males earn a fortune, some uncover it, some win it, and a few marry it. Every yr new schemes are developed for the incomes of 1’s bread. Many of them are unpromising and even startling, and but all the nice industries that to-day pour treasure into the pockets of the capitalists had been as soon as derided because the folly of unpractical dreamers. There will not be one of many thousand or extra strategies of constructing a dwelling in which there’s not the potential for a fortune. The following strategies are sufficiently out of the crushed observe to be novel to most individuals, whereas a few of them are completely new and untried:

914. THE NATIONAL ADVERTISING COMPANYForm an organization of reside, energetic, clever younger males. Ascertain the extent of circulation of a few of our literary magazines. For each subscriber and purchaser there are at the least three readers; some estimate 5. Bunch collectively the circulation of among the main periodicals, and if you find yourself positive of one million readers, start operations. Divide the nation up into sections, with a central headquarters, and let one in all a pair of your younger males work every. One member of the agency stays to regulate the workplace. The magazines ought to be these whose circulation covers the whole nation, and the ads you search to achieve shouldn’t be of a neighborhood however of a normal character. Then you’ll be able to work your discipline, promising that for thus many cents per thousand or {dollars} per million, you’ll place the ads earlier than the eyes of that variety of individuals. Have circulars headed “Millions for Cents.” The energy of numbers has a allure for most individuals, and few advertisers shall be ready to withstand your array of figures.

915. FREE RENTGet your lease free on the identical plan that some males get a constructing lot free. Take a big home, which, we are going to say, prices you $75 per thirty days. Such a home ought to have at the least twelve rooms, six of which ought to be bedrooms. These rooms ought to be readily sublet for $3 every week, which, permitting for the fractions over the even weeks in a month, precisely pays your lease. By technique of folding-beds you’ll be able to readily convert among the remaining six into sleeping rooms. If your loved ones is small, a parlor could be so used.

916. X-RAYS AND X-BILLSThe fluoroscope is a brand new factor. It is a good factor to see the bones of 1’s arms, or keys imbedded in two inches of stable wooden. You can invent many different methods of constructing the novelty attention-grabbing. People pay to see what’s novel. With correct promoting, a extremely good fluoroscope exhibition ought to internet at the least $10 an evening.

917. GOLDEN SAILSCleopatra’s barge could not have had golden sails, however when you reside alongside shore, particularly close to a summer time resort, you’ll be able to flip your sails into gold, and make the wind waft you cash by taking events for an outing on the water. You ought to get $10 for a celebration of six; $15 for a celebration of ten, and so forth. The requisites are boat, made engaging by awning and coloured cushions, fishing deal with, bait, and so forth., and a nice, obliging disposition.

918. GAME PRESERVEIf you reside far inland, you should buy at low cost charges a wild mountain or a big tract of wilderness. Around this assemble a excessive fence and inventory your buy with recreation. All this may require capital, however you will see that ample returns on your funding within the charges which you’ll cost metropolis sportsmen for a day’s sport. These hunters care little for the cash if they’ll have day’s sport. After your recreation protect turns into well-known, by means of liberal promoting, $25 a day in your funding through the season ought to be a really modest expectation.

919. THE JUNK SHOPOne of the issues most in demand to-day is iron. This is the iron age. It is displacing brick for constructing and wooden for ships. And but how a lot goes to waste! Stoves, pots, kettles, rails, equipment, wagon springs, automobile wheels, pillars, girders, and a mess of different types of this beneficial metallic go to waste. The junk store is a mine. Manufacturers can pay you fifty cents per 100 kilos. The reality will not be typically identified, however many junk sellers have grow to be wealthy.

920. OLD NEWSPAPERSNewspapers shouldn’t be bought to the ragman till they’ve been scissored, and maybe not then. In New York there’s a man who makes a enterprise of preserving newspapers. You can get nearly any copy of any paper for quite a few years again. Copies forty years outdated carry as excessive as $20 apiece. A duplicate twenty years outdated will carry $4 or $5. Copies multiple yr outdated and fewer than 5 promote from fifty cents to at least one greenback. If salable, day-after-day will increase the worth of your inventory.

921. THE BOOK STALLWhere come the books on the road stalls that promote for such marvelously low costs? From the cellars (would-be sellers) of publication homes. These are the books that won’t promote at charges worthwhile to the publishers, and are purchased up by the thousand at small charges. Many of them come from the libraries of individuals deceased, and from the bookcases of males uninterested in carting them round on this transferring age. Sold at fifteen, twenty or twenty-five cents apiece, there’s a massive revenue in these books, for they’re typically purchased at $10 per thousand–that is, a penny apiece. Profits at ten cents, 900 per cent. Bought at $50 per thousand, you’ve got nonetheless 400 per cent. Pretty truthful income certainly! Let us not despise the outdated seller in second-hand books.

922. OLD FURNITUREFurniture product of the most effective materials brings massive costs. Only barely marred, chairs and different kinds of family furnishings typically product of pricey woods, are saved away as ineffective within the attic. These might steadily be bought at very low costs, the house owners being glad to eliminate them as an incumbrance. Yet a little bit cash would make them nearly as good as new. Five {dollars} expended on a chair that initially price $50 and was repurchased in a dilapidated state for $10; it was bought by the adroit second-hand seller for $25; and the purchaser thought of it a superb cut price. The seller’s revenue was $10. Time consumed in restore, at some point and a half. The man earned $6.66-1/3 per day. Some in the identical line have completed significantly better. With competent helpers and with business in searching up outdated furnishings, these figures ought to be trebled and quadrupled.

923. PUBLIC CONVENIENCE ROOMEstablish it on some distinguished thoroughfare. It needn’t be very massive. Suppose the lease to be $25 per thirty days. Let or not it’s understood that for 5 cents you’ll furnish supplies for correspondence (pen, ink and paper), a writing desk, brushes band missing for footwear (not the companies of a bootblack), a whisk broom, a mirror, the usage of a day by day paper, a metropolis listing, a big map of the town, data on factors of curiosity regarding the issues price seeing, instructions how you can attain any a part of the town, sofas and simple chairs for resting, and the usage of a bathroom room. All for 5 cents! You ought to have at the least 200 patrons a day; receipts, $10. Besides, you would promote stationery, confectionery, cigars, magazines, and lots of different small articles in frequent use. The place might advantageously be established in reference to a restaurant. Do that among the largest fortunes have been created from simply such five-cent prices. A millionaire street-railroad magnate, being requested lately what his enterprise was, replied: “Oh! just a five-cent business–that’s all.”

924. GENERAL ADVICEHere is one thing totally new: Thousands of individuals need data, however have no idea the place to get it. Some write to the newspapers, some ask associates. It could be of nice benefit if such individuals might seek the advice of individuals who have extra time to look into their affairs than a newspaper editor, and who’re extra disinterested than associates. Let or not it’s identified that you’ll give recommendations on horse races, inside details about inventory, factors in regards to the buy of actual property, recommendation about regulation issues, solutions in regards to the investment of money, or every other data that could be required. Have readily available a inventory of dictionaries, gazetteers, directories, encyclopedias, and world books of normal data. You could cost ten cents for a easy session of 5 minutes. You can provide a substantial amount of data in 5 minutes, in case your questioner is aware of how you can ask and also you how you can reply. Fifteen cents for ten minutes, twenty-five cents for twenty minutes, thirty-five cents for an half hour, and half a greenback for an hour. This enterprise could be mixed with the Public Convenience Room within the final quantity.

925. LANGUAGE CLASSESHere is one on a brand new plan. A French instructor has stumble on the concept of mixing work and play in a novel method. The lessons type a membership, which meets as in progressive euchre. The recreation is performed after the outdated type of authors. Upon clean white playing cards are written the phrases for use in sentences on the desk. One desk has playing cards containing the names of clothes, one other of furnishings, and so forth. The gamers stay a sure size of time at every desk, after which go to the subsequent, every participant visiting each desk through the session of the membership. Afterward gentle refreshments are served by the instructor, and the themes introduced for the subsequent assembly. The thought is a taking one, and able to nice elaboration. An up-to-date instructor must have immense success with this plan.

926. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESThe enterprise alternatives marketed in a single New York paper common 25 a day, 200 on Sunday, or about 17,500 a yr. One man claims that $10,000 could be realized in two weeks by the opportune venture of $1,000 in real estate. Another provides inventory in a $10,000 mine which he’s positive will shortly be price $100,000. A 3rd provides $5,000 for the usage of $3,000 one yr in mining operations. A fourth desires a backer for a brand new energy, through which $5,000,000 shall be simply realized. Most of those “opportunities” are probably illusive, whereas many are bare-faced frauds; but among the many myriads there could also be some real possibilities for fortune-making. A shrewd man would possibly discover a bonanza on this mine of alternatives.

927. MINE OWNERSMr. Demullers, of Jefferson County, N. Y., just a few years in the past went to El Paso, Mexico, as a workman. To-day he owns essentially the most beneficial turquoise mine on the earth, and is named the “Turquoise King.” One current cargo netted him $10,000. Another man in South America is named the “Nitrate King,” and is alleged to be the richest man on the Western Continent. He additionally was as soon as a poor man.

928. CATTLE RAISERSSix years in the past Grant Gillet was a station agent in a small city in Kansas, working for a naked dwelling. He made an engagement as cattle feeder, and from that place labored himself up into treasure by shopping for and promoting cattle. He truly made half one million {dollars} in 4 years, and was often called the Millionaire Cowboy. Another man this final yr purchased Texas cattle for $432,000, and bought them for $540,000, making $108,000 in 4 months. This merely reveals what alternatives there are for shrewd males within the cattle enterprise.

929. STUMP SPEAKERSMen of oratorical capability have a possibility throughout two or three months of yearly to earn appreciable fortune in political campaigns. Both of the nice events make use of the most effective expertise, the pay relying partly upon one’s convincing logic, however primarily upon the movie star of the speaker. The lowest compensation is $5 an evening, however famous audio system have obtained $100, and much more, for one quick speech.

930. ARTISTIC HOME BUILDERSThese should not speculators, however males who’ve constructed houses for their very own occupancy, but have been induced to promote by the excessive costs provided. We know of a minimum of three individuals on this current yr who’ve made $3,000 to $5,000 every on this method.

931. CEMETERY OWNERSCemetery heaps have proved good paying property to those that know how you can handle it. Land which prices from $1,000 to $5,000 an acre is split up into parcels one rod or one-half rod sq., and bought for from $100 to $500 a plot. Mr. Th. E. Tinsley turned a millionaire by means of graveyard operations in Texas.

932. GLASS BALL SHOOTERSThe names of Carver and Bogardus have grow to be continental by motive of their ability in hitting glass balls shot out of a lure. There is hardly any sort of sport extra thrilling, and there’s all the time a big class who will patronize a rifle contest. These males pocketed fortunes by the exhibition of their ability.

933. ENTERTAINMENT BUREAUSA Lecture Bureau in Brooklyn has the names of over 500 individuals, embracing every kind of expertise, booked to curiosity and amuse its patrons. The supervisor, by having a number of engagements on each evening of the week, and charging 5 per cent. of income, is rising wealthy. There is room for a bureau of this type in each massive metropolis.

934. ICE-CREAM MANUFACTURERSTen million quarts of ice-cream are yearly bought in New York, 65,000 quarts a day being the typical consumption in heat climate. “It is nothing,” says a distinguished maker, “for a great establishment to dispose of 35,000 quarts in one day.” An thought of the fortune in the business could also be fashioned from the truth that the worth of the annual output is about $3,500,000, of which absolutely one-third is revenue.

935. GOLD HUNTERSF. E. Simmons, of Montana, went to the Klondike lower than a yr in the past. He suffered each hardship and practically misplaced his life on the journey, however he returned with half one million {dollars}. There are just a few prizes there, as in all mining districts, however the majority of gold hunters don’t succeed. Yet Mr. J. Partridge, a mining skilled, who has totally examined the area, says the treasure of the Klondike is inexhaustible, and he predicts that $30,000,000 shall be taken out subsequent yr.

936. ASPHALT COMPANIESHere is an instance of the big income made by these firms. In one metropolis the mayor, suspecting the costs had been exorbitant, pressured them to a decrease scale, when the corporate truly agreed to do for $1.50 per yard what that they had hitherto obtained $2.25 for laying. This final was a dwelling revenue, however the income over and above a good compensation had been seventy-five cents per sq. yard. This is the way contractors for the government get rich.

937. HORSE JOCKEYSSmall males weighing not over 100 kilos have a possibility to earn fortune by using horses on the race observe. As the race typically relies upon upon the judgment, ability, and steadiness of the rider, the proprietor desires the qualities of a person within the physique of a boy. Jockeys obtain on totally different tracks from $10 to $25 for his or her day’s work, however riders of winners typically obtain presents of $10 and much more. Tod Sloan, a rider for the Dwyers, it’s mentioned, obtained $1,000 for a visit to the English Derby.

938. WIG MAKINGIn a big metropolis the place there are a number of theaters, you are able to do enterprise in wigmaking. The commerce is well realized, and the products will command costs various from the mustache of fifty cents to the court docket wig for which you need to obtain $7 or $8. A location close to a big theater is fascinating. Actors are very fastidious about their make-up, and keen to pay good costs. It is alleged that Edwin Forrest as soon as paid $300 for a placing wig.

939. BOOK REPAIRINGAlmost everyone has books which can be out of order, and but, unusual to say, now we have by no means heard of anybody making a enterprise of repairing books. For your outfit you want a number of sheets of paper of various sizes and thickness, just a few strips of leather-based, some stout items of material, a bottle of glue, a penknife, and a pair of scissors. These could be carried in a small hand bag. Practice by yourself and your mates’ books earlier than placing out.

940. THE HOUSEHOLD PACKSelect twenty-five articles most wanted in a family. They ought to be compact, in order to go in a small field or bag. They ought to be things like cleaning soap, starch, shoe blacking, shoe polish, range blacking, cement, mucilage, matches, bluing, yeast muffins, baking powders, and so forth. These are articles in fixed demand and consumption. They could be bought from door to door, largely amongst individuals of restricted means, and if bought low cost there’s revenue, as a result of they’re articles which each and every one desires, and lots of gross sales, even when the income are small, imply massive outcomes. There are many peddlers who’re foreigners, and having made a competence, return to their very own nation to take pleasure in it.

941. PAWNBROKERS’ PROFITSThe pawnbrokers’ enterprise has been largely given as much as the Jews, however there is no such thing as a good motive why it ought to be. Pawnbrokers make immense income. The quantity of the mortgage will not be above one-third the worth of the article. The items are steadily not redeemed. Then there are the pawnbrokers’ gross sales, at which the articles command at the least one-half their worth. The pawnbroker will get ten per cent. or extra on cash loaned, and if the products are bought he will get the distinction between one-third and one-half values; that’s, if an article be price $100, the mortgage is $33.33-1/3. The quantity realized on the sale is $50. Pawnbrokers’ income, $16.66-2/3. This is the explanation most pawnbrokers get wealthy.