Starting a home-based business with inflatables (Article from the USA)

How ordinary people can make so much money working only 8 days a month.

Looking for your own home business? A business that only needs part-time hours? We may have the answer.

There are very few business ventures which can be run on a part-time basis, but children’s entertainment, inflatable castles, slides and combos is a true part-time business. Weekends are by far the most popular time for hiring out inflatables. Are you prepared to give up 2 days a week, 8 days a month?

What kind of outlay would your venture require? Basically as much as you are willing to put in, whether you buy one inflatable product, or a number and increase your range, it is up to you. We also offer financing which will help reduce the initial outlay, and increase your path to profitable trading.

The wider the range of inflatables you have to offer, the quicker you will build up your business. All you need to do is turn up at the location, inflate the product, and after a little advice to the client, you an return in a few hours time to pack it all away.

If you are willing to put in the time, it is relatively easy to earn a high income from a small initial investment. Structure your client’s timings and you can have a number of inflatables on hire over one weekend.

Many years ago I was in full time employment, your basic 9 til 5 job. Nice salary, nice job, but no real prospects, and the harder I worked the more money the owners made. Then I decided to branch out with a “little” sideline. Party Rental.

I started to research the areas of Party Rental which were most attractive, and profitable, and I noticed that inflatables were becoming more and more popular. Then I started to notice my friends were renting them, then my kids started asking about them.

I started with a purchase of a regular castle for $1500, and began to rent it out on Saturdays and Sundays, for $100 a day. I dropped the castle off at the customer’s house, park, etc, inflated the product, and went through the dos and don’ts with the customer. This took no longer than 30mins, then I went home and returned later in the day. It was very easy.

I decide to take a “chance” and expand the business. Rather than buy a new castle outright, I took the finance option as I was unwilling to commit too much money in the short term. This was an even quicker route to profitability, and the work began to mount up, the enquiries kept coming. After a few months, I decided to take the plunge, and go full time. I left my full time employment and began to expand my inflatables business.

I took on more castles, received more enquiries, and started to take on trusted friends to help with the business. I now have in excess of 10 castles available, with income of $2000 a week, and growing. I was prepared to put the time and effort into the venture, and it is the best move I ever made – dare you take the plunge?

Are you willing to put in the time and effort?

About the author
Jay Sanders is a columnist at Jumpions Magazine covering and inflatable industry.