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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Seasonal Caretaking

Estimated startup costs: $200-$500
Estimated first-year revenue: $25,000-$50,000
The growth in the number of vacation and seasonal homes was a major factor in the explosion of home building over the last two decades. Although the U.S. Census Bureau will not release figures for the last nine years until they have tallied the results of the upcoming 2010 census, the estimate is that there are more than 4,000,000 vacation homes in the United States today. Half a dozen states have a higher percentage of those homes, with Florida, Arizona, Maine, and Delaware leading the pack.
If you live in a resort area, like Park City, Utah, or southern Florida, starting a seasonal caretaking business will give you opportunities to profit ...

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