Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sports Business Ideas
There are several different ideas that you can start up if you love sports that will make you some money. Most of the following suggestions that I give do require some start-up costs, but if you have the means available and it's something that you love, then I say go for it.
Most of these have to do with starting up your own centers and giving people a place to go to do them.
You can start an archery range. This one doesn't necessarily have to be costly. You could set this up at your own home, if you have enough land for it. Then just advertise and get people to come and you can teach them archery.
Baseball batting cages is a fun idea. This does require some space so you can have the cages set up for people to use. You could, as a back up idea, just teach baseball somewhere where there's land. You would be the ball thrower and the other person can learn to bat.
Create a boxing center. Have a place where people can come with their gloves in hand and learn how to punch.
Set up a campground. Give people a place to go where they can stay in tents and have campfires and tell stories. This one will probably cost a bit of money because you will need to buy enough land for people to camp out on.
Canoe and Kayak rentals. If you have a passion for either of these things, you can offer rentals to others, and you can, along with that, teach them how to do it properly. They not only pay you for guiding them, but they pay you for the equipment.
Golf or ski instructing can be fun if you've got a passion for it. You can instruct others on how to golf or ski and help them get better at something they might enjoy.
Somewhat similar to this is skateboards and snowboards. Not to teach people how to ride, although you could do that too, but to design. Create unique and artistic snowboards and skateboards for people to purchase.
You can be a sports coach or referee. They both pay a little bit of money and they're usually good for parents who want to spend more time with their kids. If you son is into basketball or your daughter is into soccer, you can be their coach and help train them to succeed.
You can even develop a sports camp. Give kids a place to go during the summer where they can work on their talents and improve the way they play. You could do a different sport every week and have a creative way to bring kids in and have them learn something new.
Sports memorabilia or sportswear. With eBay and other websites, you can easily design, manufacture, and sell a variety of sports gifts for people to buy online.
Any of these will bring you in some extra money and they can all be really fun to do. Just figure out what your passion is - even if it's a specific sport and run with it. See what you can do with the talents you've got and, as always, make it fun for all!