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Online Classifieds

The World Wide Web is essentially one great big virtual advertising hoarding, but it's costly to purchase space, and many firms and individuals either don't want or can't afford a Web site.

However, they may wish to pay to put a small online classified advert on the web. Setting up a Web site featuring lots of small classified ads is a lucrative opportunity.

You can charge a certain rate per word, for a standard run of a week or a fortnight. All you then have to do is update the site when necessary.

As well as basic classifieds you can charge extra for boxed adverts, links to customers' own Web sites and so on. It's a good idea to charge reduced rates initially in order to get your first few customers.

To advertise the site, leave messages in the online classified adverts news groups.