As America has transitioned into a full service economy as opposed to a production economy, we have gotten lazy; and being lazy costs money! I was watching a show this weekend that showed three entrepreneurs who are becoming wealthy because of lazy consumers.

Healthy meals made from organic ingredients…


The first one was a chef who created healthy meals made from fresh organic ingredients and delivered them to people’s homes. You may be asking yourself what is wrong with this service. Organic is another word for expensive. The average price was $20.00 per dinner. Multiply that by four people, once a week and you have a $320.00 monthly expenditure. That is two weeks worth of groceries. The dinner that was shown in this episode was chicken wrapped in prosciutto, grilled asparagus, and roasted potatoes. It is clear you are paying for the convenience as this dinner could definitely be put together for much less.


Professional childproofing service…


The second was a handyman who assisted in childproofing your home. His average prices were between $500 and $1,000 depending on the size of the home and the degree of safety. This guy put up gates, locked cabinets, hid cords, and put caps in the outlets…that’s it! Anyone of us could accomplish this in a day or two! Why pay someone to do this? Little projects like these are a great opportunity to spend time with your spouse and give you a sense of accomplishment.


Someone to come in and clean up after Fido…


The third was the owner and operator of Pooper Scooper. People paid him anywhere from $50 - $100 a month to come in once or twice a week and pick up their pet droppings. You can easily grab a shovel and a bag and pick it up yourself; after all, it is part of owning a pet.


Take this a step further, if you are reading this blog chances are you are having some sort of financial difficulty. Some of you reading this could already be enrolled in a debt relief plan, either through CareOne or another provider, or you came across this site because you are looking for help.


Why not turn these ideas into money for yourself? If people pay for it, why not offer these services in your area?

Rob Taylor   

Rob Taylor is a contributing author for A Straight Talk on Debt. Rob tells it like it is when it comes to the latest debt industry news and shares his advice on personal finance.