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What's it all about?

This is a slightly unusual but nonetheless very lucrative side business to start. According to national statistics, 1 in 5 married people lose their wedding ring at least once in their lives. And the majority of the time, it is at the beach, swimming or out in the great outdoors. 

Picture the scene. Mr Smith was attending a friends garden party on a Saturday Afternoon. Upon leaving, he realised his wedding ring must have slipped off. During the afternoon, he'd been playing rounders and also took a walk around the lake of the large grounds. How on earth was he to find his ring? This is where you come in. You charge a fee for attending the location to search for the ring using your metal detector. Or, you can simply rent out your metal detector to Mr Smith for a flat daily rate. 

You can pick up a more than adequate metal detector for under £100 on Amazon capable of doing the job. 

How to set up this business:

1. Buy a metal detector such as this one. 

2. Set up a website using Wix. You can sign up free HERE.  

3. Advertise locally and online using sites such as Gumtree and Craigslist. 

4. Promote your services on Facebook and other Social Media. 

5. Tell everyone about your new business venture. 




Profitability Factor High
Difficulty Level Low
Risk Level Low
Time commitment Medium 
Prior Knowledge/Expertise None
Location Restrictions N/A 
Overall Side Gig Rating 5/5
Start up Costs: Under £100
Realistic Earnings: This will vary on the amount of clients you get and how much you promote the business. You can hire yourself out with the Metal Detector for around £150 per day or just the metal detector for around £50 per day. Not a bad little earner this one for such a small initial outlay.  
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