Strategies: A Business for Everyone
By Conrad Melancon
Do you need to make some extra money? Are you looking for a low cost business? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you!
It doesn’t matter whether you are a stay at home mom, student, entrepreneur, or just someone who is interested in keeping our environment clean – there has never been an opportunity like this in the history of our country. Cell phone recycling for profit is a fun business that also helps keep the environment clean. Also, unlike most businesses where finding customers can be a challenge, all you have to do is look around you – your customers are everywhere!
There are currently more than 210 million cell phone users in the US who upgrade their old cell phone, on the average, every 18 months. This means that more than 130 million cell phones are expected to be replaced this year! If you add that number to the more than 500 million old cell phones that are thought to currently reside in drawers and closets around America you can see there is no shortage of available product. As of the writing of this article less than 5% of these phones are collected for reuse and recycling. This means that this business has a tremendous upside – opportunity is everywhere you look!
Just think about it, if each of those cell phones retired every year have an average sale value of $10 - that’s $110 million which is just lying around gathering, not interest, but dust. In fact with every passing day those retired cell phones are losing value.
Additionally, each day about 360,000 more cell phones are added to the stockpile. That’s more than 4 each second. Before you are done reading this article another 500 cell phones will be retired.
This month we encourage everyone to download and read our e-book For Cell by Owner – The Cell Phone Recycling Guide. This resource is invaluable when determining how to make a profit recycling cell phones in your area.
Melancon is the President of He
joined the company in November
of 2004 as the Director of
Business Development and assumed
his current position in December
of last year.