Make Money While You Wait

Make Money While You Wait

Waiting around for the cable guy tops the list of customer grievances about cable service, according to a recent survey by TeleNav, a company that makes GPS tracking devices. But one entrepreneur, Herve Aimable, sees opportunity in frustration. He runs a service in New York called Wait For Me. It's exactly what it sounds like: He has hired and bonded five people who do nothing but wait in people's homes for the cable guy. Each four-hour block costs $250. Since 2006, Aimable has brought in $60,000 from cable-sitting. "This is a valuable service, but it's sort of a paradox, because you are getting paid for waiting," Aimable says. Well, not just waiting—these are mostly actors. Says Aimable: "They sit around, they think, and they vocalize."

Back to BWSmallBiz April/May 2008 Table of Contents

    Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    LEARN MORE