Photographers - your usual rate is $250 for a sitting fee, 1 hour on-location shooting, and choice of 2 5x7's or 8x10 print. Deal is offered for $120. You're only going to make $60 on this deal, but you've got a brand new batch of customers, and the likelihood of them not buying more prints is pretty slim. And better yet, if they like you and are pleased with your pictures, they're back for more at full price!
You can specify travel parameters, number of people in shoot, whatever you like!
Couponing Class - your usual rate is $30 for a 2 hour class on all the ins-outs of coupons. Deal is offered at $15 and will include a coupon binder and door prizes (you can use your couponing stash - so there is no out-of-pocket expense). You're only going to make $7.50/voucher on this deal, but you'll likely have 50 people buy it - and you can offer the class at two different days/times with 25 in each class. You'll make $187.50 per class! Not bad for 2 hours of work!
Babysitting - your usual rate is $10/hour for babysitting with a minimum of 3 hours. The deal is offered for $15 for 3 hours! Someone in Charlotte needs to do this - I would totally buy it!!! :) You'll only make a measly $7.50 on this deal, but if you do a good job and the family likes you, then you'll have full-paying customers at your beck and call. If you're worried that you'll get called into all kinds of strange and bad areas, you can specify locations and even conditions (preliminary meeting required at a public location).
Personal Chef - your usual rate for on-location cooking is $35/meal for a family of 4. The deal is offered for $15/meal - with a minimum of 3 meals ($45). You'll make only $22.50, and a lot of that will be absorbed in food cost - so not a lot of money actually made. But, you do control their menu choices and food selection. If they love your food, they'll book your services at full-price! You sacrifice a few hours for the possibility of gaining lots of new clients!
There are thousands of possibilities! If you don't have a website, set up a blog! For the babysitting idea, I would certainly want to know who I'm getting to babysit. Set up a blog, upload your photo of yourself, your bio, your references, experience, and any certifications you have (First Aid, CPR, etc). Blogs are free, super easy (if I can do it, anyone can), and can do pretty much anything that a website can. Same thing with the other ideas - for the personal chef, you can upload your menu, prices, pictures of your food, etc - all on a blog!
The deal sites are a wonderful win-win scenario; 97% of merchants who have used them, want to use them again! So, even at the super discounted rates that merchants are offering their goods/services for - it's totally worth it! Give it some thought! Let your creative juices flow! Super cheap, super simple...so it's right up my alley! :)