Monday, May 18, 2009

Homebased Business Opportunity -- publisher wanted

The Shepherd’s Journal, a 17 year old Canadian publication, is looking for a new publisher. The magazine is published 10 times a year with the summer and Christmas issues being joint issues. It has a feature article currently written by the publisher about some aspect of the sheep industry, plus several regular columns. The magazine could use a new editorial focus to make it more relevant to the industry – as it currently duplicates much of the information in its rival “Sheep Canada”. This would be a good opportunity to promote the fiber end of the industry and to talk up economic diversity and sustainability within the shepherd community.

It currently has a subscriber base of 500. There is room for improvement through marketing to a wider audience – no recent marketing has been done beyond some ads in Woolgrower’s annual catalogue. Further, very little advertising marketing has been done so there is a huge opportunity for the right person to profit from this lack. The subscription costs fully cover the cost of printing and mailing the periodical.

The web domain names www.shepherdsjournal.ca and www.shepherdsjournal.com are registered for the next 4 years but the website is not what it could be.

This opportunity would suit someone with some capital, plus writing ability, advertising and layout savvy, and web skills.

I'm posting this as a courtesy. Joybilee Farm is not affiliated with the Shepherd's Journal in any way.

Contact Bruce at 1-800-682-8885 for more information. Serious inquires only please.

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