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        11-17-2012, 03:24 PM
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    Weanling
    Starting a business?

    I'm thinking about starting a horse-sale business where people would send in the info on the horse, and I would put it out there for everyone to see. It would start locally and online and I would charge a finder's fee. Any thoughts?
         
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        11-17-2012, 03:44 PM
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    Weanling
    Not to sound rude, but isn't that what many horse classified sites do? You pay a few bucks to advertise your horse. Some even offer refunds if they don't sell.
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        11-17-2012, 06:51 PM
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    Banned
    Um, unless you're actually going to have the horses on site and market them for the owners, what's the advantage over them just paying for advertising in already established publications?
         
        11-17-2012, 07:02 PM
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    Weanling
    At the moment, it's just going to be for the people I know who are trying to sell their horses :)
         
        11-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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    Banned
    That would be more of a hobby than a business. A business will not support itself on friends and family.

    Even more difficult than getting horses to list for sale would be securing a website that would have a lot of hits. You just don't set up a little website and sit back and see thousands of hits. It will take some sheckles to set up a website with the right keywords access to come up in a decent position. Google "horses for sale" and look at the results, and you will see what I mean. A website does little good if you are on the 5th or 6th page of the search results...
         
        11-17-2012, 08:06 PM
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    Weanling
    All it is at the moment, is a hobby! :)
         
        11-17-2012, 09:36 PM
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    I honestly don't see any advantage to the owners, unless you're going to be the contact person, be able to answer any and all questions about the horses, and set up appointments for buyers to meet with sellers to try out the horses in which they're interested. Honestly, most sellers have time to do all that themselves, so don't have any reason to pay someone else.

    If you're interested in making money, there has to be a need that hasn't been filled. I don't see as how this is innovative enough to be lucrative, unless you have contacts that they don't or don't have the ability to find for themselves.
         
        11-17-2012, 09:54 PM
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    Trained
    Are you talking about gathering the information and putting together a comprehensive professional listing including photographs, videos, pedigree, winnings etc and then marketing the horse on several sites for the owner?
    If you have a few contacts with several exceptional horses... You might be able to make a few bucks. That stuff takes time, especially if you have tech impaired or busy clients willing to pay.
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        11-18-2012, 01:05 PM
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    Weanling
    Yeah, Flygap. That's what I hope it will be one day, but at the moment it's a small thing :)
         

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