Fishing Guides and Hunting Guides Can Generate Revenue WITHOUT New Clients
The lifeblood of any business is generating income that exceeds expenses. A retail business has to sell enough products to offset their cost of goods as well as their various expenses. A service business has to book enough clients in order to pay their expenses and make a profit. However, with a service it seems the business owner is always trading time for money. But there are ways that a fishing guide or a hunting outfitter can make money without booking a new client. Here are just a few examples.
One way to turn a profit is by putting your knowledge up for sale. Consider a fishing guide for an example. A guide has to know where to look for fish at varying times of the year and what type of strategy to use in order to land quality fish. Scouting bodies of water, paying attention to the season and weather conditions all play a part in finding fish. If you could put that information down in the form of a series of videos, along with a written transcript, you could likely sell it to some of your past clients. Many of your clients would like to know how to look for fish in their local lakes and rivers and would be glad to pay for that kind of information.
Rent Out Your Space
If you have a large piece of land for your hunting operation you could consider renting out some of the area. Local archery tournaments or dog field trials would love to use a piece of prime wilderness to conduct their competition. If you have a large banquet hall or similar type of meeting area then you could contact the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, National Wild Turkey Federation or Quail Unlimited and offer your space for an upcoming banquet. This would open doors to future clients since they could see your facilities and get a firsthand feel for your location.
Use Celebrity Attractions
The great thing about hunters and anglers is their willingness to share information that will help somebody else. With the explosion in recent years of cable channels based on hunting and fishing there are a lot of new “celebrities” for the outdoor world. Many of these people would love a chance to come to your facility to promote their show or products. They might charge a fee, but at the same time most of your past clients and people from the surrounding area would pay for a chance to see some of the folks featured on weekly television. You could contact the local boat and ATV dealers and ask them to sponsor part of the event along with showcasing some of their new products. Think of it as miniature hunting and fishing expo held right at your location.
If you are a fishing guide or a hunting outfitter looking for additional ways to make money, consider some of these ideas. You could find that it is easier and just as profitable when compared to your primary means of making income.
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