Photo Shoot for a Franchise Owner

The other day I was out at a Subway location taking some photos for the owner. See that photo to the left, isn’t it beautiful! I love doing evening photography. It really captures the moment!

Anyhow, I have something different in store today. As this is somewhat my personal blog about photography I figured I’d write about something else today. While I was at the subway store I got talking to the owner about franchising and found out that a Subway location costs a lot to start up. But he gave me a little information about cheaper franchises that can be started with as little as $10,000. So I put all the information together below that I researched in case anyone reading my blow was interested also!

Individuals looking to invest in entrepreneurship are usually interested in reaping the benefits that accrue to entrepreneurs as a result of owning a business – independence, reasonable profits, and the freedom to do what one wants. However, the uncertainties that surround the business world make entrepreneurship seem not very lucrative. Reason being, one can quickly lose all his money in a bad investment. Franchising offers a way out for individuals who feel overwhelmed by the thought of venturing into business.

How Franchising Works

With franchising, individuals get the best of both worlds. Since franchising offers individuals access to a system that has been tried and tested, even the ?greenest’ of entrepreneurs have an increased chance of realising success. Basically, the franchisor, who is also the owner of an already established business, allows an individual(s), who is interested in investing in a venture that has a similar orientation to his. To operate under his business’ name, in exchange for a reasonable fee.

The franchising fee is dependent on some factors, for instance, the expected profit margins, the number of services afforded to the franchisee, and the type of business. The following are some of the franchises opportunities under $10k available in the U.S market today.

Speaking Roses

Speaking Roses is a global company that operates at a level that is unrivalled. The company has a unique technology that allows its staff to print on roses. This type of franchise is ideal because it is one of a kind and has a limitless potential to grow. In addition to the flexibility of being operated from home, a kiosk, a store, or even online. Franchisees benefit from some perks: world-class support and training, a proven system of business operation, a high-quality website, and a huge market to enable one to satisfy the needs of his customers.

Speaking Roses is a brand that has earned a good reputation in the global market space. Famous Media platforms such as CNN, Forbes, Miss America, the Wall Street Journal and many others platforms have recognised the brand. The franchise fee for this unique business is $7,999.

The BBQ Cleaner

The BBQ Cleaner is a venture where one can truly satisfy the needs of his clientele: transforming even the dirtiest BBQ grills to sparkling clean. Over the past few years – since 1994 – the BBO Cleaner has expanded its business to over 265 locations around the globe. Also, the fact that the materials used are biodegradable, eco-friendly, non-toxic, and friendly to the environment is even more amazing. When combined with a tried and tested system, the before-mentioned become a real recipe for success.

After joining the BBQ grill cleaning service, a franchisee is guided through the entire process of starting his business, through mentorship and training. The BBQ service is one of a kind: when a franchisee’s clientele discover how well he offers his services, they will use the services repeatedly. The franchise fee for this lucrative business opportunity is $8,000.

Superglass Windshield Repair

People who own cars spend significant sums of money replacing their windshields. The Superglass Windshield Repair company specialises in offering a solution to the predicament mentioned beforehand: repairs. Sometimes all a windshield requires is repairing, and not replacing. Superglass has built a reputable history since 1992 for high-quality glass repair services and products. The client base for this type of business is the Rent-A-Car companies, Commercial Fleets, Auto dealerships, Individual motorists, and Insurance Companies. Depending on the kind of client and number, market segments vary from $20 to $100 per vehicle.

Superglass Windshield Repair furnishes its franchisees with information on relevant business information such as the type of tools needed, how to approach the market, and how to repair damaged glass flawlessly. The franchise fee for this sort of business is $9,900.

To Sum it Up

Venturing into the entrepreneurial world can be quite intimidating. If one does not have adequate information, skills, or even the tools required to offer quality services, becoming successful in business may seem far-fetched. With franchising. However, realizing success in business is made more practical. The franchisor furnishes the startup exec with all the information, tools, and mentorship he requires to become successful. The above discussion reveals how the entire process works and shows some of the most lucrative franchises under $10k.

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How My Clients Find the Products – Worldwide Brands!

Finding a wholesaler who will furnish one’s business with the highest quality products at the most convenient prices is a somewhat perplexing endeavor. In my daily interaction with online startup executives. I have heard them say how difficult it is to find a wholesaler who meets the needs of their businesses fully. However, during an interaction with one of my clients, I came across a concept that a majority of online entrepreneurs have no idea exists: Worldwide Brands.

What is Worldwide Brands?

Worldwide Brands is an e-commerce platform where online suppliers and online sellers come together to do business: online retailers gain direct access to online wholesalers. On the Worldwide platform, everyone receives a warm reception. The platform allows even the newest members or entrants into the business world a chance to “rub shoulders” with the most established suppliers in the enterprise community. The before-mentioned is realized by the website’s strict policy: only the most established wholesalers are allowed to access the ‘Certified Wholesalers’ platform. Thus, all middlemen and low-level suppliers are eliminated.

My Experience Capturing Online Images

After posting some of the pictures that I had captured during one of my business trips on my blog, one of my followers contacted me and requested me to take photos of some of his products. Later, I learned that he was an online entrepreneur interested in boosting the traffic flow on his website through high-resolution images. He specialized in supplying office stationery to online retailers.

As he acquainted me with what he wanted me to do and how he wanted me to do it, I realized that his stock of goods was enormous. He told me that he supplied all types of office supplies: pens, notebooks, binders, scissors, folders, etc. He stored his items in a warehouse and seemingly had very many orders because his workers kept packing something into one of his vans after every few minutes.

After he had given me all the instructions, I started working immediately. I captured the pens, notebooks, and other office equipment from different angles and resolutions in a bid to reveal their quality and create a unique feel for each product. I had to be creative and develop a myriad of ways through which each item was to be presented.

How I Learned about Worldwide Brands

After all the photography work, I could not help but ask my client where he marketed his products for his eCommerce store. He had processed so many orders from the time I arrived at his premises to the time I finished capturing the images. “Worldwide Brands,” he said. I was unable to fathom what he was talking about, so he logged into his account and showed me and he also showed.

“Worldwide Brands is an online platform where suppliers find retailers who market their products on popular online platforms like Amazon, eBay, and Facebook,” he said. “It is the best discovery that has ever been made for online wholesalers and retailers,” he added. “By posting pictures of your items on the platform, online retailers find them, market them for you and sell them at a slightly higher price for a profit.” “All you have to do as a supplier is delivering the goods to the client as promptly as possible.”

I was amazed especially by the fact that online retailers did not have to purchase the goods from the wholesaler. My client explained to me that once a retailer found a market for his products, all he had to do was furnish the supplier with the requisite information and the wholesaler took care of the rest. The concept was very appealing because even the most inexperienced online retailers could transact business with the most established suppliers in the online industry. All Wholesalers and Dropshippers were also subjected to rigorous tests to ensure that they were 100% genuine and had the relevant experience in their line of work.

The Take Away

The experience I got from my client was priceless. As opposed to the past, where an online startup executive had to have some products to sell, savvy marketing skills and a well-designed website to make money online. Worldwide Brands offers individuals who have never transacted online the opportunity to make money online in a relatively effortless fashion and Worldwide Brands has an excellent track record on All one needs to make money online is a computer, a reliable internet connection, and a bit of creativity.

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Door Shop Photo Shoot for Orange Shopping Deals

I love doing extraordinary photography shots, and this was one of those. I was called by a client who needed photos taken of his door stopper collection. Door stoppers are not only pretty and interesting to look at, but they also come in different shapes and makes. Making this exceptional collection that was to go into the Amazon was a great experience. I had to take photos from different angles and fix them on different kinds of doors. This gave the potential customers the exact image they would be looking for when purchasing door stops and openers for their homes.

Door stops could be metallic, rubber, cushion-like and also wooden. The shape of the door stop depends on the design and also the purpose. When I embarked on the process of taking photographs, I started understanding the importance of having these stops in your home. They can help to keep the door securely open without the risk of banging when the strong wind blows. Also, small children will be protected as they cannot move the door around and hurt themselves with it. Using stops also helps to protect the door from wear and tear as well as the floor beneath it.

Good door stops should be the color of your door so that people do not keep noticing them. One could also buy unique designs that attract the eye so that it is part of the home décor. Chrome door jammers are some of the most attracting to the eye. They are shiny and sleek, and they can blend in with any home décor. They are also small and do not overcrowd the door space. Rubber stoppers, on the other hand, are good for any space and especially when one is using carpets in the home. They are also inconspicuous especially if they have been modeled like wedges.

I also got the opportunity to look at the various designs, both cheap and expensive, of door stoppers. Steel stoppers also looked effective although they may not be suitable for homes with small kids since they are too heavy. Door jammers made of steel look durable, and they are also very presentable. These may be perfect for the office space since they will look neat and prim just like everything else around the office. One could also find door stops made of chrome and brass although these are much more expensive than the polyester ones.

A rubber door stopper is perhaps the most common especially in our offices. They are small and inconspicuous and especially if they are round. Some pieces were exceptional especially wooden door stops as they are lacquered, and they look spectacular. Most of them are made with hard woods such as beech wood. The good thing about wooden door stoppers and especially wedges is that they do not easily slip. They will also cost much cheaper than going for the chrome, brass or nickel ones. They are also easier to custom decorate, and one can do all sorts of décor with them.

Fabric doors stop that I saw were also great. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be even stuffed animals. These are ideal for the bedroom and other doors that are within the house. Dog door stoppers are some of the most common fabric stops since they create the impression of a guard. This is also great for the photos as they appeared as if they were real puppies. The materials can range from jute to fur and cotton with the insides being stuffed. Fabric stops should not be used in places where water gets to the floor such as the kitchen and the laundry room.

At the end of the day, I made exceptional photos of the door stops. These will help to attract buyers to the products and make the owner happy. Choosing the right background for the door stops was also crucial as it determined how the photos would come out. I was aiming for clear photos that attracted the eye but what I took was spectacular. Personally, I loved the fabric doorstops due to their creative look and the fact that one could use them without anyone knowing their purpose. Metallic stops seemed great for office use especially due to their polished look.

If you like these door stop you can buy them from Orange Shopping Deals and don’t forget to checkout the Orange Shopping Deals Facebook Page.

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