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Luke Townsley's Discussions

Birdhouse business?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Foselli yesterday. 18 Replies

I'd like some help working through how to think about his business idea...I'm not talking about cutesy/artsy birdhouses. What I'm talking about is making and selling birdhouses such as those designed…Continue

Selling a product through local garden centers and hardware stores

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Giganti Mar 12. 3 Replies

I need some guidance with selling products through local stores.What I want to sell is a vertical garden planter made from a recycled 55 gallon plastic barrel that will hold over 50 plants such as…Continue

Bi-vocational minsitry possibilities?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marty Wenger Aug 21, 2013. 6 Replies

Anyone know any examples of bi-vocational pastors (in any group/denomination) who have been successful?I hear a lot of people saying it is impossible to have a balance, but it seems like there is…Continue

Running a highlights tour

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Townsley Jun 17, 2013. 4 Replies

When we lived in Costa Rica around 2000, we took a one day bus trip called a "Highlights" tour. The idea is that they packed a van with tourists along with a driver and a tour guide and drove from…Continue

 

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Jan Foselli replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"I really like the idea, but then again, my husband and I enjoy the birds that come to our yard to feed.  We did inherit some purple martin houses and we loved having them nest here this winter (I'm in S. Florida).  We watched them…"
yesterday
Terry Stafford replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"I was thinking the same thing Darren. Maybe even the park services. I was actually thinking about this very same natural bird house line here in California. I just never really pulled the trigger."
Monday

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Darren, I love the ideas you brought up for marketing! They fit perfectly into the sales model I'm exploring and are avenues I hadn't thought of. At this point, I really like the idea of selling either direct to "prosumer" or…"
Sunday
Darren Rayborn replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Luke, Very cool idea.  How about selling to government; local, state and federal agencies?  There might be some that would like to enhance their fauna in various areas like parks, reserves and such.  Colleges and Universities?  I…"
Sunday

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"John, I'm not saying it isn't a problem, just that I haven't heard of it. The refinery I worked at was in Illinois. I know the government monitored them, but I don't know how much grief they gave them. I do know there were dead…"
Saturday
John Henderson replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Wow! I spent over a decade as a journeyman power lineman and worked in 7 different states all of which had that problem. Glad Indiana figured it out! "If you think you can or can't, you're right!" Henry Ford Take care."
Saturday

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Thanks for elaborating. We don't have that problem, at least that I have heard of in Indiana, so that is all new to me. I did work at an oil refinery that (apparently) poisoned the birds with government oversight.I'm going to do some…"
Saturday
John Henderson replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Yeah Luke I know what bird houses do. I guess I didn't clarify my thought that if you can attract birds TO a specific place you will also be attracting them AWAY from other places. Entire power grids have been shut down due to birds nesting on…"
Friday

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Paul, I do think it would be a pretty narrow niche. Not necessarily too narrow, but definitely seasonal. There is another product, drop spindles for hand wool spinners, I am working on doing too that is not related to birds and will be sold direct…"
Friday
Paul Giganti replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Hi Luke I have been considering your post for sometime as it is a n interesting issue.I believe you may have narrowed your market too much, those who want the functional v. the "artsy" birdhouse  could be too small a group. You may…"
Thursday

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Richard, you might be right about Etsy, although it doesn't hurt to try and to experiment with some product offerings.Do you think local independent garden centers would be a better outlet?"
Aug 25
Richard Meyer replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"I don't know how well plain bird houses will go to the general online buyer. I have read a great deal on bird houses and what type of bird need what type of bird house. The average etsy buyer is looking for the artsy ones. I know there is a…"
Aug 24

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Richard, I have to agree that this does seem like a product that needs a bit of a marketing push. I think it could be a fairly simple sales process, but isn't something that is top of mind for a lot of people.I see it more as an impulse…"
Aug 24

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Melissa, I'm all too familiar with "burnout". In my case, it was Christian ministry, but it wasn't nearly as much the way I was working and work stresses (although that was a major problem) as the fact I was just really sick and…"
Aug 24

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Luke Townsley replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"Thanks for you thoughts, John. Birdhouses are generally seen as a way to attract birds and help them multiply. A lot of people just like watching them."
Aug 24
Richard Meyer replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Birdhouse business?
"I am one who makes those cutesy bird houses. I have a lot of lookers, not a bunch of buyers at least in my Esty store. Most people really don't like bird or maybe they don't understand what good bird do for there yards and pest control. In…"
Aug 24

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about this site from the 48 Days Podcast.

As a part of this community, I want to interact with like-minded people in order to share and grow.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I develop tools and processes mostly related to natural food and farm related "homestead" products.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Ultimately, my work is for the glory of God.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I dream of a world in which people are intimate with their food.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
By temperament, I'm an INTJ. I like to work with my hands. I'm very analytical and love designing and building systems.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.unCommonHeritage.com
More than one website?
http://www.RichinJesus.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I make the world's greatest outdoor rabbit run system for raising meat rabbits. http://www.saltmakers.com/

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At 2:01pm on November 9, 2013, BJ Proffitt said…

Luke, it's interesting to me that we have several common interests and experiences, including growing healthy food and working with neutron meters!  I'm went to your saltmakers.com website and am fascinating by your chicken system.  I plan to have land for that some day (living in an apartment right now, so no chickens allowed).  I'm curious to hear about your long term health issues, and how you worked through them.  I've had some health challenges as well (injuries and resulting chronic pain), and my journey in overcoming those has blossomed into me pursuing a new business venture.

At 9:07pm on May 28, 2013, Alex Barker said…

Hi Luke,

If you want to join our mastermind group, please provide your availability at http://48days.net/group/mastermind-groups/forum/topics/online-mastermind-group-all-entrepreneurs-invited-1

At 4:17pm on March 10, 2013,
Group Leader
Adam Rico
said…

Hi Luke,

Welcome to the Unlock Your Passion group!

I'm so glad you've decided to join.

One of the best ways to get a lot out of the group is to start a discussion or join one. 

Feel free to go ahead and jump into the discussion we have going on right now.

It's an exercise I like to have people do where they name their top 3 favorite movies to see how they might be connected to your passions - we'd love to hear yours.

I wish you much success in your pursuit to live and work in your passions. 

I look forward to connecting with you further in the group.

All My Best,

Adam Rico

WorkYouEnjoy.com

@adampaulrico

At 11:38am on July 18, 2012,
Group Leader
Benjamin Lotter
said…

Hi Luke. I noticed you have Drupal experience. I just started a new group called Doing Drupal Websites. http://48days.net/group/drupal Please join us in the conversations we're having there.

~Benjamin

At 12:55pm on January 17, 2012, Martha Dominguez said…

Thanks Luke, you are very kind! I accept your help.

I was working in a project here with a mexican university, the last year we participate in a bid, and now the university win a big bid in Mexico and they recently told me that the project is going to stop until they finish their commitments.  I´m looking for a job focus in commercial area.

I´m going to investigate the address of this church, and let you know. 

At 2:35pm on January 16, 2012, Martha Dominguez said…

Great! I desire you a great success with your business.  Yes,  I lived for many years in Mexico, now I´m looking for a job, a church, etc.

At 1:47pm on January 16, 2012, Martha Dominguez said…

Hi Luke!

Nice to meet you!  and thanks a lot for your heart to come to my country to work as a missionary.  What do you do now?

At 7:39am on November 28, 2011, Erin Casey said…

Hi Luke,

I wanted to send a quick welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!

 

The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions. Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.

 

Best,

Erin Casey

 

Feeling stuck? Get 5 free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com. Happy writing!

At 3:37pm on November 20, 2011,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
said…

Hi Luke,

So good to hear from you.

What have been some of your favorite finds on the site?

The next issue of our newsletter will be out in a few days. 4 Points Coaching is a weekly. May we start sending it your way?

-joel

Hear our podcast with Dan.

At 2:54pm on November 19, 2011,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
said…

Hi Luke -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

I'm curious, what are some of your ideas for moving into the work and life you've always wanted?

I see you joined my buddy Kent Julian's group. That is a good move. He's a great guy. We've been friends for years. Here's the link to the audio podcast we did together.

 

-joel

48 Days advisory team

 
 
 

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