Having a career that you love makes it easier to go to work every day. When you can turn your passion into profit, the work becomes a labor of love.  Many entrepreneurs use their business savvy to embark on an endeavor doing something they care about deeply. If you are a nature and wildlife hobbyist, for example, there are some creative options to consider for an occupation in a wildlife business.

First, understand that nature and wildlife enthusiasts are a massive group. According to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, about 90 million Americans spend an estimated $145 billion on wildlife activities annually. You are certainly heading down a lucrative path.

Secondly, there are many businesses and careers that cater to nature enthusiasts. Look at the vast number of professions based in the land, sea, and air.

  • Fishing experts
  • Beekeepers
  • Conservationists
  • Fish and game wardens
  • Zoologists
  • Oceanographers
  • Fisheries
  • Petting zoos
  • Aquariums
  • Ecotourism
  • Marine biology
  • Safari guides

People have come up with many creative ways to combine business and nature. There is a business that monitors and tracks wildlife using drones, another that tracks using GPS devices and yet another developing genetic testing to aid with extinction numbers. The common thread is that these opportunities were created by people who either have a desire to work with nature, found a niche or a problem to be solved and capitalized on it.

The great thing about a wildlife business, is you need only to walk out on your porch and look skyward to experience the wonder of nature. Buying binoculars to see the brilliant colors on a cardinal, or putting out special seed, suet, or nectar to make sure birds are fed in the winter or buying a special feeder to attract warblers or chickadees, all adds to the $41 billion economic value of “birding” in the United States, according to the National Audubon Society.

Wildlife Business Franchise Opportunity

The bird watching industry, is the perfect example of a wildlife business to consider if you admire nature but have not formally studied it. In fact, that is exactly how our franchise, Wild Birds Unlimited was created; combining a business background with the love of bird watching and feeding.

45 million people watch and/or feed birds recreationally around their homes or in natural settings like forests or parks, but they aren’t enjoying the view without gifting their feathered friends. Most bird hobbyists are purchasing bird food, bird houses, and bird feeders to better care for these winged creatures.

The annual price tag for birdseed and wildlife food? $5 Billion. Which makes being part of this growing niche industry quite profitable. As an entrepreneur with sights set on business ownership, partnering with Wild Birds Unlimited, the leader in the wild bird feeding industry, is a smart decision.

That’s how our more than 350 franchise store partners feel about their investment combining their business ownership aspirations with their love of birds and nature. Our Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees are dedicated to introducing their community to the joys of backyard bird feeding and becoming a nature hobbyist. Customers tell us that they come back time and again because they value the relationship as much as the expert hobby knowledge and top-quality products.

Backyard bird feeding and nature hobbies continue to grow in popularity in North America. Over the years, we have found that our wildlife franchises are recession-proof. The bird feeding community feeds and cares for their birds just as they do their other household pets.

We are completely transparent with our prospective franchisees, because we want this to be a good match for everyone. That’s why we are very clear about the investment you will make as a Wild Birds Unlimited franchisee. The initial fees range between $185,179 – $311,043, which includes our franchise fee of $40,000. Royalties remain at a modest four percent of sales. We ask our franchisees to have $40,000-$50,000 of liquid capital and a $300,000 net worth.

Come Fly with Us

If you have the business acumen to maximize this great opportunity to make money while doing something you love, fill out this form and let’s get started making you a part of our flock.