Wondering if it is possible to have a profitable rabbitry? Keep reading.
If you are a rabbit person you will know it. You get high when you walk into a convention full of rabbits and vendors. You could talk about rabbits until the cows come home.
But it can be an expensive hobby if you’re not careful.
But if you use these tips to be intentional about your rabbitry you can turn a profit.
Rabbits are not easy to raise and even harder to breed and have successful litters. But if you love it you can stick out the hard times and have a successful rabbitry.
Find A Breed You Love
When you are getting started there will be a lot of breeds that seem interesting that you might want to try. Talk to owners of the breeds that you are interested in and find out the personalities and the issues that come with that breed.
Find that one breed you love and stick with it. Having multiple breeds will be difficult to be successful in any. Do your best at that breed before you add another.
There is a saying in the entrepreneur space. “If you try to speak to everyone you will speak to no one.” It works the same way for rabbits in the sense that if you try to be known for too many breeds you
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It’s Ok To Start Your Rabbitry Small
One way I get around this is always having a waiting list available for people to hold their spot for a rabbit (or any other animal) from you. It’s just as good as preselling and make sure to touch base with everyone as they come in. Also, let them know if something happens that might take longer then normal to get them what they are looking for.
Add more breeding animals as you are able to sell more. Quality animals are better than having more of lesser quality.
Find A Way To Be Unique
There are many ways to be different.
You can find a breed that is not common in your area. Answer quickly even if you don’t have anything for sale and be willing to point people to someone else if you don’t have any and they are not wanting to wait.
Create an experience for your buyers. Make them want to come back to you and sing your
Think Of Your Rabbitry Like A Business
Set boundaries ahead of time. Know how far you will go and be willing to put the breaks on for something that will cost too much.
Know the breed like the back of your hand so you can tell when someone doesn’t know what they are talking about and you don’t spend more on an animal then it is worth.
Track your expenses and make due with what you can afford. Save up for the tools that make like easier and put the care of the animals first.
Get The Word Out About Your Rabbitry
To make an income people have to know that you exist. Buying a few rabbits and saying you are starting a business will not bring you customers.
To get people to find out about your rabbitry you have to go where the people are. And a lot of the time is spent on that little device in their back pocket.
Find two ways you can get the word out. Whether it is going to shows and talking to people. Or doing something that not many others are doing and that is creating a social media account in the name of your rabbitry or family farm.
Get creative and go where people are spending their time. The popular social platforms today won’t be as popular or have the right type of people on them in a few years. Check out this post to learn more about social media.
A Profitable Rabbitry Needs A Home Base
Social media is not our own. The creators can change the rules any time they want Facebook groups used to be an amazing way to sell rabbits quickly. My Facebook page was also a great tool and it is ok but it is more of an awareness tool rather than a regular way to make sales.
80-90% of my rabbit sales come from people finding me on google and getting on my waiting list. You need a home base off of social media.
I used a free website for over 5 years before switching to a hosted website. Having a web site gives you the freedom to use other methods like selling your own products and affiliate marketing. Which will give you more income then just livestock sales?
You can do anything you set your mind to. Get creative and try things that others are not doing. Give it time to build momentum and think of it like an