As a Certified Horticulturist and online plant business owner (now retired), I'm in the unique position to show you exactly how to delve in to this fascinating field.
Having made many of mistakes in starting a business, I'll show you in detail how to do it right, and save time in getting off the ground.
I've set up this instructional e-course that you can take right here online with the steps you need for success, from building your own greenhouse, and the pitfalls to watch for, to growing the plants, to designing and building succulent gardens to creating beautiful containers and crafts to sell.
I show you how to take your passion (growing these fascinating plants) and turn it into profit (selling them online).
There is no time to waste - get started now!
I will teach you everything I know
My successful online plant business was a hit for years and cost me almost nothing to start. Since I was diagnosed with MS, I can no longer garden and grow the plants I love, so the business went to a new home with some lovely people in Ontario.
Of course, there was my addiction for the plants, with the need to hoard every single one I set my eyes on, and that's where it starts.
If you've always wanted to have your own plant business, doing what you love to do, this is the place to start. I've been growing plants from seeds and cuttings for over 30 years, and this is where I'll share all I know with you.
There was a time when I could spend hours in my garden, propagating plants, moving established clumps, making new gardens and finding ways to display my beautiful containers.
I can't do that any more because of my disability (I was diagosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010), but that's no excuse not to teach you all I know.
You can have the same success that I did, and if you tire of your nursery or crafts at any time you will have built up equity - that's valuable stuff!
I also give you detailed tips on how to go about selling your business if and when you are ready to.
Do any of these sound like you?
- I'm overwhelmed from all of the information available to me.
- The fear of failure is stopping me from moving forward.
- I don't know where to start.
- I'm not sure what kind of business I'd like to create.
- I don't feel like I have what it takes to create a successful business.
- My perfectionism gets in the way.
- I'm afraid of wasting my time and money.
You're not alone.
Most of us have felt just like that at times, and that's why I created this e-course - so you no longer need to worry about doing it all by yourself.
I've made all the mistakes and figured out the best ways to do things along the way, and you can learn from me.
As well, you'll get exclusive access to the wisdom of other horticulturists and growers who specialize in this same field; the one thing that they'll all tell you is that there can never be enough succulent nurseries in the world.
Due to the restrictions on selling plants between countries and the problem of packaging them to safely travel around the world, you will have your very own market close to home wherever that happens to be.
When you have a lot of different kinds of plants it's fun and enthralling to create containers for them, figure out ways to display them, propagate them and soon you have more than you know what to do with.
So start a business!
There are so many collectors (read; hoarders) of plants out there, eager to garner new and exciting species for their collection.
People love to display them and show them off in a perfect handmade pot.
They can be planted in hypertufa pots, wood blocks, terra cotta pots, clay pots and rustic salvage.
They can be pruned into bonsai forms, planted in xeriscape gardens, used as wedding favors.
They are great candidates for fairy and miniature gardens, where they thrive planted in shallow bowls.
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So many niches...let me help you choose
Seriously; this is the time to get started if you've ever wondered if this is the career for you. There are many niches in this fascinating field - here are just a few of them;
- Learn how to create gorgeous gardens and maintain them for other people who love the look but don't have the time or inclination to do their own planting. With climate change a reality, your skills will be in demand to provide beauty even when a lack of water dictates minimal gardening.
- Horticultural Therapy is being promoted in seniors homes and for those that are challenged in other ways, either physically or mentally. Just getting the hands in the dirt can be so beneficial. Gardening and crafting with succulents gives almost immediate satisfaction and pride.
- Build unique crafts spilling over with succulents, and learn how to make them thrive with exactly the care they need, and get that surge of pride and appreciation when you see them glowing with health - and the looks on your customers faces when they admire them (and buy them!)
- Propagate these interesting and challenging plants for others to care for and grow on into adult plants, selling the cuttings or small plants.
- Grow indoor succulents to sell online, or specialize in cactus plants.
- Succulent gardens thrive in conditions that will make other plants wilt; your ability to grow the right plants in your very own nursery will supply plants for which there is a huge demand.
- Grow large numbers of succulent garden plants that can be sold wholesale if that is the direction you want to take.
Gain the knowledge and information to keep plantings pest free, and what to do if a bug does get into them.
Meet the huge demand for wedding flowers; brides want lovely succulents to give to their guests, and for centerpieces and bouquets.
People will pay for all these kinds of services and products. It's surprising, but it's true. Become an expert and specialize in your chosen field, build your own micro business and profits start to roll in while you're doing something you love.
Please note - this information is a practical and specific guide that is recommended only for those seriously interested in taking the time and effort necessary to start a business.
Even if I don't examine in detail the exact niche you're interested in, the methods and tips outlined in the e-course will still be relevant.
The Complete Manual for Success
It's important to understand all the ins and outs of the plant industry.
Some of the more intensive research that you must do before you dive in is to find out if this is the right business for you.
Finding the right niche is important, but that will be the easy part - you'll already know what things are appealing to you.
Scared that you don't have the time to do this right now? Not to worry, you can start with part time, grow your business as required - the steps are the same.
The e-course is a series of web based tutorials and lectures, based on real life experience, that will only be available to those dedicated to making their plant business a success, online and off.
Please note; this is an exclusive membership area of the site, comprised of many different ways to give you the knowledge from downloadable e-books on topics that you're already familiar with, as well as all my free courses revised and updated especially for you and delivered in e-book format - no cumbersome hard copies of a physical book.
However, you can print out the parts you need to refer to often and make your very own customized manual.
In addition, exclusively to purchasers of the e-course, I'm now offering coaching for an additional cost to get your business off and running quickly.
Ask me whatever you need to know to help with growing and rooting your own cuttings, or how to combine plants in a mixed container to sell, or tips on setting up your booth or display at the farmers market or craft fair to get hordes of eager customers flocking to it.
Also included, the Succulent Plant Business e-Book - all the information in the e-Course, compiled into a downloadable pdf format so you can delve deeper into all the valuable information at your own pace, offline.
With your purchase of the e-Course, you'll get this free of charge.
How Much Will My Business Cost to Start?
There are a lot of variables to start up costs. However, succulents generally don't need a lot of soil (they're quite happy crowded together in a shallow flat) or a lot of room.
Unlike many other plants, they don't require a ton of water. Sunshine, a bit of TLC and your knowledge will grow a lot of succulents.
Plus, they prefer to be quite dry for shipping, so you'll save there too.
Did you know that you can write off any expenses that you incur when operating your business - including this e-course?
These incredibly versatile and beautiful plants are an endless fascination and inspiration. What will your micro business look like?
What's included? How about 6 free bonus pdf's and e-courses ($60.00 value).
Is it worth it? How will I make my money back? That's simple; sell your succulents for a decent price each, and you've broken even.
Everything after that is gravy. Whatever you want to sell, this e-course will show you how to do it, with details and step by step.
Click the button below to get started on your business with succulents - don't wait; Ready to purchase? Click on the Paypal button and pay with your Paypal account or credit card - the price is $247.00 USD.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Payment Secure?
Yes, 100%. Payment takes place remotely at PayPal (I will not see your sensitive financial details).
Do I Need a PayPal Account to Pay?
No. PayPal gives you the option to pay by card.
I'm Not From USA - Can I Pay Using My Local Currency?
Yes. The amount payable will be automatically converted to your local currency at the end of the checkout process (before you commit to paying).
I'm Not From Canada; is This Information Valid For Me Too?
Absolutely! The details may vary, but all the recommendations will work no matter where in the world you are.
What Happens After Checkout?
Immediately after you make the payment, you'll be taken to the first page of the e-course with the clickable table of contents – you now have exclusive access to the subsequent pages, where you can browse through the parts that you need to see first – your access is for as long as you need. Bookmark that page in your browser so you can find it again.
What Format Does the E-course Come In?
The E-Course is multiple website pages which you have immediate access to. You can even print it out if you prefer. Either way, you will always have the information you need sitting right at your fingertips.
Is the E-Course Available as a Paper Book?
Sorry, no. The Webpages will be frequently upgraded and not being available anywhere else, a physical copy is not feasible. However, you do get the pdf version of the e-course as an e-book included in your purchase of the e-course.
Is There a Guarantee?
Absolutely. If you are less than delighted with the Succulent Plant Business E-Course, let me know within 10 days and I will refund your money in full.