A little more information

If researching for others is your goal and you feel you have the experience necessary, you will know that your market has changed dramatically during the last 5 years. With the world opening up thanks to Ancestry.com and Family Search.com, as well as the uncountable number of other databases available, many people are doing their own work. And this is quite fine. The thrill of actually finding your own relative is very gratifying.

However, doing genealogy turns out to be not as easy as it first appears. There is more to it than that, as you well know. When this is realized by the amateur/hobbyist researcher they are quite taken aback. Not sure where to go or what to do next, they usually need someone to step in and help untangle their work and direct them. That’s where you come in.

This is a market that a professional should be approaching.  However it is not the only one.

What about the other genealogy markets such as: teaching, lecturing, writing, selling supplies, book publishing, collection organization, charts, creating gifts? Each has its own business strategies and challenges, what you decide to do depends on your dreams and goals. It also depends on your financial expectations.