Raring2go! provides you with a flexible, home-based magazine and website business that provides a decent, regular monthly income and much improved work-life balance.
For many years now, Raring2go! has broadened its reach and range of services to include website and digital promotional opportunities, email marketing and social media shout-outs for local businesses.
Today Raring2go! is an established and ever developing multi channel operation.
Raring2go! is a seasonal printed magazine and website business. Sales of advertising on the magazines and across the website is how you will earn money. Speaking with people and selling yourself and your business is 99% of what Raring2go! is about.
You can expect to spend your days on a varied mix of tasks, including speaking with existing clients and reaching out to new ones via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings.
You will be responsible for compiling a list of local events and activities that are both interesting and relevant to your local audience of primary school children and their families. Additionally, you will produce original editorial and feature content and drop in free to use available resources from the Raring2go! franchisee portal. On average, franchisees work between 24 and 30 hours per week.
Raring2go! offers comprehensive training to all new franchisees in all aspects of the business. Whilst previous sales experience is not a requirement, it is an advantage. They are looking for people with a natural inclination for building relationships, a willingness to confidently initiate conversations with people they’ve never met via email, over the phone and in person.
Raring2go! include an introduction to sales training in their induction training because building strong relationships with local businesses is a crucial part of your business. They will show you how to engage with people and sell advertising space by phone, email, face-to-face and via good old-fashioned traditional letters. This training, coupled with your natural ability will help ensure the success of your Raring2go! Business.
The powerful premise of Raring2go! is to link local family-friendly businesses and events with families in the area. Their well-known colourful and informative printed magazines have become a trusted go-to guide for parents and children throughout the UK.
Magazines are printed four times a year and each edition is a minimum of 32 pages and 10,000 copies. Magazines are distributed in a unique way direct to end users. As your business grows, you will want to print more pages and more copies, and whilst this will increase your costs a little, it will also mean you are earning a far higher income from advertising sales.
Your website also generates cost-free income for you and Raring2go! have a full suite of digital advertising opportunities that prove very popular with local advertisers.
Your income will be entirely from selling advertising packages to local businesses for across both the printed magazine and website. Raring2go! is a multi channel proposition and as such appeals greatly to advertisers big and small.
You will receive training and support from the franchisee network on how to approach and guide customers to the best options. Most of Raring2go! franchisees are parents of primary school-age children who desperately want flexibility to balance family responsibilities whilst working.
A new Raring2go! Digital Marketing Franchise Business costs £12,995 + VAT and includes the first two printed editions of your magazine and the first 6 months of licence fees.
The start up package is designed to give new franchisees the best possible start in their Raring2go! business.
Depending on your circumstances you may choose to finance the entire purchase from personal funds.
Alternatively, as an established and proven franchise, funding for new franchisees is available from various high street banks. Typically, they offer around 70% loan to value, subject to terms and conditions. We will happily make the connection if you are interested in securing bank funding.
A further alternative is funding through Biz Britain who offer 100% loans subject to your personal circumstances. They will fund investments from £500.00 to £25,000 and offer a number of advantages such as no penalty for early settlement.
I have never felt the value of being in a team more than in these last few months. Although I am my own boss, the support of our franchisor during lockdown, has been second to none. That support has seen regular and honest communication; training; practical advice; forward planning; and pulling together all editors to share ideas on how best to support customers and motivate each other.Sally Walters, Editor Raring2go! – Kidderminster & Stourbridge
I have achieved so much in my confidence, building friendships, getting out into networking groups. If you’re thinking of working for yourself, to have a great job opportunity that is flexible around your family and lets you still do everything you need to do for your family then Raring2go! is for you.Kiri St George Editor Raring2go! - Worthing
I’m proud to be part of the Raring2go! national family and love what I do. Every day brings something new and we not only help local families have fun and make the most of the local area but we help local businesses reach those families, helping our local areas thrive. What’s not to love about that? #Raring2go!Victoria Withy Editor Raring2go! - Aberdeen City & Shire
A supportive franchisor who works in partnership with the franchise network
Part of an established, trusted and respected national brand
An enviable life / work balance