By Owl About!
January 15, 2009 5:47pm CST
If you are interested in 'niche marketing' you should really take a look round some of our churches and cathedrals. There are many niches waiting to be filled. In England, many of the original occupants were ousted by Oliver Cromwell and his men who abhorred the practice of worshipping saints. These niches are now abundantly available for the taking. All that is necessary is to adorn yourself in a flowing robe, hold some piece of sculpture reverently in your hands (and what better than a small owl, my friends?), spray yourself with stone grey exterior paint (available from any hardware store) and occupy the niche as statuesquely as you can. I don't guarantee that you will make any money out of it but, with a suitable box and some candles for sale (at a profit, of course), you might do better than clicking on useless adverts all day. On the other hand, you might like to try your hand at owl fettling: http://www.steelart.co.uk/sculpture.htm Do you think that these ideas have a future? Or is this going to turn out to be yet another scam?
18 Jan 09
LOL! This is really interesting; considering the fact that saint mania is on the rise. More and more saints are coming up, and more and more people have unfulfilled desires for these saints to satisfy. It is all a nice lucrative business. ;) Cheers and happy Mylotting
• Cambridge, England
18 Jan 09
Ah! So you think that there is a market for niches for saints to fill! Do we have patron saints for 'online marketing', 'email', 'space flight', 'mobile phones' or 'baseball' yet? As I see it, there are plenty of jobs waiting to be filled in the Spiritual Protection market! In fact, I can see a whole new online industry in the selling of e-saints. Payment by PayPal, of course. Maybe there should be a whole new TLD. As well as .COM, .GOV, .ORG &c, we should have a .GOD as well.
23 May 09
You'd have to choose your empty niche very carefully, as some churches don't get visited very often, I would imagine empty cathedral niches would be at a premium! I like though sculptures though. I'd like one in my garden.