Did you ever wonder what the next money-making step for entrepreneurs
in genealogy is? Perhaps searching records for family history and
ancestry? One author suggests you open a genealogy-driven DNA testing
service. Take your pick: tracking ancestry by DNA for pets or people.
Ann Hart has written a a book titled, How to Open DNA-Driven Genealogy Reporting & Interpreting Businesses - Applying Your Communications Skills to Popular Health or Ancestry Issues in the News. In the book, author Ann Hart suggests "You don’t necessarily need any science courses or degrees to start or operate this category of small business emphasizing reporting, media, and communications only service that serves the holistic, genealogy, and DNA for ancestry customers looking for explanations about origins or possible family links in plain language of their DNA-for-ancestry tests. It can be done online, at home, or in an office. What should you charge per test? About $200 is affordable. You’ll have to pay a laboratory to do the testing. Work out your budget with the laboratory."
Hart also writes, "Many successful entrepreneurs in the DNA testing for ancestry businesses started with a hobby of looking up family history records—genealogy. So if you’re a history buff, or if your hobby is family history research, oral history, archaeology, or genealogy, you now can turn to DNA testing."
I will insert a few words of caution here. I am not sure that I agree with the author on the ease of getting into the DNA testing business and I am also not sure that potential customers will flock to your (online) store. Yet, the idea sounds interesting.
Ann Hart has created an online article to promote the book. You can find the article at http://tinyurl.com/37zu4dj
How to Open DNA-Driven Genealogy Reporting & Interpreting Businesses sells for $23.95 plus shipping. You can order it from the publisher or from Amazon.com.
You can also read the a few pages of the book at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0595442781?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwrootsc-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0595442781#reader_0595442781