HOME BASED BUSINESS - FarmWatcherUK is the UK's number one rural crime alert network with a large online community across social media giving a great opportunity for advertising revenue
** Run this business completely from home! **
As this is an entirely online business it can potentially be run from any location.
I am only selling this business due to lack of time to dedicate as I have other businesses.
Andrea Stephenson founded FarmWatcherUK in February 2014 due to her brother suffering thefts from his farm. His neighbour also had 30 sheep stolen at around the same time and with her chosen career in Digital Communications and Web Development it was a logical step to use social media as a way to warn others
and make people further field aware.
Through this she was able to build up a large online community raising awareness of rural crime both locally and nationally.
We now work alongside local police intelligence officers and members of the public to report live theft information in all areas of rural crime.
Whilst we will never stop all rural crime we can at least help prevent as much as possible and as can be seen from the NFU’s figures it’s a national problem so we want to expand our reach through investment.
The FarmWatcherUK Facebook page has become a huge success, with the most popular posts having a reach of over 350,000 people to a target audience, and an average post reaching over 100,000 people. Weekly page reach has topped nearly 10 million at times and we now have over 41000 likes on the page. On Twitter we have over 6,000 followers, with regular retweets and a weekly reach of 500,000.
We are also active on LinkedIn, where we have over 1500 connections. We have an opted in email database of nearly 3500 people nationally,
all from the rural/agriculture sector. This provides a ready made audience for investors and advertisers.
FarmWatcherUK has been featured in various publications such as The Northern Echo, The Northern Farmer, FarmLand Magazine and Andrea has written a rural crime blog for the national Crimestoppers website. Numerous radio interviews have also been broadcast acrossr the UK and Andrea has appeared on BBC Look North.
Another sign of our growing success is the frequency of contact from major media outlets such as the BBC and ITV etc. who are monitoring our output and often request comments or information.
We are also actively involved with various Police forces throughout the country and are continually looking at ways we can help with raising awareness of rural crime.