Aquaponics For Millionaires:
Question: How do you make a million dollars in aquaponics? (Answer: start out with three million!)
No, seriously; you use the Friendly Vertical Growing System. Here’s what you do:
1. Lease or buy a 9,500 square foot abandoned warehouse about 10-15 minutes away from city center, that has a minimum 20-foot high clear ceiling inside (it’s common for warehouse-type buildings to have 22-foot ceilings; but a shorter building means fewer units, and less income).
2. Having a big gravel or asphalt parking lot outside this building is a plus; you can grow even more stuff in the lot during the normal growing season in your location and make more money from the property.
Fill the warehouse with the Friendly Vertical Growing System units (or our regular raft aquaponics in vertical configuration), add fish, hire 10-12 employees including a manager (all of whom we will train for you), and you’re in business. Under normal conditions, and depending on the plant varieties you decide to grow for your market, you should have 3,500 to 4,000 pounds per week of your first vegetable produce shipping roughly 6 months after we have access to the building and any construction permits required have been obtained. Oh yeah, you’ll have fish to sell too!
Here are the numbers:
Capital acquisition cost for the aquaponics system, plus our consulting, supervision and construction services (exclusive of any modifications that the building itself requires), and technical support for the lifetime of the project: average $1,750,000 for a complete, turnkey installation in this existing 9,500 square foot building. Larger installations will probably cost less per unit delivered; please see our services agreement (which is delivered with our NDA when you sign up for this information).
Number of plants: This example holds 161,405 plants. With an average growing cycle under good conditions, for most greens crops you will harvest roughly 30,600 plants per week.
Lighting: We have an extremely energy-efficient LED lighting technology that uses 170 watts for a 4-foot by 4-foot area. Our light manufacturer’s LED’s are the only ones in the industry that are listed as DLC Premium (Design Light Consortium; the “Energy Star” of the commercial lighting industry). DLC Premium means that the fixture will maintain at least 90% of its output over 36,000 hours or more and that the lumen per watt rating is above 100. When you list a product on DLC it allows the power companies to easily compare lighting fixtures and verify the true energy consumption. This makes the rebate process much easier.
Net income: If your local market conditions pay $3.50/lb wholesale for USDA Organically Certified, GAP Food Safety certified produce (both these certifications will be provided as part of our service, subject to certain conditions), then your net cash flows after expenses, loan amortization, depreciation, at a 25% tax rate, is projected to be from $4,300 to $8,750 per week, depending on the plant varieties you grow, how smart you market them, and your local market. That’s right, $224,000 up to $455,000 per year net income from a project with an upfront investment of $1.75 million. Not bad, eh?
What are you doing?
You’re growing organic food in the most sustainable manner possible today, in a formerly abandoned and useless building in a decaying community, in an area with a depressed economy. You’ve brought in jobs, education, new technology, and hope. The sky is the limit.
Of course, this all depends on you signing up before someone else does. We can’t promise a fast turnaround if we’ve got other clients in line for one of these warehouse AP projects; not even if you pay five times as much. We don’t do cheap work, and we don’t foist off inexperienced subcontractors on you so we can take on more projects; we do this work personally to make sure it’s done right!
We’ve wasted so much of our time in the past writing prospecti, filling in spreadsheets, and researching local numbers for people with $50 million to invest in a huge aquaponics project. They were going to put us on their board, give us 5% equity in the corporation plus our usual fee (yada yada), then we never hear from them again. We finally got smart.
To see the disclosure package for this system (which includes photos, CAD drawings, P&L and cash flow spreadsheets, business plan, and much more), it’s a $1,000 fee plus a 5-page NDA before we email you your first set of documents. If you’re really playing in this league, this is like a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
If you think that is expensive, you’re on the wrong page; check out our EASY Way tabletop aquaponics book for $19.95.
If you’re truly a power player, click the link below to take your first step towards becoming an aquaponics millionaire:
Purchase disclosure package for the Friendly Vertical Growing system and 9,500 square foot warehouse example project.
We can’t guarantee results that match these numbers, because there are so many factors in your aquaponic installation out of our control; but we’re certain using us and our technology is the best chance you have to reach this level of success.