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    Or what really happens.

    People become successful with haunts and then their next businesses become other things that are not as seasonal or falsely exclusive because they went directly to the Chinese guy. So instead of...
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    The real story

    A business liscense is relative to having a location. So in the catch 22 of their list of rules, a brand new guy can't accumulate an inventory until he has a location and has written a check to some...
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    Business possibilities

    In todays real numbers you might sell 10,000 catalogs and only end up with 30 true customers and of those only 5 will be longer term customers. There is no way they can feed everyone a free catalog....
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    Catalog whores

    Way back in the day when I got into this stuff, before the tax numbers and any established work, I discovered Morris Costumes and wanted information on what was available. I had no problem paying $10...
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    Okay, this is the third time I have wished you a...

    Okay, this is the third time I have wished you a happy birthday Jim, Jesus Christ, when is all this happy stuff over?
  6. Don't just quote a bunch of names old enough that...

    Don't just quote a bunch of names old enough that dust comes out when they fart. Maybe this is why things are declining in some areas. It takes younger people (with positive attitudes) to keep the...
  7. Who are the energetic young shining stars trying...

    Who are the energetic young shining stars trying to make it in the real world in your region?
  8. There are lots of people that have been around...

    There are lots of people that have been around just as long or slightly longer and been hard core. I respect the John Denley and Ricky Dick experience. There are just hundreds across the country that...
  9. I'll bet there are about 30 people from Texas...

    I'll bet there are about 30 people from Texas that are SO thrilled you have an opinion about their qualifications. Or that you think there is some competition between conventions neither of which you...
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    In each case they used twins that were dressed...

    In each case they used twins that were dressed and timed out. No camera trickery and that is how you do it in the real world and fake out authentic participants!

    In haunted houses you have several...
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    With Distortions Making Monsters, we learned...

    With Distortions Making Monsters, we learned about Morris Costume, a haunted trail that got a giant skeleton, a haunted house on a boat, how many halloween retailers there are, saw mini golfs, ufo...
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    I didn't go to Hauntcon even though it was only 3...

    I didn't go to Hauntcon even though it was only 3 hours away from me due to commercial business deadlines. Still, I have been able to objectively see how it works, and it is what it is. There is no...
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    All of these pre show mini seminars and...

    All of these pre show mini seminars and gatherings are things you would not be able to find anywhere, they are special events you really should be excited to attend. Even though this is kind of...
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    You have to have a few gatherings that may cost a...

    You have to have a few gatherings that may cost a couple hundred dollars in materials or in hiring outside actor trainers. You have to eliminate, what will I be wearing, what will I be saying and...
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    When starting out, it is also important to...

    When starting out, it is also important to intentionally not be too flashy. Setting up a wall system in even a parking lot or in a building with large garage doors wide open for a few weeks or a...
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    Beware of the corporate haunt mind control stuff....

    Beware of the corporate haunt mind control stuff. That's how they keep the little haunter down man!
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    So to try to summarize my dysfunctional haunted...

    So to try to summarize my dysfunctional haunted history, the outline of what to do is to make props, buy things that can be repurposed into props, cheap at trade days events, garage sales or even...
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    16241It currently is completely modified, sold as...

    16241It currently is completely modified, sold as the second attraction called the Void at Terror Nights in Tyler. It was in Noonday for 5 years as a triangular grid and out door trail and prior to...
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    So you have to pace yourself and do little...

    So you have to pace yourself and do little experiments that prove yours and other people's theories. Just finding a partner doesn't work because they have no idea what works either. It is more than...
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    There are a lot of problems with the go big off...

    There are a lot of problems with the go big off the bat business theory. It ends up in failure all the time and that 10% that say they are still at it, have simply chosen it to be a lifestyle rather...
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    When someone starts a haunt or event, there are a...

    When someone starts a haunt or event, there are a lot more subtleties that they didn't spend lots of money and paid and trained their actors to suit the imaginary standard. Young people tend to find...
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    Jake, I can get you into the top 7 but you have...

    Jake, I can get you into the top 7 but you have to pretend you never heard my name before.
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    You can really put $200,000 into your local...

    You can really put $200,000 into your local community and help thousands of people figure out what they enjoy in life or you can form a complicated LLC and file bankrupsty being in debt $200,000...
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    Behind the scenes, as a rogue consultant, what is...

    Behind the scenes, as a rogue consultant, what is really happening in this industry is even people with successful businesses and suppliers are additionally getting back into smaller and more mobile...
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    You have no idea how many full blow sizable yet...

    You have no idea how many full blow sizable yet lame attractions there are that have seen no more than 500 or 800 a year at $10 a pop and they make $5,000 or $10,000 per year and that is total...
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