The WAITING GAME Cost Comparisons


JOIN ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING NEW FRANCHISES ... Are you looking for an opportunity that: Is Home-based - giving you a flexible lifestyle? Requires Low investment - less out-of-pocket? Provides Financial Independence - so you're in control? If so, then The WAITING GAME® may be the perfect opportunity for you to combine your passion for sales and a flexible lifestyle with a great way to earn a living. The WAITING GAME® is a FREE, full color, interactive, incentive-based publication that can be seen 365 days a year. It is published monthly and distributed anywhere consumers experience wait times�" doctors’ offices, dentists’ offices, urgent cares, local schools, hotels, senior centers, clubs, martial arts centers, gymnastic clubs, car washes, dance studio’s and just about anywhere with a waiting room. The goal of The WAITING GAME® is to entertain and engage consumers while providing valuable incentives to visit local businesses. We strive maximize enjoyment for our readers and exposure for our advertisers. TWG was developed as a cost effective, targeted marketing tool for small business owners to effectively spend the dollars they have, in their target market (the 3-5 mile radius from which most businesses generate 80% of their customers). TWG has evolved to be an effective tool for businesses of all sizes, whether it is the only thing they do or whether it is just a supplement to their advertising program. Consumers spend an average of 45 minutes interacting with TWG and they almost always take it with them.

Publications & Newspaper Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of The WAITING GAME against other Publications & Newspaper franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of The WAITING GAME with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Around Town Community Magazine $25,000 5% $37,600-$54,800
Bingo Bugle Newspaper $5,000 8% $9,070-$15,020
City Publications $40,000-$250,000 6% $43,650-$267,850
CityDirect $25,000-$100,000 $30,000-$125,000
Coffee News $6,000 $25-80/wk. $9,250-$10,250
DANZN $24,900 7% 7% $31,000-$34,650
Discovery Map International $25,000 10% to1% $35,950-$45,950
EasyChair Media $10,000-$20,000 0 $32,700-$36,700
Healthy Times Newspaper $15,000 $500/ month $18,500-$29,100
HERLIFE Magazine $30,000 7% $50,000-$95,000
High School Sports N/A $136,000-$305,000
HomeMag, The $30,000-$100,000 6% $250,000-$350,000 $20,000-$50,000 5% $24,090-$52,540
Industry Magazine $25,000 0 $34,300-$43,800
Inside Coup, The $50,000 $57,317-$452,367
Jiff-e-Books N/A $495-$595
Lifestyle Publications $8,000 $8,850-$16,400
LIVING WELL Magazine $30,000 $44,200-$76,000
Money Pages $50,000 3K/mo $250/mo. $82,500-$148,500
My City Daily $22,900 0 $74,200
N2 Publishing $570 15% $975-$9,800
Natural Awakenings Magazine $49,500 $63,300-$120,550
OurHomes $39,800 $82,000-$125,000
Panache Magazine $150,000 0 $268,400
Real Producers N/A $975-$5,650
Saver Media Group $25,000 $60,000
School Communications Agency, The $30,000-$40,000 12% $39,700-$59,900
Scout Guide, The $50,000 10% $63,500-$70,000
Select Magazine N/A $35,000-$65,000
SENIOR Magazine $30,000 $44,200-$56,000
Skedaddle Press $12,000 $12,000-And Up
SNAP Newspaper Group $29,500-$49,500 $69,500-$89,500
SportsXpress $15,000 10% which includes a 2% towards training fund $15,000-And Up
Stork News of America $8,000-$13,000 $800-1.2K/yr. $11,530-$75,700
Talking Book World $25,000 5% 2% $150,000-$225,000
TheHomeMag N/A $100,000-$130,000
Tidbits Media N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
Today's Senior Magazine LLC N/A $5,300
Town Calendar, The N/A $38,663-$53,162
Town Planner $30,000 $50,000-$300,000
TownePost Network $35,000 $41,175-$59,043
TravelHost N/A $49,900-$69,900
VYPE High School Sports Magazine $30,000 $40 per page or 6% $152,000-$337,000