Learn how to start a soap making business and you can make a serious part-time income. Problem is though that lots of other people have the same idea. Trick is most of those people aren’t thinking about marketing. They just want to make soap and hope somebody buys it. Here’s the deal.
Before you sell it, make it beautiful. Take the time to learn how to make really beautiful soap. It isn’t hard to do, but it takes some practice. Get the right information and practice. You’ll need the basic tools, but any hobby soap maker has the basics. Well, maybe there’s one exception.
That’s molds. Get some professional molds so you get a pro look to your soap. The right molds are easy to use and cheap too. That’s what you want… easy and cheap.
Put time into developing unique soap. Why buy from you instead of the other thousands of soap makers? You can make your product special in many ways. You can offer wild colors. You can use only essential oils for scents. You can use organic ingredients. Make milk soap. Whatever it takes, set your soap apart.
Then how can you sell it. There are many ways. One of the easiest is to get in front of a lot of people who buy soap. Do that and you’ll sell soap. The fastest way to do that is to get in a craft show or festival. That’s probably the fastest way to get started.
Here’s the trick. You can build a real business if you follow up with your customers. What’s that mean? Simple. Keep a customer list. Mail a little catalog to some of your customers. If you have a good product, some of them will order. Based on our experience, a huge percentage may order, 10 to 20 percent. Think about that. You get orders without even leaving home. That’s a worthy goal to shoot for.
Learn how to start a soap making business and you can build a solid part-time income. The trick is learning how to set your products apart from the sea of other people trying to sell soap. It can be done, but not by following what most other people do.
We learned more from watching the retail experts than we did from watching and listening to soap makers. That helped us sell over 500 bars of soap in a weekend several times.