On a daily basis I get a lot of email and messages from bakers, cake business owners or just hobby bakers asking me questions or just telling me about their experiences. I love receiving emails from all of you. I appreciate your encouragement, feedback and i always try to help in any way i can for those who have questions.
I also get a lot of emails from women especially those who are contemplating starting a cake business, but month after month they are still at home doing nothing, depending on others for money .
And I ask why are you not earning money doing something. You say you like baking and want to start a cake business, so why haven’t you done anything about it?
And i keep hearing the same thing,
‘I don’t have money to start a cake business’;
I don’t have capital to buy equipment’;
‘when I get money I will start’;
‘ I don’t have money to register the business’;
‘There is no one to train me’;
‘I cannot afford to go for training’;
and so on.
My dear, all those things are just excuses,I do not mean to be harsh, but if you are saying those things now. You will see that this time next year you will still be in the same spot and have achieved nothing and still be saying I don’t have money to start.
Money is not an excuse. You are the one making the excuses.
If you want something, you’ve got to be committed.
You don’t have money to start a cake business. To start a cake business you do not need thousands of Naira.
With N5,000-N8,000 you can buy ingredients, bake some cupcakes, make your own cakes boxes ( You can go online to see how this is done) and sell batches of 4 or 6 cupcakes for like N2,000 or N3,000. Just sell them to family and friends. You will see in no time you would have recouped your investment and will have some money to either buy some equipment, pay someone to teach you or even to register your cake business.
It is hardly the case that someone will just give you N100,000 Gbam to start a business.
You have to start from somewhere.
You say you have no one to train you. Have you gone out and asked. I am sure an aunty of a friend of a friend can offer to train you for free. Have you gone online to seek for free training classes. A few weeks back the Lekki International Cake Fair held its annual event and some of the baking classes were free. Have you gone on YouTube and watched all the numerous baking training videos. Do you read baking blogs?
When i knew i wanted to start a cake business, i knew i needed training. I really wanted to learn the Wilton training. I think it was N20,000 at that time for the level 1 training. But i had no funds.
So i just went on Youtube and watched videos and practiced. With the little knowledge i had i started selling cupcakes to just people I knew at first. My cakes were far from perfect, but it still sold. Soon i was able to raise the N20,000 for the training.
And when i wanted to go for another training, I will just sell and sell.
This were the cupcakes i sold
So don’t think you have to be one expert cake maker to start selling your cakes.
I am a great believer in setting goals. Without Goals how will you know where you are going. if you want to achieve something. put it down in writing . And set a plan for how you will achieve it. And each day do something, no matter how little to achieve that goal.
Don’t let 2017 roll by and you are still waiting for one windfall to come before you start your cake business or any business you want to do.
You can become financial independent.
Just start doing something with what you have.
If you need help in starting your own cake business. Register for this free Course. This is a Course that will help and teach you how to have your cake business started and running in 30 days.
I am also still taking registration for How to price your Cakes for profit E-Course. Just Register for this training here.
Rotimicakelady is your personal cake fairy. She is a cake business consultant and Coach.
She runs the Cake Business Owners Club where she helps bakers through Online courses have super profitable and successful cake businesses.
She has a passion for helping women who have a passion for baking, transition from hobby cake makers to successful and profitable cake business owners.
She also help cake business owners who have struggling in their cake business with strategies to enable them get more customers, so you make more money. Rotimicakelady is passionate about Cakes, business and making money.