We are already in June already. Imagine. Half year!
How are you feeling about it?
Are you scared, apprehensive or joyful?
I have mixed feelings because yes i have achieved some goals i set myself at the beginning of the year, but there are still a number of goals that i am yet to do or even get started.
Sometimes i ask myself if i am able to achieve it or if it is even possible. I set myself a money goal, but at times i go through periods where i doubt myself and ask myself if it is possible especially when those unexpected expenses come eating into my income.
But i know God has my back and i will keep on keeping on.
So for those who are still wondering how they are going to make their income goal through their cake sales,here are a few ideas to make your cake business stand out.
1. Know your brand
A strong brand will help your customers remember you. Branding is not just about your logo or the colours you use or how your website is, it also translates to how you treat your customers and how you portray your business.
2. Give great customer service always
They say in Nigeria, we don’t know about customers service. How may times have you been to an eatry or a supermarket and the workers don’t smile and if you ask for their help, it is like you are disturbing them.
So be an exception to the rule. No matter how you feel, give great customer service. Answer your work phone with a smile, listen to the customers. Yes, you will come across some customers that are demanding, or even rude. But, ultimately, the relationship you have with your customers is what’s going to keep them coming back for more.
So go the extra mile for your customers. They are paying you after all.
3. Have Social media skills
Your business needs to be online. Use your website and social media to your advantage. Engage with your customers on social media.
If you aren’t confident with on how you can market effectively using social media – fear not! Here is a course to help you.
4. Try something different
Why don’t you be different from the norm. Expand your product line and do different type of cake designs. Do something that is totally different from what is out there. And when you do market it superbly on social media.
5. Enter cake competitions
This is a great exposure for your brand, and you don’t have to win. Just need to enter. When you enter cake competitions, there is always press and you can take pictures for your website. So this will show people that you are a serious cake business owner and your brand can sky rocket. It will also help you to improve your networking and presentation skills.
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.