Simple-Tell your friends and family that you are taking cake orders
If you want more cake orders. Then you have to tell people. A good way to start is with your family and friends.
Ask them do they have a birthday or celebration coming up to get them to order from you!
Note – Because they are family, don’t let them bully you in baking for free or for a low price! You are in business. However, you can give them something free such as some cupcakes.
Share on your Facebook Business Page
If you have a Facebook business page. Share on your Page that you are taking cake orders! Here’s a good example:
” Bose Cake and Bakes are now taking your cake orders. Do you have a birthday or party coming up? Order Now and get a 6 cupcakes free (on orders over N20,000)”.
If you feel you are not getting enough reach, why don’t you boost your Ad. For just $5, your advert will be seen by a whole lot more people. So give it a try (make sure you add a nice picture and your contact details).
This is another way to advertise on Facebook. You can advertise your cakes on other groups. Look around for Facebook Groups where your ideal client hangs out and join those groups and talk about your business.
To go one step higher, you can offer an incentive for them so that they can come over to your own business Facebook page to place an order.
Note – some Facebook Groups do not allow advertisements, so check out the groups rules and regulations so that you do not get kicked out of the group.
Share with your Email Contacts
Create a pretty newsletter and send it to everyone on your email list.
And you can say something like this:
” Hello, I have a free gift for you. Order your cakes at Bose Cakes and Bakes and get a free box of cupcakes (on orders over N20,000)”.
Sell Your Cakes in Churches /Schools /Food Fairs
You do not have to wait at home for an order. You can go out and sell your cakes. Your church is a good starting point. Also schools during their PTA or sports day is really good. Here you will be able to personally tell people about your cake business, they can sample the cakes you have to offer and they can also buy or order from the spot from you.
So do not be shy, approach churches and schools around your area and ask if you can sell your products at their premises.
Note – make sure you have business cards to give out.
So those are some ideas you can try out this week, to boost your sales. I will love to hear about your experience. So comment below to tell me how it goes or if you want to ask me any cake business question.
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.