by Robyn O.
My decision to create a small website business really helped my home based baking business to succeed.
I was working full time as a reporter and needed some money on the side. I LOVE baking so I decided to turn it into a side job.
I asked her if I could give her free samples of my baked goods to try out at her events. She accepted.
My baked goods got a good reception, so I asked if I could be her in-house baker (she typically bought her baked goods).
But this didn't bring in much money.
She was used to buying cakes at Dominicks for $15, so she wasn't willing to pay me more than that for my services.
Still it was a good way to get my name out there.
Soon, through working with my caterer friend, I came across a woman who was hosting a baby shower and needed baked goods.We sat down and talked about what she wanted.
I delivered and got paid $200! I asked her to spread my name around.
I decided to create a small business website that listed all the jobs I'd done -- I included the baby shower and all my catering jobs.
I also bought an ad on a popular blog in Chicago, and soon people were clicking through to my website and placing orders.
If you want to start a baking business, you have to be prepared for the cost.
Starting my own home based baking business has been rewarding. Now my baking business brings in $1,000 a month of net profit! In a couple years I'm hoping to quit my job as a reporter so that I can do this full time!
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