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How do I start an online cake business?

I am in high school and I am constantly told my cakes look great. My friends mom told me about a girl like me who sells her baked goods online and I would like to try doing the same but i don’t know where to start. Please tell me everything I might need to know. What kind of things do I need to buy and what is the best way to do this. I would appreciate a personal story of some one who has tried this. Thanks:)

If you have passion in decorating cakes and in baking, starting a cake business can be a wise idea and enjoy making money out of your hobby. Indeed, it can be enjoyable and profitable as well if you make money out of what you love doing. If you have the skills and creativity that you need in creating beautiful and delicious cakes, here are some tips and ideas that will help you put up your own business with what you already have.

- Make a business plan. Of course, you can’t just put up a business without having a plan. You have to have a business goal and strategies that will help you achieve them. You have to lay out who you want to sell your cakes to, what types of cakes you want to specialize, and how you will be able to compete your designs to those already existing in the market. With a good business plan, you will be able to answer and deal with the many questions that you will encounter in starting a cake business.

- Assess the cost you need in starting a cake business. Cost is one of the important factors that you need to consider in starting up your business. List down and prioritize what you need to have to put up your business. You may need to hire additional personnel, or get some equipment to make your baking and decorating fast, and consider your marketing costs as well.

- Find your specialty. In the many cake and pasty business already existing, it is important that you can compete with them and you can establish your own name in the business. Try to make your designs unique and find your place in the business.

- Don’t forget that beautiful designs should come with a delicious taste. In the cake and pastry industry, you have to get your client’s taste and impress them with your beautiful design.

- Make you marketing plan. In starting a cake business and in any business, you have to come up with a good marketing plan so you will know how to market your product and reach out to your customers. In these times that competition in stiff in business, you have to be creative in marketing your product. Take advantage of the internet in marketing your business. You can even set up an online cake shop and you make deliveries. Take advantage of marketing your products online. People these times go to the internet to find information so take advantage of internet marketing tools.

Don’t forget to improve your skills and products. It is important to find ways to improve your products. You can personalize, be more creative with your designs and make your customers happy. It is in these simple things that you get customer satisfaction and repeat purchases, so make sure you can offer quality products and services for your clients. If you are mindful of the contentment and joy you can give your clients, then you definitely can keep a good part of the market.

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