You can start a soap business just about as fast as any business you can pick. But, how is the best way to get started and would you even want to? A hobby that turns into a business can go from fun to work, especially if sales really pick up. Here's why a soap business is easy to start and how to get going.
Why it's easy...
It costs nearly nothing to get started making soap. You probably already know that. All you need are some molds, pans, and supplies. You can operate out of the kitchen. That's what we did and sold about 35,000 bars of soap in about 4 years part-time. It's cheap to get started, plus learning to make good soap is fairly easy. You need some pointers, but it's easy to get going.
Why buy your soap?
Did you know that lots of people make and sell soap? It's true. Selling soap is not a new idea. Here's the trick though. You should make products that are unique. How? Soap is soap... Not hardly. You can make a product that is like no customer has seen. Maybe it's a milk-based soap. Maybe you use regional scents. Possibly you can use unique color schemes. There are ways you can deliberately set your products apart.
Who would buy it?
How can you find those people. Many ways... One popular way is to get in a local arts and crafts fair. There you can talk to people and tell them what you have. Here's the trick. If you can make some sales, you can get follow-up sales. How? You just need the simplest little brochure to generate thousands of dollars in repeat sales.
There are lots of other ways to get started. For sure, getting started is the hardest part.
You can start a soap business fast. It won't cost much to get going either. Build a unique product and get in front of some potential customers and get ready to go to work...