Do you enjoy baking? Want to turn your baking passion into a profitable home based business? Provided you have got some spare time and had great baking skills, then selling your homemade baked items can be one of the best home based business ideas. For starting this a nominal amount is required and you can easily stand out from the herd to gain more customers by making slight changes to your items and adding traditional favorites to your cart.
From 1993 to 2007, it was banned by the federal Government to sell homemade baked items. But you are lucky that after the recession hit in 2007, almost all the states started adopting rules that allows folks to make and sell baked items from home. If you are looking to start your home bakery, you must first check rules regarding home based kitchen in your state, currently all U.S. states except New Jersey and Hawaii allows home baked goods to be sold but with some restrictions on items that can be sold from home based kitchen.
The best thing about making money from home baked item is that you require almost a nominal investment as mentioned above; most of the utensils required are already available in kitchen. So, when you think of any home based business ideas that require minimum investment you should go for making home baked items. So, the important thing is how to price and sell your items? For this you should visit your local farmer’s market and bakeries that will give you an overview about the prices of the items and you will also come to know about the products that are in excessive demand in market. You can jump to the front in market by introducing your unique bakery product with a little representation and by adding some special variation to your baked items.
The last thing is how to market your small bakery and where to sell your items? Local farmers market and any events, festivals or any other family fairs are always the best place to get some good customers. The best thing is to distribute some free samples in a wrapped packing with your business cards that will result you in getting more customers in the long run. Other ways of promoting your items is making your Facebook page or building your website or you can also add your items to websites that allows online food selling in your state.