Make Homemade Soap — Then Sell It

Make homemade soap and visions of cash just seem to appear. My family moved about 35,000 bars of soap from the kitchen sink to customers all over the globe. Here are 5 tips for selling soap to make cash.

1. Designing it.

Handmade soap is everywhere. Everybody wants to get rich by cleaning up the world, one person at a time. Why buy your product? Most everybody now knows the story of why handmade soap is better. Most of your potential customers already have tried handmade soap, with varying quality products. And I use the term “quality” loosely, what they often got was half-cured, poorly designed junk.

Design a bar that’s different and tell why it’s different and you get customers for your unique product. They will buy from you instead of from the competition. Just build something better and different. It’s easy to do…

2. Making soap.

Carefully designed and carefully made soap truly is a luxury product. Cut no corners and make no excuses. That doesn’t mean you need expensive exotic ingredients either. Snake oil does not make better soap. Carefully combined coconut, palm and olive oils are hard to beat. Tweak your soap with exotic ingredients only when the basics are perfect.

3. It’s marketing and not just selling.

Marketing implies there is a plan. It’s more than just getting a few sales. It includes logo design, producing catalogs, brochures, attending shows, getting in stores, a whole system. Settle for a few sales and you’ll soon wear out and wear down.

4. Getting customers.

But how do you get customers to start with? Where can you begin? If you could find some place where many interested people could look at your products in just a short period of time, would that be good? What if it only cost a small fee to get in there? What if you could potentially sell a thousand dollars worth of soap a day for two or three days, would that work? All that’s fairly easy to do. It may take some time to work up to that, but there’s a way…

5. Following for success.

Once you make some sales, that’s the key. Stay in touch with customers and the repeat sales are what will make or break a small business. Staying in touch is easier than ever. For example, web sites are perfect for that, along with email. Getting new customers with web sites is tough… too much competition. Following up with existing customers with a web site is a natural.

Make handmade soap and you have a great hobby. Selling that soap in small quantities is easy. Some even move the volume up, but it takes careful attention to detail to grow and maintain a soap business.

Al Bullington and his family made and sold soap for years and developed a system for making money with soap. Read more about their experiences at their website: ======>>> http://SoapBizKit.com.

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Do You Know How To Make Halloween Miniatures?

Halloween, is supposed to be the scariest part of all celebrations. It fills a spirit of having spooky decorations and lighting Jack o lanterns. The fun is doubled when you have a dollhouse. Be it decorating it for holidays or daily routine life, the dollhouse becomes a big attraction all year round.  So, when Halloween rolls around, you get a bunch of opportunities of decorating your mini dollhouse with lots of “Do-it yourself” plans.

The basic step to get started with your scary decorations for dollhouse would begin with gathering craft items. Heavy stock paper is just the best item and light enough, other items comprise glue, scissors, tape, craft sand, colored clay and varnish.

With the help of internet and various guides on making Halloween miniatures, you will come across a number of projects which will assist you in dressing up your dollhouse for the spooky season. Although not all projects are available for free of cost, but for you to decorate your dollhouse at no charge some projects are enlisted below:

Coffin cases –

A lot of scary and black coffins in numerous patterns are easy to find on internet. And with the help of a computer, printer, paper you are ready with a coffin case.

Table settings –

Holiday paper cups and plates can be created using ready-made patterns available all over the internet. You can take out as many printouts as you want. Same material as used for making coffin cases will be required, but glue is mandatory. You can use varnish so as to ensure that these decorations can be used for more than one reason.

Window decorations –

To decorate your dollhouse windows and give a scarier look, spooky ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and witches can be utilized.

Trick-or-treat bags –

Using the printed ready-made patterns and those extra special touches for decorating your dollhouse makes it easier to give a spookier and scarier look.

Miniature jack-o-lanterns –

Using child’s play clay can help you make a jack-o-lantern for your dollhouse. For making the pumpkin, just shape the orange clay. Black clay can be used to make the eyes, nose and face. 

Apples and candy apples –

Using a standard wooden basket filled with miniature apples is a good way to enhance the look. The miniature apples can be crafted from clay or purchased from any toy shop, etc. Also, mere adding of toothpick pieces to clay apples can bring out the look of candy apples. For giving the look for the nuts, using light craft sand is a good idea.

Most of the websites are offering ready to go plans to decorate your dollhouse for a great Halloween. You can go through the guides available to bring out the best of your decoration. Follow the guide, work slowly and carefully, implement your own ideas, style, and preferences too. Some methods require sticking, cutting, and pasting while many stores give away ready-made items to go with your dollhouse. Decorating your dollhouse should be great fun, sharpen your artistic abilities and bring the best out your mind. Especially, weekend is the best part to tackle the easy and fun project of making Halloween miniature for your dollhouse.

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