There is a lot of interest in candle sales from home. Are you an expert candle-maker? Follow our step-by-step guide to learn how you can make your hobby a business.
Starting your own business can seem daunting. Our step plan will help you make your candles, and then sell them from your home. To get a more detailed guide on how to set up your business, read our step-by-step guide.
Design Beautiful Candles
The fun part about designing and making candles is what you want to do as a side hustle or even a full-time business.
Candle making is a way to express your creativity and create eye-catching products. This is an example:
You could make personalized candles using photo memories
For candles inspired in any way by landscapes or desserts, use colors and molds
You can design centerpieces for your wedding or holiday tables
Light your first candle
Are you going to make candles at home? Do you have a workshop or commercial property?
Although it is very simple, be aware that the temperature and contents are critical. Too hot or cold can result in lumpy wax.
It can be helpful to gather feedback from small groups of targeted customers and create some samples at this stage. It will help you assess your initial ideas and bring the best version to the market.
What Are The Candle Business Names You're Considering?
A name can do a lot. It helps you to stand out from the rest and conveys your brand's personality. The copyright and intellectual property laws, which protect products as well as brands, should be known.
Here are some suggestions to help you find the perfect name for your business.
Select Something Special.
Make It Memorable
- To see more results, search your name in Google
- Do not limit your – ensure that your brand name is recognizable if future product offerings are planned.
- For some lighthearted inspiration, our Candle Business Name Generator may be a good option.
Find Your Niche
- Eco-friendly candles? Scented candles Luxury candles Start by deciding on the product you want and who your target audience is. Then, go from there.
- To determine if there is any gap in the market it is a good idea to look at your competitors. To determine your core focus areas, you might want to do a SWOT analysis.
- Get more ideas by reading our guide about starting a small business from home.
Develop A Business Strategy And Budget
A Business Plan will help you to understand your purpose, your strategic goals, and your competitors. It's also helpful if applying for a start-up loan.
When Calculating Your Budget, It's Important To Consider:
- Installation costs (including equipment & supplies)
- How long it takes your product to make
- How much each candle is worth
- Shipping costs (if shipping online)
Your customers will expect your products safe, no matter whether you're selling online or on a craft stall. Crafters must have insurance.
Market And Sell Your Candles
It's important to consider the market you'll be selling your candles and how you plan on marketing them. You might be selling online or in a brick-and-mortar store. Or maybe you want to sell candles at flea markets and crafts fairs.