I haven’t seen or met anybody till now who dislikes chocolate. This evergreen idea has demand 12 months in a year.
If you are a housewife who makes chocolates for your family on special occasions, you can turn your hobby into a thriving online business.
Yes, I am talking about the Handmade Chocolate making Business idea.
The chocolates are consumed all over the world.
Global chocolate consumption
The people from Switzerland eat chocolates the most in the world with each person consumes on an average of 8.8 kg of chocolates in a year.
This a wider view just to apprise you about the chocolate consumption statistics of the top 20 chocolate consuming countries.
And is the chocolate industry is booming.
Arrange or buy the basic equipment
Don’t go and buy heavy and costly equipment in the beginning. Try to manage initially from what is already available with you.
However, the basic equipment for chocolate making are:
Look out for a good delivery boy who can take your chocolates with care and handover them to the clients in time. A newspaper vendor or a car washer in your locality can do it.
Re-arrange your kitchen
You are turning your hobby into entrepreneurship. Therefore, some changes are required to give the right shape.
Write the plan on a paper
Write a simple one-month plan on a piece of paper. The following questions will give you the direction:
Experiment with yourself
I do not doubt your chocolate making skills. But experimenting allows to know the best in you about the chocolate making.
Prepare the product for different ocassions
Once you have decided on the product. Thereafter, prepare and garnish it for different occasions like festivals, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and for different seasons.
Show your creativity by designing and decorating the chocolates with different designs using colorful papers or cloth or a box.
Get an online store
Getting an online store will boost you business to the next level. Your online store must have all the features for making a sale.
The features must provide the following options:
"A right theme is found to be effective in attracting more customers and drives sales"
How to excel the art of selling online?
If you are still confused then read the success stories of the entrepreneurs and can seek inspiration from them.
Watch these videos how Weebly helped them in making their hand-made business a success.
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Just like any other business, the hand-made chocolate business has its own advantages and disadvantages.
However, its pros are more than the cons, making it an attractive and feasible home based business idea.
As your venture grows, make a gradual shift from the household activities towards it because then you will be needing more time to boost it to the next level.
You can keep a helping hand and can purchase online tools, supporting you in the growth.
You can also measure the success of your small business with time, giving you a sense of achievement.