A popular business to start from home is one of selling candles. There is a huge market for candles today and selling a product that is in demand is a great way to begin a new business.
The candle business in the US alone is reported to be over a $2 billion dollar industry per year. It is estimated that seven out of ten homes use candles for relaxation and/or religious reasons.
Years ago candles were used as the main light source in many homes. Today they are mainly used to add fragrance and décor instead.
There are many different candle companies that you can choose to promote. Some will even provide you with a free or low cost starter kit. The majority of these companies work on the premise of holding candle parties in a person’s home. As the presenter you will earn a percentage of the sales as income.
A new trend is to offer online parties as well and this is perfect for your long distance friends, relatives and acquaintances. By having an online presence for your candle business you can also sell from your website in addition to hosting parties if you wish.
If you choose to work for this type of company you will become an independent distributor. This means that you are setting up your very own business. It is one of the easiest ways to fulfill your dreams of working from home.
These candle companies also offer fundraisers and this is a great way to get your local community interested in your new business. More people are likely to attend a function where a portion of the proceeds go to a local charity or cause.
Once you have joined the company you will receive access to additional training and promotional material. You will discover ways that other distributors have made money selling candles. You can even try some of these ideas yourself.
To market and promote your new business you can invite your friends and family to an open house. You could do a craft show and hold presentations for local community events. If you have school aged children then you can inform the school about fundraising events.
With this type of business the more sales you make the higher your profit margin will become. Once people are hooked on your candles you will start to enjoy repeat orders. To sell candles you don’t have to resort to any high pressure tactics. The fragrance of the candles will be enough to entice someone to try them.
Word of mouth referrals are going to be a huge part of your income. You may wish to reward people that refer you to their own friends with a free sample or coupon. This gives them added incentive to refer more people.
No matter which candle company you choose to join selling candles is a great way to start working from home. You can work full or part time and set your own hours and your own pace. If you wish to create a full time business then start out with that concept in mind. Keep your end goal in sight as this will help you grow your new business quickly.