Starting a Soap Business - Five Easy Tips
By Al Bullington
Starting a soap business is one of those rare home business opportunities that actually
can work. Plus you can do it for a very small investment and make some money quickly.
There are several large businesses that have grown from small scale soap making ventures.
It's possible yours could be the next. But most people who start a soap business are
satisfied with making a part-time income from their hobby. If that's you then read on.
Making Great Soap.
The first requirement for a small scale soap business is great soap. Many people try to
sell junky looking soap that doesn't work very well and doesn't even smell good either.
That's a sure road to nowhere. Take the time to really learn how to make great soap that
looks as good and works as well as any you can find. Use your creativity to make your
products different from the competition. Ideas might be using only natural essential oils
for scents or how about using organic oils? Maybe consider making milk soap.
Why Buy From You?
If your soap is unique to you, then you can sell that difference. The only place to get
your unique product is from you. Also, tell your story. Where do you make this product?
How did you start doing this? Does anyone work with you? Are there special properties to
this product? What kind of service do you offer that's better than anyone else? Make it
easy to choose to buy from you.
What Goes With Soap?
And along with your unique soaps, are there other things you can offer? What
complements your soap? It could be garden produce or maybe bulk herbs. Then it could be
your own line of organic salves and balms. Combine any craft with skin care products. But
don't limit yourself to just things you can make. Anything you can buy wholesale is free
game. You might make more money selling things you buy than things you make.
Sell A Lot In A Hurry.
To really make money you must consider efficiency. The faster you can sell your product
the better. You can drive for miles making sales presentation and just sell a few bars of
soap. Then maybe you can find some event where you can sell hundreds of bars of soap in
just a few hours. Some craft shows are just like that. Sell hundreds of bars of soap plus
other items in just a few hours. Now that's efficient. The trick is finding how to do that
and finding where to go.
Once you have a customer, it's much easier to sell to them than to find another
customer. You have many options for selling to your customers. You can put together little
catalogs or brochures using software you already have on your computer. It's easy. People
will reorder if you give them an fast way to do that. You can also mail out your catalog
to your customer list. Need some money? Mail out a catalog. It's easy once you learn how.
Starting a soap business is a real chance to make a great part-time income. It's easy
to get started and takes only a small investment. Make great soap and tell your story and
people will buy. Stay in touch with your customers and you can quickly build a real business.
Al Bullington and his family have been making and selling soap for years. To learn more
about how you too can start a soap making business, visit their site at
The Soap Business Kit