Is a soap making business worthwhile?
Im thinking about starting one along with other ways of making income
It's a challenging one. I'm a business consultant, and one of my clients was a soap manufacturer with a boutique store. They went out of business.
Go to a Whole Foods and count the number of boutique soap brands you will be competing with. Those are all established businesses with reasonably high volume. How will you complete on price and quality. What is your unique selling proposition?
If you really love the idea and have something unique to offer, please read my hubs on starting your own business and marketing your own business. If you're still up for it, give me a holler, and I'll try to help.
Thanks for your timely response and good advice, SidKemp! Ill be sure to do what you recommended. At this point, it's more of an idea. It's one of the ideas I have as far as owning a small business whether it's home based or not.
If you have a passion, go for it. If you don't, go for the one that is most likely to succeed. I'm sure my hubs and books will help.
Going to have to check out your business hubs.
Enjoy, Viveresperando - I love to see people learning!
I don't know about soap in particular. I personally make herbal products and sell them. I make lotions and salves and tinctures and blend teas and the like. It's difficult, but you get what you put into it. If you're out there promoting it every day, you'll make some money off it.
Yes. It has been successful in the past, it is successful right now so it will probably be successful in the future. It depends on the quality of the product and how you plan on selling the soap.
Yes, there are already lot's of soaps out there to compete with. However, if you have a particular and unique type of soap you will make, it could very well work out for you. Possibly, make with organic products, essential oils, etc, these are things people are looking for now. Everyone needs soap. Locally, I have seen a soapmaker in a 'farmer's market' in my city, and he was there for about 6 months, no longer there. He also made small sample soaps he handed out to try. Good luck in any business you choose.
I think it is worthwhile... and just like with most products, if you make them high-quality and appealing and you market them appropriately, they should get sold. Good luck!
I don't know, do you think a soap making business is worth it for "Dove" or "irish spring" ? obviously there is a massive market for soap. Everyone needs it, and they buy it regularly. how you market your brand though will be a big determining factor on whether or not it is worth your while. good luck bro.
by Madame Penn6 years ago
I am thinking about starting a business as a consultant, any advice..i am thinking about starting a business in customer service consulting
by johnfl4 years ago
I have been on Hub Pages about a year and I have written about 27 Hubs and they have received close to 5000 views, which I felt was not bad and my status hovers between 82-88. Last week I had about 8 of my Hubs...
by tdebrick6 years ago
If I start my own website for a business do I need to do anything business wise?Thinking about starting a website for a business but not sure if I need to file a business name or something.
by sannyasinman8 years ago
I have never earned a cent from Amazon in 4 months. Not a single cent. Also I see conflicting advice from the experts here, some say dispense with Amazon altogether, others seem to make money from Amazon. So, just...
by Person of Interest5 years ago
Me and probably a couple million others... I wonder what it costs? It would have to be awfully, awfully cheap to be worthwhile...So far I am not sufficiently enticed to sign-in yet. Thought I would solicit comments and...
by jammyedwards18 years ago
Thinking about starting my own business in the outdoor industry, anybody have any tips?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.