With the pandemic turning the world upside down, you might think now is not the right time to start a business. But you’d be wrong.
If you’re one of those who lost their jobs because of the pandemic, it’s hustle time. That could be your opportunity to be your own boss by setting up your own business. And do you know what one of the most profitable products is right now? Organic or natural beauty products. According to Grand View Research, Inc., the global organic personal care market is expected to reach $25.11 billion by 2025.
The best thing about this is you can make all-natural beauty products right from the comfort of your home. Have the right materials and ingredients delivered to your place, and you’d never have to set foot outside the house to create and sell your products. Are you interested? Below, we have a few tips on how to start selling organic beauty products from home successfully.
1. Do extensive research
Beauty products, whether they’re made with natural ingredients or with chemicals, will go on people’s skins. So, they must be entirely safe for use. Getting your formula right will require a ton of experimenting with concentrations and swapping ingredients. And once you get your formula right, you have to ensure it’s safe for different skin types and that it passes stability checks.
Research is also involved in the way you market your products. See the Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines on selling homemade beauty products and make sure you follow them. You must also be careful in using the term “organic” because you can only use it if your ingredients are certified organic materials.
2. Use the right equipment
One of the reasons it’s easier now, more than ever, to create beauty products at home is because the tools you need are readily available in the kitchen or can be easily ordered online. A digital scale ensures your ingredient measurements are precise, while a hand blender makes mixing your ingredients a breeze. A honey keeper extractor makes extracting all-natural honey easier. With the right tools and equipment, you’ll be able to make your beauty products correctly.
3. Make attractive labels
No matter how good your products are, you’ll find it challenging to sell them if your labels and packaging aren’t attractive. There’s a whole Instagram and YouTube community dedicated to featuring beauty products, and if you want yours to reach a wider audience, creating attractive labels is an important step.
4. Drum up excitement online
As mentioned above, the beauty market is a vast industry, and people who use these products are typically found online. So, go where your audience is at. Create an Instagram page and post graphics about your launch. Then, take pictures of your products and tease your audience with them.
If you can, setting up a website is also a great way to build your online presence. This way, potential customers can learn as much about your products even before your launch. If you integrate e-commerce to your website, they will also have an easier time to shop.
Being a small business owner, especially one where you create all your products and operate from home, can be intimidating. But if you know what to do, you can thrive and become a successful home-based entrepreneur.