Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Earn money making candles at home

Another way to earn some money working from home is to make and sell candles.  This is a popular craft and sales of candles increase over the Christmas and Easter periods especially. Candles, in particular aromatherapy candles make popular gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and of course house warming’s. 

Candles and tea lights can successfully be sold at craft fairs, gift and speciality shops as well as furniture shops.  While candles can be made at low cost from home, you may find the process rather messy and in this case you may prefer to buy ready made plain candles and simply decorate them with glitter, pressed dried flowers, ribbons etc.

As a beginner you will need to pick up a couple of books on candle making.  At the very start, don’t make unnecessary expenditures, there is no need.  Borrow books instead of buying and sign up for candle making newsletters over the Internet.

Why not start off with a candle making kit and see how you get on before buying supplies for your candle making business. 

Buying your supplies will mean selecting different types of waxes, for example beeswax, paraffin wax, soy wax.  You will also need to buy a selection of wicks and dye as well as fragrances, moulds/jars and a candle thermometer.  

Use the Internet to find prospective clients. You don’t need to have any HMTL (Hyper Text Markup Language) language to create your very own website. Using Dreamweaver and FrontPage you can create your own website very easily from scratch. 

Blogger and Word Press are two examples of blog sites that offer free hosting and within minutes you can have your own blog site just like this one up and running.  Blogger and Word Press both have templates and add-ons so you can customise your own blog.  

Sell your handmade candles through your own online shop with Etsy . This website allows sellers to create their own Etsy shop sell handmade goods, vintage items and supplies.
 

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