Originally Posted by sugarmagiccakes
Love your signature btw Relznik.A woman after my own heart. I'm a new member and haven't come up with mine yet. Maybe it could be "lonely cake maker". How long have you been decorating cakes for, and any tips for me running my business from home? I'm a little bit lost with that side of things, but sugar art is my passion!
I've been decorating cakes for maybe about 10 years (I wouldn't say any efforts before that time were worthy of being called cake decorating, LOL!) but I've had my business for about 7 or 8 years, I suppose.
It's hard to give tips to people, because everyone is different in themselves....
But I would say that once you decide to 'go for it', it will take about two years for your business to really take off... that's what I was told and it was absolutely true!! Get yourself a good website... I don't advertise at all, but probably 99% of my business is people finding me on a Google search!
DO NOT underprice yourself. Either your good enough to sell cakes or you're not. But don't undercut all your competitors because you're only starting out. All you'll find is that when you do finally put your prices up anyway, those customers will go and find someone else who's undercutting YOU! LOL!