Once in a while we all love to indulge in potato chips, chocolate, cookies and Oreos but for some of us with a sweet tooth a week never goes by without trying new desserts. It’s for this reason why you should turn your guilty pleasure into a profit making business, a side hustle maybe, something to compliment your income because we all want financial freedom.
How about trying one or two of these:
No Bake Desserts
No bake desserts are a different kind of desserts where instead of baking, you freeze them. These desserts are perfect for anyone who can’t bake or own an oven. We all own a refrigerator or know someone who does and since most of these recipes require freezing a good freezer should come in handy.
The best part about no bake desserts is that they don’t use wheat or any other baking flour but use gelatin as a substitute. Gelatin comes in a powdery form; add hot water to it, freeze and it holds like a rock but still soft like cotton.
Besides a freezer, you will need a mixer, trays and cupcake holders just to mention a few. The ingredients to these recipes are readily available in local supermarkets; moreover, each recipe is only four to seven ingredients. Mix everything in a bowl, freeze and you’re done.
A Smoothies’ Bar
You’ve heard of juice bars, you’ve seen them across Nairobi and since Kenya is abundant with fresh fruits and veggies who wouldn’t open a juice bar. They don’t take a lot of space and are undemanding.
A smoothies’ bar, in this case, will make you stand out. Smoothies are colorful, healthy, fruity and sometimes nutty and this will separate you from a juice bar by a mile. You also have the option of making your smoothies target different people, for example, protein smoothies for people who work out and are into fitness, breakfast smoothies for the ones who don’t take tea or coffee and kid friendly smoothies, nutritious for kids who love tasty snacks.
For this, you will need loads of plastic cups, a good blender and a freezer. It’s always sunny in Nairobi; chilled smoothies are the way to go.
My favorite yogurt brand has to be the Delamere premium yogurt. It’s classy, thick and bursts with flavors you can’t possibly resist. So what if you could make that but frozen, like ice-cream only its yogurt with berries and peanut butter if possible. Some frozen yogurt recipes can get a little sophisticated where it’s essential you use an ice-cream maker, but since your business is at its inception opt for simple recipes that use a blender or a mixer instead.
Now that you’ve decided to start your own delicious small business, how do you get clients and eventually grow your profits?
One of the best ways is to post your creations online on sites like Twitter and Instagram. Make your pictures as enticing as possible and let everyone know you’re open for business. Offer a delivery option for busy people who wouldn’t be able to come to your shop. Another way is by getting to talk with management in places where children frequently visit, carrying a few samples to showcase your work. This way, every other weekend you’re in different places getting to grow your business.
Once you get a hang of running your business, sign up with Jumia food. It’s free and you get to reach out to a large number of dessert lovers who might be interested in your creations, so get to mixing and blending, and all the best.