Making a living out of baking may be fun and exciting if you genuinely love baking and are an exceptionally amazing baker. But just like starting up any business, home based bakers also have to evaluate the pros and cons of starting up their business.
Pro: low start up cost.
Since you are working from home you don’t have to worry much about the start up cost because you can use your kitchen and the equipments already available at your disposal. You will only have to spend a bit more to buy right equipments such as blast chiller, stand mixers and any other high tech equipment that aren’t initially available in your kitchen. You won’t have to spend much on advertising as well because all you need is to use your mobile and create a few pages on facebook and instagram. You can also create your own website and print out flyer.
Cons: need of space.
One of the major disadvantages of a home based business would be lack of space for expansion. You won’t have enough room to add in more equipment such as display chiller cabinets because of the limited spacing and the expense of space expansion. To make the space bigger you will have to call in architects and interior designers because making your kitchen larger would change the complete outlook of the house and you can possibly do that by yourself so hiring professionals would cost you a lot of money.
Since you’re home, you can make gainful utilization of your constrained downtime by dealing with some local tasks in the meantime. While you’re on hold with a customer, you can sort the clothing or remove something from the cooler to defrost for supper. Numerous little incidentals that would regularly heap up for nighttimes and ends of the week would now be able to be expert amid your week’s worth of work.
Con: you are your own boss.
Although being your own boss sounds all good and relaxing, it likewise requires incredible devotion, inspiration and self-control. On the off chance that you are the kind of laborer who flourishes with criticism and the vitality of others, working at home can be very testing. You likewise should have the capacity to state no to the diversions of your environment, similar to the extra large flat screen television in the nook or the pool in the lawn. It’s harder to begin and simpler to dawdle when working at home. Since no one is bossing you around and you don’t have a higher up to report to, you are most likely going to spend a lot of time procrastinating which maybe stressful when the date of delivery or pick up arrives closer.