How to Make Six Figures from Home as a Baker/Blogger!
Do you wonder about my business and how I make money? Maybe even wonder how much money I make on real-life cakes and blogging? Well, a couple of weeks ago my friend Adrienne from Fruitfully Alive interviewed me for her blog and today she published our talk!
Adrienne interviewed me as part of her self-employment series. Her goal is to help people start working from home and her series introduces them to different work-from-home paths... which I love!
If you're curious about my answers to her questions and my work-from-home business, you can read the interveiw here: How to Make Six Figures from Home as a Baker/Blogger!
Here's one of the questions and my answer ...
You have a physical business from home and an online business; can you tell us about both and how they complement each other?
Sure! You’ll probably hear me refer to them separately over and over again because I still see them that way most of the time.
Ironically, I started a blog and my cake business at about the same time in 2009. But they were not connected to each other at all. My original blog was a frugal (couponing-type) blog.
That same year, my baby brother asked me to make his wedding cake. I initially said no. It’s a long story (written out on my blog) but after he wouldn’t give up on me doing it, I finally agreed. Because I’d never done anything other than a handful of pitiful sheet cakes for my kids, I started feverishly studying, practicing and researching.
I also volunteered to make cakes for people so I could practice – that’s how my cake business was born. I started sharing pictures of the cakes I was doing for practice and orders started rolling in – I call it my “accidental cake business”.
In the meantime, for the next 3 years, I continued to plug along on my frugal blog, but I’d also share pictures of my cakes and sometimes tutorial and explanations for how I made them (on the blog).
When researching for my brother’s cake, I struggled to find good info and instructions online so I wanted to share what I was learning to help others. No one was more surprised than me that my cake posts were the most popular thing I wrote about on my coupon blog.
After almost 3 years, I decided to close down my frugal blog and start a cake blog. It was instantly more popular than my frugal blog had ever been and I’ve never looked back.
How do they complement each other? Honestly, my blog is now earning a full-time income, so I could easily quit the real-life business. However, I’d hate making cakes just for show and just to blog about them, so I keep doing my real-life business (part-time) because that’s the source of a lot of my content.
Besides, I just love making and decorating cakes ...
Hop on over to Fruitfully Alive to keep reading the full interview and please leave comments if you have any other questions!
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