We have been baking for about 5 years now. We are a husband and wife team that never thought it would be possible to generate this much traffic, nor did we think it was possible that there was that much demand in baking. The market is on the rise for baked goods with both new and old categories. From vegan recipes, to gender reveal parties, to those who love their pets, customizable baked good are becoming more entrenched to every event of our lives.
We have tried many methods of getting leads. We have tried a Facebook page, Facebook groups, Instagram, Pinterest, but we found one to be more successful than all the rest. NextDoor. We recommend that you create an account on NextDoor, but they do not allow advertising on their platform. I recommend asking questions like, “Where can I donate these baked goods?” With a very enticing picture to accompany the post.
This technique allowed us to get 43 order requests in 48 hours. We recommend driving your traffic through BakeThere in order to maintain a geographic location for your baking services.
- Create a BakeThere account
- Create a NextDoor account
- Make a post on NextDoor wondering where you can donate your baked goods.
- Bring them to BakeThere website to facilitate orders for now, and future orders to come.
Sit back and watch the orders come in!