Hi all, i am a hobby baker and do it from home (no license). I was wondering how to get more business other than word or mouth or recommendations. Any suggestions?
..moving to Cake Decorating forum.
No ideas for your question but just wanted to say I'm from across the river in Anna!
start a Facebook page and/or a simple blog to showcase your products. That way, when people ask your clients where they got the cake, they have somewhere to point them to!
do you need a license to sell cakes? if so, then advertising is looking for trouble. you can usually trust your friend not to turn you in, but the stranger who is either weird or wants a refund wont care.
if not, then there are a lot of good ways and some unusual suggestions on how to advertise in the business forum. mainly, a good website, and business cards.
Yes, if you live in an area where you have to be licensed, then advertising is a quick way to get yourself in trouble.
I use both FB and a blogspot. Most of my business is coming from those sites now a days. If you choose to use FB, create a fan page. Those are great.