This seems like such a positive and supportive online community, I thought I would join!
I have recently embarked on my entrepreneurial journey, deciding that I want to make and market baby food made from organic, locally grown produce. The idea has generated a lot of publicity, with a couple of local newspaper stories and the like, which is exciting, but I'm also feeling a bit overwhelmed.
I guess the reason for this post is, I want to see if others who have started home-based businesses (marketing a product, rather than a service) have been able to be profitable? The deeper I get into it, the more I feel like I'm in over my head. Is it possible to be a one-person operation in this type of business and make money? I don't need to be rich, but I'm not trying to make this an expensive hobby, either. It needs to be sustainable, and provide at least a little income. Is this even possible? I mean, with marketing, rent, packaging, insurance, and all the overhead fees? I feel like production would have to be in the hundreds of thousands of units per month, and obviously, one person can't do that by themselves.
I'd love to hear success stories from others in similar situations. Or tips on how to be more efficient. What are your recommendations and advice? Thanks so much!