Aside from beautifying homes, flowers can also be a moneymaker. If you have soil, seeds, and an interest in blooms, you can easily grow them in seven steps. Here’s how:
Step 1. Choose the flowers that have a high market demand like roses and sunflowers. This can be grown in pots or in soil if you have a backyard or a front yard. Starting small is the way to go bigger. It will not only help you save money, but you’ll also know what to grow best based on your observations on consumers’ demands. You may also visit flower shops or bazaars to ask sellers about the best-selling flowers all-year round. Plan the crops you would cultivate according to the weather.
Step 2. Be original. Set a name for your business and distinguish what sets you apart from competitors, be it your growing method or your prices. Highlight these in your marketing materials and make sure this is what you’d like to promote to your buyers.
Step 3. Provide a price list for your flowers and bouquets. Visit different flower and garden shops or ask particular gardeners that grow flowers that you’d like to tend. Through this, you’ll know better in terms of pricing. In setting a price, consider your growing costs too.
Step 4. Know if there are necessary permits in selling flowers or in supplying a florist. Provide and pass the requirements to obtain your permits and licenses before operating your business. You might have to pay for fees as well so better prepare everything before going to the government offices.
Step 5. Reach out to local flower shops and farmers’ markets and let them know about your products so you can sell to them or through them. This way, you can save money instead of starting a flower shop without knowing if you have sure buyers.
Step 6. Once you start your business, always be on time, whether in providing shipments to local florists or in manning your booth at the market. List down the number of flowers and of what varieties you are selling as well as the pieces that are purchased every day. This will help you track the varieties that you need to grow more or less of. This is also important for tax purposes.
Step 7. As your business grows, plant and offer more varieties of flowers so you can provide a greater supply. Use some of your income for expansion, whether in land where you’ll tend your flowers or in upgrading your gardening tools and equipment.