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How to Make Money Selling Recipes

Every household is looking at ways to expand their income, to bring in more money, and one way you can do this is by making money just by selling recipes. I donít have any specifics on where you can click and find customers, but if you are careful and diligent in your search where you list your items for sale, you can bring in a modest second income selling recipes.¬†

While it may sound easy, the process is not one that is going to make you rich over night, but with constant work and a little creativity you can make it all work out. 

What you first need to do is find a topic, a set of recipes or ingredients that are not exploited already. For example, 100 meals for the busy mom, 100 crock pot recipes, or low fat recipes or even 100 low sugar recipes. These should be recipes that you create yourself so you donít have to worry about copyrights and problems with other people stating that you have taken their creative works.¬†

Now that you have an idea in your head you have to actually create the recipes. Ingredients, how to prepare, listing all the information about how to make this recipe, how long it takes to make, how hot the oven needs to be and all the good information about preparing the recipes. This can be a long process, but well worth the information that you create for someone else. Next, if you have the ability, prepare each dish and a photograph that can be included with the recipe listing, this will enhance your overall recipe book. 

After completing the recipes and compiling all the information in one place, you are ready to start thinking about how you want to package your recipes. Online, in print, on cd, or how ever you want to get the information to people that order it. You can accept a multitude of different payments, cash, check, money order, print on demand, in bookstores, or online through a file download. Make the method that you choose fit your ideas best, you might even decide to do a few different methods of delivery. 

Next you will have to think about how you are going to reach the market, those people who want to have your recipes, and who will best benefit from using your recipes. This can be the most difficult part of the whole money making plan. Joining clubs, sending out newsletters, getting listing and such is all going to be a part of your plan. Make classifieds online and offline to get started. 

One hint about this project, when you make your recipes something that a very specific group is going to use, they are more likely going to buy it. For example, a diabetic needs recipes that are low sugar and will search for low sugar recipe books, just like the one you are selling!

If you are unsure about where to start, make a listing of the books that you see out there in the shopping malls, and what you find most interesting yourself. What type of recipe book would your friends love the most, and how big is the market that you can reach involving this specific topic? 

The bigger the market that you are going to be able to please, the more people are going to purchase your book. If you are targeting a small group, say southern single men who are wanting great southern cooking in a crock pot, your market may be smaller than crock pot cooking for men who want meat and potatoes. Research your market and think twice about the type of recipe book you are going to put together before getting to far involved. 

Set yourself a few goals. As you are getting started, think about when you want to be finished. Set yourself goals in how many hours you have to work a week, and how you are going to come up with the recipes, the photos and the information that you are going to include in the recipe book. 

This is a project that you can continue to build on, and put new ones out every year or two. Use your sales list to sell to old customers, and to build up a new client listing. While you may sell only a few in the beginning the process will build a nice second income if you are persistent in what you do and how you create your recipes to meet the markets needs.

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