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How to Pay Yourself in Your Cake Business

 
 
 
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"When’s my next paycheck?" I asked myself.

I just quit my job working business sales at Apple and studying at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts (RIP) and I couldn’t count on my standard paycheck anymore. 

soooo yea, my money situation became very questionable because my consistent income just turned into whenever someone decided to pay me for a cake. 

Now, I’m the type of person who loves consistency and I like knowing when I can count on something to happen. 

Which didn't quite work out when I started my journey of being a full-time entrepreneur. 

One of the greatest things about working a typical 9-5 job is the consistent paycheck you pretty much expect every other week. 

You know it’s coming as long as you put in those hours at work.

buuuuutttt…….. when you manage your own business, you have to create the business and income you want instead of relying on someone else to give it to you. 

Turning your cake business from every so often money coming in into a consistent flow of cake orders is something you can 100% do for your business. 

Here are a few strategies that have really helped me.

First, with consistent marketing comes consistent income. 

The more consistent you are with your marketing, the more consistent your income will be. Whenever I found myself falling by the wayside with my marketing, my business sales always dropped. 

To turn it around, I had to recommit to my marketing and make it a non-negotiable to consistently "get the word" out on my business to keep my income more consistent. 

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Next, I want you to focus on making physical and mental apace for more orders.

A lot of times, we can mentally block more orders from coming in simply because we subconsciously block the orders from coming in. Additionally, we physically don’t have the space, not enough support, or can’t fit more cakes into our already jammed backed schedule.

We believe we won’t have enough time for more orders, we believe our cake business will take up more time already with more cake orders, we believe we can’t handle the workload. 
Take some time to really think about how you are mentally and/or physically blocking orders from coming into your business.

Make the space and God/ The Universe will fill that empty space with a bigger workload. 


Lastly, eliminate what isn’t working. 

Being an entrepreneur can be sooooooo daunting with soo much crap to do!

This year, I decided to purge my businesses and take away what 100% has nothing to do with me making money. 


I eliminated, deleted, and let go of tasks that just don’t make me happy AND tasks that don’t make my business money.

Take inventory of what’s not working in your business and STOP DOING THEM.

You will feel lighter, better about your business and happier about your business because you are focusing on truly growing your business. 

Growing your cake business = Charging more for your cakes + Increasing your cake orders.

Work with that equation and your business will 100% grow where you can financially support yourself and your family with your business and have a booked solid cake calendar! 


This year’s cake Calendars are being filled as we speak.

How’s your calendar filling up for this year?

Are you booking few and far between?

Or

Are you 100% booked up this year?


Doubling your cake bookings and attracting better paying clients into your cake business isn’t something that happens by luck. 

It takes clear approach for how to attract better paying clients into you cake business using proven strategies that work! 

I’m hosting a free training: Double your Cake Orders + Double your Cake Prices, which I lay out the 4 keys steps you need to take inside of your cake business right now to DOUBLE YOUR CAKE BUSINESS. 

Inside this training you will learn: 

• How to reach more brides and clients who are looking for cakes and have them book their cakes with YOU, instead of another designer. 

• Create a marketing blueprint so you know exactly how to increase your cake inquiries.  

• HOW to find the clients you truly want to work who will pay the prices you want to charge in your local area. 

and of course soo much more because all of my trainings are JAMMED PACKED with so much to truly transform your business! 

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How to find Funds to grow your Cake Business

 
 

I think I had maybe $1000 or so in my saving account.

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And I decided I was going to quit my working for Apple, move to Toronto to study cake design, come back and start my cake business.

Annnnd….I needed $35,000 to do so.

Welp, it was time to put my thinking cap on and figure out how I was going to fund my dreams because I DID NOT have $35,000 sitting around.

Everything can think you are kind-of nuts when you are wanting to shell over a ton of money to get your business off of the ground.

And a lot of close people in my life thought I was crazy for going after my dreams.

After investing over $100,000 total in being an entrepreneur over the past 5 years, I do know that it takes money to make money.

If you are wondering how to take your cake business to the next level and need some serious dough to make it happen, here are a few ideas to consider to fund your business to catapult your success! 

First, be 100% okay with getting outside sources to fund your business.

A lot of people may not have $35,000 - $100,000 laying around to fund a business. But that doesn’t mean you cannot find the money. Borrowing money is normal to get your business off the ground.

Once you wrap your head around knowing that it’s normal, you start to allow different ideas for how you can fund your business. 

Whether, credit cards, business loans, personal bank loans, friend/family loan, crowd funding…..these are ways where you can easily make the money instead of relying on selling your cakes to finally invest in your business.

Borrowing money helps you build your dreams while becoming business owner you need to become who has a successful business you really want. 

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Next, How much do you really want the money?

Some designers are interested in building their business while others are 100% committed to growing their business.

There’s a difference.

Earlier this week, I asked in my Facebook Group, join here, if they had $1000 to fund their business, what would you spend it on? And tons of designers wrote their responses.

Truthfully, you can manifest $1000 right away if you really wanted it badly enough, when you have the right money mindset, and belief in place to allow the money to come to you.

Ever notice how you just NEED to buy something new for your cake business, or NEED a new pair of shoes, or NEED to buy something for your children to help them succeed?

Regardless of what it is, when you have a burning desire to pay for anything in your cake business, the money will show up. 

If not, the excuses that come up are blocking the money from coming in. 

Lastly, Have a plan for the money you want.

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made was foolishly spending my money on cake crap that is collecting dust in an old Trader Joes bag sitting in my garage.

When growing your business, wisely choose how you will spend your money and how the specific tools and equipment you are buying will increase productivity, help you manage your business better, make more money, take your cake business to the next level.

Cute cupcake liners, 200+ sugar cookie cutters, random character cake pans, 101 super cute sprinkles do not help make you more money. 

They just take up more space in your already too tight cake storage situation.

Be extremely clear on your purchases and your money will go further than you’ve thought!

When I made up my mind I was going to make my dreams my reality, the money pretty much flowed into my life because I was determined to make my business work.

Don’t worry about the money. (easy for me to say right?)

When you are super worried about money, I bet your money situation gets tight, you don’t have enough, and you aren’t making enough.

Put your dreams FIRST, be 100% committed, and the money will show up.

Trust me, it works every single time.

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