Become an Herbalist: Start an Herb Growing
If you enjoy gardening or cultivating vegetables, why not start growing herbs from home and starting
making some extra money? Herbs are one of the easier plants to grow from home for profit because they don't
require a lot of space, and they can grow year-round in a sunny location.
Some of the more popular herbs are orgegano, basil, rosemary, mint, parsley and dill. People use these
often, and they can generate a consistent stream of income for you. However, having a variety of unique herbs
available can be attractive to customers as well.
Where Can You Sell Herbs?
Flea markets and garage sales tend to attract lots of shoppers looking for low-priced items, and these
outlets have little competition in the way of fresh food items. If you grow unusual herbs, farmers markets can
be a good place to sell - but you may find with standard herbs you will experience high competition.
Restaurants, health food stores and food co-ops can be good places to contact. Set up a arrangements where
businesses place orders from you on a regular basis, and you can end up with consistent income every week.
How to Start a Financially Successful Herb and Herbal Plant Business
This step-by-step guide explains how to start your own herb growing and selling business. You'll learn which
herbs are the best ones to grow and efficient ways to grow them (if you don't already know...).
It also covers the administrative and legal side of setting up and running your business. It's a helpful
resource for getting your questions answered and of course setting up your herb business the right way, so you
can avoid headaches and hassles later.
Not sure how to find customers? No problem! This guide has you covered, and it shows you several ways to do
this. It also includes a sample business plan to help you get started quickly.
Herbalist Business Resources:
Marketing and Selling Your Herbs
- Get Found Locally - Online
Some people don't use the yellow pages or local newspapers or publications to find products and services in
their city - they look online, and you don't want to miss these savvy customers. Local search is a quickly-growing advertising
space that is an easy, low cost way to reach your local target market.
- Postcard Marketing
Do a postcard mailing to introduce your home grown herb business to potential customers in your area. Using
low-cost online services makes this an easy marketing task. First, decide on a special offer or hold a
grand opening sale. Second, design your postcards online using professional postcard templates with
VistaPrint (you can get 50% off here). And third, get
targeted leads from a lead generation company like Resource Nation.
- 29 Ways to Find Herb-Buying Customers
Find out what promotion strategies work - from experts. Get many more low cost, easy and even free
marketing tricks with this downloadable guide.