I love cosmetics. I always have as far back as I can remember. When I was a child, I dreamed of starting my own cosmetic company when I grew up so that I would have free access to makeup! But of course, life happened and I moved on to other things and the idea completely slipped out of my mind, even though I still love makeup and cosmetics as much as the next gal.
Although I’ve made my peace with not having my own company, I thought that there are probably thousands of women who have had the same dream but don’t know where to begin. So I thought I’d do some research and see how easy or difficult it would be for someone to start their own product line. I came up with some interesting facts that I thought I’d post today in tribute to the businesswoman in all of us.
Starting Your Own Cosmetic Company
The first thought that came to mind was ‘how much is this going to cost?’ Probably a bomb, right? Well, that depends on how you go about it. Just to be clear, I’m talking about starting a cosmetic company of natural products with stuff that you can make with the ingredients in your kitchen. You don’t need a truck load of cash to start there. Although you might need other ingredients and raw materials to create and market your cosmetics.
You might thing that this sounds very rustic. You’d be surprised at how many people enjoy rustic, and how many people are more than happy to buy homemade products from a trustworthy source rather than buy so-called natural gunk from a big brand with only monetary motives.
Once you decide on which products you are best at creating, you can package them and market them not only to your close contacts but also through several websites that support small home-based businesses. Some of these websites are free while others charge a fee.
You can derive your greatest motivation and inspiration from this hard fact – many women, men, teens and even kids use cosmetics. You probably know a lot of these people and all you have to do is reach out to them and you’ve got your first customers who will keep coming back to you and even spread the word if you offer good quality and service. People are becoming more aware nowadays and are fed up of the false claims made by the cosmetics giants. Organic, natural products are in and statistics show that the interest in organic cosmetics is increasing by 20% each year. No time like right now to cash in on it while doing yourself and the public a noble service.
If you prefer not to create your own product line, you can sell someone else’s products for a commission, or you can take up one of the dozens if direct sales positions for natural cosmetics products. Whatever you eventually choose to do, you success will be directly proportional to your passion and commitment to spreading the word about natural cosmetics.