White Bread & Green Dough or How I Opened an Online Bakery

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for a way to supplement our income. I do seasonal data processing and the spring season had not yet begun. I had prior experience with selling handmade jewelry on the internet and had all ready decided that I wanted to use the internet for my venue. I knew I didn’t want to sell jewelry or any other type of women’s accessory or craft. I needed something that would sell reasonably quickly and that wasn’t being done to death by everyone else.

I made a list of what I can do well, sort of a resume. I listed my past experiences and abilities. Then I started researching online. After looking at literally hundreds of websites, I came up


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14 Responses to White Bread & Green Dough or How I Opened an Online Bakery

  1. Matt says:

    I want to check out your website now.

  2. Myrtle says:

    Please post your website!!! Sounds delightful.

  3. David George Mitchell says:

    This is really a great article and I agree with Matt who commented that he would like to see your website now. Please post your URL so that your readers can check it out!

  4. So glad to meet you – fellow Etysian!

    I suspect I know why you chose to NOT do jewelry (avoid the masses?).

    My Etsy shop?
    Pretty Designs, Cheap Prices

    And my blog is right here on SA.

  5. MollyJ says:

    Good for you. An inspiring, simple business idea.

  6. M. Beddingfield says:

    I understand that you want to see my website–stay tuned for the next article!

  7. David George Mitchell says:

    Oh! You tease!

  8. Christianne says:

    Congratulations! Excellent overview of the steps you went through. It was obviously a well-thought out plan. Were there any “gotchas” along the way or other things you wish you had thought about?

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  10. Steven says:

    Wonderful post. I’m available for quality control.

  11. Jo says:

    Congratulations and I wish you continued success. Please post your URL, would love to see your website.

  12. Cindy M says:

    I gotta say, as much as I love bread and bakery items and while I’m sure you’re a fantastic baker, I personally would absolutely never order food items over the net. I’m always amazed a business like that could be depended on. It’s the sort of thing that might fail terribly when people have to cut back, you’d think. Guess I’m too old for this forum, ha-ha. I just hate it that people aren’t supporting local neighborhood industry more and that more young people aren’t trying to make more of a go of it right where they are, I guess. I certainly do admire your supplementing the family income with your own business for sure, however.

  13. Taryn M. says:

    This sounds great! What kinds of storage containers did you put your baked goods into that kepy them fresh during shipping?

  14. Looking at Etsy, I don’t see any sign of your bakery, just weaving (unless I have the wrong Margaret Beddingfield). Is your bakery still on operation?

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