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6 Homemade Products You Can Sell in the New Normal.

The recent pandemic has changed how we live our lives. Foremost amongst these changes is the financial situation of a multitude of people. Hundreds of companies have closed down, and thousands of people have lost their jobs. During these times of uncertainty, it is always a good idea to have multiple sources of income.

Strangely, now is the best time to start a business at home. It is very advantageous because you can market and sell your products online, and seeing as most people are under quarantine, they do most of their shopping online. The only thing missing is a great business idea to bring it all together. Here are 6 great business ideas for the new normal.
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1. Jam
Homemade jams are a great choice of product. It is very easy to get a hold of the raw products, and the jam-making process is quite easy. All you need is fruit and sugar and a sturdy jar to preserve them in. The jam-making process usually entails you to pick a specific fruit. You then crush the fruit and then add pectin into the mix. Pectin is a natural ingredient that thickens the jam.

After mixing them together, you bring them to a boil for around 10 minutes. Your sugar measurements usually depend on the type of fruit you are using. Once you bring the jam to a boil, you can add the sugar into the mix, and have it boil for a minute more. The entire process takes more or less an hour and depending on the measurements, you can create a lot in one cooking.

The process also entails heating the glass containers, so you will need good quality glassware. Seeing as you will be mass-producing the jam, it is always a good idea to buy wholesale from trustworthy glassware manufacturers. Roetell is one such company. It is a soda bottle manufacturer that also creates custom glassware, so if you need a steady supply of quality glassware, you know who to call.
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2. Baked goods
If you take a closer look at online ads on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll notice that baked goods are quite popular. It seems the time spent indoors has compelled a lot of people to start baking, and some enterprising people have made this into a business. A quick note though, if you’re going to start selling baked goods they should be as unique as possible. Remember that common baked goods like baguettes and bagels can be bought at your local bake shops. So take the time to research your product. It has to be both easy to make, and unique enough to catch a potential buyer’s eye.

For example, Basque Burnt cheesecakes have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years. The dessert originated from the Basque Province of Spain, and because of its light, savory and tart taste it has become a favorite dessert all over the world. It is a perfect product because it is very easy to make, and the ingredients are very affordable. There are a myriad of great baking goods you can sell, you just have to do your research.

3. Vegetables and fruits delivery
Ever since the pandemic struck, getting groceries has been a struggle. Some people fear going to the market to buy specific food items such as vegetables and fruits. This is where you come in. If you have a farm or access to farmers, you can provide a truly great service to these potential buyers. If you have a motorbike or a car, you can also offer to deliver the foodstuffs for an added price. Just make sure when you deliver the food you should still follow quarantine protocols and wear a face mask or better yet a face shield.
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4. Meat products
Just like vegetables and fruits, you can also start mass-producing and selling meat products such as sausages, chorizo, corned beef, etc. Creating meat products can be a bit more time consuming and you will need to have certain pieces of equipment such as meat grinders and mixers. Luckily there are cheaper alternatives that you can buy online for a reasonable price. Just make sure that you follow sanitary procedures when you make your meat products.

Always store the product properly, and wear gloves when you handle it. Processing meat can also leave a certain smell in the area. So if you live in a crowded neighborhood, you should make sure that you minimize the smell as much as possible. Handling meat is also a lot more dangerous during the pandemic, so you should be as careful as possible.

5. Homemade soaps
During the pandemic, proper hygiene is key to staying healthy. This is why you should start selling organic soaps and shampoos. In the past few months, soaps and shampoos have been at a premium. Soaps are especially valuable because they are essential to disinfecting one’s hands. There has been a rise in soap sales, and it’s all because of the pandemic. Soap is relatively easy to make, and the cost of ingredients is relatively cheap. So you can mass-produce a great deal. By creating and selling organic soaps and shampoos, you will not only gain a profit but will also help in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus.

6. Homemade alcohol disinfectant
Aside from soap, one of the most important products you can sell are homemade alcohol disinfectants. In the first few months of the pandemic, alcohol became a rarity. A majority of people got scared that stores would run out of supply. Which is why people started hoarding alcohol. This soon led to shortages, and a limit was set on the purchasing of alcohol disinfectants. Luckily for you, alcohol disinfectants are relatively easy to make, and you can be assured that you will sell a lot. Just make sure that your alcohol disinfectants are 70% alcohol because that is the minimal amount needed to kill bacteria and most viruses.
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In the new normal, we all need to adapt to new ways of living. This is especially true for making a living. Luckily with these great tips, you’ll have a good head start.

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