An Extra $40,000 From Making Handmade Candles w/ Marc Gaskins
WHO IS IT?
Marc Gaskins from South Carolina USA.
WHAT IS THEIR SIDE HUSTLE?
Marc’s side hustle is making handmade handles.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
In this episode, I’m chatting with Marc Gaskins about how, in the downtime from his primary business, he started a candle company without ever making a candle before and how he grew it to bringing in over $40,000 as a side hustle last year. Marc’s primary business in the wedding & events space has 2 big breaks each year and he was looking for something to do. On a trip to Austin, TX he stumbled on a shop selling high-end candles and he knew that he could figure out how to make them as well and cut out the middleman. Although making handmade candles was not something he had done before, he figured it out and the rest is history.
Marc is now pivoting some in his business to address a newfound opportunity to supply custom candles to local business and also selling candles as wedding favors. The later compliments his main business perfectly.