How to Become a Hot Chocolate Salesman

What Does a Teenage Hot Chocolate Salesman do?

As a hot chocolate salesman, you’ll spend your time making cups of hot chocolate for people and running your own stand to do this. Hot chocolate salesman will open their own stand where people come when they are cold to get a delicious warm cup of hot chocolate. Even though the idea of a hot chocolate stand is very simple, there are always ways to make your hot chocolate appeal to more people. You can add more topping options to your hot chocolate to increase your profit. You will buy your own hot chocolate equipment in order to run your own stand. You might want to make your hot chocolate stand only run in the winter as there is little demand for a hot cup of chocolate in the summer when it is already extremely hot outside.

How Much Does a Teenage Hot Chocolate Salesman Get Paid?

As a teenage hot chocolate salesman just starting, you can expect to earn around $1 per cup of hot chocolate. A great benefit of this job is that you have high margins of profit. It costs you very little money to make one cup of hot chocolate, maybe a couple of cents, but you can charge one dollar or more because people are willing to buy it, especially if you put special toppings on. The biggest problem is you’ll need to find a place where you can sell your hot chocolate. You could always set up a stand outside your hose, just like a lemonade stand, and offer nice and warm hot chocolate to people who pass by or cars.

How Can I Get Started as a Hot Chocolate Salesman?

  1. Before you begin setting up your own business as a hot chocolate vendor is to get all the equipment ready. You’ll need some basic things for making hot chocolate such as hot chocolate mix, disposable cups, a thermos, spoons, straws, napkins, hot water and marshmallows. These are just the basic things you need to make hot chocolate but you can also add more things like chocolate syrup and whipped cream to elevate your customer’s hot chocolate experience if you’d like. If you add more toppings, it is more likely that you can charge a higher price for your hot chocolate while your customers will still be willing to pay for it. Here is where you can buy new ingredients for your hot chocolate.
  2. Find a good location for your business. You want to find a location where there will be a lot of people who will want to drink hot chocolate. A cheap place to set up shop is your own home or a stand at a ski hill. There will be a lot of cold people wanting hot chocolate there and you can be the one to give it to them. Another possibility is to set up shop at a commercial mall. Here, you will be comfortable indoors and you will have tons of people flowing past you every minute. But the bad part to a mall is that it can be really expensive to get a booth. To make up for that rent, you could consider adding more products to your menu.
  3. Start advertising and marketing your hot chocolate stand. No business will succeed without marketing. You can put up signs around wherever your stand is to let more people know about it. This way, you will get more customers. Another thing you can do is to make your hot chocolate unique. Perhaps you could find a delicious food item that will go well with the hot chocolate when mixed. You can add a scoop of cookie dough to everyone’s hot chocolate and claim that your special cookie dough hot chocolate is one of a kind. This has succeeded for many other businesses and you can do the same thing. e
  4. Congrats, you’re officially a teenage hot chocolate salesman. This may not be something you can make a career out of, but you should be able to make decent money now as you sell each cup at a profit.

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REQUIRED RESOURCES

  • Amazon.com:  This is where you can shop for items to make your hot chocolate.
  • Guide to Unique Hot Chocolate:  If you want to be successful, you need to make really good hot chocolate.  This guide will help.