A lemonade salesman, at the very least, sells lemonade. But, as you’ll find with most jobs and businesses you are a part of, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. You won’t just be selling lemonade – you’ll be providing people with refreshing drinks on a hot day. You’ll make people’s days better with a smile. You’ll be developing skills that will put you a step ahead of other kids your age when you’re applying to jobs.Of course, the money is a perk. Let’s find out what it takes to sell lemonade!
How much you make depends on the price of your lemonade and where you sell it. Selling lemonade won’t make you rich, but some money is better than no money. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re looking to make some extra cash this summer. The more time you spend in your lemonade business, the more you’ll make. You’ll get more if you put more work in.
Are you going to sell small cups for a smaller price? Bigger cups, bigger price? Look for different sizes of cups and ask yourself “Would I spend a dollar on this much lemonade?” If you wouldn’t buy it, there’s a good chance your customers wouldn’t either. Be careful not to charge too much for your lemonade, or no one will buy it. If it’s a reasonable price, that customer may come back tomorrow and buy another.
Table – a folding table will be the easiest to set up and take home. This can cost around $30 to $60.
A sign – You’ll need to advertise to your customers what you’re selling. You can make a sign out of poster board, cardboard, or anything large enough for you to write on and allow customers to see you’re in business.
Large pitchers – You’ll use these to carry your lemonade from where you make it, to your lemonade business and then to your customers’ cups. Speaking of which,
Paper or plastic cups – Decide how big of a cup you want to sell to customers. Make sure the cups are disposable so your customers can take their lemonade with them.
Lemonade Mix, or the ingredients in your recipe – The most important part of a lemonade business is the lemonade. Make sure you have what it takes to make it!
Once you have all these items, you’ll have the basics and can start working. If you want to serve your lemonade with ice, you may want to have an ice chest and pick up bags of ice before you start working every day. If you want to let your customers sit so they can enjoy their lemonades at your business, you’ll need chairs. Think about what you want to offer and make sure you have the tools to be able to do those things.