$1000 a month selling candles as a side business

$1000 a month selling candles as a side business

I messed up some numbers in this video but the overall message is still here. The goal is to highlight about how many candles you would need to sell to make around $1000 in a month All of these numbers are approximates and will change depending on many factors suich as shipping, area, gas to markets, wages, etc. The profit should be $7.40, Iput $7.20 🙂 The 16oz candle should be $12.80, you would need to sell five more canldes to make that difference


  1. gryphis87 says:

    How do you figure in the cost of packaging or is that included in the amounts you quoted?

  2. dhanjit nath says:

    Sir im from india..i want to do the business…plz help me

  3. Dela Walker says:

    Will you do a video doing a massage candle? And also what does a basic business plan looks like when starting a candle business?

  4. Stephanie Garner says:

    Thank you for your willingness to help others. This week, I've decided to start selling my candles and found your page in my research. Most people wouldn't share their knowledge. I look forward to watching more of your videos.?

  5. Rajendra Chauhan says:

    Great job Standley.

  6. Semeko Rucker says:

    Jeff thank you for this video!! Do you have a list of all the things I need to meet this?

  7. Whiskkers says:

    Thanks for the video I do appreciate the time it takes you to film and edit this for us all. At some point could you make a more in depth video on this topic? Something that discusses business license, farmer markets booth fees, packaging cost, taxes, freight cost on your raw materials,advertising (website, literature,flyers), etc. With any business there is a lot of behind the scene cost that most people don't think about. I was just curious as to how much other expenses goes into a small candle making business with one or two employees. I also know a lot of this will depend on your local area and the quality of your product as well but I was just wondering as a ball park and to get some insight. Thanks again.

  8. Lexi Lozayy says:

    With your company in WA, did you start selling online before purchasing your business license?

  9. Crafts n Things says:

    This can also be apart of a line of other handcrafted products which adds to the profit. I have been making soaps, salts, bombs for years. By themselves a hard sell but combined increases profits. Thanks!

  10. Biggeriz Better says:

    What size wick should I use for sample candles of 60ml an 100ml

  11. handmade jewelry accessoriesbyv com says:

    Can you translate this video please ?

  12. Theresa Kidd says:

    What about a flea market or do you think farmer's market would be more profitable? I'm just thinking flea market because I'm about 30 minutes away from my state's largest flea market and they are open year round rather than the farmer's market being seasonal.

  13. Jessica Molina says:

    You are amazing thank you for all your insight!! It helps a lot 🙂

  14. Sherry says:

    I have watched so many "how to make candles" videos I can't even count how many. Yours is by far the BEST! Sticking with you on all your support and helping others achieve greatness! I created my very first ones and had you propped up on my counter while I did it! Thank you so easy to follow you!

  15. Spiritual Services God bless says:

    Great math sweetie ?

  16. Closet225 Q says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. You will stay blessed.
    “Each one teach one”

  17. Rachel Outler says:

    I believe I just saw his candles on Amazon handmade. I work for Amazon and used to seek my body care products I made in my nail shop years ago so decided to start up again now that the kids are basically grown and thought why not sell at Amazon while I work for them too. Checked out the handmade section and this guy's products were on the site. Awesome

  18. Judy McDowe-Webb says:

    Thank you so very much, very informative ??

  19. mkstudio says:

    Love your videos! What size of candle do you find sells better? The 8oz or the 16oz?

  20. Jamie Edwards says:

    2:55 60X$7.20=$432

  21. Tiffany McCain ? says:

    very helpful video thank you!

  22. The Book of Ms. Chambliss says:

    I want too. I like making these candles and you share a lot. Thank you

  23. Jenny Ababon says:

    Hi stanly have you try using coconut wax or palm wax?

  24. Delonda Yvette says:

    Great video and I thank you!!

  25. Huma Gilani says:

    Thankyou so much Your always clear about what knowledge you have appreciate it

  26. Jacqueline says:

    Question ? How do you keep the candles from melting when selling them at the market in HOT summer months outdoors. This is my first video and thought what a great way to supplement my finances as a stay at home mom..but i live in Texas and its been 95 to 102 degrees.
    NEW SUBBIE AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  27. Christina Geller says:

    How would you figure out like if a customer would like a discount say for instance 3 for ? Please reply

  28. Lyndell Reevey says:

    I make candles as a hobby. Just for fun and relaxation. But I am definitely going to incorporate this into a full business. Thanks for sharing.

  29. andrademeza says:

    im thinking of starting a small candle company, really in this day in age its all social media marketing. I just so happen to own a media/marketing business. ; )

  30. Mark Hardy says:

    I have been wanting to start candle making for profit as a business for quite some time. This video actually was very educational and I appreciate you being candid and realistic about the hard work and effort which gives a true expectation. Thank you !!!

  31. Kimberly Denard says:

    Do you carry business insurance? A video about the logistics of that would be neat.

  32. Neeraj Sharma says:

    Hello, my name is Neeraj Sharma, I am from India, I want to talk to you, I also make a candle char, which is available in your country at a very high price, I will give it to you at least so that you too Earn something I can earn, both can work together that I will wait for your reply.my watsup and calling number is 8630694282

  33. Marianne Achekian says:

    hi i have a question for bigginners do you suggeste to take courses or video on youtube will help me i would like to start a bussines also. thank you

  34. Leila Messina says:

    no farmers markets here in Montreal 🙁

  35. Naturally Naz says:

    Thanks for your very informative videos. They are very helpful. I have my Natural Hair & Skin Care Business For Over 4 years now and I’m just now starting on Candles. So many of my customers have asked me to make make and sell them. Made my first two tonight. I bought a $35 Candle Course Online from a well known and respectable Handmade Cosmetic Biz Maker but still viewing and researching to widen my Candle Making Knowledge! Yours is the best so far. I made 2 x 8 oz Candles with the 464 Wax, fragranced with EO, poured at 155°F (On your referral! someone else told me to pour lower, but your video was on 464 Wax) And they came out nicely and very smooth at the top. We’ll see if there’s any frosting in the morning. Thanks so much for sharing these helpful information! I’m subscribing! ???????????⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  36. Wax Wicks says:

    How do I contact you

  37. Wax Wicks says:

    Just found your page

  38. jotork lucylu2012 says:

    I buy candles at $ .99 at save a lot

  39. JJ cika says:

    do you think i could do this at 15? (years old i mean)

  40. Ashley Adamson says:

    for someone just starting and in the testing phase what are some suggestions that mean the world of difference for finding the perfect formula on how to get a soy candle right? also do you have any supplier suggestions that you can share without giving up your secrets lol

  41. renata casiel says:

    Hi – can you suggest a good thermometer?

  42. Lateefa Sabore says:

    I need to know how I can prevent the sink hole in my candles?? Please help

  43. Sarah Lane says:

    The hardest part for me is marketing/promotions

  44. Abram Bailey says:

    Have you ever thought of making an online course for making and selling candles

  45. Sheila Nieves says:

    Hello, what website do you recommend for soy wax in bulk? Online sites

  46. LoveYourself 1111 says:

    Great info! Thank you. #newsub ?

  47. Amanda Rose says:

    Amazing!! ??

  48. No Account says:

    me as a broke teenager

  49. Anushay A says:

    How much does it cost you to actually ship the candles to the customers?

  50. Cordelia Flowers says:

    Thank you! Caught your video in the middle of the night. Great moral boost.❤❤❤Off to making my $1000.00 now.

  51. Rosetta Denton says:

    Great information. Thank you

  52. Rosetta Denton says:

    What the best candle supplier.?

  53. t mcgee says:

    The problem is that it’s extremely easy to do. Anyone can make candles/wax melts and the market is already inundated. Everyone and their mother is doing it.

  54. Darrel Hall says:

    HOLY COW…and to think i was about to go get a job….hehehe

  55. Goran Brajkovic says:

    to make a 1000 dollars you would have to sell at least 150 candles

  56. PC 1111 says:

    This doesn't include selling it online? Merchant fees and postage

  57. Lilly V Gutierrez says:

    I wanna sell candles w crystals herbals

  58. picroger says:

    Aren't you taking off the cost twice?

  59. Jan van der Walt says:

    I tried to sell candles a while ago and its is almost impossible. Your profits are only in theory, in practice almost nobody will buy your candles. Why would they when it is cheaper in the local store.

  60. Allison Om says:

    If you vote for Andrew Yang for 2020 election he will give you $1000 a month every month under UBI and you won’t need to do all this shit

  61. Lance May says:

    I'm going to sell lasagna instead.

  62. Andrea N says:

    Your math is wrong. If the candle total is $18.00 and your cost is $5.20 you will make a profit of $12.80. On the 8 oz. your total was $10 and your cost was $2.60 so your profit is $7.40. The profit is correct on the 8 oz. jar. but on the 16 oz. jar it should be $512.00.

  63. David Fr says:

    I am sorry to say but your math is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY WRONG!!! If you are doing business, and especially if you are going to mentor people into the same business, then you MUST BE ACCURATE 100% of the time!!! I am sorry for you and especially your followers.

  64. Reesha Latchman-Neshanian says:

    Great info! Do you ever include essential oils in your candles?

  65. Susannah Jones says:

    The selling of them is the hard part. Getting outlets or markets to buy your product.

  66. mahno730 says:

    There will be another 50 people at this market selling same candles and competing with each other.

  67. Ho0k says:

    Math is wrong.

  68. Vania Thomas says:

    Hey. Who do get your candles from ?

  69. Lance May says:

    I dont like candles

  70. scasey1960 says:

    A 16 oz candle sells for $20. This translate to 50 candles per month. Assuming 10 candles/day, that 5 days or 40 hours of labor. Assuming cost of goods of $200 (ie 5x mark up), that’s $800 for 40 hours which is $20/hour. This is slightly above minimum wage.

  71. Millennial Academy says:

    Too late you made it sound too easy and obviously there's not candle vendors in front of stores everywhere in America

  72. Sandy Beebe says:

    Theres a lot of work involved . A lot of hauling , loading unloading ,set up,unloading again ,. Wrapping is real important too.Tappers unwrapped pick up a lot of grit at a dusty market.. Testing is way important as well …and time consuming but very important .so many different kinds of wax and then each one may have it's melting point it's own temp . Not to mention it's own type of wick depending on size .Believe it or not ,most people are ignorant about candle safety so for the sake of ethics you should put warning labels on them and always remind them not to go to sleep with a candle burning never leave them unattended especially if they have pets as one swipe by a dog tail and it can wind up on the floor etc . tell them to keep the wick trimmed and never set a candle on a shelf to burn it ..give it plenty of overhead like 6 to 8 8 feet over head etc.

  73. Sandy Beebe says:

    Thank you for sharing This is a great time of year for selling scented candles and i do wish you the best of continued luck!

  74. S L says:

    People still use candle?

  75. Karlik M says:

    This has really inspired me to start making candles – I'm currently 18 in college (UK College) and am not enjoying my part time job and this will definitely make a great hobby. Great video!!

  76. Davo gifman says:

    How much does the wax that can withstand summer heat cost?
    No I do not expect an answer! Nor should you…

  77. Davo gifman says:

    I believe it would really help everyone involved; if you would create a neat candle,and start from the beginning to the end.
    So Sir if you would please; show us how you actually make money by selling handmade candles! Could show us all how it's done; as you actually sell your candle. That way we truly know that it's not because of our ignorance…,but perhaps it's your's

  78. dexburwell says:

    Funny thing is …I just like making the candles for me…..hmmmm? Time to capitalize ?

  79. Elew Mompittseh says:

    How many hours does it take you to make 100 candles? To make, start to finished with labels (not including cooling hours of course)

  80. Neji.Clap says:

    It's from the 17yo teen that got 1mil dollars from this business!
    A business that i never thought it's gonna be that BIG

  81. youronly friend says:

    millions of people are trying this theres always someone better and cheaper! 99% fail at this

  82. A D says:

    For those who can't make candle all by themselves you can get it done cheaper from either China or India. ♥️

  83. Fitness with Dal P says:

    You are a beast Jeff

  84. Coin of Faith says:

    I don't want to be negative but you need a crow bar to wrench money out of people's pockets these days. You could spend all day at the farmers market and sell zero candles because folks would rather support China by buying at Walmart for a quarter of the price.

  85. Jason Faulkner says:

    the REAL thing about ANY side business is how much do you end up making per hour????and the real challenge is to transition to higher volume beyond what you can actually produce to make real money..good luck.

  86. Pearline Jones says:

    Thanks for the information! My question is do you design and print your own labels that you use on your candle jars? The labels were clear with pretty print on it. Do you have someone else do that for you?

  87. Rory Milsom says:

    This guys bad at maths

  88. Joshua Hilton says:

    I came here just to say this reminded me of Jan from The Office.

  89. Tobin_Frostx Gaming says:

    I just started a candle group and by far my friend? You are inspirational

  90. Tobin_Frostx Gaming says:

    You are my guru?

  91. Jamaica link says:

    Hello …am from Jamaica… How do I get the machine to set the regular long candles

  92. Mary Johnson says:

    One Christmas my homemade candles made me 1500.00 in one day.

  93. Mary Johnson says:

    Love loanstar but not candle science.

  94. Mary Johnson says:

    Making them yourself can make you tons on holidays
    I had 2 young kids that sold them for to door after school. I went to local shops on weekends and sold some to employees. It grew and will for you to

  95. Mary Johnson says:

    Valentine's day, Walmart sold heart shaped candy dishes…I bought 3 and made 3 wick strawberry cheesecake candles..sold for 20.00 and loved them.

  96. Damnit Bobby says:

    Your material prices are WAY expensive. I make a 10oz candle for $0.65 each and sells for $10/each.

  97. Nylevette Milligan says:

    Great info! Thank you!

  98. Mary Johnson says:

    Ok candle makers. A few orders I made my first batch with a candle kit ( made 12 sold 2 for 6.50 so far.
    Got soy wax and scent and jars 8 oz from loanstar and made a case of 8oz cotton candy candles today.

    I have a local businesses appointment with a vape shop that I shop at on Wednesday. My goal is to get a few stores to carry my candles. 😉

  99. Nora Kravit says:

    mr standley gracias por explicar como estodo yo nececito saber mas gracias por su ayuda

  100. Sokol Shqipe says:

    Hahah u take idea from Brandon bechtel , he have lisense and he star bussines from 13 years ? https://youtu.be/XA5znLc2Kco

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