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How to Make Money From Pop Corn Business

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It’s obvious, Pop corn is one of the household snacks that sell fast like pure water, if not better. Pop corn are found on every corner, on the streets, hotels, eateries, supermarket, cinemas, and just everywhere you can possibly turn you will be sure to get pop corn. This reveals the high demand for pop corn as it’s among the product that enjoys wide acceptance and it consumed by both kids and adult alike. But not too obvious is the profitability of this business as it has long been kept a secret by many. 

 Though pop corn business requires little capital and production is easy, and entails moistening yellow variety of corn at certain temperature to form a pop. However, there is so much money to make in this business; there are testimonies of about 13,000 to 500,000 per month from this business. Though am not practically into this business but research proves this figures feasible, considering the large market for this business.

Take a stroll one day, count the number of pop corn production center or sale outfit as you go, you will discover that there are many and there is even pop corn hawkers, why do you think all this business owners are into it, are they doing it for fun, why do you think big eateries and event centres and cinemas still invest into pop corn business? It’s simple due to its high patronage and profit.
Pop corn is patronized by individuals, students, bought and sold in supermarkets, restaurants, schools, cinemas, churches and offices etc. This high patronage of pop corn turns to profit in the pockets of investors.

Who can’t start?
As earlier stated , starting a pop corn business to make profits requires no much work, no certificate, no much technology know how and above all requires minimum capital to start. Anyone can start successfully and make huge profit.

Steps to Start: Get trained-
 Though to make pop corn business is easy, it’s still necessary you get a professional help or tutoring from an expert or someone that have long been into the business. You wouldn’t want to produce just another pop corn in the street but rather you would want to produce the most tasteful pop corn around. Its true pop corn snacks are easily bought since its pop corn but what necessitate return and another purchase is the taste and quality. So to achieve this you need to get trained, learn how best to use the ingredient to make nothing short from the best.

Get the requirement-
Pop corn production requires
-         Pop corn making machine. There are different type of machine with different brand name but mostly used in Nigeria is the Fun pop oz, ET-POP6DA or pop corn maker which sells from 20, 000 above. Alternatively, you can start with the local machine that uses gas to help cut down on budget and to supplement the low power supply.
-         yellow maize
-         salt, sugar and butter
-         packaging material and
-         Sealing machine.
Do some Practise-
Put into practice what you have learnt from step 1. Learn how to mix the ingredient, how to handle the machines and how to make good pop corns. Get people to test your pop corn and give feedbacks.
Have a Budget-
Now, you have been trained, you have the required details, its time you set a budget to operate on, determine what your target should be, how many packs of pop corn will you produce per day and per week and how much will it cost, know how to spend the money and understand how to get it back.
Get a Space-
Your above budget would have told you the space you can afford, accordingly get a space, it can be your house for a start, and outlet of an office. Your space should be well ventilated, easily accessible by potential buyers and customers.

Production and Packaging-
Training will help you make tasteful pop corn but you need be creative to get a good packaging for your popcorn. Don’t go conventional, be creative, and design good colourful and attractive nylon bags for packaging. Rather than packaging your pop corn the local way, use sealing machines and make it stand out attractive.

Conclusively, there is so much money to make form this business, negotiate with hawkers, shop owners schools to allow you supply your pop corn to them. You can still do the same with cinemas and other big event centre, so doing your expanding your reach which means more sales, and more sales means more money. Over to you, tell me what you think of this business using the comment box 


  1. Wow. I'm really learning here. Nice article. Nice blog you have.

    1. thanks Omotola. remember to see other business ideas on this weblog and always revisit for more lucrative business ideas.

  2. Thanks for this info. But sir Abode can you shed more light or show me how to start making coconut candy. I want to go into it too

  3. Hmm,well coconut candy is not bad either. You will have to stick around as we will soon visit that but in the mean time see also: How to start coconut oil production business http://www.abodebusinessonline.com/2016/05/Start-Profitable-Coconut-Oil-Producing-Company.html?m=1