A few days back, I was walking in the market. At 6 o’clock in the evening, I was talking to a roadside vendor, just about his business, I heard a voice in my ears, it was a well-known voice; When I looked up, I saw an old man selling cotton candy.
I went close to him, and asked, “Can I take a photo of you?
He said “yes” with a grin.
Just from here, our conversation started with this business, which I am sharing with you today.
- 1 Conversation with the seller of cotton candy
- 18.104.22.168 What is your name?
- 22.214.171.124 What is this thing that you are selling?
- 126.96.36.199 How long have you done this job?
- 188.8.131.52 What did you do before?
- 184.108.40.206 Does this work have more money than wages?
- 220.127.116.11 Hard work?
- 18.104.22.168 Where are you living?
- 22.214.171.124 So why do not you do this job there, why are you in Delhi?
- 126.96.36.199 How did you come to this business?
- 188.8.131.52 How do you do it?
- 184.108.40.206 So do you have to deposit some security in return for the goods?
- 220.127.116.11 Meaning you did not have any money to start it?
- 18.104.22.168 How much do you earn from this work every day?
- 22.214.171.124 Do you do this work everyday?
- 126.96.36.199 Meaning you work 22-24 days in a month and earn 9-10 thousand rupees?
- 2 Conversation with Cotton Candy Maker
- 2.1 What is the biggest challenge to doing this business?
- 2.2 Do you do any work besides this?
- 2.3 If someone wants to start this work, how much money will it need?
- 2.4 How much do you earn from this business?
- 2.5 How long does it take to prepare the goods for a day?
- 2.6 The boys who sell you with goods, how much do they earn?
- 2.7 Does anyone own this by selling themselves and selling these sweets?
- 2.8 Is there a trick to do good in this business?
- 2.9 If someone has to start this business then what does he have to do?
- 3 Information from the Internet
Conversation with the seller of cotton candy
What is your name?
What is this thing that you are selling?
It is called “air sweet” or “old hair,” some people call it cotton candy.
How long have you done this job?
From 1 year
What did you do before?
Does this work have more money than wages?
Hard work is more than wages. Because if you have to sell goods, you have to walk throughout the day, if you sit then will not sell.
Where are you living?
Mau District( Uttar Pradesh)
So why do not you do this job there, why are you in Delhi?
There, it will not work much; work is done in the big city, there is no sale at a small place.
How did you come to this business?
Just like those who sell these things, we also started selling them. A known person works this business then i also join it.
How do you do it?
We pick up goods from Kali-Mandir every morning and sell them and roam around. The number of products sold, in the evening we get half of it, and the rest has to be given.
So do you have to deposit some security in return for the goods?
No, they only allow people who know them to sell their goods.
Meaning you did not have any money to start it?
No, even this rod is the one which we keep packing the sweets pack, and this bell also gives it to the same owner.
How much do you earn from this work every day?
It depends on the sale of goods; we get half of what we sell. About 80-100 packages sold in a day when we work. It means that we sell goods worth 800 to 100 rupees and get half, that is, 400-500 rupees.
Do you do this work everyday?
No, if you do every day, you will get sick, you have to rest for 1-2 days a week.
Meaning you work 22-24 days in a month and earn 9-10 thousand rupees?
Friends, if we remove the gist of this conversation, then it is understood that work to sell air and sweet can be started without putting one penny. Hard work is very much because there is a lot to roam to sell, but if someone does it seriously, then it can earn ten to twelve thousand months.
After talking to Premchand, there was a question in my mind – “If Premchand earns so much then how much would he earn from the place from which these goods are being brought?”
And to get an answer to this question, I went to the lane of Kali Temple 3-4 days after which Premchand ji told me about it.
At first, it was not known that there was no work to make air-sweets in that street, but many people asked, but nobody knew, only then a voice heard and I was in the same direction Moving up After half a kilometer walk, I reached the place where this work was done.
Frankly, I did some excellent imagery, but it was a straightforward house, whose work was done by renting its upper floors.
And the owner of this business was Sivabachan ji who was fortunately present at that time. Then what started the talk:
Conversation with Cotton Candy Maker
What is the biggest challenge to doing this business?
Workers It is challenging to find a man to do this work — those who do also often run away from their villages or leave such leave. If five men do a regular job, that means taking a one-half holiday in the week can be 30-40 thousand months while you have to give 5-6 hours as an honor for this work, which mainly makes air-making and packing it.
Do you do any work besides this?
Yes, even more work has to be done because this business is a cold weather business, we will do it from February to Holi, meaning February-March. This sweet will dissolve in more heat, and you will not be able to sell it.
If someone wants to start this work, how much money will it need?
The main expense, in this case, is from the machine itself. You will get 7-8 lakhs for making the machine. The rest, sugar, liquors, dyes, plastic sheets will be in five hundred thousand.
How much do you earn from this business?
No one is right, I make a profit of 30 lakhs, and if there are weddings, parties, and fairs, then there is a profit of two thousand and a half on the same day
How long does it take to prepare the goods for a day?
It takes 4-5 hours. To do this, we seek the help of those people who sell it and roam it.
The boys who sell you with goods, how much do they earn?
Earns earn 15 thousand months, but if someone does a good job, then he can earn 8-10 thousand rupees.
Does anyone own this by selling themselves and selling these sweets?
Yes, of course, I sometimes go to sell myself too. When you sell yourself and sell it, you get 80% profit. That is, if I have made goods of Rs 1000 and sold it myself, then I get the benefit of 800. However, if I give it to a boy to sell it, then at first it takes half of that, that is 500, else the other costs are the cost of making it, and there are also expenses, so around three and a half hundred Only finds it.
Is there a trick to do good in this business?
Yes, if you are experienced, then you can sell well. If you are in the right place at the right time, the goods will be sold. As soon as they are present at the time of school left, children will buy, in the same way in the park where children play, air and dessert also sell well by walking around. Along with that, you must even know about the fairs in your neighborhood. You can earn well in fairs.
And yes, an essential thing on which these people do not pay attention – you should go to the customer by taking a bath with a good bath and wearing clean clothes, this will increase your cell.
If someone has to start this business then what does he have to do?
Since air confectioner does not get anywhere in the market, therefore, first of all, you have to catch a bandage that works like this. With his help, you will be able to make this machine.
To make a machine, you have to go to the blacksmith when you show him a pre-existing machine; then he will make another machine of the same type. Using a machine is also not a big deal, and it is working, someone doing this kind of work Experienced person can be learned.
Apart from the machine, you will need these things:
- Spirits (using some other fuel, sweet will look dirty, you get it for 5 liters of 325 rupees, and it will last for 2-3 days
- Plastics can be packed (115kg / kg)
- Stick (if sold in a stick)
Keep this in mind when cleaning it, if the dirt comes from anywhere, the color of sweets will not appear clean, and it will be difficult to sell the goods.
In the end, I thanked Sibabachan ji for the important things related to this business and thanked him for giving a good tea, and he got out of his house.
Information from the Internet
When I came home, I checked this business on the Internet. The most important thing to know is that you can buy this machine if you wish:
You can get it in 15 to 20 thousand rupees. You can check about this here.
The machine used by Sibabachan ji is non-licensed, and perhaps it is difficult to experiment with these modern machines, and that is why they are made in 7-8 thousand rupees.
You can also see these videos by looking at how this work is done.
Friends, I think this is a business that nobody can do. If you do not have money, you can meet essential business leaders for a few months by joining with an air-sweet business owner and then by raising the money himself can do the job of purchasing this machine.
And if you have money, then you can start this work by purchasing a modern machine.
It is also not necessary that you work only on roaming models. If you want, you can accomplish by putting your stall on a point. And if you’re going to spend time in this work just in the wedding-wedding-day. On such occasions, you can earn up to 3-4 thousand in a few hours.