There really is no harm as such to try to monetize a talent or ability that people have with them. Chocolate cakes are some of the most sought after items of mass consumption particularly during the Christmas seasons. The demand can be seasonally very high during such times and it does help to take the help of the internet to sell products which have such a high demand mostly.
The online markets differ very differently from online shopping sites. Online marketing sites are more forums or directories to sell a product and chocolate cakes are no different to these other products. But unlike an online store, the online markets do not provide any support to promote your product. Thus it is a question of selling the products at best as possible, as compared to a collaborative effort.
It is possible to have an online store for oneself or single person use. But this needs to have a sufficient backup to process the orders that are being placed on the system. It is extremely difficult to run an online store with just a single own effort. The more practical system is to have a team of two or three to carry out the business.
Online stores are remunerative in the sense that there is a direct result for the efforts expended. People who do host their own regular stores tend to find a better return for the capital expended and for the kind of merchandise that is displayed on the sites.
The simplest way to promote a person is to have a personal website and no more. There would not be a supportive system like payment gateways and the likes. When selling the merchandise and in this case, the chocolate cakes, the idea is to make secondary arrangements for the payment to be realized.
With each individual seeking various ways to promoting oneself, it comes as little surprising that people do not always hit upon the winning manners right away.
The advantageous of going online to sell cakes or any other merchandise
-Reach: The online medium as such has little limits to its reach. In fact the reach is limited by the extent of effort that each person undertakes to promoting a product. Where the factor of physical reach comes into play is in the delivery of the products. In this case, the chocolate cakes are perishables that need to be delivered on time and in good physical condition.
–Scalability: With the online medium, there is easy scalability of the product. Although the more traditional approaches do have their limitations, it is the rather logical and easy scalability that counts in the end.
–Affordability: Since the online medium does away with the many layers of intermediate, it follows that things are affordable to the large extent. It is easier to keep the support costs under check and control.