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Popcorn business is one of the very lucrative business you can start with little amount of money and make it big with proper planning and good marketing.

Very few people knows how profitable this business is, and they are happy to keep it secret from you while they make all the money. But gone are the days of secrecy — I’m going to break it down here, show you how you can get started in simple easy steps, and get your questions answered through the comment.

The type of popcorn I’m talking about is not the regular [one spot sale] popcorn you see all over the streets — take a stroll around the major roads in Lagos, you will see the type of popcorn packages that is sold on the roads at the hold-ups. It is usually sold for N100 and people are buying it in hundreds of thousands everyday. It is almost selling faster than pure water maybe due to the convenient packaging.

Those popcorn you see on the streets are not made by the sellers, people process them in quantity and supply to them while they sell and make profit. Pick one of them and you will see the addresses and phone numbers of the maker, that is the business I am talking about! You can start processing popcorn in large quantity and be supplying to the retailers (hawkers and supermarkets) in the city.

One thing that make popcorn business attractive is because the materials involved in the production are not costly, anyone can afford them with little efforts. The product sells fast too because people just enjoy eating popcorn for many reasons.

Popcorn is one my favorite snack likewise it is to many people. We likes it due to The crispy effect in the mouth, the nutritional value, and children likes it a lot so parents buy it for their children.

Again, the profit potential is quite good and if you can take it to the next level, you will be assured of making even much more sales and profit.

If you produce 10,000 monthly and sell to the retailers at the price of (maybe) N70, the retailers will sell for N100 and make profit of N30 each.

The cost of producing a pack is not more that N40 therefore you will be making profit of N30 each as well. With this projection, 10,000 packs will give you 10,000 x N30 = N300,000 of pure profit in a month!

I’ve gone round and discovered that most people who are into this business are doing it the wrong or old way. In this article, I will try to explain what you need to do to get yours right and make all the money for yourselves.

If you can apply my strategy, I guarantee you will make more sells that anyone in the business. If you’re ready, here are the requirements you need to put in place to be in Popcorn business.

What You Need To Start Your Popcorn Business

Popcorn Machine – Known as popcorn maker. You will need bigger popcorn machine since you will be producing in larger quantity. Look for nice one in the market and buy two or more depending on how many hands you need in the popcorn business. I will encourage you to employ hands in this business for effective production and distribution.

Get the type of popcorn frying machine that is normally used by the eateries. Go for the type that produce salt and sugar popcorn at the same time; ET-POP6A-D or Funpop 8 oz, it is sold from N62,000. It’s bigger and process faster that the regular one.

If your area doesn’t have electricity, buy the type of popcorn maker that uses gas cylinder and electricity so that you can switch to both power sources. Prices for popcorn maker starts from N20,000. Go to the seller and negotiate the price.

If you have enough money, you can go for commercial type like the one pictured here. One of this will be able to pop all the corn you want in a day.

Commercial Popcorn Machine For Popcorn Business

Commercial Popcorn Machine Andersen Ross

Sealing Machine – Manual sealing machine cost N10,000 to N15,000 in the market, find out what the exact prices are and negotiate with the seller. Buy according to the number of workers you have — more hands, more machine, and more productions.

The manual sealing machine is powered by electricity while you control the sealing manually. You just position the popcorn filled nylon on the machine and pressed the ‘handle like’ controller on the nylon edge and it will be sealed by the hot rim. You will get better information on how to operate it from the accompanying literature!

Branded Nylon – The is where the big deal is. To stay ahead of competitors in this business, your strongest selling point should be your brand. Make sure your package nylon is well branded. It’s not enough to just write your business name and phone number on the nylon, create attractive brand for your popcorn business.

SEE ALSO: How To Build Brand Equity And Increase Sells

Take a clue from the eateries and see how their packages are professionally branded with good and quality designed pictures and graphics, complete with professional logo. That’s what sells in business — all popcorn are the same but your brand could make yours different in the eyes of consumers.

It doesn’t cost much to get a professional branding for your business, employ a professional graphic designers to do it for you. Then use the design for all your nylons and other items like the popcorn wrappers if you are using wrapping papers.

Bags of Corn – Your major raw material in this business is corn. Buy enough bags of corn depending on the quantity you wants to produce. You can get as many bags of corn as you want in Mile-12 market in Lagos.

For corn to pop, There should be certain amount of moisture within the corn, so that when heated makes it pop from the inside out, when a corn don’t get popped from inside out, it’s called a dud, which means there was not enough moisture in that corn. Look for sweet corn that contain enough moisture.

Sugar, Salt, Butter – You need sugar and salt and butter to make your popcorn taste great. These one are difficult to get, go to any shop near you and buy as much as you need.

Note: You need to get additional training on how to mix the sugar, butter, and salt and the desired quantity. You will also need to learn how to pop the corn.

Marketing Tips – Target the street hawkers, they sell the product faster and in large quantity. If you can get 10 hawkers, you will be sure of supplying them about 500 daily — that is a whooping 13,000 monthly.

Talk to Supermarkets and shop owners, you will be surprised of the positive response you will get if your branding is attractive enough.

Once you have these requirements in place, you are good to go in your business and starts making good money for yourselves. Click the Facebook button below to Share this article if you like it, and Add your comment.

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  • Chioma September 28, 2013

    …very interesting & educative article I must confess. Thanks so much Mr omeh for the insight. I'm currently in canada, and I'm thinking of returning home, but what is keeping me from it is that I haven't figured out exactly what business to venture into that hasn't been abused. Pls can I get your contact by any chance if you don't mind sir? Like Email address will certainly do. You're a great mentor, God bless you for your generous heart.

  • RAHEEM ALADE October 20, 2013

    good idea tnx so much sir.

  • RAHEEM ALADE October 20, 2013

    good idea tnx so much God bless.

  • RAHEEM ALADE October 20, 2013

    good idea tnx so much God bless.

  • Business Rookie November 5, 2013

    Thanks a lot for the information you're giving us for fre

  • Mr. Princewill Ohanenye November 7, 2013

    Raheem Am so much happy for your article, can i please have your contact? Am a Nigeria so please if you mind i care to hear and talk with you one on one.

    • malachy July 20, 2016

      thank you for the info on popocorn business, all i need is your contact on how to purchase the machine that is on the screen on the article. because with the level of gas in nigeria i would prefer the one on the screen to start up my business.

  • Anonymous January 22, 2014

    One of the best articles I have read so far.. U r d best!!

    • Anonymous February 28, 2014

      One of the best articles I have read so far..
      you like moneeee that Na why. Loool.
      just playing with you, that's all.

  • Anonymous February 5, 2014

    Tanx so much, it really helps me a lot in my research! MORE GREASE TO UR ELBOW!

  • Anonymous February 5, 2014

    Tanx so much, it really helps me a lot in my research! MORE GREASE TO UR ELBOW!

  • Anonymous February 15, 2014

    Very educative, with dis u can empower urself without waiting 4 goverment.

  • sunday okoye February 18, 2014

    more thanks man, i love you for this. thanks again and again and God bless.

  • Hephzibah Patrick February 19, 2014

    Thanks so much may God bless you for this life lifting opportunity. I got it at the time I needed it. I have started making consultation to see how I can start the business.

  • Chiadi Okike April 4, 2014

    THANK YOU SO MUCH @DARLINTON, ur a good Nigeria citizen MAY GOD BLESS YOU ABONDANTLY for exposine and sharing your good tallented ideas with friend without Money KEEP IT UP my prayer is that GOD must surely pay you back for your good dids.

    • Darlinton Omeh April 5, 2014

      Thank you very much my brother, it's nice to see someone touched by what we do here. Make sure you subscribe to our email updates

      • joe January 4, 2018

        thanks alot for the article, please how and where can i get the ET-POP6A-D or Funpop 8 oz , or even the one you displayed on the article? expecting your swift response. thanks

  • Anonymous May 28, 2014

    Many thanks, grateful for this idea.

  • Anonymous June 4, 2014

    This is good.keep it up bro

  • Anonymous June 27, 2014

    hi Daniel.Where can i buy a pop con machine in Nigeria?

  • Ovegho June 27, 2014

    You'll surely get rewarded for all these tangible that help reduce unemployment from our streets across Nigeria. God bless you so richly. All your articles are eye-openers. Please keep it up and where do you think one will get the type of Pop-corn recommended by you to buy and the training required for the mixing of butter, sugar & salt.

    Thank you, thank you and God bless you abundantly.

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  • Anonymous September 25, 2014

    This is great idea! Pls where can i get thé locally made popcorn machine in Lagos? Tanx and God bless you sir.

  • Anonymous October 19, 2014

    Thanks for your informative write up, Darlington. Please where can one buy the ET-POP6A-D or Funpop 8 oz in Nigeria? Will appreciate an answer. Tnx & God bless.

  • CeeCee December 4, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this…

  • JOY January 30, 2016

    This is good! Remain Lifted Sir. Pls where can I get The Machine to get Started. If you wouldnt mind, pls may I have your contact. Remain blessed.

    • Darlinton Omeh January 30, 2016

      You can easily buy the machines in the open market like Alaba but I don’t know exactly where. Use online marketplace such as OLX to try and locate sellers. Thank you

      • florence May 10, 2016

        tanx so much sir for dis idea, u re so nice to ve shared de knowledge u ve about dis for others to learn and help themselves. pls sir can I ve ur wasap contact???? pls

      • SylviaEzekiel November 16, 2017

        Please is there a training I can under go to start this business? Thank you

      • abdulrasheed adebayo January 24, 2019

        to buy pop machine whatzup me on 07035385123

  • efe January 31, 2016

    I really want to go into this business but I do t know how to start thanks for ur explanation Gob bless u pls I still need ur info for further communication

  • Babz Animashaun February 1, 2016

    All I can say is for Almighty God to keep blessing you…very soon we will give good testimonies of what you have given for free..

  • temmy February 1, 2016

    Another great business article by Darlington Omeh. Thanks Sir! God bless you !!!

  • Zainab February 14, 2016

    Tank u sir for dis information, am a fresh graduate and hv been lookin for a biz to start up, and hv falling inlove wit dis biz idea. But d problem now is dat i really dn’t no hw to go abt startin dis biz, and i believe wit my present location i will b able to make sometin out of dis biz. Pls sir i need ur help.

  • olalekan March 3, 2016

    thanks for the information. u ar indeed a mentor in this area. keep it up. people ar watching.

  • olalekan March 3, 2016

    pls bro, what is the cost of the machine display above and how much wil cost one to set up average standard popcorn production. may i ask? is it possible for butter, honey and other ingredients to stick to popcorn?.pls sir, can u send ur contact,i hardly visit my e-mail box. i want u to be my consultant. further conversation via telephone is very essential. i will be expecting ur number sir. thanks and God bless ur family.

  • ola April 29, 2016

    may god bless u sir @omeh thanks for the idea. grateful

  • vincent May 1, 2016

    Thank you sir, for such a wonderful and life changing information.

    Please need where I can print the packaging nylon. kindly help out with the contact. also the popcorn machine whose image is on your article where can we get such it appear that is a commercial type. I will pls need your contact as well.

    Thank you

  • Sharon Mday May 3, 2016

    You are outstanding person

  • jane May 8, 2016

    Tnx Sir,this so educative.A proffered solution.God bless you.

  • AMG Nig Enterprises May 29, 2016

    Thanks for the resourful info. God bless u. I will need ur mobile contact pls.

  • temmydayo June 30, 2016

    thanks for the info

  • Assumpta patience July 12, 2016

    Wow!wow!!wow!!! So wonderful and interesting and educating. God bless you for me sir

  • korede July 27, 2016

    Thanks for this info i am interested in this biz but have only small money, pls try and give me a phone number where i can call you thanks or call me on

  • Olawale Fagbemi July 28, 2016

    My Brother,
    God will continue to bless you for the piece of information given freely on popcorn business.

  • vicky July 17, 2017

    well said and God bless. This information is wonderful to behold! i”ll appreciate u as my consultant, kindly info me your contact to this e-mail Thanks alot

  • Elizabeth Fred-Newton August 9, 2017

    thank you sir this information is very useful to me God bless you. please I need you contact asap.

  • Dark Mode August 9, 2017

    I want to try kind of popcorn business in Nigeria. I need pop corn machine, and have nice place to start. I’m new to popcorn, can you give me some advice? Can I buy used machine? There are a lot of used machines on online marketplaces, I want to buy here. I find some in “new” condition and low price. But is it worth buying used machine?

  • lucychris August 15, 2017

    Great one,tanx alot

  • Oladejo Dare August 28, 2017

    Thanks for this great ideas. You are really a good patriot.

  • Kwaifa Husco September 6, 2017

    This is great idea! Please where can i get the locally made popcorn machine in Abuja? Thanks and God bless you sir.
    My contact is 0802-4411-440

  • Mercysweet September 16, 2017

    May the lord bless you. nice write up

  • Ibrahim September 27, 2017

    You have just made my day a winner.

  • suresh October 3, 2017

    it’s very nice thanking you

  • Rose October 7, 2017

    Wa o this is very nice , I ve been looking for a business that will not take much money because ponzi ve finish all my money thank

  • Joel October 13, 2017

    Tanks For Dis Wonderful Inspiring Idears God Bless U Sir

  • Apeh Ikechukwu October 14, 2017

    Wow! A great business idea I must say. I will invest in this soon enough and give my testimonies here

  • Mr DMG October 18, 2017

    Wow!! this is a great business idea, my wish is, i can talk to you everyday, so you can help me grow this popcorn business….. popcorn business is my dream business…. Boss, thank you very much…. i am in Ghana….. i think i am ready to start the corn business now…

  • Mr DMG October 18, 2017

    wow!! Boss, i really enjoyed your articles, in fact i will read and read over again…… God bless you!!

  • I olufunke November 9, 2017

    Great idea u jst shared
    Plz wat other lucrative business can one do dat has not been abused

  • Amadi November 10, 2017

    Very informative thanks

  • Linus November 10, 2017

    You are a God sent. Not selfish like others. Thanks a lot. Cool business we cool cash.

  • mescana sambo November 26, 2017

    thanks alot brother. am into this buznes, i hav the foreign popcorn machine. but i dont know how to pop it fine. it usually gets burnt

  • Iyamu Promise December 19, 2017

    I have finally become a millionaire, I made sales of 6 million naira in my first month..I bought extra machines and now I know many of you won’t believe it but I am making 200 million naira every month..I have branches in every state now…thank you for this article brother, 200 mill for my account eeee ooo lol

    • Emmanuel Seun December 28, 2017

      Thank you so much, please I need help from you on how to get POP CORN MACHINE. I am from Akure, ondo state. Thank you

  • Gatari January 3, 2018

    Thank you for this article Sir, it was really constructing…the problem i face is that when i finish the product and it become dry and it become very hard to chew, i don’t know how i can fix that problem and i would like to know where to get that machine, please help me
    i like to hear from you soon.
    Thank you

  • Diverso January 29, 2018

    Hi, This is awesome! Please where can we get the type of machine pictured on this page. The industrial type, is it on sale in lagos.

  • Felicia February 6, 2018

    Is only God that will bless you

  • kami February 9, 2018

    where can we make the popcorn boxes for starting to sell

  • juliana February 28, 2018

    very good ideal i was confuss how to get started but after reading thru with the step you gave i can start my own business now.thank you and God Bless u.

  • juliana February 28, 2018

    please how can i get this commercial popcorn machine Andersen Ross am in Abuja

  • apeiron March 14, 2018

    Little individuals discovered the secrets in popcorn business and they are really making much from it.

    Popcorn is loved by everybody, not restricted by age or sex or even race. Everybody loves it. What business sells fast other than a business that everybody likes.

    You can market through:
    • Street corner
    • Open air flea markets
    • Community parks
    • Theme parks
    • Carnivals
    • Fairgrounds
    • Farmers market
    • Sporting events
    • Tailgating
    • Home improvement stores
    • Job sites
    • Outdoor malls

    There are limitless opportunities.

    A great equipment can make the job more easy and productive. You can click for a review of the best Popcorn machine that will give you the best.

    I need to commend you for this intelligently written and simple Popcorn business article that can make our unemployed youths not only a thousands of money but also make them their own boss.

  • Ogochukwu March 22, 2018

    thanks for the information, pls I need your contact , I don’t know where to buy the machine in Onitsha and how to start it , and who will teach me .

  • AugustineDominic March 25, 2018

    thank u for this awesome awareness, pls i was just contemplating on how to go about this popcorn business and u have answered my curiosity, pls can i have ur contact pls. Thank u

  • Linus March 30, 2018

    Thanks a lot for giving me this means of livelihood. To me journey of success has started. I’m 90% set for the business. The thing that is remaining is manpower that is how to recruit workers. But by the grace of God I know that God is directing me to the right people. Thanks once again.

  • Kamshinen April 15, 2018

    Well spoken and inspiring.
    I love it. More grease to your elbow Darlington

  • Selasi April 20, 2018

    Thanks for this article I am from Ghana and I just chanced on this as I got desperate looking for opportunity. I would like to get in touch with you sir. Thank you God bless you

  • I have been planning on how to start this business, but money to start it is my problem, I have gotten all the knowledge that’s needed to start the business, pls which one is pop corn frying machine, I want to know please,

  • I have been planning on how to start this business, but money to start it is my problem, I have gotten all the knowledge that’s needed to start the business, pls which one is pop corn frying machine, I want to know please, pls you email address and whatsApp number will be important to me sir, here is my whatsApp number 08106922060

  • ABIGAIL August 23, 2018

    Thanks a lot for a great idea.
    currently, i have a locally made popcorn machine but i’m having problem with the best time of adding sugar or salt.
    Also, my pot get burnt quickly because of the sugar in it . this make my production stressful because all the popcorn get stained .

  • Gideon February 11, 2019

    What a great idea!
    May God bless you immensely.

  • hothemgic March 3, 2019

    Thank you for the insight on this business, but I have one question, you said that cost of products for one pack is N40 and can be sold to retailers for N70 meaning the profit becomes N30 respectively. Now my question is in this N40 cost of production, did you consider the cost of marketing the product from one store to the other?
    If not I think it’s fair enough to market at N80 and make profit of N40 while the retailers make profile of N20.

  • Godswill Donald April 14, 2019

    This is soo soo Amazing.
    I’m into the business but I’ll like to have ur contact or add you on WhatsApp so that we can chat and I can be able to ask you questions.

  • Audu Agabus August 11, 2019

    Thanks Sir for this article. Please i’m set to start the production but I don’t where to get the equipment I mean pop machine display on the article and sealing machine.
    Please Sir I will need your contact
    God bless you Sir

  • LK STEAD PRINTS December 19, 2019

    We can Brand for Popcorn and All kind of foods packaging.

  • Remi December 19, 2019

    Please throw more light on how to get low cost sealing machine and branded packaging nylon

  • Caleb April 21, 2020

    Thanks for ur information thanks alot

  • Headrosh June 2, 2020

    Ok tank a lot too

  • Headrosh June 2, 2020

    Tanks for the information too

  • Dvine June 8, 2020

    Very thoughtful and inspiring.. see on the other side of wealth. God Bless you richly sir.

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