Siblings find luck and are now earning six figures by selling corndogs – and that’s after numerous failed businesses in the past!
It’s really a good thing that they didn’t give up, right?
Siblings Find Luck in Selling Corndogs
“If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” – Ancient Proverb
That’s exactly what pushed a pair of siblings to continue trying despite the numerous failures they experienced with past businesses.
Abigail Martinez and her brother, Joshua, opened Chingu, a corndog business with a capital of Php6,000.
“Nagbenta ako ng halaman, ng damit. Nagbenta din ako ng pantali sa buhok, nagbenta ako ng bags. Nagbenta din ako ng panlinis sa jewelry.Try lang talaga nang try,” Abigail explained
“Kaya no’ng may idea na ako sa Chingu, sinabi ko na sa brother ko. Kasi ‘yung mga past na business ko parang hindi naman nag-succeed so no’ng in-approach ko ‘yung brother ko, para din tulong sa kanya kasi nga male-lay-off na siya sa job niya.”
Coming from a family fond of cooking, the siblings began their business in their own kitchen with the help of their parents.
“Talagang sa bahay lang tas sobrang sikip no’ng kitchen namin tas apat lang kami. Ako, si kuya, si nanay, at saka si tatay lang. Parang sobrang dami na ng orders. Hindi na din namin kaya ma-cater talaga. ‘Yon. Kaya ‘yon ‘yung time na gusto na namin talagang mag-expand,” Abigail shared.
They had such supportive friends and customers, catering to around 100 orders from their kitchen.
It was around 6 months later when they were able to finally open a physical store near their home.
This became a huge adjustment for the siblings since they were used to preparing their corndogs at home without their customers around.
Slowly, the business continued to pick up. From their four-man family team, the business now has 11 workers – and they’re earning as high as 6 digits!
“Start small. ‘Yon ‘yung importante. Mag-start ka nang small para as time goes by, makikita mo unti-unti ‘yung progress mo,” Abigail advises.
“Tiwala lang. Kasi nag-start ka na may tiwala ka do’n sa produkto or do’n sa business mo eh. Dapat buong-buo kahit mababa ang kita. Kung ano man ‘yung gusto nilang gawin, i-start nila. ‘Wag mawalan ng pag-asa,” her brother, Joshua, also shared.
Corndog for Business
Here’s a corndog recipe with costing for business from YouTuber Nina Bacani:
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