Many people are drawn to entrepreneurship because of the promise of financial success and independence, but the reality is far more complex. Behind the scenes, entrepreneurs often face numerous challenges and hardships that go unnoticed.
From multiple business failures to financial setbacks, entrepreneurs often experience a rollercoaster of successes and setbacks. They may find themselves in situations where they can’t cover basic expenses like shop rent or employee salaries – and one of the most significant sacrifices is the limited time spent with family.
This couple has proven that all the hardships were worth it, as they now earn a monthly income of RM12,000 through their entrepreneurship venture. But how did they achieve it?
Meet the husband and wife who currently run a successful donut business in Johor
You won’t believe it, but this couple, Haayul Hadman, 25, and her husband, Muhammad Alif Yahya, 26, earn a steady income by selling donuts.
Haayul shared that both she and her husband have always had a passion for cake and bread making, and they dreamed of operating their own shop.
After getting married, she quit her job and decided to open a donut business, which they operated from her in-laws’ house.
They earn RM12,000 per month, an income that places them in the T20 group
They use four to five kilograms of flour daily to make more than 200 freshly baked donuts. Production usually starts at 9 AM and continues until 4 PM, just in time to sell the donuts at 5 PM.
“The response has been incredible. Sometimes, all the donuts sell out within 30 minutes! We don’t just sell them in our shop; we also distribute them through vendors in Kota Tinggi and Bandar Penawar,” she shared.
The couple stressed that they earn a comfortable monthly income of RM12,000. However, Haayul explained that achieving the perfect dough required ongoing research and development (R&D). She learned how to make donuts through self-study and received guidance from a teacher.