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Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:57 pm


Hi everyone! After about a year of face painting for friends and family every chance I get, I'm excited and nervous about turning this hobby into a business! I've been researching like crazy...everything from the basics of paints and brushes to pricing, set up, advertising, and customer service...and I'm super motivated to make this work. You see...I've been working in a cube for the last 15 years! I'm finally ready to take the leap of faith into self-employment and I would appreciate any advice you're willing to share about techniques, the business, or anything else.

I'm currently in Gurnee, IL but will be relocating to the Denver area in June!

I look forward to hearing about your face painting journeys! I would love to get feedback on my work and tips on the business. Your constructive feedback is sincerely appreciated.

Thanks!
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Post by Ash_A on Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:13 pm

Welcome!

I'm brand new and so I don't have any business advice but I'm super excited for you! Smile

Good luck,
Ashlie
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:27 pm

Thank you, Ashlie! Smile
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by fesspenter on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:20 pm

Welcome to the Forum!
There are collective years of wisdom in some of the threads on here. There are all kinds of painters who drop in, from very new beginners to kind professionals who are very giving with their advice and guidance.

There is a game of Face Paint Tag going on in the thread "TAG! You Are It!". There is a place to post and share your work with a kind, warm, non-judgemental audience in the thread "Show and Tell". There is another face paint game going on... I have not checked it out, yet.

Happy Painting!
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:04 am

Hi Fesspenter! Thanks for the welcome and the tag! Here's what I came up with. Some of the lines are a little wonky! Very Happy
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:10 am

Let me try that again...
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Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:13 am

Whoops! That's way too big. I'll figure this out eventually! Smile It's not supposed to be a butterfly but it kind of ended up looking like one. :/

Critique, please?!?
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Forest-Fairy on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:40 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:17 pm

Thanks, Forest-Fairy!
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by jlirie on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:04 pm

hi and welcome, ommanipaintmyface Smile looking forward to seeing more of your work
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by anniel on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:46 pm

Welcome almost to Denver...
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by pattyofurniture on Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:28 pm

Welcome. Lovely painting!
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:05 am

Thanks, anniel and pattyofurniture! Smile
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by jlirie on Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:20 pm

so, not to be a wet blanket, but most face painters mention they do not support themselves solely by face painting. even some of the busiest ones have "day jobs".

also, moving to a new city like denver, there will likely be established face painters already there, with clients who know them. they also might consider you competition, depending on how much business is available.

are you thinking of trying to support yourself by face painting alone, or just ready to launch and grow your face painting business, while relying on your existing job for most of your income right now?
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Re: Starting my new chapter!

Post by Ommanipaintmyface on Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:46 pm

Thanks for your thoughts, Jlirie!
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