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Post by fairyfox on Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:52 am

Maybe this belongs in the business section, but oh well!
I would love to hear if it is helpful!
http://www.jacanafacepaint.com/2015/08/green-lights-and-red-flags-15-secrets.html
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Post by Kal on Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:49 am

I have one thing to add...

When I do public ppf events, I look at it as advertisement for my business. I try to choose events that I know will draw an interest for private parties. The small towns on the outskirts of the big towns are rich with these types of clients.
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:11 pm

Good advice, Fairyfox
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Post by lazeedancer on Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:49 pm

this was a great article thanks for publishing it.  I did just do an event, a local street fair.  There were apparently 4 face painters there, everything you mentioned happened to me!  They had us there at 8am and I sat around until about 10am.  I did have a steady line of about 3-5 kids which is fine but they had advertised 2 free face painters!  When I asked the coordinator about this afterwards, she stated that they have always paid for face painters to do the kids.  I wasn't sure what to say at that point.  I wondered should I ask if I could be one of those face painters?  I did make about $300 which is average there for a fair from 9am-4pm.  Nothing like party money for sure but as she said above it does get your card out.  I'm not sure whether to do it again next year, I guess we'll see.  Thanks again!
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Post by fairyfox on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:50 pm

LazeeDancer- Glad you still made $300. It is always nice doing an event again, because you know going in what to expect. I think it is bad form of an event to rent a face paint booth, without letting you know there would already be free face painting. Sorry that happened to you! I had one event that unexpectedly had free face painting at a different booth, and instead of making them quit they guarenteed me as much as I made the year before. I was so amazed. Hooray for cool people.
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Post by LittleMonsters on Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:59 pm

My first PPF event also had free face painting offered... I went into it with a stack of Photo Release Forms thinking, "at least I can say I can paint for free if I get photos to use" but I ended up doing really well regardless because the free face painting couldn't compete (and I didn't even have time to do photos).
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Post by ReRe on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:01 am

I've done events where therec were vendors offering free painting as a draw, i.e. churches.  I went to the organizer when I saw they were using acrylic paints and they shut them down.  They were not even competition but I didn't want the kids getting that on their faces. If it's not listed on the contract as an offered service, they shouldn't be doing it.
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Re: How to pick events

Post by Kal on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:25 am

Everyone who is face painting is competition... Good or not.
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:58 pm

Amen Kal!

I do an well known national event that is rich with rouge painters. Those friends of a such and such vendor has a face paint kit so they work out of a booth unauthorized to do face painting. There can be 2 or up to 6! This year we even had one set up a "booth" in the camping area! Yeah thanks our booth alone was $750 without travel, supplies and such.
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Post by Klbroome92 on Fri May 20, 2016 9:44 pm

I'm going to an event soon and I'm the only painter I'm trying to figure out how much I should change but this was really helpful for me

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