It's hard to believe but there really are a lot of different ways you can make money body painting. When I just started out in the art I thought you might be able to earn a few dollars here and there and it could be a way to make some extra cash but really there are numerous possibilities in the world of body painting. Really, all you have to do is get really creative and use your imagination. If you brainstorm for a while you may just come up with something that no one has done before.
Here are ten ways you can start making money with the art of body painting.
1. Paint up people before they head out to their event or party. Holiday parties or themed parties are great opportunities to do this for. You want to let everyone know that you will do body painting on all their friends too and hand out your really creative and splashy business cards so you can get more business.
2. Offer to do body painting for local parties. Have people hire you for their next party and earn money by the hour or have you can have a flat rate for the whole event. Be sure to hand out your business cards everywhere you work so you can get more business.
3. Find a circus and travel with them and be their "in house" body painter and makeup artist.
4. Doing just face painting opens so many doors. You can do this at festivals, parties, special events, fairs, schools, church functions, and any other place where a lot of people gather. Most places like this will let you set up a booth for a small fee and then you just let the customers come to you. Doing just this, you can easily make $500 in just one day.
5. Find a dance studio and see if they will hire you as their full time body painting person. You can either work for a small fee or even do it for free just to get the experience and to get the word out about your work. When people see the dancers and how well you have painted them up, word will get around and you will find yourself with some high paying jobs.
6. Sporting events are a great place to do body painting. Fans love to be decked out in their favorite team's colors to show their team spirit.
7. Do special events around town like fundraisers, reunions, graduations and celebrations all could use some body painting. Offer your services to everyone and you are sure to find some of these gigs.
8. Ask local theaters if they are in need of your services. All theaters need body painting and if you have the right price you could be their main go to person. This will also get your name out as people see what a great job you do and word will get out and jobs will start coming in.
9. There are festivals all over the world and they will have booth space that you can rent and give out your body painting serves there. Usually you can make really good money at these and if you travel around you can find festivals all year long as they are just about every weekend someplace.
10. Teach other people how to do the art of body painting. Give classes or give lessons privately. Either way, you can make money by teaching others how to do the different techniques in the art of body painting.
I hope this helps you get your creative juices flowing and get you on your way to making some good money body painting. The possibilities really are endless and you don't have to choose the one that you believe will make the most money, you are better off to choose the ones that you think you will enjoy the most. That way you are having a great time and making money is just the bonus. People will gravitate to you if they see you truly love what you are doing and they will want to be around you and you will notice that the money will just flow in.
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