It’s that time of year again! School time!
Miami: I’ve missed you so much this summer! Don’t worry ATL, you will always be special, but it’s back to my life in the MIA.
Classes have started, books have been purchased, and it’s back to the daily grind. What have I been up to since I’ve been back in Miami? Well, mostly prepping for classes. I had to return early for a pre-orientation program that my scholarship supervisors hosted. I have been to each of my classes once, and this semester will require a lot of discipline and time management. I’m nervous; I tend to procrastinate and not hold myself accountable to things. But I’m also excited because I’ve also been slowly getting the word out about my new found infatuation for makeup artistry. So if you live in the Miami area, call me for a beautifying session!
My makeup services are available for Prom, Girls Night, and Special Events (Sororities’ Socials, Pageants, and the like). My services are perfect for young women ages 16 to 24. I’m still working out all the little details about pricing, but I promise that my rates will be affordable for students who want to feel even more beautiful for a night of fun. Email me for information about pricing and to schedule a consultation, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit my Facebook page to stay up-to-date about my adventures in the field of makeup artistry.
Are you looking to start your own entrepreneurial adventure? Hair stylist? Fashion stylist? Makeup Artist? Keep these tips in mind:
Get an established web space. Whether it’s a Facebook page, a blog site, or your own website, people live online these days. Being able to refer your potential clients/customers to your website will be vital to the growth of your business.
Order some business cards. Vistaprint.com and OvernightPrints.com could be a good place to start. From what I see Vistaprint always has some sale going on (ever listened to Pandora and been attacked with the Vistaprint ad?). However, I read somewhere that Overnight Prints has better quality business cards. Here’s the trick: invest in the premium business cards. Otherwise, they will put the “Buy from Vistaprint!” on the back of your card. Also, put your website on your card.
Market yourself! Distribute your business cards, find a way to appropriately sneak your new business into every conversation you have. Everyone around you should know what you’re doing and should be able to say good things about you.
Don’t forget to practice! Keep a portfolio of your work to show future clients. Practice doing creative and basic work. Also stay knowledgeable about your industry so you can keep up with (and maybe stay ahead of) the trends.
And don’t give up! I keep telling myself this too. Putting yourself out there is scary, but in the end it will be so worth it. Don’t get hung up on fear or failure. If you want start your own thing, whether you succeed or not, the satisfaction of going after something you want with all of your heart will outweigh the sting of regret if you don’t. And as you go through the process of an entrepreneurial adventure, remember I’m experiencing the same challenges.
What entrepreneurial adventure have you had recently?
Check out my portfolio on the TSF Facebook page!