Question by : what is the best way to start a small home based business?
I really enjoy doing Halloween like special effects make-up. i would love to do this as a job. Maybe by doing cool face painting at parties, zombie walks, Halloween events. anything along that sorts. I have no formal training..since no school in my area offers any. Just wondering the best ways to get my name and talent out there. also do you think that the fact that most effects makeup is done with latex, that that would effect my business?
Answer by SAHM
I would recommend starting small on a part time basis & building up your business. You can hang flier, get business cards from Vista Print, put ads in local papers, and work @ craft fairs/festival. The best way to increase business is word of mouth. Personally as far as the latex goes, just have a sign stating that the makeup contains latex, and if possible offer some latex free products. I personally would be more likely to go to someone I hear is really good, or who’s work I’ve seen than worry about their formal training.
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