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cricky
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cricky

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    1. mikeclown
      mikeclown
      hi, have you ever done any circus performing?
    2. saphireSue
      saphireSue
      Thank you ....
    3. Fitzwilly
      Fitzwilly
      Sounds reasonable for simple painting. Please let me know how everything goes.
    4. Fitzwilly
      Fitzwilly
      Pre-printed balloons are expensive and they limit what you will be able to make. I don't like the limit they place on you giving out business cards. It isn't like you are going to be papering the grounds with them. You are going to be handing them out to people who are interested in your balloons. I don't think I would participate in this event because there is really no long term benefit to you. People are not going to remember how to find you without something in their hands. You can write on the balloons with a Sharpie but balloons pop, and nobody is going to rewrite the information.
    5. Fitzwilly
      Fitzwilly
      I think Special K may have meant to add your email to your signature so it shows up at the bottom of your posts. If she really meant your profile then you are right it is already there. (It is now in your signature area as well... I added it.)

      I don't use contracts although I know others do. I thought someone either posted a copy of one a few years ago or people were asking then about seeing one. You might try the search box. (I probably should also so I have a better answer.)

      I took a quick look at your website and it seems like a nice basic site. I don't have a website, although I have been "working" on one for a long time. Sir Toony and a couple of the others that work with websites all the time, but they might be overly technical in their reviews. They have been for me when I have tried to follow their comments.
    6. cricky
      cricky
      Am I putting this in the right place? You asked for my e-mail so I might receive a sample contract{referring to Special K'z message} My e-mail is christy-@roadrunner.com thanks!
    7. cricky
      cricky
      Thanks for the advice. Hadn't thought of the last one from Special K'z. My e-mail = christy-@roadrunner.com
    8. Special K'z
      Special K'z
      If you send us your email I'm sure members would send you copies of their contracts. Don't forget to check out local amusement parks or places where kids visit. Like an arcade. They might be interested in hiring you for an afternoon. I do a local waterpark 28 weeks out of the year. Getting a weekly gig is what got my business going.
    9. cricky
      cricky
      Thank you, Fitzwilly. Was thinking about contacting some of the farms in our area. We have a lot. Thought of Christmas, but we can't afford holiday costumes just yet. Maybe we can add a few small things to our costume repetroire. Also thinking of getting the word out about other creative abilities I have. Taking photos for other clowns, writing skits and stories? What do you think? Thanks so much for your advice. Let me know if I can help you in any way.
    10. Fitzwilly
      Fitzwilly
      It takes time to build a clown business. In this economy everything is tricky. What used to work may or may not work these days. There is a lot of trial and error, and a lot of plain hanging in there. Starting focusing on a "fall festival" type package. Perhaps you can talk to one of the fancy pumpkin patches they have these days and cut a deal to perform a few short 10 minute shows and in between twist balloon and/or face paint. Each hour might be a reduced rate but a final total of $ might be a nice number. Also start thinking about the Christmas season, starts the day after the fall season ends on Thanksgiving.
    11. cricky
      cricky
      Help! My husband and I are getting desparate for new marketing ideas. We have only 2 gigs scheduled for October. We are passing out business cards every where we can think of, have a decent answering machine message, reasonable web site, are making a stamper with our logo, have done a few freebies, have our clown photo and messages on face-book, are planning on a local news add, and are planning to participate in a church craft bazarr in October, where we will sell carnival items, and pass out cards. Any other ideas or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks Much! "Count not a day lost if in that day you've made someone smile."
    12. Fitzwilly
      Fitzwilly
      The Grettons are a great couple. I've known Bob and Teresa for years. Welcome to the Forum.
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    Home Page:
    http://www.doclovinsonshine.com
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ohio
    Occupation:
    Clown Business
    Started our new clown business in May, 2012 after attending a "Rebootin your clown with the Grettons

    Animals, Nature, and anything creative, especially clowning

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