I just wanted to come and just talk to you guys, ramble a bit if you don't mind. Hehe!
I hope this helps and blesses you in some way!
Dreamers... we have a thousand ideas, people think we are unorganized, they think we don't want to work a "real" job, and that we live in the clouds. They couldn't be more wrong. We are the most organized and we work harder. Getting and working a 9-5 is easy. Becoming your own boss takes more than that! You never clock out, you never get a day off, & hardly sleep! We work with everything we have to make our dreams come true!
So, I have been asked a lot lately about my journey in Makeup and blogging, here ya go!
This isn't a success story, its an "I'm on my way" story!
...a little bit about me.
...on my decision to become a Makeup Artist.
Here is a sample of my husband and I's work! He, on photography and myself on makeup! We work together very well and it transfers well on camera! Check him out www.medialifted.com!
...on booking Porsha Stewart.
...a few things you need to understand when following your dreams.
* Like I said above you are going to be the only one who believes and invests in your business/dream. Its said that it takes up to 3-5 years to become profitable. I'm 2 years in, so I have I am hoping to double what I'm making now with in the next year or two. Things don't always go this way though! Its not guaranteed you'll be broke for a long time, its also not guaranteed that you'll take off right away. Following your dream means you need to be ready for anything, and quick to think on your feet for those random moments.
* Learn everything you can about the field you're going into! For me its Makeup and Blogging! I'm constantly searching for new ways to market myself and my blog. Attending events help a great deal. Always being seen on the scene will have people looking for you and inviting you to their next event! I keep up with makeup trends by reading Vogue and other high fashion magazines. What ever you are into, dive in! Learn all you can!
* You're going to need an EIN number and a business license! Become familiar with your states rules and regulations/business requirements in your field. I could go on about this one part all day! But I simply can not. My brain will explode and I'm not good explaining these things! Take to the internet, please and learn how to set up your business from a legal stand point.
* NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK! Like I said above. Attend events that are open to the public! If you have a following and would like to attend an exclusive event, put together an email with links to your sites and examples of your work (media kit)! Request a media pass telling them you will cover and write about their evert or product. You never know who you're talking to or who they know. Even if only 2 people there, you never know who they represent. Put your best foot forward always.