Now that I've moved to a new market and this gig is winding down, only 15 more days, its time for me to put my marketing cap on and Start Up Again. Pound the pavement so to speak. These thoughts have brought me to a Diary entry.
So now what? Heres where this career gets really confusing. Most newbie makeup artists hit a major turning point early on during the survival of the most marketable phase. As I've mentioned before in other entries, you must build a portfolio of your work with images that are sell-able. Not necessarily images that are bursting with every color in your kit.
What most wanna be makeup artists don't understand is that being a professional isnt about having every brush on the market or every color of eyeshadow or even having vast amounts of creativity oozing from every pore. While having talent, a kit that works for you and brushes that help you complete the job are very important, being a good business person is what is going to make or break you. I've met so many talented artists and photographers in my career. And I have seen some of them flush their careers down the toilet because they couldn't get over their fabulous selves and pull off professionalism.
Since its been 11 years since I've started my "business of me", I think its time for me to update my strategy... Start Me Up Baby!!
Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
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