Here are two reviews of Face Painting business guides that moms wrote. These resources are both available online as downloadable products so they’re inexpensive and eco-friendly, and you can start learning (and earning) right away.
Easy Face Painting eBook
Submitted by: LeaAnn Massey; Covington, IN
Description: The Easy Face Painting Book is an eGuide designed to help parents do professional face painting for just about any type of event you can think of or even just for a rainy day in with the kids.
Review: Super easy to read, understand and use. The way it shows the pictures step-by-step really makes me want to go out and find as many kids as I can to paint something on.
The first thing I really appreciated about the guide was the many tips and pointers on how to get started that were included. She’s not assuming I know anything about face painting (and I don’t) so I don’t feel lost or unsure of what I’ll need and how to get going. Even the fact that I’m not an artist by any means doesn’t faze me now that I see how to make the different shapes and designs in easy steps.
There are so many designs included that I think the problem will be choosing only a few to start working on! The step-by-step instructions make it so easy to follow along and I love how the pictures show each step so that you can very easily follow along as see what’s happening as if someone were actually there teaching you. The tips on how to make kids comfortable while doing the face painting are great. I would be a bit nervous to be painting on someone else’s child so knowing some things to say or do so that they stay comfortable with the process is great.
Having different designs and patterns to choose from all in one spot is very helpful for someone who starting out may not know what to look for in a good pattern. The guide includes Halloween, Christmas, St. Patty’s Day and many other holiday patterns that can be used to paint great faces. The designs of ladybugs, butterflies, spiders, superheroes, snakes, cats, and inanimate objects like watches are sure to please even the pickiest of children.
I would have no idea where to begin looking for this type of information and to put it all together into a nice, understandable package would take so much time and effort. This is a super value and I feel very confident that there will be lots of happy, smiling children with cool face paintings at every event I attend.
The only thing I could think of, as a drawback is that there is a lot of information to print off so that you can have it in front of you. Great pictures of the painting, it would be neat to also see pictures of different setups for parties, events, etc.
Just Add Sweat: Face Painting Business
Submitted by: LeaAnn Massey; Covington, IN
Description: A whole package of information for anyone interested or who has ever thought of starting a face painting business.
Here’s what you get:
37 page eBook all about beginning a face painting business
Audio Interview with professional face painter Leah Reddell of
Bonuses and Resources that include:
A Step-by-Step Guide that includes 6 Cheek and Full Face Designs
Fill in the Blank Talent Release Form
Sample Booking Form
List of Additional Resources to Help Get Started, Purchase Supplies, and more.
Review: WOAH baby! I purchased the Just Add Sweat Face Painting Business package thinking that I might someday turn my backyard face painting days for my kids into a full-fledged business. I honestly expected to find a lot less than I did when I bought it, especially considering it cost less than $20.
I fell in love and I have a new desire to really make this happen now. The eBook itself was enough to really help me. It included so much more than I ever even thought of. When you buy something like this you expect to see things like; how to determine if a face painting business is right for you, the equipment and supplies you’ll need to make it, what training you’ll need and maybe a few samples thrown in there.
This package had so much more and I really didn’t even know just how big a face painting business could be. When I listened to the audio with Leah Reddell, I was amazed, but then I took a look at her website and I was FLOORED. That’s just awesome stuff and I can easily see how a face painting business could bring in way more money than just doing a few birthday parties for the neighborhood a few times a year.
The book went in depth about how to start your business, including the things mentioned above, but also so many extra things that most eBooks leave you to figure out on your own. Just to name a few of those extras; where to purchase supplies, network with other face painting professionals, where to get training and practice, tips for success, checklists for starting a business, doing an event; even tips for setting up a work area and working with kids. You’ll also find out ways to market your business so that it stands out above your competitors and I don’t just mean they tell you to make your services better or add things to your face painting. they actually give you specific things you can do!
I definitely recommend this package to anyone who has considered becoming a face painter, even if, like me they just like to see kids smile. There’s so much more potential than that with face painting that I would have never known about had I not purchased it.
Criticism: The only thing I would have liked to see in the package that wasn’t there, was maybe an actual video of Leah doing a face painting. Now that would have been cool!