Now that I have my red nose, how do I get paid to wear it?!
June 29, 2009 3:25 PM Subscribe
After a year and a half of teaching myself to do balloon art, I bit the bullet and went to clown school! It was a ton of fun, and I am now officially a clown! The problem is that now I have to book some gigs! I have a website, a Twitter account, aFacebook page, and business cards on the way. Still, I don't really know how to market myself effectively. It's a competitive market (NYC) so I'm wondering what I can do to get the word out!
posted by iliketolaughalot to work & money (10 answers total)
I've posted on Craigslist, but I'm competing with big companies that have hordes of clowns and other entertainers. While I'm new to clowning, I have been working with kids forever and have tons of experience in that. I've also been a pre-clown for some time, working at birthday parties of friends' kids, which I can use on my resume.
While I have applied for some jobs with existing companies, they pay really poorly compared to what I could make on y own. Of course, in order to make that money on my own, I'd have to get some jobs.
I joined the NY Clown Alley to try to network, but it hasn't gotten me very far.
Help me clown around! Will provide silly jokes in response to your suggestions of course!