Become a Professional Makeup Artist
Being a makeup artist is such a fun career! Every day I get to be creative and express myself through making someone else feel beautiful.
Creating my own schedule and being my own boss is literally a dream come true, but it has taken years of dedication and hard to work to make this my full time career.
When I first started freelancing over 8 years ago it was just part-time gig. Although I took myself very seriously as a "makeup artist" I never really considered myself a "business owner".
All of my first investments in my business were buying new makeup for my kit and going to makeup classes. I didn't even consider investing in QuickBooks or even applying for a business license until YEARS later.
Avoid These Mistakes When Starting Your Beauty Business!
One of the biggest mistakes a makeup artist can make when starting out is not taking the time to set up their business properly. We get so excited to apply makeup on our clients and take pictures for Instagram but we neglect the business aspect of being a makeup artist completely. When you start a makeup business you are not only responsible for applying the makeup you are also responsible for:
Sales and Marketing
Business Planning and Strategy
Staffing and Management
That's like 8 different jobs! For one person! Its so easy to see why a small business owners could feel overwhelmed. A lot of us just jump into entrepreneurship with zero idea of what we are doing--I know I did! & man oh man do I wish I had someone who could have shown me the ropes when I started. I would have avoided a lot of hard lessons and saved SO MUCH $$$$ over the years.
That is why I created the 6-step BEAUTY BUSINESS CHECKLIST! I wanted there to be an easy to understand, step-by-step guide for MUAs and beauty business owners to get their business in order! Building your career on a solid foundation will ensure your success and make it so much easier for you in the long run. TRUST ME! There is no excuse to not have your business in order and most importantly be LEGIT!