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I don't know if I'm doing the right thing...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Okay so before there was a haircuttery that wanted to offer me a full time job. Mind you this was before the interview process. They proceeded to tell me that I need to fake it till I make it. Well I don't want to have to fake I want to become better. I need someone to teach me the way to do things. But I'm now starting to think that my hairdressing education was a waste of money and time. I'm getting frustrated. I have no idea what to do. My husband thinks I'm crazy because I didn't take the other job and I'm pretty much working for no money. I don't get paid by the hour. I get paid when someone comes in which isn't often. So I don't know what to do at this point.

I just feel that I've wasted time energy and money. I would really like to get a full time job and do hair on the side until I get better. I'm thinking about even cutting hair at home just so I can keep all the money I make instead of giving it away. I don't know what to do with myself. Things are just so hard right now money wise. I need to figure all of this out. What I really would like to do is teach people how to apply their makeup. Maybe one day I can make this happen but for right now I just want to be able to have a job and some stability with my income. Having one person a week and making 10 dollars for one day is not going to cut it. :(
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TAILSPIN14 5/17/2012 11:42AM

  ACK!!! Spark was being cranky. Didn't mean to have that post 3 times. Sorry.

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TAILSPIN14 5/17/2012 11:40AM

  Ok... Here goes... You need to develop a business plan. Sounds complicated but it really isn't. Let me know what you think of this...

1) Go ahead and start your own company. Costs less than $100. I know money is tight for you, but it will protect you if someone tries to sue you for any reason. They can sue the company and not you personally. Helps big time in protecting you and there are benefits to being a small business owner.

2) Make sure you have the space and ability to do hair at home. Will also provide you with a tax break because you can charge your company rent for the space you use.

3) Start small. Find a friend or two that will come to you for their haircuts and then ask them that if they like what you did that they ask some of their friends to try you out. Give them a break for every referral. Maybe a couple bucks off or a free haircut for every two or three you give to them.

4) Bundle up the service. Maybe offer a make up makeover for a couple bucks more. If it starts panning out, then figure out someone to work with to sell the cosmetics that you are putting on them. Make you some extra in that regard.

REMEMBER- Starting your own business is going to be time consuming and stressful. Every business has started out slow. If you are determined, don't lose faith, and give it a hard, honest effort, you can make it work.

If you want any more ideas, feel free to let me know.

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TAILSPIN14 5/17/2012 11:39AM

  Ok... Here goes... You need to develop a business plan. Sounds complicated but it really isn't. Let me know what you think of this...

1) Go ahead and start your own company. Costs less than $100. I know money is tight for you, but it will protect you if someone tries to sue you for any reason. They can sue the company and not you personally. Helps big time in protecting you and there are benefits to being a small business owner.

2) Make sure you have the space and ability to do hair at home. Will also provide you with a tax break because you can charge your company rent for the space you use.

3) Start small. Find a friend or two that will come to you for their haircuts and then ask them that if they like what you did that they ask some of their friends to try you out. Give them a break for every referral. Maybe a couple bucks off or a free haircut for every two or three you give to them.

4) Bundle up the service. Maybe offer a make up makeover for a couple bucks more. If it starts panning out, then figure out someone to work with to sell the cosmetics that you are putting on them. Make you some extra in that regard.

REMEMBER- Starting your own business is going to be time consuming and stressful. Every business has started out slow. If you are determined, don't lose faith, and give it a hard, honest effort, you can make it work.

If you want any more ideas, feel free to let me know.

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TAILSPIN14 5/17/2012 11:39AM

  Ok... Here goes... You need to develop a business plan. Sounds complicated but it really isn't. Let me know what you think of this...

1) Go ahead and start your own company. Costs less than $100. I know money is tight for you, but it will protect you if someone tries to sue you for any reason. They can sue the company and not you personally. Helps big time in protecting you and there are benefits to being a small business owner.

2) Make sure you have the space and ability to do hair at home. Will also provide you with a tax break because you can charge your company rent for the space you use.

3) Start small. Find a friend or two that will come to you for their haircuts and then ask them that if they like what you did that they ask some of their friends to try you out. Give them a break for every referral. Maybe a couple bucks off or a free haircut for every two or three you give to them.

4) Bundle up the service. Maybe offer a make up makeover for a couple bucks more. If it starts panning out, then figure out someone to work with to sell the cosmetics that you are putting on them. Make you some extra in that regard.

REMEMBER- Starting your own business is going to be time consuming and stressful. Every business has started out slow. If you are determined, don't lose faith, and give it a hard, honest effort, you can make it work.

If you want any more ideas, feel free to let me know.

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