SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I am wondering, how can I advertise myself. I want to preform for parties and I have no ideas on how to advertise myself. Right now I just do glow poi. But later I plan on buying some cathedral fire poi and buying the parts for a large fire fan, because i seriously dont know why you would spend over a hundred dollars for something you can make for like 30. I was thinking about making a website, but even then, how do I advertise that?

The only luck is bad luck.

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Never underestimate the power of legwork. I would try and find venues or organizations that seem like they might hire a skill performer, and try to talk to someone to tell them why they should hire you. On the more passive end of things, if there are any dance studios or schools around, find out if they have a place to leave leaflets/cards. Heck, you can even do research: find places who have hired similar performers and ask where they went looking.

At least that's how I'd go about it if I were going to try performing. I haven't actually, but it seems like it's basically the same thing as job hunting, which I have done a bit of tongue2


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natasqi
natasqi

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:I say first have something to market.. think of a name, or act name etc, get a logo.
Get pictures of yourself done...
Make some business cards, have a website (hell, lots of performers even use myspace.. or even facebook now as you can have fans) and then start getting your name out there.

things like fireperformers.com (I'm just making these up) but there are yahoo businesses and hotfrog and all these listing websites you can go to and put yourself under entertainment.

Maybe event agents in your area...

Just make sure if someone googles your area and fire entertainment, fire dancing, fire performing, glow show etc etc, somehow you are on the first page.

Also, go to clubs or your friends and ask to perform there. Yeah, you might do a few freeish shows to start up but don't piss off the regulars in your area...

and thats it.. your name will be out there!


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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I'd go to clubs, but I'm not old enough yet tongue2 And thank you for the ideas. It would be so easy to advertise if ANYONE walked ANYWHERE!!! But no one does where I live. I could advertise on the school channel, but only a total of no one watches it.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Camilla Lee
Miss Flame
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Member Since: 18th Nov 2009
Total posts: 6
Posted:Networking networking and networking

Flaming greetings
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Vognmandsmarken 42.
Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: +45 2212 0369
mail: ms@flame.dk

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chronicent
stranger

Member Since: 24th Nov 2009
Total posts: 1
Posted:Print some flyers and distribute it among your friends and at the street or the parties you attend grin
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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Website with good photos and contact details then it's a case of contacting events seeing if they need anyone, make sure you have some clothing with your website on and some cards to give out to people when you are performing so they know who you are. Never underestimate the power of a high ranking on google wink

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I'll probably do that, and tell my parents and their friends to give out cards or fliers. But I have no clue on how to make a website. nvm I have a friends that do. Where can I get like business cards? Or print large amounts of fliers, because I don't piss ink unfortunately.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Print shop?

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:I got my cards printed at moo.com. They're pretty nice cards, and pretty reasonably priced. Not the cheapest out there, I'm sure, but a good balance. And if you get photos of your performance on flickr you can tell them to use your flickr images on the backs of the cards.

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