Re: Prices at Renaissance Faires

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Posted by Erika on August 10, 2002 at 13:05:23:

In reply to: Prices at Renaissance Faires posted by Lauren on August 9, 2002 at 19:18:44:

I just gor the same type of thing from some girls who wanted litle
butterflies that took all of 2 seconds to apply. I charged $3 each
and they were like, "wow, this is so great. We wanted to do this at
Islands of Adventure (local theme park) but they were charging $15
each of a butterfly." It make me feel good that I could spread the
blessing of henna to those that really want to try it but don't have
big bucks to throw around. I guess I'll never be rich, but oh
well. I did a festival last night, paid $40 for the booth fee and
$10 for supplies, took about 2 hours to set up, get dressed,
etc...and made $200. I hennaed for 3 hours. So it looks like 5
hours of work for $150 profit. I don't know many folks making $30
an hour, and I don't have any negative feelings that I'm
overcharging folks.
I'm doing a teenfest in a couple of weeks, and I know these kids
won't have a lot of money to spend. I'm going to pick out a bunch
of Kanji, and simple designs and bracelets, and just charge $3
each. These kids might be the ones who have their parents hire me
for their birthday parties, so the booth fee will be like
advertising costs, and anything I make will be gravy. Teens can be
great to work with anyways. They think you are just the coolest
person in the world..."You mean this is your real job?!"
If you're paying an exorbitant booth fee, then you have to figure
your expenses, and make sure you'll be making enough during the
festival to make it worth your time.
Go with your heart.


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