Being in a band means that I need to have a job which is extremely flexible (so that I can go out on tour without having to worry too much.) I already have a nice flexible job, but theres no way that my wages from that job can possibly cover my living costs once I'm out of college.
Sooooo I have been thinking about ways that I can earn a little money on the side of my job/band stuff. For starters - I'm going to start giving singing lessons. I have been thinking about doing it for a while but just didn't have the time to commit to it before. If anyone reading this knows of anyone in the surrey area who is after contemporary singing lessons (my speciality is in Rock/Metal but I can cover most popular genres) then get in touch (LisaOrestea@gmail.com).
I have also decided to try and get into doing freelance MUA work. It has always been my "backup plan" should the whole band thing not work out. I really enjoy doing it and I alteady own a lot of the stuff that I need for the business.
So, before summer I want to get a portfolio together. I am roping in anyone with a face for me to put makeup on and photograph :) I would love to work with any professional photographers in the making too so if you are one of those (again, in the Surrey area) then get in touch :)
Last year I sold my guitar amp. I barely ever play guitar anymore and when I do play, I use my boyfriends amp anyway. My marshall stack was being used as a bedside table....which is obviously not what it was intended for. The money from the sale of the amp I put in my spare bank account and sort of forgot about it, so I am using those pennies to try and put together my professional MUA kit.
I am on a serious budget. People I have spoken to about it didn't think I could put it together for under £300. I totally disagree, and think I can manage it on around a third of that (so around £100).
Sleek: Contour and Highlight Brush - £6.99
Estee Lauder Makeup Artists Leather Brush Belt - £2.20