Learning how to face paint, can be a lot of fun, and need not be a stressful experience.

Who can face paint ?

  • Teenagers with an artistic flair with (a nagging desire to earn extra pocket money) make great face painters...
  • Parents who want to connect in a new way with their own kids, while also helping with school functions and events/ school plays etc. (the reward of giving)
  • Work at home parents who need extra income, have been retrenched or cannot find work...(buy yourself your own job..)
  • People on an artistic journey that find the idea of painting a live canvas, a new artistic challenge and adventure.
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    Learn How to Face Paint

    Starting out as a newbie is not as difficult as it used to be, since there is a wealth of information and useful tips, from a number of reliable sources on the Internet. But that is the problem, so much information, and tutorials and stuff all over the place.

    I have found the best, simple yet complete starting point to quickly learn to face paint. This really useful resource will quickly get one going, with all the information you need. I recommend these 3 face painting books (that are available as quick downloads or as physical books):

    1) 3-D Face and Body Painting Jewels and Necklaces

    2) A Face Painter's Professional Tools & Tricks

    3) 500 Tips and Tidbits to Boost Your Income

    4) Bejeweled (New)

    What I really like is that all of the books have the first 10 pages available as a free download, (so you can preview the content before deciding to buy). Also Lilly is respected in the face art world.

    Some feedback I have had about the training...

    Feedback from face painters and visitors to my site, told me the following:

    "It was quick and easy to get the information I needed, and the content of the ebook covered all the questions I had"

    Here is what Tina mailed me.

    "Thanks Andrew!

    Lilly's ebook is very good. I find that it feels like a friend is sitting down with me to talk to me about this business and giving me insight into tips and tricks that work. I really like it a lot and I like your site a lot too.


    Lilly Walters e-book

    Some added Tips to Boost Your Income

    With the current financial turmoil this book answers the question that lots of face painters are asking. How can I find inexpensive rainmaking ideas in dry times?

      It includes:
    • Marketing tips for Face Painters.
    • Strategies for Professionals
    • Proven and inexpensive marketing ideas

    Again I really like that the first 10 pages are available for free as a download.

    500 tips to increase your face painting income

    Click here to view the E-book

    How to own a successful Face Painting Business!

    If you learn face painting you will find, it is a great business for someone who is:

    • Creative
    • Loves kids
    • Can work fast
    • Free on weekends
    • Is looking for extra income

    Step One: If you decide to start on this journey use the Contact Us Page and let me know your progress. Also join our FaceBook Page, to get daily inspiration from artists across the globe. Practice your face painting daily, (if possible) at home with your own friends and family.

    Step Two: Make sure you have some quality face paints and offer to paint for your next school function for free. That will give you a real boost of positive energy when you see how the kids and people love your work. (Besides it's a great way of giving something back.)

    Step Three: Put the word out in your community that you are available to face paint for parties and functions.

    Step Four: Get Listed as a Face Painter in your area. I host a Global Directory of face painters, so submit your contact details, plus 4 of YOUR pictures Submit for Free Note: Invest in good photos for your work. Take time to practice and submit only your best work once you feel confident.(Do not steal pictures off other artists, this will come back and bite you). This would be your worst possible start, since the artists around you may be your competition, (but it's best if they are also your friends). They have learned the business (the hard way) and you can learn much from more experienced artists.

    Step Five: If you are going to face paint for money, make sure you have some Public Liability Insurance. The last thing you want is to be put out of business with a legal claim and expensive lawyers fees. (see our page on this for detailed Information)

    Step Six: Make sure you have your customer communications and Phone messaging/ Email / Capture form, well organized. Be sure your clients do not get frustrated, trying to contact you (so be professional).

    Step Seven: Many services offer free websites. Start one with a link through from your listing on this and other sites. A quick way to get leads and customers is to Start an Adwords campaign to bring people looking for face painters to your site. (Read up on Adwords and watch their videos)
    Anna Wilinski also offers some very honest and great advice in her Blog for those starting out face painting.

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