Make A Living Loving It How to start Catering

How to Start Catering

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Make A Living Loving It How to start Catering

If the kitchen is where you come alive, and food is the center of any celebration for you, becoming a caterer just might be the passion that will grow your revenue. They say you can taste the love in food, and anyone who has ever tasted food made with love know what this means. When you love to cook and do it very well you sometimes dream about opening up your own restaurant and sharing your delicious meals with people. A great step before doing this and cutting overhead costs and making a name for yourself is to start catering, before you dive in head first into the highly competitive world of restoration get your feet wet with the lucrative field of catering.
 

How to Successfully Start Catering:

  • Highlight Your Best Dishes:

    • Get them coming back after the first bite, although you can probably cook a multitude of great dishes, promoting yourself around a specific cuisine will help you attract the right and reoccurring clientele. This allows you to get really focused and staying focused helps you grow your success and make a name, when you build a name around a specific cuisine it is easier for people to remember you especially when hiring for their next big celebration.
  • Define a Menu:

    • Give them something to drool about, once you've focused on the type of cuisine you will build your catering business around ensure you create a menu. This is important for so many reasons, one being that people who love food love reading the menu even more. You menu tantalizes the taste buds of prospective clientele, you as a food lover know that a menu is a huge selling point! Many people even before tasting a bite of food are salivating just by reading a menu. When building your menu don't be afraid to give alluring details about your food, think about it what draws you in more a) Grilled Steak or b) Charbroiled Steak seasoned with classic Steakhouse spices. The little bit of description can really make a difference and drum up excitement when prospective client see what you have to offer. A menu also gives clients something to leave with so they can think about your food at meantime when they're at home.
  • Define and Share your Schedule:

    • Take time to make those delicious meals, often when delicious food is involved, we can hardly thing of anything else, but this can get you into trouble when trying to build a successful catering business. Create a schedule for yourself and for your clientele so that you have the time to put out your best dishes. Anyone who knows their way around the kitchen knows that good food takes preparation and time, although even some really tasty meals are quick and easy they still have an amount of time and preparation to factor in. Give your prospective clientele an advanced ordering time frame, this will greatly reduce stress and give you and your delicious meals the time they need to be successful as well avoid and overlapping events which could be disastrous. Those who enjoy their food need the time to fully enjoy it, this will keep your business growing, clientele coming back and revenue growing!

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Make A Living Loving It Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

Make A Living Loving It Personal Shopper
If shopping is your thing and you are able to stay on top of trends a career as a personal shopper may just be the right fit for you. There is quite a good portion of personal shoppers focused on fashion trends, but there are also professional personal shoppers for the elderly or also the wealthy who are preoccupied with their other affairs and require the services of a personal shopper.
 

Things to Consider:

  • Are you observant and trustworthy? Often in the career of a personal shopper your services are offered to people who are busy and don't have a lot of time to communicate exactly what they need, you will have to have good observation skills to facilitate the needs of your client. Personal shoppers are often trusted with their clients credit cards and other types of fiances, to ensure you can attract a long lasting career in this field you'll want to show off your skills of responsibility and timeliness so you can prove how trustworthy you are.
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  • Excel in your Niche, showcase your expertise in your niche so you can attract the right clientele who will have you shopping for what you enjoy. As with many things you do in your life when you enjoy what you do you naturally excel and you will find you will attract more business.
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  • Document experiences, get references, when you just start out you may find it hard to get business by simply telling people the great job you can do for them, if you already have a satisfied client you can ask them to write you a short of reference of how they are happy with service you provided for them. If at any past job or even internship you were in charge of certain purchases you can list that in your experience and it can help you get out of the starting gate.
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  • Showcase your certificates, if you are targeting a clientele and have a certain certification within that field ensure you showcase that. If not you may want to take an online certification that can help boost your credibility in the field.
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  • Market yourself, although this career in mainly done offline a good way to drum up business would be to create a online social profile for yourself you can see how to get started here. With a social media presence you can post images, list your expertise, tell people about yourself and make it easier for future clients to find you can get in contact with you.
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  • Picture your success, having visuals on hand of your work is very important in this field, remember to visually document your best work.

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Make A Living Loving It Entertainment Opportunities

Entertainment Careers

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Make A Living Loving It Entertainment Opportunities

Do you feel absolutely at home on stage or crave the lime light? Well if you think a career in the entertainment is only something in your wildest dreams, think again. Everyday people make a living doing what they love in the entertainment industry and they do so by putting themselves out there. It can be as easy as signing up for auditions alerts or researching listings.
  Remember the entertainment industry needs people of all shapes and sizes and backgrounds, you may not be the next top model or maybe you are, but remember the entertainment industry is an industry made of real people making real income living their dream, you just have to start.
 

 

Entertainment Industry Careers:

  • What you Need to Start:

    • Photo of yourself, when doing auditions will often be asked for a "head shot" this is a photo of just you shoulders up. You don't have to get fancy when just starting off, if you have a great photo of yourself (selfie) you can use that. Also body shots may be required, a photo of your entire body and head.
    • Your stats, you'll find that when you do more and more auditions or meet with casting agents, you will be asked for your "stats" it's basically your height, weight, hair color or any unique physical characteristic.
    • Your talent sample one thing you might find handy is to have a sample of your talent, if you're auditioning for voice over work having a sample of you reading is great to have, you can record that on your smart phone and have it handy if you need to email an agency a sample of your voice .
    • Gusto remember you will never get cast if casting agencies never meet or hear about you, get your gusto and put yourself out there, sign up for notifications, and look out for casting listings.

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Make A Living Loving It Write for Print Opportunities

Write for Print Outlets

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Make A Living Loving It Write for Print Opportunities

Since Online Blogging has seem to take over in the past few years, many professional writers or aspiring writers seem to think that is the only way to get work. But great traditions don't fade with the times, there is still opportunity and money to make writing for print outlets, hold on to your pen and typewriter if that what inspires you, opportunities in print writing still exist!
 

Print Writing Opportunities:

  • Where to Find Them:

    • Pick up your favorite local paper, check it for contact information, you may only find a contact for advertisements, but if you write to that email address you are likely to be redirected.
    • Print Outlet Website, check if the print outlet you want to write for has a website, click on the contact and inquire on how to submit writing submissions.
    • Check your local phone book and make a call, business still have phones and if speaking to someone is more your thing look up the Print outlet in the phone book or online business directory and give them a call. Click here for a popular one.

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