In a though economy, people are looking for ways to make money to complete their income or start a new business. In the case of Tashia Bagwell, the answer is yes.
Tashia Bagwell turned her love for painting children’s faces into a lucrative side business that earns her an extra $10,000 to 13,000 on top of her regular job. In an interview with Madame Noire magazine, the young woman dished on turning her side gig into a lucrative one. Read more
Madame Noire: What made you want to do face painting in the first place? Tashia Bagwell: My love for art. Ever since I was a little girl I had this gift of drawing. My daughter was turning three and I needed something to keep the children entertained. I purchased some paints at our local fabric store and I did the painting for her party. The children loved it! I started out with cheek art. I would just draw flowers, hearts, Spider-Man etc. on the cheek and later I taught myself how to do full faces.
MN: How did you learn to paint faces? TB: I’m self-taught. I learned everything from watching YouTube clips and subscribing to face painting blogs.
MN: What inspires you? TB: Art inspires me, all types; music, poetry, film, sculptures, painting, dance etc. I’ve always wanted to attend an art college. Since I was unable to I decided to still do what I love and make it fun. Face painting provides me with a creative outlet.
[And] a gentleman named Quintel Harcum. He’s a true hustler, go-getter and all around positive person. He sends out daily group emails with tons of advice, book suggestions and positive affirmations. His motto is “Be Great” and that’s what I strive for each day.
MN: Is face painting a lucrative venture? TB: I’ve been doing well with my face painting business. All of my customers are from word of mouth. So I put my best into each party; you never know who’s going to refer you to someone else. You can make easily between $10,000 and $13,000 part-time.
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