Today’s post is one I am ultra passionate about…making money doing what you love! So many women struggle with charging for paint parties, but I firmly believe that you deserve to be compensated for your time. Learn why you need to make money teaching paint parties so that you can help your own family as well as others!
I get messages all the time with people asking how they can make money teaching paint parties. These people are unsure of how to make even just minimum wage because they believe people simply won’t pay. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
Make Money Teaching Paint Parties:
Today we’re going to chat about a big pet peeve of mine: the starving artist. I hate that term because it always implies that those who truly love art or want to pursue it as a career will be starving (aka poor). This isn’t the case at all! It is very doable to do pursue art and also make a great income for yourself and your family.
If you find that you struggle with this concept, consider these three points:
1. Just Because It’s Fun Doesn’t Mean it Has to Be Free
Just because you are having fun with your art skills does not mean you aren’t allowed to also earn an income. Art is my true passion in life, and I used to think that meant I had to do it for free. Fortunately, I wised up to the truth: you don’t HAVE to be a starving artist! You can do what you love (paint) and also earn a very good income.
I remember the days when a friend would ask me to paint a mural or a piece of art. I’d work my full time job, then stay up way into the late hours working on the art for them—for free! I can’t tell you how many times I would take the piece over to them and they would almost always have the same exact response…
“oh my gosh! I totally forgot about this – thank you so much!”
While I was losing sleep and taking time away from my family, the people I were painting for didn’t even remember that they asked me to do it! It didn’t matter to them. This is why you can’t do stuff for free just because it’s fun. Think of all the “fun” things we have no problem paying for: movies, yoga, massages, and dance classes are just a few.
2. Adjust Your Own Expectations
If you are one of those people that want to get everything for free, you may have a hard time believing others would willingly pay you for your services. It may be time for your own expectation adjustment!
Look, I’m all about a good deal and bargain hunting. But I also am all about the idea that people need to earn an income and that other people’s time is valuable.
If you don’t value other people’s time, how can you expect them to value yours?
3. If You Don’t Value What You Offer, No One Else Will
If you have ever tried to do a low cost paint party, you may be surprised to see your sign up sheet stay empty. There’s a good reason for this, however. People won’t think it’s a real paint party if it’s only $10-15. It doesn’t sound like a high-quality, fun event.
Listen, we have to protect our emotions too. If you run around and do a bunch of free or low-cost paint parties, you will get burnt out and resentful. Most of us may feel a twinge of guilt because we really, truly want to help people.
Want to know how to REALLY help people? Charge the right price and make money teaching paint parties! Make sure the class is AWESOME and then take your money and do whatever makes you feel good like provide for your family or donate it to charity.
When you make more money, you can make a bigger impact! Provide a great experience and you’ll be impacting people’s lives.
Think of it this way – if you don’t value yourself, your time, and your skills, why on earth would a random person?
Watch the Video + See Why You Should Make Money Teaching Paint Parties
So, why are you teaching paint parties for free?! Remember, you should be charging what you are worth if you want others to value your time and service too. Watch this video and learn why you should be charging more for your paint parties and how it will bring you more business in the end.
Plus, I share a list of fun, simple ways you can make a profit every paint party and use that profit to donate your time or resources to others if that’s what your heart desires.
More Resources for Teaching Paint Parties with a Profit:
Check out my other video How Much To Charge For A Paint Party When Starting A Paint And Sip Business. It will help you figure out a pricing structure that makes you a profit!
Ready to learn more about teaching paint parties? Take a look at my ebook on How to Start a Paint Party Business. It’s packed full of information and tricks to get you started the right way.