[Guest blogger ‘Kinetic Kristen’ shares tips for the self-employed hooper – and those who want to be.]
When I started my new life as a full-time self-employed hoop performer and instructor, I wish someone had taken the time to share a few things with me. I had to figure things out the hard way. Welcome to tales and advice from the frontlines of endeavoring to make hooping your livelihood. Why frontlines? Because sometimes art can be a battlefield. There are the requirements like rehearsals, admin work, hustling for gigs, and then there are the distractions (a new video, costume hunting, uhm -sleep). If no one has clued you in yet, hooping can be an unpredictable vocation. That’s why I’m letting you behind the curtain, to share the tips and tricks of the trade that I’ve picked up along the way and to hopefully share a few laughs together in the process. So regardless if you are simply dippin’ your toes in or splashing around in the deep end of the self-employment pool, here’s a few essential time and money management tips to help you spin your way through the chaos.