REASONS NOT TO GET INTO THE PHOTOBOOTH BUSINESS
The photo booth business is much like any other business. If you do it for the love, there is a good chance the money will follow.
There used to be an old joke, which is probably more true now than ever, that being a DJ is a real hard way to make an easy living. Well, this pretty much applies to the photo booth business as well.
When you love what you do, it does not feel like work. Many successful entrepreneurs failed several times before achieving success but they did not give up because they loved what they did. Colonel Sanders was rejected 1009 times in his attempt to sell his chicken recipe. All he could do was sell the chicken himself and the rest is history. Henry Ford andWalt Disney both went bankrupt in their initial business ventures, but they learned and tried again till they finally succeeded.
If at first you don't succeed try-try again only works if you truly love what you do. Overnight successes are very few and far between. I am not sure as to the accuracy but I remember reading that the average entrepreneurial millionaire has been either completely broke or nearly broke 3.2 times. The point is that unless you commit to the long haul and love what you do, you may quit before you ultimately succeed.
It is a fact that the harder you work the luckier you get. Your big break will most likely never come unless you work at it. getting 50 no's to every yes in business is just par for the course. The Harry Potter manuscript was rejected 12 times before a publisher accepted it. Multiple record labels rejected the Beatles. Monopoly was rejected as being too complicated by many game manufacturers before Parker Brothers finally took it on.
If you love what you do, you will persevere. You will try harder. You will not give up. That is why you need to love what you do.
Be Prepared To Give Up Weekends
The photo booth business is not a 9-5 job. Yes, there are corporate gigs that you will hopefully land throughout the week, but Friday and Saturday gigs will make up the majority of your opportunities.
If you are a DJ or wedding photographer then you already understand this well, and what I just said will not come as a shock.
If on the other hand you are new to the business, and you treasure the time you spend with your family on weekends, or at the other end of the scale you can't wait to dance at your favorite club every Saturday night, well the photo booth business may not be for you.
The upside to this of course is that if you don't want to jump into this business head first, and want to keep your day job for a while, then the most common day for the rental of a photo booth is on a Saturday.
After reading these and you feel that photo booth business is something you want to get into, then please consider RBA Photobooths. We have knowledgeable sales people to help you and guide you along the way. Success is only what you make it to be.