HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A PARTY PLANNER This eBook brought to you by: Buy-Ebook.com Our site has got a great collection of the best ebooks which are sold on the Internet, but at a lower price than on any other site. Affiliates Earn 60% Commission On Every Sale! We sell 500+ eBooks. As a Buy-Ebook.com Associate, we will pay you a Massive 60% referral fee for every sale that you generate. You can sign up for FREE and start making money straight away. If you want to directly link to some ebooks related to content of your site, get affiliate link here. Choose any from 500+ titles. NOTE: If you Would like to Offer this Ebook to Your Web Site Visitors as a FREE Download, then please do so. You can post this ebook to your web site, offer it in your newsletter, print it out as a book, give it to your friends, etc. No royalties are necessary. Give it away or offer it as a bonus with your products. You are not allowed to make any changes to it without permission. 157. HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A PARTY PLANNER Let's Plan A Party! "MAGIC" is the buzz word that usually describes what this business offers. No - the Party Planning business we're talking about has very little to do with Goof-Doop The Clown or serving cake and ice cream to 6-year old kids. CORPORATE SCENE For a Party Planner, this is where the money is. And if you have the knack for organizing fun things for grown ups, you're in for a big - $100 Million - surprise. And it's a business worth celebrating. BROKER MENTALITY This is a business you can virtually start with little or no capital. All you need is a great idea and a client who wants to have fun. The best way to implement this business is to act as the broker for all services entailed in any given event. You do not prepare the food, you hire a caterer. You do not sing or dance, you hire entertainers. In fact, in some real big parties, you can negotiate with talent agencies to have celebrities attend your party. For example, you can have named stars "drop by" your party for around $10,000 or better. If your budget cannot afford the real celebs at $10,000 a piece, then you can hire look-alikes for $200 a night. Do not introduce them in the party, just let them roam around and mingle with the guests. THEME PARTIES You can also plan an event around a theme, depending on the reason for the party and the number of people attending. You can build festivals around parties. If the party is an extension of a convention, work around ideas that are conducive to people in that trade or industry. START-UP To get started, line up businesses that are involved in parties: florists, videographers, caterers, hotel managers, equipment rental companies, and others. Set your rates based on the price lists of these related businesses. These tie-in companiwes will dictate the way you structure your prices. Once ready, compile a mailing list of potential corporate accounts in your area. If you live in a city with a convention center, it would be ideal to do some networking and get referral business.