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It is easy to feel unmotivated to work as a kids’ entertainer when you see an empty calendar

You've probably asked yourself, “How will I keep going if only a few people take an interest in me?” Then you look at your empty calendar, and with each passing day, it feels like salt in a wound as you stare at it.

When I first started in this business, booking birthday parties for kids was difficult. You just had to hope that the parents would book you before their child's next party.

Let me tell you this: there is nothing wrong with waiting for a phone call from these parents to hire you for their next special event. But it would be great if you could get them to refer you to a wider audience. 

The key to getting more bookings and gigs is learning how you can improve your client relationship by asking for reviews or feedback.

When you're looking for more gigs as a kids' entertainer, it's important to stay on top of the game and know the right ways of communicating with your previous clients.

One great way that I've found works well for me as a kid’s entertainer in my area has been getting clients through word of mouth from other parents who love what I do!

Now, here are some things I did to get more referrals and testimonials.

1.  Send out a 'thank you’ email after the show.

After the successful show, it's important to thank your client for their trust. Sending a simple 'thank you' email helps to build relationships and gain valuable feedback. Plus, it shows that you're professional and appreciative of them. 

When drafting your 'thank you' email, be sure to keep it short and sweet.  Thank the client and don’t forget to include a link to a feedback survey. Be sure to end with a friendly sign-off, such as 'Thanks again!' or 'Looking forward to working with you again.' 

By taking the time to send a 'thank you' email, you'll show that you're dedicated to providing excellent customer service and that you value them as your client.

2.   Ask for referrals and recommendations.

This is an oldie but a goody. 

Remember that people are your most valuable resource, so don't forget about them when seeking new business opportunities.

Make your reputation as a reliable and trustworthy individual by asking for referrals from satisfied customers two weeks after the show. 

This will not only increase the amount of work you get but also make it easier to find new clients when times are tough. Why? Because people have become accustomed to working with someone who has done an excellent job for someone they know!

3.  Ask for reviews or testimonials

Never underestimate the power of a testimonial or review. It can make all the difference when it comes to getting more clients, and helping grow your business in general. 

Asking for feedback shows that you care about their opinion and that you value their input. It also gives you an opportunity to improve your business based on their suggestions.

You may have the best services in your area, but without reviews and testimonials, it will be difficult for people outside of your current clientele base to see just how great you are at making children happy.

The best way to get feedback from your clients is to simply ask them for it. 

You can do this in a number of ways, such as sending out a survey or asking for a quick testimonial. 

Of course, not all feedback will be positive, but as long as you're open to constructive criticism, it can only help you become a better entertainer.

It might seem daunting, but this is an easy way of building up your business that will help you in the long run! Next time you finish a gig, don't be afraid to ask your clients for their thoughts. It could be the key to landing your next booking!

4.  Ask them to mention you on social media

Asking a client to mention you on social media is a great way to gain feedback. It helps you to see what they're saying about you and your work, and it also promotes your business. 

However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when making this request.

First, ask politely and give them the option to say no. Second, make sure that you're only asking for mentions on platforms where you're active and engaged. Finally, don't be afraid to offer an incentive for them to mention you, such as a discount or freebie.

But hey, social media can also work for you in another way too!

You can also directly ask them for an honest review on their social media accounts. It may seem like common courtesy, but trust me when I say this, it will really pay off in more gigs and clients down the road.

No kids entertainer is an island.

If you're a kids entertainer, one of the best ways to get more bookings is by asking your clients for reviews or feedback. Asking clients for a review shows that you're interested in what they thought of your performance and that you're willing to improve.

Not only that, but testimonials can also bring magic to your calendar! Words spread fast and in no time, referrals will come flooding into your calendar.

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