Mary Ellen Skawinski

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GigMasters Badges & Awards

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on October 27, 2015

Attention members! Are you quick to respond to gig requests? Do you volunteer your services at charitable events? Would you ever work at one of our events? Any five or ten year veterans out there?

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Use Offers as a Money-Making Marketing Tool

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on September 4, 2015

Look around you— it’s everywhere! The Offer.

It’s the age-old advertising tool that businesses have been using to attract new customers since the dawn of time (or at least the competitive marketplace).

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Text-Lead Alerts: A Tool for On-the-Go Members

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on August 17, 2015

What if we were to tell you that you have an untapped key to success right at your fingertips? It can drastically cut down your average response time, helping you beat your competition to the punch and boost the number of gigs you win.

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Don't Make a Bad First Impression

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on July 27, 2015

Everyone knows, in this business, you’ve got to dress to impress. Why not take that same approach when putting together your profile?

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Social Cheats and Sneak Peeks

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on July 27, 2015

You don’t have use them all

Social media isn’t an all-or-nothing marketing strategy. You do not, we repeat, you do not need to be on every social platform that’s out there.

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How to Cash in On Categories

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on July 27, 2015

Every day we’re flooded with clients searching for all sorts of vendors, from multipurpose entertainers to specialized event professionals.

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3 Problems with Event Booking Sites

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on October 15, 2014

A little self-reflection can go a long way when it comes to successfully running your business. For us, this means zeroing in on some of the biggest issues professionals find with event booking sites.

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Giving Back: One Entertainer's Take on Charity

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on September 26, 2014

It’s one thing to establish a brand. In fact, that’s something many of you have long-since established.

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New Marketing Efforts (By Us, For You!)

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on August 27, 2014

Great marketing is essential when it comes to running a successful small business. If you don’t have a cohesive brand that starts

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Your Formula for Writing the Perfect Business Bio

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on August 22, 2014

Outside of your cover photo, your “About” section is the first thing you should expect prospective clients to look at. It acts as your go-to sell sheet in that it’s the one place you describe yourself, your service, and the reasons why they should want to hire you (without, of course, ever having to say the words, “You should hire me because…”).

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