Where the fun comes in!
You can make your search very specific including a state and city and even a neighborhood! Then you can add search words to really narrow the choices down and increase the likely hood you'll see an ad for a gig your interested in.
Type in: Makeup, MUA & Makeup Artist
This will give you all the jobs with those key words in the title AND the text of the ad. The more specific you are in your search words the narrower your choices will be so it's imperative you search using all these keywords (NOT AT THE SAME TIME!). Be sure to search through all these variations since Craig (he's still a cool dude!) has it where it will not automatically know your still referring to makeup and may not pull those ads right up!
Money doesn't worry about grammar , People do!
Its TRUE. Money only cares about commas and I'm helping you to get at least one comma a month ($1,000). Don't worry about titles (or slight spelling errors) remember Craigslist is definitely for the person on the go! Very few ads are lengthy and very professional. Most get straight to the point especially about a makeup gig. And just like the ad that's how you want your money: STRAIGHT TO THE POINT (or bank).
Many of the gigs are last minute (thus the spelling errors) posted in the wee hours of the morning by a person frantic because their MUA cancelled and they MUST find a replacement by sunrise!!! Thus, calling for a MUA to contact a number or to email with rates and portfolio link or a simple email stating "hey, my name is (your name here) and I'll take the job. contact me ASAP at ### ### ####" from you is sufficient enough.
Don't judge a book by it's cover or in this case it's generic title
Again creativity is lacking on Craigslist so to be sure you don't miss the gig or opportunity of your dreams read through EACH and EVERY ad available that pops up.
Be open minded or the only thing that will be opened are continuous "Final Notice" bills!
Some of my best photo shoots, most amazing clients and lasting connections were from people I've met from gigs I got from Craig (There he goes being awesome again!) be sure to keep in mind that many ads are created by third parties and the idea, concept of the shoot and other details may be lost upon the person putting up the ad (I know it's foolish but it happens) so decide if your interested when you actually TALK with the person behind the actual gig or at least a competent assistant.
In need of a model and MUA for a resort and swimwear line shoot (The location of the gig is placed here)Jane Doe (#######. com) will be shooting line sheets on the evening of June 7 in a studio in ####### and is in need of a model and a makeup artist that can also do light hair styling. The budget is not large, but it does pay. Please respond to this post with your portfolio for consideration and to discuss $ amount. Additionally, to view the photographers work please visit #######. com.
Don't worry there is more to this series and collectively you'll be well on your way to making $1,000 a month as a Freelance MUA.