Hi, I'm Jonas Cain and I'm here at the Veritas Theatre at the beautiful Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am a magician and a balloon sculptor having performed and provided entertainment solutions for many, many years. Visit my website at www.jonascain.com. And today I'm going to be talking about making balloon animals. There are many many ways, you can perform at fairs, at festivals, at private parties, at corporate events. When i first started making balloon animals, i would do magic shows and it was an add-on sale. I would do my magic shows, at the end of the show i would stick around for an extra twenty minutes or a half hour making balloon animals for all the kids, so it was an easy way to break in with that. If you want to find work, you could just be starting out, you could go online, research local fairs, local festivals, you can look at sales flyers, see of anyone is having a grand opening. A lot of time they will want to hire people to attract families, so a balloon artist is definitely in demand so that's a great way to get your foot in the door even just give them a call say " Hey, I make balloon animals, how about i show up and do that." and you are shocked. So that's a great way to do that too and always we should have business cards printed up that has your contact information, that way as you are out there doing it you can hand out card so people can call you afterwards if they are having a party, so definitely if you do a good job you'll get work after it. Another way having a brochure or a flyer, you can have your pictures on there too, you can post them around town or hand those out as well so that's a great way to sell yourself as a balloon artist. I found my first job doing magic shows and what i would do is, i remember the first time when i was called to a magic show, i said " Hey, i also make balloon sculptures." so after the party, after the show i'll make a balloon for all the kids and they were like sure. So it was an easy way to make some extra bucks on the magic show too. The kids really, they bought it and the adults loved it too so it was a great way to get started.