Singer - Chef

37. Lounge Singer

What will i be doing?
       Providing music and entertainment

What will i need to start?
       A singer voice honed through practice. Donavie Torres has been singing part time at lunges and restaurants since 1998, and she says you must avoid smoking, drinking too much cold beverages, or eating to much set stuff to protect your voice if you want to be a singer. Start by taking up singing lesson and learning singing techniques. Then invest in song lyrics, audio CDs and tapes and start practicing at home. Also invest in make up and evening gowns and cocktail dresses to wear in your gigs

Who will my customer be?
        Clients and guests in restaurants, hotel lounges, music bars, and company events. your market will depend on the type of music you provide(ballads, standards, jazz, classics, R and B, etc) but don't be suprise to receive invitations for gigs through referrals from people who have watched you perform

How much should i charge?
       P1,000 to P5,000 a night depending on the venue and how long you're expected to perform

How much will i make?
       If you charge P1,000 a night and sing at least twice a week you'll have an extra P8,000 every month excluding tips

38. Personal Chef

What will i be doing?
         Cooking meals for a person or group

What will i need to start?
        Basic knowledge of food and cooking, the cheapest places to buy ingredients, a few recipe books, condiments, and cooking equipment(pots, pans, trays, containers, spoons and ladles)

Who will my customer be?
       People with specific dietary requirement such as diabetics, the elderly, the overweight, and those too busy to cook for themselves people in the AB income bracket

How much should i charge?
      As high as P1,000 per dish. your fee will depend on the dishes you'll be making, the price of ingredients, and where you'll be delivering the food. You may also charge per package if you'll be doing sets of meals

How much will i make?
      sixty to 100 percent mark up

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