My husband and I are very much into variety entertainment and we would really like to get up and going as performers traveling around the country and doing shows. As our new years resolutions we've decided to focus as much as we can on or entertainment so that by next year we will be ready to go out on our own and just perform wherever we can. Does anyone have advice on how to do this? We aren't quite sure how or where to market ourselves in order to be able to make a living doing only entertainment. How do you keep your expenses low (especially for traveling so much)? How do you make sure you have enough shows to keep you going? What do you do during times that you don't have a show booked and you still need to make money? Any advice on the subject is helpful. My husband has been entertaining for quite a while so he has more experience than me but he still can't seem to keep lining up shows, mostly because we live in a smaller town in central Illinois. However we aren't confident enough in our knowledge of the business yet to be able to quit jobs and pack up and go to wherever there is a calling. He started juggling when he was 7 and started performing magic we he was about 4 and has continued to learn and improve ever since. He is also learning devil sticks, cigar boxes and ventriloquism. He also know balloon artistry and stilt walking as well. I was always more geared to acting when I was younger so I haven't had as much variety entertainment experience but I learned basic juggling in junior high and have been practicing more and I started hooping last spring and I love it! It one of those things in life that just seems to click. It's right, which is why I want to make it my day to day life. I also am learning poi and devil sticks now and I'm also learning to take my face painting to the next level. I hate going to work at Walmart everyday knowing that there is so much more out there in life and that I could be doing so many other things. I feel very held back and I want to just be free to enjoy life I'm just not sure how to start and how to get going. However it is my new year's resolution to figure that all out and go step forth into the entertainment world. So if anyone has advice at all I would be grateful. Thanks and Happy Hooping!!!!!