Working with 646 Balloons

Balloon monkey

  A six inch diameter balloon is a big balloon. They are three times larger than the normal twisting balloon, takes a lot of air to inflate, and when they pop, look out. This month I was contracted to make several animals for a Safari themed event. I decided ; to use 646 balloons for … Read more

How To Charge For A Balloon Design Giving You The Greatest Profit

Balloon Cheshire Cat

Updated 2021 – How To Charge For A Balloon Design as balloon decorations move from inside banquet halls to balloon yard art. I see individuals asking balloon groups, “How to charge for a balloon design?” or “How much do you charge for a centerpiece?” Like most balloon artists, I look at what the market is … Read more

3 Facebook Groups You Should Know About

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Specialized Balloon Facebook Groups Over the past few months, I have seen an increase in specialty groups for the balloon industry on Facebook. The three newest groups are the Deco-Twister Balloon Artists, Hairbanders!, and Line Twisting. Deco-Twister Balloon Artists focuses on decorating with twisting balloons. This field has grown over the past three years because of … Read more

Google’s Most Searched Balloon Term: Balloon in a Balloon

Gumball machine made out of balloons

A balloon in a balloon ranks high in Google’s keyword search. Who would have guessed that? How to put a balloon in a balloon baffles many people. I get asked all the time, “how did you get that balloon inside that balloon?” “You mean how did I get a balloon in a balloon?” I respond. … Read more

Generating Leads Through Pinterest

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You may wonder how anybody could generate leads from Pinterest. Wikipedia has defined Pinterest as “a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies”. Now that I explained what it is, let me explain how you can take advantage of Pinterest. There is a group … Read more

Using Your Smartphone to Take Pictures in a Resturant

Balloon Zombie Hat

Smartphone picture quality is making it easier for me to capture balloon creations that I make while entertaining at a restaurant. Just a couple of years ago, images were dark, grainy, and unsalable for marketing. Nowadays, I use my Smartphone to record my YouTube videos blog. Yet, it does not matter how good the camera … Read more

YouTube Conundrum: Where Did It Originate

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I am not 100% sure, but I think it was my father, who taught me that 2 + 2 = 4. However, I could have learned it from a book. My son has beginner math books and is constantly surprising me with new things he has learned. I know that E=mc2 was derived by the … Read more

Seven Decades of Balloon Dogs

Balloon dog made by Dale Obrochta, Balloon Artist

The first balloon design you learned is? The balloon dog. The first balloon animal, any performer, learns to twist is the balloon dog. The balloon dog has become so popular that kids demonstrate to me how they can make a balloon dog, which makes me think about how the simple balloon dog has developed over the seven decades of … Read more

Darth Vader Making a Return

Balloon Darth Vader

I first saw Star Wars at the movies when I was a child and, over the years, have seen bits and pieces of the trilogy. Yes, there are many generations of devoted fans. With Disney being the driving force behind the newest release, you are going to see a flood of marketing of new Star Wars products before … Read more