4 Warning Signs To Look For – TheTip Will Be Small

Imagine you are entertaining at a restaurant. You see five kids waiting for you. A mom pulls out a handful of singles, and each child is given one dollar.  Does this affect or change your entertainment style? Ten one dollar parent happened to me the other day, and I noticed my entertainment style changed. I normally upsell … Read more

How To Get Bigger Tips

Thirty years entertaining and I’m still tweaking how to get people to dig deep into their pockets and pull out cash. I use a tip badge, comedic banter along with a clear tip bag showing people I’m more than willing to take their disposable money for the exchange of a balloon animal. I recently read … Read more

Restaurant Performing, Some Tips on Tips!

I have been performing with balloons in restaurants now for just shy of a decade. In my experience, I have learned a few do’s and MANY don’ts in what seems to work best in increasing my tip income. I have found six main categories that seem to influence an audience’s willingness to empty the coin … Read more

Techniques to Better the Odds of Increasing or Getting a Tip

I arrived at my Saturday night restaurant and had just unloaded my gear when a regular patron approached me with money in his hand saying, “Great, you are here tonight, the grand kids will love it” then proceeded to hand me $20. I had done nothing and I was 20 bucks richer. This was not the first time … Read more