Mike Floyd Balloon Artist

Season 1, Chapter 8 – Mike Floyd

┬áSeason 1, Chapter 8 – Mike Floyd

Mike Floyd is well known for his Balloon Animals YouTube Channel, and is also the owner of Balloon-animals.com digital download shop.

In this chapter you will learn:

  • The Fan Club system that Mike is using (which formed about 2-3k local subscribers!)
  • How to make your fan club move with you from one restaurant to the other
  • How you can’t create 20 bad ideas – so might as well try to!
  • Why not everyone can sell their designs on Balloon-animals.com
  • Why original work is important
  • Learn how to get more tips with this one simple to implement tip

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Transcript:

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Take your balloons to the next level. As we delve deeper into what truly makes a professional balloon artist with your host, Zivi Kivi now welcome to the Balloon Artist Podcast.

 

Zivi:

Hello podcast nation. This is season one, chapter eight. Today with me is a very special guest. I’ve known him for years by watching his YouTube clip. He’s an awesome guy. And he has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world, not just balloon artists. And this is none other than Mike Floyd, the owner of balloon animals, YouTube channel, and the balloon animals.com online shop for digital downloads of instructional material for the balloon artists. So he is Mike Floyd.

 

Zivi:

Hello balloon at his podcast nation. Welcome to season one, chapter eight. And today we have a very veteran guests from the balloon world. We all know him. He started a YouTube channel in 2006 and, uh, shared a YouTube clips that teach you how to make original designs of Penrith sculptures. And he channel have gone to 88,000, almost 89,000 subscribers and 21 million views. That’s so awesome. And he also runs a digital shop, a digital and download shop, which we all know, which is built on animals that come, but balloon dash animal stars com and, uh, he also runs the twisting and the entertainment business. I am so happy to welcome Mike Floyd. Hello, Mike.

Mike:

Hi. How are you doing?

Ziv:

I am awesome. Uh, wow. I have to congratulate you first for being so persistent and giving everyone inspiration or fling original work. So well done my friend.

Mike:

I do what I can.

Ziv:

Uh, so today, uh, I want to talk with you about a few things of how you had your business or businesses, because you are quite unique in the way that you are things. And we had, I had the pleasure of talking with you about some ideas and I really liked a few of your ideas. So basically our theme of the show this season is how to make money with balloons. And you have a few business ideas, like the way you approach things is quite refreshing. So we start first with your twisting business. And can you tell us a little bit about what do you do to earn a living in this business?

Mike:

Well, I mainly put balloons at restaurants. Um, I don’t do much party work, but I also do a little bit of a culture conventions, like comic conventions and cartoon conventions and stuff like that. But I try to keep a couple of local restaurants near my house that I do the balloons for. And what I like to do is I like to encourage people to come back and visit me regularly. So I was always trying to find something that will get people to come back, not for the food necessarily, but for me and every so often the restaurant would decide they don’t want me there anymore. So I’d have to find a new restaurant and it was a pain to start this process of people finding me over and over and over again, come up with this idea to start like a fan club that way, if they give me their contact information, something as simple as like an email address. Then when I moved from one restaurant to another, I can send notification that says, Hey, I’m no longer, you know, like Joe’s crab shack. Now this time I’m going to be at El Torito or whatever the restaurants names are. And this way I can keep my, uh, my club following me from place to place. And I can also encourage them to come and visit me regularly by showing off a little bit of what I’ve, what design I have this week, or, uh, what challenges I’m taking this

Ziv:

Week. So how would you collect the people’s details and make them join your club basically?

Mike:

Well, I can give them a card. And then that has my phone number, my email address, my website, which they can go on to and sign up from, or I have a form usually with me and they can just write it down if that’s what they want. I have also done some promotions with the restaurants in the past where if they have like a kids night or, you know, like a Cinco de Mayo party, and then they’re going to be throwing some kind of a, uh, an event. I’ll have people sign up for the, the restaurants event, but I’ll use my process to do it. So that way, when the restaurant wants to send out some kind of email marketing, I assist them with it for an upsell price, but then I’m also collecting all of their patrons, email addresses also that will wake and let them know that I’m going to be there on these other dates too.

Ziv:

Can you tell us how many people did you collect to this club?

Mike:

Um, I’m right now I’m at two or 3000.

Ziv:

That’s a lot of people that, yeah.

Mike:

Yeah. Especially considering it’s only local. I live in Southern California in the San Fernando valley, which is a big valley and there’s a lot of people there, but everything’s usually about like half an hour away. So when you’re taking your family out to eat, you have a lot of options, especially if you’re willing to drive like half an hour.

Ziv:

And again, I guess those people you tell them about your YouTube channel. You tell them when someone comes out, you can even tell them about the blonde balloons. T-shirts that heard

Mike:

Actually wearing those. T-shirts not only when I do my YouTube channel shows or my videos, but also when I go out to the restaurants, it’s sort of like my uniform now.

Ziv:

Awesome. We’ll put a link in the show notes on, on [inaudible] com for chapter eight, we’ll put the link to the t-shirts as well, because they are actually very pretty. I like them.

Mike:

Well, a friend of mine designed me that upon request I showed, I told her what I wanted and she designed it for me, exactly how I envisioned it, which was great. Great,

Ziv:

Cool. So the first tip to you guys, listening now, is it just so deep look, it’s not just collecting the emails, which Mike did beautifully. And, uh, so many people are really people that like him were willing to communicate with him. And 3000 is huge amount of people. It’s even more than that. It’s a concept which is to own your own club. Uh, Mike, can you, can you explain about what do you see the benefits of owning this club? What does it make of you and what does it make of your relationship with your customers?

Mike:

Primarily first and foremost, zoo creates a community, a sense of people that all like the same thing and see value in it, which is great. And then I get to become the leader of that community and let people know when the thing that they like something is going on. So for example, if there is even another entertainer who does balloon twisting, who’s going to be performing at another venue and I want to support them. I can let my community know, or my club know that, Hey, this person’s going to be performing, uh, you know, like a balloon show at this library in your community, go and check them out. That way the people around me will also be supported also. Uh, but the main benefit that I find from it is that it allows me to have a direct way of communicating with the people who like what I do and want to support me, but might not necessarily know where I am or how to support me that way.

 

If I tell them, Hey, I’m going to be doing, know the balloons at, at this comic book convention in Los Angeles, come down and check me out and get something really amazing. Then chances are they’ll come down to see me because they liked what I do. They like who I am and are interested in it. And so instead of just sending out like a, a piece of mail that they don’t know who I am, or, you know, maybe they saw me one time, but they don’t really care. These are people who have specifically said, yes, I want to keep track what you’re doing,

Ziv:

Because I like, yeah, on the technical level, do you keep it in like an Excel file or something like that?

Mike:

Yeah. There’s

Just an Excel file is pretty much all you need nowadays. You don’t even need even need Excel anymore. Google has their own spreadsheets, which are always accessible as long as you have the internet. And then if it’s something as simple as them writing down on a piece of paper, I mean, it’s a pain in the butt later to go and type it all up later on, but small price to pay, to have access to that person. Then from that point forward and finding new restaurants, I found it to be helpful because then if I’m calling and I’m trying to get a restaurant to hire me to come in and twist balloon animals for them, I can tell them, listen, you have a kids’ night. You can create a balloon night. And I can let people know that like every Thursday at this, I’m going to be there from five until nine.

And, and you know, you can pay me if we reach a certain, like a threshold, like if 200 people show up, then you know, then you pay me this much before a hundred people show up. Then you can pay me that much. And it works a little bit different than you would normally think because it’s more based off of like a concert promotion than it is like a restaurant, how most people would think about it, which a lot of times allows them to open up their wallets a little bit more because instead of thinking of it as entertainment, they’re thinking of it as marketing,

Ziv:

You know what? This is so smart because it’s like, it doesn’t cost. You like collecting those emails. Doesn’t cost you money, just, uh, walk a little bit harder, but not that much harder. And it creates in you benefit for your service. You are actually bringing more value for your customers, which, which are also the restaurants. So it’s a win, win, win situation where the people that are coming to the restaurant, the restaurant owner, and you, all of you guys are making more profit and enjoying getting more value because you’ve decided to work smarter. That’s a small change of just understanding the concept of a club in collecting those emails. Like I’m doing this for three years with my birthday clients, keeping all the information and getting the spreadsheet bigger and bigger. And now there is I’m using it for creating a lookalike audience on Facebook promotion. And this helps me because I already can now have enough people in my list. So, but the way you do it with direct mail is a very, very smart. And especially when you get to this amount of people, so cool.

 

You can do text messages too. If they won’t give you your phone number, a lot of people are always on their phone nowadays. So it’s sending amount of text message. I’ve worked out a couple of trials with restaurants, where if they have a slow night and they have nothing going on for a fee, I will show up and send out a text message to my club. Hey, I’m going to be here in 20 minutes. You know, and this restaurant has given me a coupon for 30% off dinner, come and have dinner with me and get a balloon for like the next, you know, two hours. And then I charged the restaurant, a fee to send out that promotion that way, if they have a dead night, they can turn it into a big night, really easy. What’s it called to me. Wow.

Ziv:

That’s awesome. And by the way, do get tips from people that you make bundles for.

Mike:

Some people still tell me, it depends on the restaurants. The restaurants want you to accept tips. Other restaurants don’t want you to accept tips.

Ziv:

Like I see you and correct me if I’m wrong. That also when you encounter someone that saw you a few times and love what you do, they will be probably more inclined to tip. Is that right?

Mike:

Well, I, uh, when I first started doing balloon animals, I worked for tips only at restaurants. So I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out how to get the tips out of people. Everybody has, you know, something that will make them tip a little bit more. And I’ve just tried always, although now that I’m trying to switch away from, you know, working off the tips, I try not to worry so much about the tips because you know, a bad night of tips can put you in a bad mood.

Ziv:

Uh, yeah. But, uh, but, uh, just out of curiosity, can you give us, uh, a tip about tips?

Mike:

Oh, okay. Um, people like to feel good. So if you can make the person feel good, they’ll give you a better tip. And it seems sort of silly, but something as simple as finding a genuine implement to give somebody will increase the amount of money that they’ll tip you. So, you know, don’t be, don’t be fake about it. Don’t say, Hey, I like your glasses if you don’t like their glasses, but yeah, everybody, there’s something about them that you can find to give them a compliment out, you know, maybe they were wearing a t-shirt you like, or, or maybe they ordered something on the menu that you ordered and that you enjoy, or, you know, maybe the fact that they’re just out with their kids and be like, man, I wish my dad had taken me out to a place like this. You’re a really cool dad, you know, just something that you can compliment them on because when people feel good, they want to make the person who’s making them feel good, feel good. And then by extension, they’ll tip you a little bit better.

Ziv:

Cool. Do you have a situation where someone, no, you can make huge stuff or more complicated stuff. And then they will ask for the more complicated stuff as well.

Mike:

Yeah. With my YouTube channel, people are, uh, I have a pretty high presence, especially with the complicated things. So sometimes someone will show up and be like, I want the really complicated R2D2 that you made on your channel, which is like three feet tall. I’m like, I’d love to, but that took me like two hours to make. And I don’t have the power of editing here in real life. So why don’t I make you an R2D2 that I can make in five minutes? Or if you want, I can show you something that I’ve never shown anybody before on my YouTube channel. And then I’ll show them, you know, a trick or something that it doesn’t really play well on the internet, but plays really well in real life, which is something that could be something as simple as trying to make like a, uh, uh, a balloon dog behind my back with my eyes closed or something, which, which doesn’t seem very impressive from a balloon twisting standpoint. But from an audience perspective is like amazing. Cause they’re like, how can he do that with his eyes closed?

Ziv:

Wow. That’s clever. I love it.

Mike:

Or you can ask them like, yeah, you can have that. Or I can you a surprise and then you can be silly about it and you know, go left when they think you’re going to go, right? Like you make them a balloon dog. And then they’re like, what’s so surprising about a balloon dog. I’m like, well, see the moment that that group was cats and you just try to play with in that way, you know, you feel like each audience for own stuff, but you can usually play with them a little bit more in real life. People are a lot more forgiving than they are on the internet.

Ziv:

Cool. Yeah. I know what you mean. I know what you mean. So, um, so, so, so I really need to ask you about your, uh, how you come up with ideas for your YouTube channel, because it’s, it looks like it’s an Evelyn being, well, you can keep pulling water out of it. So you, you always come up with new fresh designs. How do you do it?

Mike:

Well, um, they’re not always fresh, but I try to keep them fresh as much as possible. Um, the first idea, the first step, obviously get the idea of what I’m going to make. And I am really lucky because the community on my YouTube channel tells me what to make. So I, I read the comments from my channel and people say, you know, I want you to make a Spiderman, right? I want you to make hello kitty, or I want you to make, you know, SpongeBob square pants or whatever the extra is that they want. So that, that gives me my starting point of, of what people want. And even when I wasn’t doing the YouTube channel at the restaurants, people would always ask me for stuff I had never heard of because like the first time I’d ever heard of, you know, like my little ponies or power Rangers or Pokemon, or even SpongeBob was at a restaurant when a kid told me about it before I’d ever seen even an image as a character.

Mike:

So your audience is always your first go-to for inspiration, because they’re tell you already what they want to see. The second step is the hardest one. That’s coming up with the design of the thing. Um, fortunately with balloons, you know, there’s only like 10 different twists you can make. So it’s just trying to figure out which twist and in what order, and you know, like, so a lot of it is saying, oh, wow, this part here of the character sorta looks like the dinosaur I make. And this other part looks like an ally make. And you just sort of tried to mix and match things together, as best as you can. Um, and then it’s just trial and error. I mean, sometimes for the YouTube channel, I try to make it all the way through without pre designing it. But in the past, when I need to come up with the design, I might try, you know, like 20 different variations on the same character and then pick the parts I like best out of each variation. And then see if I can’t bring them all into one that way I get the best of all the options, because coming up with one good idea right out of the bat is really hard, but also coming up with like 20 bad ideas one right after another is just as hard. So if you try 20 times right in a row, it’s going to be really difficult for you to have all bad ideas, which means you’re, you’re guaranteed to have at least one good idea to build off of

Ziv (17:31):

You. See, that’s the kind of persistence that I was talking about. So just by forcing yourself to create 20 bed designed 20 bed ideas, just to play with it, eventually it will be almost impossible to have all of them, but one of them will have something ingenious in it, which is useful.

Mike:

Oh yeah. Yeah. I mean, it’s, it’s a really weird thing. It’s, uh, I’m a big fan of math and statistics and just how amazing numbers can be. And I remember one time in like a, was it like a math class? They gave us like 20 different seasonings and math class and they told us to mix them together, just randomly and have 20 different combinations of like three seasonings. And you’d be, I mean, like, you’d be surprised when you mix something that you thought would never go together and then suddenly it tastes, you know, pretty good, but it’s not quite there yet, but it gives you a basis to realize, Hey, there’s something here for me to pursue. And so sometimes we put so much pressure on herself to have a good idea because we’re so afraid of failing even in private, but it’s okay to fail because we’ve learned from failure. And if you fell 20 times, but those 20 failures lead you to one success, then that’s a really good ratio to keep going on. And I think it’s funny how people are so afraid to try, because they’re afraid to fail, even though that failure is, you know, the next rung on the ladder to success.

Ziv:

Awesome. Very inspiring. And, uh, why do you think it’s so important to use original work on your YouTube channel and uh, in general?

Mike:

Um, well, if you’re copying what other people are doing or are you just doing designs that you already know? You’re not really getting any kind of failure, so you’re pretty much staying where you are on that ladder. So to speak, you know, you’re comfortable, but you’re not moving anywhere. Uh, and it’s a little scary to like take a step and not know if that wrong is going to hold you or not, but that’s the only way to keep going up. So, I mean, I always try to use original designs and stuff. I definitely borrow a lot of inspiration from people. So like if I see someone else makes something and like, Zara is excellent, I love that design. How can I change it to make it my own though, because I don’t want to just be the person who uses other people’s does Zions and has to wait for the next design to come out for me to grow.

Mike:

I want to be the one that comes up with the design. That way I can help other people grow. For example, on Facebook, there was somebody who came out with this horse hat and it was all built out of two sixties. It was really simple, but there was an elegance to it that I really liked. And I thought it’d be great for lines and restaurants and stuff like that. And that’s definitely the that I go to now for horse hats, but I’m going to not just keep there, I’m going to keep pushing it forward. So now I’m going to think, well, how else can I use the ideas from this design to make other things? So maybe I’ll use the same kind of principles that this person had had come into for his horse hat. And I’ll use it. Maybe if I’m making like a dragon hat or maybe a whole dragon for like a large sculpture, because then I can just take what someone else has already done and build onto it to make it original and to make it my own.

Ziv:

Cool. Yeah. Like one of the things I always do when I purchase a PDF, the first thing I do is, or even a, like a digital download. I try to see if I can upscale it to three 50 or 6 46 or, or downscale it to one 60. And it’s always fun because, uh, the proportions are different. Like the, it looks like a baby or like a monster of the same design and it’s, it just, uh, feels already a little bit different, a little bit more original. And it’s just an exercise, but it makes, makes me feel better that I tried, you know, that I’m pushing myself.

Mike:

No. Yeah, absolutely. Even if you’re getting a DVD, if someone else has worked there, they’re teaching you the recipes on how to make their designs, you can say, okay, well, I always like to scrutinize like each individual’s F like, why did they do this here? Why not do? And then like, like think of, try to think of a couple of other ways they could have accomplished the same thing. Like if they’re calling a shoe, why do a flower pedal, why not do like a sausage fold? Or why do, why not try to do like something else and try to see, like, because maybe they haven’t taken it all all the way that it can go. Maybe they, they got to a point they were happy with it, but there might still be room for it to grow more.

Ziv:

Absolutely. Like, uh, one time I, I saw a DVD by, uh, assay Cohen from Israel, and he has a DVD about hats, full three 50 and the design of a, of a duck. And I was like, halfway through, didn’t put the beak yet and said, Hmm, if this was green, it looks like a bit like a turtle. So then I just came up with a variation of the deck, which is different colors, different design. But, uh, but like you need to play with and find your, your variations and find your original touches. That creates basically a new design.

Mike:

No. Yeah. The other thing is definitely, don’t be afraid to try new things. So often we like to discount the things that we’re not comfortable with, or that we haven’t done on time when I was doing restaurant twisting, when I started out, I’d only use two sixties and that was it. And, uh, like I thought, well, you know, you don’t need one sixties needle, three fifties, and you definitely don’t need hearts and rounds with two sixties and you can, but you know, it does inhibit your growth. And then once I started, you know, branching out with different sizes, then I started branching out with different colors and different shapes. And then you used to get into your mind that you can only do certain things. And so I like to break down those barriers, even at a restaurant, you might think, well, I can only spend five minutes at this table. Well, that’s a barrier that you’re placing on your own head. You can spend more than five minutes on the table, but there are other things that you’d have to do to be able to do that. So you never know like what the barriers might be. You just have to sort of like play with them. And sometimes they work great and other times they fall apart horrendously, but it’s all part of learning.

Ziv:

Awesome. Can you tell us a little bit, how do you manage to create your content, like on such a regular basis? Do you have any tips about that?

Mike:

Keeping a good schedule is first and foremost, because if you’re able to say, well, I’ll just do that tomorrow. When tomorrow comes, you’ll say, I’ll just do that tomorrow again. And then before we know it, you know, months have gone by and you’ve done nothing. So what I like to do is I say, okay, well, I have to have the video up for like the blue and sell video. It’s every Wednesday I have to get a vide up. And then what I’ll do is I’ll start thinking, okay. So that means I have one week to do this, which means by maybe Friday day, I need to have my idea, whatever my inspiration is to make nailed down. So on Friday, I already know what I’m going to make. And then I film it on Sunday. So that means that by Sunday, I have to have had set aside the hour or two hours to film it. So if somebody says, do you want to go out to see a movie? You have to be like, no, I got to do the same. And I have to make sure it’s a priority to make sure that I’m putting this above the other things that I don’t need to be doing, because otherwise it’ll always be something coming up when you’re procrastinating, everything comes up.

Mike:

Uh, and then even if you don’t want to do it, this is the hardest part is lie to yourself. If you don’t want to do it, we lie to ourselves all the time. You know, you usually it’s for bad things, just like, oh, I can eat one piece of pie and then I’ll go on a diet. Like that’s like the lie wheat. Everybody tells themselves. Yeah. But you can do it in the opposite. The two you could say, well, I’ll just work on this for five more minutes and then I’ll stop. And then when the five minutes are, I’ll be like, well, then I’ll work on it for five more minutes and then I’ll stop. And you just keep pushing yourself. If you can’t push yourself by an app or you don’t push yourself by five minutes, push yourselves a little bit more. And eventually what happens is the whole time you’re doing it.

Mike:

You hate it. And by the time you’re done, you love it. So you just have to like, like get a little bit of momentum into you so you can keep doing it. And the sad part is, is that no matter how long you keep doing it, like I’ve been doing the blue and fellows for like two and a half years now. And every time I go to start, I still don’t want to like sit down and spend a couple of hours, English balloons in front of a camera necessarily. I might not be feeling in the mood for it, but 20 minutes into doing it, I’m having a great time. So I just have to get over that. You know, that first 20 minute Michael, who is my obstacle.

Ziv:

That’s awesome. And, uh, so you’ll do this like once a week on Sunday, normally my film day. Cool. Sunday after I get home. Cool. And you also have the balloon animals, uh, dot com um, um, digital download store. Can you tell us a little bit about it?

Mike:

It’s a store where people can buy instructional videos. Um, but there’s no shipping cause nothing gets shipped. It’s all digital. So it’s all done through, through the power of the internet. You can send your money through the internet, you get to receive your video through the internet and thus we get to escape polluting more and, you know, spending gas to deliver boxes and all that kind of stuff. Yes.

Ziv:

I noticed you have a very impressive list of, uh, balloon artists that, uh, regularly make new content available on your shop. So do get a lot of questions sometimes of people that say, Hey, I want to sell my digital downloads on your shop as well. Yeah,

Mike:

It’s uh, I got, actually, it was quite a few people who want to join the story. I, as a content creator, that’s the term I use. It’s a little bit difficult to, because right now it there’s a lot of like legal stuff and business stuff. And so like you have to be really comfortable with the person to sort of open yourself up to kind of like business liability and just make sure they have accurate expectations and things. So the people that I have on there right now, I’ve known for awhile and I’ve had a good relationship with, and I trust them, you know, not assuming so that way, cause even with like a good contract and a signature on a piece of paper, you know, it only takes one bad interaction with somebody, for them to become a huge nuisance to you. So you have to be really careful that way. So I’d love to open it up to more people and I’m actually working towards that, but there’s a lot of, uh, legal stuff that slows it down. I got a good handle on the technology. It’s the law that slows me down.

Ziv:

Interesting. Uh, in the meantime you do sell content from content creators, such as Basta balloon and [inaudible] and nifty balloons and uh, and yourself early awesome content, uh, I’m personally, uh, buying it to myself. So, um, uh, we, we did talk in advance that you were willing to make an offer, which is very generous for the balloon artists podcast nation. Uh, can you tell us a little bit about that?

Mike:

Um, I have one video, which is a really simple idea that I wanted to sort of share with everybody, but what’s interesting about this heart and an arrow is that it technically only has one twist in the whole balloon. So you’re only ever twisting a balloon into another balloon one time. So it’s a cool little idea. Uh, but I’m going to give that to you guys for free with the code B a P free that’s B a P S R E. And then the other I wanted to share with you guys is on my products. Yeah. The Michael Floyd, the NB Floyd, or the blammo balloon products. Um, I’ll give you guys 50% off with the coupon code B a P 50. So once again, the VAP 50 for 50% off Michael Floyd’s videos.

Ziv:

And, uh, that’s very generous of you I’ll put the links to the shop, um, uh, on the balloon artists podcast.com show notes and that basically $2 off. So a free DVD and free download, uh, of the heart and L design, uh, made by Michael Floyd and also the glamor balloons falling one popular us, um, for 50% of which is a very generous offer and that will be available for what two weeks. Sure. Cool. Awesome. So, uh, we’ll put the date as well and look guys, uh, even if you listen to the interview after the time of the discount, it’s just worth your money. Anyways, those are high quality content and a very reasonable, uh, investment in terms of, uh, the amount of value you’ll get. But, uh, it was very generous of you to create that, uh, this can code. So thank you in behalf of, uh, the balloon artist podcast nation.

Mike:

Oh my pleasure. And if you don’t have any money, check out my YouTube channel. I have hundreds of free instructions that go up weekly. Well, not hundreds weekly, one on a weekly, but there are hundreds already there.

Ziv:

Yeah. So, yeah. And, uh, I encourage people to go and check out your balloon animals, uh, uh, YouTube channel anyways, it’s just, uh, it’s just mind blowing to see all those numbers of, of views and the really high quality stuff. Like a love, love. So many of your designs that, uh, some of them are quite walkable for line work and not too complicated. And some of them are complicated and just nice to watch. So yeah, like it, you can even jam with your YouTube channel, just see some and do some, so it’s, it looks like a very fun, uh, channel to watch. So we’ll put a link, like where do you want people to go and learn more about you? Mike? We’ll put all the links on the shoulder. So where do you want people to go?

Mike

You go to my main website, balloon-animals.com. They’ll see a navigation bar that will take them to the store or, or to my YouTube page, all the stuff’s right there on the homepage.

Ziv:

Awesome. So yeah, uh, we put that as well. Uh, any, any, uh, additional things you want us to mention? No, I think that’s about everything. Cool. So thank you so much for all your tips and for your time and for your generosity. We really love to see how you grow and how you keep inspiring people to grow as well. And I wish you best of luck in the future as well. So thanks that as Mike, my project,

 Zivi:

Wow, what an awesome interview. I really liked the way that Mike shared his ideas and you know, what, if you take his ideas about restaurant work and combine it with Lyle’s idea from chapter four of, of Western talk, you can create in yourself, a restaurant walk, ninja and restaurant walk, ninja balloon artists, Odetta can basically conquer the world. Uh, each it’s just the, their ideas just to match and create a synergy. I really love them. So to point out three things that I take for Mike Floyd, the first one is the idea that you can’t create 20 bad ideas. You just can’t tonight, write down 20 bed IDs for anything, and you will see it’s a hard work. Eventually one of the ideas is going to be pretty cool. So by trying to fail 20 times, you practice not being afraid of failure and just doing it.

And eventually you’ll find that one. Awesome idea. So the 20 bad ideas, that’s the first takeaway. The second takeaway is about how Mike Floyd created a club for his fans, customers, prospects. And by doing that, he created a win, win, win situation where he’s winning because he gets fees from restaurants and higher tips. And he’s restaurants, customers are winning because they’re getting access to his tribe and his lives is winning because they know where to get, ask them balloons. So it’s a win, win, win situation. And all it takes is that little effort of being a little bit with chutzpah a little bit with, uh, I don’t know, the brave, uh, soul of asking someone for his details of asking someone for his email and by using a form printed already for that, that can save you some of the effort. You can also do it with a Google form on your website and just browse from, with a tiny URL browse to that form.

Ziv:

That’s actually a cool idea. I think I’ll do that. So the F the club idea and the concept of having an exclusive club, that was an awesome tip like Mike, finally, I liked the tip of how to get more tips. I personally am very invested in the idea of engineering, the way that you get tips. Uh, I walk on that when I’m doing a wedding, uh, show a wedding gig, uh, I will make sure that the customer gets all kinds of informed pieces of information that will eventually cause him to want to give a tip to me. Uh, and, uh, the way that Mike suggested to do it, it’s just a small tip of how to get more tips. And that is to compliment the, your customer or your prospect, your, uh, the person that receives the balloon complimented, but in a real way, that in an authentic way, and that’s something we’ll, which will increase your tips.

 

So I hope you enjoyed the interview with Mike Floyd on, uh, Season 1, chapter eight. I would like to ask you to go to the balloon artists podcast.com and see they’re on season one, chapter eight, you will find information about Mike Floyd, but also the two coupons that he mentioned, the coupon sale bap free for his heart and elbow design. So you get that totally free. Instead of paying $2, it was very generous of him to offer that, and also be a P 50, which gives you 50% discount on, on his, uh, under the rest of his, uh, digital download digital made by Mike Floyd. One of the products cost one. Now one of his products cost 35 years stolen. So the 50% discount is very fair and generous and take into consideration that this offer is open only for one week. And this offer is open only for two weeks. So I hope you enjoy that. And thank you for coming over to balloon artist, podcast.com as always, you will find some goodies there waiting for you and see you next time, guys.

 

Ziv:

Hello, balloon Artist podcast nation. Welcome to season one, chapter eight tips section. I hope you enjoyed the interview with Mike Floyd. And today tip is not just a tip. It’s also a request. And that is that you support a balloon artist. One balloon artist support is art supported this art of all of us and buy one piece of content from someone. It might be a PDF like the ones that Petly called deal Angelina seasteading. It might be a digital download, like the ones in the balloon, animals.com site, no matter where you do it, if you contribute to the art, if you support it with your packet, with your, uh, not just to say that you love the art, but you also act upon it and you buy one piece of content today, you will see that this will not only help you go as a business, because you will have, you will have, uh, uh, a good piece of instructional content that will help you, but it will also make you feel better that you’re supporting the balloon art as a whole.

 

And Dwayne, we are all supporting balloon artists and not just one person, but supporting many, many balloon artists that will help everyone go eventually, including you. So I encourage you to buy one piece of content, do it, and you will be happy that you did. And I am going to do the same and I’m purchasing the blammo, um, DVD volume one with the coupon bap 50, that Mike was so generous to share. So until next time, see you guys, the balloon artists podcast is brought to you by, did it ever happen to you that someone asked for a yellow sword and you just didn’t have any two 60 Q yellow? Well, it happened to me and I was so embarrassed of how unprofessional that is that I felt like I have to remember. I have to remember the next time to buy that yellow two sixties for a long time.

 

It happened to me that I just didn’t have a good place to write down what is missing for me. That’s where the idea for the balloon stock app was born. You can buy the balloon stock app for a very reasonable fee by looking for balloon stock on your mobile store, either on your iTunes or on your market. The balloon stock app supports a list of balloons that you choose Del destiny, maybe to list of your inventory, maybe to least of what you want to buy. Maybe it’s a list of balloons for a project. But the main thing is that this list is very easy to compile because of the auto search feature because of the search by icon feature because of the different filters. And after you compiled that one list, it’s so easy, you just press the cart icon, and you can email the list either to yourself or to yourself and to your balloon provider, according to your needs. Everything is super simple. I intended to put more features into the balloon stock app, as soon as we have enough people on board, and I encourage you to try it out. The balloon stock app is available now. I hope you enjoyed balloon stock app and thank you for supporting it.

 

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