Now I know I’m not as good as a yoyoer as a lot of you guys on here, but I’ve read stories on these forums in the past of people setting out a hat or box or something and yoyoing and making lots of cash. I understand this is NOT what yoyoing is about and I don’t want to make people think it is. But I thought, why not put my talent to good use and entertain people while getting a little money for new throws? I’m in Newport for the summer so I biked down with some friends who are okay at yoyoing to one of the piers. We stayed there for about two hours just throwing constantly, doing all the showy tricks like Eli Hops and what have you mixed in with all the fancy stuff. We got a little interest and a few crowds every once in awhile, but made only around $10. Doing tricks were miserable (string tention was way out of whack, even brought new strings along, didn’t help, and sweaty fingers made it impossible to do certain tricks) but we did them anyways and put on a smile. At the end of the day it was fun, but I do have a few questions.
I guess what I’m asking is- how could I attract more people to watch us and get them interested in yoyoing/getting some money? Some things I’ve thought up already-
- Blast some good tunes on a boombox.
- Make signs.
- Resell Duncan Butterflys and Imperials. (That’s okay right? lol)
- Move around.
Has anyone ever attempted this? If so, what did you do? Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.