I’m actually going to go to schools and do a “show” when I get better. Not so much for the money, but I’m sure I’ll make a hundred or two on the show, but just because it would be a lot of fun. I own a production company and DJ full time so I make a lot more doing that then I would doing this show for schools or street performers but it isn’t a bad idea.
First thing you need to do is see if there are any laws against it, or if they allow it, if you have to have a business license or what. It would be no fun to get arrested or fined and you end up paying more than making. Then you need to find a high traffic area. (Also make sure the spot you are at, if it is not public property, you get permission from whoever owns or managers on duty)
If you get good you can approach talent agencies. With YoYo’ing getting some main stream attention with the reality shows you can tape a routine and see if an agency is willing to book you. I just booked a guy for two homecoming dances I produced and paid $100.00 per show. So, it is possible to make money off it from a performance stand point. Go to youtube and look up street performer yoyo and see what all you can find and try to come up with a routine. You’ll need to find ways of getting people involved. Just watching is great, but if you can get people apart of the show, hands clapping, screaming, cheering, it will be a lot of fun and you could certainly make enough to go to taco bell and the movies