Being a professional mermaid can mean different things for different people, but generally it involves performing as a mermaid, teaching mermaiding classes or making a career out of it.
Here are a few key steps that can help you make a living as a professional mermaid:
- Learn to swim: As a professional mermaid, you’ll need to be an excellent swimmer. Take swimming lessons and practice as much as you can to improve your technique, endurance and overall strength. This can also be a great way to learn how to move comfortably and gracefully in the water while wearing a tail.
- Learn mermaiding techniques: In order to look convincing and move like a mermaid, you’ll need to learn the specific techniques and movements that are used in mermaiding. Take classes or workshops that focus on mermaiding skills, such as how to use a monofin, how to hold your breath and how to perform mermaid-like movements.
- Build a portfolio: As a professional mermaid, you’ll need to have a portfolio of your work to show to potential clients. Build a portfolio by taking photos and videos of yourself performing as a mermaid and by creating a website or social media account to showcase your skills.
- Network and market yourself: Reaching out and networking with other professional mermaids, performers, event planners and people in the industry is key. Having a strong online presence and social media presence is also important for getting your name out there.
- Be versatile and adaptable: Professional Mermaids come in different variations, you can be a performer in a themed water park, a teacher for mermaiding classes, a model for photo-shoots and much more. Keep your options open and adapt to different opportunities that come your way.
It’s worth noting that being a professional mermaid is not a traditional job, and it can be difficult to make a full-time living doing it. However, with hard work, dedication and creativity, it is possible to make a living as a professional mermaid by finding a variety of ways to monetize your skills and passion. Be prepared for the up’s and downs and the fact that not every gig you’ll get will be a great one, but if you love it, you’ll do it with passion and that’s what it really matters.