How did the world come to know Eva Jane Bunkley?
Eva Jane Bunkely, the inventor of The Makeup Bullet, has been self-employed since 1996. During this time she was already a successful make-up artist and was a burgeoning producer. Eva Jane holds dear the saying, “slow and steady wins the race”. She is very strategic in her brand and built her freelance business by purposefully making connections one face at a time. She strategically worked for four years in production because she knew that it would benefit her filmmaking career.
In 2003, Eva Jane Bunkley, wrote, produced, and directed her first documentary, “My Mother Was A Butterfly”, which in 2008 won 1st place in the KingDomWood Film Festival. Which was added to her two yes TWO Emmy Awards for her make-up artistry. What a dynamic woman!
Where does her CONFIDENCE lie?
Eva Jane knew that she was on to something special, but like anything, it took a while to come to fruition because she would pick it up and put it back down. She also talked to someone who she felt would be excited about the product, and was not. She said this made her doubt her invention, but she eventually spoke to someone else and they were just as excited as she was, so she felt that she was on to something. With this, Eva Jane gave sage advice by saying that [paraphrased] "...Sometimes when people are not buying into your business, you may be talking to the wrong people."
What advice does Eva Jane have for entrepeneurs?
"Make sure your idea is marketable. There are a lot of things you can do and some of those things are not necessarily good business ideas. Some things we love to do will never be profitable; therefore, it’s a hobby."
Make-Up, writing, directing, and producing are ways she expresses her creativity, but she also developed her craft and was able to parlay her gifts into profitable businesses.
Eva Jane advises that you keep your day job and begin to work on your business, or idea before making it full time to 'test the market'. She reminds us all too often people see where they want to go, but they compare their journey to other’s journey, when they really need to keep reaching for their goals.
Also, you can’t expect success overnight. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Not everyone is against you like you might feel at times. You have to make sure you are talking to the right people and keep realistic expectations.
How she does she do it ALL?
Eva Jane says she stays spiritually in tune, strives for discipline, remains motivated, and has realistic expectations. Sounds like the perfect plan for success.
Oh yeah, I ‘ve got my Make-Up Bullet and everyone comments on how great my makeup looks! Now get yours at http://themakeupbullet.com/.