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4 ways to get to know your target audience before launching a side hustle - and actually get them to buy into your product

Entrepreneur Jen Glantz says knowing your audience is key to launching a side hustle. Gaby Deimeke Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. She says studying your customer base is key before launching a side hustle or small business. Use social media to engage with your target audience and ask for feedback on products and services. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a side hustle is tha...
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4 steps to writing a strong elevator pitch for your business, plus exact scripts to follow

Having a strong elevator pitch is key to spreading the word about your business. martin-dm/Getty Images Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. She says having a short, strong elevator pitch is key to networking your small business successfully. Start your pitch with what you do, detail who you do it for, and close with what makes you stand out. See more stories on Insider's business page. When most people hear the term 'elevator pitch,' th...
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I run a professional bridesmaid business - here are 6 questions I ask before taking on new clients as a solo entrepreneur

Jen Glantz says she has a strong vetting process for potential new clients. Gaby Deimeke Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. When meeting potential clients, she says she asks herself certain questions determine if they're a good fit. Glantz makes sure they agree on pricing, aren't showing any red flags, and have a problem she can solve. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of the first mistakes a lot of service-based ...
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I run 4 social media accounts for my business. Here are the free tools I use to automate the process and create valuable content.

Jen Glantz runs multiple social media accounts in under a few hours each month. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. To market her business, Glantz manages four different social media accounts which she says can be very time-consuming. Glantz uses a content calendar and automation tools and pre-plans her posts to save time running each account. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I'm a serial entrepreneur, which means ...
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Over 70,000 people have applied to work at my bridesmaid-for-hire business - here's how I decide who to hire

Jen Glantz is the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. Since starting her business in 2014, Glantz has fielded over 70,000 applications from paid bridesmaid hopefuls. Glantz says she scans applications quickly for key details, and then conducts a long interview process to get to know each candidate. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Soon after I started my business Bridesmaid for Hire,...
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We published more than 2,000 personal-finance stories this year. Here are 10 of the most read.

Welcome to Personal Finance Insider, a biweekly newsletter that connects you with the stories, strategies, and tips you need to be better with money. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Hello!What a year it's been. We launched this newsletter in September to deliver money inspiration and guidance straight to your inbox. In 2021, we'll continue to send a new issue twice a month, packed with stories and advice to help you build wealth, no matter where you are on your financial journey.But first...
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6 steps I followed to get hundreds of new clients — without spending a dime on advertising or marketing

In over six years in business, Jen Glantz has found hundreds of clients without spending money on advertising or marketing. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, and she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. When launching her business in 2014, Glantz didn't have the money to spend on marketing and advertising, so instead she spent time learning strategy and social media to become her own PR person. She ...
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I'm a professional bridesmaid. Here's what happens after the wedding's over, when things can get complicated if the bride wants to stay friends.

On rare occasions, professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz will remain close friends with one of her clients. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz has worked as a professional bridesmaid for six years, participating in the weddings of total strangers and getting paid, sometimes up to $2,500 per gig.Though she's hired to play a bride's pal for the day, she often has to navigate tricky post-wedding expectations that her clients have of their relationship.Glantz says some brides don't want to talk to her after th...
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I'm a professional bridesmaid who strangers pay to perform the role of close friend at their wedding. Here are the 10 biggest, most unusual perks of my job.

Jen Glantz says running her own business as a professional bridesmaid definitely has its perks. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, and she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. While each wedding presents its own unique challenges, Glantz says the process often also comes with exciting, luxurious perks. She gets comped travel to destination weddings and bachelorette parties, joins in on cake taste-tes...
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As a professional bridesmaid, I get paid to go to weddings and bachelorette parties. Here are the 10 biggest, most unusual perks of my job.

Jen Glantz says running her own business as a professional bridesmaid definitely has its perks. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, and she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. While each wedding presents its own unique challenges, Glantz says the process often also comes with exciting, luxurious perks. She gets comped travel to destination weddings and bachelorette parties, joins in on cake taste-tes...
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I'm a professional bridesmaid: Strangers pay me to be their best friend for their wedding — and yes, I have way more than 27 dresses

Jen Glantz says brides secretly hire her to be a personal assistant, unofficial on-call therapist, social director, and peacekeeper for their big day. Courtesy of Susan Shek After being a bridesmaid countless times, Jen Glantz realized there was a need in the wedding industry for a hired 'bridesmaid' figure for brides who might not have close or reliable friends to support them on their big day. She started her business by posting an ad on Craigslist — and she got hundreds of responses. Fo...
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I'm a professional bridesmaid who charges at least $2,000 per wedding — here's how I went about setting my rates

Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, for which she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. When she first began her out-of-the-box business, Glantz struggled to figure out how much she should charge clients for her services.After studying the rates of other industry professionals like wedding planners and coordinators, Glantz started off...
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I'm a professional bridesmaid who attends the weddings of total strangers. Here are some of the wildest things I've had to do for my job.

"She hired me to help her end her engagement," says Jen Glantz of one past client. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz has worked as a hired bridesmaid at strangers' weddings for more than six years and has seen every wedding fiasco imaginable. She says she's dealt with dozens of weird requests, from helping a bride run away at last minute to reviving a hungover groom and preventing an ex-girlfriend from crashing the reception. Glantz explains that working as a professional bridesmaid means having to ex...
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5 steps I took to grow my idea of being a professional bridesmaid into a full-time job and successful business

Six years ago, Jen Glantz took the idea of being a bridesmaid for strangers and made it a reality. Jen Glantz After being a bridesmaid for many friends, Jen Glantz wondered if she could turn the role into a paying job.  She posted an ad on Craigslist to see if anyone would want to hire a professional bridesmaid, and after receiving hundreds of interested emails, Glantz decided to make her idea a reality. First, she identified the main requests from her clients and strategized what services...
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Don't be afraid to start small and simple if you're a new investor

Welcome to Personal Finance Insider, a bimonthly newsletter that connects you with the stories, strategies, and tips you need to be better with money.  iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider   Here's what: You have to start somewhere I'm thrilled to share that we've launched the latest installment in our yearlong series, Master Your Money. It's all about investing as a millennial.We surveyed over 2,000 21-to-38 year olds about their investing habits; convened our Money Council, made up o...
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Job diary: As a professional bridesmaid, I deal with everything from missing grooms to wedding crashers. Here's what a day in my life is really like.

Jen Glantz works as a hired bridesmaid for strangers getting married. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, for which she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers.On the big day, she says her duties involve everything from being the bride's personal assistant, social director, peacekeeper, and unofficial on-call therapist. While no wedding is ever the same, Glantz says there's always family drama, a variety o...
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A Professional Bridesmaid Shares Her Secrets to Managing Stress and Forging Strong Relationships

Bridesmaid for Hire founder Jen Glantz says if you have an idea for something great, the best thing you can do is just start.
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Mystery Guest

Mystery Guest Jen Glantz stops by the Bell House to tell us about her unique business. Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton ask her yes-or-no questions to figure out what it is.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)
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Why We Need To Toss This Wedding Tradition

Another Refinery29 staffer recently told me the story of when a bride — who had made her the maid of honor even though they hadn't spoken in years — insisted she try to catch the bridal bouquet at her wedding even though she was in a domestic partnership. Apparently, her committed relationship "didn't count" when it came to the obligatory bouquet toss, and in the eyes of the Wedding Gods she was single. Needless to say, she hid in the bathroom until the bouquet toss was over.A recent article in...
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What NOT to Do When Your BFF Gets Engaged

Whether it’s over FaceTime, in-person, or writing in an all-caps text message, there are few phrases more exciting than hearing “OMG, I’m engaged” from your BFF seconds after the question (and hopefully a bottle of champagne) has been popped. Chances are you’ll feel like you just got engaged too, finding yourself shedding happy tears, jumping up and down in pure excitement, and perhaps even wondering what you should plan first for the upcoming wedding. As a professional bridesmaid, whose job it...
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Ten Ways to Start a Conversation When You Don't Know Anyone in the Room

By Jen Glantz Going it alone among strangers can be daunting. It can also be the best thing for networking. Going to a networking event alone can feel incredibly intimidating and awkward. You may find yourself scrunched in the corner, squeezing a bottle of water, fidgeting with your name tag and wondering how to strike up conversation with a room full of strangers. But once you've checked in and entered the venue, you can try any or all of these ten easy ways to strike up a conversation and mak...
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How One Woman Made A Career Out Of Being A Bridesmaid-For-Hire

Jen Glantz has a closet full of bridesmaid dresses — and, yes, she's heard that 27 Dresses comparison many times. But Glantz will tell you she probably has Katherine Heigl's character beat for number of once-worn ensembles. That's because Glantz is a bridesmaid-for-hire, offering services from toast-writing help to full maid-of-honor duties through her business.After Glantz had been asked to be in the weddings of over a dozen friends, her roommate joked that she was basically a professional b...
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7 Wedding Planning Tips Every Bride Should Ignore

For BRIDES, by Jen Glantz Photo: Getty Images When you're engaged and jumping on the wedding planning train, advice will suddenly start to surround you. Every article you read online will be about wedding dos and don'ts and every friend and family member will try to feed you tips and tricks that they think you absolutely need to hear before it's your turn to walk down the aisle. So when all of this advice is coming into your life, sometimes unwarranted, it's important to recognize what advice...
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Be A Kick Butt Bridesmaid Without Going Totally Broke

Being a bridesmaid is infamous for one major thing – dreading the dress and spending way more than you’d like. Whether it’s a couple hundred dollars for that bridesmaid frock or a thousand dollars for all your travel expenses, taking on this role of a lifetime could put you in debt for what feels like a lifetime. But it doesn’t have to. As a professional bridesmaid, I’ve learned some very important tips along that have saved me serious cash as I support brides on their journey down the aisle. ...
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High School Reunions Should Be Extinct

I flew down to Florida for my high school reunion. I couldn't miss it. Not because I was particularly eager to see people who I haven't broken bread with in ten years, and who probably don't remember my first name. Or because I was eager to exchange surface level conversation about what each of us have been up to since age 18, or how I've worked 5 different jobs in 5 years and could barely pay all of my bills last year. I mainly wanted to go because I wanted to prove something to my 18-year-ol...
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How I Survive As A Bridesmaid On A $250 Budget

Photo: Courtesy of Jen Glantz. I woke up in a hotel room, at the age of 25, and realized that I was about to zip on another dull-colored polyester bridesmaid dress, and walk down the aisle, just as I had done almost a dozen times before. All of my friends were getting married, and I couldn't even secure a third date on Tinder or get a response from a Nice Jewish Boy on JDate. But my mid-20s life crisis was less about the fact that I was always a bridesmaid, and more about how I could possibly ...
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25 Wedding Experts Share Their Best Big-Day Advice

Since the minute you got engaged, it’s likely been a nonstop stream of decisions. From food and favors to dancing and decorations, there are a million choices to be made in the months leading up to the big day. Even if you’re a super-organized bride-to-be, it’s seriously overwhelming to manage so many moving parts. After all, you’re probably throwing the biggest party of your life. A really fancy party, packed with massive expectations.Sure, there will be some stressful moments along the way. (T...
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