One way to increase your barber income is to always wear a barber t-shirt or smock so that people will recognize that you are a barber and guaranteed a few people a day will approach you about where you cut hair.
A second tip is to always keep business cards handy with a picture of your face on it. Don’t hand out cards with only the picture of a haircut on it. Start branding yourself by putting your picture on the card versus a picture of some random haircut.
People don’t forget faces. So the more cards that you pass out with your face on it, the more people will remember your face. Another tip is to keep a Blackberry with all of your clients in it so that you can text them about specials on certain days.
These techniques have made me a LOT of money in the barber business and I hope they help you as well.