Do you want me to tell you know what makes a client pay you what you're worth as a mobile DJ? What it is that means that some DJs can charge hundreds or thousands for gigs, while others seem to splutter and fail at the price part of the conversation, and always feel they're not being paid what they're worth?
Last week, we hosted a free live coaching webinar looking at up-to-the-minute and tried-and-tested formulas for making more money from DJing. Based on decades of experience and our contact with hundreds of working DJs on a day-to-day basis, this recording of that hour-long webinar will sharpen your earning potential for sure.
I'm just back home from the first ever coaching webinar inside our brand new Digital DJ Lab training programme (which was awesome, by the way - a big shout out to you if you were one of the students in there with us), and one question about mixtapes wouldn't leave my head on the long drive back.
We just ran our most successful coaching webinar for our members ever, on the subject of making more money from your DJing. One thing that came out of the research for this webinar, as well as having the pleasure to talk to some of the hundred of DJs who attended, was that pretty much all DJs who get success regularly play - or have played - more than one type of gig.
It's that time of year, right? Gym memberships are up, people are having "dry Januaries", and with gigs a bit thinner on the ground, us DJs find we've got a bit more time on our hands to think about how we can change our lives for the better - which let's face it, in our profession usually means trying to get a bit more healthy.
So I'm a part-time DJ from Belgium. I used play at parties, weddings, and so on. My mother moved to a nursing home when she turned 82. She's been going to dance evenings, she even went on a week trip to the seaside -it's like she's starting all over again. So when then wanted to organise another event, I decided to volunteer to DJ for them. Here's what happened...
Just about to pack up your music and DJ gear and head out to play a New Year's Eve gig? Once you've had a final check, why not take five minutes to scan through this list of tips to help make sure your DJ set goes with a bang...