Peace Tr3 Fam!! Well summer is officially over, and it seems like everybody is ready for hoodie szn, holidays, and cold weather (insert eye roll emoji). My plan for the fall is to keep the same energy I had during the summer, booked and busy! So if you're trying to figure out how to reach that level with your hustle, I'll share what I did to have a booked and busy summer. Here's how you can be booked and busy for the fall 2k19!
My previous post about getting that first client or that first paying gig will come from someone you know, and that's how I was able to be booked and busy this past summer. Majority of the gigs I was booked to DJ was from relationships I've built with different people. In August I was booked to DJ an event for the business students at Duke, and I was able to DJ that event because of a relationship I've developed with one person and she passed my info along. I know we're in the social media era but word of mouth is still a very effective marketing tool. So get out there and network!
(Creating the vibe at the rooftop pool)
When you get booked make sure you GO IN! Make your performance memorable like when the Cavs came back from 3-1 to beat the Warriors 3 years ago in the Finals. That's how you gain repeat customers and get booked again. You never know who's watching or who else that client knows so you have to perform like that booking is the end all be all. Even if it's an unpaid gig/service still give it your all, that will lead to a paid situation if you play your cards right.
(Performing at YoKaraoke)
I was only to give 2 tips but I'll leave you with a bonus and that is fulfilling a need or solving a problem in the marketplace will also play a role in being booked and busy. With YoKaraoke I was solving an entertainment problem in the area I was in, and that lead me to getting booked in spaces I would not have gotten booked at as just a DJ. So build relationships, and perform well when you get that opportunity. You will be booked and busy this fall. Love