Knowing how to get music gigs is one thing, but gigs that pay is another.
The entertainment business is a difficult Business to succeed in. The reason is, there are a lot of people in entertainment. Especially the music industry.
To be successful in any business, you need to have multiple streams of income. Even the popular professionals, have multiple streams of income. They don’t just get paid for the gigs they do, they also get paid for the merchandise they sell, and other things.
The first thing you need to do in order to get booked for gigs, is to separate yourself from all of the other performers out there looking for the same market.
You can do this by creating a unique personal brand. Even though you have a unique brand, people need to know about it. And you need to be seen often. There is only 24 hours in a day, so you are limited to what you can physically do. Therefore you need to leverage technology.
When I was performing magic locally here in Minneapolis as a full-time performer back in the 70s, 80s and 90s, I did a lot of postcard mailings. Where did I get the addresses? I networked with the convention and visitors bureau here in Minneapolis.
Back in those days, we did not have the Internet. And the postcards I sent had to be designed, printed, labeled, stamped and brought to the post office.
Nowadays, there is technology, and I use a platform called MailBoxPower.
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I called this my magic marketing tool.
As I mentioned earlier, you might want to find additional income streams to supplement your gigging income.
You can do this passively, by promoting products as an affiliate marketer.
If you use a specific brand of guitar, or amplifier, or guitar strings, or tuner, you can join their affiliate program, and promote those products and earn commissions.
I understand, that I have oversimplified this, but if you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I learned this from the Wealthy Affiliate Program which has training as well as Tools for Keyword research and SEO. There is also the ability to create multiple word press website and the hosting is included.
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