Being a DJ means you are always working for yourself. You might, eventually, have an agent who books events for you but when you are just starting out you have to work really hard to make sure you are continually booking, otherwise you are not making any money.
Getting Your Name Out There
If you are just starting out as a DJ it is really important to get paying gigs, fast, especially if you are planning to make a career out of this. DJs do not have formal training or education, usually, but are taught through experience or maybe from another DJ. The best way to gain experience and boost your reputation is to book events, but if you are new to the industry no one may want to take a chance on you for their event. So, how do you find someone to hire you? Well PartyTap connects potential customers with you so that you can gain that experience. Since PartyTap guarantees its staff are highly trained professionals customers are likely to feel a little more secure about hiring you via a trusted source. By being hired for a couple events you can quickly grow your name and brand, and therefore build your business. When customers know your reputation is good they will be much more likely to hire you.
Get Paid . . . from the Beginning
We all live in a world where if we provide a service or go to work we are paid for our time and effort. Being a DJ should not be any different. If you are younger, or less experienced, you might not be able to charge as much for an event as those with big names who have been DJing for much longer but that does not mean you should be willing to work for free. It might be a difficult subject for you to approach with a potential client but do not sell yourself short: if you are working, you are providing your client with a service and therefore you need to be paid for your time. With PartyTap, the app that allows vendors to potentially book you right from their phone, you do not even have to worry about negotiating a price or contract. The customer booking your services knows ahead of time exactly how much it is going to cost and will be billed following the event you are booked for. No negotiating and no awkward conversations.
Market Yourself, and Your Business
You probably did not become a DJ for the amount of time needed to market yourself and network with potential customers; you became a DJ because music is your passion and it is how you want to spend your career. Working for yourself has major benefits, but it also has large drawbacks and one of these drawbacks is that you have to be constantly marketing yourself and thinking about making connections with potential clients. This is not always an easy task. Sure when you are DJing and someone at that event really likes your style they might pass along your name to some friends and it might all work out that you get some great events, but it might not either. PartyTap takes the worry of marketing and networking away, and lets you focus on the thing you enjoy most: music. This app connects customers who want to book your services to you based on their event date and services they require. As mentioned there is a standard PartyTap holds its staff to, but if you are a reliable and professional DJ then it will definitely boost your name and maybe even book you more events.
Make Your Own Hours
You might be thinking that you did not become a DJ to work for someone, you want to work for yourself and with PartyTap you still can. PartyTap requires you to have your own business entity so that you can be classified as a third party contractor. With this, you can decide how much, or little, you wish to work and when. The more you work, the more you will make and the more people will know who you are.
Its All About Experience
Being a DJ takes a lot of practice, and really the only way you are going to get practice is to be hired for events. PartyTap gives those looking for a DJ access to your services and connects you to people looking to hire you. By connecting with PartyTap you are the first option for event planners and coordinators because you are right there and they do not have to network to find staff for their events either. If you are booked through this app you have the chance to boost your name and reputation as a DJ, which is what will ultimately allow you to charge more and build your career. If you allow PartyTap to work as your booking agent you can spend so much more time on music and on building up your gear which is the passion of being a DJ. If you do not want to spend valuable hours marketing yourself and networking, but would rather spend that time perfecting your technique then connecting with PartyTap will not only help you build your business but keep your business and provide you with continual bookings.