“Get a gig, get a gig, I gotta get a gig!”
If you are an entertainer trying to find an audience, get paid, and share your passion with the world, you may have said those words.
I’ve been a professional magician since 1999, and even I occasionally still find myself thinking that exact thing. What I didn’t know when I decided to become an entertainer all those years ago is that finding people to hire you, and more importantly - pay you, is more business than art.
Even though I became an entertainer for the purest of reasons - to give people an escape from the real world through amazement, laughter, and fun - what I didn’t know about the business side of show business, hurt me.
I struggled for years trying…