Making it as an entertainer is a dream come true, but to keep the gigs rolling in we need to stay ahead of the competition, stay fresh and feel inspired.
To fire up your imagination and make good use of all that Summer energy we’ve come up with a two week challenge just for all you wonderful singers, dancers, musicians, bands, acrobats, magicians, kids’ entertainers and comedians.
Do one of these things every other day for 2 weeks and see where it takes you…
Change #1: Review Your Publicity
As an entertainer you should be constantly reviewing and updating your publicity – getting better photos, creating jaw-dropping videos and working on and refining your act description. We have some really good advice on getting all of these pitch perfect, just check out these three easy guides on Photography, Video and Writing Your Bio.
Change #2: Check Out The Competition
Every good business (and that’s what you are) takes time to check out the competition in their area. Take a look at what similar acts are doing, what they are offering and how they market themselves. What are they doing that might work for you? What can you do differently that will make you the act to hire?
Change #3: Market Research
In other words, ask your ideal audience what they love and what would make them hire you. A good way to do this is to approach existing clients/bookers and ask for their honest opinion. And if you have a facebook page then just create a poll asking what people most want to see from your act type.
Change #4: Sign-Up For Job Alerts
This one change is oh-so-simple and could land you all the gigs you want. Just sign up for free job email alerts here. You’ll not only receive alerts for all the jobs and gigs for your act-type, you’ll also get our monthly newsletter, which is packed full of free guides, offers, tips and ideas to help you get more gigs.
Change #5: Diversify & Learn a New Skill
What new skill can you learn that will give your act that little bit more sparkle and edge over the competition? If you’re a dancer it might be a new move, or for singers it might be a new style of song to add to your repertoire. If you’re a magician then perhaps learn new tricks that will work well for a different audience, like kids or corporate parties…
Change #6: Read Our Blog!
It’s free and bursting with advice and inspiration. We have guides to help you get more gigs, tips on how to get over audition nerves and specialist tips for different act types. So make use of all our experience and knowledge and start reading all the other articles we have in out Entertainers Advice section.
Change #7: Decide Where You Want To Be in 3 Years
This is like making a 5 year plan, but in a more manageable time-frame. Take a moment, close your eyes, and let your imagination roam free – where do you really want to be in 3 years’ time, what do you want to be doing and how? Once you know, you can start to plot your course…break it down into 6-monthly targets that will get you to where you want to be!
We really hope these tips have given you food for thought, inspired you to jump in with both feet and motivated you to really get that career moving. Being an Entertainer is a wonderful profession, that brings so much joy and so many smiles – so get out there and make sure everyone knows you’re ready to entertain!
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