How to Get Gigs This Autumn: Our 5 Quick Tips

How to Get More Gigs

Things have been on the up for many of us over the past few months, with easing or discontinuing of social restrictions – but for all of us who depend on entertainment bookings, it’s been a rough 18 months. We know how much getting jobs, gigs and auditions mean to you right now and wanted to share our 5 top tips to help you keep the bookings coming this Autumn.

  1. Get Perfect Promo Materials

Yes, we know, we always say that! But this will always be the first piece of advice we would give any of our members. The simple truth is that bookers, whether public bookers or professional and cruise bookers, will decide whether to contact you based on what they see when they visit your entertainers worldwide profile, Facebook page or website.

Looking for singing jobs? Whether it’s a cruise contract you’re dreaming of or local bookings, you will need 2-3 fantastic photos of you performing and a head and shoulders photo, as well as either clear (non-shaky or fuzzy) video footage or well recorded audio files. The same goes if you’re looking for gigs for your band, magic jobs near you, dance auditions or any other entertainer jobs.

All of this can be uploaded on your profile, but you should also make good use of all of these on social media.

Perfect Promo Materials for Entertainers

2. Get Corporate Bookings

Autumn is the time to start tapping into the corporate market. With employees and clients back from the Summer break, businesses will be looking for entertainment for their internal and external events – from team building and client entertainment to product launches. Most importantly, now is the time that they will be starting to think about their Christmas parties.

There is loads of great advice on getting corporate entertainment gigs in our blog, but the key thing to remember here is this is one of the most sustainable areas for bookings…even if the worse happens (more on that below…)

Corporate Entertainment Bookings for Entertainers

3. Get into Winter Weddings

The result of Covid-restrictions is that we often see couples booking their wedding entertainment closer to their big day, so we are still expecting plenty of winter wedding entertainment jobs and bookings between now and Christmas. Like corporate entertainment, the wedding market has been one of the fastest ones to bounce back, offering live paid gigs as soon as restrictions allowed – so if you haven’t started tapping into this lucrative source of bookings, make sure you read our guide to getting wedding bookings.

Winter Wedding Entertainment Bookings

4. Get Online

We hate to even mention the possibility of more lockdowns this Autumn, but wherever you’re working in the world, there is probably still a chance this could happen (if it’s not happening for you right now…).

We’ve worked hard to build our virtual entertainment bookings offering and we’re still getting requests every day – so our best advice would be that this market is here to stay and smart entertainers will make sure they have a really attractive virtual entertainment offering. We’ve seen some outstanding examples of this this year (like our zoom magician Max Rendall) and our members who’ve moved online have been able to make the most of the hard times.

We have lots of expert advice on how to be a virtual entertainer in our guide and if you don’t know much about this market you might also want to check out our Zoom Party ideas page.

You can get started by adding Virtual Entertainment to your profile, and if you’re a singer, you could also add yourself to the Singagrams for Hire category to take online bookings for this service.

Virtual Calls and Zoom Bookings

5. Get More Gigs

Our last tip is to make use of the wealth of free expert advice in our Get More Gigs learning resource area. Want to know if you should get an agent? How to get amazing photos & videos? How to promote yourself effectively on social? How to land your dream Cruise Contract? It’s all there, and so much more – the most valuable free resource you will ever access! Just log-in and click the Get More Gigs button – or if you’re not registered with us yet, just sign-up for free and after you’ve verified your email address, log-in and get started.

We hope you thrive this Autumn and have all the jobs, auditions & bookings you can handle – but if you need any further advice on how to make the most of the new season, get in contact anytime.

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