Do you need to know how to start a DJ business? If you play out then you are ALREADY in the DJ business. Many people earn money from DJing and for some, DJing is your sole source of income.
Generally, the DJs who make a bit more money and enough to live off are mobile DJs or wedding DJs. Some club DJs can also make enough for them to live.
The super star DJs like Tiesto, Van Buuren and Guetta and the rest of the top DJs can make a living from DJing too, and much more than the rest of us. That’s pretty obvious.
Everyone has a chance of getting there, but what if you don’t? The guys that do school discos, functions and weddings generally just rely on DJing and maybe another one or two other activities to live off.
Not the coolest guys in town admittedly, and no, they wouldn’t be invited to play at my party. But they often know how to run a successful DJ business, so you have plenty to learn from these guys.
I don’t know if you’ll want a “real job” and to DJ on weekends. Or if you want to set up a DJ business as a mobile DJ, doing weddings, hotel functions and events, that’s fairly lucrative. You can have other activities on the side to improve your income.
You may need to concentrate on not just depending on DJing for a living. After all, you want to earn more cash from the DJ business.
What’s the best advice for making money from DJing?
If I was to condense all my advice down to you about this, I’d try to get into this mindset: Try to earn good money by doing what you enjoy. You need a decent level of cash to live normally and secure the future. Doing what you enjoy separates you from the crowd and makes you happy. Most people don’t really like what they do.
Build yourself a DJ website
The obvious tip here that you may be overlooking is to build your own DJ website. This is especially useful if you’re a mobile DJ and DJing at events and weddings is your main source of income. You want to attract bigger and better paying clients.
How do you do this? By appearing high up in the search engine rankings. Many DJs fall into the trap of failing to make their websites appear in online search engines. Starting a DJ business is not easy, but possible using clever networking techniques, internet bookings and video marketing.