Income Range: $30,000 $80,000
The range of income for the first year will depend on the type of entertainment career you choose. A Disc Jockey working weddings, parties and corporate events will typically earn about $60,000 annually. One DJ in Northern California that I met makes more than $200,000 a year staging private parties for young adults and rarely does weddings.
A clown working parades, birthday parties and restaurants might average $2,500 a month to start. A magician could earn $500 for a birthday party and as much as $1,500 per corporate event.
In the Entertainment industry you will find yourself the center of attention at events. You will be hired to make sure the attendees have a great time!
ClientsYour clients will include corporate accounts for holiday parties and sales meetings, birthday parties, weddings, dances, organizations and restaurants that bring in entertainment.
To market your entertainment business you will need to identify local trade publications where events will be advertised. Think of any place where organizations might possibly gather. Target service organizations such as Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs who hold several annual fund raising events where entertainment is sure to be included. Be sure to join at least one leads group.