4 Types of Gigs To Help You Get Paid And Grow A Following
Check out these four types of gigs and learn what each one can do for your career. Whether you’re after a larger following or a bigger pay cheque (or both!), this post will help you narrow down which gigs to go after and which ones to avoid. Let’s get started!
LOW PAY, LOW FAN-BUILDING GIGS
- Some musicians earn a modest living with busking. However it is often an unpredictable and unreliable source revenue.
- Choose your location wisely. Busy areas full of tourists are usually best.
- Create a sign with your name or logo printed on it to let listeners know who you are
- Bring your CDs or merchandise to sell.
Open Mic Nights
- Open to anyone
- Not a targeted audience
- Often no pay
- A limited amount of stage time
LOW PAY, HIGH FAN-BUILDING GIGS
- When you are not the main focus of the event
- Opening for another band or playing for a good cause
- Exposes you to another following or group of people
- Not often paid
Living Room Shows
- Size of living room can limit the size of the audience
- usually a small door fee involved
- can make a good amount of money if done properly
HIGH PAY, LOW FAN-BUILDING GIGS
- Performing well-known music for work functions, weddings, and other events
- Either as the main entertainment or in the background
HIGH PAY, HIGH FAN-BUILDING GIGS
- Good pay and a large targeted audience to perform for
- If well-planned and promoted, these shows can be among the most successful
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