Calling all magicians, clowns, dancers, jugglers, comics, DJ's, mimes, stilt walkers, balloon twisters, face painters, puppeteers, vocalists, etc.!!!
You know your special talent - but you need help. Here is some down to earth information from the author's 40 years of experience in the brutal field of entertainment.
Mike Stilwell provides first-hand advice on becoming a successful, full-time performer.
He shares with you his knowledge gained from gigs in various locations, including streets, restaurants, malls, ships, trade shows, yachts, etc.
In addition to being one of San Diego's favorite entertainers, he has earned the respect of many other entertainers for his creativity and passion for entertainment.
Getting Started- identify your talent, agents, selecting a stage name, booking/invoice
Getting and Keeping a Gig- how to have a repeat/steady business and client
Fees for service- records, what to charge, getting paid, charity, barter services
Location- restaurants, boats, fairs, hotels, nightclubs, trade shows, hospitals, and parties
Prep for your gig/performance- parking, equipment, costumes, emergencies, and ethics
Marketing- business cards, press releases, direct mail, signs, and social media/internet
Terminology needed for special locations- boats, restaurants, trade and stage shows