Finally getting business

dbstudios

DJ I think
Aug 2, 2018
145
39
Walker Michigan
After taking a long hiatus from being a DJ (mostly to rebuild my equipment, and focus on personal things), I am finally getting business. I just signed my second contract for a wedding this October, the first is for a wedding this august. I am wondering if there is any advice for getting more gigs, and for making sure these go smoothly. I already know that I need a website, and I am working on one, but I am a bit short of photos at the moment to make my page look nice (I refuse to use stock photos). I also am advertising on Facebook.
 

Albatross

DJ Extraordinaire
Sep 7, 2016
3,999
(I refuse to use stock photos)
I started my site with stock photos and replaced them as I got more of my gigs to share instead. A few of the stock photos still live and are indistinguishable from the others unless you're really paying attention.

Where is your Facebook ad leading people? It's normally not a great idea to spend money on the top of the funnel if your conversion tools (things like your site that can turn a visitor into a lead) aren't up and running. But you might just be trying to create contact on Facebook itself.

A bit part of it will ultimately be networking. Find other vendors in the space you want to work in. If you focus on weddings... go find a Tuesday's Together group, or some other local vendor network. But know that most people are in-season right now and a lot of the networking really happens from January - March. Most pros that are up and running are at full speed trying to take care of their clients.
 

Jeff Romard

Administrator
Staff member
Sep 4, 2006
12,717
49
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Things are starting to look more promising for my business, I was just requested for another wedding in june of next year. I am relieved that my hard work is finally paying off.
Keep at it it's a marathon not a sprint