What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$75/Hr for Wedding Receptions
$50/Hr for any other event such as corporate events, school dances, fundraisers, graduation parties, or any other type of party or get-together
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I contact them through email and get their event straightened out with details. I send a contract and a generic script for weddings as a starting point and slowly cater their event through constant communication.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
6+ years of experience in DJ'ing has taught me what a what not to do, and what works for different crowds and how to read them.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My high school dances were horrible; I wanted to change that, so I invested in equipment and 6 years later have a successful business out of it with over 140 gigs under my belt of all kinds of events.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have done themed parties where they want all Reggae, Halloween, Spanish or Persian music. I have worked with schools and corporations that hire me for a school dance, Bride and Grooms for their wedding, mothers for their son's graduation party. University planning boards for events, Greek Life for parties and events.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I traveled 3.5 hours to DJ at a school near Chicago, the dance was the best one I have ever done. The people there surprisingly wanted a lot of Bachata music and Spanish songs played. I was a hit and they are hiring me back for their dances again. over 200 students were all dancing at once.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they don't get ripped off. Too high of a price for what they are worth is just bad business. I wouldn't recommend spending any more than you need.