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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
$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
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.