I charge a flat rate for the duration of the event. I do not charge by the hour. I do not mind if an event goes over as long as the guests are having fun. I don't stop the music until the client asks me to. I offer discounts to repeat clients and for referrals.
After a new clients agrees to book me, I present a list of questions about the event regarding the theme, music genres, etc. I start working on a playlist immediately and allow the client to review the list and offer feedback. I make myself available for consultation every time the client needs me or has a question. I also prepare an invoice if the client requires one as part of the process.
I am licensed DJ in California. I have worked with great DJs from my college days until present. My DJ experience comes from years of practice and providing music service at over 100 events.