What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check references! You want to hear from real customers who have had the entertainer at their event. Also, check credentials, a lot of performers make self-inflated claims about themselves -- see what others are saying about them!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The difference between part-time and full-time performers. Full-time performers are more experienced, more reliable, and invest more time, money and education into their work, and that shows in the quality of their work. Plus, they actually show up for their shows!