- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing depends on what you need. I don't charge for set up, take down, or travel (unless it is more than an hour away). You also get the use of a wireless microphone, either handheld or lapel clip, at no charge. I offer a very sophisticated 4 in 1 dance light (it has wash lights, derby lights, strobe lights, and a red/green laser) at no charge and it great for a small to medium dance floors. Adding lights brings a certain 'WOW' factor that adds excitement and fun to every dance. The dance lighting also includes a fog machine at no charge but some venues don't allow them so I will call the venue to see if it is allowed.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Communication is key to a successful reception or event. So if a client is interested in hiring me I like to speak with them on the phone for a few minutes. I want to make sure that we are a good match. I pride myself on doing exceptional work and I can only do that if it is a good match. I want to make sure I am proficient in the type of music they want. I want to make sure I can meet and exceed their expectations. There have been times when a client wanted to hire me but I told them that I probably wasn't the best DJ for what they wanted. I would rather give up a job than get paid for a sub-standard performance.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love music. I always have. Years ago my church asked me if I would start to DJ the youth dances for them. I agreed and started gathering new music to update my library and spent several months reading lyrics and categorizing all my songs based on many factors like whether they had explicit lyrics or not, danceability, genre, etc. After doing my first few dances I realized I was having a blast doing it and that I was pretty good so I decided to see if I could do it professionally.