Browsing All posts tagged under »pricing a gig«

LED Gig Pricing

January 13, 2016 by


If you thought this article was about hiring us to perform, try this link instead and book us now!  A friend approached me with a question about LED gig pricing and, having taken a moment to send some good feedback, I thought my answers might be useful to other artists looking to set their rate […]

Make more Money Selling Shorter Shows

February 4, 2015 by


Prospects contact us asking for anything from 5 minute to 2 hour shows.  I tend to wonder if they’ve thought it through when asking for 2 hours because that’s longer than most movies these days and probably akin to going to a broadway show. While the extremes happen, one of our most common requests if for for 30 minute shows. […]

8 Reasons Every Artist ‘Should’ Work for Free

November 23, 2014 by


Now that I’ve gotten your attention with what I expect to be a controversial article title, I thought I’d address an issue that’s been widely prevalent since the Oprah/Revolva incident transpired last week. I have seen at least a few dozen times on Facebook individuals (mostly artists I believe) saying various forms of this statement, […]

10 Ways to Handle Gig Rejections Better

November 16, 2014 by


I recently saw someone post a question on line which is paraphrased here: I’ve been negotiating a gig for a while now and the deposit was due today. Instead of sending it, today they told me that there wasn’t enough room in the budget and they wouldn’t be needing me. I just feel like I lost […]

10 Reasons Why Undercutting is Bullsh*t!

October 8, 2014 by


I suspect this won’t be a popular post with many people because the title of the article may imply one thing while the content says something else. I invite you to open your mind and consider what’s presented here with curiosity and genuinely trying to find whatever bits of truth in it you can. You […]

8 Tips for New (Paid) Fire Dancers When Booking & Building a Show

October 4, 2014 by


If you’re new to performing for money and are trying to figure out how to set your rate, when to do a gig for free, what the problem is with undercutting, understand why that girl with tits got a booking and you didn’t or generally looking for more understanding of how to build and charge for […]

6 Quick Tips to Get a Gig Lead/Booking

July 23, 2014 by


As performers, we’re often hustling for the next gig. If you’re finding your calendar is a little lighter than you’d like it to be, or you’re a new artist and don’t have a web site that ranks well from Google searches, or if you are looking for some quick way to raise some dough, or […]