Dear “Educate and Entertain” Subscriber,
I hope you had plenty of rewarding gigs in 2016 – the kind that you like to do most, where you feel the most appreciated and earn a great wage in the process.
If you’re looking to do even more of those gigs this year, I have an easy but powerful challenge for you…
More Good Gigs in 2017
We’ve got 365 days – well, 364 if you’re reading this on the day it was emailed to subscribers.
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Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to add two people to your contact list every day this year.
– By “people,” I mean booking contacts at places you’d like to perform
– Some days, you won’t have time to do this, so call it fourteen per week if that helps
– This will take a little research, but just a little (where do you want to perform? who is the decision maker there?)
– It will also take a bit of discipline for the first few weeks, until it just becomes habit (you might even end up enjoying the “hunt”)
– I’d recommend finding the person’s name and email address online, reaching out with an initial email tailored to that particular venue, and then adding that person to your permanent email contact list for periodic follow up.
By the end of this year, you’ll have your own database of over 700 fresh contacts who book artists at the exact venues you’d like to perform at.
And by the end of next year, it’ll be 1400+.
And so on.
This database is your single most valuable asset in maintaining a strong career as an independent performing artist. Start today!
Questions? Are You In?
Let’s talk about it in the “Comments” section below.
Best wishes for a strong 2017!
About The Blog
Since leaving a white-collar marketing job in 1992, Dave Ruch has been educating and entertaining full-time in schools, historical societies and museums, folk music and concert venues, libraries, and online via distance learning programs.
Along the way, he’s learned a great deal about supporting a family of four as a musician.
The Educate and Entertain blog provides articles, tips, encouragements, and how-to’s for regional performers (in any region) interested in making a great full-time living in the arts.