Step 1 : Follow a wedding Disc Jockey for a day before deciding.
Make sure being a wedding disc jockey is what you really want to do. By following an established wedding disc jockey, you will get a behind the scenes peak at what goes on and what is required from a Vancouver wedding disc jockey.
Step 2 : Take some professional wedding disc jockey lessons or classes
Sign up for a local disc jockey lessons class, like the ones offered at School4DJs, which provides 1 on 1 disc jockey lessons in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Learn first hand from a veteran of the wedding industry and gain some very valuable insight which will greatly help you in your quest to become a Vancouver wedding disc jockey.
Step 3 : Borrow / Rent or Buy Disc Jockey Equipment from a friend/a store or online, BEFORE The Wedding.
This is VERY important step to take if you want to succeed at being a Vancouver wedding disc jockey. The last place a Disc Jockey wants to be trying out their brand new DJ equipment is AT a wedding event they are doing.
Step 4 : Carefully do some research then pick your rates.
The average, professional Vancouver wedding disc jockey usually charges between $35/hour and some upwards of $150 or $200 an hour just for playing music? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. For that kind of bread, you need to be at the very top of your game and outshine your competitor disc jockeys.
Remember, that’s just for djing. You have to incorporate all the other factors before providing potential clients with a real quote for event dj services and any other service you may have provided.
Did you already own all the equipment you need or wiull you have to rent some dj equipment in Vancouver for your corporate event or wedding etc.
Travel expenses? How long was the commute to this event dj gig across town, did you use public transit ? your car ? these things add up you know. Which is why some DJs overcharge their clients as they are desperate to make the bill payments on all the equipment they go loaned, which depreciates over time wether you use the equipment or not.
Your rates need to really be thought about. Its your only control over your fate of either incredible local Vancouver disc jockey sup[erstar dom or dj of the local dive bars singles night down the street.
Your destiny awaits.
Just kidding…. but seriously….. go practice…….now