In business there are general principles of the way things run, and when things get running they should, very basically, go much like this: –
…Rinse & repeat.
That is business simplified pretty much as far as it can be: It’s really not that difficult a concept is it?
As a musician or other entertainer your business runs in exactly the same way: –
Random person might already be your fan, or someone who wants to know your music or other act better. Their problem: They’re looking for entertainment; something original and unique. As your fan – if they are your fan – they’ll be looking to you to provide that: In many cases random person, as your fan, will expect you to come up with a solution. Some other people may want to know if you actually can come up with a solution. If you do so to their satisfaction then there is a good chance that you could get repeat business from them; they’ll become a fan if they weren’t already, and a customer.
When random person has paid their money and listened to your show or your recording or whatever, it is your hope that they will go away happy and prepared to come back as a return customer, and that your business will be able to take a portion of what they paid as a profit…
…Rinse & repeat.
‘Sounds simple so far yeah? In reality it’s not quite as simple: You have to pay various taxes on your income, in order to fund your country’s Government. You also have to pay for travel, accommodation & meals, instruments & equipment, props, business premises, studio hire, utility bills… A proportion of all of that must be pre-calculated into the price you charge each random person in order that, at the end of the day, those expenses are covered and you are still able to make a profit over and above. – That can be difficult (and governments can be greedy). All the same; don’t try to get away with tax-evasion, or you’ll most likely end up performing in jail – as an inmate. – ‘Just saying.
Also I missed out a crucial piece of the jigsaw when I used the words “it is your hope that they will go away happy”. – Whilst that’s true, before they go away you’ll need to capture their contact details, so that you can notify them of products/events that you put on in the future.
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I would suggest that you look into joining Blog Marketing Academy.
On that note; I want to capture your contact details for same reason here and now – so scroll down a bit and get yourself on my emailing list. – There’s a freebie in it for you too.
If you like my spiel, or my music, or both - even my geekiness; then I'd like you to come back some time. - In fact I'd like to stay in touch with you, and have you come back here to this site sometime.
The only way I can think of to achieve this is to ask you to leave me an email address on which I can contact you... So I'll tell you what I'll do: I'll give you almost 30 minutes of my self-composed mix in exchange for your email address. - 'Good deal yeah? - 'Great, we're singing from the same lyric-sheet here, as it were.
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