Entertainers do not always make nearly as much money as they should. Chances are if you want to be in the entertainment business, or are in the entertainment business, you want to find out how you can make more money, if only so that you can continue doing what you love.
One of the best ways to make some serious cash is by providing business entertainment. Yes, business entertainment; business parties are very common. In fact, research shows that business entertainers make far more money than other types of entertainers.
So if you want to ensure that you are making all that you are worth, there are some secrets that you may wish to discover that will allow you to do just that.
Business Entertainment is Exclusive
Regardless of what type of entertainment you do, the best part about business entertainment by far is that it is exclusive. That means you are being hired for reason, not for rates. Most corporate hirers will pay far more for a business entertainer who specializes in the field of entertainment they are looking in to. Why? Because business entertainers are considered some of the best.
This works best for you by ensuring that you get an audience that will be appreciative of your skills and jokes. And because businesses often require a certain set standard of behavior from their employees, even at parties, you can assure that your audience will be well suited to your needs as a performer.
How You Can Get on Board
Corporate entertainment is not the easiest field of work to get in to. In fact you are going to need to work your way up the entertainment ladder in order to assure yourself a spot as a well known corporate entertainer.
First off, you are going to need an agent. An agent works to get you gigs. Most businesses with not contact a performer directly but will contact them through their agents. Unless you are wholly comfortable negotiating terms and contracts on your own, then you are going to need to find yourself an agent. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. No agent wants to have a client with in history and no way to prove that they can do what they promise.
Thus any agent is going to want a skilled entertainer only. This means you are going to have to build your way up the ladder just like every one else, by starting off small and doing non-business related gigs. What you basically want is to get a reputation going.
The more people know you, the better chances you have of an agent wanting to represent you, because the agent only makes money when you do, and if you are unknown the agent is not going to take a chance that they can not get you gigs and thus lose out on time and money from and for other clients.
How It Breaks Down
Here’s how it works out; corporate entertainment is a great field to work in. But you can only work in it if you have proven your skills elsewhere. So get out and hit up the local comedy clubs. Get your name out there, and make people laugh.
Odds are if you are an insult comic, no business is going to hire you, so keep that in mind—insult jokes are not proper business entertainment. If you want to ensure that you are one day able to score a gig working for a corporate party, you are going to need to be appropriate.
Craig Reynolds is a part time freelance writer whose first love is comedy. He helps many stand-up comedians in their quest to become leading entertainers in their field.