i am a Dj myself. I'm 16. and there is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with being a Dj. but you of course need to have the right equipment to be a good dj. i have 10 speakers, 10 lights, the fog smoke machine, various cd players(mp3's and scratcher) thats about 2,000 && more. its a lot of money when you start. ok so you have the equipment. now what to do? make DJ entertainment business card. i got 2000 for 35 dollars. after that you must attend parties and hand out cards. play music in your house. tell your neighbors you can dj for them for a low price (this is the start) if your neighbors let you play for one of their parties THIS IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PARTY EVER!!
you cannot play the music you like you must always & always play the music they ask you for.
& also make sure you have tons & tons of music from all different genres. Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Birthday Songs ect. i have over a thousand cds and i always carry me personal laptop to download any song i dont have and that they want. ok so @ the party:
you must always look professional put the speakers where everyone can hear it not just the party ppl (unless asked by the party person) put the speakers in a neat proffesional way. @ the party give out some cards and if one person calls you back then you are in bussiness =] if not then just go offering ppl to play for them for low prices (trust me everyone loves low prices) if you do get a call back then you can start charging normal.
in one night i make over $700!!
well you cannot start all the way up!
i charge a lot because i know my Dj business. i have 2 years doing this and i can tell you its really good. and this is NOT my main business this is my part time. and i play every single saturday there is no saturday i don't play. if you put the right amount of time and love music. oh yeah you must ALWAYS love music or else it doesn't work. right amount of time, love music, listen to whats new, to what is in style etc. always have the positive attitude and never say " i cant do this" ect. never. always love music.
i ? i make 750 dollars every Saturday. some times i also have parties on sundays and make 1500 dollars in two days.
hope it helps =]
and hopefully you do become one its fun.
& remember :
Never be told you can't do something you love. With the right amount of love, determination, passion & time you will be something succesful in life.