PhotoBooths

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about Photo Booths, adding them to their offerings, offering them to clients, technical work on them and more. This is the location to find such articles.

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Say Cheese!

September 14, 2017 by Trevor West
Getting your crowd to have fun in your photobooth can sometimes take alot of work, but thankfully most times it doesn't. But if you don't look like you're having fun running the booth, do you think your clients are going to have as much or more fun than they could have? standing around looking like your cat just died can send a negative image to your crowd and may actually make them not to want to come back again and again. I can't tell you how many times i've seen other vendors stand around at their booth looking like they just woke up, don't care, and certainly are not having any fun. I've seen the same with a lot of DJs as well, dressin... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Tips for Your Business Website or Page

September 6, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's event services business, marketing is essential for almost everyone. Whether you have a Facebook page or a website, you need to keep it updated and looking great. I've seen far too many DJ websites that aren't professional and don't look as great as they should. Remember the old adage, "you don't get a second chance to make a first impression?" This is 100% true and why your business page matters, a lot! Websites and online content are today's first impression. Your business page should reflect your work and should speak directly to your target audience. Here are a few tips to help you have a great website or business page! Content is King - Take the time to write good, related content. Don't simply stuff a bunch of keywords together, thinking Google won't notice. You content should be wr... [read more]
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Beyond The Beat: From DJ To Expo Producer

August 18, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
While attending the Mobile Beat DJ Show in March, 2016, I had the pleasure of sharing some chat time with Mike Anthony Mireles, a Mobile DJ/MC/Entertainer from Houston, TX. Our conversation was essentially a volley of random thoughts about to how DJs can expand beyond operating a DJ service. At one point, Mike referred to DJ’ing as an “entrepreneurial playground.” How true. When I think of all the people I have met during the years that I’ve been associated with the international DJ community—I am consistently impressed by those who have taken a giant leap of faith and have landed in a position that they themselves may not have realized as possible. The Force Behind The Photo Booth Expo read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Convenience is Key!

August 16, 2017 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to business, convenience always wins! Before 1928, everyone sliced their own bread, at home. Along came Otto Rohwedder, who invented sliced bread. People thought, sliced bread?? Who's too lazy to slice their own bread? Well, you know what happened after that. :) People want easy. As I mentioned last week, Amazon is winning, big, by making things convenient and easier! What does that have to do with you? Everything! What can you do to make your client's lives easier? How can you make things more convenient for your clients? Whether you're a DJ, a photographer, photo booth rental service, or whatever your business, you can always find ways to make things easier for your clients. How do you communicate with your clients? Do you "meet them where they are?" This means, communicate the same way ... [read more]
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Why You Should Be Sub-Renting

June 12, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
In my last blog, I discussed how to identify which equipment is smart for you invest in and how sub-renting that equipment can help supplement your income. But what exactly is sub-renting and why do we talk about it so much? Today I will be breaking down what sub-renting is and how it can be beneficial to everyone, from beginning DJ’s to fully staffed production companies. Sub-renting is when one company rents equipment from a colleague or competitor company to facilitate a client's request. Why is it smart to sub-rent our equipment? Sub-renting makes a smart decision when you don’t have the upfront capital to invest in the necessary equipment needed to facilitate a client’s request.  Or, maybe you don’t have enough confirmed events or rentals on the books to justify spending the upfront ... [read more]
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Innovating in the Visual Arena

May 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
With the release of the first ever Virtual Reality Photo Booth, LA Photo Party has once again proven itself as an innovator in the photo marketing and entertainment space. And during a recent visit to their new headquarters in Glendale, California, I got to see firsthand how the company’s exponential growth has resulted in a product line of photo booth hardware and software perfect for any DJ looking to use their photo booth operation to open the door to more high-paying corporate clients. LA Photo Party launched in 2007 and quickly began developing new photo concepts for parties and events. “I quickly realized that the industry hadn’t changed much in deca... [read more]
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Photobooths: Trials and Tribulations

May 1, 2017 by Trevor West
You may or may not already own a photo booth, but if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, then this seminar will be for you. If you do own one or many, it may also help you with many aspects that are giving you problems. Photobooths can be just as much work as DJing in some cases, sometimes we were busier than the dance floor because people do love their pictures. I know you’ve probably seen other articles telling you you need to buy a photobooth for your DJ business but they don’t always tell you all the extra costs associated with owning one. Photobooths are a great add-on to any DJ business but they can also be an entity all unto themselv... [read more]
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Growing Your DJ Company – My Journey & Lessons Learned Pt. 1

March 10, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Over the last several years, I've learned a lot of lessons with our growing DJ and photo booth business. I learned much more than all my college classes (I have a Master's degree) ever taught me! I had been a solo DJ for years and I loved it! I even opened up my own bar in 1999 and had it for a few years. However, the hours began to wear on me and it was much more work than I expected. I sold it to my partner, a few years later and went to college and resumed DJing, again, when I had time. In 2008, I came across an ad for a well-know DJ company (franchise). I sent them my resume and started working with them. I did mostly weddings and the pay was still terrible. I realized just how much they were charging and how much profit they were making off of my hard work! I realized that since I was even more exper... [read more]
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Do You Need Social Media For Your Business?

March 3, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Social media is everywhere. You can't go one day, perhaps even one hour, without hearing someone talk about something they saw on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, or any other social media. It goes without saying that social media is a huge part of our lives! So this brings me to the title and question, do you need social media for your business? The short, easy answer is yes and the good news is, it's not too difficult! Whether you're a DJ, a photographer, run a photo booth, or any business that provides services for public and private events, social media is a must. Social media provides social proof. Social proof is basically a way to "ease the minds" of your current and potential clients about your business. First, establish social media accounts for your business. Be sure to update all these accounts... [read more]
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Should You Include a Tip in Your Contract?

February 18, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's public and private event services industry, contracts are a must. Contracts should cover your needs and expectations, as well as what you agree to provide with your services. All the important terms must be included, such as: when payment is due, inclement weather procedures (including extreme temperatures), cost for services, and anything else that is important to you and your clients. One thing we've been asked about by clients, is tipping. Your tipping policy is completely up to you, but in my opinion, vendors should not require a tip. We're all used to the mandatory tipping procedures at restaurants, when you have a large group or party, and even then, is it really necessary to include a 25% mandatory tip for the waitstaff for doing what they're hired to do? I say this because I was in the s... [read more]