Mobile DJ Career Development

Articles on Mobile DJ career development topics ranging from self-improvement to employee motivation.

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No New Year New Me Baloney

January 10, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
The other day I went outside to finally start taking down all the Christmas lights I put up. It's no small task. I'm "that guy" in my neighborhood. I have a simple philosophy when putting up the lights each year. If you can't see them from space you need more. I like to think of my house as the Griswolds, but classier. The way I see it is if I can't make my house look spectacular, then why would anyone hire me to do lighting for their event? Taking down the lights gives me plenty of time to think. Of course I do everything the "DJ" way. All light strings get wrapped a certain way. Colors are separated in tubs and all the extension cords get wrapped... [read more]
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Wedding Marketing

25 Point Landing Page Checklist

January 9, 2020 by Terry Lewis
At the beginning of each year, I set one big goal. In 2011 it was to improve the appeal of my website so brides and grooms would: 1) Hang around longer, and 2) Click my call to action to enquire. The big question back then was "How could I do that?" [caption id="attachment_127431" align="alignnone" width="964"]Wedding Marketing Wedding Marketing[/caption] CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FREE 25 POINT CHECKLIST It took years of trial and error, but I never gave up, and today I've honed it down to a 25 Point Landing Page Checklist that gets me booked at national and destination weddings, and I want to share it with you. If your website is not drawing in as... [read more]
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Wedding Marketing by Terry Lewis

Take The Wedding Professionals 2020 Five-Day Challenge

January 1, 2020 by Terry Lewis
Click the link to start the challenge: https://www.weddingmarketingmastery.co.uk/the-5-pillars [caption id="attachment_127367" align="alignnone" width="881"]Wedding Marketing by Terry Lewis Wedding Marketing by Terry Lewis[/caption] THOUGHT OF THE DAY "Every day you live, you are gifted with another 86,400 seconds. The successfully booked up wedding professionals you know are gifted with the same 86,400 seconds as you. The reason you are producing a different level of success because of the different way you use your time." There is no better milestone to reflect on what you achieved with the precious time you were given last year than at the s... [read more]
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2020 The Year of No Resolutions

December 31, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
As the final hours of 2019 count down many of you are preparing to rock in the New Year at a club or private event. God bless ya. For the second time in twenty years I'm actually off. I don't really mind at all. December was crazy and after 29 years in the industry I'm happy to be able to kiss my wife in person at midnight instead of phoning it in from some venue. I'll be comfortably sitting at home in my PJ's enjoying munchies and a nice scotch on the rocks watching the ball drop. That being said, I'm happy 2019 is almost over. Business wise it was a solid year. On a personal level 2019 was challenging to say the least. No love lost whe... [read more]
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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the DJ in Your Life

December 20, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
            Only five more shopping days until Christmas and you're scratching your head trying to figure out what to get your favorite DJ. No worries. I have a few ideas for you. It's no secret that DJ's love gear. Equally important is education. I recommend a "mix" of... [read more]
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Wedding Marketing by Terry Lewis

DO YOU HAVE A GOLDEN TRIANGLE?

December 17, 2019 by Terry Lewis
When it comes to marketing, there are more than 100 strategies to choose from, just ask Google, they'll fill your screen in seconds. But when I surveyed the wedding industry, the 9 strategies below emerged as popular favourites over and over again. [caption id="attachment_126262" align="aligncenter" width="439"]Wedding Marketing by Terry Lewis Wedding Marketing by Terry Lewis[/caption] How many are you using?  All work, but some deliver better quality bookings than others, but before you discover which ones do, let's first split the 9 strategies into two categories: Dragging Buckets Vs Installing Pipelines. When you go hunting for brides and... [read more]
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Wedding marketing by Terry Lewis

How to write compelling ads for success in 2020

December 10, 2019 by Terry Lewis
Think of your ad as a 3-sectioned funnel: [caption id="attachment_126223" align="alignnone" width="477"]Wedding marketing by Terry Lewis Wedding marketing by Terry Lewis[/caption] The purpose of the headline is to compel your bride and groom to read the main copy. The purpose of the main copy is to compel your couple to click your CTA (call to action). The purpose of the CTA is to move your couple onto your preferred next step. Your headline Begin with a benefit-driven headline that goes straight to the heart of your bride and grooms desire to gain or avoid something, but it can also do both! Let's use the headline in this post as an exampl... [read more]
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MB #212 – ONLINE NOW

December 5, 2019 by Dan Walsh
DJ Branding: Basics and Beyond You'll find some great advice on building your brand in this issue. Plus some great pieces about and by female DJs, including a review of the new VirtualDJ 2020 release by Rachel Lynch. Check it now... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: DJ BRANDING... Branding vs. Standing Out: What's the Difference? - Staci Nichols Building Your DJ Brand: The Bare Bones - Stu Chisholm Building a Brand... Part 2 of 3 - Matt Martindale PEOPLE DJ Dayna, aka Ms. Sunshine... - Mike “Dr. Frankenstand” Ryan Jayli: Spinning the BesT - Mik... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add Options to Add Profits!

December 4, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, it seems as though every year, clients want more and more options for their weddings or events. Many DJs and DJ companies are choosing to offer more options. More options mean more money, of course! In my experience, it can certainly help increase your profits; however, there are a few risks and things to be aware of when providing more for your clients. Let's discuss these, now.   Cost - The first thing to consider when deciding what options to include is the investment needed. How much will these options cost you? How much money will you need to buy these upgrades or options? Perhaps you're considering uplighting. The price certainly varies on how much each light will cost. If you're considering other options, you'll certainly need to do your research to find o... [read more]
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Thankful Thanksgiving or How to Avoid the Grinchies

November 27, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Thank you. Thank you for reading my blog posts. Thank you for letting me interview you and share your stories. Thank you for letting me into your lives. Thank you for your comments and feedback. Thank you for reading my articles. Thank you for saying hi to me at conventions and sharing lunch or a cup of coffee. Thank you for accepting me into your world on social media. Thank you for being my friend. It's no secret that the next four weeks are some of the busiest in the DJ world. Many of us are doing events daily right up to New Years Eve and a ton of after parties in January. We're so busy making sure that everyone else has a great Holiday s... [read more]