B, do u also do other sort of gigs such as parties and bar mitzvahs, etc??
and how were u able to get ure name out
I do all kinds of things. Every week I work at a local nightclub and Joe's Crab Shack...and I am hired to do all sorts of private and corporate parties all year round.
How do I get my name out there? Well, first off working at Joe's helps a lot. That's in fact my primary reason for working there (the pay is good, but Im there to get my face out to different peeps). I get a lot of business from people who saw me at Joes and Rumbay (the nightclub).
I also try to be creative in getting exposure. I've been on the local news here in Colorado Springs a few times doing magic, which gives me a good amount of business. Im always talking to media, as usually can find my way onto a newsspot or a section in a paper...a lot of times the media is searching for cool things to talk about and are all too eager to spotlight a good local magician.
I hand out my business cards...all the time!
Lastly, but probably the most obvious...I try to do magic all the time when Im in public. I'll draw a crowd downtown and do some streetmagic, or I'll do magic in the mall, in front of a megatheater...wherever I can do magic. I just try to get out there all the time.
Im also in the process of building a flash website.
Im always trying to think of new ways to "get out there," right now looking into even getting a spot in the yellow pages and other advertisment (met a guy at the nightclub, a publicist, who's interested in getting me some exposure). Stuff like that.