Hi,...This is my idea. I thought of making a short video of myself showing magic to other people, and then sending these videos (in the form of vcds) to restaurant managements and pubs....My other concerns are how much should a magician charge for working in a restaurant? And how long should he or she work in any particular day?
Well the video idea would work except for one thing. The idea is lousy. Managers of restaurant are too busy to watch a video ad of you. All they care about is; will it make money for restaurant. That's what you have to convince them of, that you're good enough to make the restaurant money. I don't know how long you have been doing magic, but to work in a restaurant don't think you can be a "2 month wonder."
There are too many of us that have been doing magic for years in restaurants and have seen somebody who just started learning and uses a lot of gimmicks try to get in the restaurant scene. You better be darn GOOD.
As to the rate it will depend on what part of the world you live in, some places you can charge more.