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 Post subject: My first paid gig
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:20 pm 
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Hey everyone, I have been doing magic for a year and a half, and have done a dozen shows with friends and family's that haven't been for pay, with an audience that are strangers. I have enough visual tricks that I have mastered to put on a good performace however I was wondering how much you guys charge for approx. an hour show for a company, a restaurant, or a birthday party.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:57 pm 
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$50 for first hour, then an extra $20 for the next e.g.
1 hr: $50
2hr: $70
3hr: $90
4hr: $110
5hr: $130

So 2 days work would get you around $450 which is reasonable pay.


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thats alot of money. I LIKE MAGIC :D 8)


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It all depends on what you have to offer(magicwise). If you can establish yourself as $50 an hour + $30 or $40 for each additional hour, do that. It is possible to even get more, realize that they are hiring you as an entertainer.

The more talented you are, the more they will be willing to pay.


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Wow! Having magic at a party is expensive.........for them. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:44 pm 
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Magic rates depend on your skill level, what kind of show you're presenting, and what the venue is. Doing table-hopping at burger king is not as likely to pay you big bucks as a nice restaurant would. I've done free shows for charities, and done strolling street magic anywhere from working for tips only up to flat fees of $110 an hour. Stage/Parlor type shows and birthday parties are on a different pay base. Hourly rates will also probably change depending on whether or not you're allowed to accept tips. Lots and lots of factors.


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