I really enjoyed this presentation of hard facts. If you are not a numbers guy or if you do not want
to make magic pay it will not be very interesting, of course. All the others will take a lot out of
Now the question is, what's going to happen to the subscription? Will it just go out
of stock? Or can people like me, who joined the party too late, just keep it active and start with
lesson 1 (3 actually, 1&2 are free)?
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A groundbreaking project in magic teaching comes to an end with this final chapter covering in great
detail how you can take all the skills you have learned to make money in magic.
are covered and specifically how much they can pay is explained.
The Tarbell video series
is now where I send anyone wanting to learn magic.
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Congratulations on completing this amazing course. Having purchased all 103 I can't believe it's
actually completed. This lesson is another one I will convert to an MP3 so I can listen to it
repeatedly to truly get all the information. Also I now know that rental cars is an effective
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OK, not the most exciting, but more useful than any other "How to make magic pay" presentation I
have seen or read. Usually, these things are puffed up like an infomercial, but Dan has filled it
with real and realistic data. I'm sure this won't be the most popular lesson, but it is a valuable
So why did I hate it so much? Because it is the LAST ONE! I've been following Dan
through the Tarbell course from Lesson 1 and I don't know what to do with myself now that there are
no more lessons to look forward to. Sure, I can still buy other stuff, but this course pushed me to
consider magic I would have simply skipped over and has helped me to look past what is on the page
(or in the video) and to really get creative.
So Dan, what do you think about putting
together a Tarbell volume 9 - you know, the one with original material that Tarbell might have put
in if he had known about it...
Thanks for the ride, Dan. It was a good long one, but still
just a little too short.
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I would like to thank Dan Harlan for such a frank and sobering discussion about the business of
magic and where to actually find the money.
As Dan plunges through the levels of earnings
and where magicians seem to be clustering in the various markets, it was like a splash of cold water
in the face.
As a long time magician and someone just getting into performing shows, I
found this talk quite eye-opening.
It's helped me become more focused about the markets I
intend to develop to generate the reward I'm looking for.
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Love all the videos in this series
Just a short note to recommend the COMPLETE Dan Harlan's Tarbell - Every Trick in the Book. I
haven't watched all 103 lessons yet (some I've watched 2 or 3 times), but every one I've watched
gave me a wealth of magic know-how. It has expanded my views on what magic entails, it has opened my
eyes to learning the craft of magic rather than just "doing tricks", and it has broadened my scope
of what I am capable of. This last episode is every bit as informative as any of the others, whether
or not you intend to make magic a full-time career. Thank you, Penguin, for putting out such a
high-quality product, and thank you Dan Harlan for making it, not only educational but such fun.
Dan goes over in depth and breadth information on what to charge, what annual incomes are, and
various venues and other activities are available for magic.
This topic comes up over and
over, and no one seems willing to give numbers. Just a lot of vague advice about asking about
various parameters of a gig and then charging "more."
That other advice is useless drivel;
Dan's advice in practical and useful. Thank you!!
One other point, as we're now in 2023
(this review), prices should be 25 to 33% (maybe even 50%) higher than in this lesson. This is based
on the increases in general wages and inflation since this was made (minimum wage itself is getting
close to $20 / hour in some states, and Dan said $18 for a magician was good in this video).
I love me some Dan harlan, but I was a bit disappointed. Oz Pearlman's marketing lecture was much
I'm sorry to say this was a let down. I was expecting this to be like Oz Pearlman's business and
marketing lecture. it was not.
Dan went over the different avenues for magicians to get work,
but never mentioned the college circuit. This lecture didnt give me any earth shattering