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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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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This series is one of the best values in magic. Most of us grew up with Tarbell but few of us ever
really tapped its potential until now. Dan Harlan has clearly established himself as one of magic's
all-time great teachers. Lesson 103 and the other lessons that pertain more to the business side of
magic are for me at least as valuable as the magic instruction. It's hard to find accurate
information about what magicians earn. You will find it in this lesson. You will also find a clear
plan for maximizing your earnings as a performer. Dan has done the work not only in this lesson but
throughout this series. Take advantage of the work Dan has done. Buy the lesson, buy the whole
series. You will be so glad you did.
First a huge thank you for all the work you put in this series. It is a real treasure.
humble request : maybe you have enough material for an extra "goodbye" video with bloopers,
additional thoughts on the project, non-cooperative audience members (is there a lesson on audience
management?), etc... That would be awesome.
In any case, thanks again,
Lots of love from
This is very informative and honest. This is a big eye opener. Anybody who wants to make money doing
magic this will be a great start.
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.
Congratulations Dan, you've done a fantastic job with my favourite set of magic books. You have
brought the incredible wealth of the Tarbell course to a generation of magicians who might have
otherwise passed it by as "silly old stuff with no relevance today."
Thank you so much for
your Herculean effort in brining this valuable material to life. A truly remarkable achievement.
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I have no doubt that Dan is a great source for information on what to charge for a given genre of
performance, but maybe there was too much information being poured out at once. I stopped and took
a couple of breaks and then did a rewind and went back to it. I wish I had this information 40
years ago when I was more actively performing for money, but now it is good information but more
than I can use. If you are starting out to be a full time performer or using magic to supplement
your income this will be good information to have to do that hardest of tasks, setting a price to
tell your perspective client.
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