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4 Time Saving Apps for DJs

September 2, 2018 by Vanessa Joy
Running a business has so much to do with work-life balance and managing your time. It is, in fact, key to be good at it so that you can do more of what you became a photographer to do; shoot. With life constantly throwing new tasks at us, new social media sites to keep up with and, hopefully, more clients to respond to, it can be very overwhelming. Finding shortcuts are crucial to managing it all. Below are 4 apps that I personally use in my wedding photography business that you’ll absolutely thank me for later. BUFFER Every time I see a new social media site I simply want to jump off the bridge (but don’t have the time to drive to the nearest one). There’s another social media venue for me to keep up on? As if Pinterest, Google+, Google Pages, Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Twitter, and Linked... [read more]
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From doing what You HATE to doing what You LOVE

September 2, 2018 by Vanessa Joy
Ok, so maybe I didn’t hate being an Elementary School Spanish teacher. But waking up extra early to answer e-mails before running to school and then coming home covered in chalk, just to walk right to my computer and start working the night shift, was not my ideal way of spending my first year of marriage. My poor husband would greet me at the door, super excited to see me (he was already a full-time wedding cinematographer). I’d have to do my best to smile through the anxious thoughts over how long the hello would take. “Does the hug need to be this long? I’ve got work to do!” “Weekend warriors” is the cliché term for us crazy event professional who know nothing of a 40 hour workweek or what it’s like to attend a Memorial Day BBQ. At least not one where we’re not tired from the 12 h... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Your DJ Website Has 8 Seconds To Perform

September 1, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
Whether a bride or groom, a high school committee, a class reunion committee or any other potential client visits your website, what do they think about your company when visiting your website?  No matter what DJ services you offer, you have 8 seconds! Continue reading to know a few facts on how to optimize your website to better capture leads. The average human attention span is 8 seconds.  Even quicker than 8 seconds, studies show that websites must load in 3 seconds or less or the average person will leave your website without ever seeing any content.   How fast does your website load?  Check on the Google PageSpeed Insights. So, what do you need to know about the remaining 5 seconds? Here are a few Conversion Optimization Tips to capture your potential customer Clients want to have fun and ... [read more]
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3 Must Have Social Media Tips

August 30, 2018 by Vanessa Joy
One of my favorite quotes comes from Gary Vaynerchuk’s book Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook. It is nestled in the first part of the addendum to the book at the end. The addendum is there because after he finished writing an entire book on social media and how to use it wisely, Instagram released video posting capabilities. This release pretty much made his book instantly obsolete before it was even published. Now, he could have complained about it. He may have even thrown his newly finished manuscript on the floor. But what he ultimately decided to do about it is write the addendum, giving more advice and tips on Instagram’s video function. He started it with this attitude: “I have bad news: Marketing is hard, and it keeps getting harder. But there’s no time to mourn the past or to feel sorry for ourse... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Record Yourself And Learn From It.

August 30, 2018 by DJ Jay
-- a minute, record yourself. Not only record yourself, but record yourself and post it if you can. The other thing is see what you say a lot. I have a bad habit of saying the word well. So I start with well, ladies and gentlemen. I also say good evening a couple of times when I probably shouldn't. So make a little note next to your setup, write down what you say and when you say it and start putting checkmarks next to it. Find expressions you like, go to YouTube, search out other DJs, search out masters in the industry, whatever you do, find out what they're saying, try to integrate it into your routine. The other thing is make announcements that you need to make, not that you don't. Right now it's intros, welcome, first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, bridal bouquet, the things that are important. I d... [read more]
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What Makes YOU Stand Out?

August 29, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
Standing out is essential to building our personal brand. Excelling at the service we provide can help us to grow our business, but to truly become a well-known figure in our local markets we need to develop a quality (or multiple) that distinguishes us from the hordes of other DJs and entertainment options that our potential clients have to choose from. Some DJs are known for a specific service they provide; you may be the only person in your neck of the woods that's offering indoor fireworks or light-up LOVE letters. Other DJs are well known for their personalities. My good friend Rob Ferre is known as the goofy, outgoing guy in the crazy suits that loves to work with kids. Joe Bunn is the man with the southern accent who has an obsession with shoes. You see, what sets you apart is YOU - it doesn't hav... [read more]
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More DJ Studio Organization Ideas – Tool Boxes And Cable Hooks

August 27, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Good morning everybody. I wanted to show you some of the things I'm doing for organization. I've been working on this for a long time, trying to get all my DJ stuff in places where I can actually find it. Here are one of several toolboxes I've picked up. I got this one at a rummage sale. It's a snap on. It's missing some parts, but it's a cool little box. Drawers slide real nice and easy. Paid $15 for it. And I've incorporated it into one of my baker's racks here in the dungeon. Got all of my hard drives in here. Remember that pace maker? That was a long time again. SD cards, flash drives. Those kind of things are going to go in this top drawer. Down here I got one remote in here. But this is going to be all of my little remote controls. They're all over the house. They're even in the living room side table ... [read more]
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Wedding DJ Marketing Tips Made Easy By Terry Lewis #9

August 27, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Cont. from last week… Do you think it helped or hindered whatever I said next? But that was the soundtrack of the stuck record that was playing in my mind. Nonetheless, I analysed my beliefs and started to view warm leads through a different paradigm. I accepted they were all from brides who actually wanted what I had to offer. Prospects who had given up personal information and their explicit permission for me to get in touch! That single revelation flipped my ‘fear of bother’ to ‘they actually need and want my help!’ Now when I follow-up, I do so with an inner smile knowing that I can create dream outcomes for brides and... [read more]
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Sound Choice to release new KJ Tracks!

August 24, 2018 by Mobile Beat
First - new songs.  We are slowly getting rough draft license agreements for new songs and just received our first fully executed copy.   We have requests out for over 30 songs with some songs listing 5 or more publishers.  Many people are not aware but we have to have formal contracts with all of the publishers (who represent the song writers) covering 100% of the rights holders so that everybody gets paid their share of royalties and we avoid any infringement claims.  That process often takes a long time (frequently months), but karaoke does not generate the revenues it should, given how many venues and hosts offer karaoke, so the licenses are low priority for many publishers. We're going as fast as we can, but obtaining karaoke sync rights is the first obstacle on the way to making new karaoke music.... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Top Hits USA Music Service

August 23, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, another music company to look at. And what I like is this company, Top Hits U.S.A. They actually send you out a disk, it's an MP3/DVD/ROM and this one has 16 CDs' worth of MP3s on it. So you put this in the computer, you rip it into your hard drive and you're done, but here's your backup, which is kind of cool, you've got a disk. They offer it on each month. Let me just put this one down. Here's another month, here's July. Again, I think this one has 15 CDs in MP3 format, all 320s and they offer video. So if you're looking for a source out there for your videos, these come in MPEG-4s on a DVD and these come in MP3s, 320k. So another company to look at. This is Top Hits U.S.A., tips in under a minute.   ... [read more]