Are you looking into a career as a DJ? Is your DJ business already running? If so, how much are your rates?

If you haven’t figured out what to charge or if you are thinking twice about your rates, then today’s posts will help you.

How Much Should I Charge?

Let’s get real. You’re in the DJ business to make money. Sure it’s fun, but it’s fun that ultimately should be paying you, and paying well.

Which comes to the first question: How much do I charge for my services?

For many newbie DJs, it can be difficult to figure out how much to charge as there really is no industry standard. DJs simply have their own opinions on how much they should get paid for the service they provide.

However, instead of simply leaving your pricing on guesswork, it would be best to take a look at the local market. They can help you estimate how much you can charge for your DJ service. Simply knowing how much other DJs charge in your area is not enough.

A better way to compute how much you should charge is to include the overhead cost. The price you compute should be carefully explained to the client so they can understand them better. With proper explanation, most clients will agree on your price.

Why Should I Charge That Much?

The average price of a DJ runs at around $400 to $2000. Sometimes, you might feel like you are charging too much for the service. The truth is, your just charging them right.

Remember the overhead you have to spend on plus the professional service that you provide. It takes years to undergo training under a DJ, who may or may not treat you well. It also takes a lot of time and a lot of work to do what a DJ does. You have to prepare for the event, travel to the destination, set everything up, do the actual DJ job, then break down the event.

Most people think that DJing only involves what you do at the actual event. The truth is, there are many preparations that still has to be done to effectively DJ during the event. Also, if you charge low, then you also devalue the profession.

The Cost Of A Mobile DJ Business

Even if you think that you only have a small mobile DJ business that still doesn’t save you from having to spend on your business. These expenses are not just a one-time deal. These are what we pay monthly or yearly.

  • Permits and Licence
  • Insurances
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Website hosting
  • Web design 
  • We management
  • Marketing or advertising costs
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Tent for outdoor events
  • Laptops and computers
  • Clothing
  • Music pools purchases or subscription
  • Internet connection
  • Work Phone
  • Office supplies

The Service Of A Mobile DJ Company

As a mobile DJ company, we provide not just DJ service to a client. Most of the time we’ll also be in charge of setting up the sound system and the lighting system. Then we also have to actually DJ and sometimes host and entertain.

If clients will be hiring different companies for the different services that a mobile DJ company provides, then they’ll be spending more than what we charge. Always remember not to undervalue yourself and what you do.

There is a lot involved in the service provided by a mobile DJ. You should just know how to express yourself so your clients will understand. If you clearly present what you can do for a client, it is likely that they’ll get your service.

Conclusion

There is a lot involved in a mobile DJ business and as DJs, you should not undervalue your profession. You can figure out the average charge of mobile DJs in your area and make that as a basis. Additionally, you should also always consider the overhead when thinking about your rates.

Undervaluing your profession may seem like a good tactic to gain more customers but it hurts the industry in the long run. Also, your low rates might not be able to sustain your business expenses. 

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