by Jevante Qirashawn
"With the weak economy, is this a bad time to be a promoter or start a promoting business"?
I can honestly say, NO, this is NOT a bad time to be a promoter...
...in fact, this might be one of the best times, EVER!
I know you are thinking to yourself, "how can that be? All I hear on the news is:
High Gas prices...Rising Food costs...Major companies going bankrupt...Auto
companies laying off 1,000's of employees...Coffee stores closing 100's
With all the bad news in the headlines, it's easy to think it's a terrible time to work for yourself or start your own company...
...but fact is, it's the exact opposite.
I truly believe its a great time to get into this business. There is so much business out there right with thousands upon thousands of people looking for an escape from the daily trial and tribulations that their have to deal with at home and at work. Don't think twice, get the ball rolling on your new venture in event promotions.
Here are 3 HUGE reasons why it's a GREAT time to be a promoter:
1) Venues have fixed overhead costs and need to be filled in order to pay their bills and make money.
When times are tough, they rely MORE on promoters to help pull in their crowds.
Promoters only get paid for the people that they bring to the venue so if they
fill the place, its a win-win for the promoters and the venues.
Owners and managers that once felt they didn't need promoters to fill their
venue are quickly changing their thought process when business slows
down even a little.
Take advantage of this opportunity!
2) When you work for yourself, you can't be laid off:
Sure, business could slow down, but if you work hard you will never be out of a job...
...That is not true when you work for someone else.
You could be the best employee, but if you make too much money, then you
might be the first to go when they need to cut costs. If you are new to
the company then they might fire you first since you don't have
seniority. Like it or not, when you work for someone else, your career,
paycheck, and *life* are in their hands, not yours.
At this time I will like to give a shout out to Mr. Kmel from Checkmate Entertainment for taking that leap and jumping into the promotional game 100%.....Good Luck!
3) Promoting can be done in your part time:
With the cost of everything going up, who couldn't use some extra money to help them offset the high prices?
If you're looking for a way to help supplement your pay check with a part
time job or a small business, promoting parties can provide that.
As a promoter, you could easily keep your day job or remain in school and
throw parties in your part time to help keep you afloat during the
tough times. There are little to no start up costs involved so its the
perfect business to try out and see if you can earn some part-time cash.
Have you ever dreamed of owning your very own business?
If so, you're not alone...I was reading some statistics the other day about "owning your own business" and the numbers are pretty amazing.
Almost half (47%) of Americans want to own their own business while only 18% actually do. That means most people are dreaming about it, while very few are actually taking the steps to do it!
Now is as good of a time as any to be a promoter, so if you're thinking about getting into the business or you're looking to take your business to the next level, now is the time to do it...
...so stop dreaming and take the next step!
Ask me how!