Want to know how to get paid 6 figures as a DJ? Here's how to maximize your salary with Black Tie Entertainment in the DJ industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “DJs earn an average of $31,990 annually.” The top 10% earn $72,000 and the bottom 10% earn as much as $16,000. So how does Black Tie Entertainment differ from these DJs and how can you earn more cash year round? Here are 5 reasons why you should consider joining Black Tie Entertainment if you are an aspiring event DJ.
How to Get Paid 6 Figures as a DJ
1. You are a True Employee (with benefits)
Black Tie Entertainment has got you covered as a true W2 employee. This is great because it takes all of the guess work out of how much you have to take out for taxes and even doing your own taxes. Being an independent DJ would put the burden on you to do your own taxes. Black Tie also offers a retirement plan, unemployment protection, and potential yearly bonuses. This is unlike most DJ companies because we care about our employees and treat them as such. When you work for Black Tie you work on a team that is like a close-nit family. Everyone helps each other out and supports each other because we're all on the same team instead of being competitors.
2. You Get Paid on a Consistent Schedule
Since you are an employee, this means you get a regular paycheck on a consistent schedule. This is great if you are trying to make income by doing what you love, and budget your money. Being an employee is easier than trying to manage how much you have to pay yourself and if you are going to get paid for that month. This is great so you don't have to stress about how much you are going to make and whether or not you will have clients, you can just focus on what you do best, DJ!
3. You Don't Have to Be in Sales
The one thing that differentiates an independent DJ to an employed DJ is that you don't have to worry about sales as an employee. You don't have to stress trying to find clients or worry about inconsistent work because we take care of all of that for you. We also do regular marketing to promote our brand so you are covered and don't have to put in any additional work or stress regarding the business. Black Tie Entertainment also allows you to become a "Booking Agent", but this is not required. If you love sales, then this is a great way to grow within Black Tie! If you don't like sales, no worries!
4. Regular Training Sessions to Help You Grow as a DJ (so you can make more money!)
Regular training sessions are crucial for all of our DJs to become the best DJs they can be. We provide free training sessions regularly and job shadowing as a DJ Assistant so you get the most out of your profession. This is unlike any of our competitors because we value education and ongoing training for our DJs. Our DJs also help one another and you can learn from the best in the industry!
5. We Take Care of All Legal Issues
Last, but certainly not least, we take care of any legal issues that occur. This was huge during the peak of COIVD-19, as most of the DJs knew it was a time of crisis as events had to stop and clients wanted their money back. This was a hard time as far as legal issues are concerned that increased a substantial amount compared to years before. In business there are always risks of legal obligations and if you are an employee, you are relieved of this stress and able to do your job without added stressors of the business.