This may seem counter-intuitive: If you know how to make an income for yourself as a comedian, more people will want to book you. Learning how to become an independent comedian will be the fast track on finding comedian work.
It took me about 3 years to learn how to be funny on stage. And after all that work on figuring out how to get a laugh from groups of strangers, bookers never seem to let me get on their stages.
So after losing various comedy competitions, and facing gatekeepers I decided to start running my own shows, particularly in the Miami area.
I built a list, started a blog, miamicomedy.com, and started bringing locals out to my independent shows for years, and I am now close to getting on stage on almost 7 nights a week!
Now bookers contact me often to have their shows displayed on the website and social media channels all the time.
Starting a website and building a fanbase of local fans jumpstarted my career in way I never thought would be possible. Especially in a city where there isn't even a solid comedy industry!
That's when it hit me: you can be the funniest person in your entire city, but if you can't sell tickets, it really doesn't matter.
Bookers, and other performers who run events want to work with comedians who provide benefits that go far beyond the performance.
Think about it, if you ran an expensive comedy production, full of costs, payments, fees and charges, why would you book a comedian that will just go up on stage for a few minutes to get paid?
The best advice I can give you to finding comedian work is start building an asset that goes beyond what you do on stage.
There are many ways to do this, but you can make a name for yourself particularly on the online space.
Social Media follows are great, but there is nothing better than a solid website that can run your brand in a direction of absolute success all by itself.
Build an online foundation, where people can use it as a reference point to find out who you are, what you do and how you do it.
There is no better or efficient way to do this than by an archive of work that potential fans can cross check your work in.
The more content, details, and information the more credibility you will gain by bookers and attendees alike.
This will give comedy event producers some ease that you are contributing to their investments of making the show a success.
Create a channel for yourself because there is no better time in the history of comedy than to do this now.
The sooner you start, the more it will grow!
If you would like to start learning how to shift from a comedian towards a an online digital Marketer, I invite you to see what's in store on the very first e-course that teaches these methods: Easy Comedy Marketing.
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