How do you become a DJ when you are not well known at all? You have to start small, and you have to work hard. Then you can become someone that people really enjoy hiring, so it’s good to get started the right way.
A professional dj has to know how to work a crowd based on what kind of event it is and what people like there. You can’t go out to a wedding where people asked you to play country music hits and start putting on heavy metal albums. Even if you dislike the music you have to play sometimes, it’s still a good idea to learn about what is popular and what works for crowds that like that kind of music. Otherwise you’ll only find work that fits your tastes and that may cause you to never really find much if you’re not into what’s popular.
A pro is not going to let failure get to them. When you first begin to work with others, you will find that some clients are not able to be pleased. You need to make a list of who you’ve worked with that didn’t end up happy with your services and should avoid them. Sometimes people love to hire DJs or other professionals they can pretty much abuse verbally and if you’re trying to remain well known you don’t need that kind of client bringing you down or giving you poor reviews for no reason.
React to how the crowd is moving and learn to see signs of people either getting too bored or too rowdy. Sometimes it’s good to coax people into getting a little more into the music, and then there are times when things are getting out of hand and you need to calm it down so that nobody gets hurt. You are pretty much in control of the people in the venue and it’s up to you to make sure that everything goes well whenever possible for you to do so.
Being able to become a professional DJ is difficult work, but it is worth it. When you see people enjoying themselves because of you, it makes you realize that this is fulfilling to you if it’s meant for you. You’ll know after your first few gigs if you love it and if so it’s fun to keep building up your skills.