Are we truly able to put "exposure" in the bank?

obrienmagic

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Feel free to hear my thoughts on the matter. Would love to know what yall think about it! One popular excuse I hear too often is that it lowers your value to take gigs for free. In a way it can I guess if you are taking most or all of them that way, but I honestly feel like a well placed pro-bono gig has a ton of advantages if you are clever about it!
 
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Feel free to hear my thoughts on the matter. Would love to know what yall think about it! One popular excuse I hear too often is that it lowers your value to take gigs for free. In a way it can I guess if you are taking most or all of them that way, but I honestly feel like a well placed pro-bono gig has a ton of advantages if you are clever about it!

Now I am not a professional magician by any sense (however I am the grandson of one) but I agree with you that one big pro-bono event could essentially pay for itself. However doing lots of them gives you a watered down reputation.

As my magician grandfather would say, "Never reveal the secret of the trick and never do anything for free."
 
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obrienmagic

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Now I am not a professional magician by any sense (however I am the grandson of one) but I agree with you that one big pro-bono event could essentially pay for itself. However doing lots of them gives you a watered down reputation.

As my magician grandfather would say, "Never reveal the secret of the trick and never do anything for free."
I agree 100%
 
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I've just recently got a great paying gig from a fundraiser I did a few months ago, I'm putting it in the bank! There are many event planners and rotary types that go to charity/fundraisers, it's worth it for sure. Good video! Make sure you don't just hand out information, exchange information.
 
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