Being a DJ is a great option for music lovers. Once the gear has been purchased, you can start learning or even making a career. Below, we examine the pros & cons of becoming a DJ.
Benefits to being a DJ
Live your passion
People dream of making their hobby or passion a career. By deciding to become a DJ, your passion will be fulfilled. You’ll need to take it seriously when you make it your full-time job, but the possibility to devote your life to music is an incredible opportunity.
Meet new people
DJing is all about your connections and who you know. You will have a better chance of booking a DJ if your connections are trustworthy. It’s a great experience to meet new people. You will meet many like-minded DJs and it can prove to be one of most rewarding jobs.
Be as creative as possible
The best DJs are often those who are the most creative. This job allows you to be creative every morning. To get to the next level, your job will require you to think up new ideas and to learn new music. If you are creative, this is the career for you.
Disadvantages of being a DJ
Bad for your ears
Your hearing could be affected by continuous exposure to loud music . There are several steps you can take to reduce the risk. This is a job where you have to be careful about your ears.
As you grow as a DJ and get more bookings, the nights are longer and travel is more common. This could be good for you if, like me, you’re a late owl. However, if you are particular about your sleep habits this might make life difficult. Traveling at night can be very difficult so having your own car is a good idea.
Very low starting salary
It won’t pay a lot at the beginning of your career. You will not always have regular bookings and you may struggle to earn a decent living by relying on them. In many cases, it will be necessary to take on a second job. But, once you start to climb in your career the pay can rapidly improve.
It can be extremely rewarding to work as a DJ. You can meet new people, make creative decisions and make your passion your life. That’s why so many DJs will put up with the negative aspects.