Contrary to popular belief, finding the ideal disc jockey for an event can be a very complex and overwhelming task. In order to locate the most effective and suitable disc jockey for hire, there are numerous considerations that need to be taken into account ranging from the type of event to the price of the service. This article has been drafted as a beginners guide to hiring a disc jockey pointing out the various factors to note when hunting for that ideal DJ professional.
1. Research The DJ’s Reputation
To ensure you are hiring a professional DJ offering high quality customer service, it is recommended that you read through various online customer reviews. The majority of disc jockeys promote their services via official websites and it is possible to locate official testimonials on these online resources; however, you should review these with caution as they may be false. it has been seen that some individuals draft the reviews themselves to pose as positive opinions and create a positive reputation for the service. To avoid this misrepresentation, it is recommended that you read reviews from third-party review websites in addition to the official testimonials. It may also be beneficial to speak with friends and family members regarding DJs from previous events.
2. Review The Portfolio
While it is possible to hire newly qualified and inexperienced DJs for events, this is not encouraged when organizing professional events. To ensure the DJ has adequate experience in the correct area of DJing, it is recommended that you request a look at a recent portfolio. This portfolio will provide summaries of previous projects with details from the clients. Always review the portfolio during a consultation as this will allow you to ask questions regarding the events and discuss factors related to your specific event.
3. Discussing The Cost
Cost is one of the primary concerns for the majority of clients and should be examined closely. When determining the price of a DJ service, it is recommended that you obtain detailed quotes instead of general estimations. By having a detailed quote you will be provided with clarification on the items you will be paying for and not be subject to any “unforeseen expenses”. It is also recommended that you draw up a budget prior to your search to determine the amount you will be able to comfortably spend on a DJ. It may be tempting to overspend in some situations; however, it is advised that you always consider the value of the service before exceeding your financial limitation.