How You Can Profit from the Dead
Looking for ways to mine your midweek days for gold and fill your calendar—and your wallet? Come to the International DJ Expo on Aug. 16-19 at the Trump Taj Mahal to find out how.
Boston-based DJ Terry Moran, who’ll be moderating “Mining for Mid-Week Gold,” fills his calendar in a variety of ways: Beer Pong; Trivia (“We have 250 bars a week right now,” says Moran. “I have 12 of my own every week that brings in more than $1,000 a week, great mid-week money.”)
Tradeshow rentals of plasmas and truss ($300 a pop); digital signage/video production for trade shows/concerts (“We run a loop of a marketing video on my plasma $300-$500 a pop) mid-week at the house of blues and various venues that have big screens.”)
Fundraiser package (“This includes running a big screen with photos, sponsors, digital signage, video and scrolling screen. The DJ, host and I include a silent auction for sports memorabilia at a discounted rate. I split the profits with the charity for the silent auction.”)
Video Memories presentation (VMP). (“This is usually done for funeral homes. I visit the family, get the pics, scan and create a 5-8 minute loop for them of their loved one. Some funeral homes have plasmas, and some I rent them out. I charge $675 for the VMP and $199 for the plasma rental.”)