Next Level: Rich Ferguson speaks about starting, maintaining your magic business

July 17th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under Artist Interviews, General, Products, The Next Level


Next Level: Rich Ferguson speaks about starting, maintaining your magic business

Welcome back to The Next Level, Ellusionist’s portable mini-lecture series.

It’s been a while since the last one. We had a great podcast lined up with Aaron Fisher, but then tech problems reared their ugly heads. Never fear: Aaron will check in soon enough. But this week, prepare for some incredible wisdom about starting your magic business from the creator of Tagged.

Next Level: Rich Ferguson speaks about starting, maintaining your magic businessRich Ferguson has been performing magic since he was 22, and has a booming business. He has performed for countless celebrities, politicians and corporate clients, and he has a schedule booked with weddings and other events. That steady performance schedule is part of the reason his magic is so solid: He’s always using it.

He talked to us at length about how to develop a business in magic, how much time we should spend on business pursuits and how the game changes once you get business cards and a business license. Brace yourself: Ferguson is filled with tough love and brutal honestly. This is an outstanding interview from a guy who knows what he is talking about.

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5 comments

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  2. Rich Ferguson on:

    A topic this important… so many people email or call asking how do we get “gigs”?… let’s hear what you have to say- I’m very curious what your thinking.

  3. Rich Ferguson on:

    you’re! DANG IT!

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