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Looking for a new career? Try busking

Filed Under: kids, money, entertaining

buskerI love watching street performers. In the summer, my favorite days are spent wandering the shops on Granville Island in Vancouver and watching buskers. Our children have loads of fun and enjoy the entertainment too. There is something about their exceptionally odd talents and their fearless performance style that I find appealing. I probably like it so much because it is so far from anything I could ever pull off. Or so I thought until now.

How to make money busking (street performing)
teaches exactly that. You'll learn what separates the good shows from the great shows or what might leave passers by to mistake you for a beggar rather than busker. You'll learn why it's not a good idea to set up next to a pretty girl and why seeding your hat with tips works so well. Play to the children and their parents will follow. Plan a good show with a clear beginning, middle and end to draw and keep a crowd.

Do your research, track your success and sell merchandise. If you think of yourself as a professional and treat your show that way, others will too, and you'll be more successful for it. There are loads of great tips. Even if you're not really considering abandoning your job for busking, maybe you'll take a challenge and try it just once.


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