Step one of hiring a magician is using Google to search for qualified magicians in your area.
Certain factors go into seeing if a magician is qualified: their reviews and then their website. It’s essential to look on the magician’s website for their accomplishments, including the following:
1) Do they have a world record?
2) Have they performed at the world-famous Magic Castle?
3) Do they have a World-famous Mentor that teaches them Magic?
4) Have they performed for Fortune 500 companies?
5) Have they won any awards?
6) Are they a member of a secret Magic Society? Like The Academy of Magic Arts, IBM, SAM, or The Magic Circle
7) Do they have something unique about them that no other magician has?
8) Are they an influencer on Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook, where they have videos with thousands of views?
9) Is there a website with more than one page? Because if they do not have more than one page, their skill set is very narrow.
10) Have they traveled around the World doing Magic
If the magician you are hiring does not meet at minimum seven of these ten qualifications, it’s not worth wasting your time hiring them. They are amateur and hack magicians who will make you look bad. It’s sort of like hiring a lousy mechanic to make your car worse rather than fix it.
Magic is not like comedy. Anyone can be funny for a few minutes on stage doing stand-up. It takes great skill to do a refined magic routine or illusion. Becoming a successful magician takes thousands of hours of experience performing and practicing in front of a mirror.
When hiring a magician and you ask them for a quote, you must speak to them over the phone and not over email or text message. When you do this, you will not get a good feeling about the magician and how they can service your needs.
You can expect to pay at least $500 up to $10,000 for a 45-minute to hour-long show for a qualified magician. If you spend less than this, you risk hiring an amateur who might use blue humor or curse in front of your kids. It’s also important to know that if you pay less than $500 for a magician, the odds are very high that they will cancel on you last minute for another gig that pays twice as much.
I get multiple calls every month from clients who have magicians that have canceled on them last minute. You must hire a trustworthy magician that will show up.
I take great pride in delivering the best Magic show around. I meet all of these ten qualifications mentioned above that you should look for in a magician. Contact me today to book a fantastic Magic show so I can leave memories for your friends and family that will last a lifetime.