"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." High School History teachers love this phrase. When I was a student it mostly seemed like a trick to get me to care about the Louisiana Purchase, but now I see the importance of learning from the past. With that in mind, we've analyzed a year's worth of data to find the GigMasters performer and vendor categories that received the most leads in 2012.
Please note that this chart shows the performer/vendor categories that are most often requested by our clients and NOT which performer/vendor categories get booked the most.
We've broken the categories up by membership types (Dancers, DJs, Ensembles, etc.). If you don't see your category on here, don't panic. It doesn't mean that your category isn't receiving leads or bookings, just that it didn't make the the top 5 within your membership type.
Maybe after seeing this you'll want to adjust your categories (here's how). Maybe this will just reinforce what you already suspected. Either way, unlike when I was back in History class, you'll want to give this info your full attention:
|Belly Dancer||DJ||String Quartet||Party Bus|
|Hula Dancer||Wedding DJ||Classical String Quartet||Photo Booth Rental|
|Hawaiian Dancer||Party DJ||Classical Trio||Bounce House|
|Polynesian Dancer||Event DJ||Classical Duo||Party Inflatables|
|Dance Group||Karaoke DJ||Classical Quartet||Animals For Parties|
|Mariachi Band||Balloon Twister||Emcee||Wedding Singer|
|Wedding Band||Face Painting||Motivational Speaker||Barbershop Quartet|
|Cover Band||Clown||Inspirational Speaker||Variety Singer|
|Dance Band||Costumed Character||Corporate Speaker||A Cappella Group|
|Variety Band||Magician||Keynote Speaker||Pop Singer|
|Solo Musicians||Tribute Acts||Impersonators|
|Acoustic Guitar||Frank Sinatra Tribute Act||Elvis Impersonator|
|Harp||Beatles Tribute Band||Marilyn Monroe Impersonator|
|Bagpipes||Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act||Joan Rivers Impersonator|
|Piano||Rat Pack Tribute Show||Cher Impersonator|
|Violin||Dean Martin Tribute Act||Madonna Impersonator|
*Keep in mind you never want to list yourself in a category that does not fit your talents. If you don't play the violin there is no advantage to listing yourself as a violinist. This will just disappoint and confuse our clients and may actually prevent you from receiving more leads that come in for your actual category.