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If you want to become a DJ, first of all you should have a passion to work at any time. Beginning years of your work will be very tiring and you need to do a lot of hard work to get success. First of all you need to get some knowledge about the equipment and to present yourself in front of the public. You can learn this either from a professional teacher or from a friend who is already an accomplished DJ. You have to learn about the usage of different items needed to become a professional DJ. Learning every detail is important to become successful in any field.
After getting some preliminary knowledge about all the equipment and ways to perform in the public, you can start performing at small functions such as birthday parties of your friends or relatives, Christmas party at your home, bars/clubs, etc. It will help you to build your confidence and music knowledge. You should accept every offer in the beginning to get maximum exposure to the public. You may have to work at odd times in the beginning.
Now comes the time to buy your own DJ equipment. You need to search a lot before buying the DJ equipment. For the beginning years you need not to spend much money on the equipment. Perhaps you can buy second hand DJ equipment or entry-level new equipment. Once you have your own equipment, you can start performing in the public at small functions and making some money to pay off your investment. The more in-demand your calendar dates get, the more you will be able to charge for your time.
You may need to prepare a few sample CDs to show what you can do for future clients. You really have to work hard to prepare a hot mix CD to get a good job. Remember, the more references you get the easier it will be to book the next event.
Every field has its own competition and there is also a lot of competition that you have to face in the field of music. But with constant hard work, you can achieve your goal with few hurdles.