Right now is a great time to be a magician. Magic is HOT right now, especially close up magic. That got me thinking about one area where magic is always huge, but I think it currently an under-served market and that’s children’s birthday parties.
This is a market I don’t really work in anymore. I only do these for friends, or special circumstances. It’s not that I don’t like doing them, they are fun, it’s just that my business has changed.
It got me thinking about how people who perform in this market is drying up. How many magicians that regularly perform at birthday parties are in my area that are under 30 years old? I can think of maybe 2 people. Bump that up to 40 years old and that number jumps to about 5 people. That’s not a lot for such a large pond of potential work.
My advice for someone young who is turning pro would be to put together a birthday show, it will help pay the bills while you are working on whatever market is your dream.