For some people, DJing is purely hobby ( But for me though it’s a Career life choice I chossed to pursue ). But Those do it solely for the enjoyment of mixing music. It’s personal music therapy. Perhaps they will take the occasional $50 birthday gig, or play an open decks night somewhere. But they’re really in it for the love of mixing, curating, or listening to music. Myself I do it for more than just the love. I do It for the thrills of the crowds , being the center of the event ! I also love making a living from being Dj .. Yet DJing as a hobby can be very uplifting, since there are no bounds or restrictions other than to have fun! But beware of Rapid Gear Acquisition Syndrome: the tendency to buy new toys simply because they exist! Djing equiptment and gear can be extremely costly.
The reality-check: many people become DJs, but few become superstars. You need to be insanely talented, lucky, or both. You have to hustle, you have to love it, and you have to work on it even when it sucks. Don’t just count on success, if your sole purpose is to get rich and famous. Quit now lol , I have been around many Dj’s who just settled down with a family , other Djs gave up the dream and never looked back . Myself I cant even fanthom the idea of quitting . I know I have to keep pushing forward and stay on the Branding.
That’s not to say you can’t make money, or build a following. The point to discard the thought that DJing is an easy way to be fous. It’s not.
Some DJs love sharing music with a receptive audience. Some use it as a source of income. Others attempt to use it as a tool to get laid. Whatever the reason is, identify it so that you can act accordingly. For me Djing at Unique Spots are just full filling like gigging at Eureka downtown Las Vegas. It was one those gig’s that’s just simply satisfying. People eating good food while enjoying my djing style of choice of Music.