When you’re already on the phase of buying your very first DJ and studio equipment, you need to remember how important this phase is.
You need to understand that there are certain things that you need to know beforehand before you make your first purchase, especially when you do it online.
Dealing with people over the internet is somehow scary. You don’t really get to see who you are dealing with and all you have to do is to hope that you don’t get scammed.
With that mindset, we would like to give you a few pointers that will make sure that you don’t get scammed in any way.
Know Your Equipment
Before you start adding items to your cart, you need to know which equipment you’d want to purchase. You need to be very specific in terms of the specifications, and the make and model.
Since you are trying to buy online, you won’t be able to see the item up close, these details will help you identify which is which.
Look for Reliable Online Merchants
As much as there is quite the number of scammers in the virtual world, there are also a lot of merchants that stay true to their words. In order to identify which website can be trusted, it is very effective to read reviews.
Reviews are very helpful as it is given by people who have enjoyed the services of the company you’re keeping your eye on. This would mean that what they say is true and you can use it as a point of reference.
Weigh Your Choices
In the previous point, we asked you to look for reliable merchants. That’s plural because we want you to evaluate them individually and then compare them side by side. This is the most effective way to see which online seller is the best for you.
For some notes, we would like for you to list the pros and cons of conducting business with a certain business. Use the list that you’re going to make to see which stands out the most and then decide.
Check Your Budget
This should be a part of your checklist in weighing which merchant you should go for but we’d want to give this more emphasis. As a DJ that’s still finding their way into the industry, you need to keep your finances in check.
You will have low funds and you can’t afford to borrow more than you can pay.
Earning money when you are still new in the industry is not a cake walk. You can’t expect for people to ask for you right away, you need to earn it.
There will be times wherein you’d accept non-monetary gifts in exchange for exposure so you have to be very meticulous when it comes to your expenses.
Throughout this website, you’ll constantly be reminded of how hard it is to start as a DJ. We are doing this not to discourage you but to help you see how important it is to make rational decisions.