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I'll let the FACTS speak for themselves https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryalton/......2b7d4a29 Anybody can spew fake news, when they have nothing to back it up but what they say Smile
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The Forbes link https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryalton/......40b34a29

and another for good measure https://nugrowth.com/business-developmen......success/

Always a good idea to have sources to back up what you say. At least that's how I roll Smile
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Facts are easy to find.

5 Reasons Why Passive Income Is Important:
https://www.wanderlustworker.com/5-reaso......portant/

Active vs. Passive Income-Why You Need Both:
https://kellyroachcoaching.com/active-vs-passive-income/

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Thanks for those Tom Smile I'll check them out.
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OK the first link, to Wanderlust Worker is a company I've never heard of and obviously has an agenda, trying to sell their courses. They are NOT news or factual.

The second has the same problem. As a coaching site, it's goal is to sell their service to you. Again not news or at all factual.

Sources like research papers, News articles, documentaries with the purpose of providing information WITHOUT a revenue motive (other than advertising) really are the most credible.
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Those were the first two that came up and I agree those may not be the best examples. But to me, it only takes common sense to understand that having more than one single
source of money coming in is a good idea.

Besides it’s very hard to compare huge corporations to a one man operation like a magician. Company owners can stay home and still take in money. A sole business owner
that does it all doesn’t have that freedom. They miss work they miss pay.

Anyway, it is a good topic for one to think about. Time flys and money flys even faster. Smile

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This is how you go about things. At the beginning of your career you should focus on one thing that seems to work and get it up and running. Focus on it as if your life depended on it. Now once you have got it up and running (and it will probably take a while) it is time to weave another basket. Get something else up and running while at the same time keep your original business going. And you keep doing this repeatedly until you have a few things going and the more the better. You really don't want all your eggs in the one basket. If something goes wrong with that basket (and things ALWAYS go wrong!) you have the other baskets! Diversification is not a bad thing. In fact it is a very good thing. One venture at a time though.
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Yes because the videos of the professional magicians I posted, are all of people just starting out Smile
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Lance Burton "specialized" early in his career and had an outstanding act. Then he diversified. I think its fair to say he would not have been awarded a 100 million contract if he did not diversify.
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On Mar 3, 2019, Senor Fabuloso wrote:
Because it works. Have you ever heard the phrase "Jack of all trades master on none"? This is common sense approach to life that every successful person knows. Tremendous amounts of literature (sources available on request) has been written on the why and how SPECIALIZATION is the key to successful business. Now there are those who will try to tell you that having your hand in as many pots as possible, just makes sense but would concentrating on one thing and doing it perfectly or as perfectly as possible be what you would want in somebody, you needed for something? Or would you rather go to the doctor who also is uber driver or toy manufacturer? Think about it. No specialization is the key and in performance art especially magic it's so true.

Here are some people who's act never changed to my knowledge and is why they are and were, so sought after

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SABOxRvYojY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4RdUdfscaA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FezUzXsle80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6P1QRqFeww

There are many more. I just posted these as illustrations of fact as opposed to the opinions often offered by so called experts.


Seems to contradict the reality. Just watched a great interview with none other than the great Johnny Thompson and he stated that we need to be able to do lots of things if we want to make it in this business. I agree we need a wide skill set, adaptability to many working circumstances, endless creativity and a passion to learn and grow. Of course we can specialize but even within one speciality there is a great deal to learn and do. I am studying hypnotism right now with the hope of adding it to my act, but it may or may not happen in the end.
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Actually the performing arts professionals seem to say otherwise https://www.arts-people.com/three-words-......w-niche/ that's not to say that Johnny was wrong, only that it's one way to go. Look all of us specialize, but we can do many things. Lance Burton mentioned earlier can perform close up magic, but most would consider him a stage performer. Max Maven started out as Phil Goldstein and was a close up performer now, he specializes in mentalism. It's not a hard concept to understand. Finding your niche is a more concise, way of going about the business. Especially in a forum about starting in business. Otherwise the advise to diversify would have us going every which way, without clear focus. Never a good idea, in business.
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