A magician has revealed he’s been able to ditch his Wall Street career for his entertainment-inspired side job, which could earn him up to $10,000 a month.
Brian McGovern of New York said he first discovered magic at the age of six and entertained his friends through high school and college.
Brian McGovern revealed he was first introduced to magic at the age of sixCredit: MC Magical
He wanted to continue his magical career after becoming frustrated with his work as an agentCredit: MC Magical
He told Side Hustle Nation that he left Magic in 2007 to focus on his Wall Street career before realizing how to pursue his passion.
McGovern tried to break into the industry by working as an agent booking guests for parties.
But the entertainer changed course after being disappointed that the actors he booked weren’t always reliable.
He took advantage of the lack of competition and wanted to make a career of it by launching the McMagical.com website.
McGovern revealed that most artists make more than $100 for a gig, but some can make a whopping $10,000.
He managed to make $2,000 an hour by performing from the comfort of his home during the COVID pandemic.
But, the entertainer warned, children’s birthday parties are different from corporate gigs.
He said Americans who feel they don’t have magical abilities shouldn’t be held back by similar excitement.
He said: “There is a huge demand for people to appear in the dress.
“There are people who are being paid to make living sculptures in Times Square, people who are still standing.”
To build skills and confidence, McGovern said entertainers should perform for free.
And they should ask their viewers to leave a rating.
Meanwhile, an influencer named Taylor Couch has been telling his followers how to make $3,000 a month just by typing on their laptop.
Businessman Brian Winch has revealed he was making $650,000 a year after quitting his job for his cleaning-inspired side hustle.
He also described it as “America’s easiest deal”.
Winch told Vital Dollar that he switched to his cleaning side in 1981 because he wasn’t happy with his full-time job.
And TikToker Jacqueline Vager has claimed that she made a whopping $44,000 in one month working just five hours a week.