There are many expert magicians who don't make any money, let alone some, or lots. If you've ever been to a magic club, you are likely to have met some of these individuals.
They have spent hours and hours practising and honing their skills to perfection, but only for fun. Many of them would dearly love to earn decent money from performing, but they don't have the first idea how to go about the business side of magic.
Can you now begin to understand how skill and dexterity alone are not required to earn lots of money?
The same principle applies to other businesses too. For example, someone could study intensively for years, both practically and in theory, to learn how to become a master joiner or craftsman. Their learned skill enables them to construct superb pieces of furniture, complete with every finished detail. However, is that person guaranteed to make money? No! Time spent studying, acquiring knowledge and skill, doesn't automatically mean the money will roll in. You have to learn THE BUSINESS!
Before some of you rant and rave, making accusations that this is encouraging sloppy shows and badly performed magic, let's emphasise that's not the case. You do need to practice. It's vital to spend time learning great magic.
The point is, however that contrary to popular belief, these factors alone do not create either income or success as a magician. They are not the most important factors. To be fair, it's true to say that there are many successful magicians who are very adept at sleights and complex magic, but they are also successful businessmen.
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