The Tip Jar: Literally the Tip Jar
A series of little tips for musicians trying to survive
I enjoy playing around Santa Fe occasionally, and when I do, I usually bring out my tip jar.
Now, different situations demand different thinking.
This is my basic success story.
1. Get a clear plastic container large enough … not 50 gallon barrel.
2. Put something inspiring inside.
a) Families: my wooden frog is cool. Add a shaker.
b) Beer drinkers: a beer can will do. Nothing like sympathetic drinkers.
3. Always seed the jar with a 5 spot. Me, I have a real $2 bill.
4. Place your tip jar higher, on a stool, or something.
Some times it’s very handy to have a friend run the tip jar around the joint.
Disclaimer: Don’t blame me if this doesn’t work. There are no guarantees in life, especially with music.
John Cole, founder/developer Muezbiz.com