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Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiquity . In English speaking countries people engaging in this practice are called street performers or buskers.

Performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting,card trickscaricaturesclowningcomedycontortionsescapologydancesingingfire skillsflea circusfortune-tellingjuggling,magicmimeliving statuemusical performancepuppeteeringsnake charmingstorytelling or reciting poetry or prosestreet art such as sketching and paintingstreet theatresword swallowing, and ventriloquism.

How to make money performing on the street

It takes more than a good shtick to make money as a street performer.

To complete this How-To you will need:

A talent.
A gimmick.
A good location.

Step 1:

Learn a talent

Develop a talent — music, juggling, dancing, magic, whatever. The more impressive and original, the better.

Step 2:

Add a gimmick

If your talent is even remotely similar to anyone else’s in your area, add in some sort of gimmick. If you play an instrument, pick an uncommon style of music. If you juggle, juggle while yodeling.

Step 3:

Location, location

Scope out a good place to perform—ideally, an area with a lot of foot traffic where cops won’t bother you.

Tip: Tourist areas are great spots, because you’ll find unhurried people in good moods with vacation money.

Step 4:

Perform

Once you’ve found a good spot, get everyone’s attention. Have them gather around, then start performing, no matter how small—or large—the crowd.

Tip: If street performing is frowned upon in your area, have a friend be on the lookout for cops.

Step 5:

Stop performing

Right when you get to the best part of your act, refuse to continue until a certain amount is donated by the people watching you.

Tip: Scan the crowd for people who look like they have money. Expensive shoes, designer handbags, and well-coiffed hair are good tip-offs.

Step 6:

Pass the hat

Walk around the circle of onlookers with a hat (or whatever you’re using to collect donations), jangling it particularly loudly in front of viewers who look prosperous. Announce how close you are to getting enough to end the piece.

Step 7:

Finish the act

Once you have enough cash, finish the act with a flourish.

Step 8:

Hide the dough

When the crowd disperses, put away the money you’ve made but leave a dollar or two to show how much the previous audience had enjoyed your act.

Step 9:

Live frugally

Live frugally. Many people can support themselves performing on the street, but it requires the discipline to live within a budget.

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