Within the magic community there is a huge spread of what you might pay to hire a magician for an event. This varies between events. Ultimately there are two categories of magicians. Family/children and Corporate Magician. There is some overlap, but the two are very different and come with completely different pricing structures.
Family magic and children shows run about $70 at the low end, and about $300-400 at the high end. These shows are designed for a specific audience.
On another note, I hate Bark.com.... but they have really been pusing the magician market in Utah. A few times I have check google adwords and Bark has outbid Thumbtack. Just making you aware, they are reaching out directly to us trying to build a presence.
Thanks so much again for taking the time to share all of this with us @DanielSchaffer. This is very useful information that I'm sure our product team can use which is why I've forwarded your thoughts on for them to read and look into. It was also great meeting you and getting to see just how talented you are in person!
Agree with what Daniel is saying....but, I wanted to ask Daniel: who in Utah is charging $70 for a magic show? People can open a profile on sites like Thumbtack, and call themselves a "pro" and charge a very low fee, and hurt the business of an actual professional...and, not only hurt the business of real professionals, but also hurt the image of what the service should provide (e.g. "...that was a crappy magician/show, I'm never hiring a magician again!")...It would be nice if Thumbtack could add "filters" when "pros" open accounts -something that qualifies them as actual professionals and not some kid who saw YouTube videos and thinks he is a "pro"...