7 Magician Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Become A Magician

Are you interested in turning your passion for magic into a profitable business venture? You can become a magician and launch an online show through social media platforms.

A magician is a skilled entertainer who produces illusion by sleight of hand or deceptive devices. Pursuing a magician's career takes a lot of hard work. Like other careers, attaining success can be tricky to navigate and hard to master.

Choose your niche and focus on honing your craft to become an illusion. The different career options within the magic industry include illusionist, comedy magician, escapologist, mentalist, card magician, animal magician, virtual magician, and street magician.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a magician:

1. McMagical ($120K/year)

How much they make: $120K/year
Current team size:


$10,000 a Month Going to Parties: Starting an Entertainment Side Hustle
Brian started McMagical over 17 years ago
Brian grew the business to $10K/month
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2. Dan Chan Presents: Virtual Magic Shows ($144K/year)

Daniel Chan, the founder of Dan Chan Presents, LLC, came up with the idea for his magic entertainment business after years of honing his craft and performing at various events. He realized that he could quit his desk job and pursue magic full time, aiming to make a gross six figures per year. Through hard work, dedication, and a focus on attracting tech audiences, he has become known as The Billionaire's Magician and has successfully transitioned his performances to virtual platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. With media features in prominent publications, he continues to attract and retain customers in the entertainment industry.

How much they make: $144K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 4


How I Left A Lucrative Job To Start A $12K/Month Magic Shows Business

Dan Chan Presents, LLC is a unique company specializing in sophisticated magic entertainment for savvy corporate audiences, earning $160K performing live, and was able to pivot to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding marketing reach performing internationally, and being featured multiple times in Business Insider and The Hustle.

Daniel started Dan Chan Presents: Virtual Magic Shows over 24 years ago
Daniel grew the business to $12K/month
It cost Daniel $100 to start the business
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Learn more about starting a magician:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a magician?
-> Pros and cons of a magician

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established magician

Other resources

-> Magician tips

4. Vanishing Inc. Magic

Where they're located: Sacramento, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $2K
Current team size: 20
Website traffic: 420K/month


5. Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.

Website traffic: 220K/month


6. The Magic CafeThe Magic Cafe

The Magic Cafe - Visit us to discuss with others the wonderful world of magic and illusion!

Website traffic: 430K/month