I’ve met professional buskers that earn anywhere between $500-$1200 per day from busking and take their job seriously.
They carefully prepare and work out a highly rehearsed and choreographed routine, unlike amateur buskers who don’t carefully plan. Professional buskers who truly entertain their crowds and carefully plan their entire routine can go home with some serious money in their pockets.
Set Up & Equipment
Making money busking isn’t as easy as just showing up with your acoustic guitar. If you really want to make busking a worthwhile experience, treat it with the same discipline you do any job and take into account other important factors like; making money collection easy for patrons (payWave as opposed to coins), choosing your repertoire wisely to appeal to your crowd, location, set up, professional signage, good quality PA, audio and presentation.