Your site is so great, it makes researching the business sooo much easier having all the info in one place! thankyou thankyou thankyou.
Amada, aspiring actress, Sydney, Australia
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Rob, aspiring actor, Canada
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I am a frequent visitor and have signed up for the newsletter, plus I think it's so good I have recommended it to all my acting friends! Thank you for creating such a wonderful website!
Wow Tony! I would just like to comment on how much you have affected my life.
First of all, any questions I have are answered extremely fast, and not only that, you give me a very helpful answer every time. Also, by reading your newsletters, I obtain just the right information that I need to succeed in the acting business. I am so happy I discovered your site, and I hope you know how much we actors appreciate you. Thanks again, and I can't wait to read your next newsletter!
Laura Doukas, Actress
I did what you said and I got two interviews with two agents! Thank you! Sorry but can I ask you how do I prepare to go meet the agent? What do I have to do?
Marsha P., New York, NY, USA
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Put together your strategy for making money right now, at the beginning of your acting career!
Im sure that youve heard the term struggling actor havent you? You know the stereotype of the actor working in a bar or a club, waiting tables, working in a law office or in another job while at the same time pursuing a career in acting?
Well, let me tell you this. The first time I really threw myself into the acting scene full-time, auditioning, making contacts, doing submissions, making my rounds, to put it bluntly, I worked my ass off! I got very modest results, before I had to leave New York for several months. When I told a friend of mine about my daily activities an schedule during the time I was working, when was floored and her comment was, Wow! Thats a lot of work! If you want it to be, it can be a full-time job, or should I say, if you want to really enjoy it and increase your chances for success, its just like anything else. The more you focus your efforts, the more likely you are to get good results. You need time! The more you focus on making money and setting up your finances before you start your career, the more time you will have during your acting career.
Stress and Frustration!
Imagine how it would be to just be able to get up every day and concentrate most of your time and effort on things that can help you further your career as an actor without having to worry about making money and going to work. Wouldnt it be nice not to have to worry about asking your boss if you can have off from work for an audition? And what if you have more than one audition in the same week? How would she take that? How much patience will she have with you? Or what about working until the wee hours of the morning in a club and then going to an audition in the morning on a few hours of sleep looking and feeling like a zombie all because you still have to be concerned with making money to make ends meet.
Or what about working full-time and trying to prepare your audition materials for an up-coming audition, contemporary and classic monologues and so forth, in the evening when your tired? And then, what if you book the job? It might not be a job that pays really well. It might not be a job that lasts a long time. Will you be able to get off work for the days or weeks that the job lasts? What if it doesnt pay enough to pay all my bills? Ill still need that other job when its finished, but will my boss be able to do without me? Once again, making money is not only a necessity, it is a problem. So what are you going to do?
How can you free yourself?
These are all questions youll have to face one day if youre not already, unless you take action and pave the way more freedom and flexibility financially, making money will always be a thorn in your side. Its easier to overcom than you think. There are several different paths to choose.
For example, if you or your folks have some money to invest, you might consider real estate, but that can be something that can take up a lot of your time until you get to the point of being able to reap the benefits of having passive income. By the same token, sound stock investing and investing in options could also be of benefit, but also there you need a whole different set of skills and in both stocks and real estate there are certainly risks involved that must be taken into consideration. For the prospect of making money, it could be well worth your while to learn, but I realize that that is not for everyone.
If not, consider this. What are you good at? What special gift or experience do you have, that you could share with others? When I thought about what money making possibilities I had before starting my career, I asked myself the same questions. What I came up with was that I have many years of business experience in two mult-national companies. I can write. I not only love to speak in public, but I'm good at it. I love to teach, facilitate, conduct training courses and seminars.
When I thought about all those things, I thought about how making money to fund my acting pursuits could be coupled with the skills I already had.
Answer those questions for yourself to explore your own money making possibilities.
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Sara, Pasadena, CA
Just wanted to thank you for bringing me in to [audition for the video], meet you and chat this Saturday. I was really excited to hear about your working on actingcareerstartup.com and even took a look at it today - it's awesome! You are very well-spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and it shows through the work that you do! I hope our paths in the industry will cross again and really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks, again and best wishes with your very important work!
Gretchen, NY, NY