Acting in commercials: Can you make much money?

Acting in commercials:
Can you make much money?

Tony here from the Acting Career Quick Start Video Home-Study Course.

A buddy of mine and I were in LA interviewing acting industry professionals for you! There is so much information out there and some of it is better to get “straight from the horse’s mouth” as they say.

We took the camera guy with us in the car and had a little talk about acting in commercials and also about how much money you can make, which is just one of the many ways there are to use your acting skills. I thought it might be kind of cool to show you this video and include you in on our little talk about acting in commercials. There are a couple of little tidbits of information in it that you might find interesting.

The guy in the video with me, (the guy driving) is Robert Presley Jr., a friend of mine who I met in my acting conservatory in New York. We took some of the same classes there at the Ward Studio. Since Rob knows LA very well from having lived there for several years, when we took the trip, I decided to let him drive.

Anyway, here is the video in which we talk about acting in commercials. Check it out.

In this next video about acting in commercials, I talked with a guy who has been acting for a long time and whose approach is about breaking into the acting business through commercials. His name is Mike Pointer and has a business teaching acting in LA, called Hey I Saw Your Commercial. He talks about the fact that there is a lot of money to be made there and the best thing is that you actually work less and earn more in proportion to the actual work you do. He talks about residuals and how actors get paid after acting in commercials. Have a look at this video.

Whatever you decide to do, whatever way you decide to get into the acting business, just remember, you will need to learn the business of acting. Yes, even if you want to start by acting in commercials. Why? Because you MIGHT get that big, national commercial and make a lot of residual income (even though residual contracts are becoming increasingly less common), but to continue your career and accelerate your chances for success, you will need to learn the business, which means learn how to get yourself noticed, how to build relationships in the acting industry, learn how to get auditions REGULARLY and FREQUENTLY and as a result, learn how to get acting work FREQUENTLY and stay employed as an actor, which I’m hoping that given you are reading this, that it is something that you really want to do in your life!

In The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Video Course we cover what you need to know about acting in commercials and more AND I will help you to better understand what you need to do to get your acting career off the ground and actually show you how to do it, so that you can accelerate the start of your acting career.

10 thoughts on “Acting in commercials: Can you make much money?

  1. Hi.. I was wondering if you could help me get an acting agent and if you could be my mentor in the acting business until I get my carrer off the ground…btw I live in detroit so there’s not a lot of oppurtunities out here for me
    Hope to hear from you

  2. Yes I’m very interested in acting For commercials…only thing I’m not young…hope that won’t matter…other is that I’m attending college full time so that may b a problem hoping it can b solved…Yea u can contact me with any solutions u feel can help me out…thx

    • That’s what I’m here for and it’s the reason why I created The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course. That’s the best advice I could possibly give you, all in one place. You can find it all right here, all you need to know and that you will do if you enroll in the course to help you get your acting career started:
      Let me know if you have any questions. I’m here to help.

  3. Dear Mr Smith,
    How are you?Fine I hope.I really respect what you are doing because you give excellent advice that makes so much sense.I really like what you had to say about the importance of a mentor.That was some of the best advice because that could be applied to any career in life.This brings me to my questions for you.
    I am interested in acting and in your course.The only reason why I have not bought it yet is money but trust me I will get it.I am married and currently living in Costa Rica with a young daughter.I am also a musician as I play 3 instruments(Flute,Recorder and Acoustic guitar) and I am also an ESL teacher(English as a Second Language).How can I apply these skills and experiences towards starting an acting career.I wonder could I work with helping foreign actors improve their English?My situation is very complex so there will be a lot more questions coming.I’m sorry I did not call you Tony.I will save that for when I meet you in person.Thanks again for all the help and advice you’ve given to people over the years.
    William Harris

  4. hello Tony…
    quick question, it possible to purchase the quick start acting career modules 1 training set and have it shipped to east africa where i live?..

  5. Dear Mr Smith,
    I sent you an email with an important question but I don´t even see my question listed here.My question was how do I combine my long experience as an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language) and musician to start an acting career?Any advice you could give would be appreciated.I am an american living with my family in Costa Rica but we will be coming to the United States to live in the next 4 months.Take care.
    William Harris

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