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Wanna make some extra money? Let me help you!

Calling all those who love acting and who want to make some extra money!: See here below to find out how to do it.

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(Remember I told you that one of the things we cover in the home-study course is that when making contact with industry professionals such as casting directors and agents, you will need to set up a process that allows you to have on the average anywhere from 8 – 12 contacts with them in order to have a better chance of them calling you in. In the course I tell you exactly how to do that. Well, in online marketing and selling it is the same. People don’t usually want to buy something from someone right away from someone they don’t know. So they wait to get to know that person better. How do I make that possible then for people to know me better? By sending out tips, advice, videos, newsletters, mails with HIGH-QUALITY and VALUABLE AND PRACTICAL information that I know they want and can use and above all, that WILL ABSOLUTELY help them. In all my communication I always want to shine through the fact that I am professional and honest and have a true desire to help people who want to start an acting career. That, coupled with the high-quality information, makes for a recipe for success, that you, by the way, can tap into simply by sending out one email!)
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Acting Career Teammates

Your acting career teammates

I recently got an email from a young lady who told me that she was thinking of getting a couple of mentors and she ask me what I thought. Here below you will find my answer:

ANSWER:

All you need is one good mentor, who will teach you the business of acting. That’s it.

You will also need some other people on your team though, all of whom can mentor you in their areas of competence. Your acting career teammates are:

* acting teacher: don’t take one on one training if you are just starting out. It’s better to get into a group environment. It will help you learn more than if you are working only with an acting coach alone. As you progress, you might need different kinds of acting teachers depending on what kind of actress you would like to bez and what you would like to specialize in.
* career coach (could also be your mentor, but they will cost you usually on the average $75 – $110 per hour)
* headshot photographer
* headshot retoucher
* reliable and good-quality headshot reproductions service
* webmaster
* reliable and good-quality actor reel production service
* talent agent (or agents)

Is it clear now how many acting career teammates you need and how many mentors you need?

Once again, all you need is one mentor to guide you through all those things and teach you how to get through all of them successfully and who will help you make sure you get them done so that you can not only become a good actor, but also make sure you learn the business and learn how to get seen and known by the right people (casting directors, agents, etc.)

Can you still make it if you don’t have all acting career teammates? Sure, but what we’re talking about here is helping you to increase the probability of your making it. The other thing to consider is that it also depends on what your definition is of “making it” as an actor. If for you it means just getting an occasional audition and being happy with that so you can tell your friends you got an extra part in a movie with a big star, then don’t waste your time on programs like mine. You don’t need it.

If on the other hand you want to build a successful career, then come see me, contact me and I will be your mentor, unless of course you find all the information that you will find in the home-study course for actors from a trustworthy source and all in one place AND in a step-by-step fashion AND with personalized coaching month to month. By the way, if you find a program like that, please let me know too!

I will guide you through everything from a-z including how to find the acting career teammates you need.

How to build an acting resume with no experience: 21 Questions

How to build an acting resume if you have no or little acting experience

21 Questions

If you want to know how to do that, there are some things you need to think about first. It could make sense to build an acting resume even if you don’t have any experience, BUT you need to think it through first.

Put together a longer-term plan and THEN start thinking about what you need to do. My experience tells me that if you have no acting experience that it is very unlikely that the first thing to think about is how to put together a resume.

Let’s say you have little or no acting experience and you insist on working to build a resume. The questions that I would then have for you would be:

1. Then what will you do with that actor resume of yours? Do you know who to send it to?
2. Do you know how to format it?
3. Do you know what else needs to accompany it and how it needs to be packaged to make sure you get the best chance for a good result?
4. Do you then know what to do if you don’t get a response?
5. Do you know what the average response rate is of sending out packages with resumes and actor headshots in them, especially if they are unsolicited?
6. Do you know how to follow up after sending a resume?
7. Do you know what the people you will send it to will be expecting of you?
8. Do you know what to expect from that first meeting with an agent or casting director?
9. Will you be ready for them to call you in?
10. Do you have any acting experience at all?
11. Have you taken any acting classes or at the very least, do you have a solid acting technique to fall back on?
12. Do you know how to audition and do you know that auditioning and acting are two different things?
13. If there isn’t much going on in the way of acting in your town, then who will you send your resume to?
14. You will undoubtedly then have to send that resume to someone in a town far from you. Are you prepared to fly over to that place to meet them? Are you willing and able financially to fly to meet them or to audition?
15. Are you aware of what the costs will be to fly for one audition?
16. Do you have the money to be able to do that?
17. What then if you get a call-back after the first audition? Will you be able to fly back again for that? Then what will you do if you get the job? If it’s a theatre job, it may last for weeks or maybe even months and the pay might not be that great. Will you be able to sustain that cost while working?
18. If it’s a commercial shoot, the shoot might only be a day or two. You’ll have to spend the night, eat, another flight. Will you be able to handle that?
19. If it is for a film, it depends on what kind of role you get. Chances are, with no experience you can hope for a cameo or an extra role at best, unless you are a true exception to the rule. In that case, it is very possible that your cost of flying there, hotel, food, etc. will far exceed what you will be paid for the shoot. Will you be able to handle that?
20. Do you have a plan for your acting career?
21. Do you know how to create a plan that you are likely to achieve?

The real question is really not whether you will be able to handle those costs and that kind of activity, but rather DOES IT REALLY MAKE SENSE? My answer to that question is NO.

Being hopeful is smart. Being ONLY hopeful is not!

That’s what a whole lot of people hope for. It’s wishful, short-term thinking. The thought process behind that is that all they need is a break and then everything will work out. It doesn’t work that way. The question you need to ask yourself is, do you want to get just one audition, one acting job of any kind or do you want to have a career and get acting auditions and work regularly and rely only on acting to make your living? That’s the question you need to answer.

It all depends on what you want.

If you just want to get that first audition, then keep doing what you are doing and thinking like you are thinking. If you want a career, then you NEED to start thinking differently or there is a really good chance that you will never, ever become an actor who has done anything other than school or community theatre plays in your local town.

Do it right.

Take the time to do things right and you will see, that with patience, you will be a lot further ahead and a lot smarter in just six months from now. If you continue with this kind of thinking, the chances are…, NO! I’M WILLING TO BET, that in six months or a year or two years from now, you will be no further along than you are now. I don’t mean to be mean, it’s my experience talking.

If after all this, you insist and want to build an acting resume, then I can help you in two different ways. Get that information as part of The Home-Study Course or pick and choose the information about how to build an acting resume you need, which will take you a lot longer to figure out for yourself. It’s up to you.

I hope that you will make the right decision about whether to keep thinking about your resume or start thinking long-term about your acting career. It’s for the best.
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Tony

7 Things to do before you go to New York or LA to start your acting career

What to do before you go to New York or LA to start your acting career

QUESTION: Should I go to New York to start my acting career?
I live in Virginia and I am about to attend an acting school here but I’m not sure it would be better to just go to New York to really improve my craft and then go to LA or should I just take classes here and then go to LA?

TONY’S ANSWER:

See below a list of 7 things you will want to do before you go to New York or LA to start your acting career.

But before I show you the list let me preface it first. I would take classes where you are first. Get your financial situation squared away, which means get some money saved up and see if you can get at least one stream of passive income going. Start getting some experience also there in Virginia where you live. Here are some things you can do if you live in a place other than New York or LA:
http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/how_to_become_an_actor.html
Get some experience, so that when you do finally move, you will feel more comfortable in auditions.

So my advice is: Don’t go yet. When you do decide, you will base your decision on what kind of actor you want to become. If you are in love with theatre acting then New York is the place to be. If on the other hand you want television and film acting, then Los Angeles will have more opportunities. However, going to NY doesn’t mean you can do television and film just as going to LA doesn’t mean you can’t do theatre. But still, my recommendation would be to stay where you are for the moment and follow the 7 things you see listed here below.

Another thing you should do is to learn about the acting business BEFORE you go to New York or LA. Why is this so important? Because first of all, if you play your cards right, you will already have contacts and agents and casting directors who already know who you are before you arrive and who will be expecting to see you. That’s something that 99% of the people don’t know how to do. It’s one of the things I hammer away at in the home-study course.

Here are 7 things you need to consider before moving to New York or LA to start your acting career:

1) take classes where you are to start understanding what acting is all about and getting some experience. There are lots of benefits to taking acting classes. Don’t think that you can go to LA, the Olympics of acting and think that you can get by just because “you think you can make it”. You won’t. Learn the craft. Get in classes and stay there forever. The best Hollywood actors continue to hone their craft. Why shouldn’t you?

2) learn how to audition. There are audition technique classes you can take as well. Lot’s of people make the mistake of thinking that auditioning and acting are one in the same. They are similar, but not the same. Auditioning is like the serve in tennis and acting on set or on stage is like the volley. You need to know how to serve in order to get to the volley. They are two different actions that you need to know how to do in order to be a good tennis player. Being good at serving doesn’t necessarily mean you will be a good tennis player, nor does being good at volleying. You need to know how to do both! Here are some tips on how to handle the audition situation. What you won’t find in that link are things like how to break down a scene, how to learn the beats of the scene, making choices, ecc. You need to know those things and you can get them in audition technique classes. We cover those things too in The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course.

3) start saving up some money. Figure that you will need a year’s worth of living expenses before you go to New York. You don’t want to get there and have to work full time in a job that doesn’t leave you time to focus on your acting career and go out and audition. If you’re going to do that, you might as well stay where you are. In the home-study course, I talk about budgeting. There is an entire module dedicated to budgeting properly and finding extra money “laying around” that you didn’t realize you had.
Here is some advice about that as well:
Usually done by those who want to start an acting career and think they know it all: 10 ways to waste money at the beginning of your acting career

Again, we spend an extensive module in The Home-Study Course talking about budgeting and where you can find the extra money you need to fund your acting career.

4) try and get at least one stream of passive or residual income set up before you go to New York. This will give you more freedom when you get there. In other words, you will have money saved up like we said before in point number 3, plus you will have a stream of money coming in that all you have to do is do some light work (a few hours per week on your own schedule) to maintain. In the home-study course I teach different ways that you can do that, which aren’t as difficult as you might think. It takes time and effort, but it is doable and some of my students are doing it and so am I, so I know it is possible. You just have to know how to do it. I spend a couple of modules working on that too.

5) Learn the business of acting before you go. Know what to expect when you get to New York. Build relationships before you go. Learn the beat. Know what a typical day will look like for you if you have the freedom to not have to work. Know what you will be doing each day to work on your career and get it started and how to do it.

6) Do your homework about the city you want to go to work in. Do thorough research about:

    the landscape of the acting market in the city
    who the players are
    living expenses
    acting career associated costs
    getting around
    timing for auditions
    the overall feel of the city
    and more

I also cover this very thoroughly in one of the 24 modules of The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course. It is essential information to know before you go. One of the reasons why many actors who move from their town to New York or LA never end up making it is because they didn’t do their homework FIRST. They get to the city and didn’t realize what they were getting themselves into. The result, they end up finding a job that has nothing to do with acting and then end up giving up their acting career dream or they go back home and say to themselves, “well, I tried”. It doesn’t have to be that way!

7) One thing I will add here is that it is necessary to not feel alone. That means that you will want to surround yourself with people who have similar goals. Someone who has a difficult time dragging himself to the gym will have an easier time and it will be more fun if he has a workout partner who will help him, motivate him and from whom he can learn tips and techniques from, with whom he can share ideas and so on. For an actor it is the same. A guy named Ben asked me a question about this some time ago.

Wes Cantrell is an Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course graduate who did all the things I mentioned above. It is possible, but it is easier if you have guidance, otherwise figuring it all out for yourself can be challenging. Wes is the first one on the list of people you see here on this page:
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/Acting_Career_Quick_Start_Testimonials.html

I hope that answers your question.

If you need me to help you figure out what to do before you move to New York or LA to start your acting career, I’m here. If you want to figure it out by yourself, then by all means that is your prerogative, but don’t take too long. Time is passing you by and I would hate for you to miss out on fulfilling your dream!

Pareto and an acting career: How the law of Pareto applies to your acting career

Pareto and an acting career

(I have a suspicion that only those who are really serious about starting an acting career will read all the way to the end of this post.)

I don’t know if you have ever heard about the law of Pareto. Have you?

It basically says that 80% of the results we get in life, comes from 20% of the things we do, our actions. It’s the law of Pareto, often called the 80/20 rule. Let me explain further. I want to explain something and then I promise that I will get to your acting career. OK?

The 80/20 rule in my work

By now you probably already know that I used to work in Nike. I was the sales director for the Italian subsidiary. What we found was that 80% of our revenues (sales) came from just 20% of the products that we sold.
We also found that 80% of our business came from just 20% of our customers.
If you turn that around we would say that 80% or our products that we sold accounted for only 20% of our business. And guess what else? You got it: 80% of our customers accounted for only 20% of our overall revenues.

The 80/20 rule in life

This concept is very similar when it comes to managing our time, the time we invest to achieve the results we want, or rather, the time you invest to do something to get your acting career going.

Think about what your average day looks like and how much time you have a available to focus on your acting career.

The 80/20 rule and your acting career

The point to all this is, that very probably also for you, what you accomplish in 20% or so of the time you invest to further your acting career will get you 80% of the results. Let’s translate that into something more practical.

Lots of people decide to get something done to kick start their acting career. So what do they do? They set some time aside and sit down in front of the computer and go and visit audition websites to see if they can find auditions. Or they navigate the Net to see if they can find addresses to agents that might be able to represent them or try and find someone to introduce them to those agents. Or they put together a couple packages with a picture, a resume and a cover letter inside and send them to a couple of agents and then see what happens. Or they write to people on the internet and ask them to “give them a chance”, because they know they can be great actors. Or they just throw them into acting classes, any acting classes hoping that just being able to be a good actor will be enough to help them to get their acting careers to take off.

It’s the same ol’ thing, but maybe now it’s time to listen

If you have been receiving my emails and tips for a while now, this might sound repetitive, but what I explained above is what happens and I know that it is what does not work. Those who have been doing those things for any length of time know that it is a strategy of starting an acting career that is destined to fail.

Either commit or…

What I say is, either you commit to wanting to start an acting career and do what is necessary or don’t do it at all.

If you really want to start an acting career, then ask yourself this one question: “What is the most important thing that I can do right now that will help me to get the biggest result possible in my acting career?” That’s what you need to do now.

I said it once and I’ll say it again. Study the acting BUSINESS, learn it either from me or from someone else, but LEARN THE BUSINESS. Taking acting classes is ever so important and you must study the craft if you really want to have a career, but being a good actor will get you nowhere unless you know how to sell yourself to the industry. A store owner who has a beautiful store has nothing unless people come into the store and buy what he has to offer. He must know how to get people to come into the store. If not, he will not make money.

Acting is the same. Learn now, how to get into the right school that has the right classes for you, how to make sure you get really good headshots, how learn the techniques that will help you to get an agent or two to represent you, how to build relationships with casting directors so that they will call you in directly for auditions. Learn how to sell yourself and you will reap the rewards. If you learn how to do those things in addition to learning the acting craft, you will put yourself in a position to really have an acting career.

So…?

It’s what you do in 20% of your time, if you use that 20% wisely, that will bring you 80% of your start to your acting career, it’s what will make all the difference in the world!

So now, I have just one more question: What are you going to do now? If you don’t know where to learn the business of acting to help you finally get your acting career started, The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course will have you on your “acting” feet in just a couple of months. It will help you to use that little bit of time you have available and get big results, long-lasting results.

Either keep doing what you are doing or try something different. It’s up to you.
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Good luck!
If you need me, I’m here.
Tony

A question about voice over acting

A Question about Voice Over Acting

I’m looking into doing some voiceover acting as well. Is that side of showbiz any different than the film/TV acting business? And can I apply your home study
course to the voiceover acting business? Do you go over voiceover work in the course?

Tony’s Answer

Yes, VO (voice over) acting is a little different.
Your acting skills that you learn in classes will certainly help you, but you also must be a very good and flawless aloud reader of text, so good in fact that you can actually interpret the text in the intonation of your voice while you read.

A question about voice over acting: Voice over auditions

Often times you will be in a booth with earphones on. For auditions they will give you some text to read. They’ll expect you to knock it out of the park on the first read. Might give you then some additional takes as you would have in acting auditions, but what’s really important is the capability to read and interpret text flawlessly.

Question about voice over acting: Is it covered in the Home-Study Course?

The home-study course will definitely apply to vo acting as well, since the business principles and applications are the same. I don’t go into vo acting in depth although I do cover it briefly, but then again, given that the the course is business driven, it is entirely applicable to vo acting as well.

Hope that answers your question.

Tony
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Acting Career Question (S) and Testimonial

An acting career question (s) and some feedback from a brand new student the acting career quick start home-study course Here name is Darlene.

Hello Tony,

So I’m very excited that I joined your program. I just saw your 1st video
and I’m growing to trusting you more and I love the vast amount of
information you gave. You seriously kept it real!! I appreciate that a
lot. It did hurt to hear the part about the beginning years of acting (pay
rate wise), but I’m gonna keep pushing forward to my dream.

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 1

OK now to my questions, you mentioned about being surrounded by people who’ve
been working in acting, but I really don’t know anybody. I’m a young woman from
Harlem, New York and not many people here in the “hood” are thinking about the
acting world, but more so the hustling world. So what should? How do I
get connected to other actors?

I RECOMMEND GOING TO HANG OUT AT PLACES WHERE THERE ARE OTHER ACTORS. HERE ON THIS PAGE LINK, THERE ARE 26 PLACES WHERE YOU CAN FIND OTHER ACTORS: http://actingcareerquickstart.com/actor_hangouts.html

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 2

Second question, I just started taking classes on-camera commercial classes and in 2weeks we get to audition in front of 2 other casting directors. I’m in the process of getting my pics done, do you believe in character shots?
YOU NEED TWO HEADSHOTS AND A REALLY GOOD HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD KNOW THIS, IF THEY DON’T THEN STAY AWAY FROM THEM! YOU NEED A LEGIT SHOT AND A COMMERCIAL SHOT. THAT’S IT.
IN THE ACTING CAREER QUICK START COURSE YOU WILL GET SOME GREAT ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER, HOW TO ENSURE YOU GET THE BEST SHOTS POSSIBLE AND QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE THE SHOOT TO MAKE SURE HE/SHE KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING!

HERE IS A GREAT STORY ABOUT ONE OF MY STUDENTS IN THE HOME-STUDY COURSE. LOOK AT HER BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES AND ABOVE ALL, WHAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO ONCE SHE FINALLY REALIZED THE POWER OF GREAT HEADSHOTS:
http://actingcareerquickstart.com/actor_headshots.html

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 3

And how do I ace this audition? YOU NEED IMPROVISATIONAL TRAINING TO DO WELL IN COMMERCIAL AUDITIONS. YOU ALSO NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ COMMERCIAL COPY AND BE AS NATURAL AS YOU CAN, JUST LIKE AN EVERYDAY PERSON. WE TALK ABOUT THAT LATER IN THE COURSE AS WELL.

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 4

Also, should I get into SAG-AFTRA knowing I only have acting experience from my church.
NO. I DON’T RECOMMEND TRYING TO GET INTO SAG. YOU WOULD BE COMPETING WITH OTHER, SEASONED ACTORS AND THAT AUTOMATICALLY TAKES YOU OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR NON-UNION JOBS. IT’S CRAZY FOR YOU TO GET INTO SAG NOW WITH NO EXPERIENCE. IT MAKES NO SENSE. YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO THAT PART OF THE COURSE YET. YOU WILL. BE PATIENT.
AGENTS AND UNION AFFILIATE IN THE USA AND IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD IS HANDLED IN DEPTH IN THE HOME-STUDY COURSE. I TAKE YOU THROUGH ALL THE DO’S AND DON’TS WITH REGARD TO THE UNIONS, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 5

Last question, I’m still working a 9am to 5pm job to payoff bills, past
school loans for business , current acting classes, what is your advice
for someone whose willing to commit to her dream, but knows she has to
take care of responsibilities and have not much support from my parents.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE HOME-STUDY COURSE THAT YOU WILL GET INTO WITHIN JUST THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.
YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FINANCES TOGETHER DARLEEN. I RECOMMEND WORKING ON GETTING THAT SET UP AS WELL WHILE YOU ARE LEARNING THE REST OF THE THINGS IN THE COURSE AND TAKING CLASSES.

KEEP ON STUDYING THE BUSINESS OF ACTING DARLEEN. SO MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY WILL JUST MAKE IT IF THEY GET A CHANCE. I STRESS THIS IN THE HOME-STUDY COURSE AS WELL. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO DEDICATE AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE TO YOUR ACTING CAREER, THEN WORK ON GETTING YOUR FINANCES TOGETHER. IN THE COURSE WE WILL TALK ABOUT BUDGETING AND ALSO ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC THINGS YOU CAN DO TO START TO MAKE SOME PASSIVE INCOME OR TO USE ANY SKILLS YOU HAVE TO MAKE MONEY TO FUND YOUR CAREER ON YOUR OWN TIME AND ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE.

YOU WILL SEE THAT ONCE YOU ARE REALLY INTO THE HEART OF THE COURSE, THAT YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A LOT OF GREAT INFORMATION THAT WILL PROVIDE GREAT VALUE FOR YOU, BECAUSE YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO DO MANY MORE THINGS TO GET YOURSELF NOTICED THAN THE VAST MAJORITY OF ACTORS OUT THERE WHO HAVE NO CLUE (SORRY TO SAY THAT, BUT IT’S TRUE. LOT’S OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING FALSE DREAMS THAT WILL NEVER COME TRUE, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. MANY THINK THEY DO, BUT THEY DON’T. IF THEY WOULD JUST STOP AND ASK THEMSELVES WHY THEY AREN’T GETTING ANYWHERE NAVIGATING ON THE INTERNET TO LOOK FOR AUDITIONS, OR TRY TO FIND SOMEONE TO INTRODUCE THEM TO AN AGENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IF THEY WANT DIFFERENT RESULTS, SUCH AS…LEARN THE BUSINESS OF ACTING.) IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

THAT’S THE MAIN REASON WHY I BUILT THE ACTING CAREER QUICK START HOME-STUDY COURSE. THE TRUTH IS, I WISH I HAD ACCESS TO THIS KIND OF INFORMATION AND STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION WHEN I FIRST BECAME INTERESTED IN ACTING. I WOULD HAVE SAVED A LOT OF TIME, EVEN THOUGH I GOT VERY GOOD RESULTS.

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING DARLEEN AND YOU WILL BE FINE.

I HOPE I ANSWERED YOUR QUESTIONS. SEE YOU LATER THIS MONTH IN YOUR FIRST MONTHLY COACHING CALL.

Thanks,

TONY

The difference between actingcareerquickstart and actingcareerstartup

QUESTION from a young aspiring actor who is contemplating investing in The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course: What’s the difference between your two websites actingcareerstartup.com and actingcareerquickstart.com?

ANSWER:

Hi C,

Here is the difference between actingcareerquickstart and actingcareerstartup

actingcareerstartup.com is completely free, with almost 500 pages of information
that you have to sift through and figure out. It’s often used by people/actors
who know what precise information they want, they go get it and leave. Some use the site to study the acting business and to learn what they need to do to get their acting careers started. All the information is there, you just have to look around and find it.

actingcareerquickstart.com is the home-study course in which I walk
students through the entire process of starting an acting career from a-z.
Show them how to do everything and explain why it’s important, plus there
are the coaching calls, the personalized headshot and marketing eval with
questions on how to get themselves noticed in the industry. The ultimate
goal for those who go through the program is to be up and operational as
an actor within the six months. If one follows all the steps and is
committed, it is definitely possible, just like these guys did:

http://actingcareerquickstart.com/start_an_acting_career.html

http://actingcareerquickstart.com/acting_career/2011/12/an-acting-career/

http://actingcareerquickstart.com/acting_career/2011/12/very-positive-acting-career-quick-start-student/

Here’s what usually happens:

My experience tells me that most people who go for the free informational
website even after a year of looking around that site, are no better off
than they are when they start. That’s the reason I created the home-study
course. People who follow that program have what I call, an unfair
advantage over the vast majority of starry-eyed people who think that all
they have to do is find someone to introduce them to an agent, get
discovered or just start looking for auditions on the internet. Those
folks don’t get anywhere.

The people I feel really bad for

There are also the ones who are naive and think that all they have to do is be diligent and take lots of acting classes to become really good actors, study hard and then miraculously something good will happen. (I really feel bad for those people, because they really don’t understand and they are living in a world that doesn’t exist.) They also don’t get very far, because they fail to realize that what’s going to make the difference is learning the business of acting, starting to understand why they call it SHOW business and knowing how to take control of your own destiny to ensure that not only they get an agent or two to represent them and send them out on auditions REGULARLY, because those agents believe in them, but that they also learn how to build relationships in the industry with casting directors and other industry professionals that will call them directly for auditions. An actor needs to know how to be able to get auditions for themselves and how to work in tandem with his/her agent. The vast majority of actors simply don’t know how to do those things, which is one of the reasons why most aspiring actors never make it.

You can’t please everybody!

What I always say is that McDonalds isn’t for everybody. Not everyone likes to eat there, but they have to eat somewhere if they want to keep on living. Not everyone likes Nike shoes, but they have to buy their shoes from some company that makes shoes, because they need shoes. Not everyone wants an IPhone made by Apple, but just about everyone needs a phone and so they have to buy a phone from some other company other than Apple. The point is that you can’t please everyone. They are all extremely successful companies with excellent, high-quality and reputable products, but not everybody wants them.

Where to get this information all in one place?

You might or might not want to take my Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, which is also a good product, complete with all the information you need to start your acting career and created by someone who has already done what you are trying to do. And it works. BUT, just like McDonalds, Nike and Apple, maybe you don’t like my style, maybe you feel that for some reason this isn’t for you, but if you really want to START A SUCCESSFUL ACTING CAREER then you will NEED to get all this information that I provide from someone else in the acting industry. The thing is, that you will be hard-pressed to find someone who will give it all to you in a simple and easy-to-understand way and who actually shows you what you need to do, gives it to you on video, mp3, coaching calls, email responses to all your questions and all in one spot.

2 Questions for you in closing

Now you have two questions to answer for yourself.
1. How badly do you really want to start an acting career or get your failing acting career off the ground?
2. Now that you’ve read this email, what are you going to do?

I hope to have answered your question C, about the difference between actingcareerquickstart and actingcareerstartup. Know that if you need me, I’m here to help.

The dream of becoming an actor: How to get an unfair advantage!

The dream of becoming an actor: How to get an unfair advantage!

In my one-of-a-kind Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course I will actually teach you and above all, SHOW YOU exactly what you need to do on video so that within six months, you can be working as an actor (if you follow what I say and show you). Here are some of the things I did to ensure my early success when I first became interested in acting, maybe just like you are now.

1. the absolute fastest way is to start an acting career
2. what actors can learn from Wall Street investors
3. what the concept of type is all about and why it’s important to know that concept if and only IF you want to realize your dream of becoming an actor
4. what makes a good headshot
5. how to contact talent agents and casting directors and talent agents
6. what you need to know as a foreigner in general if you want to go to the US for any length of time to study acting
7. how to choose the right acting school for you to help you pursue your dream of becoming an actor
8. where the acting schools are in your area
9. how much an acting career will cost you to start and maintain
10. what goes into a good acting cover letter
11. how to properly format your acting resume to keep it from getting trashed, which in turn will help you realize your dream of becoming an actor
12. what to put on your acting resume even if you don’t have experience acting
13. what goes into a good actor reel
14. What the actor unions are all about

That’s a lot of stuff to study, but doing so will give you an unfair advantage over all the others out there trying to become actors like you.

You can either do it alone or I can help you in the Acting Career Quick Start Home Study Course step-by-step.

Let me help you realize your dream of coming an actor in less than 6 months from now. Just think of how long it will take you without any help at all!

Learning the business of acting: what it means, how it can help your career start and…why still so many aspiring actors still don’t get it…

How to learn the business of acting

The business of acting is an important concept to know and is also, my experience tells me, one of the single most overlooked concepts among new actors. Why? I think there are five major reasons for that.

Before we get into the five main reasons why people don’t learn the business, here is something to think about. Why do you think they call it show BUSINESS and not show ACTING or show UP? There’s a reason why they call it show business, because that’s what it is. Only those people who truly understand that concept and apply it have a real chance of being successful

1. Learning the business of acting is something that most people aspiring to start an acting career don’t understand. Traditional thinking is that all you have to do to start an acting career is to get an agent and start auditioning. So – not – true.

    Learning the business of acting means learning how to get yourself known in the acting industry by building relationships with casting directors and talent agents

who will know who you are and who will CALL YOU, which is different from always trying to contact them and hoping desperately that someone will call you! It’s how you will get auditions regularly and frequently and also get frequent acting work. That is much different from just waking up one day, deciding you want to become an actor, getting some pictures taken, putting them on the web and submitting yourself for auditions. In 99.9% of all cases, that method doesn’t work. If you have been trying that for some time now, then you painfully understand what I’m saying.

People ask me all the time to “find them an audition”. What I’m trying to say is, that if you let me teach you the business of acting step-by-step in an easy-to-understand way, you won’t need me to find you auditions. You’ll be able to find auditions all by yourself and lots of them!

2. Another reason why the concept of learning the business of acting isn’t practiced is because most people, most human beings in general in every aspect of life want a big result without doing much work. Learning the business takes work, but it is time well invested. Once you learn how to promote yourself, how to sell yourself, how to get noticed or how to “get discovered”, it becomes part of how you work, it becomes part of who you are and the results will speak for themselves.

    That means that if you learn the business well and are disciplined at applying its principles, you will have more contacts with casting directors, you will have at least one agent if not more AND you will be auditioning, not just once in a while, but REGULARLY and you will get more acting jobs AND you will make more money.

It’s that simple.

3. A third reason I’ve discovered why most people don’t bother trying to learn the business even if they do understand the concept is, because they have this illusion that it isn’t necessary.

    They believe that a shining light will come from the sky and touch them and they will be discovered and suddenly, with no acting experience, begin working as an actor along side some of Hollywood’s finest actors.

I’ve been trying for years now to discourage people from this kind of thinking, but every year, more people will contact me and ask how they can “just get started”, because someone told them that “they have what it takes”. Fortunately I’ve been able to convince hundreds that if they want to be successful at starting their acting careers, they need to learn how things work in the acting industry. Here are just some examples.

4. One more reason why people don’t bother to learn or to even try and learn the business of acting is, because they think it’s too difficult.

    It takes time, but it isn’t difficult. It can be so easy, if you just learn how to do it.

These are just some of the things you will need to know how to do well when you learn the business of acting.

5. So many people think that getting noticed by casting directors and talent agents or “getting discovered” as it is so often called, is really all about “who you know”.

    What they don’t realize is that it’s really all about
    “who wants to know you”!

To find out who wants to know you, you have to put your best foot forward and make them WANT to know you. So how do you do that? That’s why you need to learn the business of acting!

So what does all this mean?

It means that now that you have listened to my version (which is the version about learning the acting business that any serious actor or professional in the acting industry will give you), you are now conscious of the truth and now you have to make a conscious decision about how you want to start your acting career. Here are some things to consider on making your decision. If you:

a. have been trying for any amount of time to “just” start out by trying to get an agent by
sending out headshots and resumes and you are not getting any responses,
b. have been submitting yourself for auditions online, but not getting called in,
c. are getting one audition every couple of weeks, months or once a year and that’s all,
d. have no contacts with talent agents, casting directors or directors,
e. have no talent agent representation,
f. have no experience acting and haven’t taken any acting classes and furthermore, don’t believe
that taking acting classes is necessary,

then you need to look at yourself in the mirror ask yourself one question.

“Where will my acting career be six months or a year from now if I keep doing the same things I have been doing to get started?”

Just in case you don’t know the answer to that question, I already know what the answer is. As a matter of fact, I am so sure of what they answer is that

    I’m willing to bet you some money,

that you won’t be any better off then than you are now. You won’t be any further along.

So, having said that, you have one more question to ask yourself IF you really are serious about starting an acting career and that question is:

“What am I going to do now to really get my acting career started quickly?”

If you want to get started and are not sure what this learning the acting business thing is all about and why it is so important and exactly what you will have to do to make sure you start getting regular work as an actor, then I am sure that I can help you.

In my one-of-a-kind Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Program I will actually teach you and above all, SHOW YOU exactly what you need to do on video so that within six months, you can be working as an actor (if you follow what I say and show you). Here are some people who have taken the plunge and who are enjoying success.
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/Acting_Career_Quick_Start_Testimonials.html

Tony

p.s. Let me know what you think about what you just read and leave a comment here below.