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.