How do I pay for the Acting Career Quick Start Program?

QUESTION:

How do I pay for the acting career quick start program?
Also, suppose I would like to stop after two months for example. Can I do that?

ANSWER:

The payment is taken automatically from your credit card each month.
It’s not done by me, but by clickbank.com where my program is hosted. They take care of all payments and service issues. Totally secure. It’s the largest online electronic retailer in the world. That’s why I chose to host my program there.

Once you sign up, your credit card will be billed the first payment of $37 and then for five months, once each month, it will be billed again for the same amount. The payments will then stop automatically.

You may decide at any time to stop your payments and opt out of the course by simply contacting clickbank with your reason for opting out. That’s it. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t want to have people in the course who don’t want to be in it. I have to admit, it happens rarely that someone opts out.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m here to help.

Tony

Dear John, letter to an aspiring actor

QUESTION:

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO START MY ACTING CAREER?
I WON’T LIE. I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO BE FAMOUS. I BELIEVE THAT ENTERTAINMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ARE THE ONLY TWO WAYS TO BECOME FINANCIALLY FREE IN THIS COUNTRY.
I ALSO BELIEVE THAT INTEREST IN DOING SOMETHING COMES BEFORE PASSION…

TONY’S ANSWER:

Dear John,

Here’s what I think, not only about acting, but about anything. I believe that passion comes before interest and I’ll tell you why. But first of all, I think you need to do three things if you are really serious about starting an acting career.

What’s more important? Passion or interest?

If I’m passionate about something I can then decide whether I want to pursue it, in other words, whether I’m interested in pursuing it. If I’m interested in pursuing something because of money and fame for example, but I’m not passionate about it, in the end, yes I might make a lot of money, maybe…, but I won’t be happy.

When I was much younger, the concept that it was important to be passionate about something was far from my mind. Now, at my age I realize the the advice one of my college professors gave me was a pearl of wisdom.

I was in my sophomore year trying to decide what to major in. I told this particular professor that I was trying to narrow down my choices, but that I was still stuck between choosing something that would probably take me in the direction in which I could make lot of money and the other choice was something that I really liked.

He told me, “Tony, choose what you love, do your best to be as good at it as you can. If you do that, then the money will come”.

Many years later I know that it is true what he said.

Can you make a lot of money doing something you don’t particularly like?

Does that mean that you can’t make a lot of money doing something you are not passionate about? No. You can. But what I have found is that life is short. The years go by so quickly. You will run into so many people who wake up every morning and who are not happy doing what they are doing. They’re just working and they can’t wait until Friday arrives. I can also tell you this. If you want to get into acting to make a lot of money, I would strongly suggest you do something else. Could it happen. Yes, of course. But that’s not the question. The real question is, “Is it likely to happen?” The answer to that question is a resounding no. The chances of one becoming rich from acting is much less than 1%.

I’ve found that there is much more to life than that. And I also believe and I’ve proved it, that if you love what you do and you work really hard and smart, that you can make money, above average money or even more. How much you make is up to you.

The key for me is 1) to do something I love 2) to help people while I’m doing that 3) and to get paid well for doing things 1 and 2.

THE RIGHT REASONS?

So, it sounds to me that you want to act, but I’m not sure you want to do it for the right reasons Michael. Acting is a tough business and it’s the passion that will get you through the many tough times you will inevitably have to go through.

I would love to have felt good about telling you to invest in my home-study course, but based on what you told me, I am not sure that would be a good investment for you at this point.

IF YOU WERE MY BROTHER

If you were my brother I would tell you to think hard about your choice for the career you want and to think about what it is you really and truly love to do.

If you decide on acting, then yes I would look for a mentor. I can be one for you if you like, but I want to see you convinced about this choice before you give me your money to sign up for the home-study course. I’m not one of those people who is willing to take anyone’s money. I don’t need that John.

Also remember that getting a mentor is good, but you might need more than one mentor. If your former acting teacher only knows acting, as in the craft, that in itself won’t be enough. You’ll need more than that. You’ll need the business side of it as well. That will make all the difference in the world.

I’m here if you have anymore questions.

Tony

If you really want to get your acting career started and you are really serious, then come to me and I will help you. But, I will tell you now, that if you are not serious, then please don’t contact me. I can help you get your acting career off to a great start and give you the tools to get auditions and work continuously, but I don’t want to waste my time with people who don’t want to put in the work and do what’s necessary. If you want to do the work, I will help you and you will get results.
The fastest way to start an acting career

What do you think? What come’s first Interest or Passion?

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

Acting Question from a US Marine

Acting Question from a US Marine:

Hi Tony,
I’m currently 19 years old and in the US Marines.
I’ll be 24 when I get out and already know that I want to
become an actor. What do you recommend I do in the meantime,
so that when I get out of the service, I’ll be as close to being ready as possible?
And also, do you think that 24 will be too old to start acting?

Tony’s answer to that acting question:

No 24 isn’t too old, but if you are only 19 now and already know that you want to act, then I would recommend doing the following:

Answer 1 to your acting question: Start saving your money and/or investing it wisely. If you are really serious about wanting to start an acting career, then you will need to be self-sufficient for at least a year so that you can get started and hit the ground running. Otherwise you risk spending a whole lot of time and wasting a whole lot of money getting started. It’s really difficult to start an acting career while you are working a nine-to-five job.

Answer 1a to your acting question: See if you can build yourself a stream of residual/passive income now so that it will be in place when you get out of the military, you will be able to be making money without going to work. That will free you up for studying acting and marketing yourself. Here is an excellent idea to do that if you have something that you are truly passionate about.

Answer 2 to your acting question: Start to learn the business Tim. The vast majority of people out there have stars in their eyes and have no clue how much work this really is and that it takes a lot more than just simply getting an agent or being discovered. You have to know how to get yourself discovered, seen, noticed and not just once, but you need to know how to do it over and over again continuously. You need to know not only how to get an agent, but also know how to keep one and how to work together with your agent, how to find jobs and auditions on your own. All that takes a skill all of its own.

Answer 3 to your acting question: If you have time, I would already start to take some acting classes so that you can even see if you like acting. That will get you a jump start when you get out.

Answer 4 to your acting question: Having been in the military myself, even though I wouldn’t dare to compare the Air Force with the Marines, I know about discipline and hard work, rules, getting hard-core and concrete results. I would say that you are being trained mentally for what you will need to be successful as an actor. That my friend is very important and not to be underestimated. It will serve you well. That’s precisely why I created my home study course, to a) give people everything they need in one place and not only tell them what to do, but also show them how to do it and b) help people stay on track and disciplined by sending them their modules each week and also giving them homework to make sure they get done what they need to get done.

So, you asked if I can help you.

I have a website (actually it is this one that you are on now) that is a step-by-step home-study course video series that walks you through the process and has you doing things as you go
along.
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com
The investment is $37 per month and this is what you will learn:
(This refers to the second answer to your acting question)

• The different types of acting careers and which one is right for you
• How to choose the RIGHT school for you, interview the teachers to ensure
you get the right
teacher for you
• The 16-step actor marketing process that will teach you how to get in
touch with and build relationships with the casting directors and agents
you NEED to know
• How to properly format your resume and know what to put on it even if
you don’t have any experience
• How to write a cover letter to make sure you actually get the attention
of the agents and casting directors you write to and so that they don’t
throw your actor headshot/resume/cover letter in the trash!
• How to get dynamic headshots that jump off the page!
• How to determine your type so that you will funnel all your marketing
efforts in the right direction for you success
• A sure-fire way to budget your money to make sure you get the most out
of the little money you have
• Learn what successful actors are doing and what they have in common,
what their habits are that you can very easily model
• How to significantly increase your chances of getting called in for
auditions through audition website submissions and why most who try to get
auditions that way never get called in
• How to avoid scams in the acting industry
• How to put together a plan for your acting career and make sure you stay
on track
• Get and keep an agent: you’ll learn what agents and casting directors
are actually looking for and how to give them what they want so that they
WANT to work with you.
• How to get casting directors to call you in directly for auditions
without going through your agent first
• Much, much more

And this is what the course consists of, what you will get:
(Concrete tools to answer your acting question and any others you might have)

• Step-by-step instructional videos that teach you exactly what you need
to do to get started and that actually show you how to do it, A total of
more than 40 hours of step-by-step instruction which has you DO everything
you need to do as you go along. The videos are sent to you each week in an
email and you will be able to access them online anytime you want.
• Downloadable support materials with each module, that you can print out
and keep for your own personal reference.
• Mp3 audio files of each video that you can download to your smartphone
and listen to whenever you want and wherever you are.
• 4 bonuses: 1.5 hour video courses
• 5 unannounced bonuses,
• your own headshot and marketing evaluation complete with a storyline
written just for you to help you understand how people in the acting
industry see you, and with personalized tips and advice on how to market
yourself so that you can finally get yourself noticed
• a monthly personal one-to-one Skype call with me each month in which you
will talk with him exclusively about your own personal situation and about
what YOU need to succeed and how to do it as quickly as possible,
• email support for any questions or support you might need anytime you
need it, ongoing

Let me know how I can help.

In other words, this is a mentorship program.

The absolute best answer could possibly have to your acting question: http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com

Tony
Fellow Actor
and Creator of
the first ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course
and someone who
genuinely wants to see
you happy doing
what you love: Acting

Contact talent agents but no calls! Why not?

I contacted talent agents but none called me! Why not?

How many times have I heard this one?

“I sent out my headshots and resume to five agents. It’s been two months now and still haven’t heard anything yet! What should I do?”

HERE’S MY ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION:

Stuffing envelopes with pictures and a resume is easy. The most important thing you should do in that situation is this.

“Start thinking long-term about your acting career instead of short-term.” Stop being in such a hurry!
Change your mentality and do the right things, which is, by the way, not sending out mailings to five agents and hoping to get called. That’s a short-term, low-probability-of-success thing to do.

It’s a waste of money and time for you and the person you mailed to. And besides, it doesn’t do wonders for your motivation and self-esteem.s

Contacted talent agents but no calls!

What you need to do lies in the answers to the following questions:

• What are you trying to achieve by sending out those mailings? No I mean what’s your goal?
• What is your type?
• Is your package “lined up?” Are all of its components speaking the same language?
• Do you know what the average response rate is for unsolicited mailings and how to beat the odds?
• Did you follow up with those mailings and do you know one of the best ways to follow up to increase your chances of getting called by the person you mailed to?

www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Contacted talent agents but no calls!

Besides the questions I listed above, there are so many other questions that new actors need to be able to answer and can’t, which is a big part of the reason why many of them aren’t getting anywhere.

In the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, we not only answer all those questions and many, many more, but I actually take you personally through them step-by-step and show you on video exactly each and every step you need to take to make sure your mailings and your online marketing efforts are a success.

That’s just one of the many reasons I tell potential students that if you follow my advice, the things you learn in this course with me and the other industry professionals you’ll find there, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t already be acting during the course, which means within just a few months!

The last question I ask you now is, “Do you think you will be acting in just a few months, if you keep sending mailings out like you are doing now?”

If not and you want to increase your chances for success and beat that ticking clock, (time’s a wastin’!) I’m here.
www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Stuffing envelopes is easy [fname]. Starting to get acting work and keep on getting it for a long time is a lot harder. Most people, if they are honest with themselves, need help. What about you?

End of answer.

If you have a similar problem about how to contact talent agents and not getting any calls, then think about how you intend to resolve this problem. Alone or do you need help to learn how to contact talent agents in the right way to increase your chances of getting them to call you in for an interview?
Here’s information about actor headshots you might find useful.

What do you think about this post? Leave your comment here below.

Acting in New York: Move first and THEN take the course? WRONG! Here’s why.

QUESTION from one of the folks on my list from Argentina:
Would it be better to take the course once he arrived and was in the New York environment?

ANSWER:

I agree that you should start contacting industry professionals only after you arrive in New York IF your goal when you get there is to simply study acting and not pursue acting work.
If however, you want to begin working as an actor as quickly as you can after you arrive in NY, then you should start contacting talent agents and casting directors at least six to nine months before you arrive there. If you don’t do that, I can tell you that you are destined to waste a lot of the hard-earned money you saved to get there. Why? Because it takes time to create and build relationships. It takes a lot of time. So not only do you have to start early, you have to do it in the right way to get the maximum result, which means getting as many of those people you contact to call you in for interviews and/or auditions.

In the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, I spend three modules on just that, the whole process of making those contacts, which consists of 16 steps. We go through how to figure out who to contact, which talent agents and casting directors, HOW to contact them, how to format your resume, how to get the best headshots that will get attention, how to write your cover letter, where to put it and how to send them for maximum visibility, what to do AFTER you send out that initial package to increase your chances over time of getting called in, how to follow up, how to prepare for those interviews and auditions, what the talent agents and casting directors are looking for and how to give it to them even before you step into the room.

All that stuff is what I did to help me get 2 agents within the first two weeks I was in New York, which in turn led to me being SUBMITTED FOR a little more than 200 auditions in three months. Out of those submissions I got 37 auditions, 10 acting jobs and made a little more than $4,000 in JUST MY FIRST THREE MONTHS in New York. So, I know it works. As a matter of fact, I created a bonus eBook that I give out in the first month of the Home-Study course in which I wrote all about it.

FOLLOW UP QUESTION:

But if I decided I wanted to stay here in Argentina to pursue acting, will the Home-Study course work in my country?

ANSWER:

I obviously can’t customize the course for all countries in the world, but I know for a fact from many of my students in more than 15 different countries that many of the things in the course are customizable and that the individual concepts can be adapted to the local markets.
For example, when I talk about agents and that you need to know what they want and I list some of the things that agents look for in an actor and that agents are in business to make money and want to work with actors who they believe can audition well, those concepts are universal.
Another example is the module about how to choose the right acting school for you. That is also a universal concept. Or when I talk about how to properly interview acting teachers and schools.
Another example is about headshots, how to get a good headshot, how to interview the photographer to make sure you can get the best headshot possible. That also is a universal concept.
Other things like mailings and whole process of getting agents and casting directors to notice you, while those concepts are local and specific, one can learn a lot from what goes on in many other markets around the world, which is what I teach and that in some way can be applied to your market.
Another example has to do with how to make and keep contacts and nurture those contacts with casting directors and agents, using post cards, internet, meetings, forums, showcases, etc.

BE INNOVATIVE.

What I believe is that learning what goes on outside your country can give you an edge. Some of the things you learn in my course and that you apply in your country might be considered different, unique or maybe even strange, but they might also be considered innovative. In the end, by applying them intelligently and adapting the concepts by doing things that others don’t do in your marketplace, that can be a huge advantage for you and make you stand out and be remembered. That’s exactly what you want!

Tony
Creator of the
first-ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course

Begin an Acting Career: 10 Ways to waste money at the beginning of your acting career

Begin an acting career the right way.
Don’t waste your money!

1. Getting headshots before you’re ready: This is one of the biggest mistakes new actors make. It’s crazy. They waste so much money getting headshots that look terrible, with bad and lifeless expressions or with simple smiles or that are bad quality pictures or that look like simple vacation pictures. To get a good headshot, you need to know WHAT makes a good headshot and also HOW to make that happen. Two important things can help you with that. a) what you learn in your acting classes and b) a good headshot photographer who doesn’t just worry about the quality of the picture, but who knows how to get a quality HEADSHOT. Those are two different things! At any rate, if you get them before you’re ready, my experience tells me that there’s a good chance that it will be money wasted! It’s bad practice to send bad headshots to agents and casting directors. In that way, you burn yourself before you even get started!

2. Spending money to get headshots with a cheap, amateur or unprofessional headshot photographer or a friend, who doesn’t know to get you a good-quality shot: Your headshot is one of your most important marketing materials. If you get a friend to take your picture in the living room or at the beach, or even against a wall, that means you don’t understand what you’re doing. If you want to throw money away, then do that.

Begin an acting career the right way.

3. Doing mailings in an inefficient way: If you want to contact agents and casting directors, then understand first of all, what it is they look for and how you can contact them, how they like to be contacted and THEN think about how the mailing process fits into that. You must understand the 16-step mailing process and what the average response rates are. Stuffing a picture, with a short letter and a resume in an envelope, sending it out to an agent and then repeating the process two more times with two more agents and then sitting back and waiting for the phone to ring, is NOT an effective mailing process and will get you ZERO results.




4. Flying or driving to auditions when you’re not yet ready to audition: Many people ask me if it makes sense to try and get an agent in a different city from the one you live in. It only makes sense if you have significant acting experience, know how to audition, are ready and able to move to that city if you actually book a long-term job AND if you really have an over-abundance of extra money lying around that will enable you to travel to those auditions regularly and pay for hotel and meals if necessary. Otherwise, I say stay in the city where you are, get experience, build your resume and then move to the city where you want to get an agent and work as an actor.

Begin an acting career the right way.

5. Taking sporadic single acting classes or workshops for acting when you really need an on-going class: Sometimes people will ask me, “How many acting classes do I have to take before I’m ready to start looking for work?” There is no answer to that question. First of all, I don’t know you, don’t know your capabilities as an actor. But I do know that it takes a long, long, long time to perfect acting skills and that you never, ever stop learning. So, a spot class is ok, if you want to see if acting might be something you might like, but if you really want to become good at it and have a real chance at beating out your competition, then you need to get into some good acting technique, scene study or text analysis classes and/or commercial acting classes for example and stay there for the long haul.

6. Paying money to schools and organizations who tell you they can make you a star and get you up in front of casting directors and agents when you have no experience: Here’s another common question I get. “Some organization or company offered to put me up in front of some of the best agents and casting directors in Hollywood. They told me that I have a good look and could be a shoe-in to get booked with an agent. The only thing is that they said it costs $1,500. For that they say I get classes as well along with the chance to audition for the agents”. No! There MIGHT be some legitimate players out there offering this kind of thing, but most of them that I have researched will put you up in front of those agents and casting directors and they don’t care whether you have experience or not. Even if we’re talking about kids, which sometimes it’s not so important the experience, but rather the look and the communication skills and personality, it’s still a BIG, BIG risk to spend all that money, alluding yourself into thinking that you’ll get that big break or get discovered, when in reality, it actually has a very low chance of happening. The money is better spent planting the seeds, studying, building your resume, getting experience and presenting yourself to those agents and casting directors in the appropriate and much more effective way.

Begin an acting career the right way.

7. Not looking at acting as a business: Most people want things quickly. People want to become actors quickly without a whole lot of work attached. Unfortunately, unless your name is Aston Kutcher, Tom Cruise or a few select others, it’s not going to happen. Stories like that are few and far between. Or like Gary Spatz, Disney acting coach once told me, “It’s really not worth talking about”. Acting is a business and it has many different facets. If you don’t look at it as a business, then you risk wasting a lot of time, effort, energy, mind-space and yes, money doing things that don’t make sense or that have little chance of getting you where you want to be. And the worst thing is the most people, while working on their acting career, have no clue that the things they are doing make no sense and will get them nowhere. Learn the business!




8. Taking into consideration that time is money, wasting time doing things to get a quick fix or a quick result (audition, meeting with an agent, etc.) when you could be spending that time doing other things that will really help you plant the seeds for the success: I hear it over and over again. People contact me all the time asking if I can help them get an agent. When I ask how much experience they have, 99 times out of 100 the answer is none or very little. Many of these people believe that getting an agent is the thing that will put an end to all their worries, the thing that will help their acting careers take off. Wrong! You have to learn the business of acting. You have to know how to work together with your agent to get acting auditions and work. You have to know how to make yourself appreciated by agents. You have to know how to audition, because acting and auditioning are two different things. You have to know what agents want. You have to know how to market yourself. You have to know what to do if your agent isn’t getting you many auditions. You have SO MANY THINGS TO LEARN. Do that, be patient, do it because you love it, do what’s necessary step-by-step AND enjoy the journey.

Begin an acting career the right way.

9. Trying to save money on the wrong things: If you think that you can get something worthwhile in this world for nothing, then please tell me so that I can get it too. People have accused me of being a scam artist, because I charge $37/month for The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course. What they are really communicating to me is immaturity and a lack of understanding of how the world works. Why should I give away a great course that it took me a year to build and that has step-by-step instruction with videos (a total of more than 40 hours), mp3 files of all the weekly videos, downloadable materials, 4 bonus products, 5 more surprise bonuses, coaching calls monthly that are personalized, email support and a headshot and marketing evaluation in which I give you my advice on how you can best market yourself? If you look at the presentation page and videos and read what’s in the program, do just a little research on clickbank.com, the platform on which the course is hosted, have a look at http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com , http://www.actingcareerstartup.com and the Acting Career Start Up Facebook page (all three created and maintained by Anthony Smith, who clearly demonstrates his true and honest desire to help anyone who wants to start an acting career quickly) AND if you have any ability at all to perceive the communication intention of others, then you can see that this program is perfectly legitimate.

I give this example to say that, wanting to save money and spend your money wisely is a good thing and you should by all means do that, BUT save where it makes sense. If you really want to start an acting career for example, you might or might not want to invest in The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course (which, by the way is an investment over 6 months of $1.23 per day!). Whether you do or you don’t MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL THAT SAME INFORMATION SOMEWHERE! …AND ALL IN ONE PLACE LIKE I GIVE IT TO YOU AND WITH THE SAME MENTORING SUPPORT.

10. In general, having an unrealistic view of what it takes to start an acting career will have you waste a whole lot of money doing the wrong things at the wrong time and in the wrong way. Don’t do that to yourself.

If you need help getting your acting career started, I’m here http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSSales.html

Whatever you decide, just make sure you get the information you need, all in one place so that you can finally start having the kind of acting career you really want.




How to start acting

I know that some of you guys on this mailing list are on vacation now.

Others have informed me that they are involved in 5 or 6 week intensive acting classes.

And still others…unfortunately are beating their heads against the wall, trying desperately to figure out how the heck to start getting some auditions and some acting work!

If you happen to be in the last category, here is some friendly advice from yours truly. If you have been trying to get your acting career going and haven’t had any luck, then I strongly advise you to try these three things immediately.

1. Sit down and write down the specific things you have been doing and actions you have been taking to start your acting career.

2. Sort the things on your list into two categories:

a. what is working

b. what is not working

3. Stop doing the things that are not working.

4. Start doing more of the things that are working.

5. If nothing that you have been trying is working, or the things that are working aren’t really making a big difference, then ask yourself a very important question.

What am I willing to do to get my acting career off the ground…finally?

6. Write down your answer to that question and hang it up someplace where you will always see it and keep it as a constant reminder.

7. Do it!

If all else fails, then get yourself some help, someone who really knows how to help you. My program, The First and Only Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course will guide you through the entire process of starting your acting career with step-by-step video instruction, downloadable materials, email support, personal one-to-one coaching calls each month, a free headshot evaluation and more.

But, if for some reason you don’t want to take my course, then I advise you to get that SAME INFORMATION and in the SAME WAY from someone else, like a good mentor can give you.

If you have any questions, just let me know. I’m here to help!
Just use the Contact Us button on http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com

Actors get fired too! Don’t let it happen to you!

More people have contacted me this week asking me if I could help them in contact with a talent agent or casting director. When I asked if they had any experience acting they all told me “no”. They went on to say that they just believed that they could do this “acting thing” if they could only have a chance.
Actors get fired too!

Don’t let this happen to you!

A lot of people think that once you get an acting job, that it is automatic that you will keep it. We hear about people with regular jobs sometimes getting fired, but no one ever talks about actors getting fired from their jobs. It happens more than you might think.

3 Reasons why actors get fired
Here are some of the reasons why:

1. Inability to take direction from the director, which my research tells me, is often due to a lack of acting skill and acting technique that enables the actor to get into character and make adjustments as the director requests.
2. Unprofessional behavior on set or on stage. Professionalism extends from being punctual, respectful of other actors working or preparing to following the rules the production company and/or the director has imposed, etc.
3. Can’t remember their lines. It’s that simple. Knowing your lines must be second nature. That frees up mind space for the next most important thing, which is listening to your scene partner and to what’s going on around you in the scene, so that you can react naturally and be present in every moment.

Actors get fired: A true story

Once while working on the set of Law & Order, a supporting actor had several scenes in which he had to interact with the main actors. He was obviously not prepared and had a difficult time remembering all his lines. They had to cut the scenes time after time and start over. At first the director and the main actors were very understanding and encouraging. After a while, they started to get perturbed, then they simply got upset.

By that time, the actor was under so much pressure that it only made the situation worse. He was done. He was befuddled and the director finally called for a break and called the actor in for a talk. When the director returned, the actor was no longer with him and we never saw that actor again. The scene schedule was rearranged and they hired another actor for that role.

Actors get fired: How to keep it from happening to you!

It happens. That’s why I always say, get trained first before you start looking for acting work. Even though a casting director usually is able to pick up on an actor who is not ready to sustain a role, sometimes they slip up too. You can bet that the casting director who casted that actor was under some pressure too, not only to find another actor for that role asap, but more importantly to make sure that something like that never happened again.

Just because you get the acting job, that’s no guarantee that you will keep it. You need to be able to get through the audition, but then you need to be trained well and able to “carry” a role, which means to be able to do it justice, perform it well.

Time is money.

If you are on set and make the director waste time, which ends up meaning wasting money, because you are not prepared, you not only risk being fired, but you also risk making a bad name for yourself in the industry. News travels and unfortunately for that actor in the true story above who got fired, the news wasn’t good.

Don’t let that happen to you. Learn the craft of acting before you start looking for acting work. Contrary to what a lot of people think, actors do get fired. So going back to what I wrote at the top of this page, don’t look for a chance to start your acting career until you are ready to take advantage of that chance. If you are looking for a talent agent or to find acting auditions before you have gotten any training, then I strongly question your motives for wanting to embark on an acting career.

Do you know what directors expect of actors while working on set?
Do you know the terminology that directors and crews will throw at you while working on the set of a film?
Do you know proper etiquette while working on set or on stage?
Are you prepared to start working as an actor?
Do you have an acting technique you can fall back on?
How are you at taking direction and making adjustments to your performance?

All those things I just listed here above are part of your preparation. If you are really serious about wanting to become an actor, then you will want to learn all those things and more, before you start looking for a talent agent and acting work.

Also remember what I said in this video about 3 things you need to know about starting an acting career:
1. Learn the craft first!
2. Do it for the right reasons.
3. Learn the business!

Take heed to that advice and you’ll see how you start to make things happen in your acting career.

Tony
Your Acting Career Mentor
& Creator of the first-ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course

Acting Career Quick Start Affiliate

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Wes literally tracked down Tony (creator of the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course) simply because he wanted to express his gratitude, saying that the course “Changed his life”. At the end of that video testimonial, he and Tony talked about Wes becoming an affiliate of the program to make some extra money.

It’s a done deal. Wes has already in just a short time, referred three people to the course, which means that with one of those people now a student in the course, he has paid for his own tuition. In other words, he has gotten his money back that he invested $222. The other two people have given him $444 that he is using to fund his acting career.

Watch this video to see how the conversation with Tony unfolded and how you could do the same thing Wes is doing.

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