I live in Sweden and I want to go to LA to start an acting career. I was thinking about moving there, getting a job in a cafe and then start looking for acting work. What do you think?
TONY’S answer about acting in LA
Hello, I received your message and here is what I would tell you.
I would start to learn the business of acting before you go to LA.
Going there and getting a job in a cafe is not a good strategy. You will spend too much time there trying to figure things out. You should figure out as much as possible before go, otherwise you will spend a lot of time working, needing to make money to live off of and won’t have time for your acting career. You might then end up like many who do that and never end up starting an acting career at all.
That’s why I created The Acting Career Quick Start Home–Study course. It helps you understand and DO what you need to do before you go. You will know what the business is all about and how to move around in the LA market for example.
That link for those interested in acting in LA and in other places in the USA can be found here. Watch the videos and look down the page about what the program has to offer. Whether you want to invest in the program or not (It comes out to either 83 cents per day over six months if you get the entire program all at once or $1.23 per day if you do the monthly program), you will need to get all that information before you go to minimize the time it will take you to start your career when you are there and to minimize your costs while getting started (rent, car, food, etc.). http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html
5 important questions for actors + 5 reasons why most people never achieve their goals
I decided to make this video for all of you, my friends at ActingCareerQuickStart.com for the beginning of this new year. Why? Because it’s the time for New Year’s messages. You know, the ones that say, “I hope you achieve your dreams” and stuff like that. Well, I wanted to create a video for you that tells you how to reach your dreams, whatever they are, acting or anything else. But let’s focus on your acting career.
Before you look at the video here below, think about these questions BEFORE YOU SET NEW ACTING GOALS that you once again risk not achieving, start to think about why you haven’t achieved those goals and how you can increase your chances of achieving the new ones you set for yourself. Here are the questions to help you think about your acting goals.
5 VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR ACTORS
a. Where were you in your acting career, with regard to your acting goals 12 months ago? Think about it. On a scale from 1 – 10 where were you? 1 means that you were nowhere, no acting auditions, didn’t know what to do, no agent, not in acting school. Nothing. 10 means that you were a successful working actor making a full-time living only from acting. Where were you 12 months ago?
b. Where are you today with regard to your acting goals, in your acting career? On a scale from 1 – 10 where are you? Think about it. If you are here reading this, then I can only imagine where you must be, but that’s ok. Just keep reading. 1 means you are still nowhere, no better off than you were last year this time. 10 means that you have made significant progress, at the top of your game. Where are you?
c. Are the things that you have been doing over the last 12 months to start your acting career actually, to reach your acting goals working for you? Are they helping you to get auditions, get an agent, learn the business, learn how to get casting directors to call you in for auditions, get acting auditions, etc.?
d. Where will you be in your acting career 12 months from today if you keep doing those things? In other words if what you have been doing to reach your acting goals is working and you are getting results, then of course you will want to keep doing those things. If on the other hand, those things that you have been trying are NOT working for you, then I ask you, where will you be in 12 months if you keep doing them? That brings me to the last question.
e. Now that you have thought about where you were 12 months ago in your acting career, the things you have been doing to start your acting career and whether they are working for you or not, now the question is, what are you going to do?
NOW SET YOUR NEW ACTING GOALS:
VIDEO: 5 Characteristics your goals need to have = 5 reasons why most people never achieve their goals
NOW you can start thinking about your acting goals that you want to set for yourself for this year. Now is the time, after you have thought about what you have done, what’s worked and what didn’t. Now you can set new acting goals in a smarter and more intelligent way, avoiding the same old mistakes and increase your chances for success. How do you do that?
When you set goals of any kind for anything you want to achieve in life, you will want to make sure that there are 5 characteristics that your goals have. In other words, there are 5 mistakes that people make when setting goals that end up being the reason why most people never achieve those goals they set. That’s what this video is all about. It could be a great time investment for you I like to be concrete and practical and so I will share this video with you.
ONE LAST THING
One last thing. Remember that big goals are made up of little goals. Don’t try and set one big, huge goal, because you risk being disappointed because you can’t achieve it all at once. Setting goals that are too big can be overwhelming. Break your big goal down into little, bite-sized chunks, each of which are easier to reach by themselves. Reach each little goal one by one and you will see that you will slowly make progress to achieving your bigger goal.
The key to achieving your acting goals is this. If you have been doing things over the last 12 months that have been helping you, then keep doing them. Congratulations.
If you have been doing things over the last 12 months that have not been helping you, then you have two choices. Either keep doing them and getting nowhere, or change something. If you want to change something towards meeting your acting goals, The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Video Course could be exactly what you need to finally start doing the right things in the right order and finally getting your acting career off the ground!
I not only wish for you that you achieve your dreams in this New Year, I also hope to have showed you how to make them come true. All the best!
If you know someone who could benefit from this information, please pass it on.
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
This is the absolute fastest way I know of to start an acting career as quickly as possible!
If you can’t find a mentor on your own, know that The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course is a mentorship program that takes you through every step of not only learning the acting business, but actually DOING it. When you finish the course and if you have followed everything we do in it, you will have created the base for acting career success. That means you will have created all your marketing materials, know how to get yourself seen in the industry, made contacts and more importantly built relationships with key industry professionals, know how to get lots of auditions, how to increase your chances of booking off the auditions you do get and lots more.
Most students have already started getting acting work well before finishing the course. Here are just a couple of examples.
Here’s how I got 37 acting auditions from more than 200 submissions, booked 10 acting jobs and made almost $4,000 in just 10 weeks. I want to share everything I did with you. Click on the image here below or on one of the links in this blog post to download this, one of my most sought-after ebooks I’ve ever written!
Then, once you’ve read it, come back here to the blog and
leave a comment here below and let me know what you think!
I’ve met a lot of people over the last few years here online who come to me because they are struggling to start their acting career.
They don’t have an agent.
Can’t get one.
No luck finding auditions.
They find one audition once every blue moon!
Many get one acting job every few months. Some get a job once a year.
The reason I built my websites for new actors is because I see it over and over again. The problem isn’t that they don’t want to get more acting auditions and acting work. The problem is that they don’t know how to do it!
How is is possible to get more than 37 auditions, book 10 acting jobs and make almost $4,000 in just 10 weeks? I did that [fname] and I want to share with you how I did it. (I actually worked on 8 of those jobs during the 10 weeks and the other 2 after the three month period was over.(
Originally My First Three Months of my acting career story was meant to be one of the bonuses in the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course and it still is. It is the very first bonus students receive in the first month. At the beginning of this New Year, I have decided to give it to you now, before you enroll in the course. It’s my gift to you.
So here it is. It’s a 40-page ebook, that you can download.
It’s information I wish someone would have told me before I got started acting.
It’s my story.
It’s my gift to you.
If you have been struggling to start your acting career, once you start reading it, you won’t be able to put it down until you finish it!
In the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, I teach you how to do everything I did in those three months and more. I teach you everything I know and that I did to get those 37 auditions, book those10 acting jobs that made me almost $4,000 in that short time frame. I teach you how you too can get more acting auditions, get more acting work and actually start making some money a lot quicker than you might think!
I’ll close by saying that if you are really serious about starting an acting career, in other words, if starting an acting career is REALLY important to you and you don’t already have a coach or a mentor, the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course and I are just a couple of clicks away.