If you have always been talented in front of an audience but have simply struggled to get your acting career moving then don’t give up. Many others have found themselves in the same situation. The reality is that it takes constant hard work and rejection before you can get anywhere.
The hacks below may help you reach the next level.
Constantly Develop Your Skills
You might consider yourself a good actor, but that doesn’t mean you let your abilities slide. If you haven’t taken any acting classes for a while, then it may be time to brush up on your skills. You may also want to consider finding a mentor to help you.
Create Quality Online Profiles
Many agencies will look for actor profiles on a Casting Network. If you are not signed up for the one in your area, then you should do so immediately. Make sure you have a quality photo with a great headshot and evidence of your acting talents (such as reels or clips).
Don’t forget about LinkedIn. If you don’t already have a profile, then you should start one straight away. Make sure you have as much detail about your acting history as possible. Don’t forget to grow your LinkedIn connections as much as possible. Often landing a role is achieved by knowing the right person.
Take To Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are more great sites to highlight your acting chops. You should have a professional looking page for all these outlets. YouTube is especially useful for marketing yourself as an actor.
Don’t Forget About A Personal Site
There’s nothing stopping you from starting your own website to showcase your abilities. Even if you’re not tech savvy, you can still take advantage of the WordPress platform which makes it easy for newbies to start their own site. You could also consider hiring a professional designer to do all the work for you.
Generally running your own site is cheap. Hosting, a domain, and WordPress membership may only set you back around $100 per year depending on your plan.
Apply, Audition, And Repeat
Remember, you want to have numbers on your side. That’s why it pays to apply for a lot of casting calls. From there you’re going to have to complete many auditions. Just don’t be afraid of rejection and remember while it may be a hard slog at first, eventually you will land a solid role that can help you build the rest of your career.
If you start to get discouraged, remember that most successful people (both actors and non-actors) have had to suffer a string of rejections. For example, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novel was rejected 12 times by publishers.
Good luck with launching your acting career successfully. It will take a lot of hard work and energy, but eventually you will get the formula right so that you can hook some key roles. Remember to stay motivated and don’t be scared of failure.