* FIND MORE ACTING JOBS:
– You want more acting work right? Well you need to know where to look for castings.
You can’t audition if you don’t know where the jobs are. So we have created what we think is a UK first. It’s a list of the seven top casting sites to find auditions right now. Download your ultimate guide here: RESOURCE LIST (and sign up to our BABE Acting Network – just cause we are awesome!)
* BUSINESS PLANNERS TO HELP ACTORS CREATE AN AWESOME YEAR
I have used this three years running and I have tripled my acting income. I’ve gone from generating a small amount of acting income, to actually making enough money as a professional actor that I now live in that top 7% of actors (you know that magical terrifying and unattainable idea that only 7% of actors actually make enough money from acting to call it their real job).
Cool and crazy right?
AND you’ll consider where you’re currently earning money and whether you enjoy that. You’ll consider if it’s what you want. You’ll have time to make choices about what you want out of the new year.
And you’ll be regularly reviewing your goals and seeing if you are actually achieving them.
And if you DO THE WORK, you get results. It’s not rocket science that if you focus on the things you want, then they come into your world. The laws of attraction have been around for thousands of years. This isn’t a new thing.
But for me, sitting down every January (or Feb, March, April and so on…just start!!) and writing down my goals and actions and plan of attack has a really powerful effect on me. I look at what I earned the previous year, I consider what I really want to do this year, and I get truthful about a whole bunch of different things.
And hey, if this isn’t the right goal planner for you. There are others. The important thing is doing the actual work, not what the cover looks like!
YOUR EXTRA BONUS FOR FREE
Imagine walking into a meeting with your agent, or into an agent meeting if you’re currently looking for an agent, and being able to tell them how much you earned for the last financial year, how much you’ve earned last month (because you can easily check it monthly), where you find most of your auditions AND what your conversion rate is. All this, as well as being able to see if you’ve sent your invoices. Simple but brilliant right.
Well here’s the extra bonus just for you, because you followed this link and bought the workbook. If you have just bought the workbook, then I want to reward you with a FREE Acting Income template that you can use to track your income as an actor. I’ve been using it year on year for 5 years now. I created it myself and I can see everything I make, how I make it per type of job, and all the details in between.
As an actor using this, you have the choice to put in as much or as little detail as you like on your Acting Income Log.
So if you want this, simply buy the Leoni Dawson Business workbook and then email me to let me know you have purchased it and I will send this incredible Acting Income template right over to you, to start using straight away.
* OTHER WAYS TO EARN MONEY FOR ACTORS:
– Check out our VOICEOVER guide on how to get started as a voiceover artist.
Think you can’t be a voiceover artist cause it’s a specialty skill? Wrong! If you have a lovely voice, you can do it. So here we show you how to get started with suggestions on where to get a reel done, what to put on it, and even some tips on pieces of equipment you can buy to set up your own studio.
* GETTING YOUR VOICE ON – OUR PERSONAL FAV VOICE COACH
Ever a fan of learning accents as an actor, I cannot speak highly enough of Lindsey, my voice coach, or of her incredible The Voice Cafe. Lindsey has some incredible options for people who fancy using the site to regularly practise an accent or dialect, or to do additional study in between one on one lessons. There is also a blog with posts offering tips and information about dialects.
Click on The Voice Cafe and see if it’s right for you. There are loads of options for monthly, annual and other subscriptions.
* OTHER INSPIRATIONS – PEOPLE WHOSE WORK MELTS OUR HEARTS
Here are some acting blogs that we read regularly and frequently visit. Sign up and check out their awesome inspiration.
Angela is a big fan of the work that this team are doing in the UK. They brought Robert Marchand out to the UK (2014) for the first time after the success of his courses in Australia and LA. And they have been running other courses as well to help actors. And now they run these awesome reading nights up north that are packed out with an audience of 100’s (well as many as they can fit in the room).
Keep an eye out for Diana and the team running other programs throughout the year.
THE UK ACTORS TWEETUP
So this is a plug for a group that Angela Peters started in London back in 2010. But it’s so useful for actors and directors it would be remiss of us not to mention it. Monthly this networking group meet and have incredible Casting Directors, Producers, Directors and Agents speak with actors about…well…acting! You can join for free. And now they’re in Nottingham as well! YAY.
Paul Barry has a wonderful company Acting 4 Camera, that provides tuition, blogs, resources and more. He’s written books, he’s directed, acted and been teaching acting for more years that I can remember. And he is passionate, accessible and personal. Paul cares and he creates a truly unique experience for his students.
CHARITIES B.A.B.E. SUPPORT’S & GIVES TO
Glad’s House supports street children and youths in Mombasa, Kenya and helps them reintegrate back into the community. The CEO, Vicky, is the most incredible lady ever. She’s given up a possible life of acting to spend months a year on the streets helping children have a better life.
MORE SUPER BLOGNESS
Anthony Meindl around the world
Erin Cronican based in New York
Ben Hodge Studios based in the PA
Nic Redman based in the UK
James Devereaux based in the UK
Ben Whitehair based in LA
CASTING WEBSITES TO HELP YOU FIND THOSE PAID JOBS
SHOOTING PEOPLE (covers both filmmakers and actors)
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