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Im an Actor - How to best combine it with IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Simply Social, May 9, 2015.

  1. Simply Social

    Simply Social Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Pants down BHW - my passion is acting!

    For 3 years now im promoting exclusive offers mostly over FB, but the job to sit in the back of a computer all day never satisfied my strength in my personality and weakened me all day and night. I mostly enjoyed the moments on summits or meetings, where emotional resonance can be played well but the routine day for me is boring since its the life alone in the cave (or with the office employees and partners).

    After a full week of failed meetings and appoinments, im sitting in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere wondering - what can be the best way to combine my passion with FB marketing (or with IM in general?). Maybe its so simple, maybe i have a blockade in my mind. My idea the last 2 years was to put all extra money into film projects, but i dont see myself as a producer or coordinator. I only like the acting part. ppl like steven spielberg get my highest respect for their visionary work, but i cant really see myself doing the producing and organising.

    Following this path i dont give a fuck about money or power - im just thinking how i can monetize my passion the SMART way?

    Anyone has an idea? Highly appreciate!
     
  2. Conor

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    How about starting a Youtube channel?
     
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  3. Ray Rolls

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    Treeofl1 has given you some great advice. If you act then prepare your own small skits and post to youtube / vine and use your traffic and direct them towards your performance. If it resonates with them then you will build a following which you can monetize through branded material etc. Also if you are really good then you may get some notice by bigger agents. You can submit to target agents and the fact that you have a huge following will be attractive to them in regards to possibly representing you and getting you more auditions etc.
     
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  4. WizGizmo

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    Yes . . . As an actor, you should be able to get in front of a camera and sell, sell, sell.
     
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    That is a good idea dude. Successful Youtube channels make awesome money, find some niches that are the most profitable and work those acting skills. Come to think of it, Youtube could be your launching point into an even more successful actor for other gigs.

    I would think about that, and I'm not kidding.
     
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  6. intruderj

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    Since you said you're an actor, I assume you have experience and basic knowledge about acting.
    You can do paid Webinars on skype etc or be an online tutor.
    If you're a moderately well known actor you can provide services on fiverr etc.,
    You could also make a youtube channel and upload videos and create a fanbase and earn money off your videos. Good luck!
     
  7. Simply Social

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    Very nice ideas and posts, thanks a bunch!

    I was actually thinking of a youtube channel and only thinking of the niche. How to find out which content would be trendy? Like a terapeak or buzzsumo for youtube?
     
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    Stand in front of the mirror and sell things to the image! If you can really sell "him" those things AND yourself too, then you can not only survive the rat race, you will be make yourself a role model for many of your fans in near future! That mirror has the power to make or break --- you! :)

    OK, lets meet at the same place, here, in about a year, and see if you are holding high that golden beautiful statue every actor dreams about day-in n day-out, with a full-house on its feet and applauding his achievements, or to see if the same person is still in front of the same old mirror now cracked completely by a much bleeding head and on the ground somewhere lies a broken shattered heart of an actor who could have made 'it', but didn't...

    I guess the only wonderful word any actor eagerly and passionately wants to hear, before he actually delivers,and may then become eligible to lift that beautiful statue sky-high, is...

    ACTION!


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    :D I guess that instead of reading the whole sob story above, lol, you'd just concentrate on that last blockbuster word in green... and act it out as if there is no tomorrow! :D
     
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  9. smartboyhere

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    As an Actor, You can Offer Testimonial Videos On fiverr.
    If you can do Review Video, PM me.
     
  10. CazuaL

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    There are always people doing skits on YouTube. Find a few in your local area and see if they can offer you some work. Might not make a fortune but if it's something you enjoy then go for it.
    Who knows where it could lead.
     
  11. Simply Social

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    very niche idea i will look for skits in my area. Also i will see on the island, where i live, are each year 1-2 hollywood productions. Also fiverr i will check out and i looked up stuff like Dollar shave Club, using videos as a social campaign. A lot of brainstorming, no specific ideas yet but you open the doors, i appreciate the answers! I was also thinking of trying something viral with video ads but then how to get a team (so it looks prof.)