What does it mean to “make it” as an actor?

Lots of people will say it means that all your money comes from acting. It means you are finally able to fully support yourself with acting income.

But I think it’s a lot more deep than that.

I think it means freedom.

So I encourage actors to create residual income sources so that they are thriving financially whether they are working as an actor or not.

And having a side hustle doesn’t mean you are not a successful actor. Celebrities are doing it.

For many successful actors, this is more than a way to supplement income… it’s also a way to feed other aspects of their creativity.

Watch this video and I’ll explain.

Think about what you might like to create for yourself, and share it with me in the comments. I’d love to hold space for your vision!

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.

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