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Life in the arts:-What kinda of jobs can I do outside of being an actor?

I'm doing reasonably well in my career but I still have months at a time where I'm not in work. I have to be free to audition and some times I'm auditioning alot. Does any one know how I could make money in the interim? A flexible job? I'm a hard worker when I need to be. Reasonably intelligent and very creative. Are there any other actors who've found a solution? I'd love to hear it. P.S. I don't drive! I'm not a musician but I can sing.

Asked By: morrissey24 - 10/23/2006
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You might try being a concierge at a nice hotel that offers such services. Having a background in the arts gives you a fresh insight into providing for guest's needs and entertainment. Another option is being a real estate agent -- it's the most steady acting gig ever!
Answered By: txriss90 - 10/23/2006
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waitress, it works. madonna.
Answered By: trish the dish - 10/23/2006
 
Waitress or bartend. MANY in the acting profession do that as well. I'm amazed you haven't heard that... More
Answered By: tinkerbella - 10/23/2006
 
You could apply as a chorus participant, cameramaperson, you could sing at weddings and funerals, you could be a waiter part time, you can perhaps draw pictures of people ( caricatures), You could type for someone or translate if you know another language. You could read for the blind ( it doesn't pay very much, but if... More
Answered By: montralia - 10/23/2006
 
Tinkerbella's right, wait staff at an eatery is best! Look at the captive audience you have, great way to get your face known!
Answered By: Dopey E - 10/23/2006
 
Bars and restaurants can get pretty irritated if you ask for a lot of time off, especially at night. (Are you a theatre or film actor?) Why don't you look for a job in a theatre, maybe in the box office or doing telemarketing for subscription sales. Telemarketing, while it may sound miserable, is actually great money... More
Answered By: kaligirl - 10/24/2006
 
Do voices for commercials. Do voice-overs for film and tv. Do local commercials. Work the Industrials as an announcer. Phone sex operator? Do voices for computer games -- it is now as big as the movie industry. Be an assistant-to-the-director and learn more about your craft.
Answered By: wrathofkublakhan - 10/28/2006
 
Can you write or produce your own material? If you use your time in between jobs to write short scripts, films or comedy sketches. Maybe you can start your own company with other actors in the same position. You could start doing regular gigs at comedy clubs or social events if you develop your own repertoire. If you... More
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