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IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE MONEY AND WORK ON YOUR CAREER GOALS AT THE SAME TIME?Waiting tables is an easy answer for how to pay your bills while pursuing a performing career . It has flexible hours, you can make good money, and you can work at night and still leave your days available for auditions and classes. However, every hour you spend serving dinner is an hour that you aren’t learning anything about your field. While we are not suggesting that you cross waiting tables off as an option or quit your lucrative night job, why not consider making some money in the industry in which you are trying to build a career?
What you do outside of the audition room can have just as much of an effect on you booking a job as what you do inside the audition room.
So, it’s the big day of an audition you’re looking forward to. Who will be there? What will the combo be? What are they looking for? Who will be behind the table? Since there are so many variables that are out of your control, being as prepared as possible will ensure that you give your best audition and present yourself as a professional performer who takes this business seriously and is ready to work.
Ya' know that song from Avenue Q - I Wish I Could Go Back to College ...? It speaks to me. Not that I actually want to go back to college, but man o' man, did I love it.The first wave of independence hit me five minutes into my freshman year, shortly after my parents, choking back tears I found to be equally endearing and overdramatic, had left my dorm. I'd found my way to the cafeteria and there before me were bins of cereal exemplifying the American dream. The forbidden Sugar Cereal of my youth now stared me in the face without limitation. "You mean I can have Cap'n Crunch whenever I feel like it?" I thought to myself while fist pumping the air. Yes, me & college were gonna get along just fine.