The road to fame and fortune is riddled with many challenges. If you want to be the best, you need to work for it. Even celebrities born into stardom still have to work hard to maintain their reputation and status.
If you are determined to get your name featured in billboards, over-the-top TV advertising platforms, and even in the walk of fame, you need to prepare for such a task. You are not the only one dreaming of becoming a star, you know. There are thousands, maybe even millions, of other people training in their own fields in the hopes that they will break into the spotlight one day.
To start, you need to find out who you are, what you want to be, and what you want to do with your career.
Find your niche and practice
Look within yourself and list down all the things that you are good at. Are you a good solo singer? Perhaps a great ballet dancer? Or, is acting more in line with your expertise?
Whatever it is that you are good at, you need to constantly work on it and practice whenever you have time. If you must, you can even dedicate your whole life to perfecting your craft. Nobody is perfect, but you can strive and work hard to attain it.
Audition for gigs and roles
Once you feel you have more than enough skill to showcase your talents to the world, it is time to put them to the test and audition for roles.
For musicians, you only need to send samples of your songs to any local bar or restaurant and hope that they will like your sound. If not, just keep sending them out or try switching your sound for a different one and hope one sticks with your audience. For other performers such as dancers and actors, you will need to audition for the roles you want.
It will be hard for you because you will be up against other similar people who have also put in the same amount of work as you, if not more. This is why you need to constantly practice and perfect your skills. You will need it if you want to make it to the next part.
Hire a reputable agent or manager
Once you get your big break, you will need someone to help you with managing your schedule, finances, contracts, and everything else. There is no way that you will be able to juggle your work and do logistics, legal work, and finances all at the same time. Your agent or manager can help with that.
They can also help you book more lucrative deals in exchange for your time and expertise. They will make sure that you remain relevant in the ever-changing world of stardom. It is also worth noting that your agent or manager will take a percentage of your earnings as compensation for their work.
If you think that you can pull all of this off, then you may as well be on your way to Hollywood. However, do not think that you can get there with just a few practice sessions and auditions. It will take time, so be patient and hope that someone notices your talent.