Best supplemental jobs for musical theater performers

Best supplemental jobs for musical theater performers

OK, so you've made the commitment to your performing career, and you're getting out now and then on auditions and gigs. You're officially in the gray area where things are moving in the right direction but you're not making enough money yet to fully support your living expenses. Congratulations! The gray area is a great place to be, it's a place that many people don't ever get to! However, it is a challenge in that you can no longer "fall back" on a full time day job. You need the flexibility to be able to take last minute auditions and work around an odd performance schedule. From this point forward, you will probably need to piece together 1-3 other sources of income in order to make the rent. Ironically, performers are notorious for their tendency toward right-brained thinking (a.k.a. "disorganization"), so in order to keep 1-3 jobs in good standing you'll need to pull from deep inside yourself and find some left-brain organizational skills to keep things on track. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Entrepreneurship for musical theatre performers

Entrepreneurship for musical theatre performers

If you’re looking for a way to support your performing career, make additional income, and continue developing yourself as a musical theater artist along the way, entrepreneurship could be perfect for you. Starting a business usually comes easily to performers, since we're used to selling ourselves, thinking creatively, self-motivating, and creating job opportunities in out-of-the-box ways. Business ownership is usually a flexible type of work, especially if you've chosen an online business rather than a brick-and-mortar, because you'll be able to make your own hours around performing gigs and get work done whenever it's best for you. 

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