You want to find a paying gig, get that film audition, break into the business and earn the big bucks but you’re trying to figure out a career path. There are many ways you can get paid work as an actor. Here are a few examples:
Apply for auditions/ castings in your local area.
Join an extras agency and make yourself available. Check out our recommended UK agency: Casting Collective
The obvious choice. Try to score some small roles to start out with. Even one line parts can be well paid.
Voice over work can be well paid. If you are good with accents try to join an agency, create a demo reel and offer your services
Theatre is hard to get into but performing on-stage is another way to earn a living if you can make your way into the big leagues
Charities sometimes need people who can entertain people with special needs or someone who is a good communicator.
Teaching at film/drama school or at the theatre can be very rewarding
Can you dress up as a clown and put yourself in a different role to entertain kids?
Can you impersonate people? Do you have a unique voice? Big corporations often hold special dinners and events.
Do you have what it takes to spend your day in a green screen studio and mimic movements directed to you? Even voice over for video games is well paid.
Here is a list of useful articles helping you search for paid jobs and learning the craft of acting:
Where to find auditions
How to become an actor: Training (part1)
How to become an actor: Getting roles in student movies (part 2)