What is an actorpreneur? I first heard this term from Bones Rodriguez. He’s an entrepreneur and actor. BOOM! Actorpreneur. I gave this term some thought. What does it mean to be an actorpreneur. For me, it means an actor who is also an entrepreneur outside of actor. That is me! I have a video on YouTube about ending the nostalgia of being a starving artist. It’s not sexy! There is nothing to exciting about being broke as you pursue your acting career. This is precisely why I am an entrepreneur.
I have chosen to earn an income online and keep my schedule flexible. It’s no secret, I am a VIP Founder of The Royal Network, an affiliate marketer, and I am building up WiFi and Pajamas to be a platform that will help other actors (and non actors) earn an income from home. I’m also a content creator for Shopify store owners and small businesses. Sounds like a lot, but it’s not. Everything flows with this blog, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and occasionally Twitter.
I like the term actorpreneur because it describes what I do. Currently, I’m still in the Navy and working full-time as recruiter. My schedule doesn’t allow for me to be on set nor run to multiple auditions. I’m putting my focus on voice-over work and entrepreneurship. My recruiting orders have an end date and I’m on track to return to the reserves and be a full-time actorpreneur. Thinking about it has me motivated! If you aren’t motivated about your future then you need to get some new goals.
Anyway, if you’re an actor and an entrepreneur merge those two together and shine brightly as an ACTORPRENEUR!