The Complete Guide to Starting Out – Performers

I have been teaching business skills to actors and other artists for over 7 years – in workshops, seminars and in colleges and universities such as Mountview, Rose Bruford and Leeds Met.

I know first-hand how daunting it can be for performers to learn to manage the business side of their careers – which is why I have distilled the main essence of the workshops I teach into this 24 page guide.

It is written in an accessible way, and is packed full of tips – and exercises. It is useful to read, but even more useful to put into practice. Everything in it has been tried and tested by my students, and I hope you will find it as helpful as they have done.

I liked the interactive nature of the course, encouraging the reader to make lists and write things down…[and]
I enjoyed the networking section, and found it refreshingly honest and helpful.
Simon Balcon, Actor

Love the advice on networking and budgeting especially.
Fiona-Jane Weston, Actress and Singer

It is a gem of information.
Sophie MansaryActress

Read the review by Deborah Henry-Pollard,Catching Fireworks

The guide covers:

  • Selling yourself without selling your soul – finding your niche
  • Enjoyable networking
  • Creating your individual strategic plan – including Plan Bs
  • How to budget
  • Staying motivated
  • Practicalities – self employment, taxes, contracts etc

This guide is for anyone who:

  • has recently graduated from a drama course and is unsure of how to take on the world of business
  • is in any way worried about networking, budgeting, staying motivated, selling themselves
  • is not sure where to start

Special Launch Offer


Guide AND 1 hour of skype time with me going over anything that comes up from the course for you
£30