There are many different ways to become famous. Acting, singing, modelling and being a musician are four of the main celebrity careers but this shows you some of the less obvious ways to become famous!
You don't have to be musically talented or have model looks to be a celebrity. Think of all the people you see on TV or in magazines, many of these people have become well known either by being at the right place at the right time or doing something interesting that has got them noticed.
You could break a world record, become a well-known entrepreneur, be a sports star, speak out about an issue in public (like the environment or religion), write a book. There are many ways to become famous, but here are a few more of the most popular.
Get a video camera. Any camera will work, but the higher the quality the better. Webcams, cell phone cameras or digital cameras are great for starting out but they don't produce very high quality images. Consumer level video cameras can be found for under $300. If you are really serious invest in a HD consumer or prosumer video camera or even a high end DSLR. The better quality the image, the better viewing experience for the viewer and the more likely they are to enjoy and come back to your content.
Develop an idea or get lucky. A good idea for a video could be mouthing the words to your favorite song or filming yourself performing a stunt you can do. But, an idea isn't always necessary. No-one could have predicted that that ball could have bounced off that post at that precise angle! No-one knew that that guy would mis-time his jump from the roof and land like that, etc etc etc. Sometimes you just need to have a camera on you when funny stuff starts happening. If you think something has potential for comedy, start shooting.
Post it on YouTube. This step is obvious. Get the video out into the world. There are alternatives to YouTube, but none are as well known or as successful.
Spread the word. Make sure all your friends know and ask them to tell people too. Soon enough you'll have a few hundred hits to boast about, and before too long the word will spread even further.
Don't get too put down if it's unsuccessful. Just keep brainstorming for ideas and keep that camera with you.
Enjoy the fame. However minor.
How to become a musician
Of course, this is not the only reason to learn how to be a musician. If you love music and don't want to be a singer, this is a great path for you. It takes a lot of practice and dedication to learn an instrument to a high standard. You need to have patience and be prepared to put the hours in at home if you want to have a chance of making it as a musician.
The other great thing about learning an instrument is that it is much easier to write your own songs. You will begin to learn a lot more about music and how the songs are structured. You will soon be able to start writing your own songs and then you can have more control over your career and earn a bigger share of the money!
How to be a politician
If you want to be famous and try and do something to help other people at the same time, you could think about a career in politics. Many politicians appear regularly on TV and it is definitely a job that puts you in the spotlight.
There have even been a number of high profile celebrities who moved into politics from show business. The 38th Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger started out as an actor and was most famous for his role in the Terminator movies. Even a former U.S. president, Ronald Regan, started out as a movie and TV actor!
So, you want to know how to be a politician? Well let's cover the basics first and make sure that it is a career you could be interested in:
What is a politician?
A politician is someone who works for the government and helps to run the country. Most politicians represent their local region in government and speak for the people who live in that area. People normally become a politician because they have strong feelings about their country and want to help their fellow citizens. Obviously they also might like the feeling of being famous too as their career involves a lot of public speaking and media appearances.
How Do I Get Into Politics?
The best people to show you how to be a politician are the political parties themselves. For example, the Democrat and Republican parties both have young members groups that you could join. This would help you get an understanding of politics and meet some people who can help you achieve your dream.
How can I be a movie star
Nothing conjures up the idea of glamour like a movie star. Red carpets, glitzy awards ceremonies, fainting fans. How cool would it be to be a movie star?
It's notoriously difficult to get work as an actor, let alone become a movie star, but don't let that put you off. Determination and luck are the key ingredients to becoming a movie star, and to help that along we have compiled some tips that could give you the edge over those thousands of rivals.
Your best chances to obtain this impossible feat is actually by trying to be a youtube star or get famous before hand. Being a movie star is the last step in being famous.