I have been a talent agent for a very long time now and the interesting thing is that these days it is so easy to become famous and really easy to become famous fast due to the Internet. When I first started if I wanted to try and get one of my clients fame I would have to work hard to try and get them some TV air time and also a feature in popular magazines and tabloids. However, these days everyone reads their magazines and watches their video clips via the Internet which makes it so much easier for the average person to become famous fast.
This is why I have decided to scale down my role as an agent and act strictly on giving advice and consultations. One email I do get often is “How do I become famous fast?” to which I always have a chuckle before explaining many of the same things over and over again.
Firstly, when you say fast I do wonder how fast some people actually think this could happen as realistically the fastest you can build up a celebrity profile for an individual would be over the course of six months to a year. I get the impression some people think they can become famous within a few weeks but that is just not realistic or possible.
Secondly it also depends on how famous you actually want to become? Many people I have spoken to have only really been interested in becoming a famous celebrity locally in their own town. For example, I have helped many talented people become well known in my home town of London with not too much effort at all. However, if you want to be famous on a worldwide scale then that is something that will take a much longer time to implement. For example, Soccer star David Beckham was famous in England for about 10 years before he became world famous in the states and other countries and he’s one of the biggest celebrities in the world!
These days its much easier to become famous fast by using the Internet an all its power. Use the social networks to build yourself up. Use all the software and tools you can get your hands on to get yourself millions of likes on Facebook, millions of followers on Twitter and millions of hits on your Youtube videos and you are already half way there! Once you have a huge online profile it will only be a matter of time before a talent agent comes knocking for you!
So if you want to become famous fast you need to embrace the Internet and work hard at it.