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How long after entering the media/entertainment career do you start to see success?

Asked Trenton, New Jersey

I'm a very anxious person, and when it comes to entertainment I love to see the excitement and the demand people bring forth for continue. Not everything that is being marketed is going to be main streamed right away, so I just wanted to know how long would it usually take, on average? #marketing #general #entrepreneur #skilled #businessman #ranked

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Kushaan’s Answer

Updated Washington, Washington
Hi Philip, This would depend on a couple factors: - What exactly is meant by media - What you define as success Media or entertainment could be Hollywood or Television, which can take months or years to have a pilot that becomes commercially viable and that you can use to pay the bills. If you are looking to get into media more on the side of journalism, there are far more opportunities here and with the world of Twitter and Facebook, it can simply be one comment that goes viral for you to get a lot more visibility as a media personality. Aside from the the more formal professions, there are also lots of ways on the Internet to build a following - including Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and more. This involves a consistent cycle of content, community, and engagement with fans. While it can be a lot faster to build a following here, it still takes consistency and building a lot of content that does not do well before you can take off.

Eddie’s Answer


Hi Philip,

I'm not an expert in the entertainment field, so I'll piggyback on what Kushaan said, in that you have to define your own success. One thing I do know, having many friends in the film and television space, is that often times you have to be willing to be outside of your comfort zone often times in terms of schedule, jobs you'll take, and locations you are willing to work in to get experience and name recognition. Once you have your foot in the door you can begin to be more selective. This is a business lesson more than just entertainment. You can be one of the fortunate ones and become instantly successful, and if so, great; but make sure you continue to educate yourself with information, certificates, courses, and surround yourself with the resources that will allow you to stay where you want to be. If you do this, you'll be successful in whatever you do.

Juliana’s Answer

Updated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The music industry is saturated with talent that never goes mainstream. Like Kushaan said, how are you defining success? Does that mean having your songs played on the radio? Or just having a gig at a local bar on the weekends? You have to outline what you want and then work backwards to outline how you will get it. If you want a record deal, you will need to meet with different labels to pitch your music. Above all, if this is something you love and are passionate about, you will play music for the rest of your life and it will be a journey to find your success as well as a great creative outlet for you. I wish you the best!