Are you bogged down by daily routine and yearn for some excitement? Do you want to be rich and famous? There are certain ways that you can get instant fame and celebrity status. Usually such means involve sleaze and unethical and unscrupulous acts. There is a thin line between fame and notoriety in becoming a celebrity. We outline a few steps to attain celebrity status to help you on the way.
1. Define Your Celebrity Type
There are as many celebrity types as there are fields of human activity. There are celebrities in music, philanthropy, cinema and TV, theater, painting, literature, and the list is endless. Decide what type of celebrity you want to become. You should also decide if you are after the 15 minutes of fame which everyone feels entitled to these days, or a more enduring and long lasting fame.
2. Practice Hard
Once you have decided the type of celebrity you want to be, practice hard in that area. If you are good in your chosen field, practice hard at it to become better. Some people do become celebrities without great talent; but still they are good at what they do.
It is said that you require a minimum 100 hours of practice before your talent gets noticed. So keep at it.
3. Unleash Your Creativity
The celebrity circuit breeds on creativity. Unless you have that spark of originality, it becomes very difficult to get a foothold in celebrity circles. Not all of us are endowed with natural born creativity. It is not wrong to start off on already famous work, for starters, and put in your own effort to throw a different perspective on it. People out there are not looking for what is different that you have to offer.
Of course there are some who have attained celebrity status without great talent, but these have been very rare and do not last long. The discerning public soon weeds them out and sends them into oblivion.
4. Find Role Models
Find out about people who have succeeded as celebrities in your field. Find out a role model, one who inspires you. Read about his or her life and struggles before achieving celebrity status. How did they get their first break? What can you learn from their lives? These biographies are great to get you up and going during times you are feeling down.
5. Find Those Who Can Help You
It need not be a lonely quest for celebrity status.
- Look around and find people who can help you along the way.
- Find a mentor who can guide you through the maze.
- Find others like you who are struggling to make it as celebrities.
- It will help you grow together. Synergy brings strength.
- Talk to an expert about marketing yourself – ultimately this is what celebrity status is all about.
6. Image Projection
Develop a public image with all your unique characteristics. You want this image imprinted on the public conscious. You will be projecting this image when marketing yourself. It will be distinct from your normal personal self. Keep your real you away from public gaze.
7. Marketing is the Mantra
As mentioned earlier, marketing yourself is the bottom line to become a celebrity.
- Go all out to promote yourself.
- You have to sell your image to the public to get there.
- Project your uniqueness.
- Show the public why they need you.
- Go local, Start with your local TV or Radio channel.
- Get known locally, Soon or later you will be noticed nationally or even globally.
- Use social media and the internet effectively. Be a part of Twitter, and Tumblr consider using YouTube to garner fans.
8. Mingle With Other Celebrities
It is difficult to really get to know an established celebrity. But you can try your luck at private and public events. Introduce yourself and talk about your field of work. If possible ask them tips on how they made it. Who knows someone may take a liking to you and give you that lucky break.
9. Innovate and Diversify
Celebrity status is a very fickle thing. It is quite possible that with time your unique talent will tend to get bland. To avoid this it is necessary to innovate. Bring something new into your act. Try to add to your repertoire – if you are a dancer, try singing. The idea is to keep on trying something new. Try and earn the term “versatile”.
Now that you have become a famous celebrity, never forget your fans and others who have helped you on the way. Be humble; nurture a cause, be philanthropic – your celebrity status will be that much more enduring – and endearing.