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Star Dreams: How much do child actors really earn?

Posted August 9, 2011

Terri Dollar of Kids Unlimited Talent Agency in Raleigh returns today with one more bit of advice for parents of kids who are interested in pursuing a career in acting.

Dollar, the mom of two grown girls, now represents more than 300 kids ages 4 and up across the Carolinas.

Today, Dollar talks about money. While some of her clients earn tens of thousands of dollars and even more than $100,000, most never reach that level. Dollar tells me that 75 percent of her clients will make $1,000 or less this year. Terri Dollar Star Dreams: How much can child actors earn?

"There is potential for making money, but that can't be the reason you get into it," she says.

And the activity isn't cheap. There are costs to travel to auditions, for head shots and to take classes.

"It takes a lot of commitment," she tells me. "It takes commitment from the whole family."

Hear more from Dollar in the video. Go to the box above to see more tips from Dollar. And check out her website to learn more about what she offers.

Today's tip wraps up our series with Dollar. Thank you Terri!


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