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Unethical agencies commonly advertise that they are looking for people for commercials. However, the commercial industry is one of the least understood by the public.

Most ‘real people’ ads have been cast with professional actors; some do use real people but usually these will be the real people depicted.

National television ad campaigns are often required to use members of the actors’ union, ACTRA, and only ACTRA commercials will pay residuals. Even for an ACTRA national campaign, you are unlikely to make more than five thousand dollars so don’t expect to make a fortune.

Anyone who promises you easy money doing commercials is lying to you or doesn’t know anything about the industry. For more detailed information, get The Agents Book.