It's something many people search for and few find, because--let's be honest--being famous takes hard work! There's still A LOT more to it than that, though! Sometimes you need money, and sometimes you need luck, but when it comes down to being famous, you always need to be smart and know how to play the game. In Sergey Knazev's book, The Fame Game, the rules to becoming one of the Glitteratti are laid out plain and simple, and trust me, there are definitely rules to winning!
However, sometimes breaking those rules can be the difference between the big time and fifteen seconds of fame. But you can't break rules the right way until you know what they are! Over the years, the world of fame has evolved, and so have the people who have attained celeb status. When Elizabeth Taylor became the first nearly fully accessible star in Hollywood, people were obsessed with her life and relationships.
Fast forward a few decades later, when Old Hollywood elegance no longer reigned supreme. Instead, scandalous sex tapes like Kim Kardashian's and Paris Hilton's took over, launching entire families to stardom. Even though their rise to fame wasn't so long ago, in the fast moving Internet age, we've already moved on from sex tapes although obviously we all still love a good sex tape!
In today's world, fame is a completely different animal, and it's a high- maintenance animal too! The Fame Game will give you the recipe to help you find your inner star's spirit animal, using tools like branding, self-promotion, and figuring out why it is that you should be famous. Just having a pretty face or bunz of steel won't get you to the top. You need to learn the art of the publicity stunt, how to get the paparazzi to work for you, the best ways to make social media your bestie, how to establish a fanbase, and of course there's always understanding the business side of things.
Will advertisers want to work with you? What can you bring to the table? You'll need a website to promote yourself, a portfolio, and good contacts. Do you have any idea how much all of that will cost?
It's a lot to think about, but you'll find all of these answers right inside this info-packed, yet wildly entertaining book. My own journey followed many of these guidelines. I went from blogging daily at a coffee shop, to having one of the largest, most successful entertainment and celeb websites in the world.
And I did it by working very hard--not only at creating content people engaged with, promoting work I'm proud of--but also by putting myself out there as a personality and an authority in the world of Hollywood!
I befriended the celebs I love, which helped me gain a celebrity following, boosting my fandom even more! And fans are a big key to your success in this game. If you're reading this, and you want to be as famous as Snooki, you CAN! Take a look at the tools Knazev gives you in this book, put them in your bedazzled toolbox, and get to work making your dreams come true! And remember, even making the worst dressed list is a good thing, because at least people are talking about you!