Long gone are the days when you could sit at a drug store soda counter and have a big-name director “discover” your latent acting talent. Yet while those drug store soda counters are history, there are new ways to find acting jobs. But you have to think about the type of acting you want to do and whether you’re willing to take lesser-acting positions until you strike it big.

Here are three ways you can earn money acting. Pick your favorite — or just one at a time.

Strike it big

Work as an Extra

Teach acting