If you’re an actor that wants to be paid for your work, you are running a business. In fact, you are a business. As such, it’s imperative that you act like one and properly represent yourself.
What’s the needed big picture? Websites.
Many people have either are too intimidated to have a website and will toss the idea all together. Others are striving to build a fast career and will clutter their page with too much information that overwhelms anyone viewing it.
Avoid both extremes with these easy website building tips for actors and performers.
Keep it Simple. You don’t need 20 pages of information. The truth is, you can even have a one page / cover page that features your best headshot and a brief bio, talking about your education, passion, work experience, bonus talents and what you’re looking for. Connect a link to your online portfolio, your IMDb and other important links (not too many though). Then leave a contact button or link where people can reach you easily. You can easily and affordably do this via Wordpress, Squarespace, Weebly and other website providers.
Grab a host and a name. Personalize your site by using your name if possible; such as www. youractingname .com or something similar. These keeps you easy to find without the confusion. Also, no personalized website works without a host. Some top hosts are godaddy, a small orange and host gator. We are not affiliated with any of them, but do know they provide quality hosting.
Personal Brand. Know your personal brand. No, don't be so 'branded' that you are type casted. But define your strengths and see that they are communicated on your page. Are you bold and confident with class? Are you kind, gentle and determined? Let these things show through in your layout, graphics and color scheme.
You are talented and have chosen performance as a career so don’t be afraid or limit yourself by avoiding this step. You are in a business that desires to succeed, so do all the work.
At The New York Acting School we desire to support your journey to the red carpet and beyond. Don’t hesitate to call and ask about our educational programs and coaching options. Create your success today.