DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE?
HERE’S A HINT: The answer is YES!
Why? Two reasons.
Reason #1. Having a website is another way to market you as a talent. And unlike social media you can control what your audience sees. Using your website correctly gives you the opportunity to present yourself in a professional way and also shows people more of who you are as not only a talent, but also a person.
Reason #2. You are able to virtually “audition” for a casting director or agent. When your reel is added, they get a sample of your work first hand. With your own site, you get to put your best foot forward by creating a lasting impression.
One of the first things people usually do when they’re looking for a service or business is “Google” them, right? Acting is no different. I’ve had several folks at creative agencies tell me after the shoot that they “looked me up” beforehand find out more about me.
What happens if someone looks you up but can’t find you? Don’t miss an opportunity for someone to SEE you, or for someone to be able to easily contact you about an upcoming project they think you’re perfect for! Make it simple for people to find out more about what you have to offer!
So, let me ask you ...what does your online presence say about you?
STARTER WEBSITE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Give your audience a chance to get to know you by including a short bio. You want this to be personal - a way to connect, so write it in first person (so they feel you’re talking directly to them). Include fun things about you and your personality. You can also include any hobbies or extra skills in this section. You can even include credits in this section. Social media links can also be added.
MEDIA (DEMO REEL)
Your reel and/or demos is where you get to showcase your chops! Make sure your clips are professional and showcase your best acting or voice acting. Make sure clips are in the right format (mp4 or mp3) for easy viewing. Videos can also be added as clips from YouTube or Vimeo.
Professional headshots are a must, but make sure you don’t add all of them. You only need a few. Here’s a hint when choosing photos to add: choose those that represent what you’re most castable as right now. You can also add photos from behind the scenes at your latest shoot (with permission from the company who booked you, of course!) Resumes will be added as a downloadable link in PDF format to make it easier to access. Resumes must be updated often with current work.
Here, you’ll list your agency contact information or your own professional email address and/or phone number. Please use an email address separate from your personal one, so notices don’t get lost in the shuffle. You can use Gmail, but feel free to add a more personalized email address linked to your website if need be (for example: email@example.com)
WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT?
All websites start at $350.00. A 50% deposit is required to begin working on your site. Payments can be made via credit card or PayPal.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE STARTER WEBSITE PACKAGE?
A website up to 3 pages, or a scrolling site
Bio/About Me page
Media Page (reels and resume)
Social Media Integration
WHAT PLATFORM IS USED TO BUILD THE SITE?
All websites are created via Squarespace. Using Squarespace, I’ll put together a clean, simple, effective website for you to present to talent agencies, casting agents, and creative/advertising agencies. I can recommend the best template based on your needs.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME?
2-4 weeks, pending all materials are sent to me in timely fashion. Delays on providing copy, media uploads and/or resumes can prolong your project. You must provide all media clips/links and images. Files can be sent via We Transfer.
WHAT IF I NEED UPDATES TO MY SITE?
Need revisions and/or updates (like new media clips, or swapping out photos?) I offer website maintenance at an hourly rate of $30. And, if you foresee needing several changes on a regular basis, I also offer a monthly service plan if you’ll have ongoing website changes/revisions.
CAN YOU PURCHASE MY DOMAIN AND CONNECT IT TO MY WEBSITE?
If you don’t already have a domain name registered - I can give you instruction on how to purchase your domain, and I can then connect it to your website for an additional fee.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
After learning more about what your needs are, I’ll put together a proposal for your starter website. Once the proposal is accepted, a $150 deposit is required. I’ll then get started building your site. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated on progress as much as possible.