Reasons Why You Need a Website
In today's world, having your own personal actor website is becoming a must have. As a producer, the first thing we do after being contacted be an actor is look for their website. Surprisingly, most do not have one. The impact of casting those who have already created a personal brand with influence is getting more and more important. Yes, of course you need talent, but being completely candid here, we also look at your overall brand. This includes social media following, video content… and your website. Your website is a living-digital resume for your work as well as a place to highlight all the reasons we should cast you. Creating a database of ‘all things you’ is extremely helpful for any producer, casting agents, managers, etc. We’ll talk more on the things you should include on your site in just a bit, but first, let’s discuss the setup.
Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Website - How to get started
I’d be willing to bet that most of you have said “I really should set up a website". Just to realize you have no clue what you are doing or how to even get started on the thing? First you need to find your platform. Many platforms make building your website a LOT easier than you would think. These platforms are known as “drag-and-drop” builders. Instead of coding it with numerous symbols and numbers, if you want an image somewhere specific on your site, drag the image block in place and upload your desired picture from your computer.
Sidebar: There are tons of sophisticated platforms out there such as WordPress, but they require more skill and attention.I would recommend getting something user friendly (like Wix or Squarespace - *not sponsored) so you will actually update the thing as often as you need to.
Building Your Actor Website