You finally decided to start working on your website! You’re taking a leap and putting yourself out there as an actor, that’s awesome!
But what do you even need to get started? Let’s break this down.
1. Gather every piece of media you have.
Of course, that means your headshots and your showreel, but that’s not all. That student photoshoot you went to? Grab that. That friends’ music video you were in? Add that to the list. The self-tape challenge you took part in during lockdown? Find your best ones and throw them in there too.
2. Write your bio, in your own voice.
Are you freaking out already? I know, nothing gets us into over-thinking mode faster than writing about ourselves 😅 Take a breath, make it simple. Who you are, where you are from and where you are now. How you got into acting, what are you up to these days. Any hobbies you have or weird specific talents? It’s all good. The bio section is where people who are interested in who you are can find out, and you get to share that with them. Just have fun with it.
3. Ways to contact you
You should make it as easy as possible for people to get in touch with you. Have your email, any form of social media you use, contact form and agent details quickly accessible within a few clicks.
4. Testimonials and Press coverage
This is not a must when you first start, of course. But if you already have a few acting projects under your belt it’s great to share other people’s experience of working with you (or watching you, in the case of press coverage) Having those on your website legitimizes you and shows people you are a professional, great-to-work-with actor.
If you don’t have those yet- it is a good thing to keep in mind, right after the project is finished. Reach out and ask for a few lines of testimonial from the people you’ve worked with.
5. Don’t have any of the materials mentioned above yet? That’s okay. Maybe you’re just getting started in the business- take your time! Get to know the profession and yourself.
My suggestion to you would be to secure your domain name as soon as possible! Domain names are unique and once your desired one is gone- it’s gone.
You can go on Name Silo to buy and secure your domain. It’s cheap and easy, and if you like you can even use the discount code MyActorWebsiteBlog to get a small discount.
That’s it! Now you know how to get started with gathering the materials for your acting website. I hope you got something out of this article, please feel free to reach out on social media and let me know if there’s anything you think I missed.
Can’t wait to hear from you!