Actors` Website Design - Affordable Web Design for $137!
by Zoltan Mende. Last update: 18/12/2020
12 minutes read.
Are personal actor websites necessary for talented artists in order to boost their career? Granted, all superstars have their page but are actor portfolio websites really indispensable in this age of social media? Dozens of casting sites are available to upload your reel, as well as your Insta shines and grows day by day. Should you bother with your own site at all? And how much does website design cost for actors?
I`ve done some comprehensive research. Give me five minutes and I`ll tell you what did I find. On top of that, I`m happy to offer you the most affordable website design package that you will find on the market.
Do Actors Need a Website?
In short, yes. Definitely.
In detail: You may already have an established Instagram and Facebook account with an ever-growing, highly engaged follower base. That`s great and you should really keep up the good work. But even these social media platforms ask for your "website URL" in the BIO. And they do it for a reason.
If You are Serious About Your Career, You Need an Actor Website!
You should treat your career like a business, and today, no business can afford to neglect their online presence. So having a personal website for actors is non-negotiable: one of the core components of your marketing strategy. It’s a great place for people to contact you, also a hub for your IMDb, casting profiles, and social media.
Studio execs, producers, and casting directors often Google talent when making tough casting decisions. Even if you are new in the industry, a website is a sign for talent agencies that you take your career seriously. It will make you look more professional, become searchable, and give you credibility.
Whether you specialize in TV, films, commercials, theatre, or voice-over, a well-crafted website is a ‘must-have.’ With all your personal information gathered in one place, this piece of online real estate is your chance to present yourself in the best light.
Your Website: Your Name, Your Brand, Your Domain
Ideally, your performing name should be your website domain. If you are lucky enough to find the URL "yourname.com" available, you should act fast and grab it now while you can. Your name is your brand, and who knows where your career will lead you. It`s better to buy it now for a tenner than try to make a deal with that sharp-witted businessman who reserved it just before your Hollywood outbreak.
Is your name available? Check it now!
Having your name as your domain is significantly more than a matter of vanity. Search engines are the rulers of our new world; algorithms decide whether they make you famous or keep your talent a hidden secret. None of the Hollywood producers or late-night show hosts has ever had even half the power that Google`s search engine holds right now.
This omnipotent ruler considers various factors that determine whether you are at the top of the page or not, but first and foremost is the URL. When someone Googles you, and your name is the URL of your personal website, it will be one of the first things that come up, offering easily accessible first-hand information, and giving you full control over what you want to reveal about yourself. Probably your website is the only place that you can control yourself.
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