Happy Tuesday Actors! Today we’re tackling an issue a lot of actors worry about- the actor website! Having your very own website can be a little nerve-wracking but it can be such an effective actor tool.
I get a lot of questions about this- Do I need to have one? Can I make it myself? Does it cost money? Is it safe? What even needs to be online? Is IMDb enough?
The short answer is: yes, you need one. (the longer answer is: yes, yes, sometimes, usually, the important stuff, yes)
But don’t worry, whether you’re experienced on the web or not, in this week’s #GuruTips, I’ve got you covered.
In the video I mention a few easy do-it-yourself web design sites, all with their pros and cons. All of these have a free trial, so you can try them all until you find the right fit for you!
1. SquareSpace – It’s very easy to use and super mobile friendly, with good customer support, but there are limited design customizations.
2. Wix – You can literally drag-and-drop everything exactly how you’d like it, but it can be clunky and slow to load sometimes.
3. WordPress – This site is a little harder to get the hang of, but has a fantastic blog capability. It also has lots of of extensions and plugins.
See what you think, and then let me know what you think by sharing in the comments below!
Now I want to hear from you! Share your actor website (or your IMDb page) in the comments below and you could win an exclusive Workshop Guru prize!
I know that you have lots of questions, and I want to make it easy for you to get them answered. Do you have a burning question that you want me to answer in Guru Tips For Actors? Email us your questions and we’ll address it in a future #GuruTips episode!
Show me your website!