If you're an actor and you're not taking advantage of social media in your acting career, you need to wake up!
Social Media can really help an actor. An actor can promote themselves via various social media channels for FREE!
"Back in the day", before the internet, the only way an actor could promote themselves was by print media (which was and will always be expensive for an actor), delivering by hand or snail mail.
Now actors have social media platforms to promote themselves and it's doesn't cost them a dime. What's not to love about that?
I suggest creating a FACEBOOK ACTOR Business Page where you would promote your various events, etc. relating to you as an actor or performer.
Then you should have an INSTAGRAM account as an actor as it is a platform based on pictures. You can connect your Facebook page and Instagram accounts so you don't have to post twice.
A lot of actors are on TWITTER and again, you can connect all these accounts.
Not everyone uses the same social media platforms, so it's important make sure you cast a wide net.
There are other social media platforms, but those are the used the most for actors.
If you're really ambitious, you could start YouTube channel. Your channel could be about you, your interests, videos of your work etc. You could also make some short films and post them there. Submit them to film festivals.
Don't know how to get started? Google it! You'll find a ton of "How to Videos' on getting started with social media.
The opportunities are endless for actors today.
So get to it actors!
p.s. Join these.
*All of these groups post casting notices at times
I've been working in our local film industry as an actress, casting director, film producer, acting coach and business owner for over 24 years. I have some advice I'd like to share.
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