Everything listed under: Guest Blog

  • 5 Ways to Be Your Own Agent

    If you’re an actor without an agent, you may think you’re supposed to put all of your time and energy into finding the perfect rep who will make your career dreams come true. 

    The truth is, without professional experience and a list of connections, it can be nearly impossible to get an agent right out of the gate. There are exceptions, of course: If you’re a very specific or unusual type, or you’re a child actor, you might get signed without a proven track record. But if you’re not, chances are high that an agent won’t be interested until you have some solid credits.   Read More...

  • Why Editorial Photos (Not Just Headshots) Are Important For Your Career

    Does your website tell your unique story? Does it reflect who you are in the industry right now, as well as where you want your career to go? Does it make visitors feel like they know you or that they’d like to get to know more? If you’re like a lot of actors, this describes your dream website. The problem, though, is that most actors don’t know how to achieve it. 

    When I work with a custom client, I let them in on a little secret sauce that adds personality and that special something to their online presence. It’s been so helpful, I’m gonna share it with you. I call it “photo mojo.”  Read More...

  • How to Prioritize as a New Actor

    How do you prioritize what to do as a new actor? —Lauren S., Washington

    Anyone new to acting is undoubtedly excited to launch their career. But to avoid frustration and spending a lot without tangible results, you need to prioritize how to spend your time and money. There are four steps to make the best use of your resources for the long haul.  Read More...

  • How to Stop Fearing Auditions + Make Them Fun Again

    Do you have a love/hate relationship with auditions? Most actors want more opportunities to audition, but the process can be nerve-wracking. And we all know that audition nerves can kill your chances of getting booked.   Read More...

  • Why Every Actor Needs a Website + What It Should Have

    As a professional actor and founder of Actor-Webs, I’m often asked if an actor really needs a website. Since we live in such an online, on-the-go world, my answer is a resounding yes!

    I mean, think about it. What do you do when you hear about a new restaurant? My guess is you google it. If you can’t find its website, chances are high that you get frustrated, move on, and forget that you were ever interested in that restaurant.

    The same goes for actors. Potential employers and colleagues WILL google you, so it makes good business sense to have a professional website that shows up when they search and represents you with the content you want them to see, along with an easy way to get in contact.  Read More...

  • The Big Booking Secret

    My friend and colleague Cadden Jones has more than 10 years of experience thriving as a commercial actress in NYC, having booked over 100 commercials and industrials - so she knows what she's talking about. Today she's sharing the secret that makes her a booking machine!  Read More...

  • Use Your Website & Blog to Create Actor Opportunities

    Allison Volk is The Blog Babe: she helps her clients be seen, be heard and be found online. Allison is also an actress and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Connect with Allison on Twitter at @allisonvolk or Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BlogBabe. More information at www.theblogbabe.com.  Read More...

  • 7 Signs Your Website Is Obsolete

     

    Your actor website - it’s your online calling card. You want it to reflect your personality and professionalism, keep folks posted about your gigs, and showcase your body of work. But if your site looks dated or obsolete, visitors might assume the same about you - not the look you’re going for!

    In this week's tip, I'll show you how to determine if your site needs a refresh.  Read More...


Amy Russ, Actor-Webs Founder Actor and web designer Amy Russ helps actors showcase their cast-ability, personality, and professionalism with simple, effective, and affordable websites. Find out the crucial 5 First Steps to creating a website that stands out in her free video training here.