Looking for work is going to be 90% of your job as an artist of any kind. You want to have gigs lined up back to back so you don’t have to worry about the next month’s bills. In order to manage this, you need to be proactive, rather than passive.
There are a few tricks that you can use to do more than wait to be hired
- Advertise yourself
- Price yourself
- Build your Entertainer Personality
If you’ve set up your profile on Talents List, you may wonder exactly what you should then being doing with it. How are you going to get word out about the platform and your name on it. The answer is to spread the link as far as you can. Go to wherever else you’ve got a channel that you can use and spread your info. Build up your name by spreading it. Don’t just wait, find the clients and talk to them. Figure out what most want so that when the time comes you’ll have a way in. That way you can spread your name around and get hired by people looking for good talent.
Once you’ve spread your name around, you can set up your profile to give a proper estimate of your pricing. A lot of acts on Talents List don’t think to put up the cost of their performances, but that is a big mistake. If all a client sees when they want to hire you is a big TBD, they’re going to worry that your act is going to be too expensive. As a result, you won’t end up hired.
Last thing you should do is make sure that your entertainer personality is solid. If you’ve built your act up you already have a performance method. Let your clients see that in the way you describe yourself. Make sure that your messaging is consistent across platforms. That way people can relate to the persona that you’ve built.
With all of these in mind, it should be a lot easier to get hired than if you’d just let your profile do all the work. You need to build on things, constantly, so that it all works out in your favor.