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Finding Available Acting Jobs & Television Hosting Jobs Made Easier
Here are some great tips from a great teacher to help you find hosting jobs and available acting jobs.
"Get MIC'd" : 10 Best Tips for Marketing Mailings by Pat Murphy
#1. Postcards are your best bet. Make it easy for prospective clients. No envelopes to open. Less expensive postage for you.
#2. Your photo on one side, your latest bookings and training announcements on the other. Sweet, neat and simple.
#3. Have your email address, website (if you have one and hopefully you do), name and contact number printed clearly on either side.
#4. Make use of labels. Handwritten notes and addresses look unprofessional.
#5. Load Avery Label Pro onto your computer if you don't already have it. Every kind of label template you can imagine and corresponding labels available at your local business supply stores like Staples & Office Depot.
#6. Select a label that is 1/2 - 3/4 the size of the back of the left side of your postcard. The right side is for the address label and postage stamp. Create a template for this label and type in your latest information. Print out 100-500 of these labels depending on the size of your mailing and peel and stick your info onto the back of your postcard.
#7. It's ok if you only have one or two new things to report. You just need to keep your name and face out there and let people know you are actively working and/or training.
#8. Order 1000-2000 postcards to have on hand. Monthly mailings can range from 100-500 pieces depending on who you are targeting during a particular month.
#9. Due this each and every month.
#10. Be prepared to follow up with demo tapes, 8 x 10's & resumes, bios' and cover letters when potential clients contact you for additional information. Also be sure that your website is up to date if you have one for them to check out.
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Notice how Pat talks about "monthly mailings"? If you want a long-term strategy to finding available acting jobs, you have to persist and create a method for yourself. If you follow it it will work! Pat does it. I do it. Many successful actors do it too. There's no reason why you can't either!
Visit Pats website (www.mediaimagecoach.com) for more tips and to sign up for her newsletter and hosting casting notices.
You will also want to be aware of the fact that you could use Pat's 10 Tip Guide to try and get at least 21 different types of available acting jobs!
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