Q1) WHY DO I NEED A WEBSITE WHEN I HAVE A WEB LINK PAGE FOR SPOTLIGHT, CCPRO ETC…
A: Acting is a business and therefore it’s essential to have a website.
It is a one stop shop for industry people to find everything ‘you want’ them to find out ‘about you’!
Look at it like this… If you were looking for an agent and they did not have a website, only information on ‘other company platforms’, it would seem quite unprofessional and would require further digging around on Google for you to see everything they have done. Casting Directors will have given up by this point if they fail to find everything they need all in one place.
In the ‘digital age' it is imperative to have a high quality professional website to showcase your work to casting directors, agents and other business associates.
When an industry professional types your name in Google your website will appear at the very top of the search directing them immediately to where all of your ‘chosen by you’ information is stored.
Likewise, when they receive your resume or perhaps you give someone your business card, all they have to do is go to your domain using their phone, tablet, laptop or office/home PC and be directed to your website with all your information in one place i.e resume, reviews, headshots and picture galleries, multiple showreels (short and long), biography, voice reels and news about your “up and coming productions you are starring in".
Q2) WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 'MEET YOU 50/50' & '100% TO US' PACKAGE?
A: As follows...
"Meet You 50/50"
Is where 'you choose' a template, we input your content and you manage the website yourself. We will send you a 'how to guide’ for your reference.
"100% To Us"
If you are not technical or you do not wish to burden yourself with the task of setting up your site then this package is for you. Likewise if you are unsure of what design i.e what colours, type of fonts, layout etc… We will input your content and customize a unique website to enhance your online presence putting your branding at the forefront.
To give you peace of mind, we update the website for you leaving you time to what you do best! You get 4 hours worth of updates which average around 25-30 website updates.
Q3) I’M NOT TECHNICAL AND THEREFORE NOT SURE HOW TO UPDATE MY SITE! CAN YOU MANAGE MY SITE FOR ME INCLUDING UPDATES? CAN I PURCHASE ADDITIONAL UPDATE SERVICES ONCE THE 4 HOURS ARE UP?
A: We offer the ‘100% To Us’ package where we give you the option to manage the website for you. You get 4 hours worth of website updates averaging around 25-30 individual updates included in the package.
Additional updates will be £20 for an hour’s worth of website updates.
Q4) DO I NEED TO BUY A DOMAIN NAME?
A: The ‘100% To Us’ package provides you with a domain name and is free of charge for the first year. Thereafter there will be a charge.
If you already have your own domain, we can connect this to your website for you. We would need the account details of your domain. Alternatively, we can recommend companies to you where you can purchase a domain name.
Q5) DO I NEED TO GET A PROFESSIONAL EMAIL ADDRESS?
A: If you already have your email address, we can connect this to your website for you. We would need your domain account details.
Q6) HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE WEBSITE TO GO LIVE?
A: Once you have agreed to come on board, we will send you a detailed email highlighting what we need from you. Once we receive this, we will get to work and aim to send your completed website within a 72 hour turn around, providing you have given us all your information as and when requested.
Q7) WHO ARE WONG & BLAKE?
A: Head to our who are we page on our website.
Q8) DO YOU OFFER TECHNICAL SUPPORT
A: Yes. We offer technical support and will offer you advice with efficiency being of importance.
Q9) WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL SERVICES YOU OFFER?
A: 1 hour worth Skype Consultation on how to be proactive as an actor and Social Media Profiles setup.
We can set up Facebook, Twitter, CCP and LinkedIn accounts on your behalf as part of our Additional Services at a fixed cost of £30
Once your accounts have been set up we will send your login details, where you can then update and change your password. Then you will be free to tweet and blog about all the things that offer casting directors a glimpse of your character. It is important to be as natural and honest as possible so your audience has the opportunity to see the real you.
Q10) WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE 4 HOURS OF THE WEBSITE UPDATES RUN OUT ON THE ON THE "100% TO US" PACKAGE?
A: We charge £20 for an hour’s worth of updates.