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How Young Actors Can Use Social Media to Help Their Career

How Young Actors Can Use Social Media to Help Their Career

22 Jun 17
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How Young Actors Can Use Social Media to Help Their Career

Social Media is a powerful tool for networking and building relationships with influencers in the acting industry. These days, casting agents are searching through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to discover fresh young talent. Because of this new form of scouting, it’s important for young actors to have well-managed social media accounts to help them get discovered.

 

Build A Social Media Presence

Actors need to have a strong social media presence if they want to attract casting agents. Many actors make the mistake of being too promotional. In order to build an authentic online brand, you need to just be yourself! If there’s something that makes you unique as a person as well as an actor, flaunt it. If you follow actors that you admire, you should think about why you follow them. What makes their social media accounts stand out? What makes you want to engage with their content?

 

Create Content Around Your Talents

One of the best things about social media is that you can showcase your talents. If you’ve done acting jobs in the past, you need to share your work! If you haven’t had any previous work then you should create short, engaging YouTube videos that show off your acting abilities. If there are other young aspiring actors that you admire, you should reach out to them and try and collaborate on a project. This is also a great way to gain a new audience!

 

Engage With Your Audience

If you want to gain a large following on social media it’s important that you engage with other users, especially influential people with a high social reach. Communicating with others is one of the best ways for you to be noticed. If someone posts a video or picture that you love; like it, share it or comment on it. Show people that you’re interested in what they’re posting, and they’ll be more likely to do the same back. Last but not least, always remember to be responsive when people comment on your videos or pictures.

 

Be Consistent

Growing a social media profile takes time. It’s far from an easy process. You won’t gain millions of followers overnight (unless you make it onto the big screen of course), so it’s important that you post good content consistently. It’s better to have 20 attention-grabbing posts than it is to have 100 pointless ones. Remember, quality is more important than quantity.

 

Casting agents are looking for more than just talent. They’re looking for people that can endorse products and promote films, shows and other forms of media. This means that you need to show that you can be a brand influencer if they want to beat all of the other competition. After all, there are thousands, if not millions of young actors that are utilising social media.

 

So there you go! By creating good-quality content that showcases your talent and personality, working with other talented actors and engaging with followers, you can successfully use social media to promote your acting career!

Shadia Ashiru