Tool to Build Your Online Host Profile
One of the biggest challenges that many TV hosts encounter in the early stages of their career is being able to afford all the necessary items like headshots ($300-$500), reels ($300-$1000) and a personal website ($300 – $5000). Just looking at those numbers can seem overwhelming for any starving artist just trying to make a name for themselves.
One comment many people tell me is that they just use their social media profiles as their online tools to sell themselves. I will admit that social media profiles are essential to building a brand online, but when it comes to auditioning and contacting potential employers, these fall well short of expectations.
So how on a shoestring budget can you put together an online portfolio that is both professional and attractive?
I recently stumbled across an amazing online tool that is shockingly FREE! It’s called Bragbook multimedia. It’s a company that provides job seekers (hosts or not) with an opportunity to stand out and differentiate themselves from the crowd. No more boring online resume uploads, their free online service provides you with a digital career portfolio that allows users to upload, store, sort, display, and share multimedia content, including introduction videos, and relevant materials associated with your education, background, work experience, and extracurricular activities.
Until now, the only way to get all of your host materials (Resume, Reel, Photo Gallery and Bio) in one place was to create your own website which as you saw above, can be quite expensive. This tool is simply ahead of its time and is tailored for an industry like ours.
Keep in mind that the unemployment rate as I write this is 7.9% and that means that competition for jobs is as high as it has been in a very long time. The hosting industry is already competitive enough with the number of candidates far outweighing the number of gigs available.
Start Building Online Host Profile
You need to be able to set yourself apart, show your uniqueness and most of all do it within a budget that suits you. This new Bragbook Multimedia tool is definitely something that can help you do that. It even allows you to upload a custom video of you introducing yourself that goes at the top of the page! If you’ve never seen it before, I highly recommend you head to the site and start free account and get to work!