Top 15 Essential Social Media Checklist for Short Film Actors

Social media is an effective tool today for helping Short Film Actors accelerate their careers and making money by recommendation. However, it can also be confusing and time-consuming. My essential social media checklist for Short Film Actors swill help you create social media accounts that more clearly reflect who you are, help grow your fan base, and build lasting industry relationships.

1. Claim your name

Claim your username on all platforms! If someone has your name, add your middle initial, “actor,” or “official” before your name. When a new platform pops up, claim your name even if you’re not sure you’ll use it! Use;text-decoration:none;text-underline:none"> class="apple-converted-space"> to see if your name is available on multiple platforms. 

2. Add your headshot

Your profile photo should show what you are most castable as! Don’t use different headshots on different platforms. McDonald’s doesn’t use different logos for different locations. Your logo or DP(headshot) should be the same across platforms. 

3. Your photo is your first impression!

Headers, cover photos, and channel art should show us the essence of who you are! Use the correct size for each platform. Current sizes (in pixels) are: Twitter header photo (1500 x 500), Facebook cover photo (815 x 315), YouTube channel art (2560 x 1400), and Google+ (1080 x 608).

4. Write your story

. A professional bio is your introduction. It expresses your uniqueness and passion and makes us want to follow you! Use career-specific keywords like “Travel Blogger,” “Marketing Coach,” or “Reviewer.” Here’s how to write your Twitter">#DB2325; text-decoration:none;text-underline:none">Twitter bio for actors and how you can make your Instagram">#DB2325; text-decoration:none;text-underline:none">Instagram bio stand out

5. Add a link to your website or Blog

If you don’t have a website or blog, Klout talent profile, YouTube channel, or elsewhere, then set up a website right away. 

6. Add your location

If a platform lets you add a location to your profile, do it. This helps you connect with like-minded people in your area—which could mean more opportunities

7. Choose your platforms

It’s better to give 1,000 percent creating connections on two platforms than burn out using five! On the platforms you’ve decided not to use right now, add your profile photos, mention in your bio that you’re not active on the platform, and link them to where they can connect with you.

8. Find your friends

Networking with new people is great, but don’t forget the connections you’ve already made! Connect your email and social media accounts to each platform

9. Discover new friends

Find new like-minded people by using hashtag searches on Twitter and Instagram, search groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, and the Artist">#DB2325;text-decoration: none;text-underline:none">Artist Snapchat Directory to expand your existing circle of friends. 

10. Get organized

Keep track of new people you meet on social media by organizing your friends, followers, and fans into lists so you can easily find them

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