Your SoundBetter listing is your business card and what gets you hired.
Here are our top tips for making your listing shine:
Our data shows reviews increase your likelihood for getting hired by a landslide. Recent verified reviews are the strongest selling point to clients. As a result we promote providers with recent verified reviews in the category pages.
If you don’t have verified reviews yet, invite past clients to leave you an endorsement. Simply send them a link to your profile and ask them to leave an endorsement. If you made them sound good, they will be happy to do so. They can include a link to their music giving them exposure and you a more trustworthy review.
You can also invite a regular client to pay you through SoundBetter. The nominal 5% is often a good investment to get verified reviews which are the main factor in boosting your visibility in the category pages.
-Make your description compelling
People hire experts, not generalists. ‘I do everything’ will not stand out.
Make sure your intro text (aka 'pitch') is very strong and differentiates you. This is what shows up on your profile preview in the category pages.
Describe your expertise, experience and process, and why someone should hire you.
-Make sure you have a great photo
People scan before reading. A well-lit, high quality photo of a smiling face in an inspiring environment builds trust.
-Be honest about your experience.
Everyone appreciates honesty and can spot BS. It’s ok to have less experience; we have a wide spectrum of clients looking for a wide spectrum of provider types. If you list A-list artists in your credits and a client googles you and can’t find any 3rd party mention of you and these artists, you will lose the client’s trust and they will move on.
-Include an sample, and describe what was your role
Your sample appears on your profile preview in category pages, and is one of the first things clients look for. Musicians trust their ears.
- Verify your identity with facebook or linkedin.
It builds trust. Personal details are not shared publicly and used for verification only.
-Import your allmusic credits.
If you have any, and complete your interview here.
-Include an ‘average price per song’ for your specialties.
You know those online stores that have a ‘call us to for prices!’ next to products? Have you ever called? Neither have we.
We see the data: providers with ‘contact for pricing’ get contacted less. The ‘average price’ you include in your listing is not committing, but it’ll get the right clients to contact you, and keep away the noise.
-Remove links to external websites from your listing.
If there is any information you feel is important that your listing doesn’t have yet, add it.
If we don’t have a field for it, let us know.
We don't allow external links and profiles with any external contact will not be visible.
We bring musicians to the site who are looking to hire professionals. To stand out and get invited to jobs you should invest in your listing, starting with the points above.