How do I make my profile better?
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 search results.
If you don’t have verified reviews yet, invite past clients to leave you a review. Simply send them a link to your listing and ask them to write you a review. 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.
-Make your description extensive and focused
People hire experts, not generalists. ‘I do everything’ will not stand out. Describe your expertise, experience and approach, 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.
- Verify your identity with facebook or linkedin.
It builds trust. Personal details are not shared publicly and used for verification only.
-Include audio samples, and describe what you did for each song.
This is one of the first things clients look for. Musicians trust their ears.
-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? Me neither. 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 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.