Guy Wah is creating SussexActors.co.uk
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Hey there folks! Thanks for checking out the SussexActors.co.uk Patreon!

If you're here, you're probably already aware that I run the website BrightonActors.co.uk - the one-stop shop for actors and producers in Brighton. And that means that there is definitely something of interest for you here. Make sure you read to the end.

I've pretty much reached the limit of what I can do with the site on a voluntary basis, so I thought I'd set out some plans for the future that are only achievable with a little bit of cashflow to spend on the site.

Rebranding

The site will soon be re-branded as SussexActors.co.uk. The site was originally set up to cover all of Sussex, but I've become aware that the original name is turning away people from outside Brighton. With more and more actors and fellow creatives moving to the more affordable towns around Brighton, exciting collaborations are already taking place across the county and there is an opportunity to make the most of that.

Helping you find paid work

I'd like to add more content to the site that will help actors to find paid work locally - both within the acting world or outside of it. Specifically, I'm going to record some podcasts with a range of people - from employers looking for actors for specific roles, to actors already working successfully within the industry in fields that you may not have considered. There are three podcasts available for free on this page, discussing a range of topics. More such podcasts will be recorded and provided exclusively to Patreon subscribers, who will also be able to suggest future guests.

Updating the site

Further research is necessary to fill out and update the site. The original site was filled with content that I had harboured from my experiences as an actor and theatre producer, as well as a few quick google searches. I'd like to reach a little deeper into the likes of Worthing, Hastings, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas, and create some more comprehensive listings. The hope is this will enable local companies and performers to take shows and workshops across the county with ease.

Then there's the design of the site. It's pretty basic, and although I intend to keep it that way, it could do with a new lick of paint. My graphic design skills are pretty rudimentary, so I'd like to spend some money on a more professional looking logo (update: done) and some plug-ins to add some functionality to the site, including a simple actor directory that will allow users to post links to their Mandy.com and Spotlight profiles if they wish.

Castings

The castings section - which attracted thousands of hits per month before the technical problems in November 2017 - needs re-building, and I would like to purchase a plug-in that makes it easier for both casting professionals and actors to use, including the facility to apply directly through the site.

Patreon content

These are just the initial proposals. By committing to this Patreon, you will be able to suggest and discuss further changes to the site, and you'll get an insight into the processes behind running the site.

One of my passions is making services accessible to all, regardless of income or social background, so the site will always remain free to use. There are different payment tiers here solely to allow people to commit at a level that they can afford. All subscribers will receive the same benefits with the exception of the advertising tiers, which are designed for people with a service to sell.

I'll also ensure that I pay it forward. For example, by donating to the freeware provider of the podcasting software I use, and by creating paid work opportunities for local creatives.

Become a Patron NOW!

Tiers start at just over £1 per month - anything you can afford will be truly appreciated, and will benefit the local community as a whole.

FAQs

Q: What will the money be spent on?
A: Primarily developing the SussexActors.co.uk website. Either through buying new plugins, covering admin costs or bringing in developers to improve the site. Once the site is up and running as it should be, I'll look to invest in better podcasting equipment and software. After that, it'll cover things like travel costs for meeting podcast guests.

Q: How does Patreon work?
A: It's really simple. You set up a profile with them, make your pledge, and your card is debited on the 1st of every month. You can cancel or change your pledge at any time.

Q: Why do the pledges say "$1.50+ per month"
A: The amount in each tier is purely a suggestion. You can pledge any amount you like - in dollars. I'm afraid Patreon is an American site, so I can't change the dollars to pounds sterling, but I have provided an exchange rate in the text of each pledge tier.


Rewards
Strugglers/frugals
$1.50 or more per month
This works out at just over £1 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018). 


If you are a struggling actor without any kind of regular work and this is genuinely all you can afford, then I totally understand, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and your generosity is appreciated. 

Less frugal
$4.50 or more per month
This works out at just over £3 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


One posh coffee less every month and you get to support hundreds of actors and producers in their careers!


If you find yourself on an upward-trajectory in your career thanks to the resources you've used on the site, do consider moving up a tier or making a one-off donation. 

Generous
$7 or more per month
This works out at just over £5 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


Aww shucks guys! Clearly you get regular use from the site and you appreciate the work that goes in to keeping it live. And it shows. You're awesome. I definitely love you.

Advertiser (one page)
$11.50 or more per month
This works out at just over £8 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


This is one for the business owners and people offering services to actors. For £8 per month you'll get a  900(w)x100(h) pixel banner at the top of a page of your choice (excluding the front page and certain functional pages that cannot be edited), thus giving you access to people specifically looking for acting and theatre services in Sussex. This would be a good option for photographers, showreel editors, venues offering rehearsal space and companies offering workshops and/or drop-ins. 


This can be cancelled or amended at any time, so it is also a good short-term option.

Amazing people
$14 or more per month
This works out at just over £10 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


Aww man, I don't know what to say. Clearly you've achieved some level of success from using the site and you're keen to give back. You're awesome too. Truth be told, I love you more than the lower tiers, but don't tell them that because I know they're giving everything they can and I don't want to hurt their feelings.

Advertiser (front page)
$21 or more per month (sold out!)
This works out at just over £15 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


This is one for the business owners and people offering services to actors. For £15 per month you'll get a 900(w)x100(h) pixel banner at the top of the front page of the site, and on one other page of your choice. You'll get access to more than 100 hits per day, by people specifically looking for acting and theatre services in Sussex.


This can be amended or cancelled at any time, so is also a good short-term option.

I'm yours.
$28 or more per month
This works out at just over £20 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


None of you can afford this, surely? I mean, it wouldn't even make sense, would it? You can get Mandy.com for a couple of quid more, or a lot less if you pay annually. Even Spotlight doesn't work out this expensive. 


Look, the title was just a joke, right? You can't actually have me. Although I'm happy to offer you half an hour of consultancy for this tier too. Not sure what you'd be consulting me on, though - how to drive yourself to an emotional and financial breakdown, perhaps? I'm good at that.

No chance
$71 or more per month
This works out at just over £50 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


Now I KNOW you can't afford this. I don't even know what to offer you here. I mean, I can offer my heartfelt thanks - that's a given - but really, if you do this, I'll probably just spend it on things I shouldn't. Pah. Who am I kidding? I'm not that interesting. It'll likely go on a new microphone and travel costs for guests.

Keep dreaming
$142 or more per month
This works out at just over £100 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


I mean, don't let me stop you, but I really wouldn't click this option. For this amount I'd be happy to sing you happy birthday (badly) and tell my friends how great you are.

My arse
$700 or more per month
This works out at just over £500 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


I don't even know why I'm still going with these tiers. For this amount I'd close the site down and be your PA for a week. I'll even wear a suit. Actually, there are a few things that I'd do for you for this amount of money. No, not THAT. How dare you.

Goals
10 of 20 patrons
Once we hit 20 patrons, even at just £1 each, the hosting will be paid for within a couple of months. The rebrand will happen and the website will be streamlined.
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Hey there folks! Thanks for checking out the SussexActors.co.uk Patreon!

If you're here, you're probably already aware that I run the website BrightonActors.co.uk - the one-stop shop for actors and producers in Brighton. And that means that there is definitely something of interest for you here. Make sure you read to the end.

I've pretty much reached the limit of what I can do with the site on a voluntary basis, so I thought I'd set out some plans for the future that are only achievable with a little bit of cashflow to spend on the site.

Rebranding

The site will soon be re-branded as SussexActors.co.uk. The site was originally set up to cover all of Sussex, but I've become aware that the original name is turning away people from outside Brighton. With more and more actors and fellow creatives moving to the more affordable towns around Brighton, exciting collaborations are already taking place across the county and there is an opportunity to make the most of that.

Helping you find paid work

I'd like to add more content to the site that will help actors to find paid work locally - both within the acting world or outside of it. Specifically, I'm going to record some podcasts with a range of people - from employers looking for actors for specific roles, to actors already working successfully within the industry in fields that you may not have considered. There are three podcasts available for free on this page, discussing a range of topics. More such podcasts will be recorded and provided exclusively to Patreon subscribers, who will also be able to suggest future guests.

Updating the site

Further research is necessary to fill out and update the site. The original site was filled with content that I had harboured from my experiences as an actor and theatre producer, as well as a few quick google searches. I'd like to reach a little deeper into the likes of Worthing, Hastings, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas, and create some more comprehensive listings. The hope is this will enable local companies and performers to take shows and workshops across the county with ease.

Then there's the design of the site. It's pretty basic, and although I intend to keep it that way, it could do with a new lick of paint. My graphic design skills are pretty rudimentary, so I'd like to spend some money on a more professional looking logo (update: done) and some plug-ins to add some functionality to the site, including a simple actor directory that will allow users to post links to their Mandy.com and Spotlight profiles if they wish.

Castings

The castings section - which attracted thousands of hits per month before the technical problems in November 2017 - needs re-building, and I would like to purchase a plug-in that makes it easier for both casting professionals and actors to use, including the facility to apply directly through the site.

Patreon content

These are just the initial proposals. By committing to this Patreon, you will be able to suggest and discuss further changes to the site, and you'll get an insight into the processes behind running the site.

One of my passions is making services accessible to all, regardless of income or social background, so the site will always remain free to use. There are different payment tiers here solely to allow people to commit at a level that they can afford. All subscribers will receive the same benefits with the exception of the advertising tiers, which are designed for people with a service to sell.

I'll also ensure that I pay it forward. For example, by donating to the freeware provider of the podcasting software I use, and by creating paid work opportunities for local creatives.

Become a Patron NOW!

Tiers start at just over £1 per month - anything you can afford will be truly appreciated, and will benefit the local community as a whole.

FAQs

Q: What will the money be spent on?
A: Primarily developing the SussexActors.co.uk website. Either through buying new plugins, covering admin costs or bringing in developers to improve the site. Once the site is up and running as it should be, I'll look to invest in better podcasting equipment and software. After that, it'll cover things like travel costs for meeting podcast guests.

Q: How does Patreon work?
A: It's really simple. You set up a profile with them, make your pledge, and your card is debited on the 1st of every month. You can cancel or change your pledge at any time.

Q: Why do the pledges say "$1.50+ per month"
A: The amount in each tier is purely a suggestion. You can pledge any amount you like - in dollars. I'm afraid Patreon is an American site, so I can't change the dollars to pounds sterling, but I have provided an exchange rate in the text of each pledge tier.


Recent posts by Guy Wah

Rewards
Strugglers/frugals
$1.50 or more per month
This works out at just over £1 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018). 


If you are a struggling actor without any kind of regular work and this is genuinely all you can afford, then I totally understand, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and your generosity is appreciated. 

Less frugal
$4.50 or more per month
This works out at just over £3 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


One posh coffee less every month and you get to support hundreds of actors and producers in their careers!


If you find yourself on an upward-trajectory in your career thanks to the resources you've used on the site, do consider moving up a tier or making a one-off donation. 

Generous
$7 or more per month
This works out at just over £5 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


Aww shucks guys! Clearly you get regular use from the site and you appreciate the work that goes in to keeping it live. And it shows. You're awesome. I definitely love you.

Advertiser (one page)
$11.50 or more per month
This works out at just over £8 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


This is one for the business owners and people offering services to actors. For £8 per month you'll get a  900(w)x100(h) pixel banner at the top of a page of your choice (excluding the front page and certain functional pages that cannot be edited), thus giving you access to people specifically looking for acting and theatre services in Sussex. This would be a good option for photographers, showreel editors, venues offering rehearsal space and companies offering workshops and/or drop-ins. 


This can be cancelled or amended at any time, so it is also a good short-term option.

Amazing people
$14 or more per month
This works out at just over £10 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


Aww man, I don't know what to say. Clearly you've achieved some level of success from using the site and you're keen to give back. You're awesome too. Truth be told, I love you more than the lower tiers, but don't tell them that because I know they're giving everything they can and I don't want to hurt their feelings.

Advertiser (front page)
$21 or more per month (sold out!)
This works out at just over £15 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


This is one for the business owners and people offering services to actors. For £15 per month you'll get a 900(w)x100(h) pixel banner at the top of the front page of the site, and on one other page of your choice. You'll get access to more than 100 hits per day, by people specifically looking for acting and theatre services in Sussex.


This can be amended or cancelled at any time, so is also a good short-term option.

I'm yours.
$28 or more per month
This works out at just over £20 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


None of you can afford this, surely? I mean, it wouldn't even make sense, would it? You can get Mandy.com for a couple of quid more, or a lot less if you pay annually. Even Spotlight doesn't work out this expensive. 


Look, the title was just a joke, right? You can't actually have me. Although I'm happy to offer you half an hour of consultancy for this tier too. Not sure what you'd be consulting me on, though - how to drive yourself to an emotional and financial breakdown, perhaps? I'm good at that.

No chance
$71 or more per month
This works out at just over £50 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


Now I KNOW you can't afford this. I don't even know what to offer you here. I mean, I can offer my heartfelt thanks - that's a given - but really, if you do this, I'll probably just spend it on things I shouldn't. Pah. Who am I kidding? I'm not that interesting. It'll likely go on a new microphone and travel costs for guests.

Keep dreaming
$142 or more per month
This works out at just over £100 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


I mean, don't let me stop you, but I really wouldn't click this option. For this amount I'd be happy to sing you happy birthday (badly) and tell my friends how great you are.

My arse
$700 or more per month
This works out at just over £500 per month (£/$ conversion - Feb 2018).  


I don't even know why I'm still going with these tiers. For this amount I'd close the site down and be your PA for a week. I'll even wear a suit. Actually, there are a few things that I'd do for you for this amount of money. No, not THAT. How dare you.