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

As you're here, you're probably already aware that I have been running the website BrightonActors.co.uk since 20015. It's a one-stop shop for actors and producers in Brighton, and the chances are that by the time you read this it'll have be re-branded as SussexActors.co.uk.

There are a few things that need doing to the site, and that's where you come in...

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 Patreon subscribers will gain exclusive access to listen to them one month before the general public!

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. To do this, I'll need to spend time networking in the various towns around Sussex.

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.

Patrons so far have helped pay for: website hosting, logo design, castings plugin, flyers, networking venue hire and Facebook advertising for the launch event.

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: Developing and promoting the site. Transport to and from meetings around the county to develop working relationships with key stakeholders in key towns.

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


This smallest of donations, when made with a group of like-minded people over the course of a year, makes a big difference to the work I can do. 

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


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


Again, the cost of one coffee per month makes a huge difference from a number of people over a period of time. Thank you!

£5 per month
$7 or more per month
This works out at just over £5 per month (£/$ 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. 

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.

£10 per month
$14 or more per month
This works out at just over £10 per month (£/$ 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. 

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.

£20 per month
$28 or more per month
This works out at just over £20 per month (£/$ 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. 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.

Hey there folks! Thanks for checking out the SussexActors.co.uk Patreon!

As you're here, you're probably already aware that I have been running the website BrightonActors.co.uk since 20015. It's a one-stop shop for actors and producers in Brighton, and the chances are that by the time you read this it'll have be re-branded as SussexActors.co.uk.

There are a few things that need doing to the site, and that's where you come in...

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 Patreon subscribers will gain exclusive access to listen to them one month before the general public!

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. To do this, I'll need to spend time networking in the various towns around Sussex.

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.

Patrons so far have helped pay for: website hosting, logo design, castings plugin, flyers, networking venue hire and Facebook advertising for the launch event.

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: Developing and promoting the site. Transport to and from meetings around the county to develop working relationships with key stakeholders in key towns.

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.

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


This smallest of donations, when made with a group of like-minded people over the course of a year, makes a big difference to the work I can do. 

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


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


Again, the cost of one coffee per month makes a huge difference from a number of people over a period of time. Thank you!

£5 per month
$7 or more per month
This works out at just over £5 per month (£/$ 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. 

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.

£10 per month
$14 or more per month
This works out at just over £10 per month (£/$ 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. 

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.

£20 per month
$28 or more per month
This works out at just over £20 per month (£/$ 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. 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.