Welcome to our FAQ!
For those seeking entertainment:
We're thrilled to offer you a wide range of entertainment options for your event, all at no cost or registration requirement. You can easily explore and browse through thousands of choices, from various styles and genres to specific bands or acts you love. Just use our user-friendly search box to find your perfect talent. As you scroll down, more fantastic options will keep popping up!
Each act comes with a brief description, pictures, sound clips, and videos for your convenience. When you find an act that catches your interest, simply click the email button or fill out our online form, providing the event date, location, and other details.
Our team of experienced Talent Coordinators will then work diligently to confirm availability and prices for you. Rest assured, there's no obligation until you're ready to proceed with the booking.
We understand that your event is special, so while our GigRoster™ website is incredibly easy to use, our real human experts are also available to assist you and answer any questions to help you find the perfect act. Best of all, using GigRoster™ is completely free—no registration or account creation necessary. Let's get started on your entertainment journey!
For professional performing acts or entertainers:
We're excited to have you on board with our premium listing on the GigRoster™ site. Listing yourself here is entirely free, and we encourage you to showcase your talent with great promotional material, including sound clips, pictures, videos, prices, schedules, and a comprehensive description of your services.
You have the freedom to update your information and media as often as you'd like. Our goal is to assist you in gaining more exposure and attracting potential clients without any pressure to upgrade. Our dedicated team of real human Talent Coordinators is here to support you in making your listing successful. Sign up with the full premium package at no cost and get ready to shine!
What happens when a client is interested in hiring your performing act?
When a client expresses interest in your act or wants to inquire about pricing and availability, our Talent Coordinators at & GigRoster™ will promptly get in touch with you, usually via email or text. They will provide you with all the specifics of the requested performance(s) so you can respond with your price and availability for that event. We encourage you to get back to us as soon as possible, even if you're unavailable for the event. Quick responses are appreciated by clients who are eager to make booking decisions. Be assured that all requests are thoroughly vetted by our professional talent buyers. The GigRoster™ system ensures that we never disclose your contact information on the website until after the booking confirmation. Your information is never given out if someone requests it for personal reasons or other reasons. It is against our policy.
What is the registration process for entertainers?
We've made the registration process simple and hassle-free. If you haven't registered before you simply use your email account (which will be your unique username). Follow these easy steps:
Visit our registration page at https://www.gigroster.com/acts/sign_up.
- Enter your email and create a password of your choice to access your account and manage your listings in the future.
- Click continue and check your email for a confirmation link. Click on the link in the email to confirm your email address.
- Follow the instructions on the confirmation page to set up your free account and start adding one or more listings for your performing act(s).
Already have a performer account but can't log in or lost your password? No worries! Here's what you can do:
- Go to https://www.gigroster.com/acts/password/new (or click the link "Get A New Password" on the sign-in page).
- Enter the email address/username associated with your account.
- Check your email for a link from GigRoster to reset your password. Click the link to create a new password and access your account.
How can I upload media for my listing?
As a performer, having a compelling online presentation is essential for attracting clients and booking more gigs. On Gigroster, you can easily upload images, audio clips, and videos to significantly enhance your chances of connecting with potential clients. Follow these simple steps to upload media:
- Sign in to Gigroster and select the listing you want to update. Click the "Edit" icon to access the editing page.
- Choose the "Media" tab located near the top of the page.
- Select "Add Image," "Add Audio," or "Add Video" using the clickable icons, depending on the type of media you want to add.
- Click the green "Click to Add Files" button to open a file browser. Choose the files you want to upload from your computer and click "Open" when you're done.
- Finally, press the blue "Start All" icon to upload your media to your profile.
Voila! Your media is now available for everyone to see and enjoy.
If you encounter any issues with uploading media or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to ensure your listing looks fantastic and attracts the attention it deserves.
Why does our act need to choose a home location? We can perform nationwide.
At GigRoster™, each act’s home location is based the mailing address to help us accurately understand your base and identify suitable local gigs for you. Additionally, this ensures that clients can find acts within a reasonable distance, by default within 100 miles of their event location. However, rest assured that choosing your home location doesn't restrict your ability to perform nationwide, and it won't impact search results for clients seeking talent nationwide. Our sophisticated search algorithm ensures that your act can be discovered by clients regardless of whether they're searching locally or across the country. We believe this approach creates a balanced and effective way to connect talented performers with their desired audiences. Your address never shows to customers in their search, but they will see the city where you are based and the approximate distance to the event location. This will help them understand if you would need to charge a travel fee for locations that are further away.
If your act is genuinely based in a different location than your mailing address indicates, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to find solutions and ensure your act appears in searches for the correct area.
I've listed one or more acts. Do I need to do anything more?
What Do You Need To Make Your Listing Page Stand Out And Be Displayed When Customers Are Searching For What You Do?
Maximize the spotlight on your act with a full profile: At GigRoster™, we assist you in gaining maximum attention when potential customers search for their ideal entertainment. The added bonus? On GigRoster™, listings with complete promo take precedence, appearing higher in search results whenever the search criteria match. In a customer's search yielding five acts, the ones with the most comprehensive promo will be showcased first, ensuring you can receive the recognition you truly deserve. Let's make your presence shine brightly and captivate potential buyers.
Ensure top visibility by adding up to 10 styles to your profile:This step is of the highest priority if you want to be found. When clients search for talent on GigRoster™ they typically look for specific types of acts, bands, or talent. Including the 1 to 3-word search terms that accurately represent your style is crucial, as it allows clients to find you when seeking the type of entertainment, you offer. By providing these key descriptors, you enhance the chances of clients discovering everything you have to offer. While performers often possess great versatility, it's advisable to focus on your core talent when selecting styles for this section. Avoid listing every possible style unless you genuinely desire to prioritize gigs related to that genre. Rest assured, you'll have ample space in your main description to showcase your versatility and communicate the range of styles you can bring to clients' events. Take this opportunity to present your act in the best light possible, ensuring that potential clients can easily find and appreciate the core of your talent.
Craft an enticing description for your listing: Provide captivating written material that showcases everything you have to offer. Remember, this description will be the first thing potential customers read when considering hiring you, so a mere sentence or two might not grab much attention. Embrace this space to tell your unique story, outlining your show's highlights, the diverse events you excel at performing for, and even include reviews from satisfied past customers. Share your impressive repertoire and more—it's your opportunity to leave a lasting impression. While you can copy and paste from other sources, make sure not to miss the chance to highlight your talents to the broader market, as search engines like Google will crawl your listing. Seize this moment to truly sell your act and captivate the imagination of prospective clients. Your description holds the power to draw them in and leave them eager to experience the magic you bring to every performance. Don't hold back—let your passion and talent shine through, making your listing irresistible to all who come across it.
Make a first impression in selling your act to potential customers by adding your pictures:Without any photos in your listing, there's a significant chance that it may go unnoticed in searches. The first thing potential customers will see is your picture when searching for entertainment in a specific area. Simply click on the media tab while editing your listing and add at least one fantastic photo—ideally, more if you'd like better search results. You have the freedom to include pictures in jpg/jpeg, png, or gif formats. These images serve as a window into your performance, allowing customers to envision the magic you bring to every event. Present your act in its best light and leave a lasting impact by showcasing your talent through your visuals. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words, and this basic yet crucial step will undoubtedly set you on the path to attracting more potential clients and securing exciting opportunities for your act.
Enhance your page by adding one or more music or sound clips: It's an effortless way for customers to experience your talent and grasp the remarkable variety and quality you offer. By sharing sound bites, you'll pique their interest and provide invaluable material to aid them in their buying decision. Feel free to upload as many sound files as you wish. You can effortlessly upload multiple files simultaneously. To get started, head to the media tab while editing your listing, where you can seamlessly upload one or more music or sound samples in mp3 format. These clips will undoubtedly give clients a taste of the magic you bring to every performance. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your artistry, leaving a memorable mark on all who come across your page.
Elevate your page by adding one or more great videos:These days, this is the most essential way customers can preview your talent, experiencing firsthand what you can deliver live. Embracing this feature is vital for showcasing your unique abilities and capturing the interest of purchasers. If you have impressive videos at your disposal and haven't uploaded them yet, you're missing out on a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your talents and draw attention to what you have to offer. Feel free to include multiple videos, each serving as a powerful window into your exceptional performances. Uploading them is a breeze—simply head to the media tab while editing your listing, where you can effortlessly add one or more videos in mp4 format, each up to 250 MB. These captivating visuals will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on customers, igniting their excitement and fascination with your act. Present your talent in the most compelling way possible and let your performances speak for themselves, leaving potential clients eager to experience the magic you bring to events when you are performing live.
Be sure to include one or more sample price packages: This is a game-changer when it comes to attracting customer interest. Just like walking into a store without any prices listed, customers prefer having at least an idea of what to expect. That's why acts with one or more pricing packages tend to generate 80% higher interest among talent seekers. We understand that every gig is unique, and prices can vary widely among performers, but having sample packages gives customers a ballpark figure to consider. You can offer up to 10 different sample price packages for various situations allowing customers to gauge your price range for different types of performances. While we can always negotiate prices based on specific circumstances, it's crucial to provide potential clients with an initial starting point. Don't risk losing customers because they are uncomfortable guessing at your prices—let your transparency shine through by showcasing your pricing packages. You can even utilize these packages to offer enticing "Add-Ons" to your basic pricing packages, providing additional options for customers to consider and increasing your profit. To get the ball rolling with potential customers, head to the pricing tab and input one or more sample packages. This proactive step ensures that interested clients can start envisioning the value you bring to their events and empowers them to make informed decisions. Embrace the power of pricing clarity to make your listing even more appealing and secure exciting opportunities with ease.
Streamline the booking process and pull in potential customers by adding your schedule of booked dates:When visitors land on the GigRoster™ site, their top questions are always about availability and pricing. You can easily provide them with answers and propel the booking process forward by using our convenient availability tab to list your upcoming dates, unavailable dates, or public performances where they can see you live. This valuable feature allows you to efficiently keep your schedule up-to-date, serving as a powerful tool for both customers and Talent Coordinators. By showcasing your availability, customers can swiftly determine if your talent aligns with their event date, saving time and offering immediate answers. This proactive approach significantly enhances your chances of securing bookings, as potential clients can envision your availability without delay. Moreover, having an updated schedule benefits our Talent Coordinators, as they can quickly identify talent that fits specific client requests, avoiding unnecessary inquiries for dates you are already booked. It is designed to be super simple, just a few clicks, and you can easily add each booking or unavailable date, ensuring that your listing remains relevant and enticing to potential customers, fans, and those seeking live performances before committing to booking. By keeping your schedule current, you gain a prominent advantage in the booking process, and your listing becomes a sought-after destination for customers and coordinators alike. Take advantage of this straightforward and impactful feature to elevate your presence on GigRoster™ and secure opportunities with ease.
Maximize your exposure and support our Talent Coordinators by adding your direct website link:This feature can make all the difference when our Talent Coordinators are crafting proposals for potential customers. If you have a dedicated web page with your own URL, fantastic. Alternatively, you can include your act's Facebook page if you'd prefer. To make this valuable addition, click on the "More" tab while editing your listing and simply copy and paste the URL for your web page or Facebook page. This link will not be visible to customers on GigRoster™, so it doesn't replace the need to create a complete and engaging GigRoster™ listing.
What is I perform in more than one Act? Managing multiple acts within one account is a breeze, ensuring seamless organization and ease of access for both you and our customers from your single GigRoster™ account. By presenting each act with its own dedicated listing, you empower customers to quickly discover the perfect entertainment match for their unique event requirements. You won't confuse customers by trying to roll two or three different, separate acts, into a single page listing. Whether you excel in various genres, styles, or performance types, giving each act its spotlight allows you to cater directly to your audience's preferences. With separate listings, you maximize visibility and create a tailored experience for potential clients, setting you apart as a versatile and customer-focused performer. Embrace the convenience of managing multiple acts within one account, making the booking process more efficient and enjoyable for all parties involved.
Can I put a link on my own site to increase my listing’s exposure on GigRoster™? Now acts can include a direct link to their GigRoster listing on their personal website or any other online platform where they promote their services. By doing so, your listing will receive priority placement in our search results and receive a boost in online visibility through popular search engines like Google and Bing. Over time, this has proven to significantly increase traffic and exposure for our performers. To access the link code and instructions for using this function, simply navigate to the "More" tab on your GigRoster profile. We've made it easy to implement, but should you need any assistance, feel free to reach out to us or your web designer.
What If I don’t Have the Time or Don’t Have The Computer Skills To Create a Really Complete Profile? Let Us Help Elevate Your Visibility With a Comprehensive, Enhanced Profile Created by the GigRoster™ Team Text: Now you can take advantage of our expert tech team to craft an exceptional listing that ranks prominently in relevant searches, saving you time and effort. We’ll put in the hours to make it great, and best of all, it is an affordable, one-time fee. Remember, at GigRoster, profiles with thorough promotional content are given priority. For instance, if a customer's search yields five acts, those with comprehensive promo will be showcased first. Let us make sure you appear at the top of search results when your qualifications align. Learn More Here
Thank you for being part of The GigRoster™ platform, and we're here to support you in showcasing your talent to the world! If you ever encounter any challenges or have questions, feel free to reach out to us anytime!
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