The Clients’ Guide to Joboundu

How to Navigate the Site with Ease

1. Sign Up

Fill in the sections in the sign-up form confirming your name, password and email address. Remember to specify in the drop-down menu that you are here to hire. As a client, there’s no need to create a profile.

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2. Looking for Talents

To start looking for Talents, you can use the Search bar at the top of the main page to search for a specific person.Buyers Guide Picture 2

However, if you aren’t looking for anything specific, you can browse the ‘Popular Profiles’ section on the main page. You can also specify your search using the different categories available: Actors, Models, Extras, Real Couples, Voice Overs, Sports Models and Photographers.

Clicking on a section such as ‘Actors’ will take you to a page like the one below where you will be able to browse the different profiles available to you. The actors’ day rates are visible in green on the bottom-right side of their profile pictures.

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You can also filter results according to your preference: either at the top right hand side of the page, where you can select the newest or the best-rated profiles, or on your left, where you can select the category- for instance, ‘Film’- that you would like to filter actors for.

You can further filter your results further down the page on the left-hand side by selecting everything from a talent’s height to their eye colour.

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3. Selecting a Talent

Once you select a specific Talent, you will be able to see their profile in more detail, and view everything from show-reels to their resume.

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On the right-hand side of the page, beneath the picture of the Talent, you will find the ‘Contact’ button: this will allow you to message the talent directly. If you want to make a custom offer, however, you can also do this by clicking the ‘Request Custom Offer’ button above the picture of the Talent, which will take you to the page seen below.

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You can keep track of these messages via your Inbox (see below), which can be accessed by clicking the envelope icon at the top right-hand corner of the page. Though we encourage you to send messages to the Talents- and vice versa- one of the best things about Joboundu is that it guarantees protection for both the Client and the Talent: therefore, please don’t send each other your telephone numbers or email addresses!Buyers Guide Picture 7

Further down the page, you will be able to see more specific information about the talent in particular, such as their appearance, measurements and their Best Skills: this will allow you to better tailor your search, and find the perfect person for the role you have in mind.

At the bottom of the Talent’s profile, you will be able to see where they are based- for instance, in London- whether they have any specific booking deals, and any other profiles in any other sections of the site that they have created.

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If you really like a Talent’s profile, or want to save it so that you can come back to it later, click the heart-shaped button at the top-left hand side of a Talent’s profile. By hovering your mouse over the heart you can also see how many other clients have saved that profile; by clicking it, you save the profile to the ‘My Favourites’ section of the drop-down menu, under ‘My Profiles’. By clicking it again, you will remove it.

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Here, you can browse, book or delete the profiles of your favourite Talents.

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4. Booking talents

Once you decide to book a talent, select the green ‘Book’ button and you’ll be taken to this page: this is where you will be able to review your payment and then pay via PayPal. This is completely confidential, as the only thing we require from you is your PayPal email address!

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Once this is done, the money will be taken from your bank account and held in stasis until the Talent has finished the job that you have booked them to do- after which it will be released into their account.

5. Your Inbox

If you wish to keep track of the messages that you have sent to Talents, or to reply to one that has been sent to you, select the ‘Private Messages’ option from your dashboard, or the envelope icon at the top right-hand corner of the page. This will take you to your Inbox, where you can send and receive messages.

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6. Keeping track of your bookings

Once you have booked a talent, clicking the ‘Shopping’ option on the dashboard menu on theBuyers Guide Picture 11 right hand side of the page will take you to your ‘My Shopping’ page. This is where you will be able to keep track of all of your bookings and even write reviews for the people that you have booked for jobs. The green banner at the top of the page will tell you how many bookings you have and the tabs beneath it will let you keep track of active, cancelled and completed jobs.

In addition, you can keep track of your payments by selecting the ‘Payments’ button on the dashboard menu.

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7. Support and Feedback

If you want to ask a question, select ‘Support’ from the drop-down menu at the right-hand side of the page. This will take you to the Support page where you can ask your questions and get your problems sorted!

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Here, you can browse the questions that have already been asked by other users- by using the search bar, or by selecting the filters that are beneath it. If you want to ask a question that hasn’t already been asked, then select the ‘New Ticket’ button at the right-hand side of the page.

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From here, you can ask your question and press ‘Submit’. Your query will then appear on the main Support page, and our friendly and helpful staff will answer your question as soon as possible!


That’s all there is to it. If there’s anything else you want to know, or need clarifying, don’t hesitate to use our Support page- after all, you now know how to use it!

 

By Vicky Jessop

FAQs for Talents

Need some help? Find out the answers here!

 

I would love to apply. What do I need to join?

First and foremost, your passion! Just sign up- it’s free- and make sure that your profile plays to your strengths and includes everything that would make people want to hire you. One thing: you need to be over eighteen.

Find out how to create a profile in our guide for Talents here.

Do I have to pay to join the platform?

No, Joboundu is completely free to join. The only amount we charge is a 13% commission fee upon booking. Otherwise, it’s free to set up your profiles and upload photos or videos to the site.

Do I need a professional portfolio?

Yes: to join Joboundu you need at least one professional headshot. Without this it will much harder to be booked or taken seriously as an actor or model. If you haven’t got a headshot, you can start by asking a friend to take a headshot for you: simple on a plain background.

We can also arrange to take your first headshot: just message us at info@joboundu.com. We can take a headshot for you or arrange for a professional photographer to come in.

What do I include in my Resume?

Any professional credits that you have that are relevant to the profile that you are creating- whether it is Commercial Acting, Voice Over work, Photography or Editorial Modelling! List the most professional jobs that you have done so far.

I want to be a model/ talent but I don’t have enough professional experience to put on my portfolio. What should I do?

If you do not have professional material, don’t sign just yet! Please come back after you’ve gained some training and experience in the industry. We’ll be ready to accept you once you’re sure Joboundu is the right place for you!

If you don’t have enough professional experience you can start by asking a friend to take a headshot for you: simple on a plain background.

We can also arrange to take your first headshot: just message us at info@joboundu.com! We can take a headshot for you or arrange for a professional photographer to come in.

Do I need a show reel?

If you’re an actor, then it is highly recommended that you have one- our clients have told us that they would like to see one when browsing for actors- along with any other photographs that are tailored to your profile.

Do I need an audio reel?

If you’re a voice-over actor, we strongly recommend that you upload one, as this is where you showcase your strengths and clients can book you directly from it!

I have an agent. Can I still join Joboundu?

Yes, of course you can! Becoming a part of joboundu.com will help you gain more exposure for you and your agent.

Joboundu helps you get noticed worldwide – and it’s all free!

How do I create a profile on Joboundu?

Please see our tutorial on how to use Joboundu, which you can find here.

What size should the photos I upload be?

Each picture you upload should have a maximum size of 10MB, and you can upload up to ten pictures for each profile.

How many photos and videos can I upload on my profiles?

You can upload ten photographs, one showreel and one audioreel.

I am based outside of the UK: can I still create a profile?

Yes you can still create a profile with Joboundu: the platform is open to clients worldwide.

What is the minimum basic studio fee that I can set on my profile?

The minimum is £100 a day, however you can also charge more depending on your personal basic studio fees and experience.

Should I add my location to my profile?

Yes, you should! By doing this we can match you more closely with clients, as many look for talents that are based within a certain area.


Couldn’t find what you were looking for? Contact us at info@joboundu.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

 

 

By Vicky Jessop

FAQs for Clients

Find out everything you need to know about booking a Talent!

 

How do I contact Talents?

You can send a Talent a Custom Offer: this is where you send them a booking proposal. You will then be able to access and send more messages in your Inbox- which is located in the top right-hand corner of your profile screen. For more detailed instructions see the guide for Clients here.

Do I have to pay to join?

No, Joboundu is completely free to join: there are no commission fees, so you can use all of your budget on booking your dream Talent!

How do I pay talents?

You can with Paypal, so all we need from you is your email address- but through this you can also use your Debit and Credit cards.

How do I create a profile on Joboundu?

It’s free and low-hassle: please see our tutorial on how to use Joboundu, which you can find here.

I am based outside of the UK: can I still book a talent?

Yes, you can- Joboundu is open to clients and buyers worldwide.

I have a specific budget that a Talent doesn’t fit- can I send a Talent a different, custom proposal that meets my needs?

Yes, by sending a Talent a Custom Offer. You can see this when you click on their profile, and click on the button that says ‘Send a Custom Offer’: this takes you to a messaging service where you can interact directly with the Talent and negotiate with them until you reach the budget that you want.

Find a more detailed set of instructions in the Clients’ Guide here.

How do I contact talents and send them a booking proposal?

You can either book the Talent directly by clicking on their profiles and seeing what they charge as a daily rate, or sending them a Custom Offer, where you can negotiate with the Talent. You can find this by clicking the button that says ‘Send a Custom Offer’ on a Talent’s profile.

Find a more detailed set of instructions in the Clients’ Guide here.

How can I be sure that the Talents I am booking are of a professional standard?

At Joboundu we carefully, individually check and approve all of our Talents; only the best profiles appear on our website, and all our Talent’s previous work experience is screened for quality. We only provide you with ready-to-book talents from the best ones for your all your projects needs.

Can I filter and search for Talents by skills and appearance?

Yes, you can. Upon clicking on any section- for instance ‘Actors’ or ‘Models’- you are taken to the main page where you can use the search bar on the left-hand side of the page to tailor your search even further, using everything from Availability Dates to Skills.

For more detailed instructions, see the Guide for Clients here.

Can I save the profiles that I like?

Yes, you can! You can ‘favourite’ a Talent by clicking on the heart button in the bottom right-hand corner of their profile picture. You can then browse your favourites on your dashboard: simply click ‘Profiles’, then ‘My Favourites’ from the drop-down menu at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

For more detailed instructions, see the guide for Clients here.

Couldn’t find what you were looking for? Contact us at info@joboundu.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

By Vicky Jessop

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Peter Kingsford Petley is a clinical hypnotherapist who is based in both London and Amsterdam. Peter treats a wide range of people from all walks of life, including actors. Changing self-limiting beliefs, improving confidence, and managing stress are just a few of the many ways that he helps his clients to transform their lives. We at Joboundu sat down with him to find out more about hypnotherapy, and how it can benefit those who work in the acting and modelling industries. (more…)