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Using Search Engine Optimization to Promote Yourself as a Celebrity Impersonator

One would think that impersonating a famous celebrity will instantly get you some gigs. Unfortunately, that is the furthest from the truth. It’s not enough to look, sound and act like your celebrity persona. In order to get a constant flow of work, you need to promote yourself at every chance you can get. If you don’t, then you will find yourself in between jobs, a lot.

 

What should you do to tell the world that you are here? Well, let me sing to you the praises of self-promotion through digital marketing. You see, when I first got started, I got a few gigs here and there, but it was sporadic. It wasn’t something I could rely on for a stable source of income. However, I was good at it. Even more than that, I loved doing it. SEO Services and Online Marketing Can make a Huge Differnce

 

After a while, I finally decided that this is what I want to do. Period. From that point on, I did whatever I could to get work as a celebrity impersonator. I even added more personas to my repertoire. I just got better and better. Unfortunately, that didn’t do much for getting me more appearances. Don’t get me wrong. A lot can be said for word-of-mouth referrals and agencies. However, I knew that I can be doing more to get discovered.

 

So, I turned to the internet, the good old World Wide Web. I had a website designed just for me and my act. Then I put the link on my resume. I also sent it to clients, friends, family, etc. I pretty much followed what everyone else said that I should be doing. I got some more work, but it was still a trickle.

 

It wasn’t until I read about search engine optimization, and started implementing key words into my online marketing, that I finally saw real results. I immediately shot up the search engine result rankings. From then on, whenever someone types my name or my celebrity persona, my website pops up. It was awesome. What’s even better is the calls for more work started coming in and I did get busier. In fact, I got so busy that I no longer can handle doing my own digital marketing. As a result, it became a never-ending cycle and I found myself getting no rest.

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At the recommendation of a friend, I decided to turn to a digital marketing agency in Whitby, Ontario called Magnet Labs Design to take over management of my online presence. It turned out to be the best thing I ever did. Not only did they take over my online marketing, but they optimized my website even more. It was amazing. They made search engine optimization into an absolute science.

 

Let me be the first to tell you that I would not be where I am today if it were not for the wonders of digital marketing, search engine optimization and the great people at Magnet Labs Design. Because of them, I have been able to make a career out of something I love.

 

For those of you who don’t really know what SEO is, here’s a video with a more detailed explanation:

Getting the Best Celebrity Impersonator

The entertainment industry is so diverse that a person who simply looks like someone famous can become famous in their own right. I am Derek Williams and most people know me as the one true Sven Goran Eriksson lookalike. The reason that celeb impersonators such as myself; are in such high demand is that we are first of all a fraction of the cost of what the real person would charge and secondly much easier to book for any occasion. But where do you find modern day celebs such as me who have gained merit through our “good fortune” looks?

The only rule is not to settle for fake impersonators.

This may seem like a strange concept when you are already dealing with booking someone who is merely pretending to be someone famous; but as with all impersonators there is only one true individual who actually looks and acts the part to its fullest. I truly believe that there is no substitute for a recognized lookalike who has achieved public acclaim for portraying their famous counterparts. So the best option is to find someone like myself who has already been noted on numerous TV and Radio shows for my uncanny resemblance to a famous person.

It’s not all in the look

One thing that this industry has taught me is that simply looking the part is not enough; if you are looking to be hire as a lookalike; and turn it into a successful career such as mine, then you will need to ensure that you have actually taken the time to learn to walk and talk like the original star. There is nothing more off putting than hiring an impersonator only to find out that they are an amateur with no experience and simply cannot pull of the role of fully encapsulating who they need to be portraying. In all honesty when it comes to my impersonation of Sven I knew from early on that I just looking the part was just not enough if I wanted to be marked as his one true lookalike; and I take immense pride in how my Svenalike character comes across.

What to look for when you book

Most lookalikes will have booking agents that they work through; however they will also have their own personal sites such as this one. I personally love having that personal one-on-one interaction with my fans and enjoy seeing how they react to me.

Any lookalike who has only recently started out in the business should be able to build up an impressive list of credentials to back up their claim to being the official lookalike or impersonator of a specific celebrity. A good example is to simply take a look at my long list of appearances and the fact that I can actually caused a public riot due to my uncanny appearance to Sven.

As an impersonator, I believe it is vital to always portray my lookalike persona in a respectful manner. To book my services all you need do is contact me via my site or through an agent in order to finalize the booking; similarly casting agents and directors can contact me directly to discuss any projects that may need my expert lookalike talent.