Stuff You Should Have Easily Accessible Online – An EPK That Works

Digital EPK for Musicians and ComediansHow’s your EPK looking?  Is it working for you?  Or do you still need to go hunt up links to different assets when bookers or journalists ask for them?

What’s An EPK?

Let’s back up a little bit.  Maybe you’re not sure what an EPK is.  EPK stands for Electronic Press Kit.  It’s the modern version of the old “jam some stuff in a fancy folder and a manila envelope” press kit of yore and the artist profiles in a binder of more recent yore.

How To Build A Comedian or Musician Website Cheaply And Easily – Less than $9/month

comedian websiteThis is pretty much a repost of something I wrote for my artist blog awhile back.  Well before I started Big Whiz Bang.  So I wanted to transfer the info over here so you can keep your resources all in one place. 🙂

There was a discussion the other day among my comedian friends about how to put up a website cheaply and easily.  And it can be done just that way.

How To Upgrade To Optimize Press 2 Theme

Optimize Press 2 Upgrade SiteIf you’re not familiar with Optimize Press, it’s a WordPress theme built specifically for marketing.  It makes it super easy to create email capture pages, sales pages, membership areas and more.  It’s been all the rage in internet marketing circles for a couple years now.  I use it for the member area of my artist site.  I’m also developing a new site for my teaching studio with it.

Recently, they released Optimize Press 2 and it’s got a ton of big changes in it to make building sites even easier.  The problem is, the new version is built on a whole different engine.  So there’s no quick and easy way to upgrade to Optimize Press 2 without taking your site offline while you rebuild or only going halfway with the plugin.

How To Preview An Unpublished Article in Joomla

How to preview an unpublished article in JoomlaBack when I was redesigning my artist website, WordPress was still a pain in the ass to use.  Too much digging into raw code to make things work and such.  So I ended up building it on the Joomla platform.  Since then, things have kind of flipped the other way.  WordPress is very user friendly these days and Joomla less so.  Though it’s still really robust.

But there’s an obvious function left out of Joomla: the ability to preview an article before publishing it.  Seems dumb right?