Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2006
A 30-year-old California entrepreneur is hoping to make things a little easier for aspiring talents - and build a reputable business in the process - by creating a free online service for people who seek their stardom in show business.
Hipjongo.com (http://www.hipjongo.com) is an online service that lets aspiring models and actors upload their headshots for free and create personal profiles. Soyola Baasan, a former tech worker, set up hipjongo.com after reading about scams run by unscrupulous characters involving many talent agencies, which is a common practice in big cities like New York and Los Angeles.
Baasan said that watching people get taken advantage of and have their dream shattered by scam artists didn’t sit well with him: “I see no reason talent agencies should charge their clients unless they’re running some sort of scam. You don’t pay for your potential employer when you apply for regular jobs, so why should aspiring actors and models be treated any different?”
Despite his site having only been online for 7 days, Soyola claims it already received more than 2,000 unique hits and over 120 people signed up although he admits the most of the traffic came as a result of his ad that was placed on popular online classified service.
Baasan, who has been running different online business before, admits that his venture is profit driven but he is not planning to charge the users any fees. Instead he plans to turn the table by asking legitimate talent agencies, casting directors and agents to cough up hefty fees to access his growing database of talents.
“I think the most reputable talent agencies wouldn’t mind paying reasonable amount of money to gain access to our database,” Baasan commented, “and perhaps even some Hollywood casting directors will use our service to find their next Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie.”
He believes that hipjongo.com offers unique solution for both end of its users. Although having their headshots and profiles up on the site doesn’t guarantee anything for the talent but the opportunity to get your headshots seen by thousands possibly millions of people is enough incentive for people to use his service. At the same time, talent seekers will also have a dedicated place on the Internet to look for new talents.
To find more about hipjongo.com
Contact: Soyola Baasan
Tel: 818 739 0019
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