Describe Yourself Truthfully
Your description is really what closes the deal and gets clients to want to call you to discuss your next booking. Your biography should be more than a few lines – remember it’s a celebration of who you are! You really want your client to be taken on a journey of your life and how they could fit into it when they read your biography. The best biographies aren’t always the longest, however it should express your personality clearly, have no spelling or grammar mistakes but be written as you would normally talk rather than read as a robot i.e. “I like to socialise. I like to have fun. I like to make people smile. I am fun.” Is a good example of what NOT to write as it is very generic and applies to pretty much everyone. You want to be seen as the unique individual that you.
Rent-a-Friend Profile Example
Meeting people is one of my many passions, friends always accuse me of making them laugh with my many stories and own infectious laugh. I can’t help being myself – I’m open hearted, playful and endearing.
I have a passion for cooking exotic foods, exploring new places such as galleries, markets and absorbing culture. I was raised on the values that whoever is by my side, be it partner, friend or lover – they should always be made to feel special.
I believe that the sexiest thing on a person is their smile, all I can promise if you pick me is good conversation and to keep your smile glowing.
My interests include:
- Ju Jitsu – Japanese Martial Arts
- Cookery – Exotic & Spicy Foods
- Music – live music, Bands such as The Reason, The Black Keys, McQueen
- Extreme Sports – Sky Diving, Cliff Diving, Bungee, Motor Cross
- Reading – Self Help, Psychology, True Stories
- Bowling – 10 or 100 pin
- Creative Writing – Poetry, Short Stories, Blogging
- Magic – I’ll show you a trick or 2
- Dancing – all types
Book me this evening and we can share any of the following occasions:
- Work functions
- Dinner bookings
- Role Playing
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Theatre Shows
- Salsa Dancing
- Live music, shows or gigs
- Learn how to Bowl 100 pin
- Cooking Classes
- Any extreme sports with a pro
- Basic Self Defence
I have a wide variety of interests that I’m more than happy to share. If none of that takes your fancy, I’m always open to suggestions and happy to wind down with a low key evening or event. Look forward to talking soon xoxox Dave”
NOTE: Remember the above example is not for you to copy and paste! Put your own words and interests into your profile. If you do not make the effort, don’t expect to get any bookings.
Tips and Advice:
Do write about your passions, hobbies, interests and fun activities you enjoy that the client can potentially share. New experiences are always interesting and may tempt a client to book you.
Don’t write about anything negative or sarcastic as it may be misunderstood when read by a client. Don’t copy the example – write in your own words or clients may reject booking you!
Do use a spell checker when typing up your biography – to avoid spelling or grammar mistakes.
Don’t write an essay – keep your biography short and to the point. The average client will spend about 30 seconds deciding if you’re what he/she wants for a booking. 2 paragraphs and a list of interests should cover you.
Dig deep and you’ll write a great profile don’t be shy to brag about how great you are either. After all you don’t want to sell yourself short and miss a booking!
The perfect pictures for a profile are clear, good quality photos:
- One good head and shoulders shot with, and without a smile
- Full body shot in casual clothes and one in smart clothes
- A few photos of you doing something fun i.e. playing an instrument, a sport or doing something you love
What you don’t want in a photo…
- Wearing Sun glasses or Baseball caps that hide your face
- Photos of or with Friends
- Drunk or drinking Alcohol
- Toilette / bathroom selfies
- Messy untidy/filthy backgrounds of your house/flat
- Childrens toys
It’s important to have great pictures! if you can get professional ones taken, even better (though not essential).
Example Rent-a-Friend Photos Good photo vs bad photo