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Hello! Thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Benjamin Bloomfield(otherwise known as Spaceoperaman) and this is my cave.

I'm a working opera singer, and I am well aquainted with the situation so many young artists, musicians, and performers face. The costs involved in maintaining our craft and building the skills we need to be successful can be daunting, especially when you throw the dreaded student loan payments into the mix.

On the flip side of the coin, we all feel the growing pressure to have a strong, polished, and professional presence on the web. It is becoming increasingly important for us to create the same public image for ourselves online that we have spent so much time, money, and effort to create in our art. Be that in an audition, on stage, on screen, or whatever medium you work in.

Website solutions right now come in 3 varieties:

  • Professional, custom sites, often costing $1000 or more.
  • Cheap semi-custom sites that can cost as little as $300-400 but don't have the number of pages or functionality you need.
  • Build it yourself websites. If you have the time and the knowledge, some of these can be good bang for your buck. But most people who go with this option end up with a cookie cutter template that shows nothing about who they are and what they do.

All of these solutions require monthly maintenance fees on top of whatever design or membership fees they charge.

If you're not ready to make that commitment it doesn't mean you can't have a custom website. I can build you a site that requires very little maintenance on my end, using a combination of links and embedding to create a hub for your online presence. Using websites like YouTube, Soundcloud, GoogleCal, and Flickr I can build you a site with your existing accounts that you can update yourself. This kind of site will only need an update from me once a year or less.

I am also happy to build you a full featured, custom site with all the bells and whistles. I'll work with you to find the price that gives you what you need without forcing you to eat nothing but rice and beans for a month. Not sure you can afford a monthly fee? Just let me know, and I'll work with you to find a maintenance schedule you can afford.

The last piece of what I do is also one of the most important. Having a custom website for your professional online presence is all about developing your brand. Making that brand streamlined and recognizable means having a unity of design features and styles. I also offer materials design services, creating a press package through formatting resumes, writing and formatting bios, giving you a letterhead for rep lists and invoices, and designing personalized post card mailers and business cards, all matching the style of your new website.

The Pricing page is meant to be a guideline. My business is all about creating a custom package for you. If you want to know more, just drop me a line on the contact page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to your business!

- Spaceoperaman