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View Michelle Harrison’s website.
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Your headshots in living color, displayed gloriously in full-screen, viewable either on a computer or on a mobile device. Choose from two full-screen designs for a stunning first impression. Your headshots, videos and resume take centre stage, as that’s truly what makes you unique & what gets you booked.
Michelle Harrison, a professional actor in Vancouver, was thrilled when she viewed her website for the first time.
She exclaimed, “Sherman, this is the most beautiful website I’ve ever seen!”
Michelle offered this testimonial:
“Time constraints and budget were obstacles to getting my website going, let alone the fact I’ve never seen an actor’s website I really liked for “me”. But now, I have a beautiful website & social platforms that represent ME! I love how my site is catered so specifically to me, and this will help my marketing and publicity!
Sherman is the best! I’d recommend him to anyone looking to market themselves. Working with Sherman was so wonderful. His easy going nature and fun personality makes it so easy. He has a speciality for marketing the person in their site. It’s as if he has known you for years. He finds out about you, in a short period of time, and creates something special. Plus, he’s just a fantastic guy. At the end of the day, you want to visit his family for dinner!”
~ Michelle Harrison, Actor, OfficialMichelleHarrison.com
Read what Michelle had to say…
Your first impression will WOW them with a slideshow of your headshots in full-screen. Your brand colors will be used to make your the text logo of your name POP. And the navigation will guide your audience deeper into your site.
Organized in a gallery of thumbnails, your headshots will “lightbox” enlarged versions when clicked on. After we’ve published your original set of headshots, you have the freedom to add as many new headshots, photos of you on set, or walking the red carpet!
Showcase your promo reel, demo reel, and other clips of your work. We’ll embed your videos from YouTube or Vimeo (more on these video channels later) to play right on your page when your audience clicks to view them. “Action!”
Your body of work will be showcased on this page, along with a link to your IMDB profile. Your website will be equipped with a column/table feature, so updating your resume is as easy as updating a row in an Excel spreadsheet. Simply save, and your resume is updated!
Add photos, videos and text easily to journal your journey, experiences or point-of-view of the industry. Technically, search engines will be notified immediately when you publish new content to your blog. And your fans who subscribe to your blog will also be notified by email!
Your agent’s contact info will be published on this page, along with a contact form to reach you. Your contact form will give your audience a way to email you without sharing your email address publicly.
Easy as pie to update.
Your website is built on the popular WordPress platform, which makes updating it super easy! Simply login, make changes and publish. All on the web – from the comfort of home, on set, or in an internet cafe. Easy as pie!
There’s no need to wait on your webmaster to add new photos or updates to your resume. Now, you have full control and access to do it yourself. All you have to do is get in the drivers seat!
Google loves fresh content, and publishers who blog using WordPress are amongst the few who get Google-love. We’ve made it simple for you – every page you publish will automatically notify Google of your new changes.
Branded to you.
Your Twitter and YouTube channel background image is customized with your favorite headshot, which makes it uniquely YOU! Paired with your video clips or social media connections, you’re on your journey towards spreading your brand!
Connected to your website.
When your audience visits your website, they will see your video and social media icons, that link to your customized channels. Now, they can continue the conversation with you beyond your website! Your ‘Content Distribution System’ is in play!
Ready for your content.
We’ve setup and delivered your Web Collection to you on a silver platter. Now, all you have to do is create and distribute content. Ready to rock? Roll film…ACTION!
Your website will be hosted by Actors Foundry Hosting
, backed by one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies, with a guarantee of 99.9% uptime
. Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
gives you space to host your media. Easy to use control panel
gives you freedom to configure your hosting features. Unlimited sub-domains
allows you to add more domains to your account. Unlimited email accounts
gives you options to customize your email. Unlimited MySQL databases
affords you more installs of programs like WordPress. Unlimited FTP accounts
lets you setup unique access to your hosting files.
For most, they just want to know “what time it is”, not “how the clock works”. They trust we’ll provide a service that’s reliable, fits the needs of an actor and matches the excellence of the Actor’s Foundry. For others who have a technical bent, do contact us if you have more in-depth technical questions.
Uptime and stats.
We monitor your uptime around-the-clock so we can act on it asap if your website is down to get it back up and running. Plus, we install Google analytics so you see stats in your website dashboard.
Upgrades and updates.
When your website platform releases new versions or feature updates that require upgrades, or increase security measures, you don’t have to lift a finger, as we do it all for you behind-the-scenes.
We configure all comments to be moderated for your approval prior to being LIVE. All unapproved comments sit in pending status, which we’ll regularly clean-house for you. It’s the next closest thing to having your personal cyber-Molly Maid!
We’ll don the red cape to save your day. We backup your website daily and keep archives of the last 7 days. From your design files and photos to resume and videos, we’ll be able to restore your website to yesterday’s version if you blew it up today.
‘Social signals’ or ‘social buzz’ (ie. tweets, likes, +1s, bookmarks) improves the social appeal of your content. And Google recognizes these signals in their organic rankings!
Social buzz will create higher exposure and viral spread of your content, increases traffic to your website, boosts ‘stickiness’ because there’s proof others like your content, and this stick factor increases the length of visits which is a favored search engine ranking factor.
This means social buzz helps you get traffic and exposure to your content.
Every month, we’ll leverage the power of Sherman’s private network of Oompa-Loompas to send a combination of 40 social signals (Twitter tweets, Facebook Likes, Google +1s & social bookmarks) to your content. Don’t worry, we pay them with their favorite food, cacao beans, so they’ll continue to send your social signals!
Monthly “digital deliverables” classes.
No-cost to Web Collection clients, we’ll organize monthly “Digital Deliverables” classes (at the Foundry or via webinar) to [a] show you how to use your website, [b] answer your technical questions, and [c] web marketing strategies and techniques for actors.
Membership has its privileges. Only Web Collection clients have access to the Members-Only section of Actor’s Foundry. We’ll publish tutorials, videos, strategies and techniques to help professional actors rock out with their content distribution system.
(First month is prorated. $30/m+taxes on 1st of next month recurring.)
Order your Web Collection online. Book your spot now to get a fast turnaround time.
ETA now: 10-12 business days. After registration, check your email inbox for next steps.
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What is difference between an actor having a website, compared to having this Web Collection?
Women, let’s use an analogy you can embrace (Men, you’ll get the point from this analogy too). Imagine your website as a pair of sultry red lace-overlay Manolo Blahnik shoes. That’s all you have with a website. On the other hand, this Web Collection is the equivalent of pairing your sultry shoes with a killer pant suit, second-skin sexy undergarments, classy bling, fierce red nails, beautiful makeup and hairdo that turns heads! Not only do we pimp out your wardrobe, we teach you how to market yourself as an actor (web management, brand, distribution, connections) on an ongoing basis. Do you see the difference?
Does the Web Collection include registering a domain name for me?
The Web Collection does not include a domain name. Clients will provide a domain name for us to use in developing your website. You can register your domain with NameCheap
Will this Web Collection work for me if I have an existing domain name and/or website?
Since the Web Collection does not include registering a domain name, but works with your own domain name, we will point your domain name to your website files hosted with us.
If you have an existing website, but are not satisfied with it, you can choose one of our design layout options, and we’ll build your Web Collection using your existing content (headshots, resume, videos etc.).
Do I have more than 3 design layout choices?
You have a choice of three design layouts to choose from at this time. The Jeb
design, the Michelle
design and the Whitney
The rationale is this…
With the understanding that what makes any actor unique is their resume, headshots and videos, we’ve chosen to feature three design layouts that will act as a clean, blank canvas to allow an actor’s content to take centre stage. Hence, no two actors will have the same look as they’re uniquely different.
In addition, with economies of scale to enable this Web Collection to be affordable, and reducing choice confusion for clients, these three design layouts will allow us to develop an actor’s Web Collection efficiently and to quickly allow the actor to begin learning how to distribute their content via their platform – which is most critical, instead of the typical website design process of nitpicking colors and elements.
Hope this addresses your question on unique look, and we look forward to rock out your Web Collection!
What is my next step after I register for my Web Collection?
You will receive a registration confirmation email, along with directions to submit your content to us via a private web form. The web form is detailed in what we need, and though we prefer you send all your content in one submission, we realize it may not always be possible. In this situation, you can send additional information later, but we recommend entering your name, phone number and email address again so we can associate your part 2 content with your part 1 content.
What is your return policy?
Please decide carefully if the Web Collection is right for you as this is a service offered that is time-intensive. We don’t give refunds simply because you changed your mind or make a wrong decision. At any point between the date of purchase and 30 days elapsed, if you decide that the Web Collection developed is faulty, wrongly described, or doesn’t do what it is supposed to do, you may apply for a full refund in the form of credits towards Actor’s Foundry classes. Requesting a refund at any point beyond that 30 day window voids the refund offer. You must detail your reasoning for requesting the refund. Actor’s Foundry has the opportunity and right to attempt to resolve your complaint. If we are unable to resolve your complaints, then you will be issued your refund in full in the form of class credits. Please retain your payment receipt as proof of purchase.