I have a couple of announcements to make which Iâ€™m excited about and you guys may find interesting.
As you are all aware, I am the owner, webmaster, producer, etc for my SuperSexyHeroines.com website.
In addition I have always been open about my involvement with websites including UltraSexyHeroines.com, SuperheroineFilms.com and now SuperheroinePeril.com. I provide the costumes, help with the stories, help with the websites every-so-often, and share model/actress details.
The two sets of guys (one is a photographer, and the other are videographers) got into the superheroine genre and setup their websites on my recommendation. I helped them of course, and the websites have all been successful to a degree.
However, both guys now feel that theyâ€™ve taken their respective websites as far as they can. This didnâ€™t happen both at the same time – I speak to them both regularly and this process has been on-going since the start of 2010.
I believe the limitations are:
- they are not into the superheroine genre like I am
- they have other commercial work that will always get priority
- the resources they can draw upon – like models/actresses, costumes, stories, locations, website development – is limited
- they do not have the time to dedicate to email support, new photoshoots, etc
- because of the above, they are getting very very little financial reward for the amount of time and energy put in
So, since the beginning of this year I have been talking to both website owners about taking over the running of these websites completely. I would have control over the websites, promotion, direction of the content, email support, and more.
Of course the original owners will still have a significant part to play because theyâ€™re the ones that take the photos (UltraSexyHeroines) or shoot the films (SuperheroineFilms.com). The major change with the content production is that I will now be telling them what to actually shoot/film.
So…. my news is
So, as of 1st July 2010 I am the proud owner of three new websites to add to my own website:
So what does this mean for members
a) Websites will get better – Iâ€™m hoping that by taking on the websites I can work to make them better than they are already.
b) More frequent updates – it probably hasnâ€™t gone unnoticed that updates on the UltraSexyHeroines, SuperheroineFilms and SuperheroinePeril websites are a little erratic. They all have content sitting waiting to go live. My job will be to get those photosets and films finished and live
c) Promotion – all three websites are not promoting themselves as well as they could be. By promoting them better I hope to get more members, which then means larger budgets for new photosets/films.
d) Sharing of resources – a major benefit to the websites will be the sharing of resources. All websites can now share the expense of the model/actresses, locations, actors, and more. This of course means larger budgets for new content.
e) Better support – I try my best to get back to everyone that emails me (in most cases!), but having talked with the UltraSexyHeroines and SuperheroineFilms.com guys, this isnâ€™t the case. Taking over these websites means that I will be taking over all email support, enquiries and general chat.
So what do you get out of it?
As in what do I get out of it? Why am I doing it?
Well, whilst I love the superheroine genre, I love running my website, and I love creating new original content, I still have a family, mortgage, etc. Not to mention my full-time job.
Of course there is the financial reward of taking on these additional websites. However, for the first six months I donâ€™t anticipate on receiving anything from these websites – they make very little profit, if any at all.
But that is one of my aims: to build these websites into those that create really great content that everyone gets to enjoy.
When do you start?
I started to an extent a few months ago. I made an agreement with the UltraSexyHeroines photographer/owner at the beginning of the year which gave me access to all content, the website, emails, etc.
So Iâ€™ve been learning and everything about the website, how its updated, how it was previously promoted, etc, etc.
With the SuperheroineFilms and SuperheroinePeril websites only last week did we finalise everything and so I took over the running of those websites officially last Thursday.
So Iâ€™ve started. But its going to take time before you guys start seeing any significant changes to those websites or the content. My goal is to get as much existing content up and on the websites, and in tandem working on more new and exciting photoshoots and movies.
What significant changes will I see immediately?
Over the next few days you will see the following:
a) Faster websites – I may be moving all three websites across to my servers. Iâ€™ve only just got the FTP/db/server details for each of them. So if there is any downtime Iâ€™ll be notifying members.
b) Email support – major change is that I will be doing the email support for all three websites plus my own SuperSexyHeroines.com website. When you email any of these websites, I will be the one receiving and replying to those emails. To do this I had to set up a new email address so that I could centralise everything – see below
c) Centralised email – because I donâ€™t want to have four different email accounts, I have decided to buy a new domain name and this will be where all email comes through to from now on. The new domain is www.SuperheroineNetwork.com and my email address is jon@
d) Promotion on my blog – although I sometimes used my blog to tell everyone about an update on UltraSexyHeroines.com, SuperheroineFilms.com or SuperheroinePeril.com, it was irregular. Iâ€™m going to be telling you guys about whatâ€™s happening on those websites more frequently.
e) On-site promotion – not sure how Iâ€™m going to do it yet, but Iâ€™m think of a subtle way of telling users of one website about the other. Or maybe all users know about the other websites. Iâ€™m not sure
f) YouTube channel – Iâ€™m going to be centralising all video clips on YouTube to my channel at http://www.youtube.com/superheroines
So, thatâ€™s my news and announcements.
Iâ€™m really excited. Iâ€™ve been talking to the other website owners for a few months and now Iâ€™ve finally got everything I need to start working on these websites.
As I said before there wonâ€™t be overnight changes, but I really hope that over time I can make the websites better.
For all SuperSexyHeroines.com members – do not worry about me trying to juggle too many balls at once, and letting the quality of the comic books suffer – this wonâ€™t happen.
Iâ€™ve taken on these additional websites because I have a little more time coming up, and because I think I can genuinely enhance the websites and the actual content.