So you’ve spent a good deal of time purchasing a great, new church website. It looks great but nobody is visiting. As a matter of fact, you’re not getting many hits at all. What’s wrong? Well, a lot of companies don’t optimize your website the way they should. They simply build some eye candy and give it to you without doing much homework to make sure the site operates correctly.
The bones of a website are just as important as the pretty skin on the outside.
You want people searching for churches in your community to find yours first, right? [Read More]
Even Carman is getting involved with Faithfunder. I’m sure everyone remembers the 80′s Christian star Carman. Well, he’s back and ready to record a new album. He is using Crowd Funding to get his new project financed.
Websites like Kickstarter and Gofundme are popping up all over the internet. We’ve even discussed what your church can do with Crowd Funding on this blog. But there was never a good place for churches and faith-based organizations to fit in. Until now. [Read More]
A lot of churches, and I do mean a lot, have jumped into cyber space for the completely wrong reason. Of course every church needs a website but you should first ask yourself why you need a website. If you’re one of the churches that has a website simply because you should have a website, shut it down. If you’re church is one of those churches that buys a website just to keep up with the other churches, shut it down.
Websites are not bragging rights or turf wars. They are completely different. They are your first impression ambassadors that are beamed into strangers homes all the time. If someone is looking for a church today, they start looking online. Usually, it’s a simple google search for their city, and a church. This is a major reason you should know what google is saying about your church, if anything.
The sad thing is, they are going to find your website. Probably before they ever even think about walking through the doors. As a matter of fact, your website might be the reason they don’t walk through the doors.
If that is what you want, here is five ways to make sure your website stinks: [Read More]
As technology increases so does the distractions from great teaching. I taught classes in a couple of Bible Colleges and it was always amusing when students thought they could play games secretly. Don’t they know how to mask their game faces?
Some teachers might solve this dilemma by banning technology and going back to markers and papers. Others might ignore the problem and give difficult tests so the students have to concentrate or fail. What about those that try to embrace technology to become a tool for learning rather than a distraction? [Read More]
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a program that would streamline planning of church services down to the littlest detail? A program where schedules could be combined, notices could be sent out, sheet music exchanged, specials planned, and everything else you could think of that deals with a church service could be taken care of?
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Here is what you have to do to win:
Follow @39Blogger on twitter.
Share this post on twitter using the hashtag #giveaway39 (You can retweet it once a day for additional entries)
Write a 500 word article on the subject of your choice. This should be the subject you want your blog to be about if you’re the winner.
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The winner get’s a brand new blog with free hosting and domain name and our support/coaching on how to manage their blog and be successful. [Read More]
Why spend hundreds of dollars on software because of its name? There is a growing multitude of apps and software called Open Source, which means it’s free.
Some software is just not worth competting against, like Photoshop for instance. However, there are many free alternatives to some of the more expensive software and, as the developer communities grow, some of the Open Source titles become better, more stable, and more efficient than their high-priced counterparts. [Read More]
Anyone that uses a mac understands that Microsoft has been behind since the late 90′s in just about every category. When their focus turned from inventing great things to protecting their invention they fell behind. Microsoft has been focused on holding off competition since 1995 by refusing their systems to new devices or trying to crowd out devices.
I’m not sure that’s why they haven’t offered an Office app for the iPad yet. Perhaps they were up to their old tricks and saving that draw for their own iPad releases. Who knows? But until now, Microsoft hasn’t offered an iPad app for their popular Office suite.
Capitalism works because some small startup has released an app that allowed you to use Office applications on your iPad via drop box. What’s better? It’s absolutely free!
Create, Edit, Save and Share Your Work
CloudOn lets you open Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF email attachments directly in your workspace. Throw in some comments, format a picture, do whatever you need to get it right. Then, email the file without ever leaving your workspace. And, breathe easy because your changes are saved automatically – always.
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It’s hard to be as productive as possible if you’re constantly getting mixed up with apps. One of the most frustrating things to me is when I try and click on one icon to launch an app, and accidentally click another app on the dock and have to force quit or wait for it to boot up before starting over.
Surprise, you can add a gap between your apps on the dock to keep things organized. Check out a piece of my Macbook Pro’s dock.
Notice the spaces between my apps.
You can see how I have safari and firefox together with spaces on each side. On my dock, I keep my most used apps categorized. In another category I keep Twitter and Evernote, the ultimate blogging tool!.
Here is how you can add those precious spacers into your dock. [Read More]
I am excited to offer our newest venture with Designs 39. We recently were able to discount our website production service to $0.00 for ministries and qualifying personal blogs. Save hundreds of $$$ by taking advantage of this offer.
The only expense is the $30.00 per month for hosting. What’s best about this package? We are giving full support to all of our hosted websites. We even go so far to posting your updates for you or coaching you and giving you continued support so you can learn to manage your own websites.
The win-win with this setup is that we basically train our customers on how to manage a dynamic, state-of-the-art website while getting one produced for you at no cost. [Read More]