An eNewsletter is one of the few ways you can draw a person back to your website after they've left. Church members especially can benefit from receiving a mid-week newsletter to remind them of opportunities to connect with God and other people.
From Our Hearts is the personal website of Rev. Dale and Nancy Hartlein. It incorporates pictures and information about their family, their missions work, and the church where Rev. Hartlein serves as pastor. Nancy first created the site with our Beacon web builder back in 2003 and migrated to NE1 in December. Today the site features a custom Flash header and serves as an excellent example of a site using the NE1 newsletter module.
The end of August seems to be a season of returns. Yesterday my kids returned to school. For those of us in Florida Tropical Storm Fay appears to be returning - for a 3rd visit. Many of our webmasters are returning from vacation and returning to work on their websites. Perhaps you are too.
Newsletters are all about giving people a reminder and a reason to return to your website. That's why we're focusing on newsletters this month. And that's why we've totally redesigned our webmaster newsletter for you. So, before you return to what you were doing, be sure to read our feature article below describing all the improvements - including a special coupon only found in this newsletter.
In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
1) INTRODUCING THE NEW WEBMASTER NEWSLETTER
All of us at OurChurch.Com have been anxiously awaiting this day - the pinnacle of Newsletter Month - the launch of the totally redesigned Webmaster Newsletter. In addition to giving the newsletter a fresh new look, we improved the content of the newsletter so you'll look forward to it every month.
We made it more useful by adding the MyOCC section on the left to give you quick access to your website(s) and search listing(s).
We made it more interesting by adding content you can put on your website to keep your visitors coming back. This month its a very funny video by Christian comedian Tim Hawkins.
We made it more valuable by adding a coupon found exclusively in this newsletter.
We made it more interactive by adding a poll and giving you 100 PowerPoints for voting.
Post a comment and let us know what you think of the new look and features.
2) START A NEWSLETTER DURING NEWSLETTER MONTH
One of the things we're cutting out of this newsletter is a lot of repeat information from earlier announcements. Earlier this month we announced August is Newsletter Month at OCC. If you missed the announcement, click and read about this month's special and opportunities to learn more about launching and improving an eNewsletter.
As a part of our Newsletter Month theme at OurChurch.Com, last week’s article “The Best Target Demographic Ever” focused on why eNewsletters are so important – because your last visitor is your best prospect to become your next visitor. Today we’re going to talk about newsletter tips – how you can make your eNewsletter interesting and useful to your readers and truly effective at bringing people back to your website.
There’s so much good advice, that I had to break it into two articles. Here are the first 10 tips:. More...
4) NEW PRICES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1
We also recently announced some upcoming price changes to hosting services, marketing services, website service bundles, and advertising. By providing 6 weeks notice, we hope you have adequate time to take advantage of current discounts and pricing.
CHRISTIAN VIDEO FOR YOUR SITE
This month's featured Christian video is a parody of the Jesus Take the Wheel music video called Cletus Take the Reel by Christian comedian Tim Hawkins. We've posted the HTML code below so you can copy it into your website and share it with your visitors.
Add this code to your site:
6) 5 MORE NEW NE1 TEMPLATES
We've added another 5 new NE1 templates for you to use with your website, including a Prayer Template and Bible Template. See the templates in our forums.
7) NEW COUPON - ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS NEWSLETTER
As mentioned above, one of the new features of the webmaster newsletter is a coupon that can only be found here. The coupon will change month to month. You've got to click on the coupon to "claim". After claiming the coupon, it will appear in the order form for all of your OCC websites until it expires. It can be used once per site.
That'll do it for this issue. Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Please post comments and questions concerning this newsletter in our forums.
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