Do-it-yourself is great! When you have time. And skills. We learned that in the home improvement realm. (Don’t even ask!) Often, it still looks “homemade” – and not in a good way…
If you are experiencing frustration trying to keep your website, email and social media updated, we can help!
Church Content Services is a “we do it for you” package. You send us your information (“content”) by email (usually weekly), and we take care of putting it in your site, creating a weekly email newsletter and posting to social media channels. Some churches just send us a PDF of their print newsletter. It’s that easy.
Here’s what is included:
- We create separate posts in the blog function of your WordPress site for each news item. If you don’t have a WordPress website yet, we can help you create a free WordPress.com site just for your church’s news.
- We create a weekly email newsletter. You will get a proof copy 24 hours before your regular send time, and we make corrections as needed.
- We set up scheduled auto-posting from your website to Facebook and other social media, so that your followers stay in the loop about all your events and news.
Cost: $300 per month
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: We would like to do monthly or quarterly newsletters instead of weekly. Will you do that?
A: The life cycle of local churches is weekly – we worship weekly. Digital channels (websites, email newsletters & social media) are all very short-lived. It will not be effective or helpful for local churches to send out monthly or quarterly content. We don’t want you to waste your resources, so we only offer weekly services. (If you are a ministry organization (for example, a diocese or a nonprofit ministry), contact us – we’ll consult with you about what might work for you!)
Q: We want to skip a week following holidays or in the summer. Can we get a reduced rate for those months?
A: We still have staff to pay, whether or not you take a short break here and there. Unfortunately, we can’t give refunds or discounts during months when you take a week off from publishing content. We have built our rate expecting you to take 1-3 weeks a year off, but we don’t charge extra if you publish 52 weeks a year.
Q: Are there limits to the changes we can ask for in our website?
A: Yes. We will create all the news posts you need, and make relatively minor content changes to other pages of your site (up to 30 minutes of work per month), but we don’t include making changes to the theme or display of your website, creating online registration forms, or other settings/configurations changes to your site. We are available for that work, and we may make recommendations to you about your site (for instance about website security or backups), but that work would be beyond the “Church Content Services” package, invoiced at our regular hourly rate, and we’ll always be willing to give you an idea of costs involved.