Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!

Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!
Whether you are a pastor, author, business leader or professional, you need to have great influence to accomplish great things. Influence is built over time by networking, serving and giving yourself away for the good of others. When you help someone, you influence their life and they in-turn give you permission to influence them even more going forward. This is why it has been said that “Leadership is Influence.” If you want to be a leader, you must first become an influencer. The internet allows us to network and influence like never before. There are many opportunities and platforms...
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One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!

One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!
So How Did Themify Just Get Better? Themify is definitely one of my favorite theme creators and now with the addition of their ‘drag-and-drop’ builder I love them even more! They released their Themify ‘drag-and-drop’ Builder a few months ago and included it in all their themes. Since then, I have been using and loving it enough to where I feel confident recommending this builder to you. It really makes building custom pages so easy! What Is the Themify Builder? It is best described by Themify: “The Themify drag & drop Builder for WordPress helps you build any page...
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The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success

The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success
When it comes to your investment of time on the web  (i.e. web site, social networks, etc.) you do so hoping for a return for your labor, right? You hope to be found by people and to influence them for Christ, right? Of course you do. The following keys to web investing are essential to earning a good ROI… Key #1: DIVERSIFY Think about the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” It is not enough to simply build a web site and think that they will come. A web site alone is not easily found. You must be diversified across the web to point people to your site. Consider...
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The Schedule Is Changing…

The Schedule Is Changing…
Change Can Be A Good Thing According to my analytic reports it is time for a change in my posting schedule. I try to post one article per week and up to now my posting day has been on Thursdays. Starting next week I will be changing the weekly post day to Tuesdays. The reason is simple, my target audience is more web active on Tuesdays and I want to be available when you are active. I hope this will benefit you and grow our readership. My next Post: Case Study: What To Do with a Pet Alligator? Did anyone every bring you a baby alligator from Florida?  This is exactly what happened… (more on...
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I Am Truli Excited – New Video Blog Launched

I Am Truli Excited – New Video Blog Launched
I am Truli excited to announce the launch of the WebReadyChurch.com video blog! Different people learn in different ways and video is a very popular learning choice. I have known for some time that I wanted to take this step but just need a push to get started. Truli.com has become that catalyst. I discovered the platform a few months ago, was impressed with what they offered, and soon wrote a blog about Truli. Since that time I have developed a good relationship with the folks at Truli, and just this week I have published my first video on the Truli video platform. Check it out and let me know what...
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Business Trends, Sewer Lines & Church Growth (Infographic)

Business Trends, Sewer Lines & Church Growth (Infographic)
I remember years ago having lunch with one of my mentors who asked, “Barry, do you know how to find a good place to start a church?” [me] “Uh, ummm…” “Sewer pipelines!” He proudly proclaimed. [me] “Huh?” Returning to his office, he showed me a county map where he had marked in all the proposed sewer pipeline projects. He explained that wherever sewer lines are going, growth is heading and that is where we need to plant churches. A revelation from sewer lines is a bit odd but the lesson was clear. If we watch for business and industry trends we might...
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What’s the Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages?

What’s the Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages?
When you start writing in WordPress you basically have two options. You can create a “Post” or a “Page”. The editors look almost identical and it does often cause people to ask, “What’s the difference?” Well, Tracey Holinka of Chaos To Clarity™ comes to the rescue with an infographic that answers with clarity. The bottom line is “Posts” are intended to draw attention, while “Pages” provide information. Please take a look at the following inforgraphic and if you still have a question or want to add your thoughts, please do so in the...
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Which is better? Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted WordPress?

Which is better? Free WordPress.com or Self-Hosted WordPress?
Most of us were first introduced to WordPress because a friend said, “Just go to wordpress.com and you can have a FREE blog!“. We go, it’s free, quick to set-up, got to love it right? But you soon realize that there are some limitations. You find a cool template or plug-in only to discover that you cant use them on WordPress.com. In asking “Why?” you learn that WordPress can also be “Self-hosted” which means you purchase web space (as low as a few dollars a month) and load the WordPress software (free), which will allow you total control over your web site. The...
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#1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking

#1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking
For the #1 reason watch this video… This video sends a clear message of the power of social networks. Because two people were talking about their church on Facebook, Jimmie’s life was dramatically changed! Jimmie Dacuyan’s Story of Life Change from HarborNOLA on Vimeo. The fact is believers are called to be “Fishers of Men” and there are some really big ponds just full of fish. Facebook is where Jimmie was ‘caught’ but that is only one pond. A quick list of some other good fishing holes are: YouTube, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram to...
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Quick Tips for Search Engine Success

Quick Tips for Search Engine Success
Everyone wants to be quickly found on search engines. This is called organic traffic and we all need more of it. Here are a few quick tips to becoming more relevant and higher ranked on search engines. 1. Add Keywords on Youtube – If you have videos on Youtube that’s good since Youtube is owned by Google. Be sure you are adding keywords to your videos in the titles, descriptions and tags fields. 2. Blog on Your Web Site – and blog regularly. At least once a week. The more you blog to better your relevance becomes. Search engines give higher marks to site that regularly add content. If...
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