Founders Club + Church Hosting + Tax Day!

Here we are on Tuesday morning-ish, drawing closer and closer to the 15th and the end of a 10.4% discount code (1040EZ) & the Founders Club’s final 2 spots coming to a close, not to leave out Church Hosting which is continuing to grow… grow… grow! Few things to go over so let’s break it up

Founders Club

2 spots remain to join the ranks of this exclusive club, why do I call it “Founders Club” well it’s been part of a long-time idea for FlockHosting, to have a group of folks who help build FlockHosting, and $200 while gives lifetime hosting, it does bolster funds for FlockHosting in the short-term to build services and grow things like Church Hosting!

So if you’re dragging your feet because $200 is a lot of money, well think of these perks in addition to not having a hosting bill for your hosting:

  • 15% off all domain renewals & future hosting services (Email, VPS, Dedicated, You name it!)
  • Exclusive Free FlockHosting Gear – Shirts, Mousepads, and Hats planned.
  • Early Beta Access to New Services at No Cost.
  • Special Package Upgrades (More Storage, New Services, All at no cost!)
  • Random Perks Applied to other hosting accounts in your account, for instance Brenten may not of noticed that his other hosting account received a year renewal – No Cost – who knows what I’ll do next, maybe a mail server? VPS for a Designer who is in the Founders Club? Possibilities are endless!
  • More planned down the line!

It may not seem like much but those of you signing up for what seems like a spectacular deal of Lifetime Hosting – you are helping lay the foundation of FlockHosting today, for a stronger FlockHosting tomorrow, and if I can help build up your website be it a ministry, business or even a personal blog, let me return the favor!

Now I am not sure Founders Club spots will return, this time around was for a big foundational need, still not completely met, but it’s helped out a TON, so get in on this amazing deal to help not only you with your bottom line, but too help build FlockHosting’s services like Church Hosting to support even more churches! We nearly need another server… more on that next!

Church Hosting

It’s a passion of mine. I’ve greatly enjoyed the over 100+ churches who currently utilize Church Hosting, some are a delight to work with, while others are so self sufficient I don’t even know they are there except for the fact their website is getting traffic!

So it’s getting time to grow again, the current server while could likely handle another 100+ websites, it’s getting crowded, and I want Churches to enjoy speed not clogged lines. Let’s keep the message flowing free! Can you help raise some funds for a Server + Backup?

If you are not up for the $200 price tag of the Founders Club, then maybe a $10 donation? The donation buttons are still up on the old Crowd Funding Site, it’s secured with SSL, so feel free to donate, it’s not pretty – but never fear a full crowd funding plan is coming!

Tax Day!

For most you wouldn’t think this is a day of rejoicing – oh but it is 🙂 So to that end instead of being someone posting “Ugh Tax Day!” share a little joy – Post something uplifting and you can get a chance to win one of the following:

  • A Google Chromebook
  • 1 of 3 Google Chromecasts

It’s Google Tastic I know! But first thing in the morning (as in I’ll have it scheduled for 12:01 AM) a post will go in how you can share positivity on a day which can be stressful! Not creative, never fear, I’ll have formatted posts you can share from FlockHosting on Twitter & Facebook, you tag FlockHosting back – and you’re entered to win! Want to be sure I got it? You can always email the special address noted in the contest post.

Normally this is open to FlockHosting Customers only, but this time that’s different, FlockHosting’s going to spread a little joy too – ANYONE may post! Winners will be randomly selected and if at the end your Facebook or Twitter account is selected then I’ll get some details for shipping (United States Only) – so this time around maybe a few more folks will join in the fun to make Tax Day a little less depressing.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more! Have a BLESSED Day Today!

Wrapping up 2014

It has been quite the year – busy to the point that I didn’t even have customer appreciation! We’ve had server migrations, network changes, hardware upgrades, and one of the biggest years of growth for Church Hosting on record – Over 110+ churches now being hosted without limits or costs! Not to leave out the fact that I had my first year of marriage and welcomed an addition as well!

While I did see a HUGE jump in Church Hosting, normal hosting has sort of taken a back seat to this year, 2015 will be on the forefront of the year bigger plans, more options, including more server options for folks looking to get in the server world, but options as well for Resellers & Designers to have partial servers and some great additions to the standing $5 & $10 plans!

So to wrap up 2014 let’s go out big! Every account has been upgraded, even Church Hosting! What’s new for paid accounts? 10GB more storage and 10GB more bandwidth each month! For Church Hosters you are no longer started out at 1GB, 5GB is now the standard for you, but as always it grows as you need it!

Starting 2015 off right!

Growth is on the radar for 2015, this past year I’ve laid the groundwork for some serious growth, now I just need a hand in getting it in place! I can use paid advertising till I’m blue in the face, but I’d love for all FlockHosters to lend a hand because Word of Mouth is so much more effective, and it’s how FlockHosting has managed to stick around for over a decade is with your help!

So I’m starting off the new year asking you to help me let folks know about FlockHosting! Easiest way is if you could add a little something to the bottom of your website that says “Hosted by FlockHosting” – simple easy, no annoying blasts to your twitter followers, Facebook friends, or spamming your address book, nothing obtrusive, just help get the word out, plain and simple!

If you are feeling super helpful, a tweet, blog, facebook post etc. about 10% off, by using the code “FOF” or Friends of FlockHosting provides 10% savings to a year or more of hosting, let your friends who have web hosting needs get to the right place and become a FlockHoster with the rest of us!

Lastly, at the end of January I’d love to give a little something away, nah let’s do three little somethings! Oh okay, you’ve pulled my arm 1 big thing, 3 little things, and a touch of hosting! How does that sound? Top three prizes are the following:

  1. Grand Prize: Google Chromebook + Google Chromecast + 6 free months of hosting!
  2. Second Prize: Google Chromecast + 3 free months of hosting!
  3. Third Prize: Google Chromecast + 1 month of free hosting!

How do you get a chance to win these great prizes? Simple, it’s all based upon the above help I’d love, and you can even earn money while doing it! Get your referral link from your customer zone login, link from your site, tell friends to mention you in the notes at sign-up, and anyone over 5 people is entered to win, grand prize however goes to the most number of people referred! So you have one month to spread the word and earn as many referrals and visitors! This is only up for FlockHosters, sorry you must be active customer in good standing to win.

big-heartLastly if you’ve made it this far and aren’t completely asleep 🙂 I’d like to say thanks! FlockHosting is a big blessing to me, it not only allows me to serve churches but it helps support me and my family – that’s huge to me! So if there is anything I can ever do to help your website, or even if you have a prayer request or three, do let me know! I’m here to help!

Have an awesome 2015! Look forward to building with you!

 

June Promotional Fun!

So June is here! (Well officially tomorrow, but I’m anxious for its arrival!)

This month some fun promotions so getting straight to it:

#1 A Fit Summer!

This month every person you recommend to FlockHosting and signs up even for Church Hosting (a free service for churches!) gets you an entry (Have them give your name in notes at signup), every time you tag FlockHosting on Facebook or Twitter in suggesting it to someone for hosting their website gets you an entry, if you sign-up for the community and interact, each post gets you an entry!

Okay, lots of entry talk, but for what! Two lucky customers will pick up a FitBit (www.fitbit.com) – this is a great tool for keeping track of your steps, your distance, and for me has been a great motivator for getting healthier as I do spend a LARGE part of my day sitting still, but since getting mine early last month, I’ve logged 86.65 miles of walking! Lost 6lbs and has motivated me to keep busy even changing my office up to make it more standing and moving vs. sitting! So I want to share the fun with customers!

Now you may not be a health junkie but this makes a fun gift to give to someone in your life maybe that would benefit from the system & the site for getting into shape! This starts Today, and runs thru the end of June!

 

#2 Promo Codes

One thing folks asked for were more promotions, sure $5 a month with no long-term contract is great, but money these days is tight and have to stretch that dollar a step further! So today the public code is as follows:

SUMMERTIME – What this gets you is 25% off when you pre-purchase for 3 months or more, up to 1 year, you can save 25% off, now this isn’t a one shot deal, this is reoccurring, so every 3 months you still save 25%  its your locked in price for the life of your account.

Share this with friends and family, however I did say codes, a second one is coming to the newsletter, and a third to the hidden customer area on the community forums, for you to share not on coupon sites, but with friends/family or yourself with discounts up to 50% on a year, so stay tuned on those, codes will be released in the newsletter tomorrow and on the forums later tonight.

 

#3 FlockHosting T-Shirt Contest!

Calling all designers! Calling all t-shirt lovers! FlockHosting needs a fun t-shirt designed! Something catchy too that when seen around town, folks will visit FlockHosting and join in the fun!

The Guidelines:

  • Can be Front or Back or Both – no limitations.
  • Designs must be 600DPI or greater in PNG/PDF/TIFF/AI/EPS formats
  • Full color is allowed.
  • Use of FlockHosting Logo/Site Allowed – PDF/EPS of Logo and  Helper Chuck will be posted on the forum
  • Up to 3 entries per person.
  • All Designs Submitted become property of FlockHosting

The Prize:

  • #1 Shirt Select
  • 2 Years of FlockHosting Service
  • $50 in Amazon Gift Cards
  • A print of your winning shirt
  • $50 Donation in Your Name to Love Water (www.love-water.org)
  • #2 Shirt
  • 1 Year of Flockhosting Service
  • $25 in Amazon Gift Cards
  • A print of your winning shirt
  • $50 Donation in Your Name to Love Water (www.love-water.org)
  • #3 Shirt
  • 3 Month of Flockhosting Service
  • $15 in Amazon Gift Cards
  • A print of your winning shirt
  • $50 Donation in Your Name to Love Water (www.love-water.org)

 

To submit your designs, submit them via email – chuck (at) flockhosting.com — entries deadline is June 30th — Voting will begin July 1st and end July 15th – these will be voted on publicly! This is not my pick, and your friends/family can vote too! So get to designing! If you need any additional resources from me please don’t hesitate to ask! I will share each requested item though publicly so that everyone has fair use of all resources.

Happy June! Hope everyone can join in the fun!

Customer Appreciation – Week One.

Another year has come, the weeks have arrived – the weeks where I don’t blab on and on about what FlockHosting has done this week, talk about server upgrades, outages, or hiccups – but rather where I talk about how I appreciate customers! For years you have all blessed me with your business and I can’t say thank you enough!

This year is a little different than years past – so let’s start off with the usual, the first giveaway, which is sponsored by Mike Shreve & The Tabernacle [website] since 2009 Mike and TheTab have been with FlockHosting and it’s been a great time! Mike is always brainstorming new ideas and coming to me with them, and makes for a great conversation and building new ideas for hosting and managing their website and feature refinement on FlockHosting servers! Not just his own!

So today’s gift on behalf of Mike and The Tab – all accounts are getting 2 things:

#1 – 250MB of Additional Storage, and 3GB of additional Bandwidth

-AND-

#2 – $5 off discount for a friend/business/family member or yourself! Use the code CAMW15 – and it will be applied to your order!

Now onto part 2….. [cue mysterious music…]

For the entire month every day you can entire to win a big giveaway at the end of the month – the prizes include:

  • One Lucky Winner: Amazon Kindle (Wifi/3G) + $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Two Lucky Winners: 1 Year of FlockHosting Service
  • Three Lucky Winners: $15 Amazon MP3 Card
  • Five Lucky Winners: FlockHosting Mousepad, T-Shirt, and Pen!

So how? Wha? Who? This is different than last year, over $400 in goodies to give away! How do you enter? Quite easy, once a day you can enter here [link], you can also get a extra entry by signing up for the Forums, Following on Twitter or Like’ing on Facebook! So 3 entries + one each day, could win big! The contest is only open to current customers in good standing so make sure your email address is up to date on file!

The winners will be selected at the end of the month by random, winners will be announced here, and contacted by Email! So stay tuned! Exciting month to come!

One Last thing….

For those looking for the Church Hosting updates, they will be coming by Tuesday afternoon! So stay tuned!