FlockUpdate for September 2017

Show Notes for September 2017

  • Natural Disaster Relief – Send Suggestions to Donate.
  • Jonah Migration – Not Done! Some hiccups in the new system, so I’ve decided to hold off – I’m going to slowly move folks back to cPanel for the time being – please open a ticket with users & passwords and I’ll get you migrated ASAP!
  • New Site Launch Coming Next Week!
  • Crypto Currency Payments – Delays in finding a functional module, working on it!
  • Church Hosting Explosive Growth! Larger Server Storage Coming VERY Soon! Migration plan very soon!
  • Information out of date? Stopped using services? Please visit the customer zone and let me know!
  • October Customer Appreciation Month + Still some Founders Club spots left!

And the winners are….

I missed yesterday by 4 minutes! But better late than never with a free prize or 6 at stake! 🙂

So the winners are [Insert Drumroll]:

  • Jarryd G. – 1 Year of Hosting
  • TJ J. – 1 Year WordFence
  • Jerry M. – 1 Year Email Server
  • Gary V. – 1 Year 512 VPS
  • Michael R. – ASUS Chromebook
  • Katie A. – Amazon Tap

There we have it! I’ll be opening a ticket with each winner here shortly – for goods; I’ll need to confirm addresses, and for those who got services, we’ll work it out!

Thanks again everyone for 14 great years! It feels like it was only yesterday this journey started! Looking forward to next year, and many more fun things to come in this year! Stay tuned!

Have a Blessed Week All!

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!

 

I Appreciate You!

canwetalkSo this year’s customer appreciation had a lot of plans in my head!  But sadly being sick, loss of a friend, and a surge in customers & work, I didn’t get to do everything I hoped. The month is wrapping up quickly and I haven’t had time to be promoter, support, and billing department all at once – so things didn’t get out like I had hoped! But I don’t give up! The Final 5!

#1. Saying it. Meaning it.

Some of you have been around mere days in reading this (Greetings New Church Hosters!) and some of you have been around over a decade! Thank you! FlockHosting has continued to grow, maybe not always a paid account to bring in revenue, but to get a Church online & message out there for the world to see? Awesome stuff! It’s growing daily, up to nearly 40 churches hosting sermons, email, events etc. all online at NO COST! That’s a blessing! Even talking to the associate pastor at my own church on Sunday he had a friend who could utilize the service and forwarded it on! God is good!

But I do mean it when I say I appreciate my customers, I don’t just type words, I have some of the best customers – sure there’s always the ones who feel they are too needy and are my “trouble” customer, but even those requests that come of “HELP! THE SKY IS FALLING!” I’m here and happy to help, and I am blessed even recently in rough days one customer reached out and made sure I was okay, another on the passing of Tim, let me know they were praying – FlockHosting is a blessing to me for sure, I mean it when I do say I appreciate you guys!

#2. Being a Resource!

Some of you know me, some of you do not – If you are the second who doesn’t, get to know me. I’m here to be a help and a resource to any and all FlockHosters – Not just the common “Hey Chuck My Email isn’t working! Help!” – That I can help with, but too helping with your website, if you need help in trying to accomplish something you’ve never done before. Just ask!

Secondly I’m a prayer junkie, if you need prayer for family, job, website, church, healing, you name it – I am here to help you when and where I can! Just open a ticket, check the communicate page or catch me on Live Chat and we’ll get you helped out!

 

big-heart#3. Fun Fun Fun

It’s true – I’m a junkie for promotions, I still want to have some fun here, and there is still some giveaways to go in this these final days of Customer Appreciation – so why not see who’s actually reading this and make a few little offers:

How do you enter? Well between now and month’s end, give a shout out to FlockHosting! How do you shout out? Simple – you can use hash tag #flockhosting or tag us on Twitter/Facebook using @flockhosting (on Facebook this will change into FlockHosting’s name) – You can too share our tweets, tell a friend about FlockHosting, spread the word and each day you get 2 entries counted – one for Twitter and One for Facebook – You can earn a 3rd by referrals to FlockHosting – but you have 7 days to get your name in the hat to win ONE of the various prizes listed above!

Each entry is your name in the hat, and randomly I’ll select winners for each of the above! But wait there’s more!

  • 7 – $5 Starbucks Gift Cards Still Up for Grabs (Blog Post)
  • 10 – $5 Hosting Credits Still Up for Grabs (Blog Post)

I am going to be working on some other fun FlockHosting goodies (Still need a t-shirt!) but stay tuned for more fun for the remainder of 2013, and too leading into 2014!

 

#4. CA-2014-p/b Package

This year I’m kicking in a package to all customers CA-2014-P (Personal) and CA2014-B (Business) – these are some special accounts, they take you off the standard packages, and double your hosting power!

Personal will see 2GB->4GB of storage, and a upgrade from 30GB->60GB of bandwidth, Business will see 3GB->6GB of storage and an upgrade from 40GB->80GB of bandwidth! Now these are special and will upgrade differently than what FlockHosting.com offers! So all current customers and any new customers through October will benefit from these upgrades – All at no additional cost, and no request! I’ll be done by month’s end with the upgrades!

 

#5. Being open to help!

One of the big things I’m going to wrap up this month with is accepting help. Some have said they want to help FlockHosting, and I’m going to put it out there, with your help we’re going to eliminate some hassles with FlockHosting, and begin to lay the groundwork for some new staffers to come on board in the 2014 business year! Marketing and Billing folks! I am looking to expand and get things even more streamlined to where I can work where I am most useful and bounce around if I need to!

So stay tuned for start of November to have our own little kick starter to really push to build up FlockHosting’s offerings including Church Hosting and enhancing the servers even more! So stay tuned on how you can be a part and lend a hand, but never fear – there are going to be great rewards with each level of help including the return of the Founder’s Club!  So if you’re looking for great deals or a way to give back to the community of users at FlockHosting, stay tuned! I’m dropping my pride and looking for help!

 

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Wrap up!

Thanks for taking the time to read, hopefully you’ll join in these last bits of fun and giveaways, if not I’ll have a lot of multi-media devices 🙂 Thanks for being a customer, but do stay tuned – you know me, you never know what I have up my sleeve still! More to come – I’m still building a bigger and better FlockHosting!

Customer Appreciation 2013: First Giveaway!

I really do appreciate each of my customers! Truly I can say without hesitation that I have some of the most amazing customers! In customer appreciation months past I’ve showcased customers and sites, this year it’s not about a single customer each week, it’s about giving back to each customer and truly saying “THANK YOU!” for your continued business with FlockHosting!

So a little something for FlockHosting customers today – two giveaway options, you can pick one of the two but you must be a customer of FlockHosting:

Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee! There are 10 7 $5 gift cards up for grabs – and it’s easy to get ahold of – just need to Tweet or Facebook Post the following:

My Webhost Appreciates Me! Gave me a cuppa joe! #flockhosting

It’s that easy, and tag FlockHosting’s Facebook Page or Twitter account and you’re off and running! Couldn’t be simpler! On Monday I’ll start rolling out as many cards that have been claimed!

Lastly the 2nd option – $5 Credit on your account! This one is much easier, simply reply to this on Facebook/Twitter or Comment here on the blog with the following:

My Webhost Appreciates Me! I just saved $5 on my next bill! #flockhosting

It’s that easy! First 10 on each (remember one or the other, can’t do both!) – No time limits, just when they are gone, they are gone! So don’t delay and thanks again for being a FlockHosting Customer!