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Third Wednesday Funday

Probably could come up with a better title, but I think it works 🙂

FlockHosting has been around 5021 days (13 years) and one of the things I used to do way back when was sponsor a site on a monthly basis. Where did it go? Honestly? I don’t remember! Didn’t have the blog back then to document – and this only goes back to 2007. So let’s not fret about when it disappeared, let’s focus on Today. It re-appears.

So how does this work? What is Third Wednesday Funday?

What it is:

It is plainly a giveaway. Every third Wednesday of the month I’ll take nominations from the following sources:

  • Email
  • Voicemail
  • Text Message
  • Blog Comment
  • IM
  • LiveChat (even leaving a message if I’m not on)
  • Facebook – Use #fhfunday (or Tag us!)
  • Twitter – Use #fhfunday (or Tag us!)
  • Google+ – Use #fhfunday (or Tag us!)

All you need to do is nominate someone. On social networking, you would tag their username, on the others, provide a Name/URL/Email address. Any and all information isn’t going to go into some database or marketing list. I’m going to use it ONLY for these giveaways; their name goes into a hat, a person/company/band/etc. You find deserving gets a chance at the following:

  • 1 Year of Hosting
  • 1 Year SSL Certificate
  • 1 Year of Weebly Starter
  • $10 Credit for the person who nominated you!

Only cost the winner has, is the cost of a domain. If they already are online, then no cost, we point their domain to FlockHosting! This offer will power your nominee’s website for a full calendar year, and then they’ll be given an additional year at renewal for 10% off current pricing.

Why do this?

The web is “accessible” to most people. For many the $5 month cost of hosting means cutting out a coffee or a taco bell run from their month. Let’s be honest beyond that – the web can be scary. The plan with this offer is to help stop the “I don’t know what I need!” going into the world of web. All goodies included will give folks room to play for a year and build/experiment, etc. No risk of that $5 going to waste.

For others nominated it may mean getting away from a host that’s not meeting their needs. Outages, out of resources – they need a change to keep an active website successful.

My hope is that with each winner in the 12 months can build a website at no cost, and see the benefit of FlockHosting and will continue to be FlockHosters even after the free year is up!

I’m already with FlockHosting, Can I be nominated?

Sadly the goal is to take folks, not on FlockHosting and bring them in, but if your nominee wins, you do get a $10 credit on your account, so you can get something out of this if you nominate!

How many times can I nominate?

Up to 3 people per monthly funday.

When do I start?

First thing tomorrow! I’ve already got a post in the queue, it’ll go live at midnight and have comments open through the day – as well as you can use the listed options above some most listed on the communicate page. So look at your twitter followers, facebook friends, websites you visit, and pick some folks to nominate!

FlockUpdate for September 2013

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Show Notes

  • Thanks for Engagement Congrats!
  • Varnish Cache Slowly Deployed – Blog update when completed!
  • Church Hosting growing!
  • Continued Prayers for FlockHosting & Me
  • Kickstarter? Crowdsourcing? Maybe.
  • Donations Welcome
  • Tim settling in!
  • Church Hosting Be Good Stewards!
  • Keep your scripts up-to-date!
  • Updated Knowledge Base (More soon!)
  • Get in touch! Communicate with Me!
  • Stay tuned for Customer Appreciation Month!

Crazy October (10/12)

The last promotion for this week, which will be active thru the entire weekend is as follows:

Current Customers

A new package entirely, you can upgrade any package to this (even old Crazy October), if you have pre-paid for the year already your total bill will be adjusted to reflect the amount left on your pre-pay:

  • 700MB Storage
  • 45GB Transfer
  • 50 Email Accounts
  • 10 MySQL Databases

The price: $12.50 a month – That’s $7.50 cheaper than the largest package, and it’s got more bandwidth and storage! There are only 10 of these available, and it’s first come first serve – account must be in good standing, and limit 1 promo per customer (sorry customers with more than 1 hosting package) – but if your interested, contact_me for more information.

New Customers

You get the same package as above – and your domain name is free for the first year, no matter how long you pre-pay, be it a month, be it 2 years, your domain will be free (supported domains listed @ checkout) – No promo codes needed, simply click this link – and your off! There are only 10 of these packages available, so don’t wait too long!