I am a church pastor by education and career, but web design became a hobby for me in 1996 when I was the pastor of a church near Huntsville, Alabama with a parishioner who worked as the Information Technology Director at a local college.
With the parishioner’s help, I developed a website for our congregation using Microsoft Word. I have used several web design software over the years since then, but today I am big supporter of WordPress and use it exclusively.
I also recommend and use DreamHost as my hosting company. You will find hosting companies that offer free or low-cost hosting, but DreamHost is my choice because of its better record of not having down-time and responsive customer services.
Freelance Web Design…
Over the years I have had many conversations with myself (and others) about launching my own web design business. I have opted instead, to simply being available through freelance help for those needing help to get their own website set up.
I have helped a few people over the years get their own simple website and blogs up and on the internet, and am always happy to help others develop their own web presence using the same tools that I do to promote my ministries online.
I am a big advocate of do-it-yourself simple websites that are readable and usable, which does make it easier to get a message out and allow search engines to help do that. I am also a big advocate of a small church pastor or ministry leader having website content control for immediate changes and updates, too.
If you can afford $10 a month for hosting, you can afford to have a web presence for you church, ministry, or small business.
Please visit my websites and if you think my simple approach to design and usability is what you need, than please contact me. I don’t receive a salary from my small church so any additional funds I can get helps.
Your domain name is a one-time annual fee, direct to DreamHost hosting company, about $13 annually. Your hosting fee can be paid monthly directly to DreamHost hosting company, about $10 per month. My set-up, design, and DIY instructional fee is paid direct to me, about $200 – $300 one-time cost.
Please visit my sites and then please contact me for more information.