Monthly Archives: May 2011

Creating Your Personal Website

The personal website is a new form of personal and professional expression. It is different from the company website or the church web page.  This  website provides a more personal connection to your audience and allows more of your personality and creativity to shine through! 

Many individuals online maintain a presence at a number of different social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It can be helpful to create a convenient, single destination to direct all your contacts: a personal website! Some refer to this as their homebase, or personal online headquarters. For example, my personal website is Kennethlillard.com.

A personal website provides the following benefits:

  • Provides a platform from which you can clearly communicate your message directly to your target audience
  • Allows your biographical information, resume(s), personal videos, and blog posts to be displayed
  • Great for brand marketing of your ministry events and products, including books, dvd’s, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Accessible 24/7 to everyone in the world who has an Internet connection
  • Provides a location for a great Splash Page!  (A page mostly or entirely taken up by a single image or panel.)
  • Provides links to all your other web locations
  • Allows you to creatively express yourself and your ministry’s message! 

There are free personal webpages available at social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. However, for more personalized websites check out the following:

How has your personal website benefited your ministry?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Stay Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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Smart Guide To Self Publishing

One of the most effective ways of sharing the Gospel is via the written word. Many of the Apostles, including Matthew, John and Paul, had very powerful writing ministries. Today, with the advent of the Internet and digital technologies, it is easier than ever to self publish. In fact, if you can use a computer you can publish your own book!  

Self publishing provides the following benefits:

  • Gives authors more control over their work.
  • Digital books and print-on-demand (POD) technology allow authors to self-publish with little or no upfront costs.
  • Books get to the press quicker by avoiding the lengthy publication process involved with traditional publishers.
  • Digital books allow for electronic distribution via the Internet and the potential for reaching a much wider audience.
  • Many print-on-demand firms use digital technology to reduce costs and publish high quality products at economical, fixed prices.
  • E-books providing interactive features (such as audio, video, and connectivity to reading groups) are becoming a big part of today’s self publishing revolution!
  • E-readers like the iPad, Kindle, and Nook are creating an increasing demand for e-books and other digital content, especially Faith Based material.  Btw, have you noticed how many people are now reading digital books, including the Bible, on their cell phones?
  • Finally, you can also self publish other digital media including music, videos, and ringtones!

So how do you get started with self publishing? I definitely recommend you check out the following:

How has self publishing benefited your ministry?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Stay Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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