Church WebsitesMany RO Communication clients are ministry and church websites. We know that because churches, ministries and other not-for-profits are often on a strict budget there are also reasons why an investment in a business or church website makes a lot of sense if it's done well. Whether you own a business, run a church or ministry or almost any other kind of organization, the first place prospective members or customers often turn to search for you and check you out is on the web.

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Of course, as with any other business or organization, just getting started on your ministry or church website is often the most difficult part. Thus, we've put together a few tips to hopefully get you started on the process. Think of these tips as a checklist of things you might not have considered until later. Use this list to make the most of your church website development process.


  • Consider how your website will fit with your other branding efforts. If you haven't really thought about putting together a professional brand this is the time to do it. There are many talented graphic artists and logo designers out there who will be able to offer you a few choices of color palate, logo design, font possibilities as well as offering suggestions about brochure, banner, and other layouts that will best describe your efforts in graphics.  Don't skimp on this part. It is the foundation of your church's online and peripheral identity.  Great design doesn't have to be expensive, but believe us, bad design will cost you much in the short and long run. Do it right from the beginning.

Attorney Website TipsLegal Websites and Attorney Business Websites have specific business requirements.  RO Communication has the experience of having built some of the most complex and effective law websites around.

Here are some of the things attorneys should look for when contracting with a web design firm to create an attorney website:

  • Always get it in writing. Make sure the website firm you select offers you a written explanation of what you are paying for. Some of the items on that list should include the following. 

social media frustrationThe Key to Business Social Media Is Enjoying It, So Hire A Pro To Set It Up

I often find myself working with established businesses (read: older entrepreneurs - and by older I mean anyone whose baby photos were not posted on the world wide web at the time of his or her birth), but who are interested in having a professional presence in the social media realm.

They may have dabbled in social media, but let's face it, they have businesses to run, families to feed and bills to pay and being involved in social media can feel very… frivolous. But that is mainly because it feels fun and that can be frustrating when you are trying to run and promote a business.

The world tells business owners that they should be out there, but the learning curve is intimidating plus, the anticipation of almost anything social, makes a lot of people feel on the spot and a little nervous. That's why they serve cocktails at social events. Now I'm not saying that to participate in social media you necessarily need to mix a pitcher of mojitos, although come to think of it…

What I am saying is that social media (like many things in life) works best when you let go and have fun with it. You have to kind of get swept away in it - like a little kid at play. The problems for business owners are several.

SEO for Small BusinessI ran into a friend at a downtown bar the other night and he began complimenting me on my newly redesigned website. He went down the list of attributes that he admired, nice, clean design, I like the sign-up forms, all the services you offer, logo design, web design, marketing services… Then he hesitated a little, looked at me a little disapprovingly and with a serious tone meaning that he was a little ashamed of me he half-asked…" but, SEO? Come on," he said.

SEO is one of those topics that's a little like the moon landing, there's plenty of evidence to show that it is for real but there are still those people out there with a blend of skepticism, blindness to the facts and disillusionment by businesses who have made unkept promises.  


Million Dollar QuestionI LOVE what I do (web design and web development), but it has been a very circuitous route getting here.  I even started a blog about my journey toward discovering and doing the work that I would love to do. There's an ad talking about how the right bed is so important because you spend 1/3 of your life in bed. But you're asleep! Think about how important it is to spend the 1/3 of your waking life in a career that fits you. Think about how miserable you are when it doesn't fit. I remember the day I heard about counselors who help people transition from careers that they hate into careers that they love. What a great profession, I thought.

Now, as a St Louis web designer and web developer I find that more and more I am taking on the role of creating people's new professional identities.

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