Building quick, CHEAP, information web sites!

For a few years I wanted  a “youth exchange recruitment web site” for my city.   Here in Grande Prairie, Alberta the 3 clubs work together to recruit for 3 outbound exchange students.  I have always wanted a web site to explain how it works in our city,  when the information sessions are, the process, etc.   Sound familiar?  Just like the GSE and other programs.

Anyhow – things have changed so much.  This is so easy and fast and cheap to do.  Anyone can do it.  Even me!  I bought an URL for $15 – .  I used WordPress  to design the site – this is a program designed for blogging (like this site) but makes great FREE web sites.   In one hour I thought up the URL,  bought it, and the site was active.   I spent 45 minutes setting up the site.  On the weekend I spent half an hour here,  20 minutes there – and it’s where I want it till I get more info for this falls events.  Total cost – around $30 plus my time.

My point is – it is so fast and easy to make great info sites for specific events or promotions, and I wanted to share this with you.

Please visit my site – and maybe you can steal ideas.  I hope you agree that when a Rotarian now says “Oh there is a schedule of info evenings and other details at – the interested youth will find it professional, informative and exciting.  This should all add up more applicants – and we hope a more successful program.  The site can be made interactive.  (Q and A)

If someone would like me to walk them through the steps I took to accomplish the above – I would.   I wonder if there would be a need for a workshop on this – at a future District or Zone events?  Would other clubs think this is cool?  When you think about it – for $25 a year – to be able to say “ for more info on our program click on “”  – that’s pretty cheap effective advertising.

I made that last web site address up BTW.  Kev

About Kevin Hilgers

Kevin Hilgers is Rotary International District 5370 Governor for the year 2012 2013. Kevin is married to Janice McNeice. They have 2 daughters, Catherine and Karly.
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