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 – www.youthexchangeinfo.com . 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 www.youthexchangeinfo.com – 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 “dangiamgreat.com” – that’s pretty cheap effective advertising.
I made that last web site address up BTW. Kev