The Final Word

This post is part of my Write 31 Days Challenge series, based on results of the Online Christian Creative Survey.  Click here to see all posts in the series

We are different.  Set apart.  We are in this world but not of it.  Our message is precious. Here we are at the end of our 31 day series.  It’s been a lot of information and data.  By breaking it down in small pieces, I hope it was easier for you to process each piece.

As we wrap up, there were some key points we covered along the way that bear repeating.

  • We all struggle with the same things.  Large or small, newbies or more experienced, we all struggle with the same four things:  growing our email list, increasing our traffic, earning an income and balancing our time between business, ministry and family.
  • We are frugal and want to invest our money in courses and services from people we can trust, which usually means people who have treated our friends well.
  • We see through spammy marketing practices, false urgency and scarcity and really dislike people who overuse our inbox.
  • We plan to spend money on courses and services this year, but are looking for ones that are affordable and packed with value.
  • The top Online Christian Creatives have a business-minded focus to their ministry.  That’s reflected in their actions and where they invest their time and money.

When you put all that together, it says to me that we are different.  Set apart.  We are in this world but not of it.  Money is a tool, not a goal. Our message is too precious to entrust it to someone who doesn’t align with our faith and values.

What does it say to you?  What struck you throughout the series?  I’d love for you to share in the comments.


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6 thoughts on “The Final Word

    • So true. Whether it is a tool for growing our business, fueling our ministry or taking care of our family, the dollar value is not the goal … the goal is the impact we can make with the resource. Thanks for stopping by, Karen!

    • Not too surprising overall. The results were similar to the same survey I did two years ago. I think what I missed last time was the different behaviours (reflecting a different mindset) of the top performers in the survey. Thanks for following along, JoDitt. I appreciate you 🙂

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