BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE
In addition to your Go To Nations Missionary Profile, Project, and Donation pages, many missionaries find it beneficial to increase their online presence via their own custom website. Missionary websites can be "linked" to your Go To Nations Profile Page. Check out these helpful links as you move to build out your own site.
To host one's website on a "custom" .url, a registered domain name must be purchased by the user. GoDaddy is the most comprehensive resource for purchasing your own .com, .net, .org, .us, .info, etc.
Missionsplace provides a free hosting service designed exclusively for cross-cultural Missionaries and staff of Missions ministries to create and maintain their own website or blog. This is a FREE service.
Wix gives you everything you need to create a stunning free website, right at your fingertips. This includes a "drag n’ drop" website builder makes it fun and hassle-free to create your own site.
The Go To Nations Web Team has chosen Squarespace on which to build both MyGTN.org AND Gotonations.org. It's design simplicity and ease of use is highly recommended--only $8.00 per month for individuals (not including domain registration).
WordPress is quite possibly the largest free resource for web design on the planet. From individual blogs to major corporations, the vast array of plug-ins, templates, and themes make WordPress a familiar choice for many.
Webflow is the best website builder for designing professional sites from scratch. You can also start with one of our their responsive (mobile-friendly) website templates.
WRITE YOUR OWN BLOG
Blogs are essentially websites with running articles from a single or multiple contributors. Creating a "blog" is a great way to communicate what is happening on the field, with family, or in your life with your partners and friends. You can also post links to your updated blog on social media to increase readership.
Tumblr is a top resource for blog creation. Stories, photos, GIFs, TV shows, links, quips, Spotify tracks, mp3s, videos, and a host of other interesting items are easily displayed through your Tumblr blog.
Weebly is one of the easiest-to-use website/blog construction platforms available. This may be the quickest way to begin sharing your missionary journey.
Google Sites & "Blogger" is a very simple way to publish information on the web. These are some of the tools afforded to Go To Nations through our Google grant.
ACTIVATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
With the advent of social media, rapid connectivity across the globe has become a reality. Missionaries are using social media as another way to keep connected with partners, friends, and family back home.