When considering making money on-line there isn’t a necessity to have a website, nor a website you have to pay for (there are free websites you can use), but it certainly helps. It is one thing I don’t mind spending money on. The prices are comparable from place to hosting company to hosting company. Most offer similar services and most are nearly the same (depending on the plan you choose). For the purposes of this blog and making money I’m going to suggest that you choose a paid web hosting service. This gives one major advantage over, firstly, not having a site at all and secondly, having a site with a WordPress, blogger address attached to your unique site name- choosing your websites name!
I will come back to the site name in the next post and this post shall be brief all I really want you to think about is what is right for you at the moment. In the last post I grumbled about not having money and here I am saying you need to get paid web hosting. Well, to make money does require some investment. Mostly in time but also some money. I will never ask you to buy anything from me on this site I will just give you an explanation of what I am doing and why.
So why a paid site. It’s simple really I can choose the name or domain of the site. www.onlinebeginnersmakemoney.com it’s certainly a mouthful, but it precisely describes what I want to do and the purpose of this blog. Imagine if it where www.onlinebeginnersmakemoney.wordpress.com not only doesn’t it look as good, it isn’t as good for search engine optimization SEO. More on name selection in another post. If we can leave the name of the site for now and get back to hosting.
As a side note I’m sorry that my blogs are jumping around a bit. I’m trying to get all the background covered so, if you are following you will be at the same point as I am. The problem I have is a chicken and egg situation. I’m telling you about hosting here but, I’m going to tell you not to get your plan just yet until you have chosen your domain name. I’m also going to tell you not to get your domain name until you have researched it. Again, domain name and keyword research will be in another post.
OK, so, for now let’s talk about various hosting plans. There are a number out there namecheap.com, hostgator.com, godaddy.com to name a few. I have never tried any of these and so won’t vouch for them. I have tried domain.com, who were terrible. I couldn’t access services like using PHP, the control panel was very confusing and after cancelling more than a year ago they charged me about $60 this year for doing absolutely nothing! The hosting I would recommend is www.startlogic.com I have used them for about five years and they have been excellent throughout. I really like the on-line chat feature if there are problems of any kind. All my problems have always been resolved and any issues I have had (usually me doing something stupid) have been fixed whilst on-line chatting with them- no long winded emails back and forth. If you live in the states there is also a toll free help line to call.
If you do decided to go with a paid website and hosting (which you don’t need to do at this point) I would recommend www.startlogic.com. By all means shop around and choose who you want, but if you do decided you want a website and chose www.startlogic.com to find your domain and host your site please input onlinebeginnersmakemoney.com in the form you complete so I will get some free hosting credits for this site. If you have any tips for me on hosting plans or buying domains please feel free to drop a comment below.
Finally, I will answer the question: Why do I need a website? Well, later on in my blog posts I will be starting a new site from scratch and making money from it (hopefully)! So for now unless you want to blog like me there is no need.