Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cheap Hosting for Websites

Hosting a site or hosting your own blog is a critical part of your marketing.

Most people don't realize that Internet hosting of only one company website, or setting up a free blog, rarely produces good results.

Actually, the more ways people can land on the website the better your site will perform. If your websites have quality content, are useful and help your prospective customer, your site referrals and website requests will go up.

This article is about different site hosting companies that match any marketing budget and I do mean any level. The following post will cover nearly free and low cost site hosting and we will cover the advantages and disadvantages of the hosting options.

Remember - no matter which host you select for your site, if you have not created a blog or site in the past, you could learn how to do it on your own, but if it is not a task you will keep doing regularly, then you should pay people or hire a website consultant. It can cost more but you will take too long figuring it out yourself. Many web designers can set up a Drupal CMS site in under one hour when you just are looking for the very basics.

Low cost hosting may have some outages. However, when you only have a low volume website and normal traffic level, there is no reason to ignore this inexpensive hosting option. Just don't forget you should make sure you do a backup of your website because these hosting businesses are probably not doing backups for you.

Cheaper Domains - It is important to understand that registering a domain name can vary in price, based on where you register the domain name. I use a lower cost registrar for website domains called Outstanda Hosting. True they do more than just hosting, but I often select the hosting packages at BlueHost. Bluehost charges more for domain registration though. So if you are skilled at pointing domains in one registrar to servers on other servers, this is the cheapest way to do it. You just set up the domain name server to the Bluehost Name Server and it will be easy.

Host 10 Free Sites - Dot Easy Hosting - I had a person from this company email me about free hosting and the opportunity seems like it could help some people. You can do up to 10 sites for free on their site - which is a great offer. One of the ways they generate revenue is in the higher charging more to register your domain. If you do not plan to exceed ten websites any time soon, this might be the top hosting company for you.

Cheap Hosting - Bluehost - My sites have been hosted by Bluehost for a long time and the cheap cost of hosting all your sites is a bargain. Of course, Bluehost has the an occasional outage. But they have had good support and solved issues when appropriate.

These are just a sample of hosting service providers. You should to look around at hosting packages and the look at details. Some hosting programs offer you a nearly free 10 page website, but these are often just to get you set up in their system and you will need to expand at some point. Take some time to figure out what your needs are and choose the closest matching website hosting package that matches your needs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lead Engine Tools and Software to Consider


How should you develop targeted leads and sales?

Certainly, there are many lead generation tools and strategies. Here is an review of the best way to select any Internet tool or strategy to get more sales or leads.

A Sales Lead Tool Should

  1. Target the niche audience you want to sell to
  2. Must be a predictable formulas that can be tracked and evaluated
  3. Must demonstrate a solid return on investment that justifies its expense after a reasonable trial period

Don't Buy Excuses

There is nothing wrong with trying something that does not work. If fact, you need to be trying new things that are targeted and measurable to develop sales and targeted leads every month. However, when someone says you will increase sales and then it does not happen, stop doing it and move that advertising cash to a new lead generation experiment. But make sure you give it a reasonable amount of time first.

One example: Google Adwords will work the same on the first day and day 365 assuming your skills stay the same. But it will be less a major factor with the adwords tool and more a motivation with your website landing page and your keywords. You need to try those and keep experimenting and moving your adwords budget before or after to get the best return on your advertising spend.

For Search Engine Ranking lead generation tool like Buzzoodle, you have to look at the battle in the marketplace to assess the likelihood of success. It will surely generate sales in as little as two weeks but it depends on your sales leads target. Lead generation with blogging software does work better for successful marketplaces, but only when you commit to a solid strategy and make a specific call to action. Just owning a website that is not business results oriented will not generate sales leads or grow sales.

The generation of leads and sales that are targeted is going to increase greatly if you start with your final goal clearly defined. For example, you may say you are going to spend $3,000 on running an ad in trade publications but first set a goal of the number of targeted leads you want to obtain from the advertisement. How will you track the client generation and sales from the advertisement? If it turns out to have a great return, you are going to spend that money every month, right? So you have to know the metrics and goals going into any sales effort or targeted client generation .

Friday, June 05, 2009

aWeber Review

Read my aWeber review and find out why aWeber is a critical tool if you are looking to become a serious internet marketer or if you want to build a lead generation engine.

aWeber is an autoreponder which can automate follow ups when someone joins your list.

Do not confuse this with an email newsletter. They are nothing alike. eMail Newsletters are dead in most industries as people have finally figured out that most people do not want their news.

On the other hand, people do want to get a series of emails that help them with a problem they are having.

I wrote the aWeber review because I am passionate about that product and very appreciative of how much money it has helped me make.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Free Car, Free House, Freedom

I am working on a new product called Free Car, Free House, Freedom

This is going to be very interesting because we are going to address some of the worst issues around why people do not succeed at making money online.

If you are interested in building real online income consider going over and signing up for the list to keep updated on what we are doing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blogging for Lead Generation

Creating a Business Blog for Lead Generation is essentially understanding that you do not begin with a blog. You begin with a business outcome. Then you use business blog software as well as overall search engine strategies to get the traffic and results you need to justify your time and expense.

Business Blogging Software is going to help you focus on your search results and lead generation. It should also help you avoid the trap of adding all kinds of things to your business blog that will only distract your visitors and damage your results.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Corporate Blogging Software

I just launched a group or articles around Business Blogging Software and Corporate Blogging Software. The goal is to get people to think beyond the general corporate blogging software features and focus on a clear business blog ROI.

A real, measurable return on investment is possible for nearly any kind of business - but you need to be able measure your ranking, traffic and actual outcomes.

Business blogging may seem old, but the way Buzzoodle and a few other business blogging companies are approaching it is very new. It is all about results.

If the topic interests you, sign up for the free demo and find out how much blogging can pull in from the current sales you are missing out on.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Can We Generate Estate Planning Leads?

Build an Estate Planning Leads Website with our lead generator system and training.

One of our clients set up an Estate Planning Leads website and gave up after a couple of months. Since I owned the new domain I kept it up and over time it started getting stronger and stronger traffic.

His Estate Planning site became very well trafficked but it does take time to build it up. Read more about Estate Planner Lead Generation and decide if this Internet Marketing strategy is right for your estate planning business.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Membership Website

Have you been interested in creating a membership site but uncomfortable with how to do it?

Join the club. I started my first membership site about 9 months ago and it was anything but easy. However, now it has moved into the realm of profitable and we have worked out may of the kinks.

Membership Website Rule #1 - Keep it simple

I used the following software: Druple, Moodle, Ning, DotNetNuke and experimented with others. Finally, I decided to invest in a wonderful membership plugin for Wordpress and I moved my membership website to Wordpress and I have been sooooo happy.

After more than 9 months I finally decided to start sharing my membership website experience and expertise, although I am still learning.

Here is the free blog (no membership) called membership website that I started to document the membership website best practices that I have been developing.

Visit membership website scripts for information about software and scripts.

The membership websites blog is going to be where I publish all this information - if you are interested in how to develop income with wordpress membership sites, be sure to bookmark that website and stop back often.

In case you are wondering: I might make the whole thing into a subscription-based membership site eventually, but for now it is free and if I make a little something off of the affiliate ads, I am happy.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Virtual Assistant Income

A virtual assistant should diversify their income just like any other consultant, Internet Entrepreneur or contractor. If you are getting more than 25% of your income from a single client or source, you are in danger.

One long term strategy is to build passive and semi-passive income streams. These help you have stable additional virtual assistant income and they also can give you a practice product to hone your Internet Marketing skills.

See this review of iLearningGlobal.

As you can see from that iLearningGlobal review, it is quit possible to get additional business training, get additional virtual assistant income and improve your Internet Marketing skills all at the same time.