This week, we are going to talk about how to choose web hosting service if you are a beginner who are starting out, wanting to make some money from the internet. Next week, we will talk about web hosting for advanced online marketers. If you are an advanced marketer, be sure to check out our blog next week.
So, what does it take to make money online? Is it know-how? Is it technical skill? Is it your connection or network?
Well, all of these play a part. But the main factor is Right Mindset + Right Action.
You may wonder what has it got to do with choosing web hosting service. Read on…
Another question. What makes a good web hosting service for beginners? Is it hosting features? Is it price? Is it customer support?
Again, all of them play a part. But the main factor is it should make you money.
When I say it should make you money, I’m not referring to those MLM web hosting systems. I’m talking about web hosting that has a workable system that practically guarantees your success.
Let me share with you my story, one that some of you may be able to relate to……
Many years back, when I first decided to build a website, my first thought was, well, I’ll choose a cheap web host.
I found one that only cost me $35 a year, including domain name and 1 year hosting. So I got a domain, a hosting service and a step-by-step guide that claimed to teach me how to make money online. I can’t remember what I did with the website, but basically I made $0.00 from that venture.
Finally, I gave up on cheapskate solutions and invested in a “guided web hosting system” that claimed to hold my hands and lead me step-by-step to success. The system costs me $300 a year (I think).
But guess what, when your pocket hurts, you work!
I dedicated months to follow the system to a tee, and started making some money and eventually crossed my first $100 a month in less than a year. (As you can see, it was a slow start, but hey, I was a newbie, remember?)
So which hosting is cheaper, the first one that cost $35 a year, or the second one that cost $300 a year?
Remember in the beginning of this article, I said newbies’ success depends mainly on Right Mindset + Right Action?
The $35 a year hosting gave me a cheap alternative, and left me with a ‘see-if-it-works’ mindset and a ‘step-by-step-but-up-to-you-to-follow’ action plan.
The $300 a year hosting, on the other hand, gave me a ‘I-must-earn-back-that-money’ mindset and a superbly ‘annoying’ system that forced me to do everything exactly its way. And the result was… I was forced to do the right thing and made money!!
Let me share with you what I mean by ‘annoying’. Imagine when you try to submit a webpage, the system will always slap you with tons of error messages, asking you to correct this and correct that. It’s like your nagging parents who insist that you must do things their way. But over time, you mind is slowly trained to do things ‘its way’ and it becomes your second nature. And guess what, that’s how you learn to do things the right way!
Honestly, I might not have the discipline to learn and do things the right way without this system.
But interestingly, I ditched that system after 2 years.
On the second year, I bought a cheap web hosting service with unlimited domain hosting, and started duplicating everything I learned from the “guided web hosting system” on several domains. I wanted to try and see if I could do it without the system. A little to my surprise, I quadrupled my earnings with my new sites. That was when I knew I had indeed internalized the process of building a successful website and I could do it without the help of that nagging and somewhat restrictive system.
So for those of you who are just starting out, I don’t mean you must spend $300 on web hosting, but you should not choose web hosting service simply based on price, support and/or hosting features. What is more important for you is the training. Of course, alternatively, you can learn things on your own or get some other good coaching program. If so, just make sure that you get a web hosting service that is low cost, with 24/7 chat support and more importantly with minimal technical restriction, so that you will not run into problem implementing some third party system in time to come. My favorite is Hostgator.
Lastly, if you want to know what is that “guided web hosting system” I was talking about, it is called SBI. It’s still a strong system until today.