July 30th 2015 Posted at Affiliate Marketing
Wealthy Affiliate is a website that claims to teach people how to become internet marketers, and build up a small online business. As part of a membership, they claim to include free web hosting. And indeed, they do. Let’s see what it’s all about.
In order to run a successful internet marketing business, it is important to have a ‘base’, some website where you can send customers in order to get information about the product you are promoting. You can do this with free sites, like a Squidoo lens, or a free blog. But nothing quite beats a website for being professional, and just better. However, to put a website up, you’ll need to get some web hosting sorted, and this can cost anything from $ 5 to $ 500 a month. But because Wealthy Affiliate has free hosting, all you’ll need to purchase is a domain name. And they are about $ 10 a year.
The hosting specs are not bad, with 120,000MB of bandwidth, 600MB of storage space, 3 domain names, 15 emails and more. personally, I haven’t had any problems with storage or bandwidth yet, I’m using about 18MB of 600.
Setting the hosting up isn’t hard to do, I was able to do it quite easily using the instructions provided, but that was where the simple bit ended. I wanted to run my emails from another company, so to link my domain to my emails was very challenging indeed (as I’m not really that clever when it comes to hosting). In fact, it took about 2 weeks and multiple emails to various people to get it all sussed. That was disappointing.
At the moment, I’m quite happy with the Wealthy Affiliate web hosting. It is certainly easy to run my website directly from within the University itself. While it wasn’t a walk in the park getting it all going, I suspect that was my tendency to see if I could ‘get it going myself’.
Even though the hosting is available to every member, I suspect that many are not using it. Eh? I do wonder why that is. After all, Site Rubix (an online website maker that it beyond the scope of this article) is included. Odd.
The addition of web hosting to Wealthy Affiliate is a great idea, and makes it much easier to maintain and run then using an external source.
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