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The Best Host For Your Website

Hello there!

When I migrated to a custom, self hosted wordpress.org domain, there were so many recommendations for hosting sites online. I almost went to go with bluehost (which is what wordpress recommends), but was able to find some real critiques about it and decided to go for hostgator. Here’s why I think hostgator is the best to host your website.

  1. Free domain – You get a free custom domain through hostgator. Other hosting services, like Siteground and A2 hosting, charge $14.95 (almost $15) for your domain.
  2. 45 day money back guarantee – Yup, that’s right. Usually, almost every hosting site has a 30 day money back guarantee, providing they have a money back guarantee. Hostgator however has a 45 day money back guarantee, to get your money back from the CEO itself, if you are not satisfied with their service.
  3. 99.9% uptime guarantee – Uptime is the availability of your website. “The availability of your website is our top priority. We stand by that fact with our uptime guarantee!”
  4. 24/7/365 support – 24 hour support, all day, everyday. Their support staff is available 24/7/365 to assist you via Telephone, LiveChat, or Email with any hosting-related issues.
  5. They are with you every step of the way – I have contacted their staff on live chat, a lot of times, because it was my first time migrating and I didn’t know what I was doing. They helped me out through everything. It was so easy getting help and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
  6. Get started quickly and easy – If you are setting up a new website, their own HostGator Website Builder provides an incredibly convenient drag-and-drop building experience. You can choose from a wide selection of themes, and even pre-built sections, to craft your own amazing website and publish it in no time!
  7. Dedicated migrations team – Do you already have a website? They have a dedicated migration team standing by to transfer your existing content from your prior host and configure it to perform optimally on their platform. They also transfer domain registrations from other registrars to provide you complete management of your entire online portfolio all in one place!
  8. Use promo codes for discounts –  Promo codes are used to provide the customer with a discount. Try using this promo code –
  • NUSPROMO25 – Get 25% Off All New Hosting Packages With HostGator! – 25% discount on New Hosting Plans.
  • NUSPROMO60 – Up to 60% off + $4.99 on select domains at HostGator.com!
  • NUSPROMO1 – Only One Penny For Your First Month Of Hosting With HostGator! – $9.94 discount on One Month Hatchling Plan.

What do others think about hostgator? Click here to find out.

Here’s a review on the, Best Web Hosting Sites 2017.

I rest my case. I was suggested to talk about hosting sites through Suggest A Topic, by a person who was considering migrating their free site to self host, which is a really good option. Why? The reason is pretty simple – if you want to build a blog that is taken seriously by search engines and readers alike you’ll want to avoid free hosts.

Made your mind up about Hostgator? Great choice! Click here to get started.

I was totally bias on hostgator in this article, because it’s what I use and I love it! If I have the time, I’ll post again on some other hosting sites as well.

With Love.

 

Why Monetizing Your Blog Isn’t Selfish

Provided you have been blogging for quite a while now (or you are good with the internet), you must be knowing that blogs could be monetized.

What does monetize mean?

  • Monetize is to earn revenue. This can be done from an asset, a business etc.
  • Some very common things which are monetized are videos (in youtube for example), websites (blogs for example) and apps.

How do people monetize things?

  • This can be done through ads (google adsense), affiliate marketing, paid reviews or banner ads, providing a service, through eBooks, etc.

Why do people monetize?

  • To earn money (duh!). Money has become almost essential to live nowadays. People need to earn money. They do it by various ways, so why not do it online?

Can you depend on monetizing as a passive method of income?

  • In the beginning, nope I don’t think  so.
  • Later on? Maybe. Depending on how much of hard work you put into it.

The question which had been bothering me for a day or so,

“Is monetizing your blog selfish?”

Here’s reasons why monetizing your blog isn’t selfish,

  1. You aren’t going to earn money from nothing – The basic requirement for monetizing your blog is a  vanity/custom domain, which you have to pay for monthly. The more you earn, the more you pay for your custom domain because you’ll require a bigger domain package. You can’t monetize your blog using a free domain name.
  2. You put in your time and sweat into it – To run a blog successfully isn’t an easy task (you should be able to relate to this). It takes time, hard work and a bit of luck. This can vary from blogger to blogger. Some might take more time (or less) than others to create a successful blog, depending on how hard they work.
  3. You don’t earn money overnight – Earning a passive income through blogging which could be enough for you to quit your day job and stay at home to be a full time blogger takes time. Period. (Unless you hit the blogging lottery.) This takes years of hard work, in average about 5 to 6 years. Some bloggers might still not be able to reach their target and end up quitting blogging entirely.
  4. You might not even earn enough money to compensate the amount you paid for your vanity domain (in the beginning) – This sucks. It’s even a risk in a way, unless you have enough money to spend on a vanity domain per month.
  5. It’s an emotional roller coaster – This could be either positively or negatively. You’ll have your good days, your bad days, your stressed days, your frustrated days, your happy days, etc. It’s almost like a journey of self discovery. Very exciting!

My advice to bloggers who want to try it out?

If writing is your passion, go for it! You only live once. Don’t do it only with the intention of earning money.

If you are thinking about it and want some friendly advice or help, you are more than welcome to ask for it.

Bloggers who still think it’s selfish?

Feel free to comment why you think so. Everyone is entitled to have their own opinions and views, which everyone else should learn to respect.

You don’t think it’s selfish, but you aren’t going to do it anyway?

Cool! If you are kind, be patient with ads of bloggers who are trying it out. If you are extra kind, help out your fellow bloggers who are trying it out by clicking on an ad or two.
Cheers and Happy Blogging!