In my online money making experience, I began with sites or blogs that were hosted for free. I started out with free blogs from blogger.com and I was able to monetize them a few months after I started them. Three or four months after I started blogging, I purchased my first domain www.footballvideosandpictures.com. But it was still hosted for free and so followed another blog, my personal site, www.aspacio.net.
The next blogs I started were experimental and it was also my first time to use WordPress and get a paid hosting account. The first host I got was quite cheap but offered good service -well, at least that’s what I thought. Until a few days ago when four of my blogs went down and when I was contacting the host, the company/individual was AWOL. And I haven’t heard anything from the web host since then. The bad thing is I never got our files back.
Some of the things I learned about investing in web hosts from this online money making experience are:
1. Find a popular and reliable web host. Of course, service is important but what it all comes down to is how reliable is your host. Does the host fulfill its uptime guarantee? Is this company a fly-by-night company? Asking people you know online is helpful.
But, when it comes to assurance, no web host is really 100% reliable. So, another thing I have learned is…
2. Back up your files regularly. The more posts you write, the more frequent you should back up. This is your security against the loss of your blog. Always keep a back up in your own PC aside from the back up you have in your host’s server.
In my own money making experience online, I have tried a host for every blog. But I found this too expensive for my monthly expenses so I decided to get a hosting account where I can add on as many domains as I want. This, right now, is the stage where I am right now.
With this kind of hosting, I am able to experiment new blogs and have slowly learned SEO. Right now, my new blogs are immediately appearing in Google’s SERPs and I attribute it to domain name selection and relevant content. With just less than 10 posts on some of my blogs, two of them already have natural search engine traffic.
So, with an unlimited web host, I am able to save a lot of money on hosting, so my only investment or cash out when I start new blogs are the domain names. Right now, my web host is the 125×125 widget right below the ‘Other Money Making Links’ on the sidebar. Click that if you want to avail of a hosting with unlimited add on domains, bandwidth and disk space.