Monday, October 26, 2009

Hosting with justhost.com

As you can see from my recent post Personal Blog Update I have started a new Wordpress blog on my own domain name martinwsmith.co.uk which I have hosted with justhost.com. I would like to do a quick review of their services and introduce their affiliate program. All prices here are in GBP but justhost.com offer their services in the US, Canada, Australia and across Europe and you will be charged in your local currency.

justhost.com

justhost.com's basic service starts from £2.95/month upto 6.95/month depending on how long you pay for in advance, if you pay for 3 years hosting up front you pay the equivalent of £2.95/month(£106.20). If you pay for 3 years you also get your domain name for free and there are no setup fees. The less time you pay for upfront the more the monthly charge is, but these charges are still very reasonable, I paid for 6 months at £5.95/month plus £5,95 for my domain (£41.65 in total). When my hosting comes up for renewal I think I will go for 3 years as this is the most cost effective.

What do you get?

Below is a list of some of the features you get no matter how much you pay:

  • £75 worth of Marketing Credits (Google Adwords etc.)
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Transfer
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Sub-domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Easy Install Script Library (Scripted installs of Wordpress, PHPWiki etc)
  • Easy to use control Panel
  • Lots more.
Getting setup with an account was a breeze, I was up and running in no time. justhost.com also have a large number of video tutorials to help you get started with the features they offer and how to use the Control Panel. Once I had my account I transferred my Wordpress.com blog to my new host very quickly, it was all very easy. I am very happy with my choice of host, a lot of other hosts I looked at limited the amount of disk space and transfer bandwidth allocated to you at a higher price. I highly recommend justhost.com to anyone looking to host their own website/blog/forum etc.

justhost.com Affiliate Program

After experiencing justhost.com's services first hand I was happy to join their affiliate program, they offer $60 for every referral that signs up for an account. This is a great deal, not only do I get a great host but just by recommending a product that I like I can make money too. Like any affiliate program justhost.com have the usual banner and link ads to help you promote them. Payments can be by cheque or Paypal, I haven't recieved any payments yet so I can't say anything about that yet, but I will post an update sometime on how it's going.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Personal Blog Update

I've now purchased the martinwsmith.co.uk domain name and moved my personal blog to http://blog.martinwsmith.co.uk. There's going to be a lot happening soon, I'm going to have a new personal website as well as a website for my own Company and my blogs are going to be seeing some more action too. So stay tuned..

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Announcing New Blog

Yesterday I setup my new Personal Blog, it can be found here. It has nothing to do with money making, its not even monetized at all, it's just a place to record my thoughts and ideas. There's nothing much there at the moment just a short introduction, but I've got lots of post in mind.

Fell free to drop by and say hello.

Monday, February 04, 2008

rssHugger, Just Another Feed Directory?

rssHugger Logo

In the never ending quest to promote blog and feed I've registered with rssHugger, another feed directory.
What makes this one special that I'm dedicating a whole post to it? To be honest, I'm not sure at the moment, it just looks like a feed directory like any other, you can search for topics, there is a list of the most recently added and a Top 100. Pretty standard stuff really, the only reason I'm writing a post about it at all is that is part of the registration process, you either have to pay $20 dollars to add your blog or write a post about it. I chose to write the post, at the end of the day it costs me nothing, they get another backlink and a plug.
Once I've written this post and published it, I can then go and add this blog to the directory, this then gives me my own page with links to my posts and feed subscription. I will write an update to this post once my page is up and running.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

$20 in FREE Clicks from Bidvertiser

If you fancy a bit of free advertising for your blog or website then Bidvertiser are offering $20 worth of free clicks when you sign up. There is no obligation to spend anymore than this, upon sign up you will be asked for your credit card details but you will only be charged if you go over the $20. You can have your ads placed on hundreds of sites in less than 10 minutes for free, just click here.