Make Sure Your Earnings Outperform Your Website Hosting Cost

Posted by Admin | Posted in Tips & Tricks | Posted on 12-07-2011

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Guest Post by Tiffany Dow!

Having a website is a way that you can make money online. Some people make money as part time income, some as full time and some as a way to set up a nice retirement nest egg.

Regardless of the reason you have a website, one thing should be glaringly obvious – you want your website hosting cost to be less than your earnings. Otherwise, all you’re doing is spinning your wheels and not bringing in the money you want or need.
You can have a site dedicated to affiliate marketing or info product sales. You might even have a multitude of domains promoting many things. However, it’s extremely costly if you have web hosting that limits the amount of websites you can host using their plans.

While having ten websites might seem like a lot to someone new to affiliate marketing, a seasoned marketer knows website possibilities need to be unlimited. They expect growth and so they look for ways their website hosting costs won’t eat up their profits.
By planning for the future, they choose a company that gives them the ability to have limitless websites through one low fee. Some people are AdSense bloggers. These are bloggers who sign up to let Google put ads on their blogs or websites.

These ads can be in the form of video, images, text, etc. Sometimes people who generate some revenue from their sites think that they must have the biggest, most expensive hosting companies in order to make sure their sites don’t go down because of bandwidth or dependability.

But expensive isn’t always synonymous with the best. You have to weigh the features offered by the hosting company and they’re not all the same. Expensive hosting plans with small bandwidth means you may run into the potential problem of quickly exceeding all of your allotted space.
When that happens, you have to buy a more expensive plan. If you’re not at the point where the income you’re bringing in is more than the expensive hosting, then you’re essentially paying to stay in business.
Information product sellers are people who need a great deal of bandwidth for allowing customers to be able to download products. You’ll need software like shopping carts, download technology, etc.

All of that takes up storage space on your data plan. So you’ll have to look how much data storage is offered with your plan. Aim for at least 500 MB to start with. This will help keep your site from being overwhelmed if your product is in high demand. You don’t want your website hosting cost to be something that impedes your business simply because you picked a plan that didn’t offer you enough room for future growth.

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Comments (3)

Thanks for posting this! I’m about to Tweet it and blog about it to point people back here.

I’m often shocked at how pricey some web hosting packages can be. Hostgator has always been my tool of choice.

Hello! This is such a useful post. When you are just getting started with online marketing there are so many decisions to make and it seems that everybody has an opinion. This article really provides a checklist that we can use to compare hosting companies to make sure we are comparing the right things and that we make the best decision for today and tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing it,
Allegra

It seems I have much to learn on you Tiffany, this is a very nice post…. Hosting cost is really a matter of choice to optimize making profit over the internet.

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