Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
If you’re experienced at creating a web site, you probably won’t need a lot of support. Web-based control panel interfaces make managing accounts easy.
But if you’re reading this page, it’s likely that you don’t have a lot of experience.
When I first began creating websites for fun and profit, I spent a lot of time on the phone with technical support: what is this? how do I do that?
I am sure that they lost money on me.
If you’re at all unsure about this, I’d suggest that you look for a web host with live, toll-free 24/7 telephone support.
Many of the cheaper hosts offer live support during business hours; or only through email. Neither of these are ideal. Since you’re managing your site as a part time job, you’ll be doing most of your work after your working day, and on weekends. And that’s when you’ll need technical support.
You also need to worry about the level of service. Does the host guarantee 99% uptime? Is there a period of time when you can get out of your contract if you’re not satisfied? Does the host actually own the server space that you are renting, or are they a reseller who is, in turn, renting space on some else’s servers (this is bad).
Read the information on the web hosts’ sites carefully. Email them with questions and see how long they take to respond. This should tell you something, too.
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