When I was at NAMS in Atlanta last month, I realized something rather disturbing. Several of the beginners there were purchasing a new hosting account every time they bought a new domain (URL).
eek! So, while that's not a big deal when you're actually making money, several of these ladies hadn't earned their first affiliate check yet, but were paying quite a bit to host their handful of accounts each month. (Some as much as $50 or more per month.)
That was only part of the problem. I do a lot of one-on-one brainstorming at NAMS. And, several times, I'd be brainstorming with one of the attendees and we'd discover their potentially biggest profit, their passion, and their target niche was something other than what they were working on. The more excited I got for their new business model, the more I saw their eyes start to veil over, as if something was worrying them.
After probing a bit, I figured out that they were thinking “another monthly payment… adding more to my monthly expenses” and they were worried about that. Heck, I would be, too! So, this missing piece for them was costing them FUTURE profits, too. OUCH.
Here's the thing. Once you have an unlimited hosting account (for under $15), then you don't have to buy a new one each time you purchase a new domain! You just ADD that new URL to your hosting and it works exactly the same.
If you're using ReliableWebs.com – all you do is contact support and let them know about your new domain. They'll set it up for you and send you an email with your new logins – no charge at all for this service. 🙂
If you're using HostGator.com or one of the other popular web hosts, it's a bit trickier, but they do have training on their website to show you how to do it.
I know many of you already know this, and I'd assumed that it was common knowledge, but I was wrong. So, I hope this saves some of you some money and helps you to see profits faster by reducing your monthly expenses.
To recap: To add a new website or blog…
- Purchase the domain name.
- If you haven't already, upgrade your webhosting to include multiple accounts for only a few dollars more.
- Add that new domain to your existing hosting.
- Add your blog like you normally would – just make SURE you're in the right folder if you use HostGator. If you're using ReliableWebs.com this part is super-easy.
Then you're up and running!
I hope this was helpful to everyone paying too much for web hosting.
PS. I'd love to have you join us at NAMS <- please check it out. 🙂