After 7+ years Bluehost has been the location of my websites. At first, they were great. Reliable. Good service.
Over the years my websites were going down more and more often, culminating in three days of not having any access to my DNS editor or other website tools.
With no-longer competitive prices and pretty unreliable service, it was time to leave. Apparently, Bluehost was purchased by a rather large company who decided to consolidate all of their hosting brands into one datacenter and merge their tech and customer support. The results of this only hurt consumers. Good for them if they make more money.
But they won’t have any more of mine!
Through recommendation I found SiteGround (Aff. Link). Which supports WordPress pre-loading and full cPanel control. I just switched and already my websites are loading faster. Their support has been great and if this works out, will save me $300 a year when I consolidate all of my website hosts.
This month I’m trying them out. I’ll be looking for reliability and load speed. If that’s fine in 30 days. I’m sold.
If I’m giving away a free report, video, book excerpt, or if I need a beautifully designed webinar registration page that I can split test for the best conversion rate, there is no better tool than Leadpages (affiliate link).
Leadpages has, by far, been the best business investment I’ve ever made, not just because I can split test design or copy ideas on pre-built templates, but also because it’s saved me the time and money from having to pay someone to do this for me. (more…)
This site, along with several others I run, LinkedIn Profile Writing, CE Training, are built on the WordPress platform using a design framework called Divi, by Elegant Themes (affiliate link).
Divi is the holy grail for website builders, professional and aspiring. Using the page builder, you can visually customize page layouts, colors, background pictures, videos and more…without knowing any code. (more…)
Although I’ve written mostly business non-fiction books myself, I enjoy reading speculative fiction the most.
As a dyslexic, I find listening to books much easier than reading and have found much joy in the following fiction podcasts. (more…)