The list contains a list of useful internet resources that recommend by me Proson Cheng.
Certainly, if you are seriously looking to make some money online, you definitely need a reliable web hosting and affordable web hosting services. When recommend the services companies, I look at their price vs value, reliability, company reputation and also their level of customer support in term of response time and the ability of answering technical questions correctly and timely. I personally have tried at least 4 hosting companies services, being 2 shared hosting packages, 1VDS package in the US, and 1 shared hosting in Hong Kong.
After using those services for at least 3 months, the number one choice that I would recommend is Host Gator shared package. The service is reliable (never experience sever down on my websites) and also they have 24×7 online/phone and email chat support which is essential if you want to fixes some issues on your websites. The second reason that I recommend is the price of their package and also the value of what you get. For only $7.95 per month you have:
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The second essential tools for internet markters or netrepreneur may be is Autoresponder. After all we are taught “Money is in the responsive list”. For the last 7 months, I have used 4 autoresponder services including one being a self hosted one. They are Aweber, GetResponse, Responsebot Autoresponse Plus. Again, I don’t recommend every autoresponder service to my readers, I will look at their deliverability, company reputation, price and features.
After using those services for at least 2 months, I’ve found Aweber is the most reliable and also their features are unbeatable comparing the others 3.
Firstly, they have amazing features like subscribe vs unsubscribe rate, email open rates, links click through rate (inside email messages) All in Graphical formats . As I said I have used several autoresponders and none of them provide this graphical measures.
Here are the screen shots.
The second one I like Aweber is one doesn’t have to manually set up the link tracking like I used to with Responsebot or self hosted Autoresponse plus. You just have to enable the link tracking function when writing your email campaign and aweber will automatically set up the special link for you and that’s is no more hassle! It’s really amazing! Of course, they have graphical reports that tells you how many subscribers actually open and click your link. The third thing about Aweber is they have a better email deliverability rate. I tried with my self hosted Autoresponder and Aweber. Sometimes for some reasons when my visitors opt-in to my newsletter, they often couldn’t get the confirmation. But with Aweber, this is less likely the issue, (may be 30% less the issue if I use Autocontact Plus). It is a really important issue. If some one wants to opt-in but they just don’t get the confirmation! This is really bad and is just like you open a botique in the street but you don’t have any products to sell! It’s bad right? So it’s really important to get the best autoresponder that you possibly can.
There are others useful features that may help to decide to join aweber or not:
- Let your subscriber to choose if they want to subscribe in normal email or RSS
- Blog broadcast function where sends a broadcast to your subscribers that you have updated
your blog so that they might want to read
- and many more
The only draw back of Aweber is they are more expensive than GetResponse or Responsebot and they are charging you on the level of subscribers you get with the service. So if you have really a tight budget, probably it is not for you.
You can read or order their services through this link here.
You may order or read more information about Aweber by following this link or you may test the trial here.