How to Choose Web Hosting for Beginner Affiliates

Simple Formula For how to Choose the Best Web Hosting for Beginner Affiliate Marketers and Making Money Online as an Affiliate

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This web page is designed to be a step by step tutorial for new affiliate marketers on how to most easily select, purchase and set up web hosting. For best results follow the tutorial in order starting with #1 then proceed to #2, etc. If you have any questions about how to get web hosting and set up web hosting for affiliate sales contact affiliate switchblade by email or call us (860)733-5441.

The Simplest, Easiest Web Hosting for Affiliates

Web hosting is the actual computer on the internet that has all the files and code that make up your affiliate website. Don't let this scare you. In one of the next tutorials in the series on Affiliate Marketing for Beginners, Building Wordpress Website for Beginner Affiliates we cover how to run your website with Wordpress which takes care of all the coding and 'glue' that holds the website together so you can concentrate on the making money part and not have to worry about any coding or the boring details.

Important Feature of a Web Host for Affiliates

To avoid any headaches or problems stick with the good, quality, professional web hosts listed below. The best web hosting only costs $3 - $5 per month. Don't make the mistake in the beginning. I wanted the least expensive web host I could find.

Image of really old, giant, mainframe computer run by one person.
no web hosting is better
than bad web hosting.

I figured web host web schmost, they are all the same, right? WRONG. I looked up web hosting on Ebay and purchased one (cphosting) that only cost $20 for an entire year. Found out later: very slow, no technical support. I have been affiliate marketing since 2009 and have used several different web hosts so learn from my experience.

Web host requirements (the difference between a good and bad web host):

  • SPEEEED. This is soooo important it can't be stressed enough. If your web hosting is slow your visitors AND Google (the biggest search engine that will be sending you all your visitors) are going to hate you.
  • Reliability. Every web host has what is called uptime which is communicated in terms of percentage. For example a 99% uptime means that for every 100 hours your website is live and online one hour of those 100 your website will be unreachable to search engines and visitors. This is because the web hosting company needs that downtime to maintain its web host and upgrade the software that runs the web host. Good web servers have the highest percentages of uptime and the least downtime.
  • Technical Support. If ever you should have a question that needs answering would you prefer sending an email and waiting two days for a response or would you rather call a toll free number where you talk to a live, English speaking, human being in just a few minutes?

List of Good Reliable Fast Web Hosts:

Most of these web hosting provides have different plans at different prices. For affiliate marketing purposes you only need the LEAST EXPENSIVE PLAN.

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For affiliate marketing you only need the
least expensive hosting package

The more expensive plans allow you to have multiple and/or unlimited number of websites and domains and for making money online as an affiliate marketer you only need one domain and one website.

What Happens After Web Hosting Purchase

Immediately after purchasing web hosting you will get an email from the web host containing your account details including username and password as well as FTP file transfer details. Because you will be using Wordpress as your websites framework you do not really need the FTP details. You will need the username and password to login to your web hosting control panel. Make sure you save this email in a safe place.

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welcome email from web hosting company
containing username and password.

Step by Step Success Action Plan (homework)

Below is a checklist or action plan. Nothing happens until you take action. Complete each of the items below starting with the first. Check them off as you complete them.

  1. Visit each of the approved web hosts and see which one is running the best deal.
  2. Purchase the least expensive web hosting plan with that web host.

Congratulations!! you are now an official website owner!! The fact you have proceeded this far in the tutorial on affiliate marketing for beginnners means you are a doer and not a talker and I can guarantee you will be successful. Move on to the next lesson How to Point Domain Name to Webhost

DO NOT PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETE THIS STEP FIRST!! What counts in life is action. Its all about taking action and taking action NOW! Do step #1 homework assignment right now and get it done.

Questions and Answers

If you have any questions about choosing or purchasing a web hosting account for affiliate marketing then submit them below. We are notified immediately of all comments and will respond. You can also use the Contact Us form.

NOTE: this is NOT a one time offer. The price will NOT go up in the near future if you "don't act now". Take all the time you want to think about it. If you have ANY questions about Affiliate Switchblade email me or call me directly (see below) .

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