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Hosting and Email Marketing

When you’re thinking about creating a website, the first thing you should consider is your domain name. This name will be the first thing many people see you when they’re trying to get to your website, either by seeing it on Google or one of your social media accounts.

            Once you figured out your name, then you can move on to creating your domain. One of the top websites for creating a domain name and keeping everything functional is called Bluehost.

Bluehost not only offers you the opportunity to create your domain, but they also provide you the chance to run your website through their company. Doing this by itself will give you enough leeway to not worry about the complicated systems and coding required when operating a site on a continuous basis.

            Let’s be real unless you’ve spent a lot of time in college studying these big words (the ones that come with website design), you understand that they can get confusing very fast. Bluehost does their best to keep everything simple and gives you the opportunity to talk to their experts whenever you need help. From the jump, you are able to tell that they’re professional from the way that their system allows you to check to see if the domain name you figure out is

Now, to answer the question that’s at the top of your mind. “What about the pricing?”

            For starters, you don’t need to worry. To keep and operate a domain does not usually cost you much, but for Bluehost that not much is even less.

Bluehost offers you the opportunity to run your domain for a low price of $3.95.

You can go ahead and pick your jaw up off the floor now, trust me, I’m well aware of the amazing price myself. I mean let’s be realistic, most people have $3.95 laying around their house without them even noticing it. So to be able to pay this price once every month, to say the least, is crazy, awesome, and just plain outstanding.

When you’re ready to start your website, and you try to make it look as badass as you’ve imagined in your head, things can get frustrating quickly. Believe me, I have gone through the process myself, and it was, let’s just say, nerve-wracking. Some websites offer drag-and-drop systems to make it more simple, but when you run into your first problems with these drag-and-drop systems, you will learn in a short amount of time that you are on your own.

            Think about how to create the structure of your pages, setting up different pages for different content, being able to set up menus that lead to these different pages, and that’s just the start. So, if you want to be able to make this process more simple, then head over to Designermixtape.

They offer a wide variety of help, including…

Setting up a theme – When you’re looking to set up your theme, you cannot go wrong with Designermixtape. Their track record alone shows you that they’re able to create a masterful piece of art with whatever headshot you send them. Whichever design that you come up with in your mind, they will put it into action what was once in your imagination. Everything will be matched. When people view it, they’ll know for a fact what your product about, what your mentality is, and how you go about your business.

Add content – Take into account how complicated it can be to add your content to a web page without prior knowledge on how to do this.

Some pages may show you the available tour dates, others will show you their new material, another will show you the about page and who they are, and all of that will be added to the homepage. So, don’t think in one dimension when it comes to creating your website. You may want to sell t-shirts and hats on one page, music on the other, and on the last page will be your subscriber list or tour dates.

Designermixtape is offering to do it all of this for just $100. Yes, only $100. Which means the hundreds or thousands of dollars that you would have to spend to get all of this done somewhere else, you can keep in your pocket, and the countless of hours that you would have to spend to set all of this up yourself can be spent elsewhere making content and money.

            Above all, everything at the end of the day still has your approval attached to it. Which means nothing is set in stone without you giving the go-ahead. Oh, did I forget to mention they are also offering a discount on the services? If you go to their site and decide that you would like to hire them for their service, you can use the coupon code “Socialturnup” and get $20 knock off of the price. Less than $100 to get your website up and running oh, hell, it probably cost you more than a hundred for those J’s or heels on your feet. Now think about spending money to make money. With your website up and cash coming in, that $80 will seem like chump change in the future.

 

•    Aweber

            Aweber is not going to beat anybody in pricing, but to be fair, they are far from the most expensive platform out there. When you are trying to find the right platform to gauge what’s good and what’s bad, Aweber is that middle ground that you stand on that will give you a little bit of this and a little bit of that. They may not be the top of the field in multiple categories, but they definitely offer you useful tools for beginners, a decent price $19/per month, good Automation, and they offer you split testing. Hell, their split testing may be one of the tops in their fields.

•    Mailchimp

            Probably one of the cheapest email marketing platforms out there, MailChimp only charges a minimum amount ($10/per month) for the tools that they offer. When you look deep into MailChimp, and all that they offer, the pricing will seem like a dream come true, but not all dreams are fairy tales, some are nightmares. Now, I’m not saying that MailChimp is horrible, but they do have their drawbacks. We can start with their Analytics. MailChimp does not offer too much insight into the pros and cons of your emails. Where other programs may give you a full list of what works what doesn’t work, the percentage that works here and the percentage that don’t work there, MailChimp is more of a caveman vocabulary analytics department. You know, “these numbers be good, those numbers be bad.”

•    Constantcontact

            Without a doubt one of the more expensive plans, Constant Contact offers you a wide range of tools to benefits you when you’re first starting out as an email marketer. These tools come at a high price ($20-40/per month) after the 60-day free trial. You’ll be able to use a wide variety of analytics tools that will tell you the success rate of people opening your emails, clicking on your links, and who is buying your product. When it comes to creating these emails, their template selection is very vast and overall appealing. However, their automation is very poor.