Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Which Web Hosting Company Should I Choose?

Well, the first step to start an online business is to get a memorable domain and hosting plan for my website. It is not easy to select a web hosting company since there are so many out there claiming to be good and cheap!

After doing some research, some overseas web hosting companies seem to be offering bigger disk space, bandwidth than local web hosting companies. Nevertheless, I still prefer Singapore-based web hosting company because they are not subject to any natural disasters. :-)

Eventually, I've decided to use Vodien Internet Solution after hearing positive review and recommendation from friends. Vodien offers quite a wide range of services, it allows domain research not limited just to .com but also, .sg and other countries extension like .my, .ph or .jp. This is quite convenience as not many domain research offer this.

Once the domain name is researched and available, Vodien allows web hosting plan registration online immediately so it saves a lot of time instead of going here and there to get things done.

The web hosting  plan is reasonable at $10 per month if pre-paid for one year and $8 per month if pre-paid for 2 years. Their support staff is friendly and efficient as they could answer my queries immediately.

I will need their help when my website evolves so knowing the support staff is helpful and knowledgeable helps to boost up my confidence level.

I Was Forced to Start a Online Home Business

I never know one day I will start my own online business and working full time at home. Since from school, I had been taught to study hard and get a good job after graduation. But alas, I'm now taking a different path which would never in my life believe this would be my choice today!

Anyway, there were a lot of reasons that forced me to work at home. First, it was due to retrenchment. My department was viewed as a cost entity than revenue generating entity so was made to close down during the company reform. I was at a lost but strange! I felt a sign of relief since I never liked the job. I was stuck in that job for many years with no breakthrough. The only thing I missed was the pay. Second, because of my mum as she was severely sick and alone at that time. There was no other person who was willing to help so since I'm the eldest, I've to made the sacrifice.

It never crossed my mind to start my own online home business, I had explored other part-time jobs so that I could earn and take care of my mum at the same time but the pay was pathetic. Eventually, I turned to internet and look for other income opportunities. I found something called "affiliate marketing" where you could earn a commission for recommending merchants' products to other people. But provided these people must made a purchase from the merchants and the sale must be confirmed transaction. I thought this was quite easy and there were already people not only making decent income from affiliate marketing but some had become millionaires.

Wow! Imagine my thrill and excitement! This could be my perfect job in the world. There was no fixed working hours, no boss to report to, no super urgent deadlines to meet, no office politics, no fear of retrenchment and ... no travelling. I just hate traffic and crowd!

The only thing you need is computer, internet, a domain and website or blog to start selling. I must say I'm quite a tech savvy person so I should not have problem doing the computer thingie.

So let's the journey begins!