We’re really lucky as web publishers that there are very few costs involved in running our business. It’s about as close to pure profits as you can get!

One of the most common questions from someone just starting out is “How much is it going to cost me to buy a web site?” or “Is it expensive to be a web publisher?” or “How much money will I make?”

Here at Blogging Underground we are a community of web publishers who make a living doing this stuff as a business. Also some of us do it part-time on the side for a little extra money here and there!

Our goal is to make money by building simple web sites and getting lots of people to visit us!

We build our own web sites and blogs or hire outsourcers to help us set them up for us so we can make money promoting things from others, placing ads on our sites or selling our own stuff.

It’s easy to make money as a web publisher because the costs associated with what we do are next to nothing compared to starting a traditional business.

What are the costs???

If you already have a computer and an internet connection you’re in a great position to get started!

Basic costs for a brand new web site are very low and once the startup costs like hosting are covered you can add on additional sites for practically next to nothing.

The cost is around $10. per year for each domain you regsiter from a registrar such as GoDaddy.

It costs around $10. per month for a decent yet cheap WordPress web hosting account where you can have unlimited domains hosted with all the specs we demand from a host so we can do our web publishing thing.

If you have the right hosting account you won’t need to spend anything extra and you can install as many WordPress blogs as you want for free very easily from within your hosting account.

It’s easy to make your website look professional using one of the many good looking WordPress themes available for free.

If you write your own articles it doesn’t cost anything to publish new content on your site. Another option is to outsource the writing. You can pay around 5 to 7 dollars per article, or you can join a membership site for PLR Articles (Private Label Rights articles).

You can get 400 brand new Keyword Optimized PLR Articles each month from Article Underground for just $97. per month or you can save by getting the $399. annual deal (that’s $33.25 per month). In addition you can get back issue PLR Zips from Article Underground for $67. each (buy 2 get 1 free) at the Underground PLR Store.

To promote your site – all you really need to do is get good quality links pointing at your web pages. The links will help you get more traffic from the search engines for FREE!

To get access to high quality links you should invest in a membership like Blogging Underground to have access to a network of blogs which makes it easy for you and your outsourcers to do quick and easy linking to your web pages so you get lots of targeted free traffic from the search engines.

The time you will save scrounging for good links is well worth the low membership investment.

Blogging Underground is $67. per month (the first 7 days only $4.95) or you can save big with the $299. per year deal (that’s $24.91 per month or just 81 cents a day).

Almost everything else you could possibly need to run your online business is available for free – stuff like web stats analysis, spreadsheet apps, word processors and software applications won’t cost you a penny – unless of course you go for the premium software apps – but those are NOT necessary! You can get by without them!

All you really need is to start off on the right foot with buying a few domains and setting up hosting and a few key memberships and your monthly operating costs are next to nothing!

These are the primary costs associated for a web publisher who builds web sites.

Very few JOBS or work at home businesses can offer the flexibility that a web publisher enjoys.

Work at home at your own pace  – or work from any location you want!

Web publishing can be done almost anywhere there is an internet connection! 

Work only when you want to and any time you want a pay raise – simply build more sites and add more content! It’s that easy!

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I MAKE???

It’s simple math if you have a simple repeatable process – then – you can earn what you want!

The costs are very low and the payouts can be very big!

It’s not uncommon to make hundreds of dollars a day as a part-time web publisher building web sites here and there.

And if it’s THOUSANDS of dollars a day that you want – this web publishing business IS SCALEABLE – which means you simply increase the number of sites you build and you scale up your efforts adding content to your sites (or outsource) to earn a practically unlimited amount of earnings!

It’s just a matter of getting the proper foothold and setting up a simple repeatable process that makes this kind of business fun and easy to maintain & operate (and profitable too!).

Here are links to some of the resources mentioned above:

Underground PLR Free PLR Zip – get back issue PLR Articles.

Reliable Web Hosting – Especially good for WordPress blogs

GoDaddy – register domain names (don’t buy hosting there!)

Article Underground Article Blog – has info on PLR Articles and the latest deals available

WordPress themes – free selection of themes

Elance – outsource to freelancers who will do the work for very little

More details at the Blogging Underground Frequently Asked Questions page.

How to Install WordPress Blogs – simple instructions in this free video

I hope that gives you an idea of how inexpensive it is to get started as a web publisher.

Jul 11th by Mike L

Cheap WordPress Tuned Web Hosting

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here with some info about web hosting that is very specifically tuned for WordPress blogs.

Look at the specs!

There is a customized hosting plan for Blogging Underground that is perfect for what we do as web publishers having lots of domains, lots of blogs, need for lots of MYSQL databases and most importantly enough bandwidth for the traffic we get.

I suggest you have a look to see what you get with our “blog tuned package”!

>>> WordPress Tuned Hosting – specs and details

Face it – I have different needs than the typical person who barely has one working web site.

I personally have lots of domains and need many different hosting accounts!

I have web sites hosted with over a dozen different companies and I must say it’s a breath of fresh air to see a cheap web hosting company give me exactly what I need!

CoolHandle created a plan to my specs so I can share this same customized “WordPress tuned” web hosting package with my subscribers who may also be looking for something special.

Face it – a lot of the cheap hosting out there – especially the really cheap hosting that a lot of people get suckered into using is really awful and not ideal for those of us who have more than 1 domain.

Very often people who do business like we do as web publishers online under-estimate the importance of finding a good solid reliable hosting company for their web sites that they can stick with for a long time without the hassle of having to disrupt everything just to move sites elsewhere.

I know how important this is because it has happened to me several times. It’s a huge hassle to move sites from one host to another.

As a matter of fact as I write this I am now in the middle of battling with a stubborn host who doesn’t seem to want to let my 12 sites get all the memory and traffic they originally promised me I would get with their “virtual dedicated server”.

My sites keep going down because I am hitting the “limits” and the server turns off. That really sucks! Even though I have an expensive “virtual dedicated hosting” account with this ungrateful host that costs around $67. bucks a month – they are still trying to get me to upgrade to a much more expensive package.

That’s crazy! It really isn’t a lot of traffic even… they are playing with me! 

I’ll spare the details but let me just say I would rather deal with the hassle and MOVE my sites to a hosting company like CoolHandle that understands what I do and what I need than be held hostage and forced to pay over a 100 bucks a month when I can get what I need for around TEN BUCKS at CoolHandle.

>>> WordPress Tuned Hosting – specs and details

This kind of stuff happens more than you would think. Once you’re with a host they know they have control of you because most people would rather give in or upgrade than move.

The reason I’m telling you this – is that you can prevent the kind of hair pulling that is common by making a good hosting choice before you sign on the dotted line.

Make sure your hosting company will give you in writing exactly what you need. Decide up front what your deal breakers are and make sure you get what you need before it’s too late.

Here is what is most important to me as a web publisher with many blogs:

1) Unlimited bandwidth so I can get all the traffic my sites are earning

2) Unlimited domains so I can add as many domains as I want down the road

3) A good control panel – Cpanel is the easiest – ideally it has Fantastico deluxe so I can install WordPress fast and easy on my domains

4) Unlimited MYSQL Databases – I need this so I can set up as many WordPress blogs as I want

5) Unlimited storage – I need room to grow.

6) Perl/CGI access – I need to be able to run scripts if I want

7) Stats – Raw Access Logs – I need to be able to see what is going on with my traffic

Make sure your host has these things covered.

CoolHandle Professional Web Hosting came to me and convinced me they understand what is important to me and the members of Blogging Underground and have actually created a “WordPress Tuned” version of their hosting for Blogging Underground that does ALL of the things that are important to me (and more).

If you’re looking for your first host – or – if you’re like me and you have more than 1 hosting company – take a look at the package that CoolHandle created for us. 

>>> WordPress Tuned Hosting – specs and details

More info at this blog page on web hosting

BONUS!

If you end up signing up for the Blogging Underground “WordPress Tuned” CoolHandle hosting – I’d like to give you a bonus. Send me a support ticket after you get your CoolHandle hosting set up and I will send you a coupon good for 800 Back Issue PLR Articles from the www.UndergroundPLR.com store

>>> Support Center

Just a little something extra to remind you that you made a good choice!

Look at the specs!

>>> WordPress Tuned Hosting – specs and details

Best wishes for your online success!

Mike Liebner

Jul 04th by Mike L




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