Why Do I Use D9Hosting.com To Host My Websites?

I’m sure you know when it comes to finding the right hosting company for the job, more often than not, it’s harder than you first thought. Because this is an important aspect of your business, I wouldn’t rush into it and join the first site I found!

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When I first started online, I was lucky enough to meet Dan Thompson and Paula Brett before they even started D9. So I guess that helped me slightly when making the decision to invest in their service.

The first and foremost reason for using D9Hosting is down to their customer service, you simply can’t fault it! When I say it’s out of this world I mean it, they go above and beyond to look after their current customers along with potential customers too!

All fair and well a hosting company hosting your site, I mean that’s their job isn’t it? But when you perhaps encounter a problem that could be server related, you instantly want to be able to contact them and KNOW you’ll get an answer back as soon as possible. With D9Hosting, you will never have a problem getting support!

If I had to rate their customer service out of 10, I’d give them 12! :D

On Monday (29th June) just past, Dan and Paula unveiled the new design they had been working on, which I’m a real fan of BTW! And with that brought a whole host of new additions, such as a VPS package, Hybrid package and Dedicated Server package. Before you had to ask about these kind of things, now you can order them straight off the site!

Unless you really need those packages, then I would stick to the normal shared hosting package until your business reaches that stage were upgrading would be a smart move.

Now I’m maybe straying slightly off the topic of this article, so we’ll get back on track by listing some of the main features over on D9Hosting!

  • Host Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • FREE Site Transfer
  • 99.9% Uptime

Being honest though, instead of listing what D9 has, it’d be easier listing what D9Hosting doesn’t have! And off the top of my head, I really can’t seem to think of anything at the moment!

In fact, going back a paragraph or two, another thing I like is the fact that they are ALWAYS improving the service making our overall experience much more pleasant!

Did I mention D9Hosting is reasonably priced too, if you take out the 24 month deal then that works out at $7.95 a month, now that’s a deal and a half in my books! Even if you could only afford the 12 month deal, it’s still working out cheaper than other hosting businesses!

Why not head on over to D9Hosting.com and have a good look around the new site, also checking out what current customers think of the hosting service. (If you look close enough, you might spot my ugly mug on the testimonials page!)

If you are interested and would like to signup today, tomorrow or in the future then you can get a 10% discount if you use MARKMCWILLIAMS as the coupon code during checkout that I have had setup for you! :D And that’s all from me, I’m sure you can see how much I enjoy the service!

Your Questions Answered

I’m sure most of you reading have asked questions before, some that you feel may have been slightly daft and embarrassing, but others quite serious too?… At the end of the day though, a question is a question and we all ask them!

Taking earlier on today for example, I fired off an email to Robert Plank asking him how he manages to sell more than the 1 product through a single ClickBank account, when each product is on a separate salespage. Plus affiliates still being able to promote and earn a commission.

Fact is that I’d like to know the answer, if you don’t ask them you simply don’t get, and there’s no harm in asking! I mean does he use a script of some kind, or just some PHP code that everyone can get their hands on?

Which brings me onto the topic of this post being that I’d like to gather questions YOU, my readers, would like answered. So please do fire away with them in the comments section and I’ll write up a few posts relating to the different questions I get asked.

Depending on how many questions I’m asked overall, will ultimately depend on how many posts I decide to write!

The best thing of all though is that if I don’t happen to know the answer myself, then I’ll go and get someone who does know that they are talking about, to answer the question for me! – That way I know you’re going to get the best possible answer.

I need just 10 comments before I’ll start sharing my answers with you! ;)

Show Me Your Butterfly Sites

That’s what John Thornhill keeps saying anyway, and to be honest, the man has a point! Just take a look at your inbox and tell me you haven’t received ANY emails regarding Mike Filsaime’s BFM 2.0 launch?

In fact, how many have you received or think you’ll receive over the coming few days as we get closer and closer to Marth 24th launch day? I think it’d be safe enough to say quite a few, with loads more expected! – Off the top of my head, I think I have received something from at least 9 or 10 other marketers!

Anyway, let me explain!…

The reason behind the question ‘Show Me Your Butterfly Sites’ asked by John is quite simple, and I quote from one of his recent emails!

[...] but I am going to pre-warn you that your inbox will be flooded with hype from marketers who don’t even own the original Butterfly Marketing.

So if I were you when you receive these hyped up emails simple ask “SHOW ME YOUR BUTTERFLY SITES”

You see, I have built numerous butterfly sites and I am going to show you every single one. I am also going to show you how to make the most out of Butterfly Marketing 2.0 and how you can generate the most subscribers and the more earnings.

John really cares about his subscribers, and he wants to help each and everyone of them out the best he can! Which most of you already know if you’re subscribed to his list!

Which explains the reasoning behind the type of bonus he is creating for anyone who grabs the package through his affiliate link, it’s a nice addition, and he’ll leave no stone unturned!

For the record I’m not actually promoting BFM, but rather sending anyone in John Thornhill’s direction! – Yes I have mentioned about it on Twitter, but I still say if you’re after some help and advice to get your first Butterfly Marketing site up and running, then this bonus can’t go wrong!

Want to see his BFM sites? Video 1 • Video 2 • Video 3Video 4

I have a prediction for you anyway. If you noticed the URL for the videos above, you can see that John has bought himself a domain relating to the product! (That in itself is a valuable bit of information!)

The bonus we’d receive first-hand, shows us how to get the site running through videos, but also via a report!

Now this prediction comes in, and if I know John well enough, I don’t think this will be far off! (Wait and see as they usually say!) - So what he is showing us, is really a live case study for a new site http://www.bmsecrets.com/

  • The report we receive as part of the bonus, will be given away in BFM style on the new site, and people optin meaning more subscribers for John.
  • The videos that he is also creating as part of our valuable bonus, will become the one-time offer (OTO) for the new site being created. Depending on how many videos John creates, they could be some from anywhere between $27 and $97!

So if you’re reading John, how close did I get? Or was I miles away, spot on, or just muttering a loads of rubbish and making a fool of myself?

That’s my prediction anyway, although on reading back through his blog post, I bumped into the word ‘exclusive’ which might just send my prediction down the gutter already! :D

If you are thinking about being one of the lucky 5,000 people, then PLEASE go through John’s link and take huge advantage of the bonus on offer today! (Just too good to be missed out on!)

The Jing Project Goes PRO

I’m well aware that some of you may or may not already know about this, but on January 6th 2009, TechSmith released a PRO version of Jing. (Yes I’m a whole 12 days late in telling you!)

The original version of this software, which is still available, can be downloaded for FREE from the website. But for just $14.95 per year, you can grab the PRO version. And for anyone who wants to know, it boils down to 28.8 cents a week!

If Camtasia Studio is out of your budget, then Jing would be a great solution for you. Now I’ll admit it, Jing does come with limitations. I’m pretty sure that TechSmith only set Jing up as a little project, don’t know where I get that idea from, and it’s really taken off! – A good chance there will be more information over on their blog.

Check out the full list of features along with screenshots and descriptions!

Because the Jing Project seems to be going from strength to strength, and with many users requesting some new features, it would seem appropriate for TechSmith to release another version. And while there is a PRO version out, I still believe that both versions will still be updated over time. :D

Are you a Jing user?… Let me know in the commets section below!

6 Days In, What Have You Done?

Believe it or not, but we’re already 6 days into 2009. And as if time isn’t already flying by, I’ve still got plenty more things I’d like to get done before 31st January! I must admit, it’s taking a little longer than I first thought to get back into the swing of things after taking time off and having a bit of fun during the holiday.

Since I last posted, I managed to get a few things ticked off the to-do list. :D

The main one being was that I contacted my programmer, and talked about a few little tweaks we could make to the script. And out of the 4 or 5 simple things that we can tweak, it will ultimately make the users experience much more enjoyable, but easier too!

I’m not exactly sure of the saying, or even if there is one, but often it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference! In fact, let me give you this example.

When you first setup a blog on WordPress, it comes installed with a default theme. That theme may be what you’re looking for, but for for most it’s not. With a quick search in the Theme Directory, you may be able to find another that’s going to be more suited for the kind of blog you’re creating.

…See how small that tweak was, and how much of a difference it can make?

Along with that email tennis, I’ve been giving this PC of mine another little spring clean. It’s not something I like spending hours upon hours doing, so I’ve really just been working my way though little chunks at a time. I’m amazed when I see multiple copies of the same file saved in completely different areas.

On a lighter side of things, I was very pleased to see a couple of commissions in my ClickBank account over the weekend (Friday and Saturday actually!) But considering the fact I wasn’t really doing any work, it’s a great feeling.

What have you been upto? I look forward on reading your comments!

Looking Back On 2008

Today is the start of the new year, so it seems appropriate to look back at 2008, and see what I did and didn’t achieve. However, before I start talking about that, why don’t we take a look at the top 10 most popular posts here on Mark-McWilliams.com (This may not be 100% accurate!)

If I must say, I do agree that these are some of the top posts here on my blog. And I’m just going by what it tells me, but I do have others which I quite like myself!

The most important thing for me, is to launch my first ever product. Now this actually went into development near the end of last year I think, and there have been times wondering WHY and HOW I still never managed to launch it back in 2008.

I believe one of the reasons is the fact that I try and tackle too many projects at once! I’m willing to admit that, and there’s a good chance that I mentioned the same thing a few times last year too. So I suppose that, along with launching my first ever product, I’m also going to make sure that I just work on one project at a time. Meaning that I’ll actually be able to complete it (for once!) :D

Another one of my bad habits is that I keep tweaking things, and a prime example of that was this blog! It’s just the kind of person I am, and kind of the way I was brought up. I’m probably what some of you would call a perfectionist!

When I was speaking to Randy Smith a while ago now, he mentioned the fact of how he believes that I’m scared of my own success! I’ve never told any of you this, but it wasn’t until I got an email from another marketer, that I started to see what Randy was talking about here! – You see, there are still some things which I’m scared of, and it’s not just that either. If I think about it in a little more detail, I keep putting things off for no reason. Now in my eyes, and I’m sure others, it all boils down the fact that I’m scared of what’s going to happen!

It isn’t even going to stop there, as I’ll make sure I post loads more content on the blog for you all to read, absorb and learn from. If you want me to cover anything in a particular post, then don’t be afraid to shoot me a support ticket, and I’ll do my best to write one up and publish it!

(I’d also like to take this moment to wish you a Happy New Year, and as always, your comments are appreciated!… Have you got any posts from my blog that you liked and aren’t in the top 10? Why not post a link to them too then?) ;)

A Very Merry Christmas To You All!

Ho Ho Ho!

Ho Ho Ho!

Today being Christmas Eve, I just wanted to take a quick 5 minutes to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!…

(Hasn’t 2008 just gone quick?)

Now as always, I plan on stuffing myself full of Turkey, and not to mention everything else we have at the same time too! I mean isn’t that the whole point of having a Turkey? ;)

It’s also that time of the year where I watch all these films the BBC so kindly put on for us! That does also includes any of the other channels such as ITV. And so far, the line-up isn’t too bad!

Please do enjoy yourself over the festive period. I’ll either be back with a couple of blog posts to end the year on a high, or just catch you in January 2009! I’d like to THANK YOU for being a loyal subscriber/reader and look forward to working with you next year! :D

Keeping Your Old Scripts Up-To-Date Is Important!

It goes without saying that ANY script out there is going to be upgraded over time, and while some might have minor changes, there will be others that have massive updates. After all, the internet is changing almost every single day!

Now if you know me, and why shouldn’t you, then you’ll know that I really am a big fan of WordPress and talk about it were I can. Well I bet you’re never going to guess what they released last night while I was tucked up in my bed? ;)

…Yip, you guessed that one alright!

Last night was the night were Version 2.7 was released, and at 9:30 this morning, I upgraded Mark-McWilliams.com so that we were running the latest version. (And this is one version that I couldn’t wait to start using here!)

There are many reasons as to why people don’t upgrade old scripts. The main reason I’ve seen, and heard, is that they can’t be bothered and it’s too time consuming! Because of the new features in WordPress 2.7 I had to edit a few styles in the stylesheet, and change a .php file that incorporated the new coding. Now I do appreciate the fact that not everyone can do things as quick as I possibly can, but even if it took you 20 minutes to upgrade your blog, then is it not time well spent?

Out of all the script’s I’ve ever upgraded, they are either for bug fixes of because the owner has introduced some new features. It doesn’t matter if the script is free or not, why wouldn’t you want to make sure that the version you are using is functioning as it should, but also take advantage of anything new?

I keep saying it over and over again, but it really is important these upgrades get done, as soon as you possibly can. Why would the developer release a new version of the script, if it wasn’t fixing something of better? :P

It was only a few days ago that Sam (From DLGuard) sent me an email to say that there was a new version in the members area ready for me to download. A new payment processor had been added, and also a few bugs sorted out too.

Moving back to something I mentioned earlier about not being bothered, well why not see if you have a friend that wouldn’t mind doing the upgrade for you, or even asking the script owner?! But if neither of them sound right, you could always hire a freelancer from a site like ScriptLance.

So have you got a WordPress blog of your own?… (Well is it running on 2.7 yet?)

What kind of person are you when it comes to upgrading? Let me know in the comments below, and as a little challenge, see if you can spot one of the new 2.7 features!

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