Pioneering E-Commerce Noob Seeking New Host

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The Shop will be seeking a new home, which will likely be with Web Hosting Hub. I should have done more research before going with iPage, which has not been a good experience. Initially, I found them easy to use, but at this point, not so much.

The key elements seem to be this:

Do I have the latest versions of IE or Firefox?

Yes, both.

Do I have the latest version of Adobe Flash?

Yes.

From what I can discern, their CM4 Web Designer utilizes some sort of unstable Java based tool kit, which Firefox doesn’t like and blocks.

In reading reviews of iPage, they have been mostly negative. One customer said that the techs (who are based in India) couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.

So, at the end of the week (when I get what’s left of my paycheck after the gubmint takes its chunk) I’ll be switching hosts.

In the past, I would have taken this as a sign that I’m not meant to be an entrepreneur. At this time I’m saying I want to be, so I shall. We’ve hit a bump, but it’s early. Fix the damn wagon wheel and keep going.

Web Hosting Hub has U.S. based tech support. The fact that iPage outsources their tech support would have stopped me from signing up with them in the first place, if I’d done my research.

The problem with the bipolar brain is it tends to want to leap before it looks. Time and tide have made me more cautious overall, but sometimes I still have a tendency to get into things without checking them out fully first.

 

The Homepage is Live

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So I have my homepage created, and I hope you will take a look. The CM4 Web Creator software isn’t the worst, but there are aspects which are frustrating. I still haven’t figured out how to add HTML content, or if I can.

After a point you have to step back to avoid overheating!

My next step is to find some affiliate content to get going with!

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Kind of Like a Hybrid Between a Flea Market and a Cool, Cluttered Attic

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So there I was, watching this video about MLM email marketing, wondering how I could get back into the affiliate marketing game without losing literally thousands of dollars like I did last time I tried. I’ve always wanted to have my own business, but for me a brick and mortar store is out of the question. I’d given up on the idea of being an entrepreneur several years ago. It seemed that the only money exchange going on was me giving someone else mine and getting nothing in return.

I once had several domains, because my chaotic bipolar mind wants to do so many things at once. That was costing a lot of money too.

Suddenly, it hit me. Instead of having a whole bunch of domains, why not have one domain which provided links to all the different products I was affiliating with?

I went with iPage as my host. At just $1.99 a month, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.

Since I’ve just signed up, I haven’t started designing my flea market/attic yet, but take note of this web address for future use:

Cie’s Everything Shop

I hope that I will have a few products available in time for Xmahannukwanzyule and Celebratehowulike.

I intend to disclose that when a person purchases something through one of my links, they are helping a person who lives with mental illness (me) achieve one of their dreams: the dream of having my own business.

Please feel free to reblog this post. Thank you for your support.

By the way, the gal in the email marketing video has some great ideas. Watch her and subscribe!

~The Entrepreneurial Cheese~