NOTHING ONLINE EXISTS WITHOUT WEB HOSTING!
I;m sure you've heard this saying "do it right the first time" If you're new, struggling, or failing, I recommend that you learn everything you need to learn all from the start. Some gurus & industry leaders do what they say they think is a waste of time. That is to learn professional internet marketing the right way.
If we have success first what platform are we launching from? Someone else's identity? Another person's experience? You have the same amount of work cut out for you doing it the wrong way as you do the right. Problems beyond your control are in the hands of the wrong type of 3rd party entity.
Self hosting is the true path of a real entrepreneur or business professional. Web hosting is necessary when you build it yourself regardless if you build it or someone else does. The bottom line is you need and should want full control over your entire brand. Everyone has 3 options:
SELF HOST! WHY PAY MORE FOR LESS?
When you go through a 3rd party as your primary source of branding you're compromising the integrity of your brand and diminishing the online authority and credibility that you could have if you have your own self web hosting.
Self host you can do everything 3rd parties can. Let me give you some examples:
Web hosting will allow you to install your own website application directly to your domain name, inside of your website you are able to install your own lead capture page and sales funnel software. 3rd Parties can only offer you the same replicated capture and sales funnel pages they offer to everyone of their customers. The sad part is you can't build anything from scratch nor do you have the capability of 100% full customization .
Most 3rd parties operate unethically and illegally. If you place all of your eggs (stocks) and put all of your effort into building your brand with them and the government shuts them down all revenue if any and all of your hard work goes down the drain. Guess What! You have to start all over.
99.9% of self hosting options will never get shut down. Can they do unethical things? Sure and some probably do but its rare. The likelihood of that happening is not common and you never hear about it.
HOW MANY 3RD PARTY ENTITIES HAVE YOU BEEN APART OF?
BELOW IS A LIST OF 3RD PARTY ENTITIES
Below is a list of companies some no longer around for various reasons. Copycats following the bad examples of unethical and deceptive practices that were set before them. From the oldest to the newest:
My Lead System Pro 2010 – Present – they have 3 plans. $50/month plan you can generate 1000 leads, no blog/website, 5 funnels, 1 custom domain. With self hosting at $10-$20/month you can create unlimited subdomains, unlimited websites and with my software that has a one time cost attached to it you can create unlimited funnels, unlimited capture & landing pages and you have absolutely no limitations. With the autoresponder I use for $20/month you can generate unlimited leads.
$150/month plan you can generate 10,000 leads, 1 blog/website, 25 funnels, 2 custom domain names.
At their $300/month plan you get unlimited contacts, 2 blogs/websites, you can build 100 funnels, 5 customer domain names and access to some additional products & support. Support should come to any and all customer’s no matter what level they’re at. This is an example of how you pay excessively more going through a 3rd party entity vs self hosted.
Empowernetwork 2011-2017 – all they had was a blog & a bunch of training that did no one any good because as much money as people spent people were still asking those same question. “How do I get traffic & leads”. They had 3 monthly options $25, $100, %150 with mid to high ticket upsales. With this 3rd party entity you got a wordpress blog it was locked down & restricted the same quality and caliber as wordpress.com. This required you to buy a bunch of other 3rd party tools & services just to be able to do what you needed to be able to do.
This company is greatly responsible for the damage caused in the home based business industry between affiliate marketing & network marketing. It cause a lot of damage to the reputation of our industry on social media. This company was an insult to the industry.
Pure Leverage 2013-Present – this company is and was the only company in our industry that exists that actually has done everything correctly. They launched in response to Empowernetwork. But before they decided to compete in the arena of mlsp, & empowernetwork they were backed and powered by GVO they have been in the internet industry for nearly 2 decades. They are an actual legitimate hosting company and a licensed domain name registrar and offer other legitimate services that successful people of the 90s used. Which brings me to my next point their services with the exception of their latest 2 are a bit outdated and are in great need of updating.
The CEO never completed the development of the platform. Their prices are similar at $24.95 & $150/month you get a blog which was the exact same as empower’s. You got an autoresponder, extremely limited lead capture pages.
Neucopia 2013-2014 – launched in response to empower network and pure leverage. Outdated training that was free online. I can’t remember the prices at all. The top leader Aron Parker sold his downline to MLSP. If you know who he is and how he operates he is always selling people who help him get to where he is today out for more money. He is not consistent and he just says and does what sounds good to the ears.
LEVEL ONE NETWORK
Level One Network 2013 – 2014. Need I say more? I am just letting you know they were a company in our industry that competed in this space. If you spent money & time trying to build and created content with these types of companies you lost out. i advise against using these companies to build your business or income with.
INTERNET LIFESTYLE NETWORK
Internet LifeStyle Network 2014-2014 I will admit everything looked great the visual quality was there. But again if all these companies would of invested in actually teaching people how to do things the right way they could of kept their cost low & affordable without compromising the integrity of every brand that was established there.
LEADY SYSTEM NETWORK – 2013 – present – they used the same concept as everyone else the difference is the prices were and are actually fair. I looked at their current website they are clearly not the same thing that they started out as.
Power Lead System 2013 – Present I can’t remember the launch date.
The entity that actually owns them is priceless possibilities. I have the same problem with this platform as with all other platforms. I understand people want to earn money.
A company’s main concern should be to provide a solid product or service. A business professional, marketer, or affiliate’s main concern can the tools deliver without me having to sell the service to others for a commission.
Zukul Ad Network – 2015- Present – Some of these companies I don’t really have much to say about them because they are all 3rd party entities that are overpriced & extremely limited for what you get and what you can do.
The Conversion Pros – 2015 – present. This company is an absolute joke from the time I used the 1 dollar trial to go in an expose them with their youtube training modules & information overload. $50/month for a system that will not allow you to create a custom funnel. I don’t know how successful people can promote what they do and sleep at night knowing they’re selling junk just to earn some money. For the prices you pay for every company that exists in this article you’re just paying for confusion, and information overload.
Builderall – 2017 claim they were around 8 years their domain registration dates 2017. That really doesn’t mean anything. There is no difference between this company and the others on the list. They all have the same things in common. The price doesn’t matter what does matter is your extremely limited.
Click Funnels – 2015-Present. This is one of the competitors that I actually respect. They serve 2 purposes. 1 my experience with these guys the first time they had a free program where you could build funnels for free I invested hours in learning and had all my funnels built by them they decided without warning to launch “CLICK FUNNELS” and forwarded the domain name there. This is a quality service. I don’t think it’s worth $97/month considering I can build anything they can I don’t pay monthly for a service to be able to do it either.
I covered a lot in this article. Some companies I missed. I've watched the masses jump, hop, and skip from the companies mentioned above and sometimes back 2, 3 and 4 times. They them trash and bash while representing the companies that don't even exist today.