Thanksgiving 2015: Time To Give Thanks To a Few People
Today is Thanksgiving and I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to the people who helped me reach online success.
You see, in the online world, we deal with websites and services, one-off sales and subscription services, and it’s easy to forget that there are real people actually running all the websites, services, and tools that we use on a daily basis.
I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities I had in my almost 8 years working online, and I would have never been able to make it without the help of the following people and companies.
First, I would like to thank BlueHost. They are one of the first hosting companies I have been using and their affordable shared hosting plans have been the stepping stone for the businesses of many people I know. This is the reason why I still promote them through their affiliate program, and I still use them for some of my online projects.
Talking about hosting companies, a very special thank you goes to LiquidWeb in Chicago. I’ve had to jump through a few hoops to open an account with them (being a foreigner), but when I moved my projects to their SSD VPS, I never looked back. There have been a few hiccups (if I’m honest, I should say that it happens with every hosting company), but the patience and quality of their heroic support have always convinced me to keep my biggest websites hosted with them.
I would also like to thank MaxCDN for their amazing service. Several years ago, I was looking for a solution to speed up my websites when running affiliate campaigns. A few seconds in load time could be the difference between a failing campaign and a successful one. I have been blown away by the difference MaxCDN has been making for all my blogs and affiliate campaigns. Their support is second to none, and they’re super easy to implement.
Then, I need to have a few words for Aweber. Aweber is the first email list manager I ever signed up with. Along the years, we had our ups and downs. Our relationship has not always been perfect. I even tried a few of their competitors when I was considering leaving them, but I never found another company that provided such as easy-to-use system to handle my email lists.
Next up is the company that helps me keep all my domain names safe: NameCheap. When I was just starting online, I would register my domain names directly with hosting companies, but then I realized that it wasn’t as safe as I wanted, and that there were some cheaper options out there. A friend recommended that I use NameCheap many years ago. I have since migrated all my domain name with them and they do a great job at keeping them safe for me.
In this special day, my thoughts also go to all the bloggers and affiliate marketers who inspired me when I was just starting online almost 8 years ago. The most impressive part being the huge number of them who are still rocking to this day and making a ton of money online. You are all a great source of inspiration and motivation.
I kept the most important for last. I would like to thank all of you, my blog readers who have been around since I started this blog almost 6 years ago. All of this would never have been possible without you. I know it’s been a rocky road. I have published as much as 10 posts per day, as little as 1 post per month, and I’ve even left the blog dormant for many months when I was going through the roughest patches. Some new readers came, some old readers left, some have even been around for as far as I can remember.
Thanks to all of you for making this whole journey possible.
To many more successful years online. Happy thanksgiving!