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Qicsend Review : Transfering money from Canada to the Philippines

A client needed to send me money from Canada to the Philippines and Western Union was not working. After a little research, we found that Qicsend was probably the easiest way to do it. While it was not perfect and setting everything up took a few days, it worked all things considered. Read more

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Pressable powers Travel the Fire!

When you are a blogger like you, you have to have good WordPress Hosting. I am talking about actual hosting that is tailored to WordPress website and build for us. It is not easy to find and there is only a few of them that do it very good. Currently that list is Page.ly, WP Engine and Pressable.

I will be honest. I would love to use WP Engine as they are the cream of the crop. They are really, really good at what they do and they have the support that is just down right amazing. I do not know enough about Page.ly to say anything about them. However, they are more into corporate accounts these days.


Why I use Pressable

Well, WP Engine is good if you have alot of money or just one website. I have three blogs about three niches currently. I would have to pay $100 for their service that gives me up to 100,000 views. I wish I could but I just can’t!

Pressable on the other hand offers a similar service, really good support, better prices and more views allowed. Plus, the CEO of Pressable is a former executive at WP Engine. All of that makes it is a winning solution for me.

I currently have a plan for 60,000 across five websites for $25 a month. That’s works!


Why not just use Hostgator?

This is a common question that I am asked and it is very simple. I use to work with them and they were great at one time but since they have been sold, they became just like the rest of the cheap hosting companies: crappy.

You get what you pay for and when you need great WordPress support; you will not get it with the cheap services like Hostgator and Godaddy. You hope you don’t need support but when you do, you want the best!

Another major issue with the cheap options is they overload traditional servers with many accounts. There is no telling how many websites are being served up on one servers. It could be thousands. This leads to slower speeds and Google hates slow websites.


Pressable’s FREE trail

They do offer a 15 days free trail to see what you think. I found launching a website is quite easy. Changing the nameservers was the hardest part of the process. If you want to check them out, Just click below and get started.


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WPMU Dev has some amazing plugins for using WordPress

I was looking at WPMU Dev and they had a special to try out their plugins for a month for free. I thought I would try it as they normally have some amazing offerings but at a price that I normally am not willing to throw down to get. Read more

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Why I left Media Temple or why Media Temple sucks! ;)

I was told to try Media Temple as they are really good to use. I tried them out for a month and I am actually sorry that I gave them the opportunity to prove to me that Host Gator is not the only hosting company going to crap in 2017.  Read more

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Western Union online is flawless?

Like Remitly, WorldRemit and Xoom, Western Union has come to the online money transfer business too. They have been in the business since it really started a century ago. That is one of the benefit of using Western Union online is their vast network of locations. Read more

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99 Designs is not what it seems

A lot of people, including Jared Polin, suggest using 99 Designs and it is like Freelancer.com in the regard that it favors the client and screws the designer. However, it is still very popular and it seems if you learn the system, you can make some decent money there. Read more

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Freelancer.com is pretty easy to use

If you are looking to make some money online, you will probably end up taking a look at Freelancer.com. It is a great platform based in Australia. I can say that I have personally used it and still do from time to time as a freelancer and also as someone hiring freelancers. Read more

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Remitly moves money fast to Philippines (and India)

Remitly is a new service that is being offered to transfer money from the United States to the Philippines. I have used it a few times to move money from clients to myself and it is cost effective and pretty much seamless once you get everything set up. Read more

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Media Temple and the restore policy

I was looking around the website at Media Temple and how they handle restore requests. It is not as clear as they make it sound when you sign up. It is not as easy as “hey, can you activate my backup that you have.” Read more