May 26, 2014

Website Resources

Reliable Website resources for you

Choosing which hosting company, a graphic designer, and marketing tools to use can be an overwhelming task. Let Juewels Website Services assist you with your search for reliable Website resources and help you set them up. Here are a few that I recommend. NOTE: For many of the services listed below, I will receive a small commission for recommending you to these companies. This token of their appreciation helps me provide you with low-priced and free Website services. The testimonials below are from my own experience using that service.

What is Web hosting? Every Website needs a home. Web hosting provides a place for your Website to live on a server with a web host. The web host can be paid web hosting and non-paid web hosting. Unless you have a personal blog and don’t mind ads on your Website, you’ll want to go with paid web hosting as a place to house your website.

Hosting Services

Green Geeks

GreenGeeks.com

Green Geeks is my #1 Choice. Hosting available in Europe. They offer everything you need for a great price. They also have special hosting for WordPress Websites and their 24/7 support is excellent (A+). Green Geeks is offering a special introductory rate of $2.95/month (with a 3 year prepaid hosting contract) to celebrate their 10yr anniversary. I use them for 3 of my websites and many of my clients use them too. I’ve been very happy with them. They accept Credit card and PayPal as payment.

BlueHost

Bluehost.com – (I used them from 2006-2015). Live chat and phone support are very good. Unlimited domain hosting space special prices starting at only $3.95 per month with a 3 yr term. They offer unlimited websites, space, db and emails on many of their packages. They accept credit cards and PayPal for payment. NOTE: .NL domains can only be parked with them, not hosted.

Versio.nl – I have a few clients that use this Web hosting company. They have an office in The Netherlands and the UK. They speak both Dutch and French, plus German. Their support is OK, but they don’t phone or chat support. And they have good reviews with Trust Pilot.

Hostgator

HostGator.com – I have heard rave reviews about their hosting services, especially for WordPress Websites. I have not personally used them for hosting a website of my own. They have reasonable prices and a wide range of hosting plans.

  • Free domain included (if you don’t already have a domain)
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Cloud hosting included in the all-in-one purchase price
  • Blogging option included with all plans
  • Stock photo gallery included and integrated.
  • Integrated website analytics and tracking.
SiteGround web hosting


SiteGround.com
– Here is another hosting service with many very good reviews. They have reasonable pricing, Free SSL certificate offer, 99% up-time, 24/7 tech support, free daily backups. They accept credit cards, PayPal and iDeal. I have not personally used them for hosting a website of my own but I would consider it in the future. The company headquarters is in Sofia, Bulgaria with offices worldwide.


Domain names

You can buy your domain name with almost any Webhosting company or with a domain name registrar. It’s nice to have them together with your web hosting service for accounting purposes, but if you decide you would rather purchase your domain name(s) separate you might try buying them from GoDaddy.

Get the domain you really want with Domain Buy Service from from GoDaddy.com!

English Language Editor

Lorre Luther – www.lorreluther.com
Editor for academic, legal and other texts written by non-native English speakers so their ideas come through with clarity and precision.

E-Mail Marketing tools

  • MailChimp – MailChimp.com
    MailChimp offers a starter mail service for free. It allows you to send up to 12,000 emails per month and have up to 2000 subscribers. Try it now using this link and receive $30 in MonkeyRewards to your free account.
  • Mailer Lite – www.mailerlite.com

Expat Business Resources

Expat in the Netherlands

Graphics and logo design

  • Affordable logo design with logo123.com – LOGO123
  • De Reclame Winkel – www.de-reclamewinkel.nl Graphic design, printing services, and digital signs.
  • LogoNerds.com – $27 Logo Designs / Quality logos at a price you won’t find anywhere else.

Image downloads and online image editors

  • unspash.com – Beautiful free images and pictures taken by professionals.
  • ShutterStock – Wide variety of affordable photos and videos to choose from for your Blog or Website.
  • Free Online Image Editor – Use this tool to edit your images for your Website. Make them transparent, B&W, change the colors, add layers.
  • Remove.bg – An AI run tool that smoothly removes the background of images. A handy tool to have.

IT helpdesk work

All-round IT setup, help, trouble-shooting and 3D printing – Alexis Ramel
www.lindobox.com/
Available for contract work in The Hague.

Marketing and Social Media Consulting Services

  • Online Marketing Specialist – www.resultaatmetsocialmedia.nl Marketing with Brigitte.
  • LinkedIn Specialist – www.petrafisher.com
    Petra Fisher works with professionals worldwide to estabish a LinkedIn presence that attracts your ideal next client in an authentic and natural manner.

Membership software for Websites

Wild Apricot

Social Media Management

Video editing and design

  • Video production: Color Red Media – https://www.coloredmedia.nl
    Affordable video production. Prices vary from €500 up to €1000 per project.

Virtual assistants

Global Virtual Assistant Solutions – Michelle Baird www.globalvirtualassist.com

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