Out Of The Darkness
I've come to realize that I've been flying by the seat of my pants. That was necessary, because if I had waited until I thought I knew what I was doing, I likely would not have any website yet. I'm talking about web hosting, domain purchasing and all that initial stuff that's prelude to having a website. I've just recently been notified by Hostgator that they have put through another charge on my credit card of $230ish . I suppose it's an annual renewal of a domain I have. The thing is, I don't know what services I bought or what they do for me, or whether they're redundant. Nor do I think I'd understand even if it was explained to me. I know I also do business with GoDaddy and I'm ashamed to admit I don't know what I get from them either. It's going to be a project just to get to the bottom of it all.
I know how it happened. Prior to finding Wealthy Affiliate, I was on a path of searching for guidance for "how to earn income on the internet".
At the same time, there was a line up of emails and websites trying to sell me a piece of the puzzle. Eager to learn I purchased many individual pieces of the puzzle. Things like autoresponder and other add-ons I went ahead and signed up and paid for not having any idea if I needed them or how to use them. I purchased a couple of different memberships similar to WA but not nearly as effective. I gave each one the "college try" and acted on all the advice and purchased everything recommended. When I ended my relationships with these online marketing course deliverers I was left with the purchases and commitments I had made to software and services that I had been convinced were essential to my website.
Indeed I have been ransomed.
It may seem like a small thing but I am grateful that I have arrived at a place where I can see this issue at all, after all it's been years that this has been going on. I will investigate, ask questions, get some answers and make intelligent, informed decisions about what I'm buying. It's time. If I need some help I'll ask for it here. I trust the community here and WA has a feeling of permanence and soundness. I never feel like I'm being left out on a limb.