How to tell if a blogger recommending Bluehost is scamming you
There are many bloggers who use Bluehost, and the ones that do are great people. When I worked primarily as a virtual assistant and WordPress techie, I moved more people away from Bluehost than any other single host because their hosting is unreliable.
If a blogger is recommending that you use Bluehost, I highly recommend you check out where they host their site before you read too much further into their posts. Checking out where a blogger hosts their website is ridiculously easy and takes no time. Go to Who is Hosting This? and type in their website’s URL. If they are telling you how much you should use BlueHost and don’t tell you they’re using another host, then I would seriously question their integrity.
I personally, don’t believe in recommending any services or products you don’t use, especially if you don’t tell your readers. There are a few times I’ve recommended things here on the blog that I have heard good things about but don’t use myself, but I always make sure you know when that happens.
If Bluehost is so bad, who should bloggers use for their hosting?
I can only recommend one host. They are who I recommend to my many clients, and they are the only host I use for my websites. Before I tell you who they are, let me talk about why.
- they aren’t cheap, but they are reliable and not overpriced
- their customer service always goes above and beyond to help people, techies and non-techies alike
- I have used GoDaddy to setup more than three dozen domains and hosting plans for clients, and I have yet to have a problem they would not help with, even if it technically wasn’t in their job description
So, who is this amazing hosting company? Godaddy – and just to prove that I am not sharing this with you for an affiliate payout, my link is just a plain old link with no commissions for me whatsoever. Http://www.godaddy.com Now if you want to be really nice and would like to use my affiliate link, you can find it on my resources page here.
Understanding why bloggers recommend BlueHost
When you’re looking into the reasons behind why so many bloggers recommend BlueHost, it’s not easy to see.
- They are cheap, so they’re an easy sell – it’s easier to get a mom who is on a budget to buy a cheap hosting plan than it is to get her to buy something $15 a month more expensive.
- They have high commissions – relative to other companies in the industry, BlueHost offers a great commission.
- They’re out to make money off you – there are two kinds of bloggers. There are bloggers with integrity and bloggers without it. Bloggers who are pushing BlueHost when they don’t use it (and don’t tell you that) aren’t the good kind.
I’m not a perfect blogger. Not by a long shot. If this is the first time being here on the blog, I’m not usually someone who blogs a lot about negativity, but it really rubs me the wrong way when I see bloggers taking advantage of newbies because they want to make a quick few bucks. That isn’t okay.