Upwork Announces New, US-Specific Location Filtering Tool

I was checking my email today and noticed an interesting email from Upwork.  As mentioned in my post title, they have implemented a new filtering tool for clients to allow them to only post jobs for people who are verified to be located in the United States. My Thoughts One of my strategies that I [...]

Cancelled My HostGator Account – Finally

Over the years I’ve grown less and less enamored with HostGator, not that I was really enamored with them in the first place(they’re a hosting company after all.)  However, over the years they have done things that just have been slowly pushing me away from them. I would say the beginning of the end of [...]

SiteSupport – Another Feature of SiteRubix

SiteSupport is what Wealthy Affiliate calls their support service that deals with SiteRubix hosting issues.  If you’re a premium member you can expect 24/7 support and extremely fast ticket response times.  It’s not uncommon to get a response within a few MINUTES.  I think they have always gotten back to me, at the latest, within [...]

SiteComments Explained

SiteComments is a featured that is built into the Wealthy Affiliate platform.  It gives  premium Wealthy Affiliate members the ability to request comments on any of the pages on their website. It is tightly integrated with Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix web hosting platform, and as such requires members to host their websites on Siterubix should they [...]

What Is SitePlus+?

SitePlus+ is one of many “Site” features of Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting platform which itself is called SiteRubix.  SitePlus+ is currently composed of two different features:  SiteSSL and SiteProtect. SiteSSL is Wealthy Affiliates’s  implementation of free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates on SiteRubix.  With a click of a button, Wealthy Affiliate members can install a SSL certificate [...]

What is SiteRubix?

For those unfamiliar with Wealthy Affiliate, you may be wondering what SiteRubix is.  SiteRubix is a web hosting platform run by the same company that is behind Wealthy Affiliate.  In this blog post I’m going to give you a little history about SiteRubix and show you what it has evolved into. SiteRubix’s Early Beginnings Back [...]

Web Host With Free SSL Certs

The world of SSL certs has drastically changed over the past couple of years.  Two of these things that have changed are 1) Google has started using SSL certs as a ranking factor and 2) an organization called Let’s Encrypt has starting giving out free, 90-day, domain-validated(DV) certificates. I believe these two factors combined is [...]

Goodbye Prosperent – Not That You’ll Miss Me(Or Care For That Matter)

This post is really long overdue.  Part of me wanted to wait so I wouldn’t post something out of an emotional reaction, but part of it has been that I’ve just been busy with other things. Today, I’m going to talk about my crappy experience with Prosperent Cloud Hosting.  It all started when I heard [...]

A 2015 Wealthy Affiliate Review – A Balanced Approach

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Update:  While this review is still valid in many aspects, there are new features and changes to Wealthy Affiliate.  Follow the link to read my most recent Wealthy Affiliate Review. As with most online reviews for products and services, I’ve noticed that a lot of the reviews of Wealthy Affiliate say that there isn’t any downside or [...]

Is Empower Network Legal?

There are many posts on the internet discussing whether Empower Network is a scam or not.  Usually they argue that Empower Network is a scam due to its recruiting scheme.  In this blog post I will not be discussing the intricacies of whether Empower Network and the way they recruit people is ethical or legal. [...]