7th Year Anniversary Giveaway Special – Day #2

In continuation of our 7th Year Special Giveaway Package, I’ve put together invaluable resource for you today.

If you’ve been a long time reader of this blog you’ll understand that I’ve always shared my concern about the failure rate of online businesses, especially blogs.

It really beats my imagination that despite the many tools and information out there, only a small percentage of those who the dream of building an online business go beyond the starting stages. Over these years I’ve spent valuable hours researching this topic and in my research I’ve uncovered the top reasons Why Some People Fail At Internet Marketing.

As a way of helping you avoid being one of the failure stats, I’ve packaged this information in today’s gift. I’ve also shared some insightful ideas and suggestions on how you can leverage this knowledge.

Whether you’re just getting started out or you’re already making some money online, this special report will help move you to the next level.

Enjoy and profit!

“Why Some People Fail At Internet Marketing”

Why Some People Fail At Internet Marketing

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[NOTE: If you’re already subscribed to the WebIncomeJournal.com you should have received the link to download this special report]

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FREE Web Hosting Giveaway: Announcing the Winners!

Happy New Year to you all.

I hope you had a wonderful time enjoying your holidays! From all indication 2013 is a year of great prospects and having had time to relax and reflect on your business activities, I’m sure you are coming back refreshed, and prepared to claim your success!

As you would remember, as a Christmas gift to all our esteemed readers, I partnered with Zyma Technologies to run a web hosting giveaway in the month of December 2012.

Announcing the contest, I mentioned that to ensure the whole of 2013 hosted for you free by Zyma Technologies, the contest would run till December 31, 2012 while the winners will be announced today, January 2, 2013!

And so, to keep up with our promise and to kick off 2013 with a bang, I’m happy to announce the winners of the FREE webhosting giveaway contest.

Thank You For Your Entries!

First, I must appreciate all who entered for the giveaway. I truly wish you could get a prize for just being a part of the fun. But as you do know, there are only three available slots!

Nevertheless, as I always say, everyone is a winner! Hopefully we will be coming up with something very soon.

And Now the Winners!

There were all together 115 entries out of which the following had been picked as per the points received be each.

First Position: This goes to Sandeep Chaudhary with 15 entries and a total of 53 points!

Second Position: There was a tie for the second position. Nwangene Theodore and Srini Vas both had 20 points each and 6 entries each!

Third Position: This goes to Jessica Brown with 16 points from 5 entries!

And so, since there are only 3 slots available these will go to the following:

1st Slot: Sandeep Chaudhary

2nd Slot: Nwangene Theodore

3rd Slot: Srini Vas

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All winners will be contacted by email.

Congratulations to you all!

12 Days of Christmas: A Daily Inspiration for the Season!

Today, in light of the Yuletide season, I’m starting a daily dose of inspiration and empowerment talk aimed at helping you better appreciate what you have passed through in the year and preparing you for the coming year!

The idea for this actually came to me after what I passed through this past week when the Web Income Journal came down for the second time this year! Indeed, it was yet another trying moment for me as different thoughts raced through my mind.

Wonderfully enough I was able to overcome these negative thoughts and during that time I came to realize that a whole lot of thing account for many abandoning their dream of enjoying the internet lifestyle!

Yes, the purpose of the Web Income Journal is to “educate, inspire and empower our esteem readers and friends” as clearly stated on our tagline:

Inspiration. Empowerment. Results!

And what better time to do this than now. For this reason I have decided to give my own little 12 days of Christmas inspirational dose which I hope will greatly help one way or the other!

12 Days of Christmas Inspiration from WebIncomeJournal.com

First, you may want to hear my story…

On Wednesday 4th December I woke up fully loaded and energized for the day’s activities. The day before I had published the readers’ appreciation webhosting giveaway post and waking up that morning, I was excited about the things I was going to do.

And so, with high spirits and after a few things to set the day rolling,  I proceeded to load the Web Income Journal but instead of the site loading it returned a 403 forbidden error!

I couldn’t understand what was happening. At first I thought it was something to do with my computer but when I tried another one and the message was the same, I knew there was trouble!

I immediately got on the phone with the mind of contacting my webhost. But then, I was met with another surprise, none of the customer service numbers were working!

To make matters worst, when I attempted visiting the webhost’s site to create a support ticket, I discovered that the their site was also down!

You could practically see my frustration at this point. I tried desperately a few more times but after about 4 hours of trying without any results I was both annoyed and wondered why this was happening again a few months after this site faced a whole lot of troubles which also had to do with webhosting?

After about 8 hours of waiting and contemplating what to do, I received an email that simply read….

“Hi,

“One of the accounts hosted on your VPS is causing load issues by running multiple instances of resource intensive PHP scripts. Due to these scripts laod is going high and our clients are experiencing performance issues. Here is the list of processes that we found running on your VPS: (then followed a list of codes that were the cause of the problem).”

“We had no other choice but to disable web access of this account. You need to contact your developer in order to optimize these scripts and queries to ensure they consume less amount of resources.”

Seeing this as a ray of hope, I quickly replied the email asking for more clarification promising to fix the problem. But somehow till this hour, no answer came in reply to the questions I asked neither was there any other one to the other emails I sent later.

This was really unsettling for me as this has never happened before.

All Is Well That End Well…!

After 2 days of trying different ways to access the site (with no reply from my webhost and web access still disabled to the site, I really did not know what to do) without any success, I decided on starting a fresh site using the backup I had with me, though that would have led to my losing about one month’s content.

But then, I felt moved to check the VPS Control Panel. To my surprise, it opened! Surprised at this, I proceeded to open the Root Control Panel (this is the central control for all the sites hosted on the VPS account) and this also opened without any problem.

It was then I realized that the internet access was only cut off to the blog and not the root cpanel!

At this point my hopes were rekindled and I quickly took a backup of the database and also downloaded some other essential files. Once I had the backup and files, I was ready to set up the blog again.

Well, it was 4 days of soul searching for me.  Experiencing two site failures in just a year was damn too much for me. However, throughout this period the words of Apostle Paul, one of the foremost fathers of the Christian faith, were always ringing in my heart:

“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are prepared, but not in despair; perplexed, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…

“For our light affiction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

These words not only uplifted my spirit but also gave renewed zeal knowing that what is happening is only but for a moment but what is ahead is far more glorious!

And so, with that mind I went on to install a fresh blog and wonderfully the blog is back without any loss of data. Even the webhosting giveaway post which was published a few hours before the tragedy struck is intact!

So, What’s the Lesson for Us?

Ironically, instead of this incident crushing my spirit it rather boosted my resolve to move on to accomplishing my dreams! Yes, at first I had some unsettling thoughts but then considering those words of Apostle Paul I realized my dreams are just too big to be crushed by disappointments like this one. And this is what has fired my decision to share this with you.

I don’t know your experiences so far in your journey to achieving your dreams online, one thing that is sure is, do not allow such experiences to deter you. Don’t allow them distract you from the fact that you have a destination – a goal. See them as temporary setbacks but your destination is something too big to be stopped.

And so, here is my encouragement to you…

  • Don’t Give Up – Adversities Are Actually Your Advance Riders!
  • You may not be able to prevent every tragedy from happening but you can prevent them from destroying you!
  • Your goal and dreams are far too wonderful to be stopped.
  • Tragedies that come your way are truly there to teach you things you may never have learned otherwise!

Yes, keep on the race and always remember: “Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win!”

You will end well!

Your friend.

Chadrack

Webhosting Giveaway – 1Yr Guaranteed Optimum Hosting, Yours FREE!

[UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Please read the details about the winners here.]

In December of 2011, I gave out a special Christmas gift appreciating our esteemed readers! It was indeed something unusual as I gave away a free link to all who posted a comment on this blog for the whole year!

Since then many, mostly those who are new readers, have been asking if I would do the same thing this year.

Well, as much as I truly want to appreciate all my blog readers in the spirit of the Christmas celebration, I also know that I should do something different this year.

Free Webhosting Giveaway - Christmas thank you gift!

And so, as the Christmas season drew near, I had to put on my thinking cap!  Of course, many ideas came to mind but I wasn’t really satisfied with them. However, when a few weeks ago I got an email from Mr. Khuram, the Marketing Director of Zyma Technologies (www.zyma.com) a hosting company based in the UK , asking if I would be interested in hosting a webhosting giveaway, I immediately checked out the site and after a few questions about the features, I was satisfied that this is simply good enough as a “Thank-You-Gift” for our esteemed readers!

But Why a WebHosting When You’re Going To Pay For It After 1yr?

Now, you may be womdering why a webhost when after the one year you are going to pay for it? Or what another webhost when you are already hosting somewhere else?

Frankly, I believe that one thing you must get right about your online business is your webhosting company. This blog is running on a VPS hosting account and I know how much that takes away from my pocket every month. And so, offering you a one year free web hosting account to me is really something great.

Here are few things you could do with the free account:

1. Get a new domain and host it on the account – If you are thinking of expanding your business, maybe with a few niche sites (like I’m thinking of doing in the coming year!)

2. Host your existing domain – As much as I don’t want to suggest you move your money site right now, but if you have been having problems with your present host, then this is an opportunity to move house!

NOTE: You are getting a whole 1yr free which to me is really enough to evaluate this company. If after the 1year you are not satisfied with their services, you can always move to another host but if you found them to be good, you would have made enough money for the year to pay for another year ahead!

So, What Are You Getting In This Webhosting Giveaway!

I’m sure you want to know what you will be receiving from this free giveaway, right?

Alright, here’s what you get:

Unlimited Web space
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Email AccountsZyma Webhosting graphic
Unlimited SQL Databases
Unlimited Sub-domains
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Transfer & Setup
Free Tech Support
cPanel Web Hosting
Fantastico De Luxe
Softaculous Premium
Attracta SEO tools via cPanel
CloudFlare CDN Support

Plus These Ecommerce Features:

FREE  Shopping cart software
Paypal integration
Accept credit cards on your site

And much more!

Please read more of the features here.

 

How to Enter For the Giveaway

As an appreciation contest, I want to make this as simple as possible and so I’m using Rafflecopter. To enter you simply need to sign into the widget below.

Once you are signed in, you will be presented with a few options which you can actually do in a few minutes, like posting a comment, tweeting and sharing on your favorite social media. Of course, to increase your chances of winning you definitely want to do all of the options available.

Coming around once a day to do more of the options will also be a plus to your garnering more points necessary to make you one of the winners!

Declaration of Winners

We expect that you have the whole of 2013 for your free webhosting and so this contest will be ending on the 31st of December, 2012 while the winners will be announced on 2nd of January, 2013.

Please ensure that you enter the contest using a working email address because that is the only way winners will be contacted.

Winners will be by simple majority of points as reported by Rafflecopter at the end of the contest. Please note that some of the actions require validation so where this is required in the Rafflecopter giveaway widget, please ensure you input the required action.

The Prizes

There are 3 slots which will go to the first 3 lucky winners. Like I have said above, these are the people with the highest points at the end of the contest.  The 3 slots get one (1) full year of free hosting with all features included.

And so, let the fun begin!

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Good luck to everyone!