03/18/14

Coupon Websites for Entrepreneurs

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Coupon Resources with Entrepreneurs in Mind


You are likely an entrepreneur because you like money. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

The only problem? When you’re first starting out, you are likely scraping pennies together to keep your business going.

But there are ways to help you cut costs when you are first starting out. If you have a website, for example, you can save 80-90% off your domain name (your website’s address), website hosting and e-commerce software.

Website Coupons:

For Domain Registrars, there are thousands of options: Godaddy, Name.com, Namecheap, and almost every major web host (i.e. Dreamhost, Hostgator). Which one should you choose? Well…it really doesn’t matter. You can register your domain with one company, and then host your website somewhere else. All these domain registrars do is register your domain with iCANN. You can’t do it yourself, since only licensed domain registrars can do it.

The one domain registrar I tend to go with is Godaddy. Here’s why: while you can get coupon codes from any domain registrar for the first year, Godaddy is the only one I know of that will offer renewal promo codes for future years. There’s one promo code I know of that will give you a 2.95 .COM domain.

As Canadians, you don’t need to register with a specifically Canadian domain registrar like Hostpapa or Greengeeks. However if you want to register a .CA domain name, you need to supply a Canadian mailing address. This is done to protect .CA domain names from being bought up by foreign companies/individuals.

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For website hosting, you can stick with Godaddy, or go with other hosting-centric companies like Dreamhost, Bluehost, or Hostgator. Personally, we have tried and liked Fatcow, Dreamhost, and Godaddy for our personal websites.

Stock Photos

If you have a website, you have probably come across the money pit that is stock photography. Stock photos are nice and dress up your website, but boy are they expensive. Even the ‘microstock‘ photo companies charge you an arm and a leg to use their photos. You can save quite a bit of money by using royalty free stock photos here. There are also coupons available to take the sting out of it as well.

06/16/14

Godaddy Renewal Coupon

Time To Renew!

godaddy renewal coupon codes
When the renewal notice shows up in my email inbox, it’s a time of reflection for me. My website has been up for a year now: has it achieved the goals I had set for it? Surpassed them? My hopes and dreams for each website always change as time goes on: technology changes, the economic landscape of various industries change. What was a profitable venture one year is a sucker’s game the next.

Whether you website was a resounding failure, an astonishing success, or somewhere in between, it’s always a smart business move to cut your costs. These are just a few promo codes that will help you save anywhere from 10-35% off your Godaddy renewals (depending on the type of product).

Best Promo Codes Right Now:

  • Did this code work for you?
    sas28off1
    28% off all Godaddy Products!
    Use this promo code to save 28% off domains, hosting, SSL certificates and more.
    28% off
    Expires on 28/02/2017
  • Did this code work for you?
    sas10order
    10% off all orders (no minimum!)
    This promo code saves you 10% off all orders, with no minimum. This works for all renewals.
    10% off
    Expires on 27/05/2017
  • Did this code work for you?
    sas15order
    Save $15 off orders of $75 or more.
    This coupon works if you have a large order. $15 off your order of $75 or more.
    $15 off
    Expires on 31/03/2017
  • Did this code work for you?
    sas5order
    Save $5 off $30 orders
    Use this promo code to save $5 off orders of $30 or more. This works if you have an order in the $30-$40 range.
    $5 off
    Expires on 31/10/2016

How Long Should You Renew?

Kevin – I like to renew for as long as possible. As in: 5 years. It doesn’t cost that much to renew a domain name for that amount, for example. It also forces me into commitment. If I don’t really try to make this website work, I will lose money. And I’ll continue to lose money for 5 years. I like to use tricks like that to force me into action. And you can also use good promotional offers to lock in savings for multiple years. It just makes financial sense.

Brad – I am almost the opposite of Kevin in that I want a life of simplicity. I delete the “Godaddy Renewal Notice” emails I get and I just let it automatically renew at full price. I feel like my mental energies work best when I simplify and automate everything. I’m paying a little bit more, but as a reward I haven’t even thought about my domains/hosting plans this year (until I was asked to contribute to this post, that is!).

Chad – I am very VA (virtual assistant) heavy. Everything I do is automated. That being said, I make sure that my VA uses the best promo codes available at the time. I even have my VA write contributions to posts like this (wink)!

03/28/14
Justhost Promo Code

Justhost Coupon

Justhost Promo Code

Justhost Coupon Codes Updated for May 2014:

These coupons will help you set up your domain names and hosting for your website. This will be the first step in starting your new million dollar enterprises! Just click on the coupon codes below to reveal the coupon codes. A new window will open up on your browser that will take you directly to Justhost. If you’re looking for another great shared hosting company, you can get an iPage coupon code by clicking here.

Best Coupons Right Now:

    Did this code work for you?
    FREEDOMAIN
    Justhost Coupon - Free Domain
    Use this coupon code to get a free domain name (regular price: $14.99) off of any Justhost hosting plan.
    Free!
    Expires on 30/06/2016

    Did this code work for you?
    JHSL20
    20% off shared hosting packages
    Use this promo code to save 20% off a shared hosting package with Justhost.
    20% off
    Expires on 31/05/2016

Why We’re Recommending Justhost:

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While Canada Moms Blog itself is hosted through Fatcow, most of our businesses’ websites use Justhost’s hosting services. Justhost is kind of like a quiet warrior: doing what needs to be done. It’s not flashy, but it does its job amazingly.
Of course we know that the readers of Canada Moms Blog are usually just starting out, and your money is tight. That’ why we wanted to offer these coupons for people looking to get their money-making websites set up.

Justhost Reviews:

  • B2Evolution.net – B2Evolution has an informative first person review of Justhost’s services. It gives you a good idea of what to expect if you sign up with them.
  • Whoishostingthis – This site has a great customer feedback section where real customers give their unfiltered feedback on hosting companies. Since Justhost is one of the bigger ones out there, it has over 80 reviews. You should keep in mind, with these websites, that people report bad news more often than good news. But the overall opinions on customer sites are helpful for prospective customers.

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