Over the years, our Frequently
Answered Question Page has taken on a life of its own. We have
learned that our visitors prefer to ask questions of our experts one on
March 1, 2007 - FAQ section is changing.
This web site has served many purposes over the years. In the
early years, it served as a great resource for 'comput-ors'. Loosely
translated to mean people trying to use computers. Free help
abounded and many fledgling companies benefited from new business
WeBeBeeks helped what turned out to be a baby boomer PLUS demographic.
My youngest student in 1999 was 52. The oldest newbie ever
helped was 92 (and he is still computing).
Seven years later, my oldest granddaughter knows more about computing
than my fondest hopes and dreams. Still though, computer and
software help and advise is still available for absolutely free!
We are starting over and collecting new frequently answered questions
so please send yours. Any topic of Geekdom!
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I have to have a web site to use affiliate links or
Google Ad Search?
2. There are many many free web site hosts available. Why
should I pay for a web site?
3. How do I choose domain name?
4. How do I choose a web site host?
1. Do I have to have a web site to use
affiliate links or Google Ad Search?
Yep you do! That's pretty much the whole point of
2. There are many many free web site
hosts available. Why should I pay for a web site?
You have to make your own decisions about how and where to
host your web sites. Some general thoughts about free web sites:
They are great for family and personal use. Often free web sites
forbid using them for business purposes. As soon as you start
accepting payments from an affiliate advertiser you are a business.
If you want to achieve legitimacy and some respect you are better off
getting your own domain and learning to use a web developer software.
3. How do I choose a domain name?
Here we open a huge can of worms. The choices and decisions are
awesome. Getting your own domain name is easy. For practical
reasons, getting a domain name is controlled by an overseeing entity.
You do have to pay a yearly fee to maintain your domain. This fee is
$35/year with discounts for multi-year renewals. There are likely domain
name click through links on this page. Feel free to explore them
all, but please be careful! The biggies like Network Solutions and Dotster
(there are more) have been around since the beginning of the internet.
They are my choice.
If you want your own web site to attract affiliate advertisers like
Google Ad Search, Click Bank and others, you need to choose a name.
Be aware that you cannot choose a name that has already been chosen.
You may need to search through .com, .net, .org, .biz and more to see if
your web site name is available. This can be a very long and
4. How do I choose a web site host?
If you thought the domain name search was difficult... web site host
companies are many and varied. There are literally gajillions of
them. You can even be your own host. Don't even ask because
I've not done it.
If you are a great html and other web code editor, you probably already
have a web site. If not, you're a 'newbie' like all the rest of us.
I looked at so many possible web site hosts the potentials were mind
boggling. I decided on iquest.com as my host and here is why:
Since I am a very poor web author I have to use a wysiwyg (what you see is
what you get) editor. I was able to learn Microsoft Front Page.
I needed to find a web host that offered 'Front Page Extensions' - add on
software required to make forms and other fun things work.
I looked at all the biggies. I've got nothing against them and
you can choose any you like. Cost wasn't really a factor but I was
very impressed with my hosting package. What I really wanted was a
local hosting company. I knew I would need a lot of help and it just
seemed logical that I might want to stop by and visit them some time.
This actually happened! After a very difficult learning curve (I'm
not that smart), I actually took my laptop to the hosting office and the
helpful geekboys helped me figure out my own computer.
Who is this magical company?
www.iquest.com Tell them I sent you!