What technology is behind the site?
All our websites use SSL encryption and have distribution points around the world. This ensures fast load times anywhere your readers are. Now that search engines like Google use SSL and page load times as ranking factors, it is crucial that you have a fast loading site.
All our websites use a leading cloud provider and are deployed in a redundant, highly available configuration.
The websites use Wordpress as the underlying software and come pre-installed with all the plugins you need.
What can I expect from your advice?
We know what it takes to earn income from writing on the web. We have helped many writers learn go from writing for free (blogging) to earning money from their writing (web publishing).
We see ourselves as your partner in success and will use our experience to help guide you.
How much many can I make from ads?
We will arrange to have ads placed on your site as soon as you get content on your site (note there are content restrictions, see terms of service for details). If you are on the WRITER or TEAM plan, you get to keep 70% of the revenue generated by your ads. We make arrangements with ads providers to maximize the revenues for your site.
Keep in mind that to make significant money from ads, you need regular page views. To do that, you will need to build a large, loyal audience. We will help you do that.
If I choose the BLOGGER option, what is the name of my website?
Your website will have a name that is a subdomain of webpublify.com, which means it will end with .webpublify.com. You can choose whatever you like, as long as no other user of our service is already using that. For example, coolwriting.webpublify.com.
Can't I do this myself?
Sure, you could set up a self-hosted website with custom domain name and custom email address. You can then apply to run ads with ad providers, which can take weeks to get approved. You also need to register your site with search engines so users can find your great writing. And if you want to build a loyal audience, you will want to build add subscribers for a daily or weekly newsletter using a newsletter service.
Or you could just sign up with Webpublify and let us take care of all that stuff. You can then focus on writing content that your audience will love.
What's the difference between WRITER and TEAM plans?
These plans are very similar. If you are a solo writer, then you only need the WRITER plan. If you have a group of writers that want to make a site together, then the TEAM plan gives everyone their own account to publish new articles. Plus, you can assign different roles, so one person could be the editor for the group, for example.
What if I make more money from ads than the monthly fee?
Will will send you a monthly payment using PayPal for any ad revenues that exceed the monthly fee. We make this payment on the 1st of the month for the prior month.
Do I get to pick my custom domain name?
Yes, but only in some domains like .com, .net, or .org (and country specific, like .ca). Also, the domain name must be currently unassigned. Note that most common names in these domains will already be taken, so you'll have to be creative.
Do I get to pick my custom email address?
You can pick any email address you want in your custom domain name. Typically, websites use something like firstname.lastname@example.org, but you can use whatever you like.
How do I read my email?
You can access your email from most mobile devices (iPhone, Android, iPad, Kindle, Blackberry), as well as from Microsoft Outlook and the Apple Mail. We also provide a web-based client for reading your email.
Can I make money on the BLOGGER option?
No. We may run ads on your BLOGGER site, but you are not eligible to keep any of the ad revenue. To get a share of ad revenue, you need to subscribe to the WRITER or TEAM plans.