Hi everyone, I am excited to announce that I’ve just launched my new online store at elmer.dev/store. It’s called the ELMER.DEV Store (best store name ever). The products and services I’m selling include web hosting packages, domain names, and Premium WordPress themes. I also plan to release an e-book hopefully in the future about SEO and my methods on how to generate organic traffic for your own blogs.
The store cannot be searched on Google or Yahoo so to access it you have to visit the website URL directly.
Late last year I created my own small web hosting business called HostMeCheap! I didn’t write any specific article about it then as I just wanted to keep it within my circle of friends and colleagues. The goal of the business is to offer affordable shared web hosting plans to anyone who wanted their own website. Since its inception, I’ve had job seekers, bloggers, and small businesses host their sites with me.
But what’s cool about HostMeCheap! are the flexible payment methods and renewals. I accept payments via PayPal, Pera Padala, Bank transfers (BPI & Unionbank), and even sometimes prepaid load. If ever you are unhappy with the service, you can stop at any time as renewals are monthly. Unlike some web hosting providers, I do not want to charge users a year’s worth of web hosting, only for them to hate it before the due date ends.
The different hosting packages are called Student, Basic, and Professional. The Student package cost ₱150/month, Basic is ₱200/month, and the Pro package is ₱350/month.
My store offers discounted .com domains through my partnership with Crazy Domains. If you were to purchase a new .com domain, it could cost from ₱480 to ₱780 a year depending on the domain registrar. But if you acquire my service, it will only cost you ₱456/year.
So what’s the catch? In order to avail the discount, I will have to be the one to purchase and manage the domain name for you. That is why I called it a Managed .com Domain. The domain will be in my account and all you need to do is pay the renewal fee of ₱456 every year so that it doesn’t expire. I understand this isn’t for everybody but this is a good option for those who can’t be bothered to maintain a domain name or configure name servers.
I am selling premium WordPress themes at a fraction of what they’re worth – like 90% off its original price. I even use some of the themes on my own blogs. The Visayan Blogger uses the Starter theme which you can also find in the store. I plan to release new themes in the future.
Those with an active HostMeCheap! web hosting account can avail a 50% discount off the initial discounted price of the theme. So instead of ₱200 it will now only ₱100.