Why Pay Monthly For Software?

from Lynette Chandler 

There was a time in my business – the early days – where I would have turned my nose up on paying a monthly fee for any web based software. How little I knew inexperienced I was then. Sadly, it took me a big loss, a full day of anxiety to appreciate the value of using hosted third party applications.

What happened?

My web host shut my account down and deleted all my web sites. It felt like being thrown out of my own home. The reason, a script I had installed the day before had gone wrong – very wrong – it flooded the web hosts’ email servers to the point it almost crashed the server. Not only did it hurt, I was absolutely embarrassed. Here I was, thinking I was so smart and could install a script or two plus save money.

It’s been many years and many lessons learned since but that memory is as fresh and raw at certain periods today as it was back then.

Today, I use several hosted web based software and yes I pay monthly for them. It did not come easy of course. When I started using Aweber, I didn’t have that much money coming in but I knew the importance of sacrificing early profits.

The best part? I don’t have to worry about them.

  • I don’t have to spend valuable time upgrading the software
  • I don’t have to worry about people hacking it
  • I don’t have to think about the software being compatible with the server or crashing it
  • When the system goes down, I have someone to ask and demand for answers
  • When the system goes down, I don’t have to upset my schedule and delay my projects further to fix it. I know that they have the properly qualified expert developers to work on their system. People whom I am not able to afford on my own.

If you’re struggling with a decision about money and paying monthly for software. Allow me to help make the decision easy. The first and most absolute basic, spend it on an email newsletter / autoresponder system.

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