99designs:- review and guide

99designs:- review and guide : online jobs

 

99designs is the world’s largest online crowd-sourcing graphic design web site. For more than seven years they’ve been connecting passionate designers with customers who need quality, affordable design services. The company was co-founded in 2008 by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz in Melbourne, Australia. The company opened its U.S. office in 2010, and in 2011 the company secured $35 million in Series a funding from Accel Partners and a handful of angel investors.

In 2012, 99designs acquired the European creative services marketplace 12designer. The following year the company established their European headquarters in Berlin and launched localized versions of its services in German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. The company also acquired Brazilian design marketplace LogoChef the same year.



How it works:

  1. Find a contest: They offers contest. Find one that fits your skills.
  2. Submit your design: Read the brief, create a design and collaborate with the client.
  3. Win and make money: The more you win, the more opportunities you’ll get.
  4. Keep a good thing going: Continue working with clients using 1-to-1 Projects.

 

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Create an account.

Step 2: Create a profile. Upload a photo; enter your display name and biography.

Step 3: Go to settings and update your profile info like account details, public profile, notifications, social networking with twitter and widgets.

Step 4: Go to contest to browse which one is suits you. You can filter it to highest price to lowest price or reverse. Or choose category what you like. Select one then you will find Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Click on “I agree” button.

Now it is a three step process – 1. Qualifying Round 2. Select Finalist 3. Final Round and  4. Select winner (contest holder will declare the winner).

You have to enroll your name in the contest.

Step 5: If you cleared all level then you’re winner and take your money.

Best of luck…..

Guru – Freelancing site review and guide

Guru – Freelancing site review and guide

Guru is one the oldest freelancing site, well known for variety of job availability. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Guru provides businesses with the tools to find and hire talented freelancers all over the world. They also offer freelancers the opportunity to market sought-after skills to a global audience for a minimal cost. They do much more than facilitate job postings on Guru. They also offer a wide range of promotional and support services. This combination of services and a powerful, flexible platform helps you get the work you need done in a way that best suits you.

How it works?

Create a profile and define the freelance services you want to offer. Employers will find you by these services when they search for freelancers to hire. Search and apply for jobs that interest you, in any category. If the buyer hires you, complete the job and get paid for your work.

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Sign up for an account after clicking on join now and select “I want to work” fill up the form and join Guru.

Step 2: Create a profile.  With your profile, you can establish your brand and define unique services you want to offer. Express who you are and what you do.  A great branded profile delivers your message clearly, confirms your credibility, connects with employers’ needs, and motivates them to view your services as one of a kind.

Step 3: Now you have an account and a dashing profile. Then what you need to do is that find a job of your choice. You will get recommended jobs according to your profile. Select some job that you like most and apply for the same. Wait for some hours. Then you will get an invitation if the buyer selects you.

To submit a proposal,

  1. On the top navigation bar, click “Leads.”
  2. Click “Job Invitations” in the left-hand column.
  3. Click the job’s title.
  4. Click the “Apply” button.
  5. Follow on-page instructions.

To decline the invitation,

  1. On the top navigation bar, click “Leads.”
  2. Click “Job Invitations” in the left-hand column.
  3. Click the project’s title.
  4. Click “Decline”.
  5. Type your reason for declining the invitation.
  6. Click the “Decline Invitation” button.

Step 4: Collaborate

You’ve been hired – congratulations! What’s next? Accept or decline the project award. Be sure you’ve received and accepted an award for the project before starting the work. Without an official award via Guru.com, you do not have the necessary information to send your employer an invoice.

Step 5: Get paid

You and your employer have two transaction options in their mandatory billing & payment system— paying invoices alone and paying invoices via SafePay. SafePay provides more payment protection than invoicing alone. Working with an employer you already know? Invoicing allows you to accumulate customer and earnings statistics. It also protects your financial and tax ID information. It’s fast and easy — you receive funds immediately after employers make payment. However, Guru cannot assist you with unpaid invoices. Working with a new employer? SafePay has all the benefits of invoicing and offers the most payment protection! Up-front SafePay payments and dispute resolution services help you avoid unpaid invoices. You have a choice of transfer methods with which to receive your cash account funds: direct deposit, PayPal, Prepaid MasterCard, and wire transfer.

Elance | Hire freelancers and find freelance jobs instantly

Elance | Hire freelancers and find freelance jobs instantly : Elance is where people work differently.

It is an online work place where business goes to find, hire and collaborate with skilled online freelancers line yourself. Not a brag, but Elance has over 500,000 business posting and 100,000 jobs each month.

On Elance you’ll have the opportunity to work with businesses in more than 170 countries – from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

How Elance works.

To work at Elance, all you need is an internet connection and talent. You use Elance to find jobs (they will help you, making it even

easier), then you complete jobs in a secure Workroom. They also

take care of all the paperwork, plus collect and pass-on your money-due (so you’re sure to get paid). As a freelancer, working on Elance doesn’t have

to cost you a penny. You have a choice of membership options, including a free plan. They will take a nominal 8.75% service fee above and beyond your price. For example, when you submit a $500 proposal, they add their fee to your quote and pass it on (your client would see a quote of $543.75). When the work is delivered, they will deduct their $43.75 and pass the remaining $500 on to you.

Quick Guide

Step 1. Sign up:

  1.  Click the blue Register Now (it’s free) button near the center of the Elance Home Page.
  2.  Select I want to Work and click Continue OR sign up with your LinkedIn or Facebook details.
  3.  Complete the registration fields by manually entering your information OR by choosing to use your LinkedIn or Facebook details. Click Register.
  4.  Fill in your skills or areas of expertise. If you get stuck, click the Browse All Skills link to see a full list of available skills. When done, click I’m Finished. You may choose to Skip entering skills at this point; however, if you choose to Skip the Skills field must be blank.
  5.  Before proceeding, check your registered email address and click on the link sent by Elance.
  6.  After clicking the link from your email, it is now time to choose your Membership Plan. Remember your email must be verified before selecting a Membership.

Step 2. Create a profile:

  1.  Go to the Find Work button in the top navigation bar of Elance and click on Freelancer Profile.
  2.  Click the green Get Started button to begin on your profile.
  3.  On the next page you will upload your thumbnail photo, create a tagline, enter in a minimum hourly   rate, create a Freelancer overview and enter in your skills.

Step 3. Finding jobs:

  1.  Go to Find Work on the top navigation bar and choose Search Jobs.
  2.  You can browse jobs by a number of criteria: (like category, job type,  payment verified etc.)
  3.  Click the Down Arrow link or click on the job title to view the job description.
  4.  For additional information about a Client, mouseover the Client’s username.

Step 4. Submit a proposal:
1. Click on the job name.

  1. You will see a job details section on the top left of the page that quickly covers basics about the job, like when it was posted, how much time is left, where the client is located, start date, budget, job type (fixed or hourly) and more.  This gives you a quick overview of the job.
  2. Below the job details section is the job description.  Here you will also see some quick stats about the Client with the Client activity icon.  The green circles are a quick representation of how much the Client has spent on Elance as well as payment readiness status. After evaluating the job and skills required you can submit a proposal. 

  3. Enter your detailed proposal description into the box on the right hand side, including any attachments. You can expand the form to make it easier to write, view and submit your proposal. In the Proposal Description area, you can enter up to 4000 characters, and there are several rich text formatting options for you to use to make your proposal stand out even more.  In your proposal description, describe your relevant experience, qualifications, and what value you will bring to the job.
  4. Below the Description you can set the proposed Terms & Milestones for the job.  If the client awards the job to you they will have the option to accept these Terms or to propose changes to the Terms.  Once awarded you will have to confirm the Terms & Milestones to finalize the job and enter Working status.
  1. On the bottom half of the proposal submission area is the Cost & Timing section.  In this section you will indicate your cost and the estimated delivery date.  There is a calculator here that will help you determine your best proposal value for both Hourly and Fixed Price jobs.
  2. If you need clarification on the job details before completing your proposal, you may submit a bid without a price by selecting the Will Submit Amount Later.  When selecting this option you will have to update your proposal with an amount at a later time in order to have the job awarded to you.
  1. If you would like a Sponsored Placement for your proposal, check the box labeled Place mine at the top of the list for… . Your proposal will be highlighted and appear at the top of the Client’s proposal list. Only 3 sponsored placements are available per job (on a first-come, first-served basis), and Sponsored Placement requires 4 Connects.
  2. Click Preview to proceed.
  1. Review your proposal, then click Submit Proposal.

Once you submit your proposal, you can view the job on your My Jobs page, by filtering on the status ‘Hiring Open’ on the Job Status bar.  This link will shows all the jobs for which you have submitted proposals, where the bidding period is still open.

 

Step 5. Working with the client:

If the Client selects your proposal and hires you for the job, the following will occur:

  • You will receive an email notification informing you that you have been selected.
  • The job can be found on your My Jobs page, by clicking on ‘Finalizing Terms’ link in the Job Status bar.  This view will display all jobs that have been awarded to you, indicating you and the Client are negotiating the Terms.Your contact information on your profile becomes available to the Client.
  • The job’s status will change to Finalizing Terms.

Step 6. Getting paid:


At key Milestones or when you have completed the job, you will need to invoice the Client through Elance’s Billing and Payment system to receive payment for non-Escrow jobs. Once the Client receives your invoice, they will send payment via Elance’s Billing and Payment system. Learn how you can qualify for Work View Payment Protection using Tracker with Work View.
To invoice the Client:
1. Go to the Manage tab in the top navigation and click Billing in the drop-down menu.
2. Click Send Invoice from the menu on the left.
2. Select the job for which you want to send an invoice and click Next to proceed.
3. Click Request Release to request the release of funds for your completed Milestone.

Upwork – Hire Freelancers & Get Freelance Jobs Online

Upwork – Hire Freelancers & Get Freelance Jobs Online : Upwork is a global online work platform founded in 2003. It offers opportunities for web developers, logo or banner designers, article writers, translators etc. After signing up for an account, you have to create a profile that highlights your skills and experience. Next, you can browse for jobs and apply which one suits you.  Submit a cover letter that describes your qualifications and links to your profile. Using this information, the buyer selects the best candidate for the job. He may take an interview via email, phone or Skype. If hired, you’re required to provide regular work status update to the buyer and send along deliverables as they’re completed.

Join Upwork in three steps:

  1.  Sign up and select a membership plan: If you haven’t signed up already, now’s the time. Pick the Membership Plan that best matches your needs. Remember, you can change your membership plan in the future.
  2.  Create your profile: Fill out as many fields as possible to create a profile that highlights your skills, elaborates on your experience and indicates your desired hourly payment rate.
  3.  Set up your payment option: Get ready to get paid and tell us how you want to receive your earnings. We recommend setting up two fund transfer methods so that you can be paid easily.

Building a Great Profile

Successful profiles are complete, accurate, and paint a compelling picture of your skills, services and accomplishments. Your profile is your opportunity to advertise your freelance business to potential clients, and you can complete it however you think best. Here are some thoughts on how you can make a great first impression.

 

  Finding the right work

Searching for projects, and setting up your Job Feed is easy, and an important part of getting the most out of your Upwork membership. Again, while you are welcome to do what you deem appropriate, your search will help ensure that you never miss out on those project for which you are a great fit.

  1. Pick a core skill: Enter a core skill or two into the search bar to find projects that match your talents.
  2. Set Filters:  Use filters on the left-hand side of the search result page to find a more targeted list.
  3. Add to job feed: After setting your search preferences, add it to your Job Feed so you can have an ongoing, updated list of new projects that match your preferences.

Fixed-Price or Hourly Contracts

HOURLY On hourly contracts, you’re paid by the hour, making this a preferred option for many freelancers when a project requires flexibility.

Examples of projects that can work well in an hourly format include Technical Support and Accounting Advisors.

Hourly contract payments are eligible for Upwork Hourly Protection

Here’s how:

  1.  Agree to the number of authorized hours with your client via the Offer Details page.
  2.  Install and track your project time using the Upwork Team App.
  3.  Add descriptions and notes of your work to your Time Log.
  4.  Quickly address with your client, and request approval for, any changes needed to your authorized hours

FIXED-PRICE On fixed-price contracts, you’re paid a final cost for a project deliverable, or set of deliverables. This option can be ideal when the deliverable or deliverables are more clearly defined. Examples of projects well-suited for fixed-price format include Web Design and Mobile App Development. Fixed-price contract payments are protected with Upwork Fixed-Price Protection

Here’s how:

  1.  Agree to project milestones with your client, clearly outlining what you’ll deliver, when you’ll deliver it, and for how much of the total project cost.
  2.  Wait until milestones are funded before starting any work on the project.
  3.  Submit your work deliverables through the Upwork platform.
  4.  Make sure you’ve been paid for a milestone, and that the next one is funded, before continuing work.

Tips for a successful contract

  1.  Agree to final payment terms (hours, deliverables and costs) on the contract offers page.
  2.  Confirm that your client has a verified payment method on file.
  3.   Deliver work product through the Upwork platform.
  4.  Only receive payments through your Upwork account.

VigLink – Publisher Guide and Review

VigLink – Publisher Guide and Review

VigLink is a San Francisco-based, outbound-traffic monetization service for publishers, forums, and bloggers, which specializes in in-text advertising and marketing. VigLink CEO Oliver Roup founded the company in March 2009.In 2012, Oliver Roup reported VigLink was working on 5 billion pages per month. VigLink’s content monetization solution connects potential consumers to products by hyper linking particular keywords in a website’s content.The company’s technology, VigLink Insert, scans a page for words that could be potentially profitable to the publisher of the page, and connects the keyword with a product from an affiliate program. The publisher is paid when a reader clicks a link contained in the content to buy or learn more about a service or product.

Overview:

VigLink is a legitimate affiliate program where publishers can earn descent money from their website or blog. When a publisher sign up with them VigLink will provide him a code, that need to be add up on the website. Now when the page viewers will read the content and choose for buying the product, publisher will earn a huge commission. They also offer referral program. So, any publisher who will sign up VigLink via your referral link, you will get 35% flat commission from their earnings.

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Sign up to VigLink entering your email address and complete the registration process

Step 2: Then sign in and get your unique link/code from the account.

Step 3: Install VigLink

Blogger

  • Open your blogger dashboard, log in, and click on the name of the blog.
  • Select “Layout” from the menu on the left.
  • Click the “Add a Gadget” link that’s closest to the bottom of the page.
  • From the gadget list, under “basics”, select the HTML/JavaScript gadget.
  • Copy the VigLink code to your clipboard:
  • Back on Blogger’s HTML/JavaScript gadget page, paste the VigLink code under “content”. (Leave the title empty.) Click “save”.

WordPress:

  • Get API key (from each campaign you will get a unique API key) and simply download VigLink plug-in to install.
  • Upload the viglink folder to /wp-content/plug-ins/
  • Activate the plug-ins through the ‘Plug-in’ menu in WordPress
  • If you don’t already have a VigLink account, sign up at viglink.com
  • Configure the plug-in in the WordPress Settings > VigLink menu

Tumblr

  • Log into Tumblr and, from the customize page, open the “Theme” menu.
  • If you haven’t already customized your theme, click the “Use custom HTML” button at the bottom of the theme palette.
  • Copy the VigLink code to your clipboard
  • Paste the VigLink code at the bottom of the HTML, just above “</body>”.
  • Click the “Save” button at the top of the page.
  • You’re done! You can check your installation to make sure VigLink is working

Step 4: Check your click report. Through analysis of VigLink’s click-level data, you can get a better sense of where and how you’re earning revenue, whether by page, link, merchant, product, browser type, or even time of day.

Payment:  All payments are via PayPal only. There is a monthly minimum of $10.00 for payout.

AdWorkMedia – Guide and Review

AdWorkMedia – Guide and Review

AdWorkMedia is an innovative global performance marketing network featuring numerous publisher tools, including Content Lockers and the first ever Product Locker℠! Their 1,700+ incent/non-incent offer base is comprised of top converting campaigns in a variety of niches. They also feature a vast selection of U.S. & International email submits, surveys, downloads, & mobile PIN/SMS campaigns that can monetize traffic from nearly any country. AdWorkMedia’s platform and publisher tools, such as their Content Lockers & Link Lockers, are built on an in-house proprietary platform that allows us to continuously improve the publisher experience.

If you have traffic, they will monetize it! Built-in Monthly Performance Bonuses make the earnings even sweeter! Additionally, their Knowledgeable Support Team is available 7 days per week to assist you with technical/integration support, campaign optimization, and general account support.

Overview:

  • Easy Payments by Check / PayPal / ACH Direct Deposit / Wire / Payoneer / Western
  • Union / Payza
  • Built-In Performance Bonuses
  • Top Offers that Convert
  • Exclusive Publisher Tools
  • Advanced Content Locking
  • Offer Wall Platform
  • Friendly Support Available 7 days per Week
  • Flawless Tracking, Reporting, & Managing
  • Global Reach, Monetize Any Country
  • Mobile-Friendly Publisher Platform
  • Mobile Affiliate Program
  • Real-time Post back, XML, and Pixel Tracking
  • Full Campaign API for Easy Integration
  • Daily Performance Reports

 

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Join AdworkMedia as a publisher filling up the sign up form entering the your website URL.

Step 2: Log in to our account, it will take you to the account dashboard. Click on campaign and then create a new campaign. You can use their automated money-making tools such as our Content Locker, Product Locker, Offer Wall, Global Traffic Monetized, Banner Rotator, and other exclusive publisher tools. Your account earns commission each time a user completes the campaign’s required action (download, sign up, purchase, etc).

Step 3: Join their referral program to earn more. Click on Reports to check daily performance.

Payments: They deliver payments by 7 convenient methods: Check, ACH Direct Deposit, Wire Transfer, PayPal, Payoneer, Payza, or Western Union. You can change this option on your account settings.

 

Payout schedule: Payments are delivered on a default NET 30 schedule. For example, revenue earned throughout January will be paid at the end of February. Faster payment plans such as Weekly, Bi-Weekly, NET 7, or NET 15 can be set at the user’s request if certain earning thresholds are met.

Kontera is now a.mo.bee – Guide and Review

Kontera is now a.mo.bee – Guide and Review: best ad network

Amobee is a mobile advertising company providing services for large advertisers, publishers and operators. Amobee has a proprietary platform that supports existing and emerging mobile ad formats on any mobile, internet-enabled device, including gaming platforms also. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices in London, New York City, Los Angeles, Argentina, and Singapore. Amobee has run mobile advertising campaigns worldwide, serving customers such as eBay, Nokia, Skype, and Telefónica.

Overview

Amobee was founded in May 2005 by Gil Shulman, Saul Rurka and Zohar Levkovitz. In 2009. In June 2014, Amobee acquired two of it competitors; Adconion for $235M and Kontera for $150M, in an attempt to consolidate its market position. So, Kontera is now known as Amobee. It is very reliable and pays better than any other adnetworks. But you need some US traffic for that and good niches also.

Amobee content categories

Automotive, Computing & Technology, Ecommerce Education, Employment, Entertainment, Finance,  Forums & Blogs,  Gaming, Health, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Men,Women, Social Networking, Social Networking, Sports, Travel etc.

Quick Guide

Step 1: First you need to sign up with Amobee filling up the sign up form. They will send an confirmation link, click on the link and complete the registration process.

Step 2: Now add your website URL and submit it. They will review your site for approval. After getting approval you will get a welcome email.

Step 3: Setting up the ads

Blogger:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click on content link setup
  3. Look for Get your Tag  and choose the right platform blogger
  4. Select the color that you like and then copy the html code
  5. Log in to your blooger account and then templates and then Edit HTML
  6. Just paste the Amobee content link code here( before the last </html> tag and then save the templates

 

WordPress

  1. Go to publisher menu and then click on publisher tools
  2. Click on wordpress plugin and download it and save it
  3. Log in to wordpress account, click on plugin and then add new. Look for Amobee content link of  Kontera content link (if available any more) plugin and activate it. Then go to plugin settings and update your publisher id, link color etc. and save it.

 

Others:

Just copy the ad code and add it to your website HTML coding

Step 4: Now Amobee ads will displaying on your website and check reports everyday and cashout the earnings.

Payment: Minimum $50 via Paypal, Cheque or Bank wire

How to record desktop screen in windows ?

How to record desktop screen in windows 7 ?

We often need to record our desktop activity to –

  • To create demonstration videos for any software program
  • To create video tutorials for school or college class
  • To record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show technical support people
  • To create video-based information products you can sell
  • To record new tricks and techniques you discover on your favourite software program, before you forget them.

So, guys in this post I will show you one method for this purpose –

Step 1: First of all you need to install a software called Active Presenter. Look for top 7 desktop recording softwares. Click here to download

Step 2: Run the software simply after double clicking on the desktop icon. Click on New capture and then name the project and then select the folder to save the project/video. Click ok button. Now there will be new window. First of all select Full screen or custom for selecting recording area. Select audio input like microphone or system audio for gaming or movie recording and then click on start (the big red ball button.)

Cursor set up: Simply double click on the record movie/ streaming video, a new window will be opened. Select the cursor tab right above the new window and choose the desire option. Here you can hide it or highlight it or can give special effects.

Step 3: Now record your tutorial or whatever you want. After finishing the recording simply click the active presenter icon on the task bar and choose pause to pause a while, stop to finish the recording or discard for start a new one.

Step 4: Now you just created a new video. After clicking on stop button (recording) active presenter displays the recording content in a new window. The pane in the centre of the editor is called canvas. It displays all objects of the video in a preview mode. The pane at the bottom of the editor is called timeline. You can use timeline to control the preview, adjust the timing values of the objects or do other editing tasks such as cut, join, adjust volume of the media.

Step 5: Now you have created your own video simply click on the export button – choose video size, Audio preferences and output, here you can select MP4, AVI, WMV and many more video formats, choose the desire location to save the file and then click on ‘ok’ to save it.

If you have any problem regarding this tutorial just leave a comment.

ExoClick – Publisher Guide and Review

ExoClick – Publisher Guide and Review : ExoClick is a Barcelona-based online advertising company, which provides online and mobile advertising services to both advertisers and publishers all over the world via web, mobile, tablet and smart TV. ExoClick’s customers include advertisers, advertising agencies, traffic distribution partners and publishers.

Overview:

The company offers a range of advertising formats for both web and mobile including display banners, in-video ads, popunders, customizable text ads, direct links, interstitials, instant messages and mobile redirects.Advertisers have access to a global network of publisher channels from the entertainment, lifestyle, motoring, dating, games, online communities & tech/biz segments. Further targeting features include language, Geo-location, browser, OS, device and mobile carrier and three types of re-targeting are available. The company offers 24/7 customer service and a quality assurance unit checks for fraudulent activity of advertiser campaigns and guideline violations.

All publishers must follow the general guidelines listed below:

  • Websites must not use content that infringes on Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent and Trademark laws.
  • Adult websites must be at all times compliant with 18 U.S.C. 2257.
  • Websites can not promote illegal activities e.g. rape/incest/drug taking/hacking etc.
  • The use of any tools that artificially generate impressions or clicks are not permitted.
  • Websites that are under construction or lacking in content will be rejected.
  • Websites that show excessive advertising or make it difficult to view the content will be rejected

 

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Sign up first to create an Exoclick account.

Step 2: Log in to your account and click on publisher tab.

Step 3: Add your website. Click on Ad Zones and Create a new AdZones, Yes, you choose text ad, banner ad, popunder, instant message, interstitial, direct link or in-video for your website. Choose Mobile Advertising option for mobile advertising. Save the Ad Zone and copy the HTML tag.

 

Step 4: Paste the full HTML tag into the <body> in the source code of your site, and save it. Open your page in a web browser. Refresh the page if needed.

Step 5: Click on statistics tab for earning report. Choose the period or custom date, country, site (if have more than 1 site) and check stats.

 

Step 6: You can also join referral program for some extra income. Click on Referral Program and promote your referral link.

Payment : Minimum 200 Euro via Paypal, Bank Wire, Payoneer.

Hostgator V/s Bluehost hostgator hosting review 2016

Hostgator V/s Bluehost – Why Hostgator is better?

Bluehost v/s Hostgator

While hosting your website, it is really a complicated decision of which web hosting to choose. There is no dearth of web hosting companies in the industry so it becomes even more difficult to make the right decision. Users generally do not have much idea about parameters on which they should judge a web hosting provider. In this post we will make your task easier by giving you some essential facts about two major web hosting providers, Hostgator and Bluehost and hence finding out the winner among them.

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Hostgator and Bluehost both have an outstanding record of growth in the last decade. So, lets’ start comparing the two giants based on our first parameter.

Ease of Use

Most of the website owners are not computer geeks. And why they should be? E.g. Hostgator and Bluehost both provide a customized Control Panel for every user. With the help of this user friendly cPanel, users can access their websites anytime from anywhere. With Hostgator you need not doo any formality to access and understand cPanel, using it is just like a piece of cake. On the other hand, with Bluehost it becomes a daunting task for users to fully understand the functionality of the cPanel if they are not computer geeks.
Same goes with the freebies of web scripts like WordPress and Joomla. These days everyone needs these essential scripts to set up their blogs or ecommerce websites, to stay ahead of the competition. With Hostgator users get one click installation of these scripts like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magneto etc. But Bluehost offers such one-click installation only for wordpress script.
Hence, it is not difficult to see that Hostgator has emerged as a winner based on the parameter of ease-of-use.

Efficiency

Hostgator and Bluehost are both listed among top 10 hosting providers. Both of them offer a 99.9% uptime. While Bluehost believes in its own technical efficiency and maintains its own servers, Hostgator has partnered with the experts to take care of the hardware. Hostgator emerges as a winner in this race of efficiency because of a simple reason. With the help of the technical expertise Hostgator gets from its partners, there have been really less cases of data loss and theft and even if some have happened, there were proper backups because of the unlimited storage space offered by the third party.

Customer Assistance

Even if you are not a newbie, you need proper assistance from your hosting provider. Also the customer support team should be properly technically equipped so as to solve any kind of problem efficiently in a short period of time. Hostgator offers a 24/7 customer support which can be reached via phone, chat or email anytime.
Bluehost also offers good customer support as efficient as Hostgator. The Bluehost customer support can also be reached using phone, email ticket on the website or live chat anytime 24/7.
On the basis of this parameter, both Bluehost and Hostgator have proved worthy enough and there is a tie here.

Plans and Pricing:

Features Hostgator Bluehost
Disk Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Network Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited
Site  count One(Hatchling)
Unlimited (Baby Plan and onwards)
Unlimited
No. of  Free Domains Unlimited Unlimited
99.9% Uptime Guarantee Yes Yes
Free scripts WordPress, Joomla  and many  more Only WordPress
Free Toll Free No. Yes, in Business Plan No
Money  back Guarantee 45 Days Anytime
Coupons and offers Yes No
Pricing $3.96/mo(Hatchling Plan)
$6.36/mo(Baby Plan)
$10.36/mo(Business Plan)
$3.95/mo.

The most important thing that we can see from the above comparison is that Hostgator offers three shared hosting plans namely, Hostgator Hatchling Plan, Hostgator Baby Plan and Hostgator Business Plan. Through these plans Hostgator tries to cater to different customers having different business requirements e.g. if you need to start your own personal blog and personal website with just one domain name you can use Hostgator Hatchling Plan. Or if you own a small or medium-sized business then you can use Hostgator Baby Plan with unlimited Features. Also, if you own a large-sized business and need everything unlimited with a toll free number you can buy the Hostgator Business Plan. Besides these shared hosting plans, Hostgator also offers VPS hosting and reseller Plans. Hostgator offers a 45 days money back guarantee but usually users do not need it. The reason being the Hostgator 1 cent coupon, which provides the users with an opportunity to test drive the services of Hostgator for first month at an unbelievable 1 cent.

Bluehost gives a tough competition to Hostgator in a lot of features above. But its biggest failure lies in the fact that it just offers a single plan for all types of users. Simply because many times users unnecessarily need to pay for features and services that they do not use. Also Bluehost does not have any specialized plan for medium and large sized businesses with features like free toll free number. Bluehost does not offer any coupons or discount offers, users need to buy the plan first and if they do not like the services they can withdraw using any time money back guarantee. This process of money-back is time consuming and has some hidden charges too.

Based on the comparison above, both the companies are tough competitors having their own pros and cons. Bluehost is ahead of Hostgator in terms of pricing but Hostgator wins a brownie point with its efficiently crafted plans. But the real ace lies in customer satisfaction which Hostgator easily wins by its discount coupons and unlimited features. Hence, Hostgator emerges as a winner on the basis of plans and pricing.

Final Conclusion- Which one to choose?

We have done a comparison of the two titans of web hosting Hostgator and Bluehost on the basis of four important parameters. These four factors ease of use, efficiency, customer assistance and plans and pricing are the most relevant parameters for a user to choose a relevant website hosting plan. The users need to be assured of full return from their investment which only Hostgator guarantees.

In the above analysis, we have given ample of reasons why one should choose Hostgator