|Plan A. Work hard at school, secure a good job, set your
sights on promotion, climb the corporate ladder, live happily ever
Reality check for Plan A. Work longer and longer hours just to make ends meet, being condemned to a life of wage slavery, drowning in sea of debt, the poverty of mind and spirit, existing to work.
Plan B. A simple yet revolutionary idea. Get out while you can.
This page contains links to tools and resources mentioned in Get Out While You Can and some that I didn't mention or have come across since.
Where to register domains
There are a number of back ordering services that can help you acquire a dotcom domain name that has not been renewed and is going to be made available again.
Pool.com – one of the best known dotcom back ordering services where you only pay if they successfully secure a name for you
Namejet.com – has the exclusive rights to auction expired domains from Network Solutions, Fabulous and eNom
Snapnames – handles expiring domain names for Melbourne IT, Moniker, Name.com and others
GoDaddy.com – exclusively handles GoDaddy and WildWest expiring domain names
UK Domain Forums
UK Domain Forum
Free website building software
KompoZer User Guide
The online version of the book chapter on how to start an internet business in under an hour using Wordpress is here.
Wordpress is very easy to use, but should you run into problems then you'll find help and support in the Wordpress Support Forums.
Beyond that, I can recommend Crafty Coding who offer WordPress installation, custom coding and maintenance among other web related services. No task to large or too small. Lisa at Crafty Coding has dug me out of quite a few Wordpress-related holes over the years.
Other website building software
Adobe Dreamweaver is the best website building software available, but it doesn't come cheap. You can get a 30 day trial version however if you want to try before you buy.
For all things website building related, try Site Wizard for excellent tutorials.
For US based hosting, I recommend Total Choice Hosting. If you are following my examples in the book, use TCH or another host that offers cPanel and Fantastico (or at the very least free Wordpress installs if you are going down that route).
I personally don't register domain names through companies that I use for hosting. If there are any problems, I like to know that I can quickly move on.
People who inspire
Individuals who never fail to educate and inspire others with their writing.
Lammo: Bedroom Affiliate
When I come across someone who can help fellow escapees, I will add their details below.
Do you need someone who can create simple, but effective websites or graphics? Try Paul Dixon Web Design.
Another web designer who gets it is Nathan Wrigley at Picture And Word.
And another web designer worth considering is Will Robinson of Xometric.
Check out all three and pick the one that best suits your needs.
Sometimes, being a writer isn't enough. Sometimes you need a copywriter. Good ones don't come cheap, but they can pay for themselves over and over. If you're in the market, I know just the man. Mark Richards at SimpleWords.
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