Blogger Interview: 5 Questions with Lisa Irby

Introduction: Lisa Irby

Lisa Irby

Today, I am honored to have Lisa Irby from 2 Create A Website to answer a few questions for us. Lisa is a successful professional blogger and affiliate marketer who started during the early years of Internet marketing (1998). For those of you who don’t already know Lisa , although I doubt there is anyone who doesn’t, you can find all about her and what she does here.

Without further ado, here goes my Q&A session with Lisa Irby.

Q1: Lisa, I am so glad that you are here with us today. I knew that affiliate marketing was your very first job back in the college days. What other things we can know about you?

I am a sports fan, love bowling and I dabble in music arrangement in my free time.  I’m not that good at the latter, but it’s fun. :)

Q2: 14,676 Twitter followers, 12,481 Facebook fans, and 58,034 YouTube subscribers. You are a huge success in Internet marketing. What is your secret recipe?

Being able to present content in a way that is conversational and relatable is so important when connecting with an audience.  That is something that I’ve aimed to do since day 1.  That kind of presentation resonates with people.

Q3: Where is 2CreateAWebsite.com hosted right now?

LunarPages.

Q4: Are you happy with your web host? What makes you choose them in the first place?

I am.  I chose LunarPages after a bad experience with one of the big-name hosting companies so a friend referred me to LunarPages.  One thing I like about the smaller companies is they often have better support and I also wanted to host with a company that was independently owned.

What a lot of people don’t know is some of the larger hosting companies were bought out and often times service suffers.  And since I needed dedicated hosting, I didn’t want to use one of those.

So that’s why I chose to go with a smaller, independently owned company.  Even though LunarPages is not as well-known, they have been around a long time and have a great track record.  They also have extremely friendly customer support.

Because they are smaller, they can’t compete with the pricing of some of the other hosts I usually recommend to my readers, but I was OK with paying a bit more for better service.

I will say though, most of the larger name companies are fine for most people – especially if they are just on shared hosting – which is most people today. For example, I do still use GoDaddy for other projects because I am also a reseller and their customer support has been great for my customers.

Q5: I believe you and I both agree that a web host could make or break a website. What’s your advice for those who are choosing a web hosting provider for the first time?

Ask around.  Also give their support staff a test run before you buy.  Send them an email and see how long it takes them to respond.  Don’t tell them you are a potential customer because they may put on their “best.”

That’s all for my questions. Do you have any additional comment?

Thank you.

Follow Lisa Irby on Twitter @2CreateAWebsite,  Google Plus +Lisa Irby, and her YouTube channel.