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Yes, we have an attractive Referral Programme, although we do not run our own Affiliate Programme.
At Quick on the Net, a very high percentage of new sales come from 'word of mouth' referrals. People like using our site-builder service and we value this method of promotion.
This is our way of saying 'Thank You' for spreading the news about Quick on the Net. It's also an opportunity for you to indirectly make money from your website.
This is not a high-tech Referral Programme and it does not rely on cookies or complex technology. In fact, like everything we do, it's quick, simple and easy!
You can refer another client by any method, including:
Or word of mouth
What do I get?
If you put forward any clients for a new website and they subsequently sign-up to Quick on the Net, you will receive a free month on your monthly payment plan.
If you are on a single payment plan e.g. 1 year term, we will provide the bonus free month at the end of your term, when your website reaches its renewal date. In other words, we will pop another month onto the end of the term, free of charge.
If you have more than one website with us, in the interest of generosity, your bonus will be based on your highest value monthly payment in your website portfolio at Quick on the Net. In other words, we will provide a free month for your most expensive website.
How do I qualify?
We have 2 simple rules.
1) To qualify, you must be an existing client and have a live website with us.
2) Our sign-up form (checkout form) contains the following question:
How did you find out about Quick on the Net?
To qualify, the referred client (the new customer) must mention your name (as the referring website owner) in response to this question during the sign-up procedure.
And that's it! We'll take it from there and contact you immediately.
We cannot reward referrals by another method.
We cannot accept retrospective referrals.
We cannot reward a referral partner 'after the event', if the new client has not mentioned your name in the sign-up form, as outlined above.
There are no limits
This initiative is unlimited and you can qualify for and receive as many referral bonuses as you like.
Using your internet browser, we give you password access to our unique Web Site Builder tools, which allow you to manage your own website. When you make changes and update your site, the results are immediate. And of course, because it's all online, you can make changes at a time that's convenient to you.
It's a powerful solution, but powerful doesn't necessarily mean complicated. When you build a website at QuickontheNet.com, our system is easy to use, yet it is very robust and secure.
Yes, that is no problem. This is also known as 'Ads by Goooooogle', or simply 'Google AdSense'.
Yes, you can display both Google AdSense and Google Search in your website. In fact, this gives Quick on the Net a significant advantage over the other site-builder solutions. More importantly, it means that you can make money from your website!
However, there are lots of cool photo library websites out there for you to consider.
If you want to add high-quality library photos to your website, we recommend iStock, where you will find the fastest growing collection of royalty-free stock photography in the world.
It's free to sign up and there are no subscription fees. To register, all you need to do is click the iStockphoto graphic below and then click the 'sign up free' button.
How Cheap Is It?
For website design, you can normally use low resolution stock photography and it only costs $1 per photo! The price is cheap, but the image quality is very impressive indeed.
As you create your own website design, you can browse and search for the photos you require. The iStockphoto image library contains over half a million files and a staggering 11,000 new images are added each week. Every image is reviewed for quality and legal integrity by a worldwide network of highly qualified inspectors.
Enter your keywords and then search, browse and select the images you would like to add to your website. Unless you need to zoom right into a small part of your photo, you should find that the low resolution option works perfectly well for you.
Yes, we have a Reseller Programme and an attractive Referral Programme.
If you have a creative eye for design and style, this is your opportunity to take advantage of our unique Reseller Programme. It's an opportunity for you to build websites using our easy-to-use website builder tools and make money from your creative talent.
To help you on your way, we will give you a free website. It's a buy one, get one free deal! At a glance, the scheme embodies the following key features:
You have at least one of your own websites on our low-cost monthly payment plan, which includes the web builder tools and hosting service. If you want, this could be your portfolio site.
You can charge your clients (customers) a fee for your web design service. The price you charge is entirely up to you. In fact, we are not involved and you should reach a pricing agreement with your clients.
You get a free demonstration site, or demo site. You can think of your demo site as a non-business site, which you can use for testing, trying out new ideas, or building a 'proof of concept' site for your own prospective new business clients.
You can enjoy the full benefits of our Website Builder Referral Programme when your client signs up to QuickontheNet.com. In fact, your referral bonus benefits are not limited to your own clients. You will benefit if any new QuickontheNet.com customer credits you as their referrer.
Free help and support for both you and your clients. Make full use of our excellent help tools and please contact us if you have any problems at all.
Your customers can enjoy the benefits of QuickontheNet.com when you're finished doing the design work. They get a username and password, so they can log in, add information, edit the web content and maintain their own site. It's quick, easy and simple! Of course, this leaves you free to concentrate on your creative services.
This scheme is not limited to the UK. We welcome designers and creative people from across the globe and we already have an expanding customer base on the European mainland, Eastern Europe, the Republic of Ireland, the US, Canada and Australia. In support of our global efforts, we trade online using five major currencies: British Pound, Euro, US Dollar, Australian Dollar and Canadian Dollar.
We cannot say exactly how long it will take to get your site listed. Sometimes it is very quick and it can even happen 24 hours after going live. However, the timescale can vary for each search engine.
You can normally expect your website to be listed in the search engines within a few weeks, however, it can take up to two or three months.
Please consider that this is the free listing or non-sponsored listing which appears on search engine results.
Quick! If you want to get more website traffic (and more business prospects), you can boost the performance of your website and list your site in the pay per click section on leading search engines.
Website Promotion Service
We recommend Overture for this site marketing and promotion service. It is made up from a network of some of the most well-known and prolific search engines in the internet world:
Yahoo UK and Ireland
Overture is a Yahoo company and you can sponsor your website on the Sponsored Links or Pay Per Click section on the following search engine websites:
You can buy a domain from many different sources, but please be aware that not all providers offer a prompt and friendly service and many will charge you for additional services, such as email forwarding and IP forwarding.
Yes, you can use your existing web domain with your Quick on the Net website. For example, if you already have www.thisismycompany.com, then why not use it for your site.
Please click here for more details on domain name registration for website design.
In fact, we always encourage our website clients to register their own domain name(s).
We have absolutely no interest in gaining ownership of your domains. We like our clients manage their own domain registration and also take care of domain renewals, which occur every 1 or 2 years (or perhaps longer, if you have registered for a longer period of time e.g. 5 years).
If someone or some company is doing the domain registration on your behalf, it is important to ensure that they enlist you (or if you prefer, your business) as the legal owner of the domain(s), to give you the total freedom to transfer your domain at a later date and also to avoid any unnecessary disputes at a later date.
Free website hosting is included as part of our website builder service at Quick on the Net. However, if you already have your own website and you are simply looking for a new web hosting provider, you have 2 main options to consider:
Rebuild your website using our site-builder toolkit
Host your existing website with another web hosting service provider
1. Rebuild your Website using our Site-builder
Our website builder tools are extremely easy to use and you would be surprised at just how quick and easy it is to rebuild your current website.
This will allow you to improve the design of your current site and take full advantage of our internet features, such as contact forms, photo galleries, site search, e-commerce integration and search engine optimisation. The list goes on...
E-mail forwarding will be organised through your domain provider, and not through QuickontheNet.com. It is quite simple to arrange, it can normally be set up using the domain control panel and you can normally specify numerous email addresses.
For example, if you sign-up on the 1st of the month, then your next monthly payment will occur on the 1st day of the following month. Similarly, if you sign-up on the 25th of the month, then all your monthly payments will occur on the 25th. Simple!
Yes, it's possible to link your website to a WorldPay payment page, however you will have to set up your own WorldDirect e-commerce merchant trading account at WorldPay.
Please click here for more details on WorldPay e-commerce integration.
Whenever you download your own photos from your digital camera to your computer, they will be very large in size.
If you consider that your camera images will be between 2,000 pixels and 5,000 pixels wide, they are much too big for use on a photography gallery website, since most people in the world browse the internet at only 1024 pixels wide:
Is it possible to build a photo gallery which goes across the screen, rather than straight down the screen?
Yes indeed, that is possible. You need to use Microsoft Internet Explorer on a PC to build your image gallery in this manner. The end result appears as a grid of thumbnail images and this is what it looks like when you are finished:
We have not placed any limit on this. However, in the interest of making your website user-friendly for visitors to your site, we suggest that you do not place more than 30-50 or so images in each gallery.
No, we have not placed any limit on the number of pages which you can create.
We want you to create as many web pages as you need for your website and there is no restriction.
We believe this gives you a significant cost saving, since many other site-builder solutions will charge you for extra web pages. For instance, most site-builders have a price for 5 web pages, with a sliding increase in cost for 10 pages, 20 pages, 30 pages and so on.
Let's face it, when you start to build a website, how can you know exactly how many pages you will need? Also, your website is sure to grow, so we don't wish to hold you back.
If you make full use of our gallery feature, you can create a layer of 'second level' web pages. In other words, these pages are only revealed when you click a gallery menu button. This technique allows you to keep your website clean, simple and minimalist in its appearance.
Yes, you can add HTML to your website. If you already know a little bit of HTML programming, or, if you are a skilled in writing HTML code, you can add the code and enhance your website.
When you are editing Pages or Galleries, just click on <> to reveal the raw HTML code. You can modify the code and copy/paste code from other sources.
It is important to mention that you do not need any HTML skills at all to design and build a great website using our site-builder. However, if you already know a few tricks with HTML, then you can apply them to your website.
For example, you might wish to add:
Live Share Prices
Live Weather Reports
Live Sports Reports
Live Currency Exchange Rates
Live Snow Reports
Most live RSS feeds are available free of charge and they will often contain some form of sponsorship or advertising. They can certainly spice up your website and here are a few examples for you to consider...
If you manage a football club website, then you may wish to add a live sports feed from the BBC. It's available for free and you can determine exactly what type of feed you would like to receive e.g. local or international; general sports or just soccer.
Mozilla Firefox is the very latest web browser. This award-winning software is the fastest growing browser in the internet world. Firefox is extremely quick and it comes with pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, and privacy and security features.
The Firefox browser is now available with an integrated Google Toolbar, providing you with instant access to Google search, SpellCheck, and Autofill.
The html editor in the Quick on the Net site builder toolkit does not support Firefox. The html editor (or rich-text editor) will only operate on Microsoft Internet Explorer on a PC. The editor has been designed to integrate and take full advantage of Microsoft's standard text-editing tools.
With that in mind, we suggest you jump in to IE if you wish to format the appearance of your website text.
The most important thing to remember is that your Quick on the Net website will look great and perform quickly when your website customers visit and browse your website using a Firefox Browser.
Yes, we believe it is. Let's face it, kids love the internet!
However, the website owner must be over 18 years old.
Parents who wish to allow their children, or teachers who wish to allow their school pupils access to www.QuickontheNet.com should assist them in setting up any sites and supervise their access to the site-builder tools.
Our prices are governed by UK tax laws. The price we charge you depends on what you are using Quick on the Net for and where you are located. To calculate whether or not you need to pay VAT, simply go to our website prices, use the drop-down menus and press the 'GO' button.