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I’m switching mailing list providers

Hi everyone. I just wanted to let those of you that are subscribed to this blog’s mailing list know that I’ll soon (like n the next few days) be switching mailing list providers. So from that point onwards all my mailing list broadcasts will become from Ymlp (Your MailingList Provider) instead of Aweber.

Why switch? Well, the only reason is cost. I like Aweber, but finance are a bit tight for me recently, so I have to cut costs where I can and Ymlp offers the same service at a much more economical rate. Also I rarely send out e-mails so I can’t justify paying $29 for a service that I infrequently use. However, aweber is great if you’re one of those big shot online marketers who sends e-mail on a very regular basis and you need advanced analytics and other such fancy pants features.

So yeah just a heads up that my next broadcast will be coming from Ymlp so don’t panic, unsubscribe, or flag the e-mail as spam. It will still show in the “From” field as “Alan’s Forex Blog” so you know it will be from me.

Thanks for your attention and I wish you all the best.

Cheers,

Alan

My Forex VPS platform is officially open for business

forex vps nirvana logo

Hi everyone. I am very excited to announce that the proposed forex VPS platform I discussed a while back (here, here and here) is finally ready and open for business!!

I would like to apologize to all of you who expressed interest for making you wait so long. I learned a valuable lesson about overestimating development time.

The name I chose for the site/business is Forex VPS Nirvana in honor of the forum where I first announced the idea.

The price for an account is still the same $45/month that I promised everyone at the very beginning.

For more info or to sign-up please visit the Forex VPS Nirvana homepage at:

http://www.forexvpsnirvana.com

Cheers,

Alan

My Forex VPS solution will look like this

Forex VPS

Hi!

As you may have noticed over the past two week or so I’ve been blogging about my intention to start my own Forex VPS hosting venture (I first blogged about this here). I’m glad to report that it is now more than an intention. I am nearly 100% sure I have enough interested traders to get the vps solution up and running.

In light of this I think I should post some images to show you how the VPS platform will look like. All these were taken from a fully functional vps account on the new platform. So permit me to show you how the platform will appear from a user’s point of view.

1) This first image shows what you will see the very first time you log into the VPS platform. Bear in mind that you have to choose beforehand in your vps control panel which broker’s platform you wish to install. I used FXDD purely as an example but you should be aware that the platform will offer you a large selection of mt4 brokers.

2) Once you’ve created a demo account or bypassed the demo account creation process and logged into your live account you should be presented with the main MT4 window:

3) In the image below you see me attaching an expert advisor (EA) to the chart. You do however have to first upload it to your EA library or use any of the preinstalled EAs. But once you have an expert advisor uploaded it will show up in the Expert Advisors section in the Navigator window. Trust me when I say uploading EAs to your vps account will be as easy as it can get – you won’t have to mess around with FTP or anything else.

4) Adding indicators and manipulating charts is just the same as it would be if you were running the trading platform on your own computer – nothing different.

If you wish to see any other parts of the vps platform or have questions that I can address please feel free to either leave a comment here or join the forex nirvana forum and post your question in this thread.

If you haven’t seen any of my other posts that relate to this topic checkout the following blog posts:

1) My own Forex VPS solution – anyone interested?
2) Update and clarification of my proposed Forex VPS solution
3) New Forex VPS solution – We’re almost there!

Now if you’re excited to get on board this vps platform once it goes live please sign-up for the following mailing list (link below) and I will notify you when the platform goes live:

Forex VPS Mailing List Sign-Up

Thank you for your attention and support!

Best of luck with your trading!

Cheers,
Alan

New Forex VPS solution – We’re almost there!

Forex VPS

Hello everyone. Alan here with an update regarding the
Forex VPS solution I blogged about a week or two ago.

I am glad to report that I *almost* have the minimum number
of interested traders on board necessary to setup this
powerful forex hosting/vps solution. So far I’ve got 98
traders on board. There is till room for more so if you are
still “on the fence” please give it a second consideration.

If by any odd chance you did not read my previous blog
posts, here are two links to blog posts I made regarding
this forex vps solution.

This is the original post where I introduced my intentions
to the world.

1) http://alansforexblog.com/2011/02/10/my-own-forex-vps-solution-anyone-interested/

This next post is where I respond to some frequently asked
questions I received.

2) http://alansforexblog.com/2011/02/15/update-and-clarification-of-my-proposed-forex-vps-solution/

In addition to these two links if you happen to be a
forex marketer or if you own a forex related website or
mailing list I recommend you become my affiliate. This
way you can earn some good money by promoting a
service traders will find useful. You can find out details
here:

http://alansforexblog.com/2011/03/21/my-forex-vps-affiliate-program/

I’ll keep you posted on the latest but for now
“we’re almost there” pretty much sums up where this new
forex venture stands. Let’s be optimistic. Once I have a
few more people on board I feel confident that I’ll setup
one sweet forex vps platform for all of us to use.

For now please checkout the links I posted above. You will
find links to the “interest mailing list” subscription form
on all the posts, but for your convenience I shall post it here
as well:

http://forms.aweber.com/form/61/1676955861.htm

As always if you have any questions please feel free to
give me a shout.

Many pips to you!

Cheers,
Alan

My Forex VPS Affiliate Program

Hi there!

A week or so back I made a post announcing to the world my intentions to start my own Forex VPS company (see this link) and the response has been great so far. However there is still room for maybe 50 or so interested clients. This is where I am going to need your help. The way I thought it would be best to ask for help is to allow people to become affiliates of this forex vps venture. No doubt you can see how this would be a win-win situation.

If you happen to have a forex related website or mailing list you can earn a stable monthly income just by sending out an e-mail or making a blog/website post.

First off I would recommend that you checkout this link to learn the details of the forex vps solution.

Now that you know what it’s all about and the necessary details I bet you can’t wait to join the affiliate program. Well before you get to that part let’s discuss the all important factor of  what and how much you get out of it. I was thinking a reasonable commission to offer would be 25% of the company’s profits. I am planning on raising that commission level later on as efficiencies of scale lower my overall infrastructure costs, but for now 25% is what I can offer you for your help.

Factoring in the expected infrastructure costs for the first year I’ve calculated that 25% of the profit per customer comes out to $3 /month per customer for YOU. I’ve dome some research into it and this is roughly what most of the other forex vps companies pay their affiliates.

As I mentioned in the post where I introduced this vps solution, at the moment I do not have a website yet that you can refer traders to because there is a minimum number of interested traders that I need to have on board and I haven’t reached that goal yet. So until that goal gets met I’m afraid I’m going to have to set this affiliate program in a bit of “ghetto” way. The wayt I’ve done it with the two affiliates that have joined me is like this:

1) I setup a dedicated aweber mailing list for each affiliate. Then the affiliate can pass on the link to the mailing list join form to their clients/viewers.

2) The affiliates then send out a e-mail blast / website post asking their viewers/mailing list members whether they’d be interested in signing up for the forex vps solution once it goes live.

3) Traders they refer will continue to sign-up for the special mailing list I setup each affiliate.

Once my forex vps solution goes live I am going to manually move all the clients that signed-up for a particular affiliate’s mailing list into that affiliate’s dedicated affiliate account.

This is only a TEMPORARY solution/method to join my affiliate program. Later on once I have the entire infrastructure up and running I’ll have a formal affiliate program with referral links and all that good stuff.

So if you’re interested in joining my forex vps affiliate program all you have to do is fire off an e-mail to alan [-at-] alansforexblog.com (replace the -at- with the @ symbol) and let me know.

Thanks for your attention!

I hope to have you on board as an affiliate!

Cheers,

Alan