The Best Social Trading Platform

The Best Social Trading PlatformSocial Trading platforms are a great way to connect with other traders and learn more about the world of finance.  By following other traders, you can watch them, copy them and learn from them.  So what is the best social trading platform?  I've tried a bunch and this is my review of the best one I've found so far:

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The top Plus500 Alternatives in 2020

Plus500 is a popular CFD trading platform.  You've probably seen their ads online.  CFD trading is high risk, complex and unfortunately most people lose their money.  But not all CFD trading is the same.  While some platforms set you up for failure, others are genuinely trying to help you trade.

So here are some Plus500 alternatives that will hopefully help you have more success with CFD trading.  Remember that no matter what platform you use, CFD trading is still risky and your capital is always at risk.  So never invest more than you can afford to lose.

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How to trade stocks using Bitcoin and SimpleFX

SimpleFX LogoHave you ever wanted to use your Bitcoin for more than just hodling?  Have you ever wanted to buy and sell stocks using Bitcoin?  Well now you can thanks to the SimpleFX trading platform.  In this guide I'm going to show you show to get started trading stocks using Bitcoin and the SimpleFX platform.

Why trade stocks using Bitcoin?

  • Enhanced Privacy – Privacy is a real concern for many people these days.  I know that I don't enjoy having to upload identity docs to trading platforms.  I'm always worried they will get hacked and my details stolen.  Privacy is becoming more and more important.
  • Use Your Bitcoin – turn your Bitcoin into more Bitcoin!  The days of being able to become a millionaire just by holding Bitcoin are over.
  • Speed – You can sign up, deposit and start trading all within an hour.  No need to wait for verification delays.

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Start your own Forex Affiliate Blog

start a forex affiliate blogAre you a forex trader or popular investor?  Are you looking to grow your income and make more money beyond your trading profits?  Then starting a forex affiliate blog could be an excellent way to do just that.

If you're knowledgeable about trading and forex, but don't know how to get started with blogging, then make sure you read this getting started guide:

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Top Investing Apps you can try in 2020

top investing appsDid you know that if you're currently saving money in a bank account, you're probably losing money.   That's all thanks to inflation.  Over time your money is worth less and less.  That's why decades ago you were able to buy a house for $10k and why just a few years ago a cup of coffee cost a little less.  If your bank is only paying you between 0-1% interest and inflation on average is around 3%, the simple maths says you're losing wealth.

Because of this, people who are smart with their money choose to invest rather than just save.  So here are some of my picks for the top investing apps in 2020:

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Making money with Acorns

Did you know that you could be making money from your spare change?  Instead of just leaving it sitting around doing nothing – like most people do – why not use micro-investing and invest it in diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds.

I've been using Acorns for the past couple of years and it really does work.  I'm going to share with you how much money I've made using Acorns and how you too can do the same thing.

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Use SEMRush to Get more traffic

semrush trafficThe more traffic you have the more money you can make.  It's a pretty simple concept.  But what's not simple is how you actually get that traffic.  It can sometimes seem like a bit of a dark art, with so much conflicting information.  So it's best to stick to the basics.  And for my basic SEO work I like to use SEMRush.

I started using SEMRush a little over a year ago, to help build traffic to my authority and niche sites, and I managed to increase traffic across the board.

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Has Your Blog Outgrown Shared Hosting?

YStatsou probably already know if your blog has outgrown shared hosting.  It might be experiencing outages.  It might go down whenever one of your posts go viral.  Or you just might be wanting to install a plugin that isn't supported on shared hosting.

You could suffer through, or you could move up to something more suitable.  The truth is, at some point pretty much every wordpress blog is going to struggle on shared hosting.  This is because shared hosting is just that…. its shared. If another website on your server suddenly gets insanely popular, your site is going to suffer.    And let's be honest – downtime is a bitch!  It not only affects your rankings, but it can lose you customers and revenue.

So what are the other options?  Here are some ideas I put together.

Start Using Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a free utility that gives your website a CDN (content delivery network), lots of performance enhancements, and some additional security features too.   Using cloudflare all your js, css and images will be delivered to your visitors from Cloudflare servers.   Meaning less load on your shared hosting.

I think pretty much everyone should use Cloudflare on their wordpress blogs.  Not only will it speed up your site, it will make it more secure.  Plus its free!

Try Grid Hosting

Most people think that after shared hosting, the next step up is a VPS.  They are wrong.  Instead they should try grid hosting.  It basically gives you the same easy to use interface as shared hosting, but your site is hosted across numerous servers.  That way, if one server goes down, your site will remain online.

Mediatemple offers the best Grid Hosting.  I would know – I host my site there and experience no downtime.  They offer 1-click wordpress installs, which makes running a blog easy.  And your site will be able to handle waaaay more traffic than it could on Shared Hosting.


I honestly wouldn't recommend it.  Why?  Unless you are a server pro, there is no way you are going to be able to secure your site.  It's gonna get hacked!  Trust me.  I'm a programmer, and even I don't setup my own servers – it takes an expert.   So you're gonna have to pay someone.  And then you're gonna have to pay for your server as well.