What to do When Your Website gets Hacked
1st off, there are NO affiliate links in this post.
This is a very special note to my readers that could save you $1,000 or more in blogging expenses this year.
What is it?
An awesome lesson learned that I’m passing on to you in the event that you ever get hacked by hackers, and they put crummy malware on your site.
I got Hacked this Week
Earlier this week I asked some friends to share my Salmon recipe to get a little extra attention on a yummy dinner dish I’d created.
Guess what? One of my blogging buds informed me that when she visited my site she was getting a warning about Malware. (XOXO Thank you Jordan for the heads up!)
What did I do?
Well, I called my host first, Bluehost. Because whenever I have a problem I call them first. They don’t remove Malware but they put me through to a third party group, SiteLock, that wanted to charge me $99 per month to protect my 1400 URLs, and an additional $24 per month for my six other domain names under the H&BH umbrella.
I asked them to send me something in writing explaining the full impact and that I would get back to them.
Then, I called an old friend.
You see, I’ve had this problem before. And a few years ago Bluehost put me in touch with WeWatchYourWebsite.com.
Guess how much Tom charges for site cleaning and 12 months of lock-down malware-free security? $40.
So, let’s do the math… $100 per month x 12 months = $1200-ish
Write this Down and Save it in your Files in case You Ever Get Hacked
Point of Contact: Thomas J. Raef
[By the way this is not an affiliate link. I just think we need to stick together on stuff like this and NOT refer each other to silly services that way overcharge for this sort of thing!]
Because Jordan helped me and Tom is helping me, and if you get hacked, it’s my chance to Pay it Forward.
Let’s get those hackers out of our space, shall we? Know someone who has been hacked? Please pass this info along. We need to have each other’s backs in this blogging space.
Let Me Introduce Myself
Hi, I’m Monica. I have an MBA in International Business, seven years of online blogging experience, and over four years of running a profitable online business at HappyandBlessedHome.com. Out of frustration over the lack of business essentials provided to bloggers, I started this blog, MonicaPruett.com. My goal is simple: to help you “Monetize Your Influence.”
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