I often see people acquiring resources without the proper planning, ideas, or knowledge about how best to implement those resources. It’s important in business to ensure you are maximizing utility while also minimizing unnecessary costs. Rushing out and blowing a couple hundred bucks a month even though you don’t have a plan to recoup the investment is a sure-fire recipe for disaster.
So I encourage you to consider that much of what you wrote can easily apply to other resources as well including: SEO services, bots and software packages, educational materials, membership based services and products, etc…
Sometimes you have to learn the hard way as buying monthly subscription plans can add up and bring your net worth down or even put you in debt.
There are many reasons getting a VPS early can make a difference if you plan your growth, but it can also lead to disarray.
Below are the recommended steps to have completed before getting into a server providers hands.
If you don’t have one or more of these inclusions it could rip your hopes, wallet and dreams apart due to the complexicity and dire need to narrow down and be specific enough to get your hands in the right direction with things like dedicated servers and VPS’s.
1) Find a method
2) Plan & Implement manually
3) Scale Manually
4) Document menial tasks
5) Find shortcuts to each step
6) Find a bot or use imacros to allow for seamless ease of incorporation
7) Find and develop plans for using the bot
8) Get a functioning bot running
9) Do this multiple times to run at least 2 CPU cores every day
10) Get a VPS capable of handling just enough of all your bots
11) Run bots 24/7 with proper delays and limitations
12a) Scale up or down your VPS budget based on making enough from side monetization streams to allow for exactly or near enough payments to get your money’s worth out of your VPS.
12b) Have enough future / potential out of your idea and usage of your VPS to make it worth your effort and handle your bills to be paid in order to continue receiving the service without going under.
~ Optional Step: Analyze multiple profit stream opportunities and get proven results to cover sudden bursts or breaking points that could hinder consistent results.
~ Always validate and investigate new trends to have additional uses for a VPS.
Your good to go.
Hope this helps… As most methods posted nowadays have people suggesting VPS’s or those asking for a VPS especially have a right to know if they can even handle the responsibility without a proven idea.
Scale with caution.