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How To MAKE MONEY With Facebook Ads In 2020

How To MAKE MONEY With Facebook Ads In 2020

If you’re looking to make money with Facebook ads in

make money 2019 then these are the four simple steps that you need to do in order to get started and Actually be successful with your Facebook advertising now These are the same four steps that I use in this past year in 2018 to make money well over 2 million dollars

with my Facebook advertising

So with that said, let’s jump into the content so you can know exactly how to get started even if you are a complete beginner to have no experience with Facebook advertising now the first most
Important thing that you have to have is you have to have an offer you have to have some product or service that you’re selling And ideally you want it to be a higher-ticket item now I’ve talked with some beginners when it comes to Facebook advertising and they want to get started with a fifty dollar product and the truth is you’re just
Really never gonna make money those numbers work because it’s too expensive to generate a lead and to get those leads and to see your offer
To really become profitable with a fifty dollar product So if you are a real estate agent, which I work with a lot of Realtors this is an

Amazing space to be in because you obviously have a pretty high ticket offer when you sell a home you make a pretty big Commission

or if you’re selling some product or service that is for a thousand dollars or even more or If you have a continuity type of offers like for example, I have a software It’s 99 bucks a month
If I know that my lifetime value over the course of that customer is going to be like 8 to 10 months I know that over those eight to 10 months. I will be making an 800 to 1000 dollars from that customer and so I know it’s gonna be worth the money to spend on lead generation to be able to go Through and acquire that customer so number one
Once again, you just gotta have an offer and ideally, it’s a higher ticket offer and what I talk about higher ticket I would say at least $500 or more or you have some type of continuity offer if it’s maybe a lower ticket? But it’s 50 to 100 or maybe 200 dollars every single month so that you know if it costs you 200 or even 300 dollars to acquire that customer that you’re gonna be making $500 or $1,000 or even more on the long run?

Okay

so that brings us into the second key point when it comes to actually making money with your facebook advertising and make money that is focusing 100% on lead
The generation now the truth is I get comments all the time on my youtube channel of people saying hey Jason
What is the best advertising campaign to go get more followers on Instagram or more likes on my Facebook page or more?
Subscribers on YouTube and the truth is guys. It’s really not ideal and it’s not cost-effective to go after Followers on your Facebook page or
  • Instagram account or your YouTube channel?
  • But you want to do is you want to first generate the lead?
present them with your offer and then if they don’t take your offer or even if they do Then you can invite them to follow you on Instagram on your Facebook page on your YouTube channel or wherever else you post Content because the truth of it is you’re only gonna have about 2 to 3 percent of the leads generated right away Actually take action if you have a decent sales message
And so now you’ve got 97 to 98% of those leaves generated. That actually didn’t buy from you But then if you invite them to follow you on Instagram on Facebook
On YouTube and they’re getting indoctrinated with your content you’re adding massive value then maybe a couple weeks or a couple months down the road They’ll be like, oh, yeah. I remember that Jason guy. I’m actually gonna take him up on his offer
He’s got great content and I’m gonna go buy whatever he has to sell So when you’re setting these ads up makes you’re going through and choosing the website conversions Objective or the lead form objective whatever you want
I like to do the website conversion sending people to a landing page to generate that lead and then after you get that lead Present them with your offer through a sales video or maybe you jump on a phone call schedule appointments something like that and then once again if they do not buy or even if they do
Then invite them to follow you on all your different social media platforms get them on your email list and provide massive value So later on you can hopefully go through and acquire more customers from those leads You initially generated to make money and more money and make the sale.
Alright, so the third step So at this point guys, we have or off we have our higher ticket offer Okay, we’ve gone through and we’re focusing on lead generation Now it all comes down to are
Targeting with our Facebook ads now the first audience that we want to target with our Facebook ads is our warm audience for our hot
Audience now in marketing and advertising. You’ve got your cold audience. You got your warm audience. You’ve got your hot audience
Basically, your hot audience is like your family and friends where no matter what you do. They’re gonna support you they’re gonna go through and they’re gonna buy through you like let’s say you’re a realtor and if someone’s gonna go through and buy or
Sell a home. They’re like, oh man. I love Jason. I’m just gonna go through and use him and that’s your hot audience Whereas your warm audience are maybe friends from high school or from college. They know who you are They like you they trust you
But you’re probably not the first go to just because you’re not really top of mind and then you’re cold audience is Basically people who have no idea who you are They’ve never even heard of you and they have no idea what you’re offering So it takes a little bit more convincing to actually have them do business with you
so the easiest best place that you want to start is with your warm audience and this hot audience which one of the likely your
The hot audience is already kind of gonna know who you are
but obviously you can kind of like throw them in this whole bundle of your warm audience and your hot audience and this is people
Who has visited your website this is anyone who has maybe engage with your Facebook page or they follow you on Facebook on Instagram on
YouTube they’re subscribed to your channel, maybe they’ve watched some videos on your YouTube channel, and basically they are somewhat Indoctrinated by you and your business or this could even be a list of leads
So maybe you’ve been doing business for a while now and you have a bunch of contacts. We’ve got this database You’ve got their name their phone number their email address maybe you have their actual physical address and what we can do with Facebook is we can upload these as custom audiences and say hey
We only want to show our ads to these exact people Because we know these exact people they already know who we are They already like us they trust us and so our ads are gonna perform That much better now
another key thing to keep in mind is this is the best place to start because if you’re not able to have success with your Facebook ads and generate a lead a decent cost and even have your sales message actually convert with this warm audience Then once you take it to a cold audience
Once you start to really expand your marketing your sales message and really grow your business. It’s not gonna work at all Okay, So your warm audience is generally gonna perform about three to five times better
Than anything that you’re gonna be doing in a called audience because remember your cold audience has no idea who you are
They don’t necessarily like like you already because they have no idea who you are
They don’t necessarily trust you. And so you got to build that rapport and have a really solid A Facebook ad to capture their attention a really solid landing page to actually go through grab their contact information and then a Solid sales message that you can actually sell your services. So let’s say that your ads are absolutely killing it
They’re working amazingly well with your warm audience and then you want to go through and expand your mark
You want to scale your business and take it to more of this cold audience? Now the cool thing about Facebook is what we can do is create what is called?
look-alike audiences
So this is audience of people who look just like your past customers or look just like people that have visited your website or people look just like people that have already been in your Lee’s database are your Contacts maybe your friends or family or anything like that
And basically what Facebook does is they go through and they see? Ok, these are their past clients This is what their facebook profiles look like. This is the age range. This is kind of like their income demographic
This is where they live and these are their habits their online purchase behaviors Which they’ve got a whole lot more information on the back end of the Facebook algorithm
Then you even have inside of the Facebook Ads manager And so what they do is they create a look-alike audience
So people that look just like your past clients and they go create this new audience of this cold audience But it’s more likely to perform very well for you because these are all people That are very similar to your existing clients
And so when you go and create this look like audience Facebook will put together an odd of a minimum two million people across the United States or whatever country you’re targeting and you’re able to scale your Budget and your ads and your lead generation and everything because you just have a lot bigger audience to work with. All right
So now the fourth and final step of how to actually be successful with your Facebook advertising If you’re actually looking to make money
which honestly guys if you’re not looking to make money with Facebook ads then I highly recommend just not even worrying about it because that’s Pretty much the whole goal of marketing or advertising for any business
So first you need to have an offer and you need to have somewhat of a higher ticket offer Second, you to focus solely on lead generation
that you can go through and pitch your Product or service to these people and then follow up with these people
and then hopefully maybe get more sales down the road then third you want to focus on your targeting and focus on your warm audiences your hot audiences and then Expand to the cold audiences But the look like audiences so they look just like your past
Clients and then number four is you need to constantly?
make money, Tweak and optimize your ads and your offer and everything. And so it’s always converting for your business now the biggest mistake that most
Entrepreneurs make or most people that want to start making money online or anything like that is they’ll go through and they’ll get an offer And to work for a second and then all of a sudden they’ll create a new offer and they’ll go through and make that work For a second and then they’ll create something new where you can’t really scale like that because you’re always having to create new products
Always trying to create new marketing and advertising material and believe me guys It takes a lot of work and it takes a lot of time
Where you need to go through and just focus in on making your product better You need to go through a focus on making your marketing your stats your lead generation your Facebook Ads everything better so that you can optimize That one offer that you have now, there are many times where I fall prey to this
I want to go through and create new offers and all this stuff But the truth is over the last two and a half years. I’ve been running the same
Exact offer. I have gone through and rewritten my webinar multiple times to make money online. I’m always creating new Facebook ads. I’m always creating Variations of my landing page and I’ve got it down pretty much to a science where I know exactly
What ads are probably gonna perform extremely well?
And once I’ve gone through a test and added a small level I’ll go and I’ll scale that up and then I’ve got the same Exact sales message, but I make sure that I’m making tweaks to see okay Is this gonna work better than this or is this gonna work better than that?
But keep in mind as you’re going through and making tweaks and optimizing only make one change at a time because the truth is if you go through and you change the image of the ad and then you change the headline of the ad or you change the landing page what it actually says the landing page you’ve changed so many things that if Your results improve or they get worse or whatever it is. You have actually no idea what caused the
improvement or for that to actually totally tanked and fail now a big question that I get a lot of times is people say well Jason like how do I know how long I should run the ad to know if that split test actually worked or didn’t work and The truth is you don’t it doesn’t really matter with time with marketing with advertising time is irrelevant It all comes down to data
So if you’re spending five dollars per day You might have to wait about a week or two weeks to actually get enough data to make a smart decision
On the data that came in Whereas if you’re spending a thousand or two thousand three thousand dollars every single day you might be able to make a quick decision In just a couple of hours because you have enough data to make a strategic decision
So anyway guys, these are the four simple steps on how you can actually start making money with your Facebook Ads in 2019 number one make sure you have an offer a little bit higher ticket offer
second focus on your lead generation third focus on your targeting your hot and your warm audiences and then scale to your cold audiences with the look like audiences and then
fourth make sure you’re always Optimizing and tweaking the process your ads your sales message you’re targeting
Everything is just dial in that one offer
aws wavelength

aws wavelength

AWS wavelength, so with all the announcements coming out the ones that stand out to me, most are outposts local zones and this all has to do with the ability if If a user can’t get the capabilities in an Amazon Web Services 

the region they’re able to bring AWS services in the data center more local to an application or a user or take advantage of the 5g network over time as it establishes so I think just the ability to address the

remaining workloads or new scenarios that like with things like vibe G are by far in the way the mote the things that stand out the most to me this time yeah people attendees here have had a year to think about

outposts and how to apply it to their environment so I think you’ve seen a lot of questions a lot of curiosity a lot of interest about outposts and I think now it’s just a matter of a little bit of wait and see of how

users are going to bring outpost on Prem are they going to take on that investment of hardware so they can get the advantages of that lower latency connection to one the advantage of having

compliance and privacy needs being met on Prem so it’s a little bit of let’s wait and see how they’re going to design I haven’t necessarily seen people standing in line waiting to get outpost stopping them from

adopting AWS services over the last year so it’s gonna be a matter of how they’re going to design or look at new applications that they have been moved or transitioned to AWS services and the potential out or

impact outpost will have I think outpost is a threat to any of the on Prem providers because any AWS service threatens potentially an on-prem solution so as I move services as I move applications as I even

migrate things like Windows to a cloud service it certainly threatens on Preminfrastructure I think what isn’t really fully understood is that existing on-prem infrastructure has a role its really meant to support a

application that is multi-tiered that is a specific workload inside the datacenter AWS services are different so that infrastructure looks different as well so I think there’s going to be a little some potential threat there but I think the bigger threat is just overall AWS cloud services, in general, yeah with local zones is interesting where if I don’t have if I have high latency to a region is there a way to potentially get

AWS capacity closer to an application or user that’s really what local zones is they announce it in LA specifically for media and entertainment so as I’m shooting video I could pass at potentially

do rendering the edge before I ultimately ship something up to the region so I thin industries like that get interesting so media and entertainment and interesting manufacturing could be interesting

and quite honestly it just opens up more opportunities for these builders to say I can take advantage of local zones to have lower latency to potentially do some edge computing edge analytics before I

ultimately get things all the way up to the region I think if I look at a wavelength and its ultimately about inspiring builders to take advantage of the 5g network and looking at what the

potential opportunity may be so if I look at how can I build applications for low latency high bandwidth directly to an end-user inside some of these initial 5gimplementations that’s where I think wavelength is

ultimately out to inspire that the partnership between AWS and Verizon is evidence that they want to have people building on their platforms let’s take a ws in the proximity of the 5g network to actually build

that kind of next-generation of applications for that new network no matter what happens with standards and the evolution of 5g things are going to get faster there’s gonna be lower latency there gonna be

more bandwidth available so AWS and Verizon are setting up for that opportunity the other thing I’d highlight from reinvent is the focus organizationally there’s a lot of focus on the cloud and all the

technologies but we’ve seen over and over again that without organizational alignment without a real drive and message from the top really at the executive level these technologies take a

longer time to adapt and even we’ll get forced to the side so I think anybody at an event like reinvents it really needs to look at it from we need a hero inside the organization at the executive level that

can really help drive these services in these new innovations and AWS is pulling to market

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Savings Plans – New Pricing Model for AWS Compute Services

Savings Plans – New Pricing Model for AWS Compute Services

hi I’m Hisham AWS engineer  manager for ec2 here at AWS I’m here to talk about savings plans a new pricing model for Amazon ec2 an AWS target savings plans is a flexible pricing model where you simply commit to a consistent amount of usage say ten dollars an hour and in exchange, you will receive

discounts of up to 72 percent on that usage savings plans offer you the same deep discounts as Amazon ec2 are eyes with the flexibility to make a simple monetary commitment instead of making commitments

to specific instance configurations so how do they work let’s say you commit to $10of computer usage an hour you will then get the discounted savings plan price on all your usage up to $10 and any usage

beyond the commitment will be charged at the regular on-demand rates AWS offers two types of savings plans first easy to instant savings plans with ec2 instance savings plans you make a commitment to use

an individual instance family in are going of your choice and all that usage benefits from our largest discount of up to 72 percent this discount benefit is applied to users regardless of AZ size OS or tenancy

for example with a c5 instant savings plans in EU Ireland you can move from C Phi dot extra-large running Windows to see if either two extra-large running Linux in that region and automatically benefit

from the savings planned prices the second type of savings plan offered is known as computing savings plans but these savings plans you get the most amount of flexibility and you can reduce your costs by up

to 66 percent the discount benefit of computing savings plans is applied to all your ec2 instance usage regardless of instance family region Assistance size OS or tenancy and it also applies to AWS forget

 

 

usage for example with the compute savings plan you can switch from c4 to m5 instances shift the workload from EU Ireland to e London or mobile workload from ec2 to forget at any time and

automatically continue to receive Scout’s savings plans are the easiest way to save on your computer usage you can sign up for savings plans in a few easy steps using AWS cost Explorer in AWS cost

Explorer, you will be presented with the recommended hourly commitment then all you have to do is select the type of savings plan that best suits your needs computer ec2 instance savings plan and select

the term lend one year or three years it’s that easy in this video I have explained what savings plans are and how you can get started for more information on savings plans you can visit the savings plans

product page or AWS user guide thank you for joining us

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Tor vs VPN

Tor vs VPN | Which one should you use for privacy

Tor vs VPN | Which one should you use for privacy

Tor vs VPN | Which one should you use for privacy,I want to settle this debate once and for all for versus a VPN which one is definitively better some of you already know the answer but given the recent Armageddon of VPN ads

and sponsorship deals all over the internet I feel it is my duty to use the back out of YouTube’s algorithm and let everybody know what the hell is going on VPN or tor Virtual Private

Tor vs VPN  network or The Onion Router both of these tools are marketed to people looking for better privacy and anonymity but only one of them does the job right and the other one was invented for a completely different purpose in this definitive  article comparison we’re looking all the

important technical and conceptual aspects behind poor and VPNs by the end of this  article you will better understand which technology is better suited for which purpose so let’s get into this anonymity the first marketing point of most consumer-grade VPNs as well as tor both of

they are effectively shielding your true IP address and giving you a new one that supposedly can’t be linked back to your true location VPNs do this by rerouting your connection through a single relay also known as hop this relay is a server that is best case scenario is owned by the

VPN provider itself and the more usual scenario is just a rented space on some other company’s server most providers give you the option of multiple hops but this is not a standard nor does it improve the anonymity in any way and here is why your VPN provider

acts as your entry and exit node they know your true IP address and they know what websites you visit if you don’t want to they can log this activity at any time if they are required by law

enforcement they can hand over all your browsing data to them because of many VPN services

are paid and they have a money trail that leads straight to your bank account or credit card and most cryptocurrencies aren’t anonymous anyway even worse for most VPNs signup requires providing some personal information such as your email account name and password these

identifiers are forever tied to your browsing activity while using the VPN  sir, on the contrary tor by default reroutes or traffic through three relays each one of the relays is operated independently and is chosen at random while only VPN providers can create new hops.

anybody can run relay on Tor network the benefit is that no single relay knows the full traffic they only know the nearest entry and exit points the random choice of these harps makes it very difficult for a single actor to operate more than one hub in your tour circuit and to

mitigate that tor automatically creates a new random circuit with a completely new set of relays each time you restart tor network or roughly every 10 minutes so connecting to a malicious exit node doesn’t compromise their security, in the long run, this makes persistent

tracking on tor prohibitively costly and it renders mass surveillance and economical the only successful way for law enforcement to compromise a tor user would be to correlate timings

between their entry and exit connections, this is a lot of guesswork that requires precise

targeting and loads of resources to be able to collect the data at both ends of the connection this can be done on mass with current technology and only global adversaries such as the

NSA or GCHQ have the capacity to successfully target tor users because of they already

monitored the entire internet traffic if done right tor can be used to escape even these targeted attacks but such option is simply not possible with any VPN provider so the anonymity goes without any doubt – tor privacy is a different concept than anonymity while anonymity shields

your identity privacy hides or activity many regular people that choose VPNs to do so to prevent their eyes fees from spying on their browsing history and selling it to advertisers what they don’t realize is that they are not enhancing their privacy they are just delegating the trust to a

the different company many VPN providers have been caught making money off of selling people’s browsing records but there are some reputable providers that do that however that doesn’t guarantee your ISP still can’t track your browsing history Internet is just a network of

networks in the only way it works globally are because these networks are willing to give each other access into each other’s network through peering or transit connections or it places called internet exchange points if your ISP meets with your VPN server on a pure network or

an internet exchange point if they can see what websites you’re visiting from the device  server as a matter of fact anybody within the reach of these points can do that tor, on the other hand, is made to avoid building circuits within the same peering networks or internet exchange
points that mean when tor reroutes or packets through three relays it is traveling on three independent networks that don’t talk to each other and don’t exchange each other’s data this successfully mitigates the threat of adversaries like your isp trying to snitch your browsing
activity at remote servers this privacy is taken by tor security okay but what about security VPNs are all about encryption they encrypt your data that’s true but what’s also true is that encryption has to be supported at both ends in order to work and VPNs encrypt your traffic on

your device and decrypted on the server that they control that means your traffic leaves your VPN network without the VPN encryption consumer-grade VPNs are not self-sustained overlay networks they’re basically just tunnels that transfer your traffic to a different place

before it enters the internet tour does the same but just about three times better tor encrypts our traffic three times once for each relay to individually prevent relay operators from eavesdropping on your traffic much like with VPNs once your traffic leave store exit node it

enters the internet unencrypted, however, tor is more than that it’s an overlay network which means tor can host onion web sites these onion web sites are part of the tour encryption so if you are using tor to access onion servers your entire traffic from the moment your device

initiates the connection all the way through to the encrypted onion server is fully encrypted and hidden from the clear internet you can’t do that with consumer VPNs and so tour wins this round again trust ya but if anyone can run their relay on a tour network this means bad guys

and the government can also run them which means they can monitor what I do and you’d be correct tor is completely free and opensource anyone can run it and anyone can try to abuse it but that’s the only way to achieve anonymity Eve only a small group of people used tor it will

be easy to identify them the more people use tor the stronger everybody’s anonymity gets this is why tour uses what is called a trustless design as a user of tor you are not required to trust any single provider you can always reroute your traffic at any time relay operators acquire no

personal data from you and no provider can choose to serve a node specifically for you users have the ultimate power tor project is a nonprofit its code is released as free software which means it is open and without any copyright restrictions there is no central authority in control

of tor almost everything is the exact opposite with VPNs they are centrally owned by a single company they are the ones that choose which servers you can select and you have to trust them with their data if they promise you not to keep any locks or not to sell your data it’s just a

promise that you will never be able to verify or hold them accountable for your VPN provider is in control of your traffic at all times on the Internet the only trustworthy system is the one you don’t have to trust at all tor is a clear winner of this category ease-of-use tor is not difficult

to learn but it does require some learning the easiest way to use tor is to get the tor browser there’s a version 4 own desktop operating systems and one official version for Android this is only useful for browsing using tor with other apps occasions and programs requires a little bit

of familiarity with configuration and settings, tor can be run system-wide but this can lead to errors that candy anonymize you the most stable way to use tor on your system is to get tails or who names both of these require experience with booting life operating systems and

troubleshooting problems with some potential hardware and machine specific limitations it can be done it’s just not for a soccer mom most VPNs usually come with user-friendly apps with nice UI design with big buttons and pleasant color palettes it is after all made by

companies that want to make money and not to build the most secure system possible they can be used with virtually no user interaction via mobile apps or desktop clients VPN apps immediately secure all network traffic on the device without any further configuration for

individual amps VPNs are business and businesses require happy customers ease of use is the domain of VPN providers price there are free VPNs and there are paid VPNs tor comes free by default there is no paid version with free VPNs you pay with their data tor doesn’t have this

problem because there is no market for anonymized data from the tor network so the price of VPN is either your data or their money or both the price of tor is sometimes their patient’s censorship resistance a lot of websites are blocking connections coming from tor and they’re

usually more permissive of VPN connections some countries block tor point and VPN networks altogether however tor easily circumvents the censorship with tor bridges hit an entry relays that make it look like you are connecting to a regular internet if using a VPN is

prohibited in your country there’s not much you can do to hide the fact that you are using one so tour wins and the entry point and VPNs when at the exit point not due to technical superiority but simply because web sites are more willing to accept VPN users since they are

much more easily identifiable so this round is played speed there is no question three

hops are always going to be slower than a single hop that’s why most VPNs are faster than

tor in most cases conclusion tor easily obliterates Virtual Private Networks and almost all categories and
even user-friendly swear VPNs prevail is that a big issue, because tor can be learned if necessary overall if you’re looking for a strong and annuity privacy security and ways to circumvent censorship and do all of these for free tor, is your only solution VPNs are useful
for accessing geolocation restricted content and they’re generally faster than tor simply due to them sacrificing stronger anonymity and security and that’s the end of this article that I hope will settle the debate toward versus VPN forever.

thanks, 😀

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best VPN 2020

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best VPN 2020

best VPN 2020

best VPN 2020

Hey, just a quick note before we start the comparison, I’m going to assume that you already know what a best VPN 2020 is, what it does, and why you want one.

There are debates on whether you need a VPN or not, and if you don’t understand what a VPN is, I’ll have a couple of links to videos below that will explain that to you. But for the sake of keeping this video short and not making it an hour-long, I’m just sticking to the comparison today, I’m not going to explain anymore.

So without further ado, let’s get right into it. Alright, let’s start off with

NordVPN

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They’re one of the most popular VPN services out there right now, and chances are you’ve probably heard of them a few times through sponsor spots at the end of other YouTube videos. Now here are the main technical details for NordVPN, so feel free to pause the video and read if you want to know the small details.

So my experience with NordVPN was alright. It’s a pretty great value at $125 for a three-year subscription, and I had no problems using NordVPN to watch Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV+. Speed-wise, this VPN was pretty middle of the road.

It wasn’t lightning-fast, but it wasn’t slow either. It gets the job done, works reliably, and I was generally happy with my experience with NordVPN. Now one thing I need to bring up is the recent controversy NordVPN faced due to a poorly disclosed security breach.

NordVPN was breached in March 2019. Something happened at a third-party data center NordVPN uses, and someone essentially left a security hole in one of the servers.

A hacker leveraged this hole to get data from NordVPN users, and while the issue is now fixed, NordVPN waited until October 2019 to notify people of the breach. Now look, breaches happen, and no one,

not even VPN providers are exempt from getting hacked.

I’m personally not too bothered that NordVPN was breached. It sucks, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s going to happen.

 However, I do have less respect for NordVPN due to the amount of time they took to disclose the breach, but I also understand that they had to secure the rest of their servers.

I see both sides of the story, and I believe in second chances, so I personally think it’s fine to give NordVPN a try if their features and pricing align with your needs, but with that being said, I completely understand if you don’t want to use NordVPN because of this, so keep watching to hear about some other options.

Next, let’s take a look at the best budget option I’ve tried. If you’re looking for the cheapest VPN possible, that will still get the job done,

and provide a decent experience, Private Internet Access is for you.

For seven dollars a month, or $40 per year, you’ll be able to connect up to five devices and enjoy a quality and reliable VPN.

Private Internet Access is what I personally used before doing this comparison video, and I’ve always been pretty happy with it. My two biggest problems with Private Internet Access is that streaming Netflix and Hulu doesn’t always work, and the speed are mediocre at best. PIA doesn’t advertise streaming as a feature of their VPN, so I’m not upset that I can’t stream video, but that’s going to be a huge letdown for a lot of people.

If you travel internationally a lot, but you want to be able to watch Netflix on the go, having a VPN that supports streaming is a must to make sure you’re able to watch your shows.

 This is because the US Netflix catalog can’t be accessed from anywhere but the US, so having a VPN service and connecting to a US VPN server while you’re outside of the US will spoof Netflix into thinking

you’re located in the US at the time of streaming.

 Unfortunately, PIA isn’t going to be a good option for you if this is important. As I also mentioned earlier, Private Internet Access is definitely mediocre speed-wise. If your internet connection is 100 megabits per second download speed or slower, I think PIA is going to be fine for you, but if you have a 300 megabit per second download speed like I do, or even faster, you’ll definitely notice slower speeds when you’re connected to PIA. It’s not a huge deal, I still had speeds of around 80 to 120 megabits per second, but you definitely get what you pay for.

Next, let’s take a look at the best overall VPN .

 ExpressVPN

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has the tagline of, “The VPN that just works.” on their website, and I think this summarizes ExpressVPN perfectly. It’s a fast VPN that works reliably for streaming, or whatever you could throw at it.

 ExpressVPN supports every device you can think of, including Linux and internet routers. Now ExpressVPN is not cheap, coming in at a whopping $99.95 per year. That makes ExpressVPN the most expensive option on this list, but I can honestly say that it’s the best VPN in my testing.

 I saw average speeds between 150 and 180 megabits per second down on my internet connection, and this is almost as fast as what I typically see without using a VPN on my network. Honestly, there’s not much more to say about ExpressVPN.

My experience was smooth, and everything worked reliably. Perhaps my biggest gripe is the price, $100 per year is a hard price to swallow for a VPN when there are tons of cheaper options that are almost as good. But that’s the key, almost as good.

 If you’re looking for a VPN that makes no compromises, it’s fast, it’s private, it’s secure, it works with streaming, and you can use it

on all devices, including Linux, I think you’re really going to enjoy

ExpressVPN Alright, so I’ve taken a look at the best budget option, the best overall option, but what about a VPN with some added value to shake things up a bit? Well, if you’re looking for a VPN with some added value, take a look at Hotspot Shield. To be honest, Hotspot Shield really shocked me. I’ve used them in the past, and I wasn’t that impressed.

 

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But I included them in this comparison due to their popularity, and I’m glad I revisited Hotspot Shield because a lot has changed.

 For starters, they now bundle their VPN with some other valuable services. When you subscribe to Hotspot Shield, you get access to 1Password, Robo Shield, and Identity Guard. Now, 1Password is the password manager I personally use, and it costs $35.88 per year on its own.

So when you factor this into the $95.88 yearly cost of Hotspot Shield, you begin to see how great of a value this VPN truly is. Now Hotspot Shield is fast, really fast. I regularly saw speeds of 150 megabits per second down, and one time I got 287 megabits per second down in a speed test.

The VPN is also optimized for streaming, allowing you to watch Netflix and Hulu with ease. Now on paper, this seems like a dream VPN. It’s just as fast as ExpressVPN or faster, and it comes with 1Password and other included apps for a fairly reasonable price.

 A couple of bucks cheaper per year than ExpressVPN. But for some reason, something just felt off about Hotspot Shield.

 My first turn off came when I checked out their support page. They make it nearly impossible to speak to a person to ask questions or resolve issues.

The number of hoops you have to jump through to find a simple contact button is ridiculous. Now this got me curious about what else

might be fishy with Hotspot Shield, and when I looked at their privacy policy, I found some pretty strange wording when it pertains to logging.

They used wording on their website such as, “Pango does not record your VPN browsing activities “in any way that can be associated back to you.” I thought, huh, why not say, we don’t keep logs like every other VPN provider? Well, when looking at their privacy policy, the reason became clear.

Pango, the parent company of Hotspot Shield, seems to talk in circles. They have the typical spiel about not recording browsing activities that can be traced back to you, and sure enough, in their privacy policy, they say, “our VPN product logs the domains “that have been accessed by our users, “but on an anonymized basis, such that “we do not know which user accessed which domain.” Look, some people are gonna be perfectly okay with this. If these logs are truly anonymized, there shouldn’t be any concerns about your privacy. But I just don’t like that Pango is doing this. I had a weird gut feeling going in to trying Hotspot Shield,

and I don’t want to use any VPN that is logging the domains I visit, whether they’re anonymous or not. VPNs should never keep logs, period, end of the story. When we look at ExpressVPN’s privacy policy,

we see things laid out in clear English. “We ensure that we never log browsing data, “traffic destinations, data content, “IP addresses, or DNS queries.” They also have a page dedicated to their logging policy, that states, “ExpressVPN never logs connections timestamps,

“session duration, your source IP address, “or the ExpressVPN IP address that your computer

“assumes when connected to the VPN.” So the moral of the story is, if your privacy is important to you, maybe stay away from Hotspot Shield. If all you care about is a blazing fast VPN, and you like the bundle with 1Password, then go for it, but I feel much more comfortable using any of the other VPNs on this list, as they all include way more clear and direct logging policies on their websites.

Alright, we’re nearing the end of this list, and I wanna talk about the VPN that is a happy medium between Private Internet Access and ExpressVPN.

It balances price, and speed, and all the features you may want, and I think that it’s gonna be a great option for a lot of people. And that’s TunnelBear. It’s very affordable, at $60 per year, and while it’s not the cheapest option on this list, it’s a nice VPN with killer support and fast speeds.

 I typically saw speeds in the range of 120 to 150 megabits per second down, and I got 200 megabits per second down in a one-speed test.

 TunnelBear is a refreshingly simple VPN. Their bear branding is a lot of fun, and the app is just dead simple to use.

Flip the switch to connect, flip it again to disconnect, and that’s basically it. TunnelBear has a clear no-logging policy on their website, and they don’t collect your IP address, DNS queries, or websites you visit. When I first started testing TunnelBear, I had an issue where my iPhone kept disconnecting.

 I reached out to TunnelBear support, and they replied quickly, saying this was a widespread issue they were working on fixing, and they would let me know when it was fixed. The TunnelBear team followed up shortly after to let me know the issue was fixed, and they were prompt and professional with their customer service. I didn’t have any further issues, and I really liked how quickly TunnelBear handled my inquiry.

Now the one huge drawback to TunnelBear is the same drawback to Private Internet Access. They don’t support streaming. I was not able to stream Netflix or Hulu, and I know this is going to be a huge turn off for some users.

 In addition, there was a controversy with TunnelBear not too long ago, where they got acquired by McAfee. Many people, including myself, have a strong dislike for McAfee’s security products. They’re known for being very pushy, expensive, and just not helpful. So naturally, when McAfee acquired TunnelBear, the general consensus was that TunnelBear was going go downhill fast. Linus Tech Tips ended their sponsorship contract with TunnelBear and cut ties just because of this news, and many users threw in the towel and decided to switch to a different VPN company.

And I’ll admit, while I’m not a fan of McAfee at all, I’m happy to admit that they haven’t messed with TunnelBear at all. It’s been well over a year since the acquisition took place, and TunnelBear is still functioning as a 100% independent company. I don’t know if this is going to change in the future, but so long as their operating as an independent company, I have to say that I was very pleased with TunnelBear. It’s a little bit faster than Private Internet Access in my testing, and I think it’s a great happy medium between PIA and ExpressVPN. TunnelBear offers a free account that gives you 500 megabytes of data per month, so you can get a feel for the service before signing up. Okay, so the final option on this list is

Namecheap

 

 

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Now if this is the first time watching my channel, you’re probably wondering why the heck I included Namecheap on this list. They aren’t known for their VPN service, and they’re probably the least popular VPN on the planet at this point. And that’s because Namecheap is a domain registrar and web host, but if you watch my other videos, you’ll know that I’m kind of obsessed with Namecheap.

 And since I’m such a big fan of their services, I just had to give their VPN a try. On the surface, the Namecheap VPN looks great. It’s only $34.56 per year, making it cheaper than Private Internet Access, and the Namecheap VPN is scary fast. I average speeds in the 200 megabit per second down range, and I saw multiple instances of getting 330 megabits per second down in speed tests.

That is literally the speed I get when I’m connected to my router via ethernet with no VPN. I was like, shocked. So I really wanted to love the Namecheap VPN, but the benefits stopped there.

 I noticed that my phone just wouldn’t stay connected to the VPN. This is the same issue I was experiencing with TunnelBear at first, so I decided to reach out to Namecheap support. (laughs) Well, good luck figuring out how to do that.

Namecheap has absolutely no support option in its VPN app, and it’s totally unclear how you get in touch with them. Because I use Namecheap for my domains and email hosting,

 I knew that you can go initiate a live chat at the bottom of Namecheap.com, but if I weren’t a regular Namecheap customer, how would I figure out how to contact Namecheap if I needed help? So once I contacted Namecheap support, I was told that Namecheap does not currently support auto-connect on the VPN! What? Seriously,

that’s unacceptable That’s absolutely unacceptable. Autoconnect is a standard feature on all VPNs, and no one is going to remember to connect to the VPN each time they switch networks or go-between wifi and cellular. Because of this, I would not recommend the Namecheap VPN to anybody, and I would be sure to stay away from it,

just a period. Please, don’t use the Namecheap VPN, that’s ridiculous. Whew, okay, so we’ve made it through the list of VPNs. In summary, if you’re looking for the best overall option, and money is no object,

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