It’s Back….But Not in Black

It looks like a light shade of Orange to me.

I was going to make this post yesterday but I was busy losing tups, no losing them as in “crap, where have they gone”, but losing them as in “go forth and spread your seed you fine chaps”.

I’ll admit that it didn’t take me all day, but by the time you’ve been tossing throwing them around all day my arms couldn’t really take any typing, so I retired to the TV.

But here I am this morning, arms slightly less sore, and able to type relatively coherent sentences.

So what’s back?

The A-Team?


Shell Suits?

Baked Bean Rounders?

Blankety Blank?

Gordon Brown?

No silly, it’s something with fewer explosions but more corned beef, something less of a fire hazard but more tasty, something where you just need to fill in the blanks but less useless.

^^I promise you that the above sentence does make sense….if you live inside my head


To be honest I wasn’t aware it had gone anywhere, but I’ve now been informed that Free Monthly Websites 1.0 has been taken away by Tiny – only 3 other people will get that joke, and none of them read this blog, what a waste.

So 1.0 has now been replaced, not surprisingly, by 2.0 (I have it on good authority that 3.0 will be the next one)

It’s sad to see 1.0 being turned into dog food but we do have to learn from the past, and we have to admit that 1.0 did have it’s faults.

It was like a cat we once had, it was very friendly, but it kept falling over.

Free Monthly Websites (FMW) 1.0 was friendly enough to snuggle up to, but you did need a bit of HTML knowledge to edit and personalize the websites. Whilst my own personal view is that you really should have some basic HTML knowledge if you are doing anything online, I’m not here to judge you, and if you don’t have any HTML skills then FMW 1.0 would have been a bit of a challenge for you.

It was also limited in what you could do with it, the creators of FMW (John Thornhill and Dave Nicholson) hadn’t really been marketing for all that long, so didn’t have much of an idea about what worked and what didn’t when it came to the websites.

But 4 years on, they are a lot wiser – John has come to realize that it’s not possible for Sunderland to be anything other than a mid-table team, and Dave now understands that Alan Shearer isn’t a bloke that comes to my house to clip sheep.

They are also a lot wiser when it comes to Internet Marketing.

After the feedback they received from FMW 1.0 customers, they’ve put their minds together and come up with 2.0.

The main aim is to keep everything as simple as possible, so FMW 2.0 has been built on an engine that I know a lot of you are already familiar with, it runs the PlanetSMS/Planet Divinity eBook and software websites. So everything is controlled via an online admin area, this means:

  1. No HTML!
  2. No MySQL Databases

I suppose it’s kind of like WordPress, but tailored towards an all in one solution for creating content rich affiliate websites.

I’m getting hungry, and when I get hungry, I tend to fill out the posts with a screen shot. So allow me to introduce you to what the admin area of a Free Monthly Website will look like:

Free Monthly Websites

I was going to take another screen shot of the front end of a site, but I’ve had some Monster Munch and the hunger has subsided.

Plus there are tons of screen shots on the FMW website that you can take a look at, saves me cluttering up cyber space with duplicate images!

I’m sure there was something else I was going to say, but can’t for the life of me remember what it was.

So for now I’ll have to leave you with my closing statement about Free Monthly Websites.

Free Monthly Websites 2.0 is a great update to the original. It takes all of the good points of 1.0 and builds upon them to turn FMW 2.0 into a much better all round system.

If you were a FMW 1.0 customer, then you’ll probably have already signed up, but if you are a newbie and are wondering what all the fuss is about, please go ahead and check it out. It does exactly what it says on the tin – you get a free affiliate website every month, no strings attached!

Thanks for reading,

P.S. D9 Hosting now has a Facebook page….and we may actually use it, so please feel free to “Like” us!

Receive Free Email Updates When A New Entry Is Posted. Join Them!


16 Responses to “It’s Back….But Not in Black”
  1. Dan (el_passo) says:

    Apparently it’s not obvious that a tup is a male sheep, so for the sake of clarity, it is 🙂

  2. David Dutch says:

    Good to see John and Dave back on the scene with version 2 I think I have spotted an error in your well crafted piece Sunderland are in a false position mid table they should be where they belong in the Premier League but with the Mags looking DOWN country towards them (well maybe next year)
    This will prove to be a vital tool for those looking for a well structured site without having to learn coding.

    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Maybe next year?? I think next year you’ll be looking forward to a trip to Elland Road…and not because Leeds are going to be getting promoted either 🙂

      Have to say I’ve never been a big Newcastle fan, I think Shearer scored more goals against Leeds than any other team, so it brings back bad memories!

  3. John Coates says:

    Hi Dan

    A worthy review of FMW 2.0.

    I notice you included the post in General Chat as well as Product Reviews. Maybe you should have a category “Ramblings”. Although maybe not; some folk will think you have been on a gentle stroll in the wilds of Yorkshire.

    However, you may need another post for some of your non Brit readers to clarify more than the word tup;)


    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      I was in 2 minds which category to post it in so I put it on both. I don’t think I can have a “Ramblings” category, Randy Smith would do me for copyright infringement 😀

  4. jann says:

    Hello Dan,
    I have a question…
    Software website has its own admin panel, so it doesn’t need FMW???

    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Hi Jann,
      FMW and the Software/eBook website are 2 different systems, they were just built using the same coding Framework.

      Kind of like when you have 2 versions of a computer game, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 for example. Both run on the same engine, but both are 2 totally different games.

      ….And that analogy will be useful for about 0.05% of readers 🙂

  5. Pat says:

    “…if you live inside my head…”

    Now that just scares the crap out of me! And I thought I was unflappable. Need more coffee in a hurry!!


  6. Hey Dan,

    Yes we are back and it bad as hell!! In a good way I mean 🙂

    What do you think, I think it’s much better than the last site and it works much better as well. No more copy paste just upload and edit! Enough plug 😀

    ‘Baked Bean Rounders’ I’m a little hazy on this one mate, please enlighten. It’s probably called something else in Macum land??


    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Crap, I forgot to put your name in the blog post! It’s with you not appearing in the vids, I’ll have to do a bit of sly editing 😀

      You don’t know what you were missing RE the baked bean rounders. They were baked beans, encased in sausage meat, in a battered bread crumb crust, and shaped like a Kiev.

      But the only time we had them was at primary school, so back in the 80’s, and they’ve since vanished. I didn’t imagine them though…I was having this conversation with a friend last week and he backed me up and not only confirmed that they did exist, but that they were also the food of kings.

  7. Gaz says:

    Yes i was a member of fmw 1 & it was fine but a bit basic.

    I have now joined fmw 2 & it totaly blows the last one out of the water, excellent graphics & content.
    Basic membership is very good & for a small fee you can upgrade which allows you access to even more great features.

    Dave & John have really lost the plot givig this out for nothing LOL.

  8. John McNally says:

    I really enjoyed reading this review Dan, and I liked the football jokes.

    I’ll be straight with you. I won’t need the Free Website software, as I purchased Xsite Pro and enjoy creating sites with that.

    Can I ask something though? How do John and Dave make money out of this? It may be obvious to most of your readers, but it isn’t to me. 😳


    • Dan says:

      Hi John,
      There’s a OTO after you sign up for the free site, which is a massive package of all the previous FMW websites. I think it sells for $97, or could be $197, one or the other! So they’ll make money off that.

      But I think the main thing is probably the massive list they’ll be building from it.

  9. JohnnyTrashed says:

    I remember Bean Rounders but they used to be called Pork Beanos in my local chip shop. Only found this page ‘cos I was searching for a place I could buy them but they done’t seem to exist anymore. Shame!

    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Me and a friend did actually contact Heinz about the Baked Bean Rounders situation, they confirmed they did exist in the past but are no longer in production 🙁