I am tolerant therefore I consider giving a chance to advertisement superfluous to be blunt. I understand many people may think this is too extreme, even bizarre, yet I do not see a single case where advertisement itself adds value to the total balance in any commercial transaction.
Sure It may foster sales and revenue, but in the process it wastes more resources than the value it adds. At least it wastes the time and attention of the ones receiving the advertisement which is more worthy than the value it adds to them, even in the unrealistic case of a 100% effective advertisement.
Not to mention the cost of the advertisement itself which is ultimately paid by those that eventually purchased the advertised good.
I opt for no ad on my pages. If you see advertisement on my pages then you are welcome to report and I will follow up to make sure who abused will pay for your and my time getting the advertisement and going after them.
Here following, instead, you find a list of links to my choices for a few services that I handpicked for myself and I am happy to share.
Please note that some of the links take you to the service through a "referral link" that gives you the same options as a direct link and may produce a reward for me in case you also find the service convenient and you subscribe yourself.
I have mixed feelings myself about this referral mechanism. When I introduce a customer who pays me to one of my suppliers, I normally ask to give my customer the best possible price instead of paying me a commission, because my customer already paid me for the service. But what I share here results from researches I made, and I paid for with my time. Here no one else is paying an actual service I offer you, thus I feel fair to receive from your through those providers that I presented.
You always have the option to skip the referral link and go to the home page of the domain, but I don't see how that would give you any relevant benefit.
I live across several countries and I need to manage small transfers in different currencies. I also prefer to have a multi-currency account for my petty cash. I am need to handle a company multi-currency account with minimal maintenance and exchange fees. I have the specific need to make transactions also in Asia, and more specifically China. I tried several services and my winning pick is: wise.com
With an international life I need web services that are easily accessible from everywhere in the world, suitable for small and large traffic alike, promptly supported, up to date and featuring all main tools and standards. I landed years ago on a provider and I still find it perfectly suitable for my needs as listed here: icdsoft.com
Internet seems a given ubiquitous fact in today's life of 2019, but actually it is not everywhere and for everyone the same. Limitation of access occur in every place because of any sort of restrictions. Some are restrictions by law which are meant to be enforced by all means, some are restrictions due to commercial or technological reasons. Global internet access is then a matter of finding the proper channel to assure legitimate unrestricted access to global resources. I provide here a link to those in need of suggestions. Note that the link helps you to send a query email on the matter. I may answer with a whole set of suggestions including legal aspects. Ask me here about internet access
Sure enough everyone can enjoy the free service of gmail, yahoo, hotmail, 163 or any other main supplier. Web hosting also easily comes with email plans. All are good free options but most of them come at a cost: advertisement and profiling. It may seem nothing but advertisement at least wastes one's time and profiling is the base of the "internet augment reality" which is skewed to fit you like a sartorial suit with spending opportunities fitted in every pocket. You may even be gifted voting opportunities in spite of proper democratic methods. I resolved to use one of the best and most reliable services that costs me a very little and provides me with very powerful tools either for personal and professional use: fastmail.com
I travel, sometimes more sometimes less. I also move often my residence to be close to wherever my activity is. That implies that I am often looking for hospitality solutions for the short and medium-long term. Hotels work fine and there are plenty of websites and portals offering choices.
I use many of them and normally I look for the one with the best offer at the moment. Never loyal to any specific one. They are not loyal to me, anyway.I love travelling in contact with the large community of Couchsurfing, but that is about the people, not the travel needs.
There is one specific supplier, that In some respect is a commercial alter-ego of Couchsurfing.
AirBnB.com offers an experience that partially overlaps with that of Couchsurfing.