Product Name: New Rainmaker
Price: $95 monthly
Free Trial: Yes
Guided Tour: No
The New Rainmaker platform is perfect for anyone who just wants to build a business without all the technical hurdles. It uses the powerful features WordPress offers, so you know it’s built solid and the support is impeccable. It has some restrictions that you might miss if you’re a hardcore WordPress developer, but the restrictions are actually a welcome change for most users.
What I liked
New Rainmaker is a sleek content management system (CMS) built on top of WordPress. It’s designed to build websites, blogs, and/or storefronts. It was created by Brian Clark of CopyBlogger Media to combine all of his already great products.
The price of New Rainmaker is more than fair once you consider everything you’re getting. It’s an all-in-one solution that lets creative-types flourish, and that’s hard to come by.
The price includes:
- Access to the Authority forum (awesome!)
- One of the most advanced hosting solutions for WordPress
- Advanced training built right-in to the platform
- Support, also built right-in
One of the most important things you need to succeed online is support. No matter what kind of tools or budget you have – support is always going to be necessary. Of course there are different levels of support.
The New Rainmaker platform has support built-in so you can easily contact them with any problem. All you have to do is click the “Help” button, which is always at the top of your site, then tell them your problem.
This sends and email to the support team. They ask you to allow 24 hours for a response, 48 on the weekends. However, I’ve sent support messages several times at midnight on Saturday and even on Sundays. They have always responded to me within an hour.
Build and Sell Whatever You Want
With New Rainmaker you can build a web property that suits your needs, instead of trying cram your ideas into a predetermined solution. You can sell physical and digital products. You can build a membership site. You can even build a forum on top of, or instead of a website.
Adding Products is Easy
When you’re ready to add a product (physical or digital) it’s as easy as creating a page. Just give it a name and description and you’re all set.
You can also set up recurring payments, discount codes or coupons and send receipts – all from within your website. It integrates payment information with PayPal, Stripe and Authorize.net This is what makes New Rainmaker perfect for ecommerce.
What I didn’t like
New Rainmaker has only a couple faults that I can see. The first is because they offer a secure platform, and I wouldn’t want them to change that. The other could be solved easily but I don’t think it’s a problem they want to address. (more on this below)
Access to Plugins is Restricted
One of the downside to using New Rainmaker is that it’s a closed of platform. That means developers can’t create things like apps and plugins for it. Although it is built on WordPress, which has thousands of available plugins, New Rainmaker does not allow you use any of them.
They do this because some plugins can wreck your site. Some of them just plain destroy the code, while other might only slow the site down. However, there are numerous problem that occur daily among WordPress users who have had their sites hacked because of outdated or faulty plugins.
You can however, request a plugin to be added to the platform if you want. Once you do that the support team will look over your request and consider making it an addition to the platform.
No Beginner Level Training
For all that new Rainmaker offers they are a great platform of choice for almost anyone who wants to build a website. The way they built on top of WordPress makes it ideal for beginners who want the power that WordPress offers without the headaches.
However, building a website does not mean building a business.
The training and forum access that comes with New Rainmaker is designed for those who already have some experience with internet marketing. A beginner who jumps on this platform and builds a website will suffer unless he/she finds proper training.
Of course there’s tons of it online but it would take decades to sift through it all and compile it in a meaningful fashion.
What Makes New Rainmaker Different?
New Rainmaker is completely different from everything else available right now. It is the only true option for those who just want to build an online presence without all the technical stuff.
Who Is New Rainmaker For?
New Rainmaker, because of its flexibility, is good for bloggers, freelancers, solo entrepreneurs, affiliate marketers and small businesses.
New Rainmaker Versus Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the simplest way to get started with your own online business. You can be an affiliate for every company you can think of, and sell their products to earn a commission. It's a smart way to build a business because you never have to worry about handling, shipping or storing products.
That's also what makes it so profitable.
The problem with New Rainmaker is, they don't provide the basic training you need to get started in affiliate marketing. If they did, New Rainmaker might be the perfect solution for someone wanting to become an affiliate.
Fortunately the training offered at Wealthy Affiliate is the best available. You can learn everything you need there. If you wanted to, you could combine the training at Wealthy Affiliate and use New Rainmaker to build your business. WA is great for newbies, and it's my #1 recommendation if you are just getting started in online business. NR is quite a bit more advance (and expensive), so I'll reserve that recommendation for someone with more experience in online business.
With WA you also get support 24/7, a community of helpful people at all different experience levels and thousands of training videos, articles and webinars. With all that you'd hardly even need New Rainmaker unless you had specific goals that only the tools at New Rainmaker could help you with.