I would welcome wisdom or advice.
I would like to start using Ghost Pro. I have been hosting my domain (example.com) with a variety of companies over the years. Currently, I’m using IONOS/1&1 for web hosting and email. I’m thinking about switching to Google Workspace for my emails (firstname.lastname@example.org, etc) and GhostPro for hosting the webpages. I’d welcome advice about the logistics of setting it all up and/or structuring the DNS records (beyond what it says at Ghost’s “Adding Custom Domain” help page). Or feel free to discourage me from following this route, if you have a better idea. GoDaddy has been my registrar for many years, and I’ll probably stick with them.
Also, a few questions:
What’s the biggest mistake you made or wish you had known about when you first started with Ghost? (I’d rather not re-invent the wheel)
Can newsletters be sent without web bugs, beacons, or link tracking? Or sent text-only, rather than with html or enriched text or remote content? (Some of my subscribers are sensitive about privacy, or they just prefer text-only.)
Is there a maximum or minimum amount that Ghost Pro will allow me to charge paid subscribers? ($1/year? $5,000/month?)
Does Ghost Pro impose a limit on the number of emails I send out each month? Or on the size of the emails?
Will Ghost Pro let me email a newsletter without posting it on the site, so that newsletters go out without being archived on the webpages? (My experience has primarily been with Listserv, Regroup, and Google Groups for sending emails to my lists.)
I will welcome and read any advice. Thank you.