I've now been running gloat.dev for four months now. In that time I've set up tens of Ghost sites for writers and bloggers.
I've fine-tuned the processes but it's still a pain to help get my customers set up; they need to add me to their domain host and have to create Mailgun and Digital Ocean accounts for me to be able to create their self-hosted site.
Today, I'm adding another option to Gloat: straight-up Ghost hosting.
"Gloat hosting" has two main selling points:
there is a simple, low one-time yearly fee (currently $149/year)
your Ghost site has no limits (every other Ghost host limits your site by page views, members, staff members etc.)
Luckily I've been setting up Ghost sites frequently for months so this business move changes very little for me work-wise. I still set up each site manually, but the change is huge for my customers: there is nothing to set up or invite me to.
I'm hoping this new offering now makes it even easier for writers to get going on Ghost.