- Should I use a free hosted blog or get my own webhosting account?
- Could I start out on a free blogging service and upgrade later?
- Which blog platform should I use?
Probably the most important thing to do when starting the process of blogging is to consider your aspirations. Of course, beginners struggle with seeing their blogging future, in order to help you decide, please answer the following questions first:
- Are you planning to blog on a long-term basis?
- Do you want to build a blog that draws thousands of readers?
- Are you here to earn money?
- Do you want to make a living out of blogging?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then keep reading to find your answers.
Could I start out on a free blogging service and upgrade later?
One of the issues of starting out with a hosted platform is that if there comes a day when you want to upgrade to a selfhosted blogging service because you have thousands of daily visits, followers and you just become a guru on your niche, you will have to work very hard on: retaining any traffic that you’ve built up, having to climb the search engine rankings all over again and redirecting traffic from one blog to another, in other words you will have to work your way up all over again. Starting with a free blogging service will only slow down the process.
Should I use a free hosted blog or get my own webhosting account?
Your main choice is whether to host the blog yourself or have a blog company do it. The hosting decision is about whether you install the blog software or use a service with the software already running (Like Blogger, Tumblr, etc.). Most people choose the second one because it’s easier. Adventurous and Ambitious people choose the self-installed options because they are more powerful and most cost-effective way to get full-throated blogging power over a long period. If your main goal is to earn a living from blogging, then getting a webhosting account is a must.
Which blog platform should I use?
Easy: WORDPRESS , 34% of the blogs in existence are build under the WordPress Platform, making it the world’s most popular blogging platform. Over 260 million people worldwide visit WordPress blogs every month, bringing them over two billion page views. Not only is WordPress easy to use, but it offers thousands of free plugins to enhance your experience.