Free is always enticing. This is why some people go to get a blog with WordPress.com. I have some issues with WordPress.com and I want to talk about those with you today.
I’m going to come out and say it directly; you should not start a blog with WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Medium.com, or other free blogging platforms. Specifically today I want to mention why you shouldn’t go with WordPress.com if you want to start a blog for profit.
What’s wrong with WordPress.com? Nothing is technically wrong with the service. It’s reliable, it’s fast and it’s easy to use. However, if you want to start a blog for profit or a blog that will help your business generate income, then you should use the free, self-hosted counterpart to WordPress.com known as WordPress.org. I know it seems confusing, but if you read the points I make below and watch the video, hopefully, I will be able to clear things up for you.
WordPress.com will show ads to your visitors without your control. Also you don’t get paid for those ads! The free version of WordPress.com doesn’t let you use your own domain. When you set up your free blog with them, you’ll need to use a non-branded address. For
For example, http://yourname.wordpress.com is not branded for you, but it’s branded for WordPress.com. What you want is something like this: http://yourname.com
If you want to have your domain on WordPress.com, then you have to pay and it’s no longer free. If you want to remove ads, then you have to pay more. If you want to monetize your blog you have to pay more! On top of that, you can’t install custom 3rd party plugins, even if you pay at their highest plan. I explain more in the video below.
But basically, WordPress.com is free to start and what you get for free isn’t what you need, even if you pay for the top level service they offer, you still won’t get what you need.
WordPress.com is great if you’re just tinkering with the idea of blogging. But if you want to be a little more serious about your business, or you want to make a blog that will make you money, you should go with WordPress.org.
Can’t you transfer from WordPress.com to WordPress.org later on? Yes, you can but it’s not easy, and you may lose followers, traffic and in some cases, you could lose content. Why risk that?
I invite you to get your blog started professionally by using my service. I explain it all in the video, so please watch it before you make a decision. If you decide you want to take advantage of my free blog setup, then make sure you use one of these web hosts:
- Inmotion Hosting – 47% off, business-centric. Great support.
- GreenGeeks Hosting – Low priced, environmentally friendly. Great support.
More details are in the video so you should watch it:
In this video, I mentioned two ways to get started with making money online. One is to apply for the 21 step online training course, click here to start. If you are accepted into the training, you’ll get access to the same program that I use to make thousands of dollars, and you’ll get a one-on-one coach to help you navigate through everything you need so you can also start making money.
The second one is to start a blog. I’ve just made the best offer I have ever made for my email subscribers that want to start a blog. If you’re interested in taking advantage of that, make sure you’re subscribed to my email list and I’ll send you all the details. Go ahead and get a hosting account with either GreenGeeks, or Inmotion hosting, send me your information, and I’ll take care of the rest.