Hello guys. In continuation of the first post on blogging, ill continue from where i stopped.
If i was fraudulent i would have given you referral links that would earn me your money, but life aint like that.
I mentioned that you would need to buy hosting and domain.
Blogs hosted on wordpress and blogger and the likes wont allow you to earn much, and you wont have full control over it as it can be deleted at any point in time, so if you are looking for a free blog, maybe ill post that later , but this post is for serious minded people.
The best hosting service is from wordpress.org- self hosted wordpress as its flexibility cannot be overemphasized. I started my journey to Blogging with BlogSpot (androclinic.blogspot.com), and later I moved to WordPress (tomjoetech.net). So, I’m aware of benefits of downside of BlogSpot, and here I’m not going to talk any benefits, as WordPress offer all those features which BlogSpot offers.
.Below are the advantages the self hosted wordpress am talking about has over blogger.com:
Blogger is a blogging service provided by the tech giant Google. It is free, reliable most of the time, and quite enough to publish your stuff on the web. However, it is not owned by you. Google runs this service and has the right to shut it down, or shutdown your access to it at any time.
With WordPress, you use a WordPress hosting provider to host your own site. You are free to decide how long you want to run it and when you want to shut it down. You own all your data, and you control what information you share with any third party.
There is limited support available for Blogger. They have a very basic documentation and a user’s forum. In terms of support, your choices are very limited.
WordPress has a very active community support system. There is online documentation, community forums, and IRC chatrooms where you can get help from experienced WordPress users and developers. Apart from community support, there are many companies offering premium support for WordPress.
Using Blogger you have the added advantage of Google’s robust secure platform. You don’t need to worry about managing your server’s resources, securing your blog, or creating backups.
WordPress is quite secure, but since it is a self hosted solution you are responsible for security and backups. There are plenty of WordPress plugins that make it easier for you.
Moving your site from Blogger to a different platform is a complicated task. There is a significant risk that you will lose your SEO (search engine rankings(, subscribers, and followers during the move. Even though blogger allows you to export your content, your data will stay on Google’s servers for a very long time.
Using WordPress, you can move your site anywhere you want. You can move your WordPress site to a new host,change domain name, or even move your site to other content management systems.
Also if you compare WordPress vs Blogger SEO, then WordPress offers way more SEO advantages.
Blogger by default only provides a limited set of templates to use. You can modify the colors and layout of these templates using the built-in tools, but you cannot create your own layouts or make modifications. There are some non-official Blogger templates available, but those templates are usually very low quality.
There are thousands of free and premium WordPress themeswhich allow you to create professional looking websites. There is a WordPress theme for just about every kind of website. No matter what your site is about, you will find plenty of high quality themes which are easy to modify and customize.
Back to the topic, i was talking about godaddy.com. why is it the best?
– Active customer care chat support
-legal and not scammy
-best server with 99% uptime
It is the best and cheapest so far. Simply head on to godaddy.com and search for your site (one that doesnt exist and you want to create). I wrote tomjoetechexample in the screenshots
Dont click on this enticing pic stuff below. Just search it as the example abovewhy?
Annual purchase required. Pricing valid for first year only. Offer includes one .COM, .BIZ, .CLUB, .CO,.CO.UK, .NET, .UK, .XYZ, or .ORG domain, plus Email Starter Package and either Website Builder Personal Plan or Online Store Plan (as selected by customer). This offer only provides 1 mailbox at the introductory rate. Additional mailboxes for email can be purchased at regular prevailing price per mailbox. Plus ICANN fee of £0.11 per domain per year where applicable. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, sale, discount or promotion. After initial one year purchase term, products purchased through this offer will automatically renew individually at the then-current rate. For Website Builder option, the current bundle renewal price with .COM after first year is £9.90/mo. For Online Store option, the current bundle renewal price with .COM after first year is£24.90/mo. You may cancel automatic renewal at any time in your GoDaddy account. Geographic restrictions apply.
Just search for your site immediately you enter the page. And follow the process to buy hosting (£22 equivalent to 5k per 2yrs). After that, create an account and login to buy a domain (wordpress basic domain is 2300 monthly while deluxe it 2900monthly. Get to the page to see details and more plans).
After you have set up your account, click create a new wordpress site and the remaining steps are straightforward.
Note that coupon codes and discounts are only valid for new products on go daddy, so ill advise you to buy at least, two years subscription for either domain or hosting
You can use their domain or wordpress (which i use).
If you encounter any issue, please send a detailed mail with a screenshot/screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise to assist you!
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