Why You Should Use a Self-Hosted Blog to Make Money
Early on in your blogging career, you will want to make the decision to either use a blogger style blog or a self-hosted blog, like the kind you get from WordPress.org. Both types are useful. You can do some very cool things with blogger.com blogs and they make writing and formatting very.
On the other hand, WordPress.org or other self-hosted blogging services come in handy when you decide you want your own domain name. Whether for SEO purposes, for branding purposes, or simply because you feel like it, you may find yourself wanting to change the domain name of your blog.
The process of registering your own domain name is a breeze. You simply go to a domain name registrar and search for the domain name you want. You can do it on GoDaddy.com or 1and1.com, to name a couple, but there are tons of other domain name registrars to choose from. Once you have a domain name, you can follow the simple steps provided by your self-hosting blog service to apply the domain name to your blog site.
If you have already started your blog on blogger.com but you think you might want to buy a domain name for your blog in the future, do not fret! You can still register a domain name and apply it to your blog. You will just have to transfer the content of your blogger.com blog to a self-hosted blogging service.
This can be a confusing process, so make sure you save content and check and re-check your steps as you do this. Also, know that transferring the content from your blogger.com blog to a self-hosted blog could possibly have some slight impacts on your Google pagerank, but nothing permanent.
All in all, a self-hosting blogging service is the way to go if you are thinking about making serious money through blogging. It will help with your Google pagerank and will give you full creative freedom with your blog. And picking a domain name can be really fun!